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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
2:14 pm
Cost Management
OK so I'd like to sing the praises of Aldi's today. Eating Weight Watchers can be expensive. You buy a lot of the brands that are significantly less cost effective. I don't want to discuss how much we spend on bread and goodness forbid we talk about what we pay for veggies.

But Aldi's has really been a big improvement on those budgetary items that I didn't think was going to happen. Normally their "one brand" only of products leaves something to be desired in terms of a lot of items. However they stock 93/7 ground beef, ground turkey, egg beaters, fat free sour cream and the creme da la creme the Fit and Active line of products.

Now don't get me wrong some of the Fit and Active stuff isn't great. But a lot of it is. Their cereal bars are 1pnt each and quite good, I'm happy with their cereals, I like the ice cream and a lot of their other items are really top notch. Low fat, high fiber and good taste.

Not only that but I'm sitting here eating a pork skewer from the Aldi's frozen section. 3pnts. The Chicken skewer is 2pnts. That's a great meal.

All told did have to make 2 shopping trips, one to Aldi's and one to another local grocer for some of the items that aldi's wont stock (cilantro) but the savings were well worth it.
Friday, January 19th, 2007
7:37 am
Question about being sick
Hi all. I'm in my 3rd full week on ww and have a cold that's kicking my butt. What do you do when you're sick and all you want is warm comfort food? Cheesy potatoes, Hot tea with real sugar, Hot Chocolate...

What are your healthy alternatives to comfort food?

As of last weigh in, I'd lost 10 lbs and don't want to gain any back.

Current Mood: sick
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
6:32 pm
not the same
i just got my deluxe weight watchers at home kit today. it's been on back order and i've been dying to get it. so far this past week i've just been watching what i eat and trying to make healthier choices. but now i'm excited to really start the plan i'm going to stick with for the year. sounds like fun - although i'm a little concerned that my (soon to be husband) live-in fiance gets over 10 more daily points than me. :( anyone have suggestions how to make this work without eating different meals all day?

(sorry if you see this x-posted)
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
9:15 pm
Quick Question
Does anyone know what a health/weight consultant makes an hour?

Thank you so much.
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
12:20 pm
too poor to be on WW
Well I have been trying hard for the past couple months to keep up with staying on track. For the first 3 weeks I did great. Didnt have a scale, so not sure how much I actuly lost, but I stayed in my point range, and was really feeling good about myself.
Then our foodstamps ran out halfway through the month because we wernt used to useing half what we usualy get. We still dont know why they cut us back, but its not like we had more income comming in. Anyway. I suddenly had to live on ramen and mac and cheese. While I know i could still just eat my point allotment on these foods, one little cup of soup is like 16 points. and it doesnt stay with you.
I keep saying, once we have the money i'll get back to counting points.
and something keeps happening to eat up our money.
I feel like I just dont deserve to be smaller than the 400 pound mammoth I already am.
I'm poor, and I am fat, just what the stereotypes say I should be.
I would so love to go to meetings.
Heck I would so love to join curves again, I loved it there, but just didnt have the cash.
ANother big thing is exercise. I could go walking, but the neighborhood aint the best. We have drug dealers on the steps of the church that sits across from my house.
I have "walk away the pounds" but just havent gotten the motivation to use it.
I had an exercise bike, but it hurts my knees too much.
My moms boyfriend was going to sell me an recumberant bike for $200, but I just don't have that kind of money. I looked on ebay, but all of them want pick up only, and they arent in a reasonable area.
I'm also guilty of useing food to make me feel better.
When i get panic attacks I like sugar and chocolate. usualy the sugar comes in the form of mountian dew.
I just feel so lost, when just a couple months ago, I could see myself actuly becomming a person.
I had finaly weighed myself, and I was 390, not 400. I was not past that threshhold, and it made me happy.
Another thing that hurt, I worked hard on my first goal, just to stay on the plan for a month. my reward was to get a special comic I was wanting. I never was able to get my reward.
whats the use of setting us rewards if i know i'll never get them, even if i earn them.
my mates (I am in a poly relationship) just dont support me. my husband buys regular soda constantly, and eats my ww meals. ANd they both love eating out at buffets.
I did make a comprimise at the chinese place, just a bowl of eggdrop soup, and some sushi. I figured it wasnt all that bad.
Well anyway. sorry for being so long winded. Iv'e just been holding this in.
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
5:37 pm
hey --- i have a question and need some help. i just started ww this week, and i've started out on the flex plan, but i find i eat everything on the core plan. my question is... what do people think of each program? if you do the core program, can you eat the veggies and fruit and lean meats as much as you want? if you do the flex plan, how do you stay in your point range when eating all the required nutritional things? thanks!!

Monday, July 17th, 2006
7:14 am
ever since i read an article in preventaion magazine outlining the pros of weighing yourself every morning, i have been. i know that weight watchers seems to be against it, but i am sold on it anyway.

this is why i am so sad and ashamed of myself this morning. i was 308lbs at my weigh in last monday. over the course of the last week my weight has been as low as 304lbs, and i have been very very happy about it. i am so close to getting out of those scary 300s. well... we had a family part yesterday and i chowed down on quite a bit of cheese and crackers. i was so hungry and i didn't prepare by eating something before everyone came over. then, i endulged in half a slice of pie. true, i didn't have an entire slice, but... i should have been strong enough to have none.

this is the first time i have fallen off the boat since i started weight watchers. i really thought i had built some strong habits.

i also have my period, which joined me on saturday. i am trying to tell myself that my period may be partially to blame as well.


weigh-in for today = 308lbs.
change since last week = 0lbs.
total change since start = 21lbs.
Monday, July 10th, 2006
7:20 am
weigh in today was 308. that means that i am down 21 pounds from the start.
i am also only 9lbs away from my summer goal -- 30lbs lost/299lbs.
(my summer goal is to get out of the scary 300s)

what is everyone planning to reward themselves when they hit their weight-loss goals and/or mini-goals?
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
1:16 pm
i see this is a brand new group and i hope to lend and get support here. i am not only a member of weight watchers but on dec. 6th i will begin working part time for weight watchers in their customer service department. i know a great deal about the programs and how they work and soon will learn even more. i would be more than happy to help as much as i can. when i started WW i had 100 lbs to lose. so far to date i have lost 44 lbs. it's not always been easy. i have been stuck on a plateau for awhile now but instead of quitting or giving up i am trying the core and adding weight training to my cardio.
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