SparkPeople Classic WW/Tuning the New Plan to Our Needs! Team Messageboard This board is for WW followers who have been struggling with recent plan changes, have decided to revert back to one of the old WW plans, or simply want to make the new plan their own! SparkPeople Classic WW/Tuning the New Plan to Our Needs! Team Messageboard Back to the Flex plan Hi, I've been following the new plan since the start of the year and just can't wrap my head around it .I've been losing and gaining the same 4-5 pounds for a month now and somthing made a light go off in my head today at the meeting. The leader said she reached goal on the old plan with the slider. And, all the lifetime members in the group did so as well ( I noticed the knodding heads when she said slider) <BR> <BR> All I can say is that I'm so glad I still had my momentum stuff left beca... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:57:40 EST Hello All! It is pouring rain here--again! The ground just cannot hold any more water! Our front yard slopes OWN to the road and is STILL a sea of mud! <BR> I hate it--I can't let the dogs go out in it (because THEN i have to clean the house! Lol!) so they have to go out back which they don't like because the fenced area is much smaller than the one in the front. <BR> I did take them out to the unfenced part of the back for a while to play fetch and just catch up on all the "news" but it's SO nasty tha... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:47:37 EST Good Morning! Yesterday went better than I thought it would. I did get hungry but had an apple so that helped. (Note to self--buy more 0 and 1 point fruit and veggies!) <BR> So far it's not raining so I let the dogs out into the front. They have more room to run but it is also mostly dirt--mud--so they don't get out there much lately! <BR> We've had SO much more rain and snow than normal, usually mixed, and I am SO over it! <BR> I hope everyone has a good day! Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:24:43 EST Hi! I am so glad to have found this forum! <BR> I decided to use the original(ish) WW plan because I really don't move that much AND I need to lose weight! Lol <BR> Anyway, I did a lot of research and this seems the best fit for me right now--straight-forward and easy to use (I'm using an app call itrackbites, which mimics the WW app but is more user -friendly AND allows one to pick the plan you want to use). <BR> I won't be tracking here at SparkPeople. I just want a support group and I do find... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:00:29 EST Which WW Plan? Counting extra fruit and veggies? Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am thinking about doing ww (probably counting calories in parallel at the beginning) as I am at the moment struggeling with counting calorie and need some new motivation.In the past, I already tried ww but always ate too much because I am a big fruit and veggie lover. So my question is how can I calculate points for extra fruit and veggies (more than the 5 recommended portions)? Does anyone do that? I also thought that I might givethe simply filling technique a try beca... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:44:14 EST Personal Challenges . Wed, 2 Nov 2016 11:44:26 EST Old plan Hi <BR> I'm currently at weight watchers doing smart points but have only lost 5.5lb. Last week I lost 1.5lb so did the same this week and put 0.5 on. I just yo yo up and down! <BR> I loved the old plan. Can't remember what it was called? It was the one before pro points? <BR> I had 18 points a day and could save a few a day for the weekend! <BR> I've found the calculator on a site so can track the calories and sat fat. <BR> Any advice or help appreciated Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:56:27 EST Hello there! I'm Melodie, I'm here for support for finally getting off the low carb rollercoaster and going back to the only plan that ever worked for me Weight Watchers old points (1-2-3 success). <BR> <BR> If I had a time machine I would tell myself not to switch to atkins and stay with weight watchers. I even met Florine Mark because I got to gain I just didn't stay for the maintenance. <BR> Not to bash atkins I know it works for some just not me. I yo-yo ed horribly on it. <BR> So, I'm back to what w... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:02:01 EST 123 success plan I've on momentum plan for the past 3 weeks and last 2 pounds last week. I can not be happier. <BR> However, my sister was cleaning and found her old 123 success plan things! I started looking them over and now I'm thinking of switching to that one but I'm not sure but I'm glad she didn't throw them away. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:34:09 EST new to this, interested in "Momentum" I think.. Hi all <BR> My wife and I are very new to the idea of trying to use a WW system. <BR> We have not joined anything "officially," we're just trying to make some changes that matter. <BR> <BR> So, I'm not sure I totally understand everything, but I have to say that I'm *not very impressed with the amount of tracking that needs to be done in the WW points+ system. I'm looking for something that basically declares all raw fruits and non-starchy veggies to be "free"... and then assigns a simple an... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:31:31 EST New to the team I have decided that I am going back on WW. It worked really well in the past but once they changed to PP it didn't work so well for me anymore and the new SP is even worse. I found the old turnaround books on eBay which is the version of the plan worked for me. I am excited to get started on it again when my books and points sliders arrive! :) Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:25:42 EST ITRACKBITES It is an app that I have started to use that allows you to track points using the classic program before points plus or points plus. They call,it something else but it logs the same. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:36:58 EST looking for old plan from late 70's Hello everyone, im looking for copy of the old WW plan from late 70s to early 80s. It was a fairly large orange and white paper book. It was pretty strict but worked for me and I lost 50 lbs. If anyone has one I will buy it from you. Thank you! Sat, 24 Oct 2015 15:02:16 EST I am new! I tried weight watchers years ago and have little success and last year I went all no preservatives clean eating made all my own meals. So excited to try the power foods of Weight Watchers with my plan and reach my goal this time. I have been a sparkpeople member for years and been unsuccessful but keep trying never give up. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:54:20 EST New to this great team! Hello everyone! I'm here because I can NOT do Points Plus and was very successful at the Turnaround Program Core/Flex. This was the program before they renamed it Momentum. I quit WW meetings in May and joined a gym. I go up there about 5 times a week and I stopped "dieting" because I was obsessive about points, etc. and my weight wasn't moving. I now weigh less than I did at WW, but I'm ready to kick it up a notch. I'm ready to do the core program now because I don't think I'm getting ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:18:03 EST New here! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found this group today. I'm so excited to get back to the WW of the 90's and throw those points to the curb! I made a weekly tracker if anyone wants to use it. I'm also on the hunt for the food exchange list. I have it in my book, but don't want to re-invent the wheel if someone else has it. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:22:48 EST Tweaking WW Points Plus Hi everyone. I'm new to this team. I've been doing WW for the past 18 months, and although I've lost, it's not fast enough for me. At my last meeting, I posed the question that maybe this is too many points for me. The answer I got surprised me ... yes ... some people do better on the 'old' program. So I'm tweaking Points Plus, deleting grain PP's, trying to stick to 22 daily PP instead of 26 and trying to up my exercise. Anyone else here doing this with success? <BR> <BR> P.S. I'm 68 and ha... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:42:16 EST New here GM. I joined this team today. I was a Lifetime member who gained back all thru the years. I tried the PP but never liked it so just GAVE up. I liked the Flex points but got rid of all my books. Now, to make the 1st step and just start seems to keep disappearing. I am asking for help please <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:46:56 EST needing some help Hi im Gill and 44yrs old, married with 4 children. ive only ever managed to lose weight with the old weightwatchers points system. tried 4 times on extra easy and always lose a few pounds but always regain and now i just cant afford it anymore.. last time i was on ww old points system i lost 4 stone which is pretty much what i need to lose now, i also have underactive thyroids so find it hard.. looking for help & support... xxx Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:54:09 EST New Here Hey everyone! <BR> I am not new to WW but new to this group. I am currently not signed up for their online or meetings. Are there any other members here who are not using their online or meetings and are successful? <BR> Anyhow, my last venture on a diet was Atkins and I barely lasted 8 days. It was horrible and I felt horrible. I talked with a Registered Dietician and pretty much her recommendations and WW are very similar. I just want to follow the structure of WW Simply filling technique. ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:48:37 EST Oldtime WWer, returning SPer, sends greetings. I started an introductory message earlier today, but lost it somehow. If you see something similar to this message, please chalk it up to a "senior moment." <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have been a WW member through the years (about fifty, I think). I started when WW was using a diabetic eating plan the founder got from the New York YMCA. I cannot vouch for truth, and this may be an urban legend, but the diet seemed a lot like a diabetic eating plan to me. In those days, they told us exercise was not... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:59:12 EST Traffic light WW Maybe, just maybe someone is interested in learning a little about the traffic light WW system from Germany 1996- it's the system I'm using and I know it works for me. <BR> I have a formula to figure out the yellow of a food that goes: <BR> Cal divided by 60 + grams of fat divided by 9= ? divided by 2 <BR> If the food is really high in fat I will take that and multiply it by four and turn that into my red. <BR> I'm over 85 kilos so I get 11 yellow per day. The good thing about this program i... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:19:14 EST New I was already a member of the group but am starting to post. I've been doing points plus online 6 weeks. No luck with it for the 4th time. Lose a few then stay the same or gain. Essentially losing and gaining same few pounds. I still have about 6 weeks left of my online subscription but I'm going back to old points. I am sad I spent money on books but not as sad as I will be to still have these extra 20 pounds I gained whole pregnant with my son who is now 3.i forgot to mention I got lifetime... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 08:16:48 EST New to the team, and from germany Hi Team! <BR> I've found this team doing a Google web search about WW and thier history. I was actually trying to find the german WW plan that is from 1996 if not older. Well I didn't find anything about that plan but I did find this Team. <em>30</em> <BR> The WW plan I'm following is called Erfolgs Signale Plus. It's a traffic light system. You can eat as many green as you want, only so many yellow, and only 21 red a week. <BR> Last time I followed it I lost a lot of weight and kept it o... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:03:41 EST New to this team Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I lost 38 pounds on the Momentum Plan (points) in 2010 and became a WW meeting leader. I loved WW and the plan. When Points Plus was introduced, I was skeptical. Even though I did not fully believe in the plan, I was forced to accept it and teach it to my members. Most of my lifetime members quietly stuck with the old plan. Newer members with a lot of weight to lose were successful and many reached lifetime status. In my experience, the members struggling the mo... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:43:27 EST Smart Start? Has anyone heard about the 'new' WW plan? I think it is a two week start up thing, and then you choose if you want to count points or do simply filling. Just curious if anyone can shed some light on what it's all about... <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:08:20 EST New to WW Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am new to WW and I am still getting the hang of it. I have not decided if I like it yet or not. Is there any advice you can give to a newbie? Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:41:39 EST AHS chat For those who watch and want to discuss American Horror story. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:55:04 EST SOA Chat Hello, Beryl, Heidi, Peg and moi, Here we can chat about Son's without boring those who don't watch it. <BR> <BR> What I took away from last night was this: Jax wanted to stop weapon trade with with Irish. The Irish didn't like it so they murdered two of the sons brutally and left their hands on their SOA jackets, very gruesome and sad to lose those characters. <BR> <BR> Tara and the ex, are trying to make a way out for Tara and the boys and the ex is supposed to be pretending to blab ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:17:55 EST Carbohydate Addicts Diet Has anyone ever tried this plan ? It's been around for quite some time and the basic premise is eating two of your meals low carb and the 3rd meal (b'fast, lunch, supper, your choice) is whatever you want, however that reward meal must be eaten in one hour, not 61 minutes, not 65 minutes, but 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> I do love carbs .... pastapastapasta, bread, all those wonderful things .... and have toyed with the idea of trying it. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 08:34:47 EST Why Do I Fail on WW? Why is it that every time I rejoin WW, I fail miserably and as soon as I stop paying and going to meetings, friends and family come up to me and sing WW praises, how they have lost so much in the last few months doing the program, it's so wonderful, on and on...where were these folks when I was trying to stick to the points plus thing and make it work for me? <BR> <BR> Now I am going through my usual "maybe-I-should-rejoin" thought pattern...except as much as I love and miss my leader, there... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:11:25 EST New here ... Diabetic using ww Hi, All! I hope I'm starting in the right place...if not, let me know. <BR> I have struggled with my weight for longer than I can remember ( I'm 61 ) <BR> Last year I lost 65 pounds on a very low carb plan...I am diabetic and worked with my naropathic dr on this. Lately my evil twin has taken over and I've gained 20 back..and so it goes... <BR> I decided to join ww...again.... As you know , the points plan is not diabetic I am doing my own low carb plan and going for the in p... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:24:40 EST Restarting - old plan worked for me Hi everyone! Happy Monday. <BR> I started my WW quest a few years ago at a whopping 362 and am down 112 lbs (Yeah me!) but struggling to get the last 65 off. I have a goal of 185 that I'm shooting for. Once I get there I'll rethink my final number to kind of "fool" myself into it vs seeing that I have ANOTHER hundred to lose - how silly right? <BR> Anyway, I did really well with the old program where you got to bank 35 pts a week to use (or not). I don't know why I think that worked better f... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:31 EST #backontrack Is anyone participating in the #backontrack challenge that starts August 1? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:12:11 EST nutrition menu app and ww I have been on WW points plus for three months and have lost about one pound. I keep track of points and calories on Nutrition Menu, a fabulous app on my phone. I can see that although I have trouble eating all my points, my calories are higher than they should be, primarily because of the fruit. I've concluded that I am someone who needs to count my fruit. Wish I didn't, but I do. So, I'm hoping to go on a WW program in which fruit has points. Would that be momentum? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:29:41 EST Help with PointsPlus Hello, all. Lori helped me find this group today. I had briefly been on the WW message board more than a year ago, and I dropped out because of some family crises. I went back a few days ago and found that people had moved over to Spark People. <BR> <BR> Briefly, I am a lapsed Lifetime member and lost 29 lbs. in 17 weeks on the Momentum plan. I never gained and always lost every single week. I loved it! Over time, I started putting some weight back on, something that was my fault. However, w... Thu, 9 May 2013 11:26:52 EST Hello WW SPeople! Hi. I am a WW member. I am getting back to goal. Just 10 pounds to lose this time. <BR> I recently got Active Link and I think it will help me. <BR> See you around! <BR> <em>351</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:05:41 EST Points Plus Failed I have tried twice with Points plus, I had lost 32 lbs with the old program, so I have come here looking for some help! <BR> I am not sure why PP didn't work, it is hard to calculate points, even with their PP calculator..Any help would be great!! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:45:57 EST Bliss is a slacker! Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Long time (let me reiterate, LONG TIME!) no check in. I know, and I apologize. <BR> <BR> You know what? I fell into the "typical" trap. That trap when we gain and hide. Hide out, slink away and say "I'll come back out to play when I'm back to 'normal' so that I can avoid discomfort." Pathetic, right? Yeah, I know!!! This is not a "go, me!" moment. <BR> <BR> So I've been thinking about you all consistently for months. As I track and try to lose all that I gained while i... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:48:32 EST New Here Hi, today is my 7th day of WW. I've been on SP for years, though. Nice to meet all of you! Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:25:27 EST Doing the old points system I'm working the old points system and agree with whoever said "If ain't broke, don't fix it" logic. I tried the new PP and know fruit/veggies are "free" but in my mind I kept thinking - yes but if I go bonkers and eat a TON of fruit, somewhere it has to stop being "free" and starting counting. I know it's a ridiculous stumbling block but for me I really have to have regimented eating so I can stay accountable so.... <BR> Back to the Points program of 2009/2010 for me - it's working so why me... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:10:57 EST New here! Happy February :) Hi everyone! I'm Pattie. <BR> I've been doing WW at home for approx 2 yrs and have lost about 110 lbs. Still have 60 to go. I tried the new PPlan and just found I was not losing the way I did on the "old" program so I went back to what worked. <BR> I do track my food every day on my phone and I've found if I don't journal what I eat, I don't lose. <BR> My exercise includes stationary bike a couple times a week and walking when the wind chill doesn't make it feel like negative numbers. <BR> I ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:04:48 EST Getting on the old plan I hope I'm posting correctly, this is my first post here. I had lots of success with the "old" WW where you had a points "range" and you could bank your own points. My question is, when WW changed from 123 success over to flex, did the points values of food change, or did the food values only change when points plus was introduced. I am gaining each week on points plus, so I really need to start following the old plan. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:54:30 EST New to group... looking for resources I was around 262 lbs the day I joined weight watchers. In a year, I managed to lose 70 lbs and hover in the 192 lb range before hitting a plateau. While fighting this plateau, the plan changed to the new points plus system they have now. I have not been able to get anywhere near that 192 range since. <BR> <BR> I'll admit that I had some personal problems that affected my mental state and weight over the past year, but even when sticking to the plan to the letter, I cannot manage to lose more... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:25:33 EST THIS TEAM IS NOT A CLIQUE! JOIN IN! WE SUPPORT! This Team is all about support. It is here you can crow about your successes and moan and groan about your setbacks. There is a remarkable camaraderie here. <BR> <BR> We are NOT a clique, even though it might appear that we are having private conversations. Post. This Team has helped me stay on track and reach my goal. It is my safe harbor. I think twice (most times <em>100</em> ) about veering off plan when I know I will be held accountable by my Team, in a loving way, of course. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:22:59 EST 10,000 Steps This week I am aiming for 10,000 steps a day! I’m clipping on my pedometer and tracking how far I go! <em>311</em> <BR> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:08:52 EST Liked the old WW plan, the new one, bleh Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm Athena I loved weight watchers with the old plan, it was easy to keep on track, the new way is just a pain! I haven't been to a meeting really since they started the new plan, I went a few times at first then tried a few months later and it was awful! I spent way too much on all the new things that you have to have to do the plan, trackers, doodads and whatsits, I mainly don't like the hard to press buttons on the electronic tracker. I liked the old book format, it wa... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:22:16 EST Want to stick with the old plan!! Hello, I am a newbie to this group and have been with weight watchers who works and I have previously lost weight on. Well I am starting back and want to do the old plan, but wanted to know if it would be wise to stick with the old points in my old book, or purchase a new book on the Point Plus plan? Please help? Noticing that the points for food have changed and not sure of what to do? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:04:09 EST Hello! Another newbie here! I had lost 30 lbs. on the old WW Points system in 2009-2010. I had just become a Lifetime Member, and they changed to Points Plus. This, and moving cross country a month later, sabotaged my weight loss, and subsequently I am now up 12 lbs. <BR> <BR> I have tried the Points Plus three separate times and still cannot get used to it! I still have all my old materials and fortunately I have my old Points cardboard 'calculator' in case my *old* calculator goes on the fri... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:20:05 EST Another newbie :) Hi all. Thanks Lori for the invite. I have been on weight watchers for many years. I lost 40 lbs in 2009 on momentum then went on vacation and was never able to get fully back op. Joined a few times since PP but haven't really been able to stick with it. I would lose 1 lb, then gain .8, lose .2, gain .2 and so on. I'm going to try to modify pp. I signed up for a 3month online plan which I wish I hadn't. I found a great app (Pts. Plus Diary) that let's you follow the old plan so I'm going t... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:49:18 EST Hi! Hi! My name is Deonna and I am 40 years old and have been married to my best friend for 23years. We have 3 boys and they are 21,20, and 17. We are now learning how to do things without kids because they are all learning how to live life as adults. I an a nurse and have been an LPN for 8 years. Right now I am in school to become an RN. I want to lose weight to be healthy. This has been a roller coaster weight loss journey and I am so close to the maintenance but I usually stop short of my goa... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:36:58 EST Android Apps for old WW points I want to go back to using the old (pre Points Plus) plan but only ever did it electronically on the WW website. I am tracking with pen and paper, but am wondering if anyone can recommend any apps that at least contain the old points caculator? Thanks. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:04:57 EST New WW Gadget - Not Impressed - Quitting Again I'm back - and quitting WW meetings for good this time - here's why: <BR> <BR> I was on vacation and went to a WW meeting in a different town where they are being used as a test market for a new WW device that clips onto your clothing and records every single movement you make - swimming (it's waterproof), walking, jumping, twisting, scratching your leg, waving your arms while talking, everything! The leader was so excited by this thing....but I was not, for several reasons. <BR> <BR> Firs... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:16:21 EST Lost 40 lbs on the WW before points I lost 40 lbs on the plan through ww that was before the current plan. This is when they had the core food plan and the flex plan. I started at 24 points a day and went down to 20 points a day when I reached my goal weight. My goal weight was only 17 lbs from the current weight I was at, but I kept loosing until I reached a weight of 145 even though my goal weight was 160. Now, 5 years later I am back up to 180....actually higher than when I started WW. I started going back to WW when I was a... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:51:12 EST Momentum? Hello everyone! Just wondering who is on Momentum. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:05:47 EST CORE/SFT The following lists will take the guesswork out of grocery shopping. With these foods on hand, you'll have the basic ingredients for cooking Weight Watchers recipes and preparing simple meals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fridge Staples <BR> <BR> Cheese: <BR> fat-free hard and semi-soft cheese such as parmesan <BR> fat-free cottage cheese, fat-free feta, fat-free ricotta <BR> <BR> Condiments/Toppings: <BR> mustard <BR> ketchup <BR> fat-free margarine <BR> fat-free sour cream <BR> fat-free mayonna... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:40:05 EST Hello I've been on and off WW since 1999. I lost 20 lbs in college on the winning points plan and gained it some. I lost 30 lbs over 5 months in 2008 doing momentum PP. I gained it back (all but 1lb) when i started grad school and I've trying to lose again on PP. It took me 18 months to lose 20 lbs. I've switched back to the momentum and I've lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks. I'm so glad there is a place come and talk about this! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:10:38 EST Day One Today is my first day back on "classic" Weight Watchers. I'm a lifetime member, and I lost 62 lbs., but over the past year I gained back almost 15 lbs. I'm really happy I found this group, because I haven't counted points in quite some time, so I'm probably going to have lots of questions. I found my old points counter, so that should help a lot. I joined Spark about a year ago, but I really didn't use it, but this time I'm serious. Now I just have to figure out how to use all of the featu... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:16:55 EST So glad to find you!! Well, I would just like to say hello! I am new to sp and I am so glad I found it!! For the past two weeks I have doing the new ww plan and I have to say that I am not impressed. I can honestly see how it can help some people, but I am not one of those people. I am not a big protein eater and I don't like fruit (its a texture thing) so I should have know that the new ww plan would be a huge fail for me. However, I tried it and I didn't lose any weight. Boo!!! About 3 years ago I lost ne... Tue, 29 May 2012 04:12:47 EST Freedom Plan weekend option & exercise Hi. I'm planning to go back on the WW Freedom Plan that I followed in the mid-90s. But I can't remember some key details. 1) There was a weekend plan option -- eat less during the week so you can splurge on the weekend, right? And 2) if you exercise more, you can eat more. But what was the formula? For every extra x minutes, you earn extra x bonus calories??? Can anybody help with these details? Thanks so much. Wed, 23 May 2012 06:57:32 EST Can anyone recommend a bathroom scale? Hi All, <BR> <BR> I can't count on our scale to give us an accurate reading these days...can anyone recommend a good bathroom scale??????? Should I get a WW scale or is there something as good/better out there? Mon, 14 May 2012 08:36:30 EST WW Points and P90X Hello there! <BR> <BR> I have a long history with WW. I started WW Momentum after I graduated college due to gaining 7 unwanted lbs. and was able to achieve and maintain lifetime for 4 years. Then I got married, gained the "Newlywed 15" and WW switched up their plan on me. After a year on Points+, I decided to go back to Momentum. <BR> <BR> Now, I've decided to do P90X, but it has a very DIFFERENT nutrition guide than WW, and honestly, I think its way too much food for a 5' 5", 135 lb. wom... Tue, 1 May 2012 16:06:35 EST Do not like the new WW System! Hi there! I just found SP and I love it, I was on the old WW point system and did very well, gained about 20 pounds over a few years and now trying to lose it. After about a month I have lost ONE pound with the new point system and I am not very happy about that. <BR> <BR> I have had this feeling that WW is enjoying how long it is taking people to lose weight on the new system, I am a lifetime member so until I get back to my goal, I pay each week. <BR> <BR> Not happy and going back to th... Tue, 1 May 2012 15:13:23 EST Year long plateau on PP Hi all! Finding this group and reading some of the posts is really a relief for me -- sounds like I'm not the only one who has had some issues losing on PP! I admit, I haven't been the best tracker, but even when I am, I just maintain. I lost a ton of weight on old points, but then gained a lot of it back when I was finishing my PhD, and then got pregnant, and then was breastfeeding... but now I have no excuses, and I just can't seem to get back to my pre-PhD weight. I thought maybe it was th... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:37:38 EST Hello there! Joined last night, being drawn here because of this forum. I belonged to WW for years before Points Plus. I fell off for a while, then went back just in time for PPL to start. Tried it for a while and left, very disapponted. I was ~always~ hungry and no matter what I did, the weight would not come off. Now, I want to go back to the way it was. I worked it today for the first time, making my 20 points...\0/ I felt great and wasn't hungry! Now, I am trying to figure out how to set up my... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:16:24 EST Does 18 points on momentum equal 1200 calories Hi Everyone! I was 1200 counting calories and decided to go back to what worked for me...Momentum. Does 18-19 points equal a 1200 calorie diet?? I have seen postings that state this but when I have tallied them up paper and pen style I was coming up with 950 and low 1000"S , any answers would be greatly appreciated! Sun, 8 Apr 2012 17:19:55 EST Guys on a Diet Website I've taken over the <link> </link> website which is for the guys (and gals) that hang out on the WW Guys on a Diet forum. There are some useful resources there about weight loss generally. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 15:31:53 EST different ww plans Hi everyone I've currently been on the propoints plan which isn't working for me. I would like to go back to an old plan which I did many years ago and lost several stone and kept it off. However I do not no what plan it was discovery/momentum as it was free in a newspaper. It involved eating carbs everymeal with daily points and a snack. <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated as I would like to start again asap. <BR> <BR> Thank you Sun, 1 Apr 2012 14:50:05 EST Hi, ya'll! So happy to have found this group! I used the old points plan to lose 50 pounds in 2008 that I had been carrying for years after having my daughter and kept most of it off for until I found out I was pregnant with my son a week before my 39th birthday in 2010 (surprise!). I had horrible morning sickness for 5 months so I ate carbs, carbs, carbs to get through each day and gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy. I gave myself a break for six months after he was born to get him sleeping through t... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:20:18 EST Hello Hi everyone......I was so relieved to come across this group/thread this morning......have been on the new WW PP for three weeks. Only down 1.3 pds and quite frustrated. First week I lost 2.3, second week I gained 1 pd, and this week stayed the same. Am an old time WWer off and on for many years. After reading so many threads/posts on SP, I decided that I would tweak my WW PP and see what works for me. Am going to reduce my DP and WP and not eat any activity points. I am 53, hypothyroid... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:08:11 EST Hello Hi. My name is Brandi and I'm returning to WW. I've done the old program before with great success, but did not have the same success on the new program; so I'm glad to have found this group. I'm new to Sparkpeople, but it looks great. <BR> I'm a single mom to a 3.5 year old daughter. I'm excited to get my life back together and truly live instead of going through the motions. I have about 60 lbs that I want to lose. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:27:30 EST Hello Hi my name is Angel and I have done WW off and on for years. I loved the old program and had success with it but not having as much luck with the points plus program. Looking forward to making friends with the same struggles and goals. Good luck to all. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:07:18 EST Hey there, Rockstars!! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I have wanted to post for the last few weeks, but I have to tell you I've not only been really busy with baby, but I've been afraid. Confession time. Bear with me! I've thought about you all often, and checked in on the boards, but I haven't posted because I feel so totally out of the loop that I don't feel like a good leader. And, further more, oh heaven do I have some weight to lose now! So...I've just kind of been in a rut. Other than loving being a new Mom, of cour... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:16:31 EST Need Flex Plan info Can anyone tell me how many pts I can have on the Flex plan? I am so happy to find this group! I hate Points Plus. <BR> TIA! <BR> <BR> Forgot ta add, I am 5'10", 246 lbs. Thanks! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:08:40 EST trying to figure what plan is called I have some old ww books, and i joined in 2010 for a few and quit. what was it called. i have some books also for 2009 are they the same points,? <BR> kim <BR> i started today. <BR> <BR> I am from indiana, and my name is kim, i have 3 children and have been married for 27 years. <BR> i have been trying to lose weight for over 20 years. i have to get this weight off this time, I want to get healthy. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:52:16 EST Going Back to Winning Points I have been floundering, no real commitment to any type of plan these last few months, eating whatever and whenever I want....needless to say, the scale has been creeping up, the clothes are getting tighter, etc. I almost threw in the towel, I was ready to just walk away from even trying and just accept (grudgingly) that I would spend my remaining years fat, frumpy, and never to be seen in shorts or sleeveless tops ever again. <BR> <BR> Then - in a cleaning / decluttering frenzy - I rediscov... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:44:59 EST Newbie Good afternoon all, I've been searching for a support group that still supports the old ww plan. I am a lifetime member and went back last year to try the new ww Points plus and after 6 weeks of careful counting, measuring and tracking I had gained. I pitched in the towel and have just maintained since. Last week was my birthday and I realized it's been 3 years since I started ww and I was back to the beginning. I am still healthy by bmi standards but am just not as healthy as I want to be. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:49:02 EST Back to what works Hello, I'm Amy. I have been a WW off and on for yrs. It works the best and obviously only when you follow it. There is no magic bullet. I have tried may different plans but I always come back to WW. Portion control matters. I plan on reaching my goal this time and become a lifetime member. It seems this team is highly motivated and successful. I look forward to being part of the team. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 06:26:48 EST Hello from Massachusetts Hello! <BR> <BR> I found this group through I am thrilled to find it! I have been wanting to go back to the old WW momentum program - this group is exactly what I have been looking for. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet all of you! <BR> <BR> Kerri Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:17:20 EST Hi...and a question about Momentum Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm an old hand at Weight Watchers and wanted to introduce myself to your group. <BR> <BR> Question: for those of you using Sparkpeople for Momentum, do you use Spark's calorie calculator based on your age/height/goal/gender or is there something I'm missing? I haven't double tracked between Momentum and Spark so I'd like to know if I can genuinely use Spark for Momentum or if I should just go with Spark's recommendation for calorie intake. <BR> <BR> I like Spark's ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:49:23 EST Is this the right place for introductions? I just wanted to say hello and thanks for all the helpful information in this group. <BR> I am another girl who found the PointsPlus plan did NOT work for me. I lost 57 pounds on the old Points plan, but when they changed it I gained 5 pounds and couldn't get it off so I gave up. I'm here to try and lose the pounds I've gained back. I probably won't post a lot, but I just wanted to say thanks for creating this group. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:54:01 EST Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I joined WW about 10 years ago because I have always had trouble keeping my weight down and I lost about 15 pounds. I still try to follow the WW recommendation, but I don't track points but I do track my calorie intake. I joined Spark people to have better accountability to myself and to others. I set a goal for myself to walk every day for 30 minutes outside regardless of the weather and so far I have been sticking to that goal very well. I weighed in this past monday and I weighed 18... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 04:27:59 EST Thoughts on the Points Plus? I was wondering what other people think of the WW Points Plus plan. <BR> <BR> I have always struggled with my weight. About six years ago I started doing Weight Watchers (the old plan) and lost 85 pounds. Like many people, I stopped going, would start up and quit, and over the last five years have managed to put back on 40 pounds. When I went back the last time, they were doing Points Plus. I followed it religiously, tracked points, worked out 3-5 times per week (spin class, mixed martia... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:04:40 EST Hello First Day! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Angel and today is my first day using weight watchers points plus. I have tried weight watchers in the past but I have never succeeded because I am never consistent. This time I want to turn to the boards for support. I have decided to set small goals, and my goal is 15 pounds for March 1st. I currently work fulltime and go to college fulltime plus family. The busier I get the more I turn to food. I want to change this behavior. Pray for me as I embark on thi... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:09:13 EST "The Fat Trap" article by Tara Parker-Pope While contemplating New Year's Resolutions, click here for a well-researched article on recent weight loss research:<BR>/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html <BR> <BR> Readers have already contributed over 700 comments to this New York Times article, and they too are interesting. <BR> <BR> To me, it really speaks to why so many dieters have had problems with PP+, this idea of one program regardless of individual circumstances (although I have yet to syn... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:27:32 EST Updated WW site Hey guys, <BR> Happy new year! <BR> Try as I might but I cannot locate this group on the weight watchers site. Does it have a new title? Has it been disbanded? <BR> Thanks. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 20:44:20 EST I called the WW 800 number today I called the WW 800 number today. I said I loved WW and missed the site, I want to come back. I asked if they had given up on points plus yet. The lady said no. I told her that was too bad since so many "less to lose" and "lifetime" people can't really use the program since it's too many points for us. She, blah , blah, blahed me to death. I told her I'd be a paying member when they bring back a plan more like flex or momentum. Just thought I'd share :) <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:57:38 EST Power Plus 2012 and beyond I officially dropped power points plus today! I am cancelling my membership. I have been with WW since 2002 on and off and since they moved from Flex to PP, I have felt hungry, frustrated and just Not happy! NOT LOSING ANY WEIGHT... I stuck it out, but my heart always longed for the 1 pt English Muffin! So I am going back! Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:08:11 EST Introduction? Hello! <BR> <BR> I thought I would formally introduce myself. I joined this team back when the plan first changed and it only had a 100 some members, wow what a change! <BR> <BR> Back then I had just rejoined WW and was excited about PP+ because I had had so much success with momentum (40 pounds!) and never thought WW would let me down. After a few weeks I realized P+ just was not working for me and decided I wasn't going to waste my money, time or sanity on a program that just makes no se... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 19:09:46 EST Old WW Member checking in Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am a long-time WW member. I even worked for them for a couple of years back in the late 70's. At that time, the original founder of WW was still around and came to a yearly meeting here in town. I've gone through so many WW programs, I can't even begin to count them all, but I have had the most success losing on their programs. <BR> <BR> I reached my goal many years ago, and then got lax, quit going to the meetings, and gained it all back. Then about 12 years... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 00:27:08 EST iphone app Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone had a good momentum calculator/tracker iphone app that they like. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 07:49:34 EST Weight watchers tweaking the program for 2012 Just went to my WW meeting and a new plan is suppose to be reveled next week. From what the leader said they are tweaking the PP plan somewhat. Anyone got any info on this? Sorry if this has already been asked : ) Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:55:45 EST Greetings Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been a WW member for 6-1/2 years. I got to goal on the Core Plan and seem to backslide every time I switch up. So ... I am giving this one final go. Have a goal to be at goal+2 by March 18. Would love to hear from other Corebies! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:32:53 EST Kindle or Nook or ? I've been thinking about going the e-reader route. Feedback from anyone who has/uses one would be appreciated. And what happens to the "books" once you've read them? Can you share? Do they just sit in the memory? Can you download from the library? Thanks all. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:21:58 EST This would get me shunned by WW groupies... I'm serious. One of the reasons I'm on Sparkpeople is because there are times where I feel like the Weight Watchers forums are a cult following of sorts. That's not to say that everyone on the plan is insane, but there are plenty of people who are. <BR> <BR> Long story short: Points Plus did not work for me. On Momentum, if I decided to use some weeklies or activity points to treat myself to something a little less healthy (I'm 20. At this point in my life, I'd rather splurge on Smashburger... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:17:13 EST classic points for the day I weigh 160 the old system how many points should I use per day? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 12:42:37 EST My Honest Truth About Why PP+ Doesn't Work for Me I've given PP+ two shots and while many people who don't like that plan say it's because of (1) zero-counting fruit or (2) the increased points target, I decided to be honest about why I don't like PP+. <BR> <BR> I am not at a place where I eat as "cleanly" or as small portions as required for success on PP+. I'm not just 5-10lbs overweight and my weight gain came from (1) overindulging some less than nutritionally sound foods AND (2) eating huge portions of these foods. PP+ requires me t... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 00:21:08 EST Welcome to our New Leaders!! Hi, all! We finally got power back after the storm that hit the Northeast US this last weekend. It is truly a disaster area up here. Craziness!! I am back at work and finally able to post the "Welcome" message I had planned on Friday, just waiting for our new leaders to accept the invite. My apologies for this taking so long to get to you all! <BR> <BR> So, without further delay, I'd like to officially welcome Lori and Heidi (GRAMMAYAYA4 and TALLEYSGRL, respectively) as our two new team lead... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 07:28:20 EST ww momentum facebook page?? Does anybody have the link to the ww momentum facebook page? I searched 'ww momentum' and the only things that popped up were random Hispanic men and a couple sites that were def. not the right one. I would LOVE a link! Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:52:03 EST Wanted: Weight Watchers Momentum buddy Found one, thanks! Sat, 29 Oct 2011 10:14:47 EST Anyone remember Personal Cuisine?? I came across some old WW material from the Personal Cuisine days. <BR> <BR> I miss some of the food they had. The Smart Ones don't have the same flavors (like the Thai Peanut Stir fry) Sigh. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:44:22 EST Chilled meals they have advertised on the WW site? Anyone try (or even FIND) the chilled meals they have advertised on the WW site? <BR> <BR> Theya re supposed to be at Krogers. I live in the midwest (Chicago) and we don't have a Krogers around here. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:41:54 EST Changes to plan? So there are rumors that WW will be lowering the PP of members who are having trouble losing under the current plan. Anyone know the real scoop? It will be very interesting if WW does acknowledge that not everyone can lose following their newest plan. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:14:41 EST New and not sure of myself yet... Hi! I am here because I am not very successful with the new PointsPlus plan and decided to go back to a previous plan (I lost 63 pounds in 2001 and after 5 years and lots of program changes {CORE} began adding it back on. I now need to lose 55 points and at 62 it is not as easy - not that it ever really was - and was hoping this board would be a place I could find info and share some as well. I am having a real hard time maneuvering this site. Had been on Sparkpeople a while back - but w... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:16:09 EST So happy to find this team! You can't imagine how happy I am to have found this team. My doctor has recommended Weight Watchers after a bad spell of edema about a month ago. I figured--no problem! I've used Weight Watchers twice to lose 100+ pounds, so I could do it again. I just have to remember to do the maintenance part and not slip this time. <BR> <BR> I have used the Fast and Flexible plan, where we had to eat a certain amount of veggie servings and starch servings, and protein servings per day, etc. I d... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:33:55 EST Nice to have found y'all <em>213</em> I am happy to have found this team and see that it is very active. <BR> <BR> My name is Grace. I am a 43yo SAHM. <BR> <BR> Just this week I cancelled my online WW subscription because I feel that I can do it on my own. I really like using PP to calculate my food intake because it is so much easier to look at any food and know the point value for it and write it down automatically instead of wondering how much calories it is. YKWIM? <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The first ti... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:14:50 EST is there an app for old ww?? I saw something aobut an app for old ww for my smart phone? Thanks,Julie Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:39:20 EST Effortless Flat Out Mini Pepperoni Pizza I found this recipe on Spark Recipes and it was great to cure that sneaky little pizza craving that hits me from time to time. The Spark People user was RUNNING2LIVE. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:46:51 EST Great muffin recipe! I tried this really great muffin recipe. I found it on Spark Recipes under Chef Meg's Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins. Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:27:22 EST What was positive thing you did today? What did you do fantastic today? <BR> <BR> I ate within my point range! <em>244</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:23:39 EST Sparkpeople Live! In case you missed the announcement, SP now has e-meetings. It's like a WW meeting except it's online. You can chat via text or use a mic or webcam to interact. Each meeting is lead by a Spark Leader and has a different theme. The meetings are $12.99 per month with a 1 week free trial. Like WW, some leaders are better than others, but overall I've really enjoyed the meetings. I was a member of the beta group, so I've been attending meetings for a couple of months now. Anyway, more details on ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 15:33:15 EST Hi from Atlanta, Ga Been awhile since I was active on SP - glad I found this Team. I'm a Lifetime WW Member (from 1968-yikes) so I've been on all the plans including original -- Liver, Fish, etc etc. I don't attend meetings, I do "watch" what I eat and thus I've been the same wt for several years. SP helped me to knock off 10 lbs when I peaked at 190 - just after I retired 4 yrs ago. Now playing with 180 - plus or minus 2 lbs/just plain stuck. Last week, my Dr. suggested (again) that I should lose 20 lbs,... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:09:15 EST Bust that Plateau Good Morning all, <BR> <BR> Does anyone know what is meant by the following weight loss tip in the 8/21--8/27 WW Weekly Meeting Magazine (p.9): <BR> <BR> "Special Cases: Your Daily Points Plus Target Needs Recalculating--Check with your Leader or Receptionist to see if you're due a new number." <BR> <BR> I'm confused--doesn't everyone get 29 Daily Points???? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:32:03 EST What are Your Success Secrets?? I would like to ask those of you who are succeeding with your goals to share what works for you: <BR> <BR> 1. Which plan are using and why? <BR> 2. Do you track in a paper journal or online? <BR> 3. What do you do for exercise? <BR> 4. How do you stay motivated when faced with unexpected challenges (surprise cakes, pizza DH brought home, etc.)? <BR> 5. What is the single most important factor you feel is helping you succeed and why? <BR> <BR> I would list mine if I had any....I'm trying t... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 06:03:11 EST Jennifer Hudson on the cover of September Self. I got my new Self in the mail yesterday and read the interview with Jennifer Hudson. Weight Watchers was barely mentioned. And Harley Pasternak wasn't mentioned at all. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I find it interesting that she seemed to gloss over WW since she's all over TV and magazines for them. That said Self is giving away 250 1 month memberships to WW... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:16:32 EST It isn't the fruit...or is it? This is my first week back, focused on Momentum. I know people who are pro PP are saying it's not the fruit that makes one plateau/gain weight. However, upon reflection, I think it's a contributor. See, I decided to take the last few days on Momentum and compare them if I was doing PP. And honestly, the points values on PP (on the things I eat) are almost identical to what they are on Momentum. An egg still has 2points, a 2 TBSP serving of PB has 5, 3 oz chicken breast, 3 points and so on... ... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:44:08 EST Don't Hesitate To Post! We Are NOT A Clique! Again, we are NOT a clique! WE ARE A TEAM, 769 TEAMMATES STRONG! <BR> <BR> Posting helps me in numerous ways, but especially by making me accountable to my team. It's a safe place for me to vent. I am also helped by others' posts because I realize I am not alone in my endeavors. <BR> <BR> When I first came to SP and read the posts in the different SparkTeams, I thought the people who posted were close friends and that it was a "closed" group, a clique. We're not! We're just individuals who ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:59:06 EST Anybody Know Where/How SP Sets Up "Calories"? I noticed last night that my suggested calorie range on the nutrition changed to an amount much higher than is recommended for me for maintenance. I edited the calorie range, but the other nutrition trackers did not change in accordance. <BR> Where the heck on the site does SP figure out how many calories we need? <BR> <BR> Update: I just lowered my weight goal so that my suggested daily calorie range would change. No, it's not time for an intervention! I have no intention of getting to 112.... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:48:09 EST Which Heart Rate Monitor Do You Use? Dr. Sue uses the Polar FT7 and LOVES it. It doesn't have a stopwatch feature, though. <BR> I need to replace my inexpensive Timex because it keeps losing my heartbeat AND only stores one workout. I need calories burned and heart rate and a stopwatch. Eager to hear what you use out there. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:23:41 EST How Do You Track Fitness Minutes on SP? The tracking of fitness doesn't quite jibe with my routines here on SP. With WW, I just divided calories burned by 80 to get the number of APs, but that didn't work so well for weight lifting DVDs, which don't burn as many calories as an aerobics DVD or the treadmill. <BR> <BR> I have been recording "fitness minutes" and noting calories burned for my own information. The formats for recording fitness minutes here on Spark don't lend themselves to recording weight lifting DVDs (except fitness... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:36:17 EST Tracking Fitness Minutes on Blkberry App I recently used the Blackberry App to track My Nutrition for the very first time. That part was pretty intuitive; HOWEVER, I have no idea how to input just my fitness minutes. It appears to just permit me to enter, let's say, "Cardio" on the particular day I attempted to input just fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> I do weights with a DVD, so I don't count reps of any particular exercise; I just do the DVD workout. Same with aerobics DVDs. <BR> <BR> The fitness tracker is a bit frustrating on this... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:25:29 EST Exercise plans for the weekend? Hi, Team! <BR> <BR> Just curious what everyone has on tap for the weekend in terms of activity. Let's share! I just want to get a feel for what you guys are doing exercise-wise, since I've kind of forgotten during my time away. <BR> <BR> AFM, I have a 7-mile run planned today, and then will be lifting and teaching my spinning class tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Here in the northeast, it's actually gorgeous weather. Not too hot, not very humid. Perfect for walks or hikes or a nice bike ride. Sat, 13 Aug 2011 09:49:08 EST What to do for Lunch today! HELP!!!! I forgot to brown bag it this morning....and this is where I always mess up!!! <BR> <BR> I have no weekly points left to use either...boooooo. I really want chinese but what I want is not on the calorie friendly menu <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> What would you guys do??? Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:01:58 EST Is WW web site messed up? For a few months I was triple tracking. I really grew to love the iphone tracker for my for its user freindliness and database. I had always felt that the WW tracker was also easy. I started having trouble with WW, both on my phone and on the computer. First I was unable to print recipes. I contacted CS and got a sorry you are having trouble see what we can do. (which was nothing) Then searches coming up empty on things I knew used to be there, not being able to find WW ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:23:38 EST Pam in California Hello all! I'm excited to join the group. I'm looking forward to connecting with others that are 50+, struggling with the WW PP plan and just trying to get the weight off and keep it off this time. There are times that I'm "needy" and other times that I'll be one of the biggest cheerleaders. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 23:02:02 EST Back to the old plan... Hi all, <BR> I'm going back to momentum...I'm bummed about it though. See, I really, really wanted P+ to work. I wanted to turn around and tell everyone who said it doesn't work that they just didn't do it right. See, I wanted to put faith in the program that I lost 130lbs on. <BR> <BR> After frustration with P+ last winter, I gave up and gained weight back. 28 lbs I don't blame that on P+, I think had I stayed on P+ I would have maintained or gained a couple of pounds. Anyway I've been back... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 19:40:42 EST Joining Facebook? It seems everyone is using Facebook. Could someone please tell me how FB works? Am I open to anyone popping in and reading and posting? Is there any privacy? How do I join? Is it risky to my privacy? Thanks. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 14:01:48 EST New to this Hello, I am new here. I was half heartedly following WW but I have been looking at the Spark People website for about 6 months and it seems like a good fit for me. I love reading the success stories. They are very inspiring. I am looking to make friends and motivate myself and others to stay healthy. I travel a lot for work and often don't have as much control over food or exercise options as I'd like so I have really found this website to be very helpful on that subject. Have a great weekend... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:36:01 EST Fruit Observation Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not sure if this has been discussed previously but I'm just wondering if anyone has noticed that, when eating fruit, if you start to crave sweets more? It seems like whenever I have fruit in the morning, I hunger for carbs and sweets the rest of the day. However, this past Monday I did not have any fruit, just oatmeal with some nuts and an egg, and it seemed to hold me longer, with no afternoon sugar cravings. <BR> <BR> For me, this would explain why the whole "free f... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:00:50 EST Question re Tracking Calories on SP I'm dipping my toe into the waters of calorie counting and slowly getting over the notion that calories are horrible, terrible, yukky things to consider (Got that from endless calorie counting as a young teen). WW Points seemed so much easier--------------but, come on, the world views calories as the standard, and now you can get calorie counts at most restaurants, for crying out loud. I have to put on my big girl panties and grow up here. <BR> <BR> So, my question: Is there a quick way to l... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:00:57 EST ~~**~~**Weekly Discussion 7/31 - 8/6**~~**~ Happy August, everyone! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this new month? And how did you come out on your goals for July? <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:27:39 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Aug 1 - 7th Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> This daily thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior Weight Watchers plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP+ to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with Weight Watchers, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are wel... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 02:03:42 EST Instinct Diet by Susan Roberts I picked up Susan Roberts "Instinct Diet" book (Review: <link> </link> ). I would say it might not be the best tool as a diet, but it has some nice brain hacks for helping with weight loss that people might find interesting. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:35:11 EST ~~**~~**Weekly Discussion 7/25 - 7/29**~~**~ Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> How is your week going so far? And how are you coming on your July goals? <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late post! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:58:06 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~ I just changed the date on our last week's post, to the 31st. Please post on that one. <BR> <BR> ~hugs to all, Lori Mon, 25 Jul 2011 02:22:25 EST Need help figuring out daily points target! Hi All, <BR> I went back to WW after being away for years and brought my boyfriend with me this time. We joined in May 2010 and had great success. After the new pp plan we both have gained. I was so excited when I found this group. I miss the old plan. This is the first time (I have done ww twice prior) that the program just isn't working for me. I have found the online calculators for the old points but the one thing I can't figure out is how many daily points I should be eating. Does anyon... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:34:26 EST Meetings or No Meetings... Well, as with most of us, I'm on this team because I am frustrated with PP+. I have decided that I like the tracking options here on Sparkpeople - I think it gives me a much more visual and complete picture of my nutrition. I plan to wean myself from WW tracking and only track here. <BR> <BR> My issue is if I'm tracking here and following more of a self-guided calorie counting program, do I still want to attend WW meetings? Part of me loves my WW group and doesn't want to leave. But will... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:44:29 EST Don't Be Reluctant To Post!! When I first started perusing the message boards on the WW site and here, I thought it was a "click" of people and didn't want to presume I could join in. That's not the case at all!! We are NOT a click; we are people who reached out because, in Spark fashion, we want support and want to know we are not alone in our weight shedding endeavors. <BR> <BR> If you have never posted, please, won't you join in? It is not only cathartic to anonymously express your thoughts out loud, but this is the ... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:29:04 EST Exercise choices when short on time OK so I'm in the middle of a stressful move out of state. I have little time to devote to my workouts these days. I want to be most efficient with the 30 minutes/day I am squeezing in. What do I do, intense cardio or strength training with heavy weights? I have about 5 lbs to lose - but my main goal is to just maintain until I get through this really busy patch in my life. Thanks! Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:52:19 EST ~~**~~**Weekly Discussion 7/23 - 7/27**~~**~~ Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My goodness, I've been away for too long. I'm sorry! I haven't been too good about getting on the computer at all lately. The doctors are still working to figure out what is going on with my blood pressure/heart. I've had a slew of tests and today I have an echocardiogram that will hopefully give them some more answers. Right now, my blood pressure is really low (76/43) so I have been stuck resting a lot. No exercise, just rest and that really bites! Boy, I just hope ... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:16:49 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Jul 18 - 31 This daily thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior Weight Watchers plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with Weight Watchers, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are welcome, but we do not welcome negat... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:03:10 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Jul 12-17 ~Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> It seems as if most of us have migrated to Facebook, yet I want to keep this going for those who want to talk here. You can also post on the main board here. <BR> <BR> ~hugs to all, <BR> <BR> Lori Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:20:36 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: July 11 - July 15~~~ Hey folks! Thought i'd get one going. i only did the weekdays, cuz jenniebean will be doing weekend discussions. <BR> <BR> so TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! WOOHOO!!!! well, not really woohoo, i'm so old! blah! 27!!! ;c) yes, i just left my mid-twenties behind, and i'm feeling it. <BR> <BR> fact: 27 year old me is no where near as in shape as 17 year old me. i just retried week 1 day 1 of couch to 5k this morning, and BOY did it kick my booty. i mean i did it, but YIKES! so my birthd... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:56:55 EST exercise equipment I am thinking of buying an in-home upright exercise bike. <BR> Any suggestions as to which brand etc? Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:08:11 EST Question As we lose weight, does the nutrition goals change? I'm coming off of Weight Watchers, and every time you went to a new point level they informed you. I just wanted to see if I had to do anything special to keep my nutrition goals (calories, fat, carbs, protein) current with my weight. I can't seem to find any information on that on the site. Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:59:07 EST ~~**~~**Weekend Discussion 7/9 & 7/10**~~**~~ Hi, all! Here I am, starting our weekend discussion post, as I promised Bliss I'd do MONTHS ago, lol. <BR> <BR> What does everyone have planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> As for me, it's an 8-mile run tomorrow morning, and then I am getting tattooed by my friend Melissa at about 2. Getting a pretty Scottish thistle on my upper back/neck, in memory of Mom. Very excited about that! Then we go see our friends Jo and Jer. Excited about that, too, since they're our best good friends and they a... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 22:29:01 EST Looking for friends to reach my goal! Hello!I am from Sand Lake,Michigan & my name is Shirl!I have been trying to lose weight since I had my youngest son 10 years ago!I am looking for friends who wants to help each other lose weight and reach our goals!I have went through weight watchers and still eating with the points chart!I hope to find somebody who enjoys eating healthy and trying to lose weight!You can add me as a sparks buddy or on e-mail address is!Hope to see your add soon!Have... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 14:05:44 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Jul 5th-11th This daily thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior Weight Watchers plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with Weight Watchers, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are welcome, but we do not welcome negat... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 01:37:50 EST Ordinal Core or Momentum Simply Filling Technique I started WW Sept 1 09 and at 6 weeks switched to the Simply Filling Technique and lost 75 lbs. I love SFT. Then Points Plus started I embraced the changes to the Simply Filling Technique and continued on, but after a few months I felt like I was on a diet and was gaining weight. Two weeks ago I switched back to the Momentum Simply Filling Technique and it feels so much like home and I have started losing again. <BR> <BR> If you are having the same experience join me here to discuss SF... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 11:56:11 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Jul 1 -4th This weekly thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior WW's plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with WW's, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are welcome, but we do not welcome negative remarks, only sup... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 02:14:56 EST Sodium? How much should we have per day? Or should I ask, how little? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:45:56 EST Weight Watcher Vlog I was so inspired by the weight loss vlogs I found on youtube, especially weight watchers ones, that I started my own vlog on youtube, logging my journey on weight watchers, the "old plan". I only have a couple of videos, and want to share a lot about my journey, so please come check me out and subscribe. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eature=mhee </link> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 02:10:18 EST calorie range question When I went into my nutrition tracker tonight, my calorie goal range had been changed. It had been increased by 150 calories on either end. Has this happened to anyone else? and why? I went in and changed it back to the range I have come to know and love..... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:05:21 EST Intro Hi there, I'm Creampuff68. I followed you from the WW forum as was not making progress on PP and reverted back to Flex...So far lost 3.4 and have tracked Flex 7 PP side by side and end up having points left at the end of the day with PP. Originally lost 64.6 but gained back a few so not at goal at this point. I think I just overdid it with the free fruit and got lazy with tracking. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:32:30 EST SFO we need the excel spread sheet Hi SFO, I know you have it somewhere here. Like I wrote, a member of our Sparkteam would love to have it. <BR> <BR> Can you help? <BR> <BR> ~hugs, Lori Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:18:58 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: June 27 - July 3~~~ Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was the weekend? And what are your plans for the holiday weekend coming up here? How will you conquer the BBQs and other gatherings that come with the 4th of July? <BR> <BR> I can't believe we're at 700 members strong! How awesome is that?! So great ~ and all of you are the reason why this group continues to thrive. You guys ROCK! <BR> <BR> I'm still praying for Jennie and her family ~ she is a wonderful co-leader and we are very lucky to have her! <BR... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:48:29 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Jun27-Jul1 This daily thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior WW's plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with WW's, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are welcome, but we do not welcome negative remarks, only supp... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:00:13 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~Sun, June 26 This daily thread is a home for those that have not found success with Points Plus and have reverted back to a prior Weight Watchers plan and/or are Tweaking/adjusting the current PP to figure out the points necessary for their journey in losing weight. <BR> <BR> Here you will find a support group that will share with you what they have done to continue to lose with Weight Watchers, be it an older program or PP+ tweaked formula. <BR> <BR> Please, All are welcome, but we do not welcome negat... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:09:26 EST Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP~SAT Jennie and Rosie, <BR> <BR> We are referring as many ladies here as possible. WW has deleted our thread twice yesterday. If I mention Sparkpeople, they may delete it again. I have opened up a new message board at: <BR><BR>dAndWorkingWithPP/76822/830180 <BR> <BR> for those resistant to posting here . I wish that they all would come here, it would be easier. So what Sandy and I are asking, if it is possible, can we put a sticky note on Old Plan... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:28:52 EST Deleted Sorry I put in wrong area. Please disregard. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 13:01:03 EST going back hi my name is patti and i'm excited to read everyone's msgs about the new plan not quite working. i lost 50 lbs on the last plan, then went to nursing school and have gained 10-15 back :( so i rejoined the new WW points plus plan and have actually gained more weight. I lost 1 lb first off, then i gained it back, and now i have gained 2 more lbs. I feel like a failure and i'm so frustrated because i'm now worse off than before. I don't even eat that much fruit so i'm not sure what happene... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:47:00 EST Did you see this month's cookling light Mag? Just picked up this month's issue of CL. They have a very good article on 22 common mistakes when trying to lose weight and eat healthier. Oops #9 was not counting fruits. Sorry I don't have it in front of me, but it specifically mentions WW and the switch from the hightly successful points system to the current PP where fruits are free. It stresses that fruit is not free calroically and should be counted. It does explain the rational that giving folks the free bee for chosing the heathi... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:54:48 EST How many calories are equal to 30 points? Does any one know how many calories would equal 30 points ( plus 35 weekly) I would like to stay close to the same calorie range <em>304</em> <em>213</em> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:53:34 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: June 20 - June 26~~~ Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? And how are you meeting your goals this week? Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:51:18 EST Adding Food On Maintenance What have you added for your maintenance calories, or what will you add for maintenance when you get there? If you have 300 extra calories to spend per day, how would you spend those? <BR> <BR> I'm getting a little ahead of myself because I haven't quite reached goal yet (.4lbs to go!!), but I looked up maintenance calories on mere 1565; conservative fat loss calories = 1252. <BR> <BR> So, for maintaining this weight, I can add 300 more calories per day. My first plan i... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:59:11 EST SALBA <BR> HI TEAMMATES <BR> <BR> HAS ANYBODY HEARD OF OR TRIED SALBA? MY FRIEND SAID AT THE WW MEETING THEY SUGGESTED HER MOM TRY IT. IT IS SUPPOSED ADD FIBER AND CURB HUNGER, JUST WONDERING.. <em>247</em> MARY Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:21:40 EST WW Momentum Menu Is this the right place to post this? <BR> <BR> This is only 18 and I get 21 so I will try to add something tonight. <BR> <BR> B smoothie with 1/2 1, cup milk 2, few strawberries, spinach <BR> S carrots, celery, cucumbers <BR> L Smart Ones ravioli 5, cup Hungry Girl Steamy Creamy Squash Packet 1, <BR> bagel thin 1 <BR> S pineapple 1 <BR> S 1/2 cup fiber one with WW yogurt 1 <BR> D three imitation crab strips 2, carmelized green beans with oil 2 <BR> S grapes if still good ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:23:08 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: June 13 - June 17~~~ Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I am so sorry for not posting the weekly discussion board sooner. This prego nausea of mine is getting worse and worse ~ so I've been less than myself lately. I apologize and will definitely try to be better about hopping on! I'm definitely eagerly seeking the point at which this stuff will ease up a bit. That will be so refreshing! :-) <BR> <BR> I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy! <BR> <BR> How are you coming on your June personal goals? Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:19:05 EST Thyroid Issues I am struggling. My doctor is adjusting my thyroid medication. She increased the dosage about 2 weeks ago and I am hoping that will help. My scale goes up and down. I have been fighting with a 10 pound gain for several months. I am tired and I am sure it is because I don't sleep well at night. The stress of the weight gain and being tired and working is catching up with me. <BR> <BR> I am track what I eat....weekends are harder than weekdays but all in all I do pretty well I think as... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:26:29 EST The Spark (book) I see where some of you have read this book. Is it motivating - worth buying? I find I buy lots of books recommended on various websites and then don't read them. Feedback much appreciated :) Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:11:42 EST WW MAGAZINE NO POINTS PLUS SUCCESSES YET? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am fairly new to the team and I was reading my WW magazine over the week-end and I noticed none of the pictures they had with success stories got that way from Point Plus program. They have a little disclaimer referring to a former WW plan. Probably later they will have PP plan people that have success, but sine November till now you would have thought there would be lots of them, Just sayin! Mary <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:21:05 EST I want an email to be sent to me when anyone repli I check box "I want an email to be sent to me when anyone replies to this topic" but don't get email. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:28:41 EST WW Momentum menu June 13 Not sure if this is right place to post or not so let me know if not. <BR> <BR> 21 DP <BR> B egg mug with egg beaters 1, ham 1, milk 2 <BR> S carrots, celery, cauliflower <BR> L Luby's Blackened Tilapia 6, cabbage 2, spinach 2 <BR> S fiber one with WW yogurt 1 <BR> D tilapia 2 (might have something else for same points), cup Hungry Girl Steamy Creamy Squash Packet (new recipe) 1 <BR> S WW popcorn 1, oil 2, honey (for sleeping) 1AP Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:56:11 EST BLISS and JENNIEBEAN Just wanted to say that I'm sending my best thoughts to both of our leaders - BLISS who started this incredible team page and JENNIEBEAN who has been assisting BLISS with the forums of late. Over the months Jennie shared with all of us that her Mom has been critically ill, is receiving Hospice care and that she is doing her best to spend as much time as possible by her side. I'm sure that is why she has not been active on the boards this week. Let's all join our thoughts and prayers for J... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:28:16 EST To Much Water? Can I drink to much water? I think I read that somewhere, but I'm not sure of the source. <BR> <BR> I've been drinking at least a gallon a day. It keeps me in the bathroom a lot. Can to much water intake be counterproductive to my weight loss? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:25:56 EST today's menu 21 points on WW Momentum <BR> <BR> B smoothie with 1/2 banana , WW yogurt, strawberries, spinach, oil <BR> S grapefruit <BR> L 4 oz hamburger patty, gravy, grapes, cucumbers and tomatoes with balsamic <BR> S carrots, radishes, celery <BR> D two string cheese, bagel thin, Buddig packet <BR> S two Select 55, 100 calorie almonds, honey <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:50:45 EST Pop-up Problems? Am I the only one having an issue with a pop-up on SP? <BR> <BR> When I open the Nutrition page, Neil Patrick Harris appears in the lower left corner. I'm unable to get the screen to work (add any foods or, really anything) unless I refresh the page. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:04:27 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: June 6 - June 10~~~ Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Did you meet your goals for last week? What were they? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:49:52 EST Officially Cancelled My WW Account Although PP has not worked for me and it has been almost 2 months since I quit PP and began doing Spark and Momentum again, I had not felt comfortable cancelling my WW account. I was do for renewal on June 9, I decided since I am now successfully losing weight again I no longer needed WW. So today I cancelled my account. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 21:40:12 EST Momentum WW menus Do ya'll ever post your menus on here? Might be helpful since Momentum is not discussed at meetings. Sat, 4 Jun 2011 14:16:22 EST *~*~*Weekend Discussion 6/4 & 6/5*~*~* Hi, Team! <BR> <BR> Getting us started for the weekend. What does everyone have planned? <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the thoughts and kind words for me and my mom. You all are a special group of people. xo Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:04:33 EST "The Spark" on SALE on Amazon!! (for Kindle) Its on sale as a Sunshine Deal for those of us who have not yet been able to get it. Its only $1.99 right now (for kindle) I bought mine this morning! <em>250</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:01:00 EST How many of us are within 5 pounds of goal? Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm just curious as to how many of us are sliding into home base with our goals at this point? It gets SO hard to shake those last few pounds. Even though I'm remaining OP, I find the motivation comes and goes day by day now. It's WEEKS (sometimes a MONTH) in-between scale changes. Fortunately, the eating/tracking/Spark behaviors have now become habit which I hope will see me through. I've changed my goal weight a few times now and I'm thinking of adjusting my goal d... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:05:44 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: May 30 - June 3~~~ Happy Tuesday everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I haven't checked in this weekend ~ boy, I thought my morning sickness (aka ALL DAY miserableness) would be slowly getting better by now but instead it is getting worse. I got literally nothing accomplished this weekend. But, on the bright side, I learned a lot about the Civil War (thanks, history channel!). ;-) <BR> <BR> How was your holiday weekend? How did you stay on-goal with family gatherings, picnics, and other Memorial Day fun? Tue, 31 May 2011 10:50:04 EST Link to the forum on WW Hey! I've heard a couple of you mention a board or forum on the WW site for people that are struggling with the new PP plan. How would I find it? I still visit the WW site, and would like to participate on that board. <BR> <BR> Thanks! I'm so happy to have found you guys. I'm so tired of being treated like I'm doing something wrong because I'm struggling with the new plan. Yes I sit around eating a truckload of fruit EVERY day!!! What, that's not 0 points? ;) Tue, 31 May 2011 08:11:35 EST how do I go back on an old plan? Hello all! I am so happy to see everyone here with the same frustrations I am having with the new PP. OKAY, so I want to switch back to Momentum, but how do I do that? Do I do it on the WW website or buying an outdated book? I'm confused. THANKS Mon, 30 May 2011 22:31:26 EST Leslie Sansone Walk Eat Lose IDK if anyone has heard of this program, but it's her latest one. It was initially sold at QVC and Leslie's site for nearly $50. You can now find it at Wal-Mart for $28. The DVDs are in paper cases, but I'll take a $30 saving and use my own cases. You can read more about the set and see clips here: <BR> <BR> I'm a huge Leslie fan. She was the one that got me moving oh so many years ago. I use a lot of different videos now, but Leslie will always hold... Mon, 30 May 2011 18:03:46 EST Tricia how are you doing? ~hi Tricia, <BR> <BR> I haven't heard from you lately and have been wondering how you are doing and if the antibiotics are working. <BR> <BR> ~Lori Sun, 29 May 2011 00:09:15 EST WW's website is shut down for maintenance I didn't see any warning for it, but it is down. See you tomorrow. <BR> <BR> ~hugs, Lori Thu, 26 May 2011 01:08:46 EST Hello there Hi! My name is Lisa and I originally joined weight watchers on January 17, 2007 (well...for like the third time). From January 17, 2007 though July, 2009 I did whatever was the current program at the time. On July 15, 2009 I weighed in at 174.8 pounds....I was down approximately 149 pounds as I had started my journey at 324. <BR> <BR> Since July 15, 2009 I have had numerous life changes such as break up from an 11 year relationship, walked away from the house (it won't sell), bankruptcy as... Wed, 25 May 2011 12:26:00 EST ~*~*Daily Discussion, Tuesday, May 24th*~*~ Hi, all! <BR> Sorry to get the thread started late today! <BR> <BR> I am back at work after the Ragnar Relay craziness. Feeling good, looking forward to running, weights, and teaching spin tomorrow. Tonight I am working OT at the office until about 6:30, then meeting my friend Heather for dinner at Panera, mmmm. Whole day is tracked. <BR> <BR> What does everyone have going on today? Tue, 24 May 2011 14:18:37 EST ~~~Weekly Discussion: May 23 - May 27~~~ Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Looking back on our daily discussions, I have been thinking that it might be better to have weekly discussion threads. Since each thread usually has 6-12 posts, combining those might be better - and help keep the discussion going longer! <BR> <BR> Is that okay with everyone? <BR> <BR> We'll just do a Weekly Discussion thread for Monday-Friday and a Weekend Discussion thread for Saturday-Sunday. :-) <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tue, 24 May 2011 11:20:58 EST Interesting article on weight loss resistance I thought this article was interesting... <BR> <BR><BR>-md/weight-loss-resistance_b_864761.html <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 May 2011 19:09:15 EST ~~~ Daily Discussion: Monday, May 23 ~~~ Happy Monday everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend?? Did you reach your weekend goals? Mon, 23 May 2011 16:52:36 EST OK - Need Your Help!! With Adaptation s/Tracking Hello All - I have been so busy with work/life that I have been remiss with this board - but - I always have you all on my mind! <BR> <BR> I also always have this WW/Momentum/PP issue on my mind, and I think I may have figure out how to stay on track - this hand tracking is KILLING me, and I know you have all figured out this fix. Now I realllllly need your help! <BR> <BR> Just for BG, I had lost over 30 lbs on Momentum in a year, a big deal for a 52 year old hottie lol, and then started yo... Sat, 21 May 2011 20:13:34 EST *~*~*Weekend Discussion 5/21 & 5/22*~*~* Hi, all! Sorry I'm late getting the weekend thread started. I only just got back from the Ragnar Relay, New Haven to Boston, after leaving at 5:00am yesterday. Whew, we did it! I am proud, but probably won't be doing it again, lol. <BR> <BR> How's everyone's weekend going so far? Plans? Goals? :) Sat, 21 May 2011 19:16:55 EST Carbs and weight gain Does anyone else seem to gain weight or not loose weight when they eat carbs? If so what have you done that made a difference? Fri, 20 May 2011 17:56:41 EST ~~~ Daily Discussion: Friday, May 20 ~~~ Happy Friday, sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Wow, it's Friday already AND we're well on our way to the end of this month! Crazy how time fliues when we're having fun. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> We're going to spend our weekend telling family that we're expecting! Had our first ultrasound yesterday and learned that we are due on Christmas Eve! Pretty excited - though it's all still very surreal! :-) <BR> <BR> Have a happy day, everyone! Fri, 20 May 2011 11:00:38 EST How long did it take you to start losing again? I'm back on Momentum again, after a P+ debacle where I gained and lost the same 2 pounds over and over for several months and I'm now closing in on my first week back on the classic system. I've been weighing daily and am still hovering over the same 1.5 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering how long it took you to start losing again, once you were back on the old plan? I guess I'm still a little nervous that I've been doing something wrong all along -- or that I just will never be able to lose w... Fri, 20 May 2011 02:59:42 EST Almost 2 weeks in and totally feeling motivated! I just decided that I can totally lose weight without being a slave to WW! I was going to continue attending the meetings every other week but had a revelation last night that I can be accountable to myself and if I need support I have found a wonderful group of people here! <BR> <BR> I also love that my bananas and bread get reported as equal <em>189</em> ! This is a plan I can actually wrap my brain around <em>334</em> Thu, 19 May 2011 11:37:56 EST ~~~ Daily Discussion: Thursday, May 19 ~~~ Hello, sparkers! <BR> <BR> How's your Thursday going so far? <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and tweak the team image a little more today. Too fun! And hopefully I can get it set where everyone will be able to see it in a larger version. Has anyone been able to see it blown up? Thu, 19 May 2011 11:00:40 EST Found a great new walking video I want to share! Hi all! I know we all do different types of workouts, but I've always been a big fan of at-home exercise videos and I wanted to share my newest find. I mostly use to find my videos because you can preview them and there are always lots of reviews to look at before purchasing! I've been a big fan of Leslie Sansone for many years now and I just purchased her "5 Mile Fat Burning Walk" video because it had great reviews. It's perfect for those of us with joint issues or any t... Thu, 19 May 2011 10:10:35 EST New Team Image! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been wanting to change our team image for a long, long, LONG time. So I got to thinking about it today. We're really restricted because we can't use copyright materials. And, as you can imagine, that is everything! <BR> <BR> So, I started tinkering with public domain pictures and ads toying with some ideas and I think I came up with a good one. <BR> <BR> I took an old Wate-On ad and modified it. I think it's kinda cute, and hopefully you will find it funny! L... Wed, 18 May 2011 19:42:49 EST How to save articles, etc?????? It may be right in front of me, but I can't find there a place - like a bookmark, or favorites on this site where we can save favorite entries, blogs, etc that we'd like to refer back to from time to time? Wed, 18 May 2011 16:33:16 EST My Happiness... Share what is making you happy right this moment. It's the simple things in life, and every moment is filled with them. We just have to take a moment to recognize that they are there! <BR> <BR> Things that made me happy today: <BR> <BR> ~ Dave's Killer Bread for breakfast - yummm - and it totally killed my morning sickness for the drive to work which was a GOD SEND! :) <BR> <BR> ~ The sun was out when I drove in this morning! And it will STILL be out when I get home! Wahoo! <BR> <BR> ~ Ne... Wed, 18 May 2011 15:02:42 EST Protein Breakfast ideas I seem to get stuck in a big carb rut at breakfast. I don't always have time to make eggs, etc. Other than Greek yogurt - anyone have good protein based breakfast ideas? Wed, 18 May 2011 14:28:55 EST Awesome Healthy Living Magazines for Cheap! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I stumbled upon a deal site that I love, love, love and so I had to share what they have available today. I've ordered a ton of magazines from these guys, so I can personally attest to their awesomeness. <BR> <BR> I had to share - especially the health magazine because I really like that one! <BR> <BR> If you follow the links, it will take you to the site. The price may show differently, but you will see that once you sign up with your e-mail, it drops down dramatica... Wed, 18 May 2011 12:23:14 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Wednesday, May 18*~*~* Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> We are now over half way through the beautiful (depending on where you are!) month of May! What were your goals for this month? And how are you coming along on them? Wed, 18 May 2011 11:07:06 EST ~*~*Mid-May Group Goal!~*~* Happy May everyone! <BR> <BR> Hopefully this finds you all plugging along on your pre-summer, mid-spring goals, and enjoying some more pleasant weather. <BR> <BR> I've been thinking on a new goal for a while, and I think I finally came up with one that would be really great for this group. I've noticed that some of our boards have, well, died. :-( <BR> <BR> So I'd like to post a unique group, online centered goal. <BR> <BR> This goal will be that each member will post to the "other" foru... Tue, 17 May 2011 12:00:33 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Tuesday, May 17*~*~* Happy Tuesday everyone! <BR> <BR> What's on your fitness "plate" today? <BR> <BR> And what's your favorite get-up-and-go song right now? I'm totally addicted to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". It gets me moving every time! :-) Tue, 17 May 2011 11:27:34 EST tracking fitness question I am having a hard time tracking my strength training on the fitness tracker. I currently use our Total gym T-Th-Sa for my strength training, but none of the exercises, in the list where you can pick and choose what you did, seem to match up. Any ideas on how to track it then? Tue, 17 May 2011 09:40:00 EST Going to a 1-week conference How many PP+ in bitten fingernails? I guess 0 if you don't swallow. I'm attending an alternative medicine conference for one week starting this Wednesday and am biting my fingernails in fearful anticipation. My "issue" has been portion control. They will have marvelous, healthy food offerings there, including the two breaks during the lectures. I MUST stay on track. So afraid I'll slip into old "stinkin' thinkin'." <BR> <BR> I'll have my Blackberry, so I hope you will indulge me (AND forgive... Mon, 16 May 2011 12:28:48 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Monday, May 16*~*~* Well, the weekend is over and we're back to Monday! <BR> <BR> What goals have you set for this week? Mon, 16 May 2011 11:59:36 EST So glad to find you all I have been successful with WW in the past - first with Momentum (lost 50 pounds) and then after gaining 10 back, went to Core which I found worked perfectly for me! I never got to goal and after the holidays this year, wanted to lose the 5 I gained and get closer to goal. I DO NOT LIKE Points Plus! I feel like it is a maintenance plan - and actually got me back to eating crap I don't need like sugar free jello and cool whip - plus 3 new pounds. Ugh. <BR> <BR> So, I want to go back to doi... Mon, 16 May 2011 11:30:36 EST Woohoo! New Nutrition Tracker!! Hi, all! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Have you all seen/tried the new tracker? What do you think? I am LOVING it so far. :D Mon, 16 May 2011 09:25:43 EST *~*~*Weekend Discussion 5/14 & 5/15*~*~* Happy Weekend, Team! <BR> What does everyone have planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I had to skip my favorite race of the Spring season today because my allergies have now started affecting my lungs. So no bobby's Run 8-miler for me today, and it was a perfect day for it, too :(. Oh well. I need to make sure I'm well enough to teach a double spin class tomorrow, so I am taking my inhaler that I got from the doctor yesterday like a good girl. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's feeling better than I ... Sat, 14 May 2011 13:34:13 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Friday, May 13*~*~* Happy Friday, everyone! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this weekend? <BR> <BR> Do you have any before summer gets here goals that you are working to achieve? Fri, 13 May 2011 11:20:44 EST Ack!! Help!! (involves a wedding dress fitting) Sorry--this is very long... <BR> <BR> Last night we had the first fitting of my daughter's wedding dress. She's clearly gained weight. She can get in the dress, but it has a different look than it had last year when she bought it--a bit of a muffin top around the lot, and skin-tight, rather than form fitting. Also, she no longer can get it on over her hips--it has to go on over her head, and it's a complicated dress that will decimate any hairdo. If we were buying it today, I think we wo... Fri, 13 May 2011 07:37:10 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Thursday, May 12*~*~* Happy Thursday everyone! <BR> <BR> How are your week goals coming along? How about your plans for the weekend? Thu, 12 May 2011 10:51:08 EST Thank you to the members of this team! Thank you! I came close to losing it, and being a member of this team helped me work through a time of wavering. <BR> <BR> Starting the first week of April, I was at a place I recognized from many weight loss efforts in the past. I was plateaued—not just my weight, but also my attitude. Negative attitudes and habits were creeping in, and it was truly possible that I was about to quit. <BR> <BR> A little bit of posting and a LOT of reading helped me ride that period out. I read all your ... Thu, 12 May 2011 10:29:20 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion: Wednesday, May 11*~*~* Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How's the weather in your neck of the woods? And how will you make the most of the weather in your area with your fitness-routine this week? Wed, 11 May 2011 11:18:15 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Tuesday, May 10*~*~* Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I am so sorry for the late start! <BR> <BR> How is your day progressing? The week? Tue, 10 May 2011 16:03:47 EST WHATS THE DIFFERENCE Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Mary and I am new to Spark and new to this team. I do not like PP program and was sucessful with the previos program, I do not have any momentum matetials only the Turnaround program, whats the difference between Turnaround and the Momentum program? Thanks a lot, this is a super team, I CAN FEEL THE LOVE! <em>252</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> MARYBRIGHT7 Tue, 10 May 2011 11:07:25 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Monday, May 9*~*~* Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Did you meet all your goals for Saturday and Sunday? <BR> Mon, 9 May 2011 11:13:59 EST Cancelled WW points plus online subscription Good morning...I have been struggling with PP for 12 weeks. I just can not do it any more. I have bee up 2 down 2 the entire time. As of this morning I am the same weight I was when I started. <BR> <BR> I have found my old flex plan materials and I am going to start back in that as of there a way to get an app for your phone to track points for flex like I did with PP? <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 08:17:06 EST *~*~*Weekend Discussion5/7 & 5/8*~*~* Happy Weekend, Everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry I'm late getting us started this weekend. I just got back from a 5.5 mile road race w/ my friends Andrea and Shannon, new runners! Had a great time. :) <BR> <BR> What's everyone got planned for this weekend? <BR> <BR> hugs! Sat, 7 May 2011 14:32:40 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Friday, May 6*~*~* Happy TGIF day, everyone! <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda for this weekend? Is the weather cooperating where you are? Fri, 6 May 2011 10:44:28 EST my weight ticker Just wondering why my weight ticker on my profile page says kilos and not lbs. I have it set to lbs lost. Any ideas? Thu, 5 May 2011 17:15:11 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Thursday, May 5*~*~* We've made it to Thursday, everyone! <BR> <BR> And Happy Cinco de Mayo! Is anyone celebrating this 5th day of May? <BR> <BR> What have you got planned for this weekend? Thu, 5 May 2011 11:18:48 EST Momentum/Flex Plan Users So I am done with my double/triple tracking of a week ago. It was very helpful to see that the way I was doing the Points Plus Program initially, I was eating more and getting in more calories with the new plan. Basically, I stopped eating alot of the higher points carb stuff and concentrated on eating more protein and fruits and of course I was eating ALL my 29 points. I remember having trouble initially reaching the 29 but hey isn't that what a piece of lasagna is for? I am so disappointe... Thu, 5 May 2011 11:00:26 EST May 5 - A Question! Good Morning! I didn't want to start the official thread, but wanted to get in here early. <BR> <BR> I've been absent for a bit - just overwhelmed with life. But I am wondering - desperately - if WW has shown any indication of supporting Momentum again. At the time I discovered all you wonderful ppl, my credit card on file with WW had expired, and I was so disgusted that I let the whole thing lapse. I found a great deal on all the old Momentum stuff on ebay (after I had sold my own on ebay ... Thu, 5 May 2011 07:39:47 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Wednesday, May 4*~*~* Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How are you doing on this week's goals? Wed, 4 May 2011 11:01:16 EST Weigh-In's a comin'..." "thoughts" a welcome! Now that my weight is down...I'm thrilled BUT even though I'm looking at calories and Momentum Points my weight went slightly upward (due to hormonal issues) and it kind of freaked me out (fear that it will keep going up like before) as I'm SO looking forward to weighing on Thursday and feeling victorious. It "freaked me out" because there for a while, I steadily gained eating 29 PP or less so I'm having "flashbacks" of that gaining time. I don't want it to be up...when I'm ready to feel vi... Tue, 3 May 2011 16:31:22 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Tuesday, May 3*~*~* Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> What do you have on your calendars for today? Tue, 3 May 2011 10:55:21 EST I'm sure many others have gotten this response This has been bugging me. I went for my monthly weigh in a few days ago. Of course I owed them money for being over goal and I accept that much of this is my own fault (new plan setbacks not withstanding). But I was down 1 lb and for that I was happy (9 more to go!). Anyweigh :-) , while I was there, just to gauge reaction, I mentioned to the rep that I switched back to the old plan. Complete silence. I gave her a minute to see if she would finally comment. Nope. So I prodded. "Has anyone els... Mon, 2 May 2011 16:17:36 EST *~**~*Daily Discussion, Monday May 2nd*~**~* Whoops! Edited to add my apologies! Thanks for getting us started, Bliss! <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_________________ <BR> Monday, Monday! How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I am feeling it this week. Not ready for another work week, but I'm already in the throes of it, so no sense fighting it. I have Friday off, thank gee whiz, so I just gotta keep that in mind. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not as relaxing as I usually make my Sundays, but it was very very productive... Mon, 2 May 2011 11:21:45 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Monday, May 2*~*~* Whew, we made it to May everyone! <BR> <BR> What goals are you setting for this month? And how will you tackle them? Mon, 2 May 2011 11:15:47 EST I feel like Im eating more now then ever! Since switching back to WWs old plan and double tracking it against SP's ideal caloric intake for me, I feel like I am eating way more food. I dont feel hungry at all. Yet I have less DP a day. Im not complaining, Im actually really happy about this! I just cant figure out why dropping DP AND counting fruit makes me able to eat more! Any ideas? Mon, 2 May 2011 06:59:18 EST Thanks a million! Since posting that message I have been sick with bronchitis and wishing I felt like reading or doing anything. I want to thank you all for making me feel welcome. I am finishing my paid month of May and then dropping WW. I can still use that knowledge and combine it with what I read from everyone here on SP and do better without beating myself up over not getting to meetings. I am going to start tomorrow morning taking a short walk on our river walk trail. I still have some congestion and... Sun, 1 May 2011 17:27:12 EST *~*~*Weekend Discussion 4/30 & 5/1*~*~* Happy last day of April, everyone! <BR> <BR> I just got back from subbing 2 spin classes in a row. Whew! Eating a nice healthy lunch, washing my nasty soaked workout clothes, and gearing up for a glorious stint lying in bed w/ a book, my Nintendo DS, and my fat kitty. There will be napping and it will be glorious! Tonight is dinner w/ friends to celebrate my bestie, Heather's, b-day. Sushi, yummmm! Have my day all tracked, and am proud of that! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is weights and my usual Sun... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:49:28 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, FRIDAYYY April 29th*~*~* TGIF, Sparkers!!! <BR> <BR> Sooooo glad it's Friday, and it's gorgeous here! Good to see the sun again, even if we're in for more rain next week. <BR> <BR> Planning some hill repeats on my lunch break today. I have my work cut out for me to get back down to my awesome weight right before the wedding, lol. Serious about staying in-control this weekend. <BR> <BR> What's on everyone's "plate" for today/the weekend? Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:37:36 EST *~*~*Daily Thread, Thursday April 28th*~*~* Hi, All! Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is finally Friday, woohoo!!! <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing today? Plans for the day? <BR> <BR> I am working from Mom's condo today. She's relaxing on the couch with a book, and some nice celtic music playing. When I'm done working, I plan to go shopping for new shoes/sandals and work pants, then run my old campus 5-mile loop, since she lives close to where I went to college. It's gonna be rainy on and off today, but about 70 degrees, so I don't mind gettin... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:40:42 EST What happened to our Passover thread? I have a very important question. I just read that every Jew must drink 4 cups of wine. I could not do that if I tried. Did you drink that much? <BR> <BR> Also, what do you think the shank bone represents? I thought one thing and then heard I was wrong, so I just want to ask my fellow Jews. <BR> <BR> ~hugs, <BR> <BR> Lori Thu, 28 Apr 2011 01:29:17 EST Surprises in Restaurants Over the years I've become quite comfortable asking for food to be prepared as I want it--sauces and dressings on the side; substituting steamed veggies for fries; specifying no oil or butter in my eggbeater eggs (sigh! It's so boring!!) <BR> <BR> But I still get surprised. The steamed broccoli tastes too good, hmmm... what is that luscious taste?'s BUTTER! Right! No wonder it tastes great! <BR> <BR> Most recently I had two experiences with fish--one was grouper I ordered blacken... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:16:14 EST Calorie/Prego Advice Anyone? Alright, so it didn't take me long to have to ask for some pregnancy-related health advice from our wonderful members who have been there or know some of this stuff that I am super clueless on! :-) <BR> <BR> I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to and with my fist appointment weeks away, I was hoping to get some direction from those who have been there. <BR> <BR> All of the books I am reading say that I need to 1) not be on a weight loss track while pregnant (duh!), 2) eat ... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:54:06 EST WW Announcement Has anyone heard about an announcement that WW intend to make next week? Some of my English WW group, in the UK, mentioned that a couple of leaders said there would be an announcement from WW next week. I'm wondering if it's about the PP plan. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:38:20 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Wednesday, April 27*~*~* Happy Wednesday everyone! <BR> <BR> How are you progressing on your weekly goals? Have you hit your monthly goals for April already? Just three days left until May! :-) Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:04:51 EST WW from 1980 Ok I got the early 1980s program read through and posted <link> </link> . I have one more set of books for 1989 which is a full fledged exchange system. The 1980 program is still fundamentally the same core as the 1960's program with a bit more flexibility added in. <BR> <BR> It isn't until the 1989 exchange program that you see significant flexibility added to the program, e.g. 500 free weekly calories. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:15:30 EST Self-defense courses Hello, all. After talking with a friend, we decided to consider self-defense courses. We live in a small town so our options are (1) Tae kwon do, (2) Karate, or (3) Jiu Jitsu. <BR> <BR> I've read mixed opinions on the web and to be honest, we aren't interested in the ability to break a board with a foot or hand. Our goal is that if (for example) someone tried to push you into a car, we'd be able to successfully defend ourselves. <BR> <BR> Our local colleges and police departments don't off... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:23:20 EST Trying to help a friend, frustrated So a friend I work with has a friend who has been doing WW for 8 weeks and is super frustrated. I talked to her today because I said she could contact me anytime. She has lost maybe 10 pounds total, 6 lbs the first week. She has a lot more to lose- 60 pounds or more I think and she needs help. She is walking 40 minutes a day and not eating any weekly points. and is only eating like 2-3 fruits a day. She doesn't do message boards so not sure if she will come here or not, And I really don't kno... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:22:14 EST WW from 1972 I went through the 1972 materials I was sent by a member Jane of Guys on a Diet (GoaD) over at the WW forums: <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> Nothing earth shattering compared to the 1960's program which you can see my posts on here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I have a 1982 plan and a 1989 plan materials to go through still. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:35:16 EST I know I shouldn't care, but... After taking 6 LONG months and a LOT of effort to lose weight, why, why, why does it bother me that certain people never say a word or acknowledge my weight loss? I realize 15 pounds is not a lot, but at 5' 4", it definitely makes a difference. Why do I care so much that other people notice my efforts? I know the real reason I did it was for my health and to feel comfortable in my own skin again, but I'm being just bugs me! I'm sure any of you in the more "mature" group that... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:22:28 EST WW cost has become prohibitive Hi everyone! I'm a long time WW member and as of Sept. 2010 have been paying $39.00 every month for meetings + online. Although I believe in the program and have done well I find that something has got go. Because of the rising gas prices and food prices at the grocery I need to forgo my WW membership. <BR> <BR> Whether it be WW or SparkPeople it is all the same game plan. Eat sensibly and exercise!! The big thing is the support we get and I think that SparkPeople has some of the best pe... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:07:32 EST ***Daily Discussion: Tuesday, April 26, 2011*** Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Have you set any goals for this week? <BR> <BR> How are you coming along on your April goals? We're almost to May already! Wow! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:59:04 EST *~*~*Daily Discussion, Tuesday April 26th*~*~* Hi, Team! Figured I'd get us started with our daily thread. <BR> <BR> What's on tap for everyone today? I ran this morning before work, and it was TOUGH, but I did it. Looking forward to relaxing this evening, then going to meet up with my friend Heather at Starbucks after dinner. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's having a great Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:35:46 EST I need a big kick in the you know what!! I've been totally off the wagon and the scale has been going in the wrong direction! I do so well during the day on weekdays....but when I get home and on weekends, it all goes right out the window! <BR> <BR> So today I'm starting fresh! I'm going to get a nice little diary and track every little thing I stick in my mouth! <BR> <BR> Ready, set, here I go! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:22:33 EST Is it just me? ~Precious friends, <BR> <BR> You all know that we are on WW, less to lose board, Old Plan(s) Preferred & Working w/PP-Mon Apr 25th. Well I know you all by your names and pictures. Then when you come here, you have different names, and can change your pix often. <BR> <BR> I wish we could all know who we are really talking to, It just makes it more personal. I have guessed at some. What do you think? <BR> <BR> ~hugs, Lori Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:12:27 EST Left ww want momentum plan Hello how can i find the momentum plan..? books online? im 5'3 weighed in at 145 want to be 135 to feel comfortable .. thanks~!! <BR> <BR> i was on pp as you all know at 29 pts a day with 49 per week.if anyone has a rough idea is it 18 or 21 per day i should try doing thanks~ <BR> <BR> Donna <em>30</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:17:22 EST Team News :) Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm posting this today because I have some news sot share with everyone - all good stuff, so no worries! <BR> <BR> First, I want to welcome JENNIEBEAN as new co-leader for our team. As many of you already know, Jennie is a huge motivator on our boards! She's an awesome resource for information, ideas, and plan changes if anyone needs any additional help. And, as always, we are both here to help you with whatever you need! <BR> <BR> The second part of this message ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:34:25 EST ***Daily Discussion: Monday, April 25, 2011*** Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Easter? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:43:12 EST I'm new and need advice Good morning all -- I heard about this website via WW. I'm one of those frustrated ones -- tired of losing and gaining the same pound and a half for six weeks on the pp plan. I'd like to tweek the plan, but don't know where to start. I have had success with WW in the past - on the old plan, but fell off and gained my weight back. This new plan just doesn't seem to work for me. I track every bite I eat, am good at getting in my healthies, (have some trouble with healthy oils). I walk 2 t... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:07:33 EST WW from 1960's I read Jean's book from ~1970 about the original plan and posted some blog posts about it <link> </link> . Mostly it was a very rigged low calorie diet (sub-1000 calories a day). Sun, 24 Apr 2011 22:33:57 EST Watermelon So, my husband brought home a giant watermelon. It sat on the counter for a week as we had no room in the refrigerator for when we cut it open. So last night my daughter asked if we could cut it open, and I did. I waited for today and cut some up for her and myself. <BR> <BR> I can have 16 oz. of it and it is still 2 Momentum points. That is a whole lot of watermelon and I love every bite. It is also only 136 calories, 34 carbs (high), 2.77 gms. of protein. It is an amazing fruit. <B... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:05:50 EST Zumba for someone like me with painful knees ~My friends, I know that some of you teach Zumba and many take it. I would love to try, and I am afraid of my knees, it causing me even more pain. What do you think? I'd love your advice and opinions. <BR> <BR> ~hugs, <BR> <BR> Lori Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:59:15 EST How many pts should i be counting Since 29 pts.. really isnt working for me.. down 3 up 3 yo you is crazy for 2 months.. <BR> <BR> Im thinking 18 or 19. pts.. im 5'3 and when i started i was 145 lbs. I would like to hit 135. thanks <BR> <BR> Donna Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:33:50 EST Passover Does anyone else here observe Passover? I'm having a hard time this week since my house is filled with carb-laden, fat-filled goodies: matzah balls, gefilte fish, matzah brei, kosher for passover brownies, cookies, chocolate, other desserts, and more. There's just so much food and I only indulge once a year but it's 8 whole days and in the 4 days so far, I'm already up 2 lbs. <BR> <BR> I can't get rid of the food; my family is so happy to have all this yummy food around and we don't eat o... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:28:12 EST ***Daily Discussion: Friday, April 22, 2011*** We've made it to Friday, everyone! <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this holiday weekend? Will you and your family be celebrating Easter? Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:49:50 EST So Disappointed in Myself So about a month ago I found this site which was such a relief. I cancelled my membership to WW three weeks ago because P+ wasn't doing it for me and I am not going to pay them to gain weight on their shiny new plan which was what was happening. Gain 4, lose 3, gain two, lose 1 but in the end, an overall gain. <BR> <BR> Almost three weeks ago, I quit smoking. I knew I would gain some weight when I quit and absolutely promised myself that I would not beat myself up if that happened. I w... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:20:45 EST Comparison PP with Spark calories Hi everyone <BR> After finding out about sparkpeople and following that yesterday but still tracking on my WW tracker I found that at the end of the day, after eating enough calories for healthy nutrition and weight loss, fats, proteins, water and oils- instead of 29 points I was at 21 points in the WW tracker. I do understand now why I've been gaining weight on the PP system. 29 is far too much for me and I think there are many who are struggling with this. I've been on WW for 8 years and h... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 06:28:28 EST Flex Plan Is anyone else doing the Old Flex Plan? I pulled out my materials yesterday,bought myself a new notebook and started triple tracking using Flex Points, Pounds Plus, and Core. I have 22 DP's with the Flex plan and by dinnertime had used 20 of them leaving me 2 for my last milk. I also had a l/2 c. of plain, nonfat greek yogurt and ended up at 24 points. In the Pounds Plus column when I had eaten 20 DP's under the Flex Column, I was at l9 which would have given me an additional l0 P+ to eat... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:07:33 EST for anyone who struggles... which if we're honest, that's every single one of us. haha. but anyway, i can't remember if it was someone on here or another board who suggested this book, but two days ago i purchased The Beck Diet Solution. oh my gosh. it's amazing. it's not a diet plan. it teaches you HOW to diet. it's written by Dr. Judith Beck who is the daughter of Aaron Beck, the father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Being a psych major and a school counseling masters student, this TOTALLY appeals to m... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:17:42 EST ***Daily Discussion: Wednesday, April 20, 2011*** Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> We are already almost half way through the week. How's it going so far? Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:29:11 EST New here My name is Gwen and I have been doing P+ for 4 weeks and am dissapointed that I have only lost 4.4 lbs. I did WW about 7 years ago and lost about 30 lbs. but never got to goal so now I am trying to loose the last 20 lbs. I am hoping to find some help here in tweeking my program. I am doing WW online so not sure how you do the old points with that but hope to find some help here. I also want to know about the momentum program. <BR> I am a 52 mother of 5 boys ranging in age from 23 to 9. ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:04:54 EST 5K I just ran a 5K on my treadmill in 48 minutes for the first time ever running a 5K. I have not ever run more than 2 miles on my treadmill at a time. I am soooooo excited! Just had to share! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Deonna Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:03:04 EST ***Daily Discussion: Tuesday, April 19, 2011*** Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> What's your plan for today? Activities? Meals? What's on your "plate"? <BR> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:46:00 EST Simply Filling Technique Good morning! I am curious if anyone is following the SFT. I am considering changing to counting points to tracking food and paying more attention to hunger signals. I love any input, thoughts and suggestions as I have not yet made up my mind. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:27:32 EST 2 lbs Up or Down Ladies, On page 148 and 149 of the PP Pocket Guide it states " How Lifetime Works" It states the following: <BR> <BR> "* If you are within 2 lbs. of your weight goa, You do not have to pay a weekly fee. <BR> <BR> *if you are more than 2 lbs over your weight goal, you are required to pay a weekly fee, but you do not have to pay a registration fee or missed-week fees. <BR> <BR> *If you are more than 2 lbs below your weight goal you do not have to pay the weekly fee. <BR> However, you may ... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:10:25 EST Diet/Exercise research Don't know if this link will work...they did not learn anything new but underscored some ideas that successful food planners use. It did say eating at home and cooking your own meals helps w/ weight loss. For those of you who have to eat out often, I have always thought you had a more difficult time (I eat in probably 99.9999% of the time). <BR> <BR> I think I remember through the haze that years ago WW had a program that said you didn't have to exercise (might have been mid-70's). <BR> ... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:43:22 EST outsider looking in... I was discussing my recent WW experience with a friend this weekend and I didn’t even touch on all the problems and my phone call from Karen Miller Kovach, before my friend shared her observations…When I explained that the plan execution was the same – count points each day and meet daily requirement BUT points of most foods have changed and weekly target increased and fruit is zero points BUT according to the scientist that created the plan, the daily caloric total on the new plan is just ab... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:03:15 EST ***Daily Discussion: Monday, April 18, 2011*** Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? What goals did you conquer? And what new ones have you set for this new week? Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:07:15 EST Hello! Hello! <BR> I found all of you through the WW boards. I started WW in 2009 and lost 63 pounds in a little over a year but was short of my goal weight. I maintained that weight for a year and then really gave up on myself and regained 43 pounds. I have been struggling with the new PP+ for 4 months and have decided to go back to what I know works for me. It's so great to have a support group to move forward with. I have hope again! Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:14:01 EST What To Do With Clothes That Don't Fit Anymore? I'm a bit of a clothes hoarder; when I know that something will come back into style, I'll keep it. But, the larger problem (no pun intended) now is those jeans and skirts and shorts that I bought 20 pounds ago. They're not fabulous clothes (mostly Gap or Banana Republic), but they still look real nice. <BR> <BR> Some of the things I'm able to let go to Good Will and such, but, truthfully, I'm afraid to let go of the jeans for fear (a deep emotional thing) that I will be that size again. It'... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:01:15 EST Please would like some ideas what to eat~from old OLD plan ... <BR> <BR> i usually stick with <BR> fiber cereal / am <BR> fruit <BR> englishmuffin mid day <BR> fruit <BR> lots of water <BR> lunch .. salad/ or soup or a smart one <BR> pudding sugar free <BR> <BR> measured out...low cal dinner it ranges. <BR> <BR> a weightwatcher dessert.. <BR> <BR> all within 29 pts or less per day! HELP.. the cement is NOT coming off Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:53:41 EST Can Protein Be This Filling? I can't believe how full I am 9-hours after lunch. No dinner for me tonight, and my lunch was only 5 points, but so delicious and filling. I'm now thinking there may be something to this eat more protein thing.  <BR> It started at 4 am this morning, when instead of having my usual 1/2 cup of All Whites, 1/2 whole wheat pitta, and banana, I doubled the All Whites because I didn't feel like the pitta. I couldn't eat the banana either after that much protein. It satisfied me until noon...that's ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:37:02 EST **Weekend Discussion: April 16 & 17*** Happy Saturday, everyone! <BR> <BR> How are you doing on your weekend goals? What are you doing today to ensure this weekend doesn't end up being a "weak end"? <BR> <BR> Weekends can be tough - but we can conquer them together! : ) <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:39:45 EST ***Daily Discussion: Friday, April 15, 2011*** TGIF, everyone! :) <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this weekend? What's a mini-goal you can set to accomplish between now and Sunday evening? Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:09:21 EST Momentum vs. PP So I tracked Momentum/ VP and PP today, and here is the final tally. On Momentum I had 24 DPs plus 6WPs for a total of 30 points. Included in that total were 2 bananas, an apple, and 4oz strawberries (I'm still getting my fruit in). On PP, that equated to 28 DPs, which meant that I was at my maximum daily points on Momentum, (actually I went over by 1 WP because I use the 35 at 5/day) but on PP, I still had a whopping 8 PPs to use, if I wanted ( I used 7 PP/day of my WP on that plan) plus mo... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:19:43 EST ***Daily Discussion: Thursday, April 14, 2011*** It's Thursday, all! <BR> <BR> And we're almost half way through April already. Can you believe it? <BR> <BR> What plans do you have for the rest of this month? <BR> <BR> How are your April goals going now that we are half way there? Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:58:43 EST Should I just be content? I am in my 3rd year of lifetime membership with Weight Watchers. I lost 85 pounds over the course of 7 years and I have maintained my goal weight. When I reached goal, I stopped at the upper limit of the range for my height. Now that I have successfully maintained that goal, I would like to continue my weight loss journey but have not been able to start losing. I attend my meetings and adhere to a disciplined fitness regime Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:34:43 EST Better 29 Point Visualization Ok I think this version is a better visualization and also gives you the contrast with males: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Basically you interpret the graph by saying ANY weight at a height to the left of the line formed by a data series would leave you at 29 P+. So women can be fairly "heavy" and still get 29 P+ say over 200 lbs at some heights vs. most men barely being able to be 150 to get 29 P+. <BR> <BR> This is just a visualization of Nicole's earlier article on the ... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:33:11 EST Attempt at visualizing who gets 29 p+ I have a first attempt up (will try another approach tomorrow) of helping people visualize how many women get 29 P+ as their daily target. <BR> <BR> I think the approach I came up with for tomorrow is better but I haven't finished. I also link again to Nicole's excellent "Problem of 29" article. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>over-on-the-guys-on-a-diet-forum </link> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:46:55 EST ***Daily Discussion: Wednesday, April 13, 2011*** Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? And how are you making the most of it today? Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:02:43 EST How Many Points For Grapefruit on Momentum? As I've said before, I'm new to WW and tweak PP+ by counting points for some fruits and lowering my daily total to 18-25 PP+; it usually comes out to around 20-23, though. <BR> I have an older WW program called "1-2-3 Success" that I have been using as a basic guide, but I was wondering how many Momentum points are in a whole grapefruit? <BR> <BR> Is there an online source for finding out Momentum points for foods? I'm interested in finding out he basic difference between the newer PP+ and ... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:30:19 EST ***Daily Discussion: Tuesday, April 12, 2011*** Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> What is on your plate for today? Literally and figuratively! : ) Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:13:51 EST Surprised at Veggie Calories I've been tracking on SP since February, but just noticed something. <BR> <BR> For breakfast most mornings I have 1/2 cup of eggbeaters cooked with 1 cup of broccoli and 1/2 cup onions (seasoned with seasoning salt and dill) along with a slice of the Ezekiel bread, toasted. <BR> <BR> When I tracked this morning, it struck me that the combined calories for the broccoli (55 calories) and the onion (30 cal.) is greater than either the Ezekiel bread (80 cal.) or the Eggbeaters (60 cal.). <BR>... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:31:48 EST ***Daily Discussion: Monday, April 11, 2011*** Happy Monday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I didn't get on here to post this weekend. We had to put one of our kitties to sleep this weekend and it really took its toll on me. So, the hubby and I spent most of the weekend away from home and my darn phone won't let me create posts! :-( <BR> <BR> It was so very difficult to let her go...but I'm getting through it by reminding myself that she counted on us to take care of her and this was the only way that we could prevent her from suffering.... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:57:29 EST Never mind-- I tried deleting the blog then re-posting it, and now it's appearing on the team page. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:23:03 EST