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I have 2 questions

I was kinda discouraged this week because I lost a big whopping 4 oz. I guess losing something is better than nothing, but it's a little difficult to keep up my enthusiasm. I'm still determined, but was looking for advice and encouragement.

the other thing is, I'm a little afraid to use my flex points. Any replies greatly appreciated


Sat. Nov 11, 8:42am

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flex points are part of weight watchers where you get an additional 35 points weekly above the regular daily points you're allowed

Saturday, November 11, 2006, 9:03 AM

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First question: is this your 3rd/4th/5th week on WW? Most people have a great loss the first 2-3 weeks depending on how much they need to lose, and then after that initial drop you get a week where the scale doesn't really move. Fat cells do this elastic thing where they empty out the fat and temporarily fill with water...it will sort itself out in the next week or two, just be patient. Do you watch The Biggest Loser? They all have freak weeks where they lose almost nothing despite working out 4-6 hours a day and eating 7x their weight in calories.

Second, please use those Flex Points - WW is pretty low-cal to begin with. Without them, you are undereating by way too much. This might boost your weight loss for a few weeks, but then your body will get used to it, and then what will you do - 800 calories of Slimfast?? Don't sacrifice your Points!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006, 6:40 PM

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thanx for your words of encouragement and information. I'm now on week 6.I do use my flex points, but I guess I'm a little afraid to use them. I typically don't use them all--maybe half of them. I actually got my period the week I lost 4 ounces. That sort of explains things. The scale is actually slowly creeping down, by 1 lb per week.

Friday, December 01, 2006, 7:36 AM

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I know 1lb a week is frustrating trust me I've been there. When I started dieting 10 months ago I researched cause I wanted to do it right and not put it back on once I'd lost the weight. So from my research I decided I would set my goal at 1lb a week thinking it said to try for 1-2 lbs a week and I'd go for the low so I could stay higher than that and never feel discouraged. Well after I lost the first few lbs very quickly my weight loss slowed and over this past few months is only about .6 lbs per week I can't even maintain a 1lb per week loss which is very frustrating and seems like I'm not losing anything sometimes.... oh but 10months ago I weighed 180 and now I'm down 147.

It gets hard but basically if you don't continue what your doing you and go back to your old habits you will not only not lose weight you will probably gain weight. So you can go back to winter like normal and maybe gain 5lbs in time or summer, maybe more. Or you can continue losing a measly 1lb per week, and by June 1st you should be appx 26lbs lighter.

Now which would make you feel better adding 5lbs to the current scale weight or subtracting 26??? Set 1lb a week as your mini goal, and 26lb loss by 6/1/07 as a more long term goal. Good luck.

Friday, December 01, 2006, 8:39 AM

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Did you watch the Words Biggest Loser this week their was a guy who didn't lose weight last week. I said to my husband I bet he does good this week. He did great he lost 10lbs. Sometimes that happens to me I lose weight everyother wek or sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to it. 4 oz is a 1/4 of a lb. Try not too let it get to you write alot. try drinking more water. Don't let this get you down next week will be better My problem is if I don't have good loss I say what the heck! A WW lectuer once said. I f you go to your check book and see you are overdrawn you fdon't say Oh what the heck and then go out and spend more money. We can do this if we just stick to the program and not worry. Good Luck

Friday, December 01, 2006, 7:06 PM

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thanx to all for your words of encouragement!

Saturday, December 02, 2006, 7:51 AM

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