Start Weight:(22 Feb 12) 155.0 lb
Current Weight:(14 Oct 16) 134.5 lb
Goal Weight:132.0 lb
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performance: losing 2.3 lb a week

I am a 46 year old married mother of 2 daughters, 18 & 15, and I have yoyo-ed with my weight for years, between 9 and 13st, altho to my shame the 9st years have been the exception rather than the rule! I am a comfort eater, and my usual pattern is that a date comes up, like a wedding or whatever, and I lose weight for that, but then as soon as the event passes my dedication wanes and the weight creeps back on. I seem to be good at total control, or no control at all, moderation has never been my strong suit! I have lost weight with Weight Watchers before and got to Gold, but didn't stick at it for maintenance. I got on really well this time with WW ProPoints, and was careful not to get carried away with exercising or deprivation. My battle this time has been as much with my mind as my stomach, trying to fight past those attitudes ingrained in me over many years, but I have been making sure I still get to eat the foods & treats that I love, but in a much more balanced way. And having reached my goal of losing 42lb while I was still 42, I have stuck with the group for maintenance as that's what I've never achieved before! This is my 'AA'- food is my addiction, and this is something I'm going to have to do for life! I'm now in my 4th year at goal, put a stone of it back on last year but have got rid of it again now - fall down 7 times, get up 8 :-)

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  10% in 10 weeks - get ready for Christmas
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  Lose 7lb by Thanksgiving
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ended: 05 Dec 13
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50lb before my birthday, and celebratory pud!
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Seventh Silver Seven tonight - woohoo!!
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My girls having apple pie eating contest-does this count?!
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Does my bum look big in this new car?!
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42lb while I was 42-scraped in just in time for my birthday!
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back and stomach cramps when you first start dieting - is it normal?
At 68kg you were hardly what I'd call fat! And to lose 4 kg in 8 days is a LOT! I agree with Shazzyb that your intake is probably too low. Yes you might drop a lot of weight quickly, but your metabolism will be in starvation mode, so that when you do eat anything it will store it as fat against the next drought.
posted 16 Jun 2013, 12:00
What do you have to be thankful for in life
...And my ability ( sorry, last post sent before finished!) to be active. When I was 14 I was told I would end up in a wheelchair if I didn't have a big op to straighten my spine. So now ok my body isn't a thing of great beauty, but I'm not in a wheelchair and I can do all sorts of activities. When I'm out walking I just feel so grateful, I'm so lucky. Sure, sometimes I get down vanity-wise and wish I had a beautiful figure and back... but then I remember the alternative and it's not so bad after all!
posted 18 May 2013, 12:50
What do you have to be thankful for in life
My family above all. And my health. Every day I wake up and it's still a buzz to notice I'm still slim ( like overnight I'm going to pop out again like the Nutty Professor!)
posted 18 May 2013, 12:32
Start Weight
I'm curious to know if this will work for me as I started my diet in November at one weight, then when I changed the 'diet' detail to show I was on weight watchers, it started me a new ticker! So sadly my ticker doesn't show the full weight I've lost ( tho it is all there in my weight history) I only noticed the 'change your start weight' recently but am hesitant to try it in case it messes my ticker up again!
posted 17 Apr 2013, 15:24
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I am weighed once a week before dinner at WeightWatchers on a Wednesday, & I weigh myself at home on the Wii stark naked first thing on a Saturday morning, which gives me some motivation for the weekend, whichever way the result goes! I threw out my bathroom scales, too easy to get obsessed with over-frequent weighing. If you are someone who feels they absolutely MUST weigh every day, the Libra app on Android (and likely other platforms too) is a great tool for plotting trend rather than the exact graph, so the daily fluctuations are taken into account and (hopefully!) less disheartening. I use this app for my weekly weigh in, you don't have to do it daily but it might help those that do to keep from discouragement. Being a healthy weight is, of course, a good thing and to be aimed for, but don't let it take over your life to the exclusion of all else - you have to LIVE along the way!
posted 27 Mar 2013, 10:26
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14 October 2016

9st 8.3 Fat 23.4% (1.5 off at WW but paled into insignificance compared to Jon's 5.5lb! But he hadn't eaten his dinner cos he was scared lol) Happy to ...
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08 October 2016

9st 10.3 Fat 23.6% (2.5 off at WW thank goodness!) A small loss without the usual *ahem* prep on a Sat morning, but a loss nonetheless! I'm still going ...
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