Putting a 7.6lb loss into perspective!!

Written by pbfd530 (steve) on 3/20/2011 5:03 PM | COMMENTS (20)

First of all, I do not have a secret formula drink I take for breakfast. I did not make a deal with the devil to get a 7.6lb loss this week. As I have said in the past, my secret is that I stay on plan. I eat within my points. I do not use my AP or WP. I also try to get as much AP as I can. That's all I do every week.

Two weeks ago I lost .2lbs. Last week I had my first gain of .6lbs. The only change this week was that I went back to walking more. The past 2 weeks were limited in my AP. I believe strongly in getting your buns up and moving. I also had eaten out at restaurants several times last week. Even though I stayed within my points, I think that too much restaurant prepared food was destructive. I fixed my own food this week just the way I have week after week.

I am now in week 12 since joining WW. I am averaging 4.7lbs. Total loss of 56.8lbs.

Now, did I write this blog to brag? Absolutely not!! I have written this blog to put things into perspective.

I do appreciate all the supportive comments. I got the feeling from many though that they felt discouraged that they were not losing weight like I am. I want to lay out everything here so that you know that it is WW PointsPlus and nothing else. The only thing that I have supplied is a determination to get this weight off of me.

Here are a few facts that separate me out. First, I'm of course a male. Historically we lose more week to week. I know it's not fair. I started at 391.4lbs. Twice to three times what many of you are. My goal weight is 220lbs. Also higher than what many of you even started at. I am 6'1" tall. Now you can see that I am a large guy even at my goal weight. Being my size has not restricted my ability to move. I am very able to move around without restriction. I'm just not happy with not "fitting" in.

If you are someone who is looking to lose 60lbs and in 12 weeks you have lost 20, then we are at the same point. We both have lost 1/3 of the weight needed to be at our goal weight. It's not all defined by the highest number. It is defined by the big picture and the non-scale victories.

I trust this plan and hope you do also. I hope that you take my loss this week as proof that staying on plan week after week is the answer. If you have a slow week or gain, then you need to stay the course and continue to do just what you did the week before. Your body will catch back up.

The only way to fail at WW is to quit. It may take months or it may take years,but it will and does work.

In a couple of weeks I will be taking you guys into my walking program and shed more light on what I do to succeed. So keep watching my blogs for those future posts. Again, I truly love the support that I get each and every day. Stay the plan and you will succeed.

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  • Post Image halfton1 (craig)

    10/25/2012 11:39 AM
    Glad I found your info, Gives me something to compare myself to. This is my 1st week & I thought I had lost too much (7.3lbs.) I too started out in the 300+ range. Really want to hear about your walking regiment Thaks Again

  • Post Image halfton1 (craig)

    10/25/2012 11:26 AM
    Glad I found your info, Gives me something to compare myself to. This is my 1st week & I thought I had lost too much (7.3lbs.) I too started out in the 300+ range. Really want to hear about your walking regiment Thaks Again

  • Post Image karizma135

    4/3/2011 10:23 PM
    Congrats on ur continued success. I can surely relate as i have lost 7.4 lbs my first week on the plan !!

  • Post Image thewindy

    3/30/2011 11:11 PM
    Awesome blog, and I am so happy for you for your successes! Thanks for sharing you with us!

  • Post Image progel1

    3/29/2011 2:15 PM
    WOW! you are an inspiration!

  • Post Image robin4868

    3/28/2011 7:13 PM
    Thanks for re-energizing me!

  • Post Image tsyno1

    3/28/2011 4:10 PM
    Great job, and well put! :) Keep up the good work, you are inspiring!

  • Post Image bparker928 (barbara)

    3/28/2011 12:53 PM
    Excellent Job!! Congrats on the weight loss!

  • Post Image shaneka49 (shaneka)

    3/28/2011 12:24 PM
    That's awesome and very encouraging. Thanks for this post!!

  • Post Image mmcwithey

    3/27/2011 7:46 PM
    You have a great heart and such encouraging words for people. Hopefully others will read this and understand that this is NOT an over night change, this is a lifestyle change.

  • Post Image jmills6512

    3/27/2011 7:37 PM
    I agree. My first week at weight watchers, and I lost 7 lbs. In a way, I was excited, but in a way... I was dissapointed because I already knew this would not be my norm. I used all of my WP and 6 AP this week... So... expectedly, my 2nd week weight in tomarrow will probably not be as expected. I am semi-dreading it as well....hope I lost something....

  • Post Image faye dunn

    3/27/2011 7:13 PM
    Keep up the good work Steve! We are all in this for the long hall - it's not a sprint, and those looking for immediate transformation are forgetting that they didn't get to where they are over night. I have been on the plan for eight weeks. I started at 235lbs and am down to 202lbs. I think I dipped into my activity points one time, but like you, I am just sticking with the program. I lost alot the first few weeks, and things are slowing down now... but it is to be expected.

  • Post Image pbfd530 (steve)

    3/27/2011 6:43 PM
    Rizkate, the intention I have is to show that just because I have lost this much does not mean that everyone should be the same. We are each travelling our own path. Some, such as my self, have farther to go so we might travel a little faster (at first). WW is most assuredly the answer. Following the plan will get each of us to goal. Please reconsider leaving WW. We can help you to reach your goals.

  • Post Image rizkate

    3/27/2011 3:32 PM
    Well I think I'm done. I'm also in week 12 and if I had lost as much as you I would almost be at my goal so maybe this just isn't for me. I rarely use my WP points and I have been earning AP. Maybe it's time to just say good-bye WW

  • Post Image kayla.p.morgan28 (kayla)

    3/27/2011 10:46 AM
    I congratulate you!! That's great! I had my first weigh-in today and I lost 7 pounds. I firmly believe in eating within the points and exercising!!! I don't use my AP or WP either! Again, great job!!!

  • Post Image jls204

    3/27/2011 7:47 AM
    Good for you :)

  • Post Image noirnatural

    3/26/2011 8:29 PM
    Thank you for sharing that information and congratulations on your 7.6!

  • Post Image sclendre (heidi)

    3/26/2011 11:41 AM
    Steve, Wonderful Post. Thank you for putting it all out there. I have been working 'the plan' for 10 months, I've lost 80 pounds. Most weeks I see a loss, albeit small some weeks. It takes our bodies longer to show us results some weeks. But the body is amazing and catches itself right up to where WE THINK it should be. I still have about 70 pounds I'm going to loose. This will take time, maybe another 10 months. Maybe 15 months...But WE WILL succeed by following WW plan. ;)

  • Post Image pigeon59 (donna)

    3/25/2011 11:00 PM
    I'm so proud of you, Steve. You're doing just exactly what you're supposed to do and you're PROOF that the program really does work! :)

  • Post Image llamalluv

    3/25/2011 10:35 PM
    Weight loss is weird. I lost 7 pounds between Wednesday and today. Some of it was no doubt due to the difference between my doctor's scale and WW scale. Some more of that was due to a loss of water weight after surgery (but Wednesdays weight was 10 pounds less than my weigh the week before). But it still feels great to have it gone!


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