SparkPeople Wait Watchers From Home Team Messageboard Do you do W8 Watchers from home? Do you want to join others who can't afford or don't want to pay to go to meetings? Then this is the place for you! SparkPeople Wait Watchers From Home Team Messageboard Here I go again Here I go again...trying to make health choices Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:01 EST *Waves from the UK* <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Greetings from the UK <BR> <BR> I have just started doing Weight Watchers online and have had a successful first week. I am just getting used to tracking ProPoints etc. <BR> <BR> I am in the south east corner of England.... <BR> <BR> It would be good to have a buddy - and any hints and tips going! <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing from you. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:49:40 EST Thanks for the welcome Thanks for the welcome. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:58:07 EST New to team Hi am new to wait watchers from home, have been on sparkpeople about 2 weeks trying to learn my way around. This is all very helpful. <BR> I did weight watchers before my 2nd marriage 10 years ago and lost 20 lbs but marriage put it all back on plus 10. I have learned i can not eat like my husband. So hear i go again but now I am 60 and seems to be even harder,I am looking forward to all the help i can get here. <BR> I am looking forward to meeting new people. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:33:09 EST What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and husband. Also, my God and church and the country I live in where I can worship Him freely. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:27:47 EST What are your goals for 2011? What are your goals for 2011 and how do you plan to accomplish this? Please let us know your progress on this thread. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:11:00 EST optional points Does anyone know how many optional points we are allowed per week with weight watchers. I forgot. Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:53:32 EST help could someone give me some recipes, i know i'm cooking all wrong, but just don;t have the money to buy lots of stuff from the stores, now tonite is pork chops and fried potato's yeah i know--- fatting but thats what i have to do with ---- help Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:19:07 EST Cook at Home Challenge for April For this challenge the winner will be determined based on highest percentage of meals COOKED at home. For this challenge calculate the number of meals you eat per month (for me its 76 because I only eat 2 meals on my days off). So your posts will look like this: 1/76 which is one meal cooked at home out of 76 possible meals. As often as possible, report the number of meals you have cooked at home. Final posts must be made on April 30th (no excuses) and winner will be announced on May 1st. <B... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:09:04 EST Anyone want to be my W8 Watcher buddy? I am going to start next week and would love someone to be accountable to. Thanks! Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:56:08 EST New here, lots about me Hi, I am a 41 1/2 year old stay at home mom, married, have two boys, one is almost 4 and the other is 5. I homeschool them both. I need to lose 40 pounds. Had almost reached my goal weight on Weight Watchers back in 2008 but stopped going to meetings, stopped tracking the points and stopped going to the gym and a funny thing happened. Somehow all the weight and a some extra piled back on! Seriously, I'm ready to lose the weight but it is also about getting healthy and staying that way. ... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:53:47 EST Hello. Im new. Hey....Im doing Weight Watchers on the sly too.... Two of my co-workers joined this year, but I couldnt make the meetings so they gave me a points finder and a points booster slider. I have a weight watchers cook book and ever since I started cooking the recipes I have stayed way under my points. I do feel like I may be missing valuable education but Im going to keep trucking with what I have. My goal is to run a 10kRun by May of this year. Im up to 5 miles now. I have been on Spark for ... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 00:03:24 EST Since I already have the point counter... ........ Hi everyone! This team really caught my eye since I have been on the point system for about 3 months. problem is I gained back 8 of the 22lbs I lost. I have a lot of weight to lose and know that I can't do it by myself. I like the idea of sharing and getting encouragement about the usually difficult effort to lose weight. I read the posts and it sounds like this is a good place to start (again) Thanks Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:00:31 EST help figuing flex points i have the old list. that is the one with the point range and free points. could someone give me the stats the new system where you have no free points just higher points range. thank you. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 06:59:49 EST doing ww from home, alone, now need others hi, my name is michelle. i've been doing ww as long as i can remember. the old, the new, and now points. i will be honest i can't afford the meetings. i have books, trackers, calculators, and such but i do it along at home now. it will be nice to have people to share this with as others don't all understand points. good luck to you all. i have lost 13 pounds so far with spark and ww. i really need to get moving and lose a bit more. seems to be taking a while to get this weight off. i've been ... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 06:55:33 EST need a buddy hi, i need a buddy to help talk me thru. the tough times, and just to chat, i,m 60 yrs young and trying to do this on my own. <em>56</em> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:45:49 EST Newbie w/ a Question Let me start off by saying I'm so happy to find this group. I'm not alone in doing this on my own. My mom gave me her stuff when she reached lifetime status and had reached her goal. She felt she had it all memorized by then. And she really, really wants me to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Well, so far so good. But this week I've been fully on track. I haven't use any of my fitness points or extra points, but I'm still creeping up. I haven't been overly working out, in fact not too much asid... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:39:00 EST I have to leave for now, but I will be back! My Computer teck told me that Spark People used up so much space on my computer. He said when I open Spark People, it takes a long time to open all the files. Like everyone' s page, and all my friends, and all the teams and all the threads, and all my pictures, and all the advertising. When I am on the internet, everything is full and there is no space left. <BR> I have to leave most of my teams for now. I will keep the team that I lead, and we will see if that helps. I love you all and I wi... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:49:56 EST i'm new here i;ve been exerciseing at home and trying to watch what i eat, i've lost 10pds. want to lose 50 or more would like to have a buddy Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:17:08 EST Love You All but... I am leaving the team. I wish everyone the best. Please keep in touch w me. Have a great day!!! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:35:06 EST Weight Watchers Slider??? Hi everyone. Just stopped by to say hello?? Plus I was wondering, I lost my slider, I have all my cookbooks and stuff but really miss my slider. How can I get another one. I got mine from a neighbor when she was done with it. I do not have the money to sign up for W.W. but did have good results when using the slider on keeping track of food intake. <BR> Any ideas? <BR> Sherri Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:12:04 EST Newbie here? Hello my name is Sherri. Im here due to I need to lose 113 pounds to be healthy again. Bad knees and high blood pressure prevent me from doing alot of high impact exercises right now. So anyway just thought I would introduce myself just a little bit here. <BR> Sherri Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:51:29 EST Hey! Hey y'all! I'm excited about joining this team because I just started doing WW again on my own. I believe in the WW program, and believe in myself to really stick to it this time! Mon, 5 Jan 2009 18:26:20 EST Newbie Hi everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Texas. I am tired of being fat and have decided to actually DO something about it. I have had several people recommend Weight Watchers, but since I joined a gym today I don't know if I can afford both. I am not familiar with Weight Watchers and don't completely understand the points system, but I am very interested in learning. It sounds likes something I can easily keep up with. Well, thanks for letting me ramble! I am really looking forward to... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:53:23 EST 2009 Challenges I will post challenges here to keep us going through out the year. <BR> <BR> <BR> January 2-8 stay within calorie points & 10 minutes of cardio daily <BR> <BR> January 9-15 stay within points range & exercise of the day everyday! Look over to your right & you will see the exercise of the day! <BR> <BR> January 16-22 stay within points range & Steps!! If you have a pedomoeter, count your steps! See how many you get! Average a day for normal working person is 10,000 steps. 13,000 is exercis... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 13:17:57 EST 2009 Weigh In Post your current weight & your goal weight for this year. Each week, weigh in & tell us your pounds lost! <BR> <BR> My Numbers: <BR> Starting weight - 192 <BR> CW - 191 <BR> Goal weight - 160 Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:59:41 EST New Years Resolution I have plans to start taking off the weight, and exercising in the New Year. Anyone else? Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:32:48 EST Thanksgiving Hi Everyone!! with Heather having limited access and the holidays I wanted to be sure you all know that i'm available if anyone has any problems or questions or just needs support!!! <BR> Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving if you are in the US...if you are somewhere else have a great week!! <BR> Holly Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:28:59 EST November Challenge We are going to start a November Challenge here, to help keep the weight off this month! With the Holidays coming, we need to stay focused! <BR> Here we go! <BR> <BR> Everything will be by points! We all know how to do that right? <BR> Here's how it will all work: <BR> <BR> Tracking your food intake every day on the nutrition tracker – 2 points daily <BR> For every 20 minutes of cardio activity daily – 2 points daily <BR> Strength training - do your strength training 3 times a week per... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 09:58:33 EST weight that was my weight then i havnt started me up again with current weight, i bet its over the 168. I will weigh in tomorrow, thanks everyone Sat, 1 Nov 2008 01:20:02 EST hello everyone ok weight watchers at home, please get me going again, im now up to 168 as of 2 weeks ago i was doiung so great i was down to 161. <em>303</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2008 01:16:17 EST Anyone want a buddy? Does anyone want to buddy up with another person here to help you get through those tough times & those great, exciting moments? If you do, please write your name here. I have a few already who want buddies, but not enough to pair anyone together. So post your name here & any specifics you would like to tell me. (someone around your weight, someone doing flex or core, etc) I will do my best to fit your needs. If you don't care & just want want a buddy, let me know! <BR> I am hoping to have b... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:32:48 EST Breakfast foods? I would like some ideas for breakfast. I love egss, tturkey bacon, & milk in the morning, but don't use just egg whites. By the time 4pm comes, I am almost out of points. Breakfast costs me too many. Any suggestions? What do you do for breakfast? Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:38:32 EST 'ello! I just wanted to quickly stop in and introduce myself. I'm trying to lose weight to get pregnant and am looking for supportive teams to help me on my journey. I am doing WW from home and although the WW message boards are free, I like SP better. I look forward to chatting. <em>30</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:15:13 EST can't believe I'm doing this again... Hello everyone. I recently started a new job in September which is vastly better than my former place of employment except I came from a place with an INCREDIBLE wellness program, including full gym in the company's basement and alternating cardio and circuit classes each night. Unfortunately, the wellness program wasn't enough of a reason for me to stay, and so most of the progress I achieved in terms of weight loss and a sturdier core have evaporated. While at a "lunch and learn" session... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:45:48 EST Anyone interested? Okay girls, I am a leader of another group called the 1 Ton Challenge, based on the Biggest Loser show. I am in need of a few more new faces to join us. <BR> <BR> We are split in to groups of 7-8 people & we have weekly challenges, weekly weigh ins, & team winners. If you are willing to chat at least 3-4 times a week, weigh in every week faithfully, & have fun getting to know a smaller group of people, please let me know asap. This is a private group & you would be placed on a team until Jan... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 09:38:12 EST New this team HI, I am new to this team, is there a special diet to follow? I am retired, was an elementary teacher for 25 years, taught 6/7 year olds. I now sub for the school system from which I retired, only in 4th grade . I also help my daughter with her preschool/daycare when I can. I try to keep myself busy but need to lose weight, I have no will power. I lose and gain the same 2/4 pounds and never seem to get past that point. <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 08:14:40 EST on my own now Hi. I was doing WW's but it got to expensive and they kept losing my paper work. I did hit my 16 weeks finally and got my charm. I quit shortly there after. I was on Core but going back to points. Mon, 18 Aug 2008 00:50:26 EST What are some of your favorite recipes? the simpler the better for me as time can be a huge factor in succeeding or not. <BR> <BR> I love making smoothies...quick and simple. <BR> <BR> 1c plain yogurt <BR> 1/2c soy milk <BR> 1c frozen fruit of choice, unthawed <BR> 1/2t vanilla <BR> 2t sugar in the raw <BR> <BR> This is my basic idea but I also will add cooked oatmeal to it for added fiber and a teaspoon of canola oil. Gotta work in the 8 healthy guidelines somehow!! LOL Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:46:40 EST Fast Food Choices So when you go out to eat at a Restaurant, what do you choose? <BR> Maybe we can help each other make good choices when we go out to eat! <BR> <BR> I prefer Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's! Only 1 point per piece! Way better than a Big Mac (13 points)! <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 13:58:26 EST Core Plan? Are you on the Core Plan? COme here for advice, tips, or anything you want to share or discuss! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:52:07 EST Flex Points? Do you use Flex Points? Extra ideas here! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:50:38 EST Calgon, Take me Away... What good thing did you do for yourself today? What did you promise yourself once you reach that next goal? <BR> <BR> We all need something to work towards. Give yourself credit. You are doing your best & need that extra time to enjoy somehting for YOU! So tell us what it is... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:28:46 EST Just Want to Chat? In need of some chatter? Come on in & gab away! Discuss whatever is on your mind! <BR> <BR> Bad day? Good day? Mad at yourself? Going on a reat vacation we will all be jealous of? Whatever it is, please share with us! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:26:10 EST Weekly Challenge This post is where you will find the weekly challenge. Check it out & see if you want to particpate! It will change every Friday! Post your results here as well! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:24:11 EST Weekly Weigh In This is the place you will weigh in. Which ever day you weigh in, post it here. Let's keep track of your success!!! Add a gold star or paperclip for your success!lol Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:22:27 EST Tips & Ideas Please share your tips or ideas that you have that keeps you going from home. <BR> <BR> Do you walk in place talking on the phone, keep an apple in your view all day, have motivational sayings all over the house, etc... <BR> <BR> Whatever you do please share! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:11:56 EST Snacks at Home? What do you buy for yourself when you really want to snack? What do you have to walk past at the storeto keep from going over your points? Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:10:29 EST Tell Us ABout You... Tell us a little about yourself so we can get to know you! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:08:59 EST