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Old 03-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #16
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Don't be too nervous about using your flex points. They area great tool to keep you from feeling deprived. I use mine for going out or drinking (hey- i'm swinging & single haha!). It's unrealistic to think that you're never going to eat a piece of white bread again or that 18pts a day forever will be okay. WPAs basically teach you the fine skill of balance and moderation. You don't have to use them all or every week, but I feel that if you don't use them ever, you're missing out on a vital weight loss exercise.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #17
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My meeting leader reminds us every week to eat all of our points, including our flex points. You might want to check out the sticky on the Wendie plan in the main WW forum.

If you deprive yourself of everything you like, you're much more likely to fail, so use the flex points to treat yourself a couple times a week. The flex points are part of the plan because you can (and will) lose weight even when you eat them. I eat all of mine every week (mainly in two big chunks on non-consecutive days), and I haven't gained once since I started (going on 6 months now). Please eat!!!
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #18
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I use some of them each week. This past week it was for a ww friendly piece of chocolate cake (8pts) and it was worth every flex point. I still lost weight even with the cake!
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:23 PM   #19
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i dont use mine either, except for last night... my dad made hamburgers and i was planning to eat it without a bun or cheese and just wrap it in lettuce and add tomato and onion but when i got home late from work the burgers were already put together and cheese melted on there! so i ate it as.... about 5 extra points.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #20
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I'm worried about the flex points too. I'm in my first week, and haven't even had my second weigh in yet, so I'm worried I'm not going to lose at all. I think I'm going to stick to my daily points allotment for this week and see how much I lose. I get 30 points anyway, so I haven't really felt hungry.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #21
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I usually spread mine for the whole week.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:51 PM   #22
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I usually use about 20 of my weekly points in addition to my 29 daily points. I don't typically touch my activity points.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:30 AM   #23
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I never really use the extra points. I find that if I stick to a specific amount of points, then I cant go wrong. For my wedding though (beginning of March), I will probably be going above and beyond what i am supposed to consume. I will not be too careful on that day
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:30 AM   #24
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I never really use the extra points. I find that if I stick to a specific amount of points, then I cant go wrong. For my wedding though (beginning of March), I will probably be going above and beyond what i am supposed to consume. I will not be too careful on that day
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #25
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I eat all my flex points and usually all my activity points too and I tend to lose pretty consistently. I usually only use about 1 to 5 points extra monday through friday and then saturday and sunday if I have a lot left, then I will splurge on something.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:11 PM   #26
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I don't usually eat my extra points or my activity points till the weekend, if at all.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:49 PM   #27
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I use all of my regular points and split the flex points up throughout the week. This past week I only used 22 flex points. I never use my activity points. Also, I track on my iphone. Does anyone know if I used all of my flex points if I would lose more weight especially since I exercise so much during the week? My goal is 135 by my 29th b-day on March 26. I was at 149 last week when I weighed in and tomorrow is my meeting. I started last March for reference and have lost 32 pounds so far. I was just wondering how possible my goal is, or if I should stretch my goal out longer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:06 AM   #28
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jendalen - you could try adding them in for a week and so how the weight loss goes. It's probably going to be harder to lose those last 10 to 15 pounds but you may be able to do it by March 26th..How do you like using the iphone to track your points? I just got one and can't wait to start using it for that!
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:07 PM   #29
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THis thread is so interesting. I havent touched my flex points and havent lost much weight. what is the chemistry behind eating more and losing more?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:46 PM   #30
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Hmm how weird. I try not to eat mine. But maybe I should. It just seemed like whenever I used them, I wouldn't lose. And I feel like a failure if I go over my points at all. I guess not lol. I have eaten a few so far, maybe 4 or 5.

I'll see how I do at weigh in Sunday, and if it's not much of a loss, I'll try eating them next week and see what happens. Cos I keep hearing that we should eat all of our points too. It just seems like a lot of food...
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