Surprise at the Scales: How has the Weight Watchers weigh-in or your BMI calculation motivated you?Posted on 03/05/12, 02:25 pm
--Zena Oliver on her weight loss success
Tell us: How has the Weight Watchers weigh-in or BMI calculation motivated you?
Reply #1 03/05/12 2:26pm
"I plug everything I eat into the Weight Watchers online tracker. I try to set up my entire day in the morning so that I stay on track and know what to eat. I also plan to eat something every 3 hours to keep my insulin levels steady and therefore I don’t crash and binge.”
-- Mercedes Moebuis, on her success story
Reply #2 03/05/12 4:14pm
Here's what Sean Kelley had to say about his transforming his "big fat belly problem":
"I know I have to cut calories and redouble my exercise efforts. But to transform myself into a leaner, healthier person, I also have to have a starting point, which today was a short, downhill walk to a simple weigh-in."
Reply #3 03/12/12 4:54pm
... And here's more success:
While losing five pounds isn't all that impressive (it's only been 10 days since my official weigh in), other things are. I'm getting lots of exercise. In February, for example, I ran nearly 45 miles and walked another 10. And those are the miles I actually tracked using my iPhone. I walked and hiked plenty more that aren't recorded.
My blood sugar levels are under good control. For the first time in several years, I'm looking forward to getting my A1C, a blood test that averages out blood sugar levels for three months. The target range for people with type 2 diabetes is under 7.0. If the last six weeks are any indication, I'll be close.
There are lots of healthy foods in my life. I'm eating more nutrient-dense foods. On most days I'm eating at least one salad, and I'm eating more green leafy vegetables, like Brussells sprouts, broccoli and spinach. I'm getting a least two servings of fish, something the American Heart Association recommends for a healthy heart. And I'm eating less of the things I really don't need: Red meat and highly processed foods.
The exercise and diet changes have been going on since early December—before I joined Transformation Nation. But things are really starting to take off. I know the weight will come off, too. It's just a matter of time.
-- Sean Kelley
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