Welcome maydream and lunauna,
Very best of luck with your Intro maydream, in 20 weeks if you stick to it you will be loose all you want and more, I lost 3st 10lbs in that time frame but I was way bigger than you. I personally found my weight loss super slow in the first month but once I cut my cards to 1 portion of carbs a day and introduced my 2 mile walk a day the weight feel off, my whole journey is on this thread think I stated in May 2012. I was super focused cause I was trying to conceive and needed to have a few big gynae operations towards the end of 2012.
Hi lunauna, sorry I'm not starting as I'm pregnant at the mo but I did WM for a few years till I got pregnant for me I found it great, I was never happier both physically and mentally since I started WM. I defo will go back once I have the baby and have stopped b'feeding, I can't wait to get back into it was such a buzz, especially the first 20 weeks as the weight was falling off.
I think you're doing great 8lbs is three weeks, as I said above my whole WM journey is on this thread further back and my first 4/6 weeks were very slow weight loss, I was totally pissed off and told them I've always done way better in weight watchers but I never stuck with WW I'd be great for 6 weeks then old habits crept back in but with WM I just stuck to it religiously but like I said I had great motivation this time.
Re struggling with dinner if I were you I would keep it as real to your normal life as possible, eat what you would normally eat just up the protein and cut the carbs.
I am apple shaped and have PCOS (Polycystic ovaries) and I know for me once I stay away from carbs the weight falls off me but I wasn't too strict on Proteins and Vegs, I didn't stick to WM exact portion sizes. I was very strict on carbs thou very rarely would have more than 1 protion daily, (ie, 2 McCambridge or 1 brown Pitta or one small potato)
RE dinners I had steak a few times a week with cauliflower puree (seemed like mash to me) mushrooms and onions fried with low fat spray and loads of green veg. I'd also have similar dinner using fish as my protein. You can also have omlettes, one egg and egg whites. but I wouldn't be a lover of these so I stayed away really but loved my boiled eggs and salad tea. I thought summer is a great time to start with so many lovely salads to chose from. I didn't stop eating out thou I did cut out all alcohol for the 20 weeks but if I was out I wouldn't have a starter just mains. I did have a few blow outs but they were planned and I would be excellent all week before and after the blow out.
Also re not eating your fruit defo try eating them any way you can get them into you, smoothie etc, just make sure you get all the fruit, I think your body absorbs fruit fibers better than just the juice alone. I'd eat every thing you are allowed (I know I sound like a hypocrite re the carbs but physiologically at the time I was really struggling with the slow weight loss in the beginning and defo the secret to my weight loss was the 1 portion of carbs.
Hope this helps girls, you'll get loads of info and meal tips if you read back over old posts. I feel so envious can't wait to start back into weight loss, at the mo I am not a good add for WM I am about 14st at the mo again but I have just been diagnosed with gestation diabetes so please God that will curtail my sweet tooth, I totally have been eating what ever I want since I got pregnant that's all stopped now!
TTC since Nov 2009.Me 38/Hubby 42. PCOS/Large Fibroid cm.(REMOVED)
Clomid 50mg X 6 Cycles, Clomid 100mg/Scans/Trigger Shots X 2 Cycle. BFN X 8.
Lap & Dye Dec 2011.Both tubes open/ovarian drilling/slight Endo removed/Lge Fibroid Feb-May ’12:IUI 4 Attempts all cancelled (poor response) Cycle changed TSI. BFN X 4
All treatment suspended till Endo/Cyst & Fibroid sorted! May 2012.
21st July '12.Operation Day: Very Mild Endo 'Zapped' Cyst Sorted Fibroid too Big to Touch.
27/07/12 Decapeptyl Injection.18/09/12 Open Myomectomy.Done & Dusted.
Fibroid Totally Removed/Hysterscopy 02/11/12.
BFP March 2013 Clomid & 10,000 Pregnyl (Sadly wasn't meant to be) .
April & May 2013 Puregon 50iu Day 2-12. Pregnyl 10,000. BFN.
Sept/Oct 2013 1st IVF Prague BFP. 2 weeks shy of 4years of TTC.