Good morning everyone,
I've been doing WW on my own at home since April 7th and have lost 20 lbs. in 15 weeks. I've reached the half-way point. Yay me!
I started at 179 lbs. so I am allowed 22 points per day (plus my 35 WAPs). I'm just under 160 lbs. now and as I'm approaching 150 lbs., I know that WW says I should drop to 20 points per day.
I did the At Work Program 6 years ago and once I got to 20 points per day, that's where they lost me. I was hungry all the time so I would overeat (a lot and often!) and the scale didn't move for weeks. My leader said I would not keep on losing weight if I stayed at 22.
So here's my question/issue:
If WW says I won't lose weight eating 22 points at 150 lbs. and that I should drop down to 20 points, am I to understand that once I reach my goal weight (140 lbs.) my maintenance points will be 22 + 35 weekly allowance points??? Seems to me that I'll be starving for the rest of my life!
Right now I eat 22 points per day plus all of my 35 WAPs and I'm losing on average 1.3 lbs. per week and I'm totally ok with the rate at which I'm losing. If it slows down to under 1 lb. loss per week when I'm under 150 lbs., I'm ok with that too. This is a journey not a race.
The other issue is, when I hit my goal weight, WW traditionally ups your points by 4 per day for a week and then adjusts your daily points up and down for 6 weeks until you find a place where you no longer lose or gain. I'm not sure if they've changed their method of determining maintenance points, but that's how it was 6 years ago. If this is still true, how can I not lose at 22 points per day once I'm at 150 lbs.?
Any advice or comments?