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    Helping Hands
    Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:04 am
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    I am working on getting healthier and in top shape. I have joined a gym and I am becoming a total gym bunny - I love it and have grown very commited to working out daily. I also want to change my lifestyle in other ways, including eating healthy, well-balanced meals that are lighter, healthier, and lower in fat. I have heard that following the Weight Watchers guidelines is a great way to change your eating patterns and develop a healthier way of eating and veiwing food. Could anyone share some general guidelines with me about WW? I know that one normally joins WW, and the plan is something that members can then access, so please share only whatever you are comfortable sharing...but I would just love to hear about some general guidelines of the plan, so that I could start integrating them now, while also deciding if it is the right plan for me (and perhaps joining at a later date). I hesitate to jump right in and join, without knowing anything about it, so a bit of introductory info would be great! Thanks so much in advance!

    we have a few gals with some great recipes for WW
    here is one
    from justcallmetoni

    http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=25930

    she is my cohost in the lowfat forum
    here is some more

    http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbooks/tags/weightwatchers

    I think anyone of these gals would be willing to share with you icon_smile.gif
    I went to WW a long time ago and I swear by it. WW changes and improves all the time so they have gotten better. Going with a lowfat lifestyle change is a good direction to start.
    Helping Hands
    Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:42 pm
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    Thanks so much. Very helpful post! I really appreciate it! icon_biggrin.gif
    Borealis Beegirl
    Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:55 pm
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    I belong to TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) It is a nationwide (50+ years old) non profit (approximately $60.00 a year) group. I have lost over 80 lbs and have kept it off over 3 years. Some of the ideas we have are the same as Ww, but we are less commercialized - hence the cheaper price. You may want to check it out. It is less strict and is a support group. Some people need more structure, others can do it with less.
    justcallmetoni
    Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:15 pm
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    Just saying hello. wave.gif

    Regardless of what approach you use, please feel free to ask questions or share any recipes or tips that have helped you.
    ellie_
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:01 am
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    I wish we could bring back the "WW what are you eating" thread -- I know it helps me to write down my meal plan for the day -- I do it on ww.com, but is anyone else interested in this type of thread?

    Some of my WW recipes that work for me:

    Ravioli Bake (Ww) -- on this one I tried it with one package of spinach and 1 zucchini an 1 yellow summer squash sliced and it worked and my family enjoyed it.
    Herb-Grilled Corn (Ww)
    0 Point Soup - Ww
    Pork With Pasta (Ww)
    Veggie Frittata (Ww)
    Baked Salmon With Horseradish (Ww)
    Grilled Drumsticks (Ww)
    Red Snapper With Spanish Sofrito Sauce (Ww)
    Chicken Wraps (Ww)
    Mac N' Cheese With Brocolli (Ww)
    Sloppy Joes (Ww and Crock-Pot)
    Beef, Beet and Cabbage Soup (Crock Pot and Ww)
    Scrambled Egg Beaters (Ww)
    Healthy Fish Sandwiches (Ww)
    Crock Pot Lasagna (Ww)
    Spinach and Feta Omelet (Ww)
    justcallmetoni
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:26 am
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    ellie -

    I'd be happy to start here. Only thing is I don't know who the other WW members are. Would you like to work together on this?

    toni
    ellie_
    Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:01 am
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    justcallmetoni wrote:
    ellie -

    I'd be happy to start here. Only thing is I don't know who the other WW members are. Would you like to work together on this?

    toni


    Yes, if there is enough interest. There was interest in the past but then everyone dropped out.

    I've been lifetime since February -- but I know if I don't keep track I won't be for long.
    GaylaV
    Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 am
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    I am just at the point of thinking it is time I jumped on that WW train again so I am looking for ideas. I have started and stopped many times and because I enjoy cooking I am always on the lookout for recipes. Glad to find some here. It does seem that once the recording stops the weight returns so a way to record online would be great.
    Gayla icon_smile.gif
    JustJanS
    Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:55 pm
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    I've been losing weight myself based on an old WW plan-Fat and Fibre. I've restricted my fat intake to less than 30g a day and aim to eat around 25g fibre a day. So far I've lost 46lbs since March and my husband Russ around the same!!! I have also looked at my portion sizes (I can eat like a construction worker), limited alcohol and upped my activity.

    I found this site while looking at WW's point system

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/weight-watchers-points-list.html

    The whole site is really interesting as it SEEMS to talk about lots of diets fairy impartially.

    As far as tracking on line goes, this site is great. It's an Aussie one, but I think there may be a US one too

    http://www.calorieking.com.au

    I have a few cookbooks set up (they are public) where I've saved lots of low-fat, healthy full of flavour recipes. I really believe that's the secret-food's GOT to taste good.

    The best thing about my weight loss is my cholesterol is back to better than excellent and my blood pressure is back from "about to have a stroke" to normal.
    GaylaV
    Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:58 pm
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    Thanks for sharing your information and your journey. Congratulations on your loss! I will be coming to your cookbooks to look for inspiration.
    Gayla icon_smile.gif
    Chef TraciB.
    Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:51 am
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    I have been attending WW for 4 months now and have had great success, but would like to know if the idea of "starting/keeping" the thread going here is still going on? I would like to participate, and if it has moved to another spot would like to be advised where I should be looking? Thanks to you!
    Chef TraciB.
    Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:52 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I have been attending WW for 4 months now and have had great success, but would like to know if the idea of "starting/keeping" the thread going here is still going on? I would like to participate, and if it has moved to another spot would like to be advised where I should be looking? Thanks to you!
    Pvt Amys Mom
    Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:24 pm
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    I also would be interested in keeping this thread going. Have done WW in the past when it was fat & fiber - new to the Points Plus Program but like it. My challenge is in dinners. My mother lives with us and does a lot of the cooking. We just had an "in depth" discussion last night about dinner. She cooks "homestyle" comfort foods - if it does not have a TON of cheese, butter, white sauce, mayonaise, etc. in the recipe - she wont even take a second look. SO - the plan at this point is that I will make the menus, give her any new recipes and she will cook. I am praying that she will not sabotage me with a "little extra of this or that". Anyhow - with all of that said ... I love mexican - thats our favorite, but also chicken, beef, pork, pasta - not a huge fan of fish. Would you share your favorite WW recipes with me? Thanks - Renee icon_biggrin.gif
    Chef #735399
    Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I would also like to keep this thread going! I have been on WW for about 5 months with these last 3 going to the meetings. I have done well on this program but I have done better going to the meetings. I will get together my list of favorites. I have many. One is blue berry whole wheat waffles that are 1 points plus each! I make these and freeze them. I take one out just for a snack and eat it frozen and it tastes a lot like a doughnut! I am trying the tortilla soup tonight which is 0 points on the new plan. I really like the new plan. Also you can take a banana crush it and add 1 teaspoon of splenda brown sugar blend and microwave it and it is yummy! I look forward to meeting others on this board! I know I could not do this without support of the Lord and others. God Bless you all

    Teresa icon_lol.gif
    Seedorf
    Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:23 pm
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    I have been a WW since 12/28/2010 and have lost 22 lbs. I love the new Point Plus and the fact that fruits are 0 points! The meetings are a good source of support as you can bounce things off of one another! Keep on with the success stories - they are inspirational! icon_cool.gif
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