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Old 03-08-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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How many of you eat all your weekly points? How many eat just some of them? I read somewhere that a woman found she was losing weight more steadily when she ate all her daily & weekly points, but this doesnt seem right to me.

I eat all my dailies and usually will dip into about 10pts of my weeklies but I am trying to stop this. I am losing weight steadily (just got to my 5% mark! yay!) but not as fast as I would like...

will eating more of my weeklies help or hurt me??
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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I try to never dip into them. My body does not like the extra points.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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I was trying to save them until the leader talked about using them - i used most of them on two splurge meals and lost more that week - who knows WHAT it was attributed to, but now I find I dip into them more for a splurge, rather than split them up into a few more points each day.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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I plan to only eat my daily points. Then, as I am a grazer and picker, use my weeklies for that, if it happens. If I am working out a little more, I might use some more weeklies, but I never use my activity points.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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I usually use most of them on Saturday night as that is my weigh in day. I use them on drinks and dinner usually. I would go insane if i didn't have a more relaxed day of the week and probably say forget it. I don't like to use all of them though.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #6
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I weigh in on Saturday so I usually dont count my points for anything I eat on Saturday...I usually have a homemade meal I enjoy (like lasagna and garlic bread) then I wipe out my daily points for that day and all my weeklies, whether I use them or not - I have no idea because I dont count that day. That way my weeklies are gone from my tracker and I dont dip into them for the rest of the week - out of sight, out of mind!! Works for me as I've been losing steadily for a few months now with only 2 gains of less than half a pound
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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I only use them for a splurge. I aim for my 29, sometimes I'll eat a few more....but for the most part, a splurge.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #8
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Some weeks I use part of my weeklies others I don't and have not seen much difference in losses...sorry I could not be much help
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I always eat ALL my WP and AP. If I didn't let myself have those extra points on the weekends, I know I would have quit weeks ago. It helps me stay on plan through the week if I know that I can have the weekend to have some things that I can't normally eat. I've lost 14 pounds in 7 weeks.
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I eat at least half of my weeklies, sometimes more sometimes less. During the week I might eat one or two a day, but I save most of them for the weekend, since that's usually when I go out to eat and I like having the extra points available to me.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #11
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I use all of my weeklies, usually on a glass or two of wine after dinner. I mix the wine with diet 7-up and make a spritzer - and it helps me sleep.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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I eat all of my WP including my AP and I'm still seeing a 2lb loss per week so I'm sticking with it. There was one week where I decided to experiment eating only half of my WP along with my DP and AP, I lost 3.2lbs.
As I can see from above posts, it is different for every body (age, metabolism, activity level, etc.) For me, I think it's because before WW, I was calorie counting and eating about 1700 calories plus I am exercising everyday so that may have something to do with it?
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WebWoman- yum, that spritzer sounds good!
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I eat at least some of my weeklies, usually about half. I don't eat APs.
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I think you have to play with what works for you. I work out 5-7 times per week, for at least 40 minutes high-intensity cardio. One week, I ate none of my weeklies or APs, and I lost 0.2! I think my body was unhappy with the low calories given how much I work out. I seem to do better when I eat most of my weeklies, at least half of them. If you don't work out at all, then I think the daily points is probably sufficient calories for you, but for someone like me who burns at least 400 cals a day working out, I need the extra calories since 1100 is so low.
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