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Friday, October 20th, 2006
2:56 pm
I AM a Weight "watcher" but not on program
I'm pretty poor this month for food because we had massive power outages which distroyed our cold food supply. Being as I get food stamps I can't just replace it. Anyway I haven't passed out yet and i'm wondering if this is a good idea to keep up or not. I don't know all the deatails of points so if someone could maybe break it down for me it might help. Thanks


Everything bagel from Wegmans
w/ Philly Garden Vegatable Cream cheese

2 large mugs of Tazo tea with a TBSP of Honey Each


PowerBar Harvest Whole Grain (250 calories/45 from fat)

Bottled Water


Crystle Light to go


Leftovers from yesturdays Fish dinner with curly frieds (baked) and corn.

Any thoughts?

How long do we think i can survive on this diet....

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
4:33 am
new here
Well I'm new to the community. I'm a little dissapointed that this community isn't more recent. I'm hoping to start dieting now that my daughter is about 6 months. I'm looking for a safe way to lose the weight without jepordizing my daughters health since we are breastfeeding. I figured Weight watchers is the way to do it, But there is no way I can afford it. Especially since i'll be losing slower then everyone else in order to keep up my milk supply.

I'm a 25 yr old mom of 2. Both girls. One is 3yrs old and the other just turned 7mo. I'm currently 210lbs. My heaviest was 250 or so after my first daughter. I got down to about 200 and then had my second. I Did better with the second pregnancy about not eating so much. And I lost alot of it right after delivery. But I'd really like to get down below 200. My Pre-pregnancy before my first was 180. Even that is a little heavy for me. I've never been very petite, but I just want to feel comfortable in my own body. Right now that is definatly not the case, and it is starting to weigh on my self-esteem (pun intended).

Anyway, Here I am and i'll just be watching and hopefully getting some pointers on how to start this journey. :)

Current Mood: curious
Monday, May 1st, 2006
12:45 pm
1. What's your name?

Sandra Mort, like the screen name says ;)

2. Where do you live?

Currently living in Baltimore MD, hoping to move to Bklyn in the fall.

3. Why did you join this group?

Looking for some moral support, some tips, some sharing of my (sadly extensive) experience on WW ;)

4. What is your history with dieting and exercise?

Been on various pay diets but the only one I'd personally recommend is WW. I like the Zone (moderate carbs balanced w/ fat and protein) and have incorporated some of the principles into my day to day life.

Exercising is something I haven't done enough of and with my back injury I need to move a little slowly, but I have a weekly walking date with a friend and started a yoga class this past week. Hopefully my infant will cooperate with being left in the babysitting room. *sigh* It's medically necessary but still. Bleah.

5. What is your current weight loss goal, and why? How do you think you're doing?

Would you believe I don't really know? I mean, when people *ask* I say my goal is 161, but that's just because my all time adult low (during college) was 162 and I'd like to be below that. I was 258 when I got pregnant with my youngest child, gained at least 30 lbs during pregnant and (as always) took it all off by 6 weeks postpartum. When he was three months old, I went on a strict diet to identify allergies and made it down to under 200. This week, I dropped the diet to see if he had outgrown them and so far he's doing well, but I want to continue losing, so I'm going onto WW again to keep in the right direction.

How am I doing? Well, if weight loss is the goal, I'm down 60 or so lbs and have gone from size 26 to size 16 and those are getting loose too. But my muscle tone is poor and I'm very weak, as I said, because of a back injury. Working on overall health and fitness is a high priority for this summer. I've got a Monday or Wednesday morning date to go walking with a friend. Tuesday afternoons I usually go out w/ the kids and husband and often get a good bit of walking done. Fridays I'll be taking yoga. Somewhere in there I'm hoping to take a water aerobics class, too. Weekends often have lots of walking involved, and summer is coming and we go to the beach. Ideally, I'd like to fit in one more exercise class on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, since the gym that I just joined last Monday is walking distance from my house and they do babysitting in the mornings.

6. Do you have any limitations on what you can do? (Time, energy, resources or physical constraints): HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Funny question! Let's see. Three kids (7, 5 and 1), two of them homeschooled. Back injury, depression and asthma. Somewhat limited money. No television or vcr for workouts at home, though I've got a tv tuner card on the pc and am hoping to figure out how to watch the videos on FitTv. And for at least one more week the car will be in the shop. A blessing and a curse -- we're walking more when we go out, but going out less often.

7. What kind of support network do you have currently? Friends, family, a gym near my house.

8. Any tips to share? Not offhand, but maybe later. Today I'm sleepy ;)
Monday, January 30th, 2006
11:45 am
i lost my copy of the points of foods. can someone send me a copy...or does anyone have an ebook they can send me??? i have the slider....but i need the list of foods like bananas, carrots, etc. thanks in advance to whomever can help me.
Monday, September 5th, 2005
10:35 pm
I don't know if this was posted already, but it's helped me out:

Monday, August 8th, 2005
8:09 am
You WW women
Kroger *at least in my area* is having a sale on their Smart Ones dinners for Weight Watchers. They are half off if you buy 10 with an additional 5 dollars off if you use your Kroger Plus card. :)
Friday, August 5th, 2005
9:01 pm
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
8:33 pm
For my weight watchers friends
Okay buddies. I've decided WW is the way to go. However the price is steep *for me* so I want to make sure it is something I will do.

1. Do you go to the actual Weight Watchers place or just use online?

2. If you go online how do you know your weighing yourself accurately at home?

3. What are the pros and cons of each in your opinion?

4. Does the online one just show recipies? Or do I get the point system stuff to understand it?

5. Are the recipies NORMAL or are they Martha Stewarts I have 5 uninterupted hours to cook and mucho money to buy fresh fruit recipies?

4. Does anyone just want to share with me since I'm broke? :D

X-posted to poor_ww,curvy_ww,the_chub_club,august2004 and cristy24 .
Thursday, April 28th, 2005
12:22 am
Is there anyone still here at this community? MODS?
Thursday, February 17th, 2005
1:15 pm
Intro Post
Since I don't think I have ever introduced myself formally here, here goes. All through high school I hovered below 100 pounds because I was constantly on the move and eating fairly healthy. I did dance, track, anything you name it

Well I went to college and due to many things, dining halls, depression, lots of stuff, I gained the freshman 30! Now I just want to get down to about 110-115 because I think I pretty much looked my best at that weight

I started doing Weight Watchers at 135.5 and I went down to 125.5 pretty easily but then I started cheating hardcore and eating an insane amount of chips everytime I went near them. So I am recommiting myself to this so I can lose the rest of this weight and also get started on my running program again

Starting Weight: 135.5
Current Weight: 128.5
STGW: 125.0
LTGW: 110.0

Ok well enough babbling from me, everyone have a good day :)
Thursday, February 10th, 2005
9:10 am
new challenges!
Hi all!

Hope you are all having a nice new year!

Below is information for new challenges (1 for weight, 1 for water, 1 for exercise) which will be ran:

We will be running a weight challenge which will run till March 29th. We have chosen this day as March 29th will be the start of Easter holidays.

The water challenge has the aim of helping us to drink 8 glasses of water per day. This challenge is measured by glasses drunk per week and will run through the length of the weight challenge.

The exercise challenge has the aim of helping us to be more active in ourselves. The challenge is measured by number of times exercised as compared to bonus points earned.

If you wish to be included in these challenges please email me stating which (or all!) you wish to be included in. The details I need for the challenges are:

1. Name you wish to be known by
2. Weigh in day
3. Current weight
4. Weight aimed for by end of challenge
5. Which challenge(s) you wish to take part in (weight / exercise / water)
6. Whether you wish your details to be known by other challengers
7. If you wish to go on the "fun" list (jokes etc)

Please email these details to ww_challengers@yahoo.co.uk

We also have 2 groups which you may wish to visit to chat and share results etc. I'd encourage you if you can to use the live journal group more than msn but thats totally up to you. The 2 groups are located at:



Hope to hear from you all soon!

Sb x
Monday, January 31st, 2005
1:25 pm
I lost 4 lbs this week - FOUR! this not having money to blow on food thing is starting to work out ;)
Friday, January 28th, 2005
12:59 pm
I thought I would post this because a lot of people seem to either not have access to it or not know where to find it. This is the healthy weight chart from weightwatchers.com. It's how you should choose your goal weight.
Remember, WW rounds your height UP. I'm 5'6 1/2" so WW says I'm 5'7"

Chart Behind CutCollapse )

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
10:56 pm
New Foodie with a Weight Loss Mission
I'm in the all-the-points you can waste crowd today. Being snowed in makes it that more difficult to resist the pull of a half-empty bottle of wine and hot cocoa.

I've lost 25.4 lbs (the .4 is increasingly important to me) but I'm not where I aught ot be after 25 weeks, I don't think. I need to exercise, but yoga is too expensive to keep up, as are the dance classes...haven't the gumption to exercise without organization.

I'm living on Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones. They were buy one get one free or $3 (dep on brand) at the Giant last week and my budget is getting tight since I started on the WW and hit the Sushi bar down the street every time I don't have a lot of points to use for dinner.

What's the best butter sub? When you need to substitute a whole pat? Anyone?

Current Mood: HUNGRY!
9:28 pm
Over-eating: code red
I CAN NOT STOP EATING TODAY!!! I don't know what it is! I know I'm not hungry, but I just keep eating. I'm not going through any emotional turmoil whatsoever. In fact, I'd have to say I'm happier in general than I have been in a long time. I'm not necessarily bored. I can't figure out what it is. The ONLY thing I can think of that could have POSSIBLY triggered some internal instinct to eat. Eat. EAT! is that the last few days it has been 65º to 70º and today it was 28º in the middle of the afternoon. But I haven't noticed anyone else eating like I am. What is triggering this and how do I stop it?!

Current Mood: distressed
Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
10:03 pm
Hey Y'all--

My name is Sarah, I'm 25, and I just joined Weight Watchers yesterday. I was already familiar with the program as my mom lost 35 pounds on it and has kept it off (give or take 3 lbs) for 2 years now. I'm very proud of her, and she's inspired me, so for Christmas my lovely mother gave me a WW membership. Yay for Mom!! Anyhow, I'm a medical student living on a tight budget and tight time schedule, so I think that my biggest challenges are goign to be to find healthy food that I can afford and time to fix it. Exercise has always been a big part of my life and I already make time for that (it's one of the few things that has kept me sane through med school). Anyhow, I'm at 181 now. I was at 186 in May and I got it down to 176 over the summer, but obviously it's trying to come back now. I'd like to get down to about 155, but honestly I like being curvy so my goal weight is a work in progress.

Anyhow, y'all seem like a nice group of people and I'm looking for some support! Nice to meet you!


Current Mood: chipper
Monday, January 10th, 2005
1:49 am
Great find for Hot Chocolate lovers!
I've had this in my pantry for awhile but just recently calculated it.

Nestle's Carb Select Fat Free (with calcium) is 25 calories per packet, <1g fiber and 0 fat (obviously, its fat free). Well, after doing the math, I discovered that THREE packets that total to 75 calories, 1 g fiber and still no fat is still just one point. Thats right, you can have three, count 'em THREE, 6 oz cups of hot chocolate for 1 sweet point (or do what I do and make one big super chocolatey cup).

Had to share. I'm off to my big ass cup of cocoa.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, January 8th, 2005
4:13 pm
El Chico anyone?
I am REALLY craving mexican food and El Chico is one of the cheapest good places i know. I called the store to ask where I can get nutritional info (its not on the site) and they said I have to send in a comment on the website or call the 800 number, but nobody is there on weekends. So I was wondering - has anyone else already done this and can share the info? If not, I'm just gonna go, do the best guessing I can and then call money to tally up the damage. I have 18 points saved for dinner. I'm sure some enchiladas and chips wont go 35 points over the 18.

By the way - on top of the dining out companion, dietfacts.com is great (click restaraunts). It has a lot of places not mentioned in the dining out book (like olive garden) with points already tallied. It doesn't have the full menu of anywhere, but it gives you at least a few options from a lot of different places. And it arms you for what you don't expect. Did any of you know real chicken enchiladas from don pablos are 20 points? Sheesh!

Thursday, January 6th, 2005
8:40 pm
12:14 am
new community
Thought you might like to know theres a new WW community. Its called ww_challengers and is where challenges will take place. Please come and say hi if you can!

Sb x
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