average weight loss/week

Written by llamla on 2/1/2011 12:45 PM | COMMENTS (2)

I've lost 25 lb but not even half way to reach the goal.  I'm already worried about maintenance.  I consider weight loss to be preparation to long long marathon.  The lifelong race starts when I become the lifetime member.

Every WWs success story has this comment; People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.  Whenever I loose more than 2 lb, I get automatic warming from the eTool.  If you are highly motivated and full of expectation, and see the WWs comment above, you'll think, "I can do better than that.  I should be expecting the most from myself because I'm going to try everything I can.  If most of people loose 1 to 2 lb a week, I'll lose 3 lb."  You wouldn't do math like "average of 1 and 2 is 1.5."

I want to stand on the start line as quick as possible so that I can start my lifelong marathon.  I want to give myself enough time to learn about my habit and history, and change them as I acquire new and healthy habit.  And moreover, I DO NOT WANT TO BE SICK FROM WEIGHT LOSS.

"Expect 1-2 per week, but more than 2 isn't healthy." is a crazy rule to me.  So, I made a rule of my own.  In average 2.4 lb is OK but make sure I pay attention and make sure I won't be sick.  Talk to doctors and nurses whenever I want even if that's not necessary.

According to the eTool, I have lost 2.3 lb in average in the past 8 weeks.  The same 2 lb is more percentage ratio comparing to 25 lb ago.  It should become harder and harder to lose 2 lb a week.  If it becomes impossible, that's how it should be.  But if it doesn't, and I continue losing 2 lb every week and there is 5 more pounds to lose, I'll slow down and decide I'll only lose 1 lb a week.

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  • Post Image llamla

    2/1/2011 1:12 PM
    Hi Sydney321, I've been doing WWs for 2 months now. When we started PointsPlus, my leader said my daily point is the smallest, which means it's not going to go down even if my BMI is 20. (My starting MBI is 30, I'm aiming for 21.) I've been controlling my weight loss to some extent, by limiting calorie intake and maximizing calorie burning. I learned that if I don't' drink much water, they I can easily lose more weight... just for one day. :)

  • Post Image melissa lishner

    2/1/2011 12:55 PM
    While we control our WL in how we stay OP, there r a multitude of factors that will affect the scale. The longer you are OP, your weekly average will get smaller. Your comment at the end of your blog signifies that you are a "newbie" but I have to admit it made me smile - I'm a 13+ year WW, lost 100 lbs and maintaining for over a year - we don't decide how much we will lose, our bodies do, and they tend not to cooperate all the time. Good Luck on your journey!


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