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Thanks Gmean, I really don't do a lot of stuff like that speedwork..I know that it would help. my dh is a runner as well, he does that sort of thing a lot. I must get that going, maybe my next time out. I guess I have done intervals before, but generally I just go out and run.

A few winters ago we would go in to the Y and swim for an hour in the morning, dh mentioned doing that sometime this winter. We are 30 minutes from the Y so its something we really need to plan out.

Tonight I have my body toning class, so just did a quick 30 minutes on the TM this afternoon.

Also, just finished making a vegetable lasagna for supper that smells delish...hope its good.


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BSSEP---where in Ohio. My in-laws are from CLeveland

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Mobee---you said you were a runner...maybe add some intervals (speed work) to your running. 4x220, or 1/2 mile repeats...You can also try swimming on Crosstraining days. Sometime by body know what I am going to do and I stop seeing results, but when I change my program a little, I start to see results again...good luck

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I enjoyed reading your ramble, Becky. Since I just joined WW and am totally obsessed with it because I'm learning from it, I can relate. It seems to me that you have to obsess on it, or you do turn into your 300lb dad. I know I threw caution to the wind and didn't think about it at all, ate whatever I wanted and now I'm 80 lbs overweight. The oldtimers in my WW group say you even need to go to meetings for the rest of your life to keep on track. So I say obsession is the only way to handle this problem.

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wow 8 lbs is great Bonnie, emoticon


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Wow, Becky...that could have been me writing that post. I have been obsessed with my weight since my teens, even when I was 99 pounds and looked great in a bikini! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cold and snowy here in Ohio still. I have to go to work tonight, so there's no curling up in the snuggie and watching foootball for me today.

I'm down 8 pounds, so I'm off to a great start. However, I really need to get back into exercise. That's on my to do list before I go into work tonight.

Have a great day everyone!

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It is rather cold here in Nova Scotia too, -7*C, although I'm not sure what that is in *F? Light snow this morning too.

Wow...I can so relate to everything you said in your post. How it consumes you everyday...not a day goes by that I'm not dwelling on my weight, if I've done well...or if I feel I need to do better. The disappointment when I wake up in the morning after I've had a night of snacking (like last night). It is life-consuming, and will likely not change.




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Good morning WW'ers! Up and at 'em! emoticon

Man it's COLD outside. In the 20's here in sunny south Texas. I hope my cows are OK. They just hunker down, put their hineys to the wind and huddle up. But it's been below freezing for a couple of days now and hanging in the upper 30's for a week before that. Poor things. I wonder if it bothers them or not. Prob not...they are not very bright.

Yep, the Your Shape is a Wii product. So easy and I'll do it again today. I see it "used" on Amazon for $47. I got mine new for $59. Worth every penny. I HATE the gym. I hate it even more now that I see what I look like when I'm working out! OMG. What an oaf! But the comfort and privacy of my living room suits me just fine.

Kitty, I think "wait 30 mins to exercise/swim/etc." is an old wives tale. If you have the energy after you eat, go for it! I think if you run you'd probably cramp up a bit but riding the bike should be fine. It's not like you're pounding the pavement. Do it and then if you cramp, you know not to next time. But I wouldn't waste the motivation - it seems so hard to come by sometimes! LOL

When I don't feel the motivation to stay on program, it helps me to track what I eat and weigh every day. Even if it is the "wrong" stuff, I just write it down anyway or text it into a note pad on my phone. I don't try to guess calories or points but just write it down. Believe it or not, eventually a little voice inside my head says "OK, you've had your fun - enough is enough. Time to get back in gear." Writing it down let's me see that I have been indulgent and joyfully spoiled myself but we all know that gluttony is a sin - especially to our waistline and backsides! It also lets me see exactly WHY that scale has crept up a bit. I've found that when I do this, my times off-the-wagon are a shorter duration than when I don't write it down.

EPIPHANY! (I'm fixing to ramble so you can skip this next part if you've got somewhere to be).

While I think I've known this all along, it just occurred to me that worrying about my weight is like being an alcoholic. Losing weight is all-consuming to me. Weight loss is an external motivator in my life since I was about 15 that controls every...single...thing...I...do. I think about my weight every time I eat, or prepare food, or pass up a treat. I think about it when I shop for clothes or log onto the internet bc I've got to check SP or WW. Never a day goes by that I don't think about losing weight or being smaller. When I get in my car I can tell when I've gained a few pounds and the seatback doesn't fit me as easily when I drive. I see heavy people and thank my stars that I'm not them, and I see thinner people and wish I was. I silently compare myself to every person I come across - male or female - but especially female. Do I look like her? Is that the way others see me? My military career was centered on remaining in standards and I work on a military base now with other retirees who have let themselves go and my biggest fear is to be like them. If I hang out with heavier women at work, I find I tend to gain. If I hang with skinnier ones, I lose. Interesting....(I'm just thinking out loud). I think that's why I went back to WW this year. I've just realized this morning that I'm never, never, never going to be like I was as a child and not worry about my weight. It is with me like death and taxes. So a meeting is like an AA outlet to me (I'm speaking out of my shoes because I'm not an alcoholic and have never been to an AA meeting. But I hear that alcoholics always think about their next drink). This is a new conscious revalation for me. I've known it's always there but never really saw it like this. Worrying about my weight is a part of my life like my children, my home, my husband, my work, etc. I think I've always thought that one day I'd be thin and the problem would go away. Just this morning I realize that it won't. Ever. This is not the same as thinking I'll always be overweight. That thought has an "end" to it. All I have to do is lose the weight and I won't be overweight. But you can not-drink and still be an alcoholic. I can lose the weight and still think about my weight. Again, it's all-consuming. Like a ball and chain around my ankle I can never be free of. After 30 years, I finally realize it is something I will never be free of. I've dieted, educated myself about foods and how they interact in my body, I've had surgical producedures (lipo & tummy tuck), I've exercised, taken pills, you name it. While the end result of all of these actions is to lose weight, even when I do (or don't) I still worry about my weight. While conscious awareness is a good thing, I wonder if I've let myself become obsessed to the point that it has a negative impact. Do I pass on life's little pleasures or do I miss special moments because of how that action will affect my weight? Do I throw caution to the wind only to discover on the scale how big of a mistake that was? Do I let my health suffer so as to spit in the face of weight worry and tell it not to bother me? Hmmm. I find it ironic that I'll look back on photos of me when I thought I was heavy only to say, "Hey I didn't look fat. What was my big worry?" Have I let weight control nearly every waking moment for nothing? Or is it because of the obsession that I'm not 300 pounds like my dad? Don't get me wrong, I'm not having a pity party here. I'm just realizing that something I thought was temporary is very, very permanent in my life.

~~ Becky ~~
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Kittiestars, I would think that if you feel energetic after eating and want to get on your bike....go for it! I am mostly into running, so I have to wait or I would definitely get stomach cramps, but biking is different I think.

If it feels good, I say go for it.


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Hello

I have been on this site for awhile now, mostly reading I guess, but it is time to post.

I have lost nearly 60 lbs with weight watchers and am struggling to lose the last 10 or so. I am quite happy to be where I am so even maintaining is good.

I exercise quite a bit, mostly running, but also some biking and I do go to body toning classes 3 times a week.

Anyway, hoping to join in on the conversation here on the WW forum...:)


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For most of a few months all my dairy was in my huge cup of coffee. Try Lactaid milk. The Kemps Yogurt Parfait is great and you can take a calcium supplement. The supplement provides about 1/3 of the calcium you need. Spinach and some other veggies have calcium too. Google it.

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hi, i just seen your post about gardenburgers being 1 pt.I throught that too but, had a couple of them than figured the points with my tracker. some are 2 or 3 points. be aware. have a good day


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I absolutely heart those ruby red grapefruit cups....here in Oregon at Wal Mart they are only like $1.13 or something close to that....I usually but a couple at a time and they are gone within two days. They are fabulous!!
The Vitatops are pretty amazing too!! I really have to limit myself...I could eat 5 of them if I let myself.

I haven't been doing so great with the diet/excercise plan that last couple of days....going to go to the gym tomorrow am to kick myself back into gear. I went to the grocery store tonight and stocked up and "healthy" foods....my roomie just moved out so that food should last me a while. ;)
Keep up the great work everyone. Talk to you soon.

**Malissa**

"When you want you goal badly enough, feel the intensity of it, let it fuel your waking thoughts and actions, let it influence you in all ways possible and let nothing stand in the way of achieving it" --Kimberly Adamson

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Another question...(I'm new, with lots of questions)...

How bad is it to hop on an exercise bike right after you eat? I swear the only time I want to do it is right after I eat, when I feel energetic, but somewhere in my mind it goes off: "Don't exercise right after a meal...all the blood is in your stomach and you stomach is trying to digest the meal." True? Maybe if I wait 1/2 hr....

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What kind of nutrition bars do you like? The only ones I've tried that I like are Luna Bars. The WW literature said nutrition bars are often glorified candy bars, and maybe the Luna bars are just that. They sure taste good: 3pts.

Got any favorites?

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Hey alamogal, is the Jenny McCarthy part of the Wii?

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Awesome for you to be down 7.6#. I've had some problems on line, they like to scold me if I lose over 2#/week. I try not to read the note after entering my weight cause I feel like they burst my bubble. Or as my daughter says poo poo my woo hoo!

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Have you tried the sugar/fat free jello puddings - I especially love the dark choc kind.

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woo hoo vita-tops!

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I despise dairy. I've never liked it and even worked in a Baskin Robbins and never gained a pound! LOL I take calcium pills as a supplement and nibble on cheese now and again, but I just can't drink milk ((shudder)). Not even when I was pregnant. Yuck.

I'm not sure if this is a blessing or a curse, but I can't eat wheat in any form. It gives me the worst "bubbles". Glutens aren't the problem because I can eat sugar, potatoes, corn, or rice that has been washed very well before cooking. But bread, pasta, or flour will affect me about 30 minutes after I eat. Beano seems to help a bit and only if I have a wheat product in a limited quantity. So I guess it's a blessing if you consider I have ample motivation to pass up cakes in the office, basically ALL Italian food containing pasta, and Olive Garden bread sticks (I miss those MOST!).

Oh, the Jenny McCarthy "Your Shape" is the BOMB! L-O-V-E IT! It was very easy to hook up and I can customize my workouts to the areas I want to work on and for the time I need. I don't have to choose exercises which I like but just follow the model on the TV. I try not to look at myself on the screen because I look like an oaf and clumsey but she encourages me on and in 15 minutes I burned up 216 calories. I really felt the workout! Then I customized a Wii Fit Plus Yoga workout for another 15 minutes. Honestly, I don't feel like I worked out at all today but I earned 2 APs. :)

Goodnight WW'ers. Sleep tight!

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Fiber One is the brand, there are 4 per pack and at Walmart only $2.00! Strawberry and Key Lime are the only ones I've seen.

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Twinkie, think about getting more fruits and veggies.... emoticon it's very important for your health and also with the low points might help with those out of control days by keeping your blood sugar level.

I didn't know about 0 pt yogurt...I'll look for it.

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TWINKIE, have you tried the Hungry Girl strawberry yogurts? Those have calcium and protein AND fiber, and they're 0 pts each!! They satisfy your sweet tooth pretty well, and really do fill you up! They have 5g of fiber. ;)

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Milk is hard for me too, I don't like it and 1 glass of skim = 2 pts. seems like such a waste! I DO however love the "8th Continent" LIGHT Vanilla Soy milk. 1 cup = 60 calories and only 1 pt. No other brand will do, they taste like dirt but that brand and Light is great IMO. I don't drink it alone but use it in coffee and on Fiber One Cereal. The 0 point Fiber One yogurt, great too. I stick it in the freezer for about an hour and eat it almost frozen like ice cream.

Have you tried the Arnolds (Orowheat) Sandwich thins for the Gardenburgers? Love it. I eat the Boca Burgers instead but the original Vegan are probably exactly the same.

Yea not having fresh produce is a bummer. Here in AZ we are pretty lucky most of the year but much is transported from California and sometimes Mexico. Always try to shop at "Sprouts" a farmers market type grocery store based out of California, I chringe when I have to buy fruit or veggies at the regular grocery store...so expensive and poor quality.

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kittie, i almost never get in the milk, altho nan has told me about 0 and 1 pt. yogurts and i did buy some...i also am not much on fruits, especially at this time of year...we try to eat what is in season (better for farmers and local economy), so unless we've canned or frozen it, we are out of luck unless i can find some wild persimmons...i may eat 3 or 4 of those, but they are so tiny and so full of seeds i doubt that what i eat is even a point....

am having an out-of-control-eating day....somebody stop me!!! actually, it is 5pm and i have decided that i will not have anything other than tea the rest of the evening.....*hanging head in shame* tomorrow is another day, thank heavens

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I just bookmarked this thread! Hey, are you all aware that Gardenburgers are only 1 pt! They are my find. I eat one every day at lunch: GB, 1pt. Bun, 2pt., Avocado, 2 pt, sprouts, 0 pts. You could skip the Avo and only have 3 pts., but I love my avo. Also, I have been growing my own sprouts. It's easy to do. Just buy alfalfa seeds at your local whole foods place. Then look up on the web how to do it. They also sell sprouts growers at the whole foods place. I love sprouts and put them in everything (like omelets). Good way to get lots of vitamins in. I think the GB is cutting my cholesterol down as I'm eating less meat.

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Hi, I'm back. I couldn't find the time this week to write, but I think I will enjoy posting here. Thanks for all the encouragement down below. I am redoubling my efforts to write down all my points. I finally succeeded last night!

I've discovered in reading the literature that I'm not taking advantage of no-calorie veggies enough. Need to get those veggies and fruits in. I find it hard to eat 2 servings of milk every day; I usually only get 1 in. Anybody else have trouble getting 2 serv of milk in? (I want to spend my points on other things).

Well, congrats to everyone here! We are doing it!

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In every WW class I've attended throughout the years in NYC, the leader stays after the class and explains the program to beginners. I never realized that wasn't the case everywhere. It's great to see so many people making progress here. Enjoy the journey.

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Excellent! You are off to a great start this year!

Went to Safeway to look for Vitatops to no avail...thinking about online ordering but don't know.


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Hello fellow weight watchers. Congrats to the losers this week.

I went to my meeting this morning and I was really surprised...7.6 down...I am down 32.2 pounds!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13



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New year - back on the WW wagon. This year I have an additional push..... my employer is doing a 12-week Biggest Loser health challenge. So I have more accountability. Not just to myself, but my friends too.

Journey of 100,000 steps starts with one.

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Mave - 6.6 is awesome! Good for you! You're an inspiration!

~~ Becky ~~
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emoticon Well I finlly found a work out I enjoy. The pussy cat doll workout video is amazing. It was so much fun, but you deffinately feel the burn!

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Dude, 6.6 is AWESOME!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Oh Alamo, you have my heart! Drinking is our social outlet also and life kinda sucks without it but I'm going to be 'good' for as long as I can stand it. Light beer is probably a good option because you know it's 2 points per the bottle and that's a big amount, 12 oz. rather than 1 1/2 oz. shot or a measly 6 oz of wine. I am a vodka drinker and I "free pour" so when I make a drink even though the mix is zero points I KNOW the liquor is way over the shot they use to measure 2 pts. so it
s best to leave it alone until I at least get 10 - 20 pounds off.

Thanks for the info on the Vitatops. I told my DH about them and he wants to look for them. I think they sell them at Safeway so we can give them a try before ordering a case! It might be scary having a huge box of goodness at my fingertips...I could eat it all! emoticon

Okay so I have a pot of brocolliflower on the stove cooking in ff chicken broth. I will blend it up and make a fake cream soup out of it, oops, forgot the garlic, better go roast some fast!

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HI EVERYONE!!!! Just got back from weigh-in a couple of hours ago and I lost 6.6lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It truly is a shock to be honest because, aside from being sick, I didn't do anything different, really!!! Congrats to those who have already lost this week and for those who continue to track faithfully! It truly does pay off!!!!

HAVE A TERRIFIC DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Nicci! Hi Lorraine! Welcome! Glad to see previous WW members coming back into the fold. :) It's a great way to start 2010.

YAY TINA!!! Good for you! Congrats!
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I'm enjoying my favorite time of day (mornings) with several cups of steaming coffee and fried potatoes. FRIED? Yep! I julienne fresh pots in the food processor, and fry them up in Pam with olive oil. Two potatoes are just 4 points! So good with salt and pepper and SO filling. They will keep me until lunch with no urge to snack in between.

We went to our favorite watering hole last night, the Longbranch Saloon, for a couple of hours and I had 5 lite beers - 10 points. (Don't freak - I have a strong constitution! LOL) It put me over for the day but I didn't show a gain this AM. We always go out on Friday nights and really enjoy the socializing with our friends and that is the one thing I absolutely will not give up during my weight loss journey. If it means I don't lose as fast, then so be it. I've cut out the beer drinking now to only Fridays and even cut out cocktails during the week. That alone should take the pounds off since I used to have cocktails every night. I work every day and don't smoke or do drugs so Friday beers are my only vice. :)

I was talking to one of our friends at the bar last night and she said she remembered me from a local WW meeting - it was the only one I went to in our little town...I normally go to one in San Antonio during work hours. It was her first meeting and she said she didn't understand what was going on. She said the leader told her to "pick a plan" and she was like "well you need to tell me which one I should be on" and she got so confused and was so lost she never went back. I explained to her about points, and filling foods, and activity points and she said the lady told her nothing about that. I told her that I wasn't very impressed with the leader at that meeting either and that's why I never went back. She said I told her more about points and alternative ways of eating in 5 minutes than she learned that whole meeting. It just goes to show how much of a difference a good leader can make. I encouraged her to go back to the meetings and it made me wonder how many other people have been "lost" along the way and get frustrated with WW when they really don't have to.

Also yesterday I bought Wii's My Fitness Coach 2 Exercise and Nutrition tracker and Wii's Jenny McCarthy's Your Shape with the camera that sits on top of the TV to watch your technique. As soon as the Dish guy leaves (he's here now to set up a couple of extra boxes in my living room and treadmill room) I'll set up the camera thingy and get moving. I like to have a couple of different Wii things to keep me from getting bored. DH gave me the Wii Fit Plus and Balance Board in Nov for my birthday and I absolutely love it - even if I really only use it on the weekends because I just don't have time during the week.

Well, the cable guy has fuzzed out all the TVs now so I guess DH will be heading out the door to go play with the cows. Enjoy the day everyone and keep tracking!

Edited by: ALAMOGAL1963 at: 1/9/2010 (12:08)
~~ Becky ~~
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Hi everyone. Lost 2 pounds since Monday, yeah!

Twighlightnan - Vitatops are wonderful. One point for chocolatey goodness! I order them online - if you belong to hungry-girl.com's mailing list, she tells you when there are free shipping coupons and things like that. I don't remember the website address, but google under "Vitamuffin" I wait for the specials and stock up. They are filling and healthy and good. I highly recommend them, but they're kind of a splurge.

Have the best day! I'm off to watch Barvie and the diamond Castle with my kids.

Tina

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Hi Nicci, if you like hip-hop, you'll love Zumba as well! I also think Stephanie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds DVD is good as well!

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My name is Nicci. I started my Weight Watchers at home today. I've been on and off the program since 222lbs. And I'm doing the flex plan. I hope just to learn all the shapes and sizes of foods I can eat, so when I reach my goal, I'll know how to eat with out measuring and counting! And I hope to find some good work out DVD's. I saw one that caught my eye, Hip-Hop workout or something like that? Let me know of any!

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dust off those DVD's and shake what the good Lord gave ya!!! Can't wait to do another Zumba class tomorrow:)
Yesterday I made my motivation collage. I am totally pumped up and ready to kick this thang! You can do it ladies, one meal at a time, we will suceed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am a WW member and I weigh-in on Wednesdays. My week end is actually Thursday (it was the day I joined) but I changed meetings to a Wednesday meeting and so routinely weigh in a day early.

I have been going to WW since the second week of November and have lost 19 lbs so far. I still have a ways to go, but am off to a good start.

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Hi. I'm Lorraine. I've lost about 30 pounds at WW. I weigh in on Fridays. Didn't weigh in the week of Christmas or New Year's. Car won't be ready until Saturday and I'll miss today. My daughter found a delicious low point treat. Kemp's Yogurt Parfait. It was as delicious as ice cream. I gained over the last few weeks and need to get back to basics. I MISS MY WW MEETINGS. emoticon Anyone doing an Easter Challenge? My SparkTeam for the time period I joined is having one. I'd like to lose 10 pounds by Easter. Have a great week. :)

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bunshine, ¿tu eres de PR? pregunta porque muchos de mis amigas de PR se gusta mucho de zumba....i have tried it, but am not good at it and gave up...now i am working on doing a mere 5 mins. per day on my exercise machine without straining something vital (which would be just about any part of me)...perhaps i shall haul out my zumba dvd, dust it off, and give it a try again...sigh...

although i have kept track and stayed completely within my points, but i have gained weight the past 2 days...not sure why....must be the beans, so i left the ww bean soup home and took a frozen SO lasagne to work for lunch.....maybe its not me and instead its just that the scale is broken?? *shrugging shoulders* well, it could be....i think i will take the dogs and walk to the mailbox and back..that is a good mile and if i don't freeze to death we should all have fun....perhaps ed mcmahon will have finally delivered my $10 million *tripping out on dainty toes*

nan, thank you for the goodie....and i will take all the grapefruit you don't want....i understand how you feel, though...i have a tough time wasting points on fruit...veggies are so much easier

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Just started back with WW yesterday. My goal for 2010 is to be consistant with the meetings.

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I agree with about the meetings and I am going back but not for another week probably Get this...I even have already paid for them! I bought the advance coupons, over a hundred bucks so I'd better go back! One thing nice about being a lifer...you don't have to pay for missed meetings, and it's free to rejoin so I just have to pay for the meeting I'm attending. But I will for sure, it keeps me accountable too and I do need the shame of that scale. Something about having someone else weighing me keeps me going strong.

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See, for me it's the meetings that keep me accountable. I don't like to pay - and I've had to do that for both meetings since I started going back. And sitting through the discussion keeps me forcused and the talking points forefront in my mind as I eat my way through the week. Without meetings I quit tracking, stop counting points, and get pretty sedentary. There's one near my office and I use my lunch hour on Thursdays to go to the 0930 meeting.

I went over on points yesterday - probably over the 35 extra for the week, but it was the National Championship and my Horns were playing. Yes Nan, I'm from Texas and I live in a tiny town just southeast of San Antonio. So I made dips and sandwiches and other football finger foods to enjoy. I even had a beer (just one). But today I'm back at it, even though it is Friday. My scale was forgiving today so I'm going to honor it by not hitting the trough for the weekend.

I'm in mourning today. My Longhorns lost. On a bright note, I'm very excited to watch Gilbert over the next couple of years. :) Bright things to come!

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I had to stop going to meetings until I catch up financially from the holidays, but I will continue using many of the tools I learned.

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Hey Nancy, it's about time you showed up.(I've been waiting for you since Jan. 2!) YES we will do it! So I will be watching you and expect the same! I'm not going to the meetings yet either but I will soon, maybe after I lose 10 here at home so I won't go back too embarrassed! Also the first 2 weeks of January are so crowded with newbies, it will die down in time, I don't mind a crowd, it makes for a good meeting but just all the new people signing up takes a long time to wait in line. - excuses, excuses I hear myself making.

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I got my spark book and am ready to roll!! (Got it for 12.50 at B & N with coupon and member discount!). Tomorrow we go to buy a scale -not going to WW meetings for awhile - meetings are 20 miles away but a yucky drive in snow and the leaders are not real inspiring - so going to try online and here at Spark. Together we can succeed!

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