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hello all - I'm back [19 Sep 2007|03:41pm]

moveitandloseit
Hello everyone I am back, I am a 26 year old guy looking to lose about 100 lbs. I am using weight watcher online. I have done this in the past and lost a lot of weight but I gained it back... This time I am going to loose it for good...
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Greetings, I'm new here... [25 Nov 2006|07:16pm]

naughtybat
[ mood | hopeful ]

I joined Weight Watchers two Thursdays ago for the first time. I wanted to join an lj WW community, just for that extra support, and I wasn't even thinking of an "alternative lifestyle" specific one, so this is awesome!

In the past, when I've been depressed about my weight, I've tried to explain to people the unique challenges of being a bigger girl in a scene (goth/fetish/alternative) where so much focus is put on looking "sexually/sensually attractive", and not just physically fit/attractive. Corsets, thigh highs, pvc, stilettos, etc. I can't even dance the way I used to at the clubs. It is like a whole extra set of physical and emotional setbacks that "normal" people who are overweight don't have to worry about. I'm glad people here will understand. I hope they will, at any rate. :)

So, my starting weight was 210 lbs. (I'm 5' 8") I want to be 145, at least. A year and a half ago, I went down to 140 on my own, but I'm not sure why, as I didn't really change anything. My second weigh in last Thursday I'd dropped 2.6 lbs, which was a surprise! I'm 35, have two boys, 16 & 12, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I also have a 23 year old boyfriend who recently moved in with me. Another reason I want to get fit. (I've gained nearly 70 lbs since we started dating 18 months ago!)

Everyone, without exception, that has joined WW before,  or knows someone who did, has sung it's praises, so I am hopeful that I will finally learn how to get this fat off and KEEP it off for good! :)

~Vanessa

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be nice to the new girl [13 Sep 2006|05:26pm]

stuffedsausage
[ mood | 210 :( ]

so, i just joined weight watchers for a second go-round. i never was able to have success with weight watchers, i wonder why. maybe bcause i only joined online and never went to meetings. maybe i need the support and supervision of other people? the only time i've ever succesfully lost weight in my life was through phen-fen and other dangerous diet supplements, but i want to do it right this time.

that said, i've eaten well over my points this week already :( flex points included. seems like when i'm on a diet, i start panic-eating and just...like i want to sabotage myself. i hate this.

do any of you do this? if that's a stupid question, then what are your tricks to stop before you binge?

x-posted like a mofo.

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New Here [07 Sep 2006|08:43pm]

rajih
Howdy all. Thank you for having me.

my starting weight was 260 lbs+ (i never weighed myself at my heaviest), and i am now down to 165 lbs. i was on Weight Watchers for about a year, spring of 2004 to spring of 2005. Then was off of it for a while, and got back on it in fall of 2005. Stopped again this last spring, then started up again in June or July.

i never really had a goal weight, but more a goal pant-size, which was a size 10/11 in Juniors. i met that goal, and i am in that size right now. However, i have found that i would like to completely get rid of my pooch, so i'm back on it.

i never went to meetings, as i'm not terribly versed at being social, but i've discovered that as i close in on the realization of my body's potential, the temptation to quit is very strong. Especially since i've started running into a few problems.

i thought it might be best to be a part of a community that would understand and could offer advice, and i hope to be able to contribute as well.

Thank you again for having me! :)

rajih
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Help! [25 Aug 2006|11:27am]

gwensoul
[ mood | blah ]

Okay, I need some pep talking. I didn’t have time to make lunch this morning and won’t have time to go home for dinner tonight before meeting with friends at a restaurant for pre “Snakes on a Plane” rattlesnakes and dinner (at 9pm!). What can I do to not completely blow the diet while waiting for a few hours before we meet and to not eat all the appetizers and fried food I know will be passed around. I am thinking about trying to find some low-point food for a late lunch at Kroger’s and then doing as best I can while there (Small restaurant I don’t know if they have salads or anything). Maybe one drink and a few chicken tenders. Any advice or encouragement?

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Tomatoes [06 Aug 2006|12:42pm]

gwensoul
Tomatoes are taking over my kitchen! What are some diet friendly ways to use them up? I already have salsa and gazpacho any other ideas would be great.
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[04 Jun 2006|02:57pm]

stretchmarks
i've been lurking for a bit, so i thought i would post. i started ww about a year and a half ago and lost 60lbs., however, my goal was 80. i lost momentum and i'm trying to get it back. i re-joined this morning (having gained back about 5lbs.) and i'm excited again. the difference for me is about exercise, which has totally gone by the wayside.

i'm thrilled that i have to have my pvc dress dramatically altered so that i can wear it over pride weekend. however, i'm wishing i had more time to lose about 5 more pounds before taking it to the seamstress.
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yay! [29 May 2006|11:16am]

iknewsomeone
So, I have lost 10 lbs, but I feel like it is a lot more. I have lost a ton of inches, and I think maybe its because I exercize a lot, and maybe I have more muscle? I dont know. I just try not to let it bother me when they tell me I stayed the same, but then a jacket that hasnt fit in forever suddenly fits.

I am finally wearing tank tops and feeling good about it! Yay!


Also, I know this is obvious, but I have fell in love with Strawberries and fat free whip cream. You should all try it.

My starting weight was 193, right now, I believe I am 182.4
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Another ww_alternative newbie [28 May 2006|04:33pm]

focusthelens
[ mood | excited ]

Hello all. I was so excited to run across this group. On May 11th, I made a decision to join Weight Watchers. I needed to be a part of a community of people who would be supportive of my choice to make a serious life change towards getting healthy, losing weight and gaining a healthy relationship with food. The meetings and my meeting leader here in Portland, OR are great, but boy do I stick out like a sore thumb amongst a bunch of soccer moms.

My starting weight was 307.8, on my first weigh in I lost 9.0 pounds and my second I lost another 3.2 pounds. My goal weight is 184. I'm on my way and comitted to making this a true life change rather than just another diet.

my starting point photosCollapse )

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this group.

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photos [09 Apr 2006|06:39pm]

moveitandloseit
I really should take more progress photos... here are some that I have taken PicturesCollapse )
feel free to add mt personal diet and fitness LJ to your friends - moveitandloseit
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deep thoughts on alternatives [04 Apr 2006|04:34pm]

sinner73
question: i am not a vegitarian but i eat mainly vegetarian dishes. i have grown accustomed to buying meatless products likes morningstar breakfast sausages or chickless patty's, facon bacon, etc. these products seem to be a better choice because they are so low in points but does anybody know if they are in fact a healthier option? i heard that the body has a hard time breaking down large consumptions of soy and mock-meat products because they are still considered a highly processed food. when i think of processed foods i think of american cheese or velveeta or spam but do these fabulously tasty meatless products fall into this category? it makes you think just because a product is low in points doesn't necessarily mean that its good for you. like the VEGI brand cheeses are only 1 point = 1/4 cup versus regular cheese that is 3 points = 1/4 cup but it doesn't taste as good and when you look at the ingredients you will find that it has quite a few ingreients on the back. so just because it is lower in points doesn't mean that it is good for you because who knows what is in these alternatives. a wise man or woman once told me that you should look on the nutritional labels and if the product have only four ingredients or those ingredients are all natural ingredients that you can recognize then it is worthy of eating. because a product that contains artificial ingredients can't be good for you. this was the case with my favorite guilty pleasure, skinny cow ice cream treats. if you look on the label you will find that there are almost twenty ingredients, so which is better the skinny cow or two small pieces of dark chocolate that contain four natural identifiable ingredients. its a sacrafice, quality vs. quantity vs. taste. like ww recommends egg beaters, an egg substitute, which is 1 pt. per 1/4 cup which equals 1 egg, when a regular egg is 2pts. so it cuts the points value in half and claims to have less cholesterol than regular eggs but what exactly are in these egg substitutes? we don't know. anybody have any info on these alternatives and if they are "good" for you.
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critical mass [31 Mar 2006|09:58pm]

gettinbusy
[ mood | relaxed ]

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so i went to critical mass (the bike posse i mentioned in my last post) this evening with two friends and we had a really great time. we got there and were kind of nervous and shy but that was ok, like 70 or 80 people assembled and we all cruised disorganizedly through the capital. it was pretty fun and it felt powerful to be in a huge group like that, way less vulnerable to cars. we were a sight to be seen, and a force to be reckoned with.

but more importantly, i found it an easy way to get some exercise, b/c being in the group helped to keep me motivated when peddling up hills (when i often normally give up and walk my bike ) and i didnt even notice when i got sweaty or out of breath.

i wish that i could bike in a group all the time, maybe i should look into this?

anyway we rode for about an hour and a half and i feel a little rocked after it, i am used to lots of little short rides.

some of you probably already know about critical mass anyway, but if you don't i suggest doing a google search to find out if there's one near you as it's pretty fun.

x-posted, sorry.

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radical bike riding. [31 Mar 2006|01:39pm]

gettinbusy
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today i will be getting some fun exercise participating in critical mass
(here is the ottawa critical mass blog http://www.ottawacriticalmass.blogspot.com/)
essentially it's a monthly bike march around the city to raise awareness about alternative transportation and bike issues.

they exists in cities all over the world so check out if your city has one and cruise around with a lot of dirty punks and bike messengers.

old poster under the cutCollapse )

x-posted
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scoff. [30 Mar 2006|09:16am]

sinner73
i hate weighing in on my period. i gained two pounds according to the scale, which blows, but it could be just water retention. either way it isn't very motivating. boo. period. boo.
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[25 Mar 2006|01:37am]

gettinbusy
hey guys, this is a sort of random question
but does anybody have any clue what's in those ramen seasoning packages?
like calorie/fat content? i made soup with one tonight, i used different noodles, but i have no idea how to count the seasoning!! i'm concerned :(

thanks guys
xo

(x-posted)
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still truckin! [16 Mar 2006|12:01pm]

sinner73
lost another pound!!! yay! gonna keep it up. back on the pack though, god i just love those american spirits too much to quit but i will. if its the last thing i do!!! just wanted to wish you all a happy st. patty's day and don't drink too many car bombs!!!
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The last time! [08 Mar 2006|06:00pm]

iknewsomeone
[ mood | tired ]

Hey, I am starting WW for the last time! I REALLY need to do it this time. I am getting married in december, right now I am 188, I started at 195 I need to be 165

Wish me luck!

If you wanna be weight loss buddys, leave me a comment and we can help each other.
Thanks!
Kim

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[08 Mar 2006|08:26pm]

gettinbusy
hi all!

i'm a 21 y/o girl on a weight loss journey.
this winter i hit my highest weight ever, 252, and was shocked.
this is my mission to get that weight off FOR GOOD

highest weight 252
current weight 234

i really like weight watchers, i find it a really reasonable & satisfying plan :)

xo busy
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Trick [03 Mar 2006|04:55pm]

gwensoul
[ mood | dorky ]

I was thinking really hard about making somethign cheesy and bad for dinner. Instead I went and tried all my "going out" clothes onthat I haven't been able to fit into for years. Now I am all back on track (although I am saving about 6 points for some drinks tonight!)

Yes random, but I am proud of myself.

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I'm back on track [02 Mar 2006|12:56pm]

sinner73
hey yal. have't been posting much but now i'm back. one year ago around this time i was up to 193lbs and today i weighed in at weight watchers at 179.4. That's 14 lbs so far. didn't feel like alot but looking at my lil chart it makes me feel quite proud. I also quit smoking! I'm trying to really take control of my life and get to my goals. it feels fucking good. now i just gotta keep it going.

http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/3;10730;0;0;0/c/-14/t/-43/k/4d32/weight.png
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