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Thread: Weight Watchers??

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    Member melhuff's Avatar
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    Weight Watchers??

    I hate to beat a dead horse, if this has been discussed alot before, but ...
    I've started my first attempt with the Weight Watchers Program. I was wondering if anyone on here is on the same journey...and if they would care to share some hints, pointers, recipes...??

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    My daughter just started too, I need to start, but I can't get motivated................
    Are you going to meeting, following on line? Or just doing it yourself?
    The Weight Watcher's cook book is great! They sell it at Costco and Amazon.
    Good Luck!! I hope the very best for your loss! LOL that didn't come out right!

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    I've been on WW for several years.....some times I do really good and sometimes I do really bad! I go on the weightwatcher's.com site and meet up with friends on the message boards. Our board is Food Finds and Gadgets Reviews. So much help and support with caring people who will help you as much as they can.

    A few of us have been on here for 5+ years and have become friends without meeting except on the message board. Come on over and visit us. There is also a General Daily Thread or Daily General Thread that has a lot of info but some of them can be cranky and irritable at times. You don't have to be an online member to access the message boards.

    Come on over and visit, Concorde3

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    Super Member LynnVT's Avatar
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    About 8 years ago I joined a local WW group and lost 40 pounds over 8 years. It was a tough journey, but following the plan religiously, walking a lot, it was a steady loss. Since then I have started creeping up again, 20+ pounds from the goal I had reached and kept for years. Went back to another WW group for a year but just didn't have the same committment. You can do it if you are honest with yourself and stick to the plan. I think the meetings really helped me at the time. It's actually harder to keep it off than it was to lose it in the first place. Always a struggle. Good luck on your journey!
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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    WW works if you work the program!
    There's no magic pill!!!

    As suggested already, there are discussion boards on the WW sites for every country. There are several different boards, so you can choose which one suits your needs the best. The General Daily Thread is exactly that ... and too often, posters think it's all about weight loss ....... which that Board, is less about weight loss and more about a lot of other things.

    Just like the QB, you can get a lot of support and learn a lot, from the WW Boards and the posters there. Many start out as virtual friends, and end up IRL friends too!
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    Senior Member sewred's Avatar
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    I did weight watchers and have all the materials and have started over a couple of times and am trying to get motivated to start over once and for all! I get over whelmed cause of doing it alone and also because I look at all the big number of pounds I need to lose instead of thinking in little spurts. First 20 then another 20 then so on.
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    Junior Member Quiltlove's Avatar
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    I am a life time member of WW. I get to goal weight than stop going, get to goal weight and stop going, etc. Now I have asked myself honestly what is wrong with weight watchers that I can't seem to stay committed. Here is my answer..
    1....I hear the same things each and every meeting
    2....It is very hard on the purse each week
    3....I hate to count points and keep records of what I eat/how much I exercise/how I feel at any given part of the day
    4....They do not suggest what to eat only how much and provide recipes for purchase

    That being said..... I have started the "17 Day Diet Program" I really like this program because there is no record keeping, no group meetings where you hear the same thing over and over, no extra costs and they tell you exactly what to eat. I eat from my list, I use their recipes (which are very tasty by the way) and I am losing weight. Nothing to calculate or remember. There is something to remember....You can't eat fruit past 2pm and you must drink 8 8 ounce glasses of water.

    Try it you will like it. Oh, and I am not affiliated with this company in any way.
    Last edited by Quiltlove; 05-18-2012 at 05:25 AM.
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    Super Member deplaylady's Avatar
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    I lost 75 lbs 7 years ago by going to WW meetings. It does works. I hate the meetings and paying the weekly money, standing in line and listening to the same old ideas. I gained some back, so I'm back at WW again again - this time on line. So much easier to track what I'm eating (that's the real secret for me, to write down everything you eat) and since Dec I've lost 25 lbs.

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    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
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    I just started WW online. Having a tough time - one week I lose, next week I gain. I have not joined any of the message boards on WW - I think if I do that it would help encourage me.
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    Junior Member dottie's Avatar
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    Went to WW last year and lost 18 lbs..just started the diet at home yesterday...one thing that helps me is to keep a good supply of fruits and veggies and make some veggie soup with chicken broth and whatever spices you like.
    Be positive and take it one day at a time and say I CAN DO IT.
    Weight only once a week because your weight will vary from day to day.
    Good luck

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