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offtopic2.gif Holy crap Rachel you are 28 days away!! You must be excited!!
Very excited. But also a little panicky. I haven't even started MOST of my stupid tasks. Oh well- the guests won't care if I don't get it done. Thank goodness I chose not to do OOT because I knew I would never have the tenacity to finish that project!

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So Im completely ignorant about all the WW stuff. How much does it cost? and do you have to eat there food. I have to do something to get in gear for the wedding and I have heard great things about ww. Wondering if someon could give me a little insight?

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I might even end up with some extra books if you don't want to technically join Sarah. You can eat your own food- the books list point values for a lot of food, but you can also purchase a point calculator which will give you the point value of a food not listed. Check out weight watchers online. I think it costs like $30 a month but you just enter your food and it tracks the point value.

 

WW also has foods too. Check out Smart Ones at the grocery store. SW rice and beans is the best one!!

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I did the on-line membership for 3 months for $65. There is a ton of stuff on ebay for it (books, measuring tools, etc) and I just bought two cookbooks and Barnes and Noble yesterday. I think it is fairly easy once you get use to it.

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That was a fantastic acronym Kashmira! I nominate you to become our "group" leader! LOL. You are so full of information!

Do any of you ladies track cleaning, laundry, ect as activity points? I noticed it was in there, but kind of feel like it's cheating on activity points?
You're too cute - thanks for the vote on confidence! I'm not sure if I'm leader material but I am happy to share everything I've learned along the way!
I have never tracked cleaning/laundry/etc. but then again I hate cleaning or doing laundry so maybe I should... it might motivate me to do more of it! wink.gif

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Thats exactly what happens on the weekend, I go out of control, but really if I didn't go totally crazy and used my extra points, I don't think I'd do too bad. And usually what happens is once I eat one bad thing, it just snowballs because I say "Oh well, I already messed up might as well continue". But really, I could definetly get myself to have a low point breakfast and a light lunch and still have plenty of regular points and my extra points to have some weekend treats.

I do like how self tells you the calories, but it is a lot of tracking to count points and track on self, but I'm trying to still do both.
I totally hear you. I am the same way which I think is why tracking ont he weekend has helped me. I feel bad when I track everything I ate over the weekend and realize not only did I use those 35 points but I went way over. Honestly when you're talking about restaurant food, drinks and food at parties and stuff 35 points disappears in minutes!

For night where I know I'll be out (like tonight) that is exactly what I'm doing - low point breakfast, light lunch and then I'm going to eat a delicious Zone meal (have you tried the Cederlane Zone Enchiladas, Lasagna or Enchilad pie for 6 points yet? Tastier and more filling than most WW and Lean Cuisine meals and about the same amount of points) right before I go. I'll let you guys know how it goes tomorrow!

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i weighed in at my ww at work meeting today, and i'm down 2lbs this week!

yea!
Wooo-hoooooo! 2 pounds in one week is FANTASTIC! I weighed in today as well and I'm down 1.4 for 2 weeks - but I hope all my exercise and hard work this week shows up next week (I find that that happens a lot).

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I'm not a big tapioca person but here's a recipe I got at my last meeting.
Thanks for the recipe! I'm not really into puddings but it's always nice to have it in your repertoire!

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So Im completely ignorant about all the WW stuff. How much does it cost? and do you have to eat there food. I have to do something to get in gear for the wedding and I have heard great things about ww. Wondering if someon could give me a little insight?
FYI: Most WW will let you sit in on a meeting for free as well incase you want to check it out before putting any money down.

Basically there are two programs:

1. FLEX POINTS: You are given a certain number of "points" you can eat in a day based on your weight and activity level (20 points and up are the average). The you're given an additional 35 points for use anytime during the week. You eat your own food but you count up how many points something has. Each point is approximately 60 calories. However if a food is high in fat it might be more and if it's high in fiber (which is indigestible technically) it might be less. You also earn points to eat by exercising and eating more that same day. I think if anyone is going to do this they should by the point calculator and carry it around with them. However you can always use this free one online as well Weight Watchers Points Calculator

2. CORE: This program is there are a certain list of foods that you can eat off of. In this program you do not have to measure but the foods you can eat are very restricted and don't include any processed foods, fats, bread, etc. However you are allowed to eat one bowl of high fiber cereal in the morning and for either lunch and dinner (not both) you can eat high fiber carbs (brown rice, wheat pasta, etc.). You don't have to measure but you are only supposed to eat until you are satisfied - not stuffed of course. You also get those same 35 points a week to eat whatever you'd like with.

So that's basically it. In my opinion signing up either online or through meeting where you can really get a hang of it is the best bet. For me I don't think I could really do it well on my own... but that's me. I sound like a WW commercial! I swear - I don't work for them!

BTW - some interesting facts for all of us WWers:

Supposedly people who attend meetings lose 3 times as much as people who do it on their own
- I think it's because having to be weighed by another person is a lot more daunting then doing it yourself at home. However only the person who works there sees your weight and they never pass judgment as they are/were all members themselves.

90% of overweight people eat 90% of their calories after 3pm.... wow - THAT IS TOTALLY ME!

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elefant.gifSooo, I went to my first WW meeting today...I registered and I got weighed. The person who spoke at the meeting tonight was good & there was a large group of ladies (and men) so I think I will return. I would like to lose 50lbs. which is a lot but I think by writing down what I eat and going to meetings will help keep me motivated. Thx for listening ladies wink.gif

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WOW that was great information. I think I will def look into this. How have you ladies done on this? Anyone lost weight? I will have to do something, maybe if the BDW biggest loser doesnt do it I will move on to this. But the time is getting closer. 20 pounds in three months, if thats even possible!

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