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Thread: Weight Watchers??

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    Super Member wendiq's Avatar
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    I'm a "lifer" too.... I have learned to eat differently. I now eat to maintain after losing 25 lbs way back in 1980. If I see myself gaining a bit too much, I jump back on to my lower point known foods. I do find that journalling is most helpful. If I don't journal, I gain......it's so easy to eat and to eat too much. Portion control is my mantra and for me, it works. Sometimes I rejoin online and within a short time, usually six months, I'm back to being able to maintain just fine. Good luck with your journey. While the meetings are kind of boring, you do get a lot of great tips.....especially if you are new to the program. You might want to go to meetings for a while and then graduate to online and then try it on your own. However, I would stay with the program for a year at least. And, as a non-paying member, you still can have access to a whole lot of great WWer sites and social encouragement.

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    I joined Weight Watchers in 1975 when the old program didn't involve counting points. It was really simple and quite limiting but it really worked for me. I lost 49 pounds inn 8 months and have been able to maintain that... give or take 5 pounds.

    I am 61 and I run for 25 minutes 5 times a week. I follow the 90-10 rule of eating. 90% of the time I eat wisely and healthily and 10% I eat a junky treat.

    The one thing that has stuck in my mind and helped me was something that was said on my very first WW meeting. After we had been weighed and given the suggestion of how much weight we should try to lose, the instructor told us to imagine that weight as a pile of pounds of butter sitting on our kitchen table. Put all that butter in a bag and strap it to your body. That is what we are carrying around with us all day. That visual has been a motivator for me all these years.

    Trying to lose weight is really hard work.

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    If you eat what you should, and drink the water you're supposed to , and exercise everyday, you'll lose. If don't and you cheat, you won't. Simple as that. I've lost lots of weight on weight watchers over the years, but I always fall off the wagon, because I guess Im really not dedicated enough. But when I follow it to the letter, it works very well.

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    I went to WW about 15 yrs. ago. Got to my goal weight and then some. I've kept most of it off since then, but have recently put some back on because I'm in a wheel chair and can't walk like I used to. I hadtried every diet under the sun. I love WW because you still can eat things you crave, like Pizza. I used to eat over a half a large pizza, not I eat two medium slices when I have it. Getting starting is a bit hard and confusing, but once you get the hang of it, you don't need to always weigh and measure. But WW over JC or Nutrosystem teaches you how to eat. The ones that provide the food, you loose weight when you eat their food, but the second you go off, you gain the weight back. And remember you do have plateau's. I was on a plateau for one solid year. I weighed in at the exact same weight. Then after one meeting, something kicked in and I lost the rest of my weight. It's a life style and something you really can live with for life. So good luck to you. I have to kick start and loose these few pounds I've gained. Also remember the weight didn't come on over night, so it won't come off that way either. JMHO
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    I've been doing it for a month, lost 15 pounds so far. The best thing I did was bought a "ninja" food processer (about
    $20 at Wal Mart) I make turkey meatballs for dh and me, 8 oz of turkey and ground up egg plant, onion, garllic, make meatballs but squeeze out extra water and fry (non stick pan & pam) I add oregano or whatever I have on hand, these were great, made way too many for 1 meal and was only 4 "points" for each of us. I'll be glad to share other ideas, pm if you like
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    I went on WW in 2002 and became a life time member. It is one of the easiest and healthiest diets there is. When you make up your mind to lose, it is easy to follow. Good luck and I hope you succeed.

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    I joined WW and lost 10lbs. only 5 lbs away from my goal. Then this week we have been on vacation, not good. Like the week from he**. I ate everything and anything, like a devil was sitting on my shoulder telling me, "oh go for it". So I am sure I put on some weight. So now I must knock that little pest off my shoulder and get back to work.........Michele

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    I go and do the monthly pass and that way I go to meetings for accountability and track on line week 5 down 7 lbs at least it is down and it helps my bloodsugars. like others I know it will work. At my meeting there is a lady that has lost 190 lbs and I was going back when she had not even lost 100 and I thought if she can do it I can
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    The meetings are critical for me! We have a fabulous leader who is funny and inspirational. It is an easy plan to follow as I love fruits and veggies! It's a lifestyle not a diet. I now take no medicines!!!

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    I have been a WW off and on for years. It is the only diet/lifestyle change that seems to work for me. I like to cook so I have trouble with most other diets. I lost about 20 pounds a couple of years ago and it has stayed off. I go up and down a little but have kept it off. I had about 110 pounds to lose total. I am currently flowing program and am down 40 pounds. I can eat whatever I want. If I know I am not allowed to have something I will crave it. I like WW because nothing is off limits. Just knowing I can eat certain things if I want helps to keep the cravings down. I have to pay for it with points but I can have it. I have pretty much cleaned up my eating and it really works for me.
    Good luck on your journey and healthy eating.

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