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I'm a WW Lifetime member who is trying to get back and stay at my preferred weight. It's not a lot that I have to lose but even losing a pound is a lot of work for me. I feel like my eating is under control (most days) so now I just have to get active again. We cruise December 2018 Miami to Valparaiso so my goal is to be a few pounds under my preferred weight so I have a little wiggle room on the cruise.

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Just joined WW 2 weeks ago. Made lifetime in 1992 before my 2 daughters were born and haven't been back since.

 

Have over 100 lbs to lose and now is the time. I have some support from my daughters and sister who are doing the Freestyle program with me. I love the app and the ability to take it to the grocery store and scan tons of things. We have even made the new 2 ingredient dough and it's makes terrific & yummy bagels.

 

We are cruising in September and I am excited about cruising in smaller clothes.

 

2 weeks and 8.6 pounds down.......

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I rejoined online in May and am down 39.3 . I'm up and down week to week but 1.2 lb from goal. My original desire was to fit into my summer clothes for our cruise next month but I have surpassed that and Im a little worried that everything will be too big. I already need to get smaller pants as Im down to one pair of dress pants and they are hanging down quite a bit. I won't have to take my "fat squisher" for my cocktail dress:D.

I'm not complaining really but may try to do maintaining status to not lose too much more.

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Joined WW two weeks ago as well. Also love the app on my phone so I can take it to the super market and barcode scan before I buy.

 

Love all the zero point options.

 

I gained 15 pounds from October 2016 due to family and political stress and too much traveling for pleasure and felt terrible.

 

Before our October anniversary celebratory cruise I was 159. Before I started WW I weighed 174. The most I've ever weighed besides during pregnancy.

 

It's not just about the way I look or the way my clothes fit. It's about lack of energy and too much bloat.

 

I've lost 4 lbs already and my clothes fit better but I feel fantastic. More energy less brain fog.

 

Any tips on how to keep going thru the two weeks on upcoming vacation and cruise on Celebrity Silhouette ???. Besides staying away from the pastry tray, tea time in Michael's club, those flat beads at luminae and treats at every turn, I plan to walk walk walk.

 

 

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Too bad we can't scan items in the MDR or WJ to track while on board.

 

My cruise is still months away but I think my plan is to make smart choices while on my cruise. Lots of salads, fruits and veggies. Desserts if they are fabulous, but then only 3 bites. More activity including stairs.

 

For me, coming home from a cruise only 1 or 2 pounds up would be a big success.

 

My goal is to lose 40 pounds before September cruise and I think that's very achievable.

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Too bad we can't scan items in the MDR or WJ to track while on board.

 

My cruise is still months away but I think my plan is to make smart choices while on my cruise. Lots of salads, fruits and veggies. Desserts if they are fabulous, but then only 3 bites. More activity including stairs.

 

For me, coming home from a cruise only 1 or 2 pounds up would be a big success.

 

My goal is to lose 40 pounds before September cruise and I think that's very achievable.

 

I agree wholeheartedly with your statement above (I highlighted in red). That would definitely hold me to task.

 

And I'm sure going to try keeping the plan alive by eating vegs, fruits, salads, chicken. All the free food. swipe off the sauces. more stairs, less vators. Takes me forever to lose anything so I'm going to try to be mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth. Problem is when you say no to a server they look horrified and sad. Got to stick to my guns. NO means NO.

 

AND You CAN do it!!!! 40 pounds til cruise IS doable. Good luck!!!!!

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Friday weigh in update: Down 4.2 for a total of 12.8.

 

Need to stay focused. It's been 3 weeks and it's getting easier. Been trying out a lot of new recipes to try and "mix things up".

 

Big challenge this week is trying to put together a fun menu of snack type items for the Super Bowl!

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So glad to have found you all! I’m a lifetime WW and went back 4 weeks ago about 10# over goal. Fighting my way back down About 8 pounds off, so far with a cruise on Reflection 2/19. I feel so much better. I’m starting to get a little nervous about maintaining on the cruise. I just love those giant cookies! So, more stairs, less cookies. My DH surprised me with a second cruise on March 17 for my 60th Birthday! I need to stay focused. So everyone, stay focused, keep your eye on the prize!

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Struggled a bit over the weekend with out of town house guests and a Super Bowl party. Used some of my weeklies which I have not done before. But I wrote down everything I ate and when in doubt, rounded up so I feel like it all got documented.

 

Weigh in day is Friday so we will see then.

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I am lifetime, but have not tracked lately. We have a cruise in June, and a wedding in Oct, so we are back to tracking tomorrow! DH and I love the new plan!

 

 

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Hi everyone, WW-er here too. I joined in Sep, did great through early Nov fell off and finally just got back on track last weekend. I’m pretty worried about my April cruise. If it was a 5-7 night I wouldn’t worry too much but it’s a 12 night (+1 night pre-cruise). I’m not going to try for perfection but I can’t overindulge for nearly 2 weeks if I hope to return to plan when I get home. I really hope I make it through without too much of a gain!

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Hope everyone is having a "loser" week! I had no loss at all until today. I'm so close to my goal, and it's moving at a snail's pace. I love the "freestyle" program, but the loss is slooooow! Tomorrow is weigh in, so I'm hoping.......!

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Today's WI was very positive. - 3.8 for a total of 16.6. I am loving Freestyle. It gave me the flexibility to have Super Bowl snacks -- modified of course and still show a loss for the week.

 

My goal is to be able to ride the Zipline on Oasis on Royal Caribbean.

 

Does anyone know what the weight limit is? I know on many of the shore excursions it is a 250 limit.....

 

Hope everyone else is doing well!!

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So glad you had a good weigh in! It DOES give you some wind beneath your wings, right? You have a great goal to zip line on Oasis! I did it. It was fun, but it’s over in the blink of an eye. But, it’s still fun and ou can go again simply by waiting in line again. It takes longer to wait and then ge5 the harness on than the whole zip line takes, lol

 

We braved a snow storm to attend our meeting today. Both my sister and I had great weighing, 2.8, 2.9. It was worth the effort. Overall, I think I’m losing faster than the points plus program with less counting and more flexibility.

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I think it is 275 pounds. They make everyone step on a scale-even thin people-so be prepared! They do it in the metric system-so if you don't want to know your weight-don't convert it to pounds in your head. If you are close to the limit-go at the early part of your cruise-not the last day.

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I have been doing WW for almost 2 years now and am lifetime and 50 lbs lighter. I have been in maintaining since Nov, 2016 and have done great until this pass December. My husband and I went to Disney World and then with the holidays I gained about 6 lbs back. Now I am trying to drop those 6 lbs before our cruise in April. I am having so much trouble the weight isn't moving. One week I'll be down maybe .8 than the next week I'm up a lb. I'm up and down from one week to the next, I don't know what else to do. Can't wait till the weather breaks and I can get more active, that might help. Good Luck to everyone here, we can do it, just have to stay on track.

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Just spent a week precruise in Orlando eating out every night. Wanted a piece of key lime pie. 17 points. Ah well.

 

Cruising today. My pants still fit. So does my bra. Salad and chicken. Salad and chicken. No chocolate croissants at breakfast and no scones at tea. [emoji2][emoji2]

 

 

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NJAloha - have a great time. Can't wait until it's my turn!! The great part about being on a cruise is my step count is always high and that helps offset some of my "choices".

 

If the zipline weight limit is 275 then I am already good. If it's 250 then I still have 6+ months to drop 20 pounds.

 

Love to hear more about your cruise Njaloha!!!

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I'm sorry to hear of your issues. There are quite a few at my meeting who are unable to do much exercise due to medical issues. You'd be surprised what alternatives we have come up with. Exercise is good IF we can do it. But that is not the whole program. They also teach you how to eat healthy. WW also had a cruise in May & they have another one in November that might be interesting to you. That's just another option for you. Good luck with whatever you choose.

 

 

 

Just remember that nutrition is more like 80-90% of weight loss success. I have found a different program that focuses more on nutrition and changing your daily habits for long term success if you’re Interested! Easiest thing i have ever done!

 

 

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Hi WW members, I know how all of you feel, I’ve got to goal 2 years ago and just like everyone Else I’ve gone off the path. But I’m doing it on line it’s a struggle but we can do it...

 

 

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NJAloha - have a great time. Can't wait until it's my turn!! The great part about being on a cruise is my step count is always high and that helps offset some of my "choices".

 

 

 

If the zipline weight limit is 275 then I am already good. If it's 250 then I still have 6+ months to drop 20 pounds.

 

 

 

Love to hear more about your cruise Njaloha!!!

 

 

 

Cruise was great. Rough seas down to San Juan prevented doing any kind of exercise for me. We had an aft cabin on deck 10 but I only felt good on deck five midship.

 

Gained 2 lbs over 2 1/2 weeks, part cruise part land

 

 

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NJAloha - Glad to hear you had a nice time. 2.0 lbs in 2 weeks -- that would be a success to me.

 

I am still making progress. Up to 20.2 now. It's getting easier every week. My only issue is that I keep "losing" points. When I started 6 weeks ago I got 31 points and now I am down to 28. Guess I am going to have to make some adjustments or up my exercise.

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NJAloha - Glad to hear you had a nice time. 2.0 lbs in 2 weeks -- that would be a success to me.

 

 

 

I am still making progress. Up to 20.2 now. It's getting easier every week. My only issue is that I keep "losing" points. When I started 6 weeks ago I got 31 points and now I am down to 28. Guess I am going to have to make some adjustments or up my exercise.

 

 

 

Great news!. Don't forget your weekly points.

I started 23 daily and 35 weekly points.

I just weighed myself and I'm suddenly lower than when I left at my first goal weight in my head.

 

 

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I am not on weight watchers but still want accountability. is there another weight loss forum or is it ok to be part of this one even if I’m not on WW?

 

 

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You are certainly welcome here. It's all about supporting each other.

 

True to my word, I am dressed and ready to pick up a friend to head to the gym to log some time.

 

Have a great day everyone!!

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Thank you for letting me join in! Thanks! I’m in the last 1/3 of my 110lb weight loss phase and am kinda stuck. I FINALLY lost another 1/2 lb to bring me to my lowest weight in 15 years! I have 42 more to lose hoping to reach my goal by summer. We will be going on a cruise in Jan 2019 as my celebration! I’m so excited!

 

 

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I have been doing WW for almost 2 years now and am lifetime and 50 lbs lighter. I have been in maintaining since Nov, 2016 and have done great until this pass December. My husband and I went to Disney World and then with the holidays I gained about 6 lbs back. Now I am trying to drop those 6 lbs before our cruise in April. I am having so much trouble the weight isn't moving. One week I'll be down maybe .8 than the next week I'm up a lb. I'm up and down from one week to the next, I don't know what else to do. Can't wait till the weather breaks and I can get more active, that might help. Good Luck to everyone here, we can do it, just have to stay on track.

 

 

 

Maybe try focusing on only Whole Foods and avoiding starchy foods for a week. I would stick to lean proteins, lots of non-starchy veggies and other low glycemic foods. Maybe even limit or eliminate fruit for just a week to see if that helps. Eating small meals every 2-3 hours helps stabilize you blood sugars and metabolism as well. Also drink at least 1/2 of you body weight in oz of water to help flush out the toxins and extra fat cells.

 

 

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I have been doing WW for almost 2 years now and am lifetime and 50 lbs lighter. I have been in maintaining since Nov, 2016 and have done great until this pass December. My husband and I went to Disney World and then with the holidays I gained about 6 lbs back. Now I am trying to drop those 6 lbs before our cruise in April. I am having so much trouble the weight isn't moving. One week I'll be down maybe .8 than the next week I'm up a lb. I'm up and down from one week to the next, I don't know what else to do. Can't wait till the weather breaks and I can get more active, that might help. Good Luck to everyone here, we can do it, just have to stay on track.

So proud of your sucessful weight loss. Please be mindful that your body weight can fluctuate by 3 lbs (water weight) per day. The weight will come off. Over my years of weight loss I've learn never go to the extreme right or left but just stay balanced. You have done a wonderful job thus far maintaining your weight and that lets me know you know what you are doing. Keep doing what you are doing and those 6 little pounds will come off.

 

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Hope everyone is doing well. I am still plugging along. Down 2.2 this week for a total of 22.4.

 

I am SOOOOOO ready for spring so that I can be more active outside and not have to go to the gym.

 

Have a great week!!

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I FINALLY broke through a plateau and am now the lowest I’ve been in 15 years! I have about 40 more pounds to go to reach my goal of 110lbs lost!

 

Starting in May I had lost 62 lbs before our cruise in December. I came home from the cruise and it was Christmas a day later. Needless to say the scale showed a 10 lb gain [emoji51]. BUT I got back on my program (not WW) on Jan 1 and lost it all by the end of January. February was slower but I did manage to lose 6.5 more! Our next cruise in Jan 2019 will be to celebrate my total weight loss which I should hit goal by summer! Just need to stay focused! This thread is encouraging!

 

 

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Hey all weight watchers how does everyone like the freestyle program?

 

 

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My sister and I are lifetime members and we love the new freestyle program. We are losing much faster than on the old program. So much flexibility. We just returned from a 11 day cruise, plus 2 days in Florida prior to the cruise and I'm so proud to say we ate so well on board! We had our treats, for sure and the occasional pina colada; but we always stayed in control and we exercised by walking and swimming. It can be done! You can cruise and still fit in your pants for the way home! :-)

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Isn’t that what this whole journey is about? Making it a lifestyle rather than a diet!

 

 

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It’s so much better when one does not have to weigh chicken or fish and not count eggs, like I said before I was lifetime, I guess I still am but I have to pay which I don’t like that’s why I’m hard at it. I’ve been doing 50 minuets of activity on the treadmill it’s my second week. [emoji4]

 

 

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I had successfully lost weight previously (1992) before having children and was away from WW for 25 years.

 

I LOVE the new freestyle program because it's so easy and the app is terrific.

 

This is something I think I can do for the rest of my life!!

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I've been back to WW since the beginning of January. Have lost 18 pounds. I like the new program and think it will be easy to stay point while cruising.

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I've been back to WW since the beginning of January. Have lost 18 pounds. I like the new program and think it will be easy to stay point while cruising.

 

 

 

Good job [emoji1303] welcome back.

 

 

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I'm so glad to have found this new WW thread. I am a Lifetime but had not been to a weigh-in or meeting for the last 2 years due to a divorce and move to a new state. I should've picked up a new meeting right away but life got in the way and I didn't.

I maintained my exact goal weight for 18 months but in the last 6 months, have been slowly creeping-up on the scale......to the tune of +18 lbs.

 

I'm so ashamed of myself as I know the work that it took to get to my goal. I attribute the 18 lbs to eating out way too often at restaurants and grabbing fast food on the go.

 

I started back to my WW plan yesterday albeit using the old Points-Plus tracking system as I've yet to attend a new meeting and learn the new plan. I will do that in the next week or so.

 

I look forward to checking in with everyone and sharing tips and successes.

 

Cari

Don't ever be ashamed life happens. I have been life time 2x and I started on my 3rd. It took a year of thing about going back to ww before enter the door. I'm planning a cruise for my 60th birthday and I will wear some of my old cruise outfits and you know a girl must have some new ones. I start back in January and I'm down 16lbs. It is one step at a time. We can do this.

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Cari, welcome back exactly don’t ever be ashamed it’s a hard Journey I haven’t been to a meeting in 2 years. I’ve been lifetime also I’m doing online tracking the days are good but the nights here comes the munchies I have to work on that..[emoji850] Gloria

 

 

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Cari, welcome back exactly don’t ever be ashamed it’s a hard Journey I haven’t been to a meeting in 2 years. I’ve been lifetime also I’m doing online tracking the days are good but the nights here comes the munchies I have to work on that..[emoji850] Gloria

 

 

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Don’t be ashamed. You’re back and that’s what counts. Even though I’m not doing WW, this is my millionth time of rejoining the weight loss journey. This time is different because I am learning how to change my daily habits that will make a life long difference. Lean into the process and learn each time you’re faced with life and ask yourself if that thing you’re faced will bring you closer to your goals or further from your goals and make a choice. We all have the power to choose!

 

 

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