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    Several friends have gone, liked it, and thought I'd benefit from it. We have WW right in my building and I paid them a visit.

    It didn't go that well.

    First of all, after giving me a name tag and directing me to the chairs, the receptionist told me, in a kindly way, that she could not answer my questions as she had paying members standing in line to service. That I should listen to the meeting and that the leader would answer my questions.

    She could not weight me - that service is for paying members only.

    After the meeting, which talked about tailoring clothes, wearing high heels, and how much other members had lost, the leader did not talk about any of their services. When I asked her about them, she talked about money and payments !!! When I pressed her, what WW actually does and how is it different than other weight loss programs, she said she ALSO had paying members to take care of, and that she guarantees I'd lose weight and that I should sign up.

    That the WW program is proprietary and that she could not divulge details without me joining.

    Heck - I didn't expect something for nothing, but I expected to be told SOMETHING before I plunked down money!

    Anyone ?
    I don't want buns of steel. I want buns of cinnamon !!!

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    One Of The Girls I Work With Did It, Lost Like 30 Lbs, Stopped The Diet, Gained It Right Back. Of Course That's Her Eating Habit I Know.
    I've Decided I'm Going To Die Fat And Happy. Eat What I Want, Within Reason, And Enjoy Life. I'm Fat, But I Can Still Do What I Want To Do, Go Hiking, May Take Me Longer To Get There Than Some Of You, But I Still Get There, I Can Walk As Far As Anyone, But Slower. I Can't Run A Marathon, But Who Wants To??? Lol

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      weight watchers will work for you and anyone else who follows the program.

      not sure about your experience, not sure what you were looking for?

      basically you are weighed in each week.
      you go listen to the meeting. the topics change each week, like how to manage at a fourth of july picnic, how will you manage that and stay on track?

      going to a friend's house for dinner. she's serving a load of fried foods, what will you do?

      weight watchers teaches you to lose weight on your own with your own foods. not buying pre packaged foods. they'll teach you portion control.

      your body weight matched up on a chart will tell you how many points a day you can have. plus you have 35 points add'l a week in case you need them. ( i do not plan on using them so if i go over somewhere i am safe)

      it's over whelming the first week, i won't lie to you, it's really awesome if you have somene at work who is on it and you can shadow them for a few days.
      at first you will look up everything to see how many points it is, then it'll start to get easier, I pre label my foods. i sort out my chips into little baggies with a point on it.
      you'll learn to journal your food. writing down what you eat, sorta like a check book register. you have to eat your points every day, sometimes this is difficult.

      you will have to drink water.

      weight watchers has been around for 40 years, no fad lasts that long.
      this is the real deal, there is a web site to help you, the meetings are awesome.
      i am not someone who can do it with the web site, i have to go to the meetings, or I fail.

      costs 40 a month, this gives you access to the web site, this is amazing.
      you dont' have to go that route, you can just pay weekly, i think that's 12 or 15. but you might as well do the 40 a month, and get the e-tools. more recipes, and cyber help from others.

      once I went on weight watchers, my cholostral went down, my diabetes went away all my 'plumbing' worked better and i felt better, i didn't feel like the sluggish commercial.

      I hope you will re consider and go back.
      I just hold on tighter, to a hand that's stronger...he knows my every thought, he clears my weary heart, and hold's on tighter...

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      • #4
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        I was going to suggest that you might get some more info from the Weight Watchers website. It sure is convenient if it's right in your building!!

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        • #5
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          I'm a weight watcher... I watch mine get higher and higher.
          "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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            I am on week 10 of being back with them. I think sometimes you just have to search for the right meeting for you. When I first started back I was in an older group and I was bored out of my mind. I found out that my friend held a class and went to hers. It has the higher energy type meeting. We don't discuss twenty year old recipes we can find any of those online ourselves. Her meetings are very interactive. I think it all has to do with finding what is right for you. Once you pay you can go as many times a week as you want, so I would suggest trying a few different meetings. You don't have to weigh in you can just walk in and sit in on the meeting.

            I do find the ladies that weigh you in are not the friendliest bunch, but that is okay. I am not there for them. I am there for me. I will say that you should be able to ask your leader any question and she should answer or try to find the answer for you. I didn't go to a free meeting. I paid the first night I went and stayed after the meeting and asked all sorts of questions and they answered all of them.

            Good Luck
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            • #7
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              You're right about finding the right meeting, Cindy. I went to one meeting where the leader was a real glamorous type who seemed to have a relationship w/ a bunch of glam types in the class and all her talks, including lots of comments w/ sexual innuendo, were directed at them. I fould another meeting where lots of women looked just like me and fit in much better.
              "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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              • #8
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                EXCELLENT post Stella ! I couldn't have said it better.. I lost 58 lbs in 01 and only gained back 6 lbs this past year. I dropped out a few years ago, but still try to follow WW on my own as much as possible. I'm a walking point calculator...

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                • #9
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                  Wow...you all almost have me talked into joining, too!

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                  • #10
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                    Chicky, It's the easiest "diet" to stay on. Even tho they say it's not a diet.. You are never deprived of your favorite foods. Just count your points. And there are so many "free" foods too.. For instance, you can have a Big Mac everyday if you want. They are 13 points I think, then stick to free foods the rest of your day. The more you weigh, the more points you get. It is truly amazing how you lose weight on WW.. Water is a big MUST.. And you HAVE to read labels when buying food, and figure out the point value. I'm addicted to bread, and Orowheat Lite is 1 point for 2 slices. Thomas' Lite english muffins are 1 point each.. If you don't want to deal with counting, just buy their WW foods. Point values are on each package.

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                    • #11
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                      I'm only allowed 17 points per day. It's REALLY not a lot !!!!!
                      I don't want buns of steel. I want buns of cinnamon !!!

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Chocolate Moose View Post
                        I'm only allowed 17 points per day. It's REALLY not a lot !!!!!
                        It doesn't sound like you have a lot to lose. But stick with the program and you will lose 10 lbs in about 4-5 weeks.

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                        • #13
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                          i'm five feet, three 1/4 inches tall and weigh 127. i'd like to get back to 115-118 and stay there. it's very hard for me to lose weight and keep it off, i'm in my 40's.
                          I don't want buns of steel. I want buns of cinnamon !!!

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                          • #14
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                            Wait til you hit 50 Choco... It's next to impossible to shed a few pounds..

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                              actually my neighbor who is 56 lost all of her 62 pounds with in 11 months. she's kept it off for 2 years now. she looks great.
                              I just hold on tighter, to a hand that's stronger...he knows my every thought, he clears my weary heart, and hold's on tighter...

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