(Quinne - portmoodymom)
I plan on eating this way for the rest of my life. Just
like a vegitarian chooses to eat only veggies, I am choosing
to eat this way in order to help me loose and maintain my
Personally I can't believe how easy this WOE has been for
me. I never thought I would say that about loosing weight
and getting healthy! I don't really even think about it anymore
- except when I have to plan what to eat in a challenging
situation (like eating out). And I kind of like the challenge
now - it is fun to see what kind of combinations I can come
up with at a restaurant!
Previously, I have tried WW and just eating better but they
never really seemed to work for me. I can say that I think
this time I am just more mentally prepared to loose the weight.
Like any addict - doesn't matter how much others want you
to loose weight YOU have to be ready to do it. And with all
my other attempts I don't think I was really ready to do
that - so in the end I failed.
I had my first baby Nov 2002 and so I was at my highest
weight then. I lost the baby weight without much effort -
but I really didn't want to get any heavier since we will
be planning #2 sometime in the next year or so. I wanted
to be at a healthy weight for my next pregnancy - and I think
having my baby also motivated me to get going so my DD didn't
have a fat mommy.
Anyways - I have been doing this WOE for 12 weeks now (heading
into my 13th week) and my heaviest scale reading was 194.5
- last weeks avg. weight was 181 - and I am now down to about
178 for this week.
I have lost weight steadily on this WOE - anywhere from
as little as .5lbs to as much as almost 3 lbs per week. I
did have a week of setbacks when I just let my eating go
and the scale went up 3lbs - but it came off within the week
when I got right back to eating properly. I am averaging
just over a pound per week.