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irishiii41

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 15:28
Hello everyone!! Is anyone doing WW without actually joining or reading the books? It seems pretty simple to count points. A friend on WW gave me the questions to answer to determine my points each day. I really dont think I need to join WW and pay the money. What does everyone else think?
Jennylinda

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 15:51
I'm pretty much doing the same thing.. I'm not really interested in going to meetings or anything, and there is a lot of information available about weight watchers online.
Good luck!
irishiii41

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 15:55
Yeah, I've found so much stuff on the internet. I'm thinking about buying the dine out book from ebay. And maybe the points calculator, in case I'm away from my computer and I havent planned ahead. Have you been doing the WW diet long? Thanks for the luck and good luck to you too!!
Jennylinda

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 19:41
sounds like a great idea... I'm trying not to dine out as much but you know it's going to happen enivitably, so I'm going to get that book too!
I just started the WW plan yesterday, it's going pretty well so far.. I'm just getting used to being accountable for everything I eat!
MrsJ819

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 19:46
I didn't join WW formally. You can get all the books on ebay and also try half.com - they have a bunch of the cookbooks for $.75. I'm about 3 weeks in and I have a pretty good handle on the points that are in the things I like to eat - and I downloaded a listing of the points in the most popular fast foods - if I can find the link I'll post it - it's a pretty comprehensive list - 27 pages from Arbys to McDonald's to Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts - you get the idea.
dumplingirl

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 21:30
i have been apart of ww for years. I was successful one time and kept it off for years. Now i have put double the weight on due to stress. I dont know if i will go back to the meetings. I am signed up until the 8th of April. I am so tired of being fat. I hate my self. I am 60 pounds overweight. I also have the bowflex machine treadclimber and do not use it. No excuses. I just have no motivation. I NEED HELP from someone who is struggling and succeeding
Dumplingirl
Chickadee18

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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 08:35
I would highly recommend joining and going to the meetings. It may not seem like it helps much, but to be held accountable every week and to receive such an amazing amount of support from your group is like nothing you can find online! This is my second time on WW and I am having success, again. The first time was when I was younger and did not stick to it although I lost around 60 pounds. College did me in. Now, I am trying again because I am just tired of being fat! I have been on WW now for about 2 months and am approaching my 10% goal. This lifestyle has changed my life and I am very happy with the results (and the meetings!). Hope this helps!
dumplingirl

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 09:06
I agree, but I need something more. The lady leading is kind of rude. I just get tired of her. I need encouragement not hand holding , she just has 2 strong of a personallity that makes you feel like you are an inconveince.
Dumplingirl
dumplingirl

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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 09:08
I hope you stay with it. I love the people at ww but I cancelled my membership and April 8th I will be done. I am going to give this a chance. I am not blaming ww I just feel that it is toooo exspensive for me right now. If I am not putting in the effort I am wasting money. For some reason I will hope that this will help me want to stay in at ww and see my weight change. I love the challenges here.
Dumplingirl
Chickadee18

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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 10:48
Sorry you have had a bad experience with WW meetings. I don't think I could find a better leader than the one I have. She is great! I know it is up to each individual as to what works best for them, so hopefully this will work for you! As far as money goes, I understand that, but I use it as a part of motivation to become a lifer Smile
snieswia

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 11:29
This seems like a great online community with very similar situations. I just start WW here 2 wks ago. Like most of you, I am not a formal WW member and am finding great freebies online. I did go buy the portable pts calculator so I can eat right when I'm away from my computer. I've only lost 4 lbs...50 to go. I think I'm doing really well but would have expected more than 1.5 loss this wk. What is really working for me is planning at least 2-3 full days at a time...every single thing I eat has already been put in my journal head of time. That keeps me in the right mindset and no random snacking.

I usually never participate in any groups or forums but think this may help. Looking forward to more....
alideni

Joined: Mar 08
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Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 13:36
I have been on FS for about a year & have recently started using WW points system for more guidance in my food choices. It is working well for me. I have never been to a WW meeting, but my Mom is a Lifetime Member! Wink I found a great website for WW points @ restaurants. Try http://www.dwlz.com/restaurants.html. There is a lot of info there!

Best of luck to everyone!
God is my strength and shield, and my provider,
A strong deliverer at my right hand. -Psalm 28:7
sassychiken

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 13 Mar 2009, 10:29
I'm kind of the camp that I think INITIALLY, going to meetings is a good idea. It sort of lays the groundwork, and allows an immediate and educated response to any questions that might come up. I was a meeting member for about 4 months and it really helped me get a jump-start. Now I'm experimenting with going at it on my own (like some others here, it was a strain on my monthly budget).

That said, I think as long as you are brutally honest with yourself about your points, I think you can do it on your own (with either online support or friends). Just remember though, you do kinda have to be hard on yourself -- if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself!!! Better to be tough now and reap the benefits down the road! Smile
awaske14

Joined: Nov 08
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Posted: 13 Mar 2009, 13:46
I have been an on again off again weight watcher member for about 6 years. I had really great luck with it when I first joined. I tried it again and I found it didnt work for me. I think it had a geat deal to do with the leader.

The first time I joined, we weighed in and all sat in a circle. One by one the leader asked us if we had gained or lost and how much. If we lost there was applause and congrats, but if we gained we discussed why we had gained, what was going on, what we were eating, stuff like that. I trully felt accountable for my ups and downs.

The last time I joined, I walked in, weighed in, sat down in a group of people and no one said anything. Nothing was said about us as individuals, just about the program. It was the same accountablity as hoping on the scale at home. Why go.
JLM83

Joined: Mar 08
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Posted: 13 Mar 2009, 13:57
I was a Weight Watchers kid. Not officially Smile but my mother was ALWAYS on WW growing up. I go to meetings when I feel a little heavy, but I can't go all the time, simply because it's too expensive. Also, counting points is pretty much a way-of-life for me at this point. Even my boyfriend understands points, and he's never been to a meeting in his life.

I think my point is just that you can TOTALLY do WW without meetings, but it is really important to have someone with you that understands it through & through. If you don't, just go to the meetings for a few months til you get the hang of it. Then you can roll from there.
llamkin

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 19 Mar 2009, 01:29
Wondered if anyone can answer a question for me.I heard the max amount of fiber you can count on the WW plan is 4 even if the food has a greater fiber value.Am trying to do this on my own with several of my work buddies and someone who had gone to WW told one of my friends this.I bought a packet off ebay, but none of the books or info I have mentions this.Anyone know? I started in Jan and have lost 18 lbs so far, but have hit a dry spell last couple of weeks. Thanks for any help.
Dennymac

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 19 Mar 2009, 03:02
I have never been told to watch my fibre intake when i used to go to the meetings simply to watch my points. Not saying that is the case but ive never heard that before. x
im not fat im fluffy!
janfos

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 19 Mar 2009, 05:25
On the points slider, that you use to determine the amount of points any given food has. The slider only goes to 4, therefore that is the highest amount you can use to determine your points, but if you are monitering fiber, you can count the full amount. Hope that helps
Janice



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