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  1. Name ?: Kallie Where ?: Arkansas Married ?: no Kids ?: no Occupation ?: home health aide Sports ?: running, aerobics, spinning; possibly starting training for a triathlon Hobbies ?:reading:) WW history ?: been on Flex for almost 9 months and lost 35 lbs; ready to jump start weight loss again, have been stalled for almost three months. I also want to eat super healthy, so I'm really excited about core:)
  2. You are definitely not going to slowly...I'm almost in the same boat, I started at the beginning of May of last year and am down about 35 pounds. Whenever I get frustrated I have to remind myself that I've been patient so far, and that if i continue to be, the next 35 will come off. You will definitely get there, do not worry and keep working the program. And "cheating" and yo-yo diets go hand in hand....you cheat, then you feel guilty, but continue to cheat....We've all been there. Weight Watchers is not a yo-yo diet. You don't "cheat", instead you work the system and your APs and are allowed to eat things that you love. That way you never feel deprived. It is so much better than restricting yourself of all yummy things, and then going down a shame spiral when you choose to indulge. This is a lifestyle change, it's long term, and you need to learn to fit in the foods you love while continuing in this healthy lifestyle. This program will continue to work for you if you do this, and in turn, you will be much happier. Best of luck and keep up the good work!!!
  3. congratulations! enjoy this time of achievement, you definitely deserve it! WTG:)
  4. kally_ally

    Body Pump

    Don't be nervous, it's totally fun! You can start off with low weight and work your way up each class. There are usually lots of people, so you can hover in the back while you're learning the ropes if you are uncomfortable. The ones I went to had instructors that were incredibly entergetic and you'll work a lot harder than you might on your own. Definitely try it out, you may be hooked:)
  5. you look amazing! hot momma LOL:) congratulations!
  6. Okay, as I read your post I had a few thoughts I thought I'd pass along...I'm definitely not a professional but I have played sports, done a number of different weight lifting routines, have taken up running, and done a lot of reading both online and in magazines to help me along the way. I got to thinking about right when I got started lifting weights, and I would also recommend getting some assistance when you begin. There's only so much those diagrams you see can help you. Sometimes you need someone standing next to you, correcting your form as you go. You may not need a personal trainer forever, but for the sake of not hurting yourself by using the wrong form, I'd shell out the money for some help at first. I wanted to echo a previous post that lifting weights and attempting to lose weight at the same time can be done. You might lose a little more slowly, and you might even plateau or gain, but weights will build your physique like you wouldn't believe and you will lose inches you never thought could be lost. Secondly, check out a book called The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. I can't say enough good things about this book. You can even look up Tosca online, she's a contributing writer to a lot of health magazines. It is not a fad diet, but a very comprehensive overview of eating healthy, how you should do it, what and how much you should be eating, as well as how to handle setbacks. It's been an amazing companion in my WW journey. And since you seem to want to learn more, subscribe to some magazines. There are lots of fitness magazines. I'd recommend Oxygen magazine, it goes along with the clean eating lifestyle. I also like Weight Watchers, and you'd be surprised how much you can learn. Women's Health also has a lot of random health and exercise tidbits. I'd recommend setting some short term goals for yourself, like doing a certain weight lifting program 2 or 3 times a week for six weeks. You'll already be able to see a difference. You'll be gaining muscle, and that muscle will burn more calories than your fat did, which will also aid in your weight loss. Keep re-evaluating every element of your workout routine and re-setting your goals as you progress. It becomes a challenge between you and yourself to figure out what works for you, and anyone who works out consistently will tell you that. Best wishes!
  7. Finally made it to 10% today! Only 1.2 lbs til I'm in onederland! Seriously I might shed a tear when there is no longer a number 2 in the front of my weight. YAY!
  8. Congratulations, I'll bet that's a huge weight (pun intended hehe) off of your shoulders:) I can't wait to be in your shoes and get rid of all those clothes. Though I do plan to keep a single pair of jeans that I wore at my very heaviest. I couldn't wear women's jeans without going up a couple of sizes, so instead I settled for some mens jeans. Now they will forever remind me that I don't want to go back to where I was. Congrats again!
  9. Hello all- So I am running my first 5K in six weeks, and while I ran in sports in high school, this is my first distance race. (We actually practice ran the course today and finished under 30 minutes, which was a big surprise since we walked eight of the minutes lol). We were pretty worried when we started, but excited when we finished. I've been reading a bunch of the posts on this thread, and I already know I'll have questions for you guys as I continue on my quest to be a runner. One thing though, I've been training for the 5K with a group of runners, but i sometimes have to run an extra day on my own, and it is SO much harder to keep myself motivated to keep going. Does it get easier as you become more experienced and log more miles? I'd like to be able to eventually run 4 or 5 miles a day on my own, but at this point it seems I'd need a buddy. I've been told that once you get to the point where you can run three or four miles, that after the first mile you can just keep going and going. Just looking for your thoughts, have a great day!
  10. congratulations and keep up the good work. That's the great thing about WW, even if you do go over a day or two, you always have those extra points to help you out!
  11. Congratulations on joining WW! You're going to continue to feel great, and you are doing something fantastic for yourself. It's a win win situation. Best of luck!
  12. Hi Isabella! I know exactly what you mean, it does seem like you are eating a LOT sometimes, but what you are eating is so much better for you. I used to think that if I cut back my calories to 1000 and exercised every day, I would drop weight. Which I would, but it for sure didn't last and I felt like total crap. On WW you are encouraged to eat ALL of your points, because if your body feels deprived it automatically goes into starvation mode. You might not feel like you're "starving" but your body thinks you aren't going to feed it, and therefore starts hoarding back fat. That's one reason you might not have lost weight on your previous plan. I think it's great that you've invested in the points calculator and dining out guide (I should do that). You should also check out http://www.dwlz.com, it's got lots of information and recipes listed. Hang in there, and try out a meeting sometime if you get frustrated or hit a plateau. I first thought they might be corny or cheesy, but they're amazing and now I never miss one. Best of luck and keep posting!
  13. Hello everyone! I'm Kallie, 23, from Arkansas. I started WW about six months ago and am down 26 pounds. I've looked at this site before, and was amazed how good it would feel after I read someone elses story about their weight loss journey. I thought the support and feedback everyone was getting was awesome, so I signed myself up. I played sports year around in high school and ate anything I wanted and didn't gain weight. At the time I didn't think I was thin, but now when I look back at the pictures I wish I could get down to the size that I was. College came along and things went downhill quickly. For me, weight has always something I was self-conscious about, and it has now become something that keeps me from doing things that I want, and also hides who I think I really am. So here I am, trying to change all of that one day at a time, one pound at a time, and this website seemed like a fantastic place to continue my journey. So, that's me in a nutshell. Hope ya'll have a fantastic day!
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