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Old 02-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Weight watchers?

My boss just joined up and is really happy with weight watchers ( it's only been a week)...

I'm thinking of joining too but... really wanted some other opinions first.
Any body ever try this? Does it work? Does the weight stay off?
How much did you lose and how long did it take? Did you go to the meetings or just join the "online" group? Any advice?

I really need to lose 20 or 30 pounds!!!!
I'm getting bigger every day.

Help!!!

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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My MIL got on this diet but didn't work for her. The best thing to lose weight is to limit the food portions and exercise. When she stopped eating too much bread, sweets and joined a gym she lost about 20 pounds. Try walking, biking, jogging (or any cardio exercise) for 30-45 minutes every day and eat in moderation Pds. You will see the difference within weeks. Good luck to you.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Dina! I have been cutting down on my food intake (calorie wise) I just can't seem to get that exercise part down. I'm soooo lazy!
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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Here is my take on 'Dieting'

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Btw, LA WeightLoss just closed up about a dozen locations in our area
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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On my way out the door. Boss likes it if I show up on time.
Will read this tonight. Thanks Butcher.

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Old 02-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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I think WW works for many people, my sister lost 50lbs on WW but has gained it all back over the last few years. If you have other people around you doing it too I'm sure you would do great!

I count calories. Thats how you lose weight, calories in vs. calories out. The best thing is to find out your BMR (many online sources, just google "bmr calculator") I eat many of the same foods so I know how many calories I'm consuming. I also use an online site for this which has many foods in its database and I can keep track of what I'm eating. It also has a recipe analyzer which is extremely helpful since I cook all my own food.

And of course exercise! Even if it's a walk after dinner for 30 minutes. Pick up the pace and time yourself and you will burn more calories!
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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If anyone tells you that any particular diet plan didn't work for them, then they cheated, and everyone knows that CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER!

All of the diet plans work; Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and the beat goes on and on and on. Why? Because, on the whole, Americans eat too much of everything, so if they eliminate any one food group, be it fat, carbs, proteins, red meat, yellow vegetables white rice, pink cotton candy, or whatever, their calorie intake will be reduced enough that they are now burning more calories than they consume.

If you use a diet plan you are comfortable with and will stay on, and follow an exercise plan you will also stick with, you too will lose weight.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:39 AM   #8
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Hey Pdswife! I don't know anyone who has followed any of the fad diets that has kept it off when they stopped. As with any diet you'll lose weight but if you don't learn to eat healthy, control your portions and exercise the weight will come back and probably then some when you stop. And remember as we get older our metabolism slows down so we have to do things to rev it up and to control our calorie intake.

At the first of the year I decided I was going to start taking my health seriously. I used to skip meals, drank a lot of pop, ate a lot of fried foods and other unhealthy things and most importantly quit smoking. People keep asking me, "Are you still dieting"? I'm quick to resond I'm not dieting I'm eating healthy now.

I highly recommend you read Bob Greenes "Best Life Diet". Its not a diet its a way of understanding how to make a healthier you. I also learnt a lot from Dr. Oz's books that he co wrote with another doctor. You can go to Oprahs website to find out more about what Bob and Dr. Oz are saying. Bob has his own site.

I do believe exercise is key in this whole healthy eating thing and even if it means you can only squeeze in a walk around the block thats better than nothing. Heck when I can't get to the gym I run around my family room while I watch one of the cooking shows. Ok granted I'm not watching it but listening but I know that I get in 30 minutes during this time vs sitting on my rump watching it, plus I get my cardio in and burn some calories.

Good LucK! Getting healthy is the best thing I've ever done for myself and my family.

Oh and its been 3 weeks since I started my exercise program and I can tell you that I'm building muscle, I'm starting to tone up. Its amazing! Granted I've only dropped probably 4 pounds now because I'm building muscle but thats okay because I'm seeing curves again because I'm sculpting my body.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #9
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My sister did WW last year and lost alot of weight - she also is very good about exercising. I believe WW is a lifestyle change - or at least tries to teach you that. She is not as active with it now but heres the thing, she has not gained the weight back and it has been over a year and alot of holidays. On the other hand, my MIL attempted WW and said it didn't work for her - no diet has. However, she does not exercise and I saw the way she ate while on WW - I wasn't surprised she failed.

Based on the nutrition classes I have taken in the past, I would have to say that WW is the healthiest and safest diet - this is just MY opinion.

Good luck with whatever you choose!
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:52 AM   #10
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