LA Weight Loss - how well is it working for you?

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04-02-2006, 08:00 PM
I just joined LAWL, and am starting take off tomorrow. I was just wondering how well it is working for everyone, and what the actual success is... I know they "guarantee" 2 lbs per week, but I was just curious how well that is true to form? I want to lose 35 lbs, and they said I could do it by August. Not sure how true that is, but am willing to give it a 100%... Any helpful tricks are appreciated!

04-02-2006, 08:04 PM
Hi, and :welcome:

I did my TO March 9&10, and am down 11 pounds so far. It does work, but like any other program, you have to want it. There will be ups and downs, and this board has been awesome for support!

04-02-2006, 08:48 PM
Welcome. I joined LAWL March 23 and as of Friday I've lost 11 pounds so far. I am curious to see the other responses to see how others are doing, too. I really like this program. It is very easy and it has structure which I need. I know exactly what I can eat (2P 2S 3F 3V 1D 1Fa 2Lites--you'll learn about this after Take-off if you don't know about this already. Good luch with your program.

Repo girl
04-02-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi, it works great!! LAWL has changed my life.

04-02-2006, 09:26 PM
DH and I started 12-30-05 (13 ish weeks) and he's lost 30 and I've lost 23 as of last Monday. It's a great program--but you have to prepare. I really like the structure and accountability. Don't get wrapped up in the 2 pounds/week thing or you will get disappointed though, sometimes you do and sometimes you don't--too many factors. I am "averaging" 1.8 right now. The closer I get to goal the slower it goes--as long as it goes. Can't begin to tell you how much better we look and FEEL. We think of food in a totally different way now, and our kids will benefit from our new thinking. Good Luck--you've found the right place.

04-02-2006, 10:58 PM
It's working for me - I joined Jan 31 and have lost nearly 20 lbs - hope to see that at weigh in (WI) tomorrow. Like was said, it will work if you really want it to. It's full of structure and accountability. Sometimes it won't be easy, but it will be worth it, and this board is a super support mechanism. on over to the April Friends and Losers thread - lots of chatter and helpful advice. We are all going through the same thing!

04-03-2006, 12:43 AM
Hi Austinmom :wave:
It have work really good, like Katie, this program have change my life!

04-03-2006, 01:42 AM
I think we go to the same LAWL... On Gage, by Costco? I live in Oregon, right by the border.... Crazy, huh? Maybe I'll see you some time at weigh in!

04-03-2006, 10:28 AM
LAWL is wonderful. I started Oct. 15th 2005 and have lost a total of 70 pounds as of today!

04-03-2006, 11:43 AM
Does it work? Maybe not for everyone, but it works GREAT for me! As of Friday I had been on the plan for exactly 10 weeks, and had lost 41 lbs! It is going great for me!

As for the 2 lb per week thing, I think it varies. For me, I am averaging more than 4 lbs per week. I had a really strong start, which helps. These days, after 10 weeks, I average 2-3 lbs per week.

Good luck!

04-03-2006, 11:59 AM
Cool! Another PNWer! I live in Portland. Welcome to the boards. As to whether or not it works, I think I'll let my ticker below answer that . . .

04-03-2006, 05:14 PM
Ohhhh yes that's the one I go to! It's nice to have a fellow chick so close! When do you WI? I go Mon/Wed/Fri usually around 9:30ish

We should meet for lunch (OP, of course) this summer!

04-06-2006, 12:17 AM
I started take off on February 1st and I am down 27lbs ,it does work an dI love the program .:smug: :)

04-06-2006, 10:50 AM
okay Lori - where are you getting all the cool animations?

04-06-2006, 01:11 PM
Heather, I collect smilies I think are cool and save them to my website, then hotlink to them on here - it's called bandwidth stealing, but I figure since it's MY bandwidth, it doesn't matter!

04-06-2006, 01:24 PM
As of my weigh in yesterday I am down 13 pounds since March 22. I think this program is great. I like the accountability of the weigh ins 3 times a week and keeping the diary. I feel like I WILL SUCCEED in losing all the weight that I want and keeping it off with the maintenance phase. Good luck with your weight loss with LAWL. It will work if you do it.

04-06-2006, 01:38 PM
Its working great for me. I joined on January 17 of this year and I've averaged just OVER 2 pounds a week. But then I've hit a plateau and have only recently started sliding down the side of that mountain. I'm sure that the 2.2 per week will pick up again shortly, as I was averaging 3 pound a week.


04-06-2006, 03:15 PM
I averaged 1.6 - 1.8 lbs per month for the first 5 months and lost 30 lbs. But getting the last 10 has been really hard, so since then I've lost 10 more, but not at that 1.6 lbs per week. And now I'm just hanging by a thread.... before I go on to stabilization - I've lost 40 (but, oops 36).

I'm very happy with the program.

04-06-2006, 03:49 PM
Hi everyone,
Well, my takeoff day got delayed to today and tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes... Takeoff is not so fun right now, hopefully, it will get better.
I only have to weigh in once a week because I live about 45 minutes from the center, but I call in twice a week....
Here goes nothing, I figure something has got to be better than nothing. Besides, I am going to lose the weight so my husband has to take me clothes shopping, hehe...
Will post more tomorrow...

Repo girl
04-06-2006, 04:05 PM
Good luck with take off! It will get much better when you get your plan.