Yelled at for losing too much weight too quickly

Written by mikesyobo (jessica) on 9/19/2011 7:15 PM | COMMENTS (20)

So I went to my WI tonight and lost 3.8 pounds! I was so excited until my leader told me that I need to stop losing as much because I am losing too quickly and if the corporate people in Maine see my losses are over the 1-2 pounds a week then she will get yelled at because of me. I went from being so excited to being discouraged and ready to leave. I have been feeling so great and so proud of myself for following the plan and being active and then suddenly and being told that I need to eat more so I don't lose as much. I was ready to leave the meeting and go buy McDonalds out of spite because I was so angry and felt like I was in trouble. I mean, I basically got told that I could get kicked out of WW for losing too fast! I guess it's ok for me to be over 300 pounds, but it's not OK to lose 3 pounds a week. I ended up staying for the meeting but felt like giving up when I got home. I am still really frustrated and angry. I finally start pulling my life together only to get told I'm still messing up. I guess I need to stop working out or something so I can be in their healthy loss range.

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  • Post Image grubedoo

    3/11/2013 10:58 PM
    My friend just had the same thing happen to her tonight..she is devastated..She has been so proud of herself, she has been unable to exercise due to a recent surgery so imagine what she could have been losing. Does anyone know where this rule is written in print? Of course if members lose to quick, WW loses money..I would hate for that to really be the reason.

  • Post Image niteshaydz (christin)

    9/27/2011 11:04 AM
    I think if you're following the plan to the letter and losing that much weight, then that is what your body wants to be doing!! I sincerely hope you do not change what you're doing to protect your leader from getting yelled at by corporate. That's HER problem and has absolutely nothing to do with you or your actions. Do what is best for YOU - and more importantly, what is working for you. As long as you keep eating healthy and exercising, your body will adjust accordingly.

  • Post Image kelleymichelle (kelley)

    9/21/2011 10:27 PM
    Really? Sounds like your leader needs to get a grip. Yes, 1-2 pounds is WW approved, and you should not lose too fast for many reasons, but was there no GREAT JOB GIRL and a high five to go along with all that guilt?! You're doing a GREAT job! Keep it up!

  • Post Image lsww84

    9/20/2011 2:30 PM
    Also you are WORKNG HARD so why be reprimanded for it, that is ridiculous that she can 'get in trouble' if you lose too fast, that doesnt even make sense. members are supposed to lose weight! lol. so I would try a new meeting leader :)

  • Post Image lsww84

    9/20/2011 2:29 PM
    Yea I would change groups, you are lucky to lose quickly, its not like you're losing TOO fast and that you will gain it all back, you know its a lifestyle change. If anything you might want to slow down just so your body doesnt freak out and hold onto the weight another week. I have been losing 3 to 4 lbs a week and last week I didnt lose anything. I dont know if its because Im going too fast or if it was just cuz it was that time of the month. But losing quickly is an accomplishment!

  • Post Image cwforlife

    9/20/2011 1:23 PM
    Ouch! Everybody is different. I lost 4.6lbs this week, and I go to the WW meetings for my weekly WI & attend the meetings. My leader has always been supportive. I honestly believe that the more you have to lose the "quicker" it comes off in the higher range. I suspect that "we" will be slowing down as we get closer to goal. Change groups and find one where you are embraced for your success!

  • Post Image vorpahlsword (amy)

    9/20/2011 1:15 PM
    That was such a weird reaction from your leader! I've seen men lose 6 pounds a week, and everyone celebrates that... how bizarre... is the leader a new leader? Either way, you should be happy for yourself, and on behalf of everyone else, CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Post Image sandywack

    9/20/2011 9:55 AM
    Your leader is rude - change meetings. As long as you follow the program......any amount you drop is a good amount. You are much better than me.......I would have exploded on her right in the room.

  • Post Image upthestairs87 (kasey)

    9/20/2011 8:27 AM
    That makes me upset for you, I feel like we're always told that everyone loses differently. And honestly I think the more anyone weighs the more you're able to lose in a week. You know you're eating healthy so you aren't doing anything wrong. I agree with everyone else's comments, get a Drs. note or something if it really becomes a problem. Didn't you say your leader was someone that came down from Bangor?

  • Post Image jojofofo

    9/20/2011 6:40 AM
    Ridiculous!! You decide todo something,and then are criticized for doing it too well?!?!?Shame on that leader!

  • Post Image newseasons

    9/20/2011 1:23 AM
    Keep doing what you're doing! Everyone loses differently. As long as you're eating all of your HG's then keep up the good work. Don't let anyone scold you about taking care of you. Keep up the good work.

  • Post Image myname4me

    9/20/2011 12:29 AM
    Hi! I wrote you on the 100+ to lose group.

  • Post Image icunurse1976

    9/19/2011 10:59 PM
    My phone told me the same spill about losing too much when I dropped 3.6 lbs in a week. It's not like it happens every week. They should only have concern if there's a trend of people losing too much. Then it could be unhealthy. Hang in there!

  • Post Image dawna75 (dawna)

    9/19/2011 10:49 PM
    Don't get discouraged!! You are doing the right thing for yourself. Maybe find another meeting or go to one with a different leader? Keep on keepin' on!!!!

  • Post Image mikesyobo (jessica)

    9/19/2011 10:40 PM
    My leader has been great until tonight, she probably thought she was being helpful since she said it's unhealthy to lose more than 1-2 a week but it didn't help, just got me worried

  • Post Image valujet (beverly)

    9/19/2011 10:27 PM
    Just keep doing what you're doing. Sounds like your group needs a new leader. Or the current leader needs some retraining.

  • Post Image mikesyobo (jessica)

    9/19/2011 10:07 PM
    She said that as long as it is not every week it is ok, but out of 13 weeks, I have lost .6 one time, and like 2.2 and 2.4 other times, the rest have all been over 3 pounds.

  • Post Image mikesyobo (jessica)

    9/19/2011 10:02 PM
    She said that as long as it is not every week it is ok, but out of 13 weeks, I have lost .6 one time, and like 2.2 and 2.4 other times, the rest have all been over 3 pounds.

  • Post Image deeannao (deeanna)

    9/19/2011 9:51 PM
    I'm really frustrated that she made you feel that way. You're doing great. Tell her (next time) that you can get a drs note if she would like. I'm sure your dr will back you up. You're more important than her job!!!

  • Post Image deeannao (deeanna)

    9/19/2011 9:50 PM
    WOW. I don't think that's true at all. I have lots of weeks where I have lost more than 2 lbs, but then other weeks I haven't lost nearly as much. My average, over time, has come out to be 1.4 lbs a week. Your leader needs to take a chill pill. You may not ALWAYS lose that much in a week. If you are following the plan, eating your DPs, then good for you! You're doing everything right. DO NOT WORRY about this. Seriously, if you're eating your DPs you're doing great.


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