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Why Losing Weight Fast Is Bad for You

Weekly Weight Loss Week 13

Week 13 of losing weight and I'm almost a stone and a half lighter! I lost 1/2lb today and I'm happy with that.

Got My 10%

By losing that 1/2lb I gained my 10% award from Weight Watchers. Like losing 5% of your starting body weight, losing 10% offers a number of health benefits including the lower risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and heart attack. It's a goal that I have reached before with Weight Watchers but for one reason or another stopped going to meetings (the last time because I was pregnant with my daughter).

But Only 1/2lb?

Many people look at the scales and are disappointed when they only lose 1/2lb. I'm sometimes disappointed but it's important to remember that it is coming off - at least I didn't gain 1/2lb! I did have a bad week this week and blew my propoints allowance by the weekend. Usually I wouldn't make up excuses and just draw a line under it but in my defence, the heating went and we relied on takeaways to survive the w…

Weekly Weight Loss

I lost 2.5lbs this week - that's my Christmas weight plus more off! I'm 1/2lb away from my 10% target and 1lb away from losing 1.5 stone! Next week will hopefully be my big weight loss week - I can only hope.

What I Did This Week

Well, I'm back on track this week. I made sure that I wrote everything down that I ate and was sensible with my snacking. We did receive a box of shortbread biscuits from some friends as a late Christmas present but I've been really good at only having one per day - usually with my morning coffee break. I know that if I tell myself I'm not allowed something, then I'll just want it even more.

What Will I Do Next Week?

Next week is more tracking and more activity. I really want to get at least that 1/2lb but would prefer the full pound. All I can do is keep going the way I have been - it seems to be working well!

I started wondering this week why it has been so much easier for me to lose weight this time, when I've tried Weight Watcher…

First Weigh-in After Christmas

As I said, I wasn't going to be posting any weigh-ins for me over Christmas and New Year. I was away for a week and then there were no Weight Watchers meetings for two weeks. This week was my first week back and my weigh in day has now changed to a Wednesday, due to a meeting change.

Over the three weeks, I've gained weight - but only 1/2lb.

I expected to gain weight and a lot more than I did, so I'm really happy. I only know of one person who lost weight over Christmas and the majority of people gained 5-7lbs. It is true that dieting is so much harder without the support of the weekly meetings - at least, I find it harder. I've often considered looking into other plans, like Jenny Craig and Diet Chef but I wouldn't be able to handle the lack of support that Weight Watchers offers.

What Am I Going to Do?

It's time to get back on track. While I didn't completely lose track over Christmas, I was lax with my tracking. I didn't write down everything I ate an…

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