Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday weigh-in: Loving the new Weight Watchers


I'm being brave here and posting actual weight loss numbers this week. As you can see from the graph above, I had an exceptional first week, a pretty bad second one, a bad third one, and a decent week last week. I'm back to the weight I was after that first week.  I feel like this is a good time to refocus and make some changes, so I bought the Member's Kit (which is on sale for $34.95 this week), as well as a 20-minute meals cookbook.

What I love about most this program is all the data that is now available to members. I used to try to track my points used, activity points earned/swapped, and weight loss for that week on an Excel spreadsheet. The Weight Watcher's app tracks all that and more, with nice graphics. As you can see, I have not been very diligent about tracking my healthy checks, but I am going to work on that.

I also love the new meeting format, which is much more focused. You'd think that would keep people from sharing, but it actually focuses in the comments on things that are actually interesting and useful.  One of the members in my meeting made almost me cry this week talking about anchors (reminders that help you remember your motivation for losing).  There were several quite touching responses to this prompt, and I left the meeting feeling really energized.  I had been feeling demoralized when I walked in because I had tried on about a dozen bathing suits, and the only one I liked was a $162 MiracleSuit (which was surprisingly miraculous, but still, almost $200 for a bathing suit?).

With my down, up, up, down weight results, I'm still at an average of 0.8 lost per week, so imagine what I can do if I really get serious! Maybe I can get back to the point where I might look good in a non-miraculous bathing suit.


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  1. My husband was a little horrified to find out how much good suits were this week too. Lands end was having 40% off two regularly priced items! I bought 5 suits (2sizes each) for youngest to try. First one came today and was not a good fit. Only need one of the five to be a keeper. But takes 4-6 tries to find the one. And that is knowing she needs one piece, petite, straps x or T in back. Suits are as hard as bras and jeans . . .

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  2. Sent you pix of ones youngest kept, good chest support in both. Should have added that to list in my list above. Wanted to add - LE has great personal shopping help on phone, have to ask for it, but really helpful.

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    1. I was just looking at them, but I think, with my track record, I might need to try on 100 suits to find another one I liked. Do they still sell Lands' End at Sears?

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    2. I was doing my returns at Sears tonight and did see some suits, not sure how many, in the store.

      I called and they sold me one additional suit at 40% off with free shipping. It was a second suit/different color of one of the ones we kept. Youngest is SO hard to fit, and it worked so well, that if decided at good price had better get a second of same size/style.

      If yours arrive and you need different size or something, call, they will give you free shipping even if it does not meet the minimum.

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  3. Well, I ordered 2 of the Slender Suits -- both together were less than the one I liked at Dillard's. I will take them back to Sears if they don't work. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Did you order two sizes of same suit to try or two identical suits?

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    2. Two different suits, same size (based on the size chart). If I like one of them and it is a little too big or small, I will exchange it. They seemed to have a lot of sizes available still.

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    3. Youngest wears 6
      But needs 8 in slim suits (because she has hips and butt)
      I don't need to go up a size (little hips and butt) but LOVE the slim suits because they hold my excess tummy skin well

      So you might want to try next size up (at same time) to compare.

      When I first started ordering suits for her, we tried 3 sizes of each until we figured out it is always a 6 or 8

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  4. I love data...it tells the story of your current weight loss journey.

    As for the bathing suit, these days o.o find that Everything is so expensive!

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