anyone doing WeightWatchers?

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Thotful5 » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 07:40:36


Ii have a friend that did and she looks GREAT.
She is exercising and doing WW.
Anyone here try WW?
I could stand to eat more healthfully.
Sometimes I think I run just so I can EAT, ya know?
Teresa
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by jake le » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 09:02:32


Quote:
> Ii have a friend that did and she looks GREAT.
> She is exercising and doing WW.
> Anyone here try WW?
> I could stand to eat more healthfully.
> Sometimes I think I run just so I can EAT, ya know?
> Teresa

Lately, in the last few months, I've changed my thinking to:

I eat so I can run (better)...seems to be a good and healthy mindset, so
long as it's not taken to extremes

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anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Bill Rodger » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 09:56:51

Quote:
> anyone doing Weigh***chers?

Isn't this a stupid question? Just because they're on a diet doesn't mean they
have to give up sex, does it? I mean SOMEONES 'doing' them. Of course if
they're just getting started and are still fat, it's possible nobody wants to
do them.

Bill R.

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Mrsg » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 10:39:02


Quote:
> Ii have a friend that did and she looks GREAT.
> She is exercising and doing WW.
> Anyone here try WW?
> I could stand to eat more healthfully.
> Sometimes I think I run just so I can EAT, ya know?
> Teresa

Teresa,
    I used Weight Watchers after each of my pregnancies to take off the baby
fat.  It's a wonderful program that really teaches people about good
nutrition.  Everyone I've ever known who has lost weight using WW has that
healthy glow that you're seeing in your friend.  It's such a contrast to the
ashen skin, dull hair, and irritability I sometimes notice in folks who opt
for crash diets.  I highly recommend Weight Watchers for anyone wanting to
drop a few pounds or just learn more about treating your body right.
Michelle
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by AB » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 11:49:59

I have tried it and kept it off.  You learn a lot about eating a
balanced diet.
I still try and follow the points plan on my own now, to keep things in
check, but it's better to go to meetings to lose innitial weight.  I
highly recommend it.

Be careful if you're doing a lot of running, though.  I find that when
my mileage is up, their suggested points range simply isn't enough.  I
felt too week on the daily requirements.  They have a way you can
calculate the extra points earned from exercise, and be smart and use
them, if you feel you have to.

Good luck!

Quote:

> Ii have a friend that did and she looks GREAT.
> She is exercising and doing WW.
> Anyone here try WW?
> I could stand to eat more healthfully.
> Sometimes I think I run just so I can EAT, ya know?
> Teresa

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by ArunningLege » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 11:58:45

Quote:
> I used Weight Watchers

You slut! You use and degrade them, then have the nerve to brag about it on a
newsgroup! You're shameless!
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Karell » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 15:41:35

<<I have a friend that did and she looks GREAT. She is exercising and doing
WW.>>

Any program you *stick to* will work.  The idea of paying a fee and going to
weekly meetings is rather unappealing to me personally, but I understand some
people like the "social" aspect of it.  (My ex-SIL lost 50+ # there, but has
since gained/lost it a couple times.)

I lost 45 pounds in ~6 months almost 3 years ago by starting a 3+ mile/day
walking program and cutting out the ***(fast food, mayonnaise, butter, and
cheese) - then started running 2 years ago.  Yes it takes (some) discipline not
to pig out at the office potluck or to fix a good dinner instead of going to
the "drive-thru" but it's worth it.

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Tim Downi » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 17:51:26

Quote:

> <<I have a friend that did and she looks GREAT. She is exercising and
> doing WW.>>

> Any program you *stick to* will work.  The idea of paying a fee and
> going to weekly meetings is rather unappealing to me personally, but
> I understand some people like the "social" aspect of it.  (My ex-SIL
> lost 50+ # there, but has since gained/lost it a couple times.)

There was a programme on the telly here a week or two back about WW, or more
particularly, the Weight Watchers of the Year and what's become of them.

Like your ex-SIL (what is a SIL?) they had all blown back up or seemed
trapped in a constant cycle of bingeing and dieting.  The programme followed
about ten champions I believe and the *only* one who hadn't rebounded like
all the others was the only one who had incorporated regular exercise into
her lifestyle.

Tim

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Jim Scullio » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 19:04:57

LMFAO



Quote:
> > anyone doing Weigh***chers?

> Isn't this a stupid question? Just because they're on a diet doesn't mean
they
> have to give up sex, does it? I mean SOMEONES 'doing' them. Of course if
> they're just getting started and are still fat, it's possible nobody wants
to
> do them.

> Bill R.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Rodger » Thu, 06 Feb 2003 23:31:53

Quote:
>LMFAO

What's so funny man? I should ad that all that *** activity (if done right,
email me for directions if you have any questions) has to burn off a few
hundred calories, and being thrown around on top of a fat woman like a 'rag
doll in a angry dobermans mouth' takes a few hundred calories just to hang on!
(Yes, I've gotten THAT drunk before...)

Bill R.

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Thotful5 » Fri, 07 Feb 2003 07:57:53

Quote:
>From: "Tim Downie"
>The programme followed
>about ten champions I believe and the *only* one who hadn't rebounded like
>all the others was the only one who had incorporated regular exercise into
>her lifestyle.

I hear you, Tim.
I don't follow any particular diet, but I know that my eating habits could be
better.
I lost over 40 pounds over 7 years ago just walking...no dieting, no program.
After the initial loss and out of sheer boredom I tried running. To me, running
offers more return for the effort.
The overall healthy look of those two women I know who used WW prompted me to
ask. Diets do work, but exercise seems to be the key to maintaining the weight
loss.
Thanks,
Teresa
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Nick Dillinge » Fri, 07 Feb 2003 08:21:54


Quote:
><<I have a friend that did and she looks GREAT. She is exercising and doing
>WW.>>

>Any program you *stick to* will work.  The idea of paying a fee and going to
>weekly meetings is rather unappealing to me personally, but I understand some
>people like the "social" aspect of it.  (My ex-SIL lost 50+ # there, but has
>since gained/lost it a couple times.)

WW makes a lot of sense.  My wife did it and I lost 15 lbs by
association.  Many people can take advantage of the philosophy without
paying the money going to the meetings.  Ask your friend if you can
borrow her books and meet with her to discuss the fundamentals of the
program, how to calculate points, keys to success, banking points,
etc.  Then once you are armed with the theory, execute.

Write in a journal everything you eat for the 1st month, write points
on packaging, check points at the store when shopping, plan and eat
more smaller meals, do some low point recipes and you are well on your
way.  Throw in a little exercise and you are all set.

"Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be
aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by
storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that
ideal into practice."  --- Toynbee

Quote:
>I lost 45 pounds in ~6 months almost 3 years ago by starting a 3+ mile/day
>walking program and cutting out the ***(fast food, mayonnaise, butter, and
>cheese) - then started running 2 years ago.  Yes it takes (some) discipline not
>to pig out at the office potluck or to fix a good dinner instead of going to
>the "drive-thru" but it's worth it.

Getting the points on fast food is helpful as well.  It is not
necessary to cut out fast food all together to lose weight, rather
moderation and smart choices at the drive-thru can minimize the fast
food effect.
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Bob Jame » Fri, 07 Feb 2003 11:46:06

Quote:

> Ii have a friend that did and she looks GREAT.
> She is exercising and doing WW.
> Anyone here try WW?
> I could stand to eat more healthfully.
> Sometimes I think I run just so I can EAT, ya know?
> Teresa

If Windows has a book called "Idiot's Guide to Windows XP", then Weight
Watches is a book called Idiot's Guide to Nutrition. Didn't mean to
sound sarcastic, but that's how simple they made nutrition to be.  It's
a beginners guide and if you want something to start you with, you
should join.  If you already eat unhealthy now, don't change them in one
night.  Do it overtime.  If you like eating burger & fries, don't
replace them tomorrow or give it up at all.  But overtime, try replacing
them.  Instead of burger & fries, why not a burger and a salad (with no
bacon bits, mayonnaise, dressing, cheese or whatever ***they put in
there - that defeats the purpose).  Don't force your mouth to eat all
grass, but add little by little slowly.
 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by Karell » Fri, 07 Feb 2003 16:00:46

Tim<<Like your ex-SIL (what is a SIL?) they had all blown back up or seemed
trapped in a constant cycle of bingeing and dieting.>>

Sister-in-law/brother's ex.

They taught her how to diet but not how to maintain the weight loss - which
even in my own experience is more difficult.

Nick<<Getting the points on fast food is helpful as well.  It is not necessary
to cut out fast food all together to lose weight, rather moderation and smart
choices at the drive-thru can minimize the fast
food effect.>>

I've come to the conclusion I would be kidding myself if I ever got back to the
point of saying, "Well, okay, I *can* have onion rings a couple of times a
week" - it's an awful slippery slope, for me anyway, and I've worked too hard
to willingly fall back into that trap.  Better to write off the drive-thru
experience entirely; there's precious little of any nutritional value available
there anyway.

(I read something in the paper today that said 4 out of 5 "restaurant meals"
are eaten in the car - is it any wonder America is getting so fat??)

 
 
 

anyone doing WeightWatchers?

Post by MH » Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:17:45


Quote:

> ><<I have a friend that did and she looks GREAT. She is exercising and
doing
> >WW.>>

> >Any program you *stick to* will work.  The idea of paying a fee and going
to
> >weekly meetings is rather unappealing to me personally, but I understand
some
> >people like the "social" aspect of it.  (My ex-SIL lost 50+ # there, but
has
> >since gained/lost it a couple times.)

> WW makes a lot of sense.  My wife did it and I lost 15 lbs by
> association.  Many people can take advantage of the philosophy without
> paying the money going to the meetings.  Ask your friend if you can
> borrow her books and meet with her to discuss the fundamentals of the
> program, how to calculate points, keys to success, banking points,
> etc.  Then once you are armed with the theory, execute.

> Write in a journal everything you eat for the 1st month, write points
> on packaging, check points at the store when shopping, plan and eat
> more smaller meals, do some low point recipes and you are well on your
> way.  Throw in a little exercise and you are all set.

> "Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be
> aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by
> storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that
> ideal into practice."  --- Toynbee

> >I lost 45 pounds in ~6 months almost 3 years ago by starting a 3+
mile/day
> >walking program and cutting out the ***(fast food, mayonnaise, butter,
and
> >cheese) - then started running 2 years ago.  Yes it takes (some)
discipline not
> >to pig out at the office potluck or to fix a good dinner instead of going
to
> >the "drive-thru" but it's worth it.

> Getting the points on fast food is helpful as well.  It is not
> necessary to cut out fast food all together to lose weight, rather
> moderation and smart choices at the drive-thru can minimize the fast
> food effect.

The best online program I've found to journal one's nutrition and exercise
is www.fitday.com It's not perfect, but it's quite good.

Martha