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New member

Hi, I'm Helen and I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I joined WW (for about the 5th time in my life) back on 21st Jully 2011, so Ihave been on ProPoints for some time now. Our leader Gwen weighs us in Stones and pounds (14 pounds in 1 Stone) so I will refer to both in my weight losses (I  hope!)

Start weight : 18st 0lbs (252lbs)

Weight now : 14st 0lbs (196lbs)

This summer my daughter will be 18, and to celebrate we are going for a vacation to Walt Disneyworld, Florida. Although we have been there a number of times, I have never been slim, so that is my focus and my goal. I still have a way to go but I know that the closer I get to target the harder it will be to lose the pounds. I hope that by joining this community I can keep mu motivation high :-)

Overweight and Healthy!!!

FINALLY, after weeks of being torturously close, according to WebMD, I have officially left being obese behind and am now overweight AND my waist-to-height ratio is healthy!

Also - when I bought workout clothes yesterday, I comfortably fit small pants. WHAT?!

I could do cartwheels! In fact, I think that is EXACTLY how I'm going to celebrate this. Woo-hoo!

WW Journey Began: 10/11/09
WW Start: 210 | WW Current: 153.8 | WW Goal: 130

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As of today I have lost...


I never thought I'd be able to achieve this back in August when I started...but perseverance pays!
Starting weight:  246
Current weight:  196
Goal weight:  150

(I'll try to post pictures soon)

A fun thing to do with the medallions

I was charging my iPod and getting ready to take off on a run and on my desk is the set of medals/washers/thingies for 100/75/50/25 lbs and it dawned on me that while I used to carry the current one around as sort of a talisman against bad decisions, I don't really do much with them since I've out lost even the 100lb one. Then I realized that there was an easy way to let them remind me how far I've come.

That's the 100 and the 25 (I'm assuming I have a loss tomorrow) to represent my current loss with WW. Granted, once I hit my goal weight, I'm going to need to beg another 100lb one but I don't think I'd be denied that small request.
frye & leela

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Starting Weight: 316...I was this weight when I got married 3 years ago, and have been about this weight...

Until St. Patrick's Day when I had my first weigh-in, and changed my life.  What made me go?  I'm tired of standing in front of the mirror and crying because I felt I looked disgusting.  I hated when I needed new clothes, because I'd cry in the dressing room when nothing fit, and I'd have to find a higher size.  I got tired of feeling so sluggish and bored.  I got tired of not wanting to be intimate with my husband because I was either feeling too sluggish or because I didn't feel attractive.  

The first week, I was down to 309.  The second week, 303.  The next few weeks, I only had losses that were in the decimal places.  I got frustrated, but I realized that a loss was a loss, and it wasn't a gain nor a ZERO.  I also realized that I had so many big loss weeks, that it was okay if I had a couple of small loss weeks.  

This past week, I really pushed hard.  I ate my points, did my walking, drank my water, and finally bought vitamins.  

Today's weigh-in merits celebration for three reasons:

1.   I have now reached (and surpassed) my 5% weightloss goal!
2.  I have a new tens-digit!



I hope to use this natural high that I have, right now, to keep my momentum going!

10LB ribbon

I made my first 10LB loss and I was given a ribbon. My shocked is that it was a paper ribbon. When I was a member (2005-2006) we were given actual ribbons. Is this what everyone gets from WW now? It just seems really cheap to me.
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I met my first big goal (I've had a bunch of mini goals but this was a big one for me)! I've lost 50.5 lbs!!!!!!

Starting weight- 241.5
Current weight- 190

I set small goals for myself and that has really helped me stick to this plan. My next goal is to be at 180!

Stick with it, the plan works! I'm proof!
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5% Loss in 2 Weeks!

I never really introduced myself, so let me do that now.

Name: Kitzzy
Age: 31
Height: 5'2"
SW (starting weight): 137.6
CW (current weight): 130
GW (goal weight): 123

Today is my 15th day of doing weight watchers and I've already lost 7.6 pounds. More details about that here: http://yzztik.livejournal.com/205411.html

To be fair, I know a lot of my starting weight was water weight and due to weighing in right after my Thanksgiving break binge, but I am always surprised at how much a little diligence can do for weigh loss. I was exercising like crazy, and I started neglecting healthy eating. I figured with that much exercise, I didn't have to be as careful but calories in milkshakes, fried food, and restaurant food add up quickly.

A little bit of background ...

On Jan 29, 2008, I weighed 152 pounds and realized I was overweight and needed to do something about. I started exercising regularly and changing my eating habits. I lost almost 30 pounds in 9-10 months and got down to 122-123. I was also more physically fit, as I had started running and cycling regularly. You can read about my journey the first time around and how I became a runner on my blog: http://kitzzyfit.blogspot.com/

Anyway, as I was training for half marathons and triathlons, I let myself go a bit rationalizing that I was gaining muscle and that I could eat whatever I wanted. I am sure that was true for the first 5 lbs, but when I reached 135 and stayed there or kept climbing, I had to pay attention again. So after Thanksgiving I joined WW to be able to find a balance between the amount of exercises I do and the amount of food I eat and it's working great! I know the loss will taper now, but I am so close to being under 130 again that I do not care if it takes me 2 months to reach goal.

This community is a great help and you are all very inspiring. I hope I can share a little inspiration and motivation also and work together to reach our goals.

Keep up the great work everyone!