Anyone else doing Weight Watchers?

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    Jan 31, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I started a couple of weeks ago and lost 7 pounds so far. I'm wondering if anyone else is doing WW and wants to be weight loss buddies on here. icon_smile.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 01, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    Do you actually go to the meetings, or just keep up with your points? I'm just curious. There's a slew of women at work who say they do weight watchers, but they don't do weigh-ins or meetings, just eat those low point Lean Cuisines. And they never seem to lose any weight.

    Good for you for making progress so quickly, that's great!
  • gymingit

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    Feb 01, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    I've never been myself, but what I have learned from searching, is that eating snacks between meals actually works to keep your metabolism up. I believe that's why WW's and Jenny C actually works for people. EXERCISE as well.

    My trainer has always stressed getting your metabolism up and eating every 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Small meals and Snacks. Good Ones of course.

    Good luck on the WW's, I'm sure you will do well.

    LANCE
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    Feb 01, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidDo you actually go to the meetings, or just keep up with your points? I'm just curious. There's a slew of women at work who say they do weight watchers, but they don't do weigh-ins or meetings, just eat those low point Lean Cuisines. And they never seem to lose any weight.

    Good for you for making progress so quickly, that's great!


    I go to meetings and track my points. I have been increasing my exercise too. Without meetings, it's easy to slip up because there's no accountability. For myself, whenever I've done WW in the past, within two weeks of not going to meetings, I was slipping back to old eating habits.
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    Feb 01, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidDo you actually go to the meetings, or just keep up with your points? I'm just curious. There's a slew of women at work who say they do weight watchers, but they don't do weigh-ins or meetings, just eat those low point Lean Cuisines. And they never seem to lose any weight.

    Good for you for making progress so quickly, that's great!


    Hot damn those Lean Cuisine meals are good. I used to steal them from my mom when I was in high school/college
  • Tyinstl

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    Feb 01, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    I lost 50 lbs on weight watchers when I was in high school and I still use a modified version of the points system for my fitness.

    For your reference:

    #POINTS = Calories/50 + Fat/6 - Min[Fiber/4, 1]
  • Tyinstl

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    Feb 01, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    Oh, and go to the meetings. Find a leader who inspires you, it's well worth it.
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    Feb 01, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    im doing WW too, i love it, and the meetings keep u on board and its cool cuz u can still go out and drink with ur friends! hollah!
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 01, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    jlly_rnchr saidDo you actually go to the meetings, or just keep up with your points? I'm just curious. There's a slew of women at work who say they do weight watchers, but they don't do weigh-ins or meetings, just eat those low point Lean Cuisines. And they never seem to lose any weight.

    Good for you for making progress so quickly, that's great!


    I go to meetings and track my points. I have been increasing my exercise too. Without meetings, it's easy to slip up because there's no accountability. For myself, whenever I've done WW in the past, within two weeks of not going to meetings, I was slipping back to old eating habits.




    I totally understand. I know a great many people whom have lost weight through WW so I know that it works. Yes, they would go to the meetings and weigh themselves every week. One of my coworkers has lost 60 lbs over a year on WW when nothing else worked. Just as you, however, when she stopped going to the meetings the calories started to creep back on and she gained 15 lbs. I've seen this happen dozens of times through people that I know. I think WW is somewhat like AA since you have to continue WW to keep the weight off, or fall off the wagon.
  • LIGuy

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    Feb 01, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI started a couple of weeks ago and lost 7 pounds so far. I'm wondering if anyone else is doing WW and wants to be weight loss buddies on here. icon_smile.gif


    Hey Christian.. Robert here.. on Long Island but boy.... I'm also working to drop a few pounds... have been doubling up on cardio and eating LOTS of fruits and veggies.. mostly...... dropped about 15 lbs.. have put about 3 back on....... working to take it down some more.

    I personally find it really hard.... but determined.

    43 here.... 6 feet... now at around 190 lbs..... 6 weeks ago was a little over 200lbs....

    Fit.. but just want to slim down.

    Let me know... Robert

    PS: Also in relationship here.
  • LIGuy

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    Feb 01, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Is there a gay WW in the city?
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    I don't know of a gay WW. I go to a meeting by my office. The people there are totally cool about me being queer. Not sure how it would go over in LI, probably depends on where you live.
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    I used weight watchers to loose my first fifty pounds as well. I think it is a good introduction to weight loss and fitness. It really gave me the discipline to go on to other things.

    After about the first fifty pounds I kind of leveled off in the program. They really don't don't specify what and when you should be eating but you just have a certain allotment of points.

    What this meant was that I had a lost weight but i had just become a small version of the pear I was at 250 pounds. I left weight watchers and floundered for a while but then discovered Body for Life. That is the program I ultimately attribute to taking me out of the chubby category into a lean/athletic one.
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    Feb 02, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    You look awesome. icon_smile.gif
  • LIGuy

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    Feb 02, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    I agree... great job
  • crewdude1

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    Feb 07, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    I didn’t go to the meetings but I used the recipes and tracked my points and lost 45 pounds in a few months. I then stopped tracking my points, but continued eating the kinds of foods and recipes as I did before and have maintained my weight. What I liked about weight watchers is that it didn’t really feel like a diet – I was never hungry - but more about just learning how to eat better in general– how to continue to eat the kind of things I liked to eat including things like Lasagna, Cheeseburger and Fries, etc. but just making them myself and making them in better ways and out of better things. Some or the recipes are just as good as anything you would eat in an upscale restaurant and my cook-at-home menu is now a lot more diverse and interesting then it was before. I highly recommend it.
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    Feb 08, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    That's my experience as well.