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    Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:43 PM

    Ok, Ive been missing in action lately, and i have just decided that I need to take charge of my weight considering that the wedding is about 5 months away! I have had several friends be very successful with WW, but have to admit i'm a little lost here at the beginning. I went online and joined the 7 day free trial......It seems pretty cool but just wondering how many of you actually eat WW frozen foods, how you count your points, and if it has worked for you! I don't really get into the idea of going to any meetings and i am normally at home, so the frozen meals willl actually work really nice for me. What else would you suggest that i buy to get started?!!!!!
    My fiance is a great cook, and is interested in trying some new recipes..so can I go to the book store to buy the WW recipe book?
    Thanks so much in advance to all of your replies and help!!!!
    Leigh and Bryan
    October 7th, 2007

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    #2 TATrisha


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    Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:45 PM

    I biggest suggestion is drinking LOTS of water and journaling. It's much easier to count your points when you keep track of everything you eat... plus, it can sometimes be an eye-opening experience.


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    #3 Adamsgrrl

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      Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:05 PM

      Drink green tea... it speeds up your metabolism, and supposidly if you drink it over the course of a year you could lose as much as 10 lbs according to a doctor on the today show... who knows really.

      I've never tried WW... so I can't help with that one sorry.

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        Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:08 PM

        WW is so great - but it's hard at first. The first thing I did was go to amazon.com and order 4 WW cook books. I have (probably not the exact name of the book, but you get the idea) Simply Italian, Take Out Tonight, Cook It Quick, and Simply Delicious. Of the 4 the only one I don't really use is Cook it Quick.

        I did the free trial also, and printed more recipies from there as well. And the most important part, was figuring out how many points I need to eat. I did WW half assed for a few months and lost some weight but then got side tracked. Now I'm on my second tour of WW and doing so much better! I write EVERYTHING down! Also, we plan our dinners for the week which helps TONS.

        A typical day for me includes:
        grean tea 0pt
        WW yogurt 1pt
        Banana 2pt
        Kashi bar 2pt
        Sugar Free Jello 0pt
        Lean Cuisine 6pt
        Kiwi (or some fruit) 1pt
        Some dinner from the cookbooks 8pt
        1/2 cub blackberries or rapsberries .5pt
        Glass of milk 2pt
        fruit snacks 2pt

        also don't forget your activity points. We do a walk everymorning to that is 2 extra points a day.

        Sorry this is long and scattered! But I found planning meals and snacks and writing everything down was the most helpful. Made me realize that I was eating a doughnut for breakfast TOO much!

        #5 tvt

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          Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

          oh, also I have my fav pair of jeans that I can't wear in the front of my closet, and I bought this:
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            Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:11 PM

            Leigh ww is really good, its really important to write everything down. When I write it down I do really well, when I don't I do it half ass and get frustrated with why I'm not losing! I've been really bad lately too and I can't seem to get myself back into the program, but I NEED to, its getting warm here and I'm going to want to start wearing tank tops and bathing suits, and my body is so not ready for that!

            oh, lots of water is good too, someone already said that, ummm, buy lots of fruits & veggies, if you like popcorn, the kettle corn is only a couple points for a whole bag, you can eat anything as long as you count your points. Sugar free jello is a good snack and the fat free jello pudding.

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              Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:54 PM

              my tips match everyone else's. Drink water when you are hungry and wait 10 minutes - if you are still hungry then eat. Frozen grapes are a great snack. I use the online recipes for the most part - I can recommend some good ones if you want. write EVERYTHING down.
              You will lost weight if you follow the program, but the only way to get the toned lok everyone wants is through exercise. No way around it!

              My typical day when I'm being good:
              green tea (0 pts)
              Weight control oatmeal (3 pts)
              Reduced cal bread (1 pt for 2 slices)
              Turkey breast (0 to 1 pt depending on how much I want)
              Luna bar (3 pts)
              Fruit/veggies - total about 2 to 5 pts depending on what and how much
              Dinner - around 6 to 8 pt recipe
              skinny cow bars for dessert

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                Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:59 PM

                I'm not currently doing WW (although I should really start again!), but when I was on it, I made sure too fill up on 0pt veggies. Cucumbers with lime were my favorite snack and always helps at the beginning when your getting adjusted to the portions.

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