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6th-Dec-2009 08:05 pm - Last call for new administrator
thoughtful
Repost:

I am the administrator of this community, but am moving on to other things and would like to transfer the administration to someone else. If you'd like to become the new administrator, please send me a message to let me know - (dawni@livejournal.com).

If no one is interested in being the new administrator I'll go ahead and delete the community.
29th-Nov-2009 09:24 am - New administrator required
thoughtful
I am the administrator of this community, but am moving on to other things and would like to transfer the administration to someone else. If you'd like to become the new administrator, please send me a message to let me know - (dawni@livejournal.com).

If no one is interested in being the new administrator I'll go ahead and delete the community.
20th-Apr-2007 09:41 pm - Hello!
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Hello!  I'm new to this community.  I live in Puget Sound, WA and have recommitted myself to Weight Watchers just recently.  I'm here for the long haul - to lose 152lbs.  So glad that there is support on the web like this.  :-)
13th-Apr-2007 09:09 am - Nuts
Computer head smash
Last Friday I had 1.8 lbs left to lose to hit my 10% loss. I "celebrated" on Saturday by having some low fat vanilla frozen yogurt - not the whole carton, just maybe two cups. When I weighed myself on Sunday, I'd gained 2.2 lbs! I'm tempted to blame the gain on the frozen yogurt, but two cups of "good" ice cream can't have that much power. Luckily, the phantom gain went away (as well as another 2 ounces) on Monday. I was still a little disappointed because past experience has shown that if I lose a phantom gain, then I won't lose "real" weight that week.

I was hoping that the extra 2 ounces that I lost would translate into a somewhat better loss on the WW scale, but was prepared for no loss. Then I got on my scale this morning. I've gained 1.2 lbs! What the hell! I had a feeling it was coming, since my digital scale seems to predict a gain - the last number it flashes before settling on the final weight is usually what I'll be within two days. Yesterday it flickered this higher weight, and I don't know where it's come from. I was hoping that it would at least hold off until after my WW weigh-in before showing up.

This week has totally sucked, weight-wise. I'm still on program, and have been eating my points, and they've been healthy points. I guess I'll have to wait until next week to earn my 10%. As for today's gain, well, I'm blaming it on the date. :-)

X-posted to my personal journal.
18th-Mar-2007 10:14 am - 2 NSV's in one day!
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NSV #1:
At work last night, a co-worker outside my "inner circle" of weight loss (those whom I've told that I'm doing WW again) noticed that there's less of me. Her words? "Heather, are you losing weight? Your pants are really starting to get baggy!" She's the first one who isn't "in the know" to mention to me that my weight loss is now noticeable. I thanked her for noticing, and left the office with a smile.

NSV #2:
When I got home from work this morning, I bent down to undo my shoes. I didn't notice until I stood upright again that I'd forgotten to take my duty belt off (I'm a security officer, and I wear a huge 3-inch wide stiff belt). Before now, I'd always had to take it off before bending over to undo my shoes because it cut into my belly so much that my face would get all red. Today, I didn't even notice I hadn't taken it off.

Yay, me!
16th-Mar-2007 04:58 pm - My week
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Last week on Saturday (the day after my WI), I somehow managed to gain 2 lbs, even though I was totally on-program. I couldn't shake those rogue pounds until Tuesday, leaving my weight (according to my scale) only .2 less than the previous week. I was happy enough to get rid of the 2 lbs that I was expecting to gain a little today (usually, a 2 lb loss on my scale shows as about half that on the WW scales). And I was okay with that. After all, even if the numbers didn't change this week, things are shifting around, and disappearing - my pants are steadily feeling looser.

Imagine my surprise when my weigher announced that I'd done well again this week - a 1.4 lb loss! Shazam!

I won't include my ticker this time since I use my 'home' weight for that, but this week's loss makes my WW weight and my home weight only dissimilar by .2 lbs. I have now lost 16.8 lbs! *happy dance*
26th-Feb-2007 08:00 pm - No wonder everyone's getting so fat!
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I saw this in _weightwatchers , and was flabbergasted. I had to share.

This is from The Center for Science and the Public Interest. It's about extreme eating. And the pdf they've attached is startling.

http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/xtremeeating.pdf

This is the article it was attached to: http://www.cspinet.org/new/200702233.html

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It makes my stomach queasy just thinking about it!
sports
I'm completely clueless when it comes to actually "eating right". Just when I think I'm doing something right, someone tells me I'm doing something wrong.

I just opened up the latest Weight Watchers E-Newsletter and found some really helpful info. I thought I would post it for those of you who don't get the newsletter.

Before a Workout: Best-Bet Food Combos
Low-fat yogurt with sliced banana
Skim milk blended with frozen fruit to make a smoothie
Low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple chunks
Small chicken or turkey sandwich on whole-wheat bread
Low-fat string cheese and grapes
No-sugar-added applesauce or a diced apple mixed with low fat cottage cheese or ricotta cheese (try sprinkling with cinnamon)
Hard-boiled eggs, yolks removed and replaced with hummus
Half a sweet potato topped with low-fat cottage cheese and sprinkled with nutmeg (or for something savory, add a spoonful of salsa)

After a Workout: Replenish Repasts
One or two poached eggs on whole-wheat toast
Bean burrito: a whole wheat tortilla filled with black beans, salsa, and a little reduced fat-cheese
Stir-fried chicken and vegetables (try pepper, zucchini, and carrot) over brown rice
Whole-wheat pasta tossed with chicken, broccoli and eggplant
Whole grain cereal or oatmeal, with milk and fruit (such as a sliced banana)

The article also talks about maintaining proper hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty and drink at least 16 ounces of water two hours before a workout, and about 6 to 12 every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise. (An ounce is about a mouthful.)
24th-Feb-2007 02:53 pm - interesting recipe
tv4
I was at a scrapbooking/wedding seminar a little while ago and as a "treat" they brought out a huge wedding cake and cut big slices for everyone. I passed of course. Luckily, I'm not a big cake fan.

Anyway - I mentioned I was doing weight watchers and a lady sitting across from me mentioned mixing chocolate cake mix and diet coke and then filling cupcake wrappers and sticking them in the oven...each one is two points. Also, you can do white cake mix and diet sprite/sprite zero. Just mix, no eggs or milk or any of that.

Does anyone else know anything about this? I meant to ask her for more detail but things got a busy with people leaving and talking, etc.

By the way - I'm new...my name is Sonia from Dallas, Texas. I have just started week 7 and have lost 13 lbs.
24th-Feb-2007 01:07 pm - Dangerous pizza
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I haven't had pizza since I started WW in January. Before that, it wasn't uncommon for me to stop at the nearby Little Caesar's and pick up a $5 medium pepperoni pizza just for me. I'd eat half that day, and the rest the next day.

I was at M&M Meat Shop on Thursday, stocking up on frozen fruit and chicken breasts when I impulsively bought four of the personal deep dish pepperoni pizzas. Before WW, I could easily eat 2 of these in a sitting for lunch, and then have a big dinner, too. I didn't check the points until I got home - 9 points each!! But they're so-o-o-o good. But they're also kind of small to be spending 9 whole points on. :-( I'm saving them for days when I've eaten little, or low-points all day. Guess I won't be buying those anymore!
15th-Feb-2007 08:38 pm - Newbie!
fourleafclover
Hi all, I am new here and excited to find a place where I can get support and hopefully give support to others also. I am a 34 year old female in Texas. I lost 60-70 lbs a few years ago on the South Beach diet. Since October of 2006, I have slowly gained around 25 lbs back. I had tried to start phase 1 back a few times, and that is a difficult thing to do, especially with the holidays.

Anyway, I started doing Weight Watchers Flexplan. I have done this before with success. I went last week and paid the meeting fee and bought the starter kit. I am going to weigh in on Wednesday mornings.

So far, so good!

Shelley
11th-Feb-2007 01:03 am - Newbie
December 2011
I just discovered this community, so thought I would say Hello.  I've been a Weight Watchers member now for 7 months and have managed to lose 64 pounds so far.  I still have a lot more to lose and I get a lot of motivation and support from the online message boards at weightwatchers.ca.  I hope this will be another source of inspiration and sharing! :)
9th-Feb-2007 08:13 pm - Peanut Butter fix?
weight watchers

Good Evening all :)

As some of you know I am a lifetime member of WW (joined on 1/10/06 and made lifetime in December).  I am a huge peanut butter fanatic.

Now, as we all know, PB is so high in fat and in points. 

I was wondering how you fellow PB-addicts get in your fix.  I have tried the Better N' Peanut Butter (2 pts for 2 TBSP) and love it ... and I am currently waiting on a shipment from Bell Plantation with my PB2 order.  I was wondering if there were other ways to kill the craving.

Any tips/recommendations/advice would be highly appreciated. 

Much ♥

x-posted to <lj comm="ww_users">, <lj comm="ww_nj_nyc">, <lj comm="wwonline"> and <lj comm="ww_lj">

25th-Jan-2007 07:02 pm - How do you get your oils?
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I see from the current WW materials that it seems quite important to the WW folks that we get at least 2 oils a day. Is this really that important? The only oil I have in my pantry is Pam Cooking Spray. I don't use oil to cook my chicken - I have a Foreman Grill for that. I generally prefer my veggies raw instead of cooked. A WW friend at work is adamant that I get these oils daily. She even goes so far as to add a tablespoon or two to frozen dinners (Lean Cuisines, etc)! My opinion? Yuck!

I honestly don't see the urgency for this. There are enough foods that have oils in them naturally that I don't think I need to be going around adding my own.

How do you deal with this issue?
20th-Jan-2007 02:49 pm - Hi, I'm Heather, and I'm new here
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I just joined WW for the third time on Friday. First time was in 1999, and I lost 45lbs. Which I gained back. Second time was 2003 or '04 online, and I lost 25lbs before plateauing for 3 months and giving up. I gained that back, too. This time, I'm the heaviest I've ever been, and the crappiest I've ever felt about myself. I've decided that $56/month is worth it if I can feel better about myself and my health. I've been telling myself that I couldn't afford the $56/month, but I've finally realized - I can't afford *not* to do this.

Now that I'm obsessing (already!) about food in a whole new (and better) way, I'm also realizing that I have no idea how to eat properly without guidance! For way too long I've been settling for prepackaged crap.

No more yo-yo dieting for me. I'm embracing the WW way of life - after all, it's the only way that's ever really worked for me.
15th-Jan-2007 10:46 am - New Member!
btvs: well-behaved women
Hiya! I've been on and off the Weight Watchers program for a few years now. I've recently gotten back in the swing of things and I'm determined to reach my goals to a new and healthier me.
 
I'm a social carnivore, meaning that while I lead a primarily vegetarian lifestyle, I still eat some meat, mainly pork and chicken. I'm fairly active on the 'Vegetarians Get Together' forums over on the official Weight Watchers site and help run one of the daily threads.
 
I hope that this community will become more active and that we all can reach our goals of a healthier lifestyle!
30th-Dec-2006 12:59 pm - Yummy Snacks
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Kellogg's Nutrigrain Munch'ems Bite-Size Granola Snacks
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Flavour or Honey Oat Flavour
1 package = 2 points

I just discovered these snacks on our last trip to the grocery store, and I LOVE them! They're crunchy, and sweet, and I find a package of them to be very filling. Plus, I'm always a big fan of portion control, and these packages are great to throw in your bag to keep as an emergency snack while you're away from home for the day. Very yummy... I highly recommend them!
30th-Dec-2006 12:16 pm - Happy New Year
foxy
In the last year I lost 20 lbs and kept it off. The kept it off part is the most important for me.
I hope in the coming year to loose 60. My goal was 100 lbs. If I only manage 20 lbs a year so be it then it takes me 5 years. It's better than taking off five puttin on 10.

SO here's my hope for all of you who read this.
May the fat fairy get lost for good,
May the clothes sizes get smaller and
May the sweetest thing in your life be the feeling of success!

Happy New Years everyone
2nd-Oct-2006 02:13 pm(no subject)
Garfield - Nom Nom Nom
What makes you beautiful?

When do you feel the most beautiful? What attributes to beauty do you have? When do you feel the most comfortable? What makes you happy?

Sometimes in this world of diet and excersize, we only see beauty as a size, or certain weight. What i want to know, is what makes you beautiful now! Is beautiful when you realize that you'll never be a size 2, but you can be a gorgeous size 12!? Or is beauty when you surround yourself with people who love you? Is beauty when you realize that losing those dreeaded 10 pounds wont make anyone love you more?

I want to know.





x-posted everywhere. I think everyone needs to be reminded that they are beautiful.
30th-Sep-2006 11:38 am - Check-in!
thoughtful
Hi all! The community's been awfully quiet lately, so I thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing. How is your Weight Watchers journey going? Reached any milestones? Discovered any new "Points Bargains"? Talk to me! :)

I had a bit of a rough summer, Weight Watchers-wise... seems like I kept losing and gaining the same couple of pounds over and over again!... but I am back on track for the fall, and am actually looking forward to Monday's WI. I've lost just over 90 lbs so far, so my next milestone is 95... then on to the big 100!

Hope to hear from you guys!
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