Weight Watchers

F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Let's get to know each other, so say hello!
Rockstar!!!


F/33
,
MASSACHUSETTS
Hi! I have just begun WW and am still getting used to writing everything down. I am also trying to think of new and interesting things to eat. If you have any good recipes send them my way!!
Stephanie


F/34
Fort Worth (Timbuktu),
Texas
We must be the only crazy two people to click on it!! Tee hee hee! My name is Stephanie and this is my second time returning to Weight Watcher's and this time it's much harder for me I just had my third child 8 months ago and I have no thyroid....Have a lot of stuff holding me back but still hanging in there!!
Amber


F/31
Cleburne,
Texas
I'm Amber. I'm 31 and a single mom of 3 fabulous kids! I started weight watchers last February, but when I quit smoking in October, it went down hill and I gained almost everything back...so here I am practically starting over.

The plan works if you work the plan...

not sure how often I'll be back over here, but it's great the WW finally jumped on the MySpace bandwagon!!
Sabrina


F/29
USA,
Maryland
Hi! My name is Sabrina and I'm a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful kids. I have tried WW many times but have never had the mindset to be committed to it. Now that I have kids, I would like to be able to keep up with them and be around for my husband for a long time. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I have support on another board as well!! I'm in it for the long haul and I'm taking it week by week.
Kristie


F/34
Central Valley,
California
Hi everyone! I am a mother of 3 kids and legal guardian to 3 teenagers. I first joined weighwatchers in august of 2006 after I had my son. I did so good until I went back to work and it went down hill after that.. I am a stress eater and it seems I am always stressed:) I realize that is an excuse to eat bad stuff. My daughter who is 7 has been gaining weight lately and I fully blame myself. I am the one supplying her with the fast food and the junk food. It hit me hard and I decided that this time around no excuses I can do this! I am on my first week and it has been soooooo hard! I went to Costco tonight and I am not even sure why I tortured myself walking through the bakery section. The whole time I kept thinking just one package of brownies or cookies. I made it through the whole store with out junk food in my cart and then by the register they had a rack of cookies.. it was really sad but it was very hard to walk by them. I did and I felt like I won a million bucks! Sounds silly I know! Anyhow I figure the more I talk about it the more I am held accountable to my eating bad stuff... Just wanted to introduce my self and say hi!
Missy


F/29
CLAYTON,
New Jersey
Hello all, I have two children, 8 and 4 years old. I just graduated college for graphic design and animation. I'm happily married to my highschool sweetheart. I work evening at a convienience store until I find my career (hopefuly that will be very soon) I go on and off weight watchers all the time. I can honestly say I'm not a big junk eater, my hubby always says he can't figure out why I'm the weight I'm at cause I never pig out, I know my problem is I don't eat alot nor are they balance meals. Sometimes I can go all day until like 6 pm and realize I havent eaten or drinken anything, that's why my metabolism is so bad. Well I'm on day two now, I made sure I ate a full healthy breakfast as soon as I got up, well after getting the kids all ready. I'm having the same problem as Kristi or Kristen, can't quite remember now what your name is, but my 8 year old daughter is becoming over weight too and I blame myself. I don't enforce the milks, fruits and vegies on a daily basis. don't get me wrong she eats these things but I feel bad not getting the pack of cookies, I'm going to work so I order pizza and yes the soda, ((sigh)) But, she's excited about this now and she told me she bought an apple at school yesterday instead of the icecream, that made me very proud of her! My biggest hope through this change of my eating habbits is that it will help my family choose the right way to eat too!
Susan


F/48
,
Nevada
Hello my name is Susan I went to my first WW meeting last friday and have started at the gym as well that day. My goal is to lose 200 pounds by my 50th birthday (I have 2 1/2 years for that but I think it's realistic. This is my year. My biggest weight lose hurdle is water, water, water, I hate drinking water - I have been using crystal light, but it does get expensive. Let's all do it this year.

Your's in fatness - Susan
Jodie


F/35
Albertville,
Alabama
Hello,
I have been doing WW for almost 2 years now and I have lost almost 60 lbs. It is the best diet...or rather life<myspace> style </myspace> change I have ever been on. Good luck to everyone!
.:Perfectly Imperfect:.


F/30
P-Biddy,
Massachusetts
Hi, my name is Cyndi. I am a thirty year old mom. I joined WW for the first time after having my daughter 10 years ago. I was very successful. Fast foward 9 years and on Dec. 31, 06 I joined again. (Not a New Years resolution or anything.) I have officially lost 20 lbs thus far and look to lose another 20. I quit smoking in Sept of 2006 and told myself I would give myself until the end of Dec and then it was time to concentrate on a healthy weight. Before I had officially joined in Dec. of 2006 I had lost 15 lbs. (that was AFTER I quit smoking) Whew that goodness for luck being on my side. Anyway, that is all I will divuldge about myself for now. Good luck everyone!
e&Kellie e&


F/28
Methuen,
Massachusetts
Hey everyone! I am a mrried mother of three little ones. My name is Kellie and I have been on WW since 6/3/07! I have lost over 50 lbs and love everything about this program! I look forward to chatting and if anyone needs any advice or tips feel free to send me a message!!!
Kat


F/52
CHESTER,
West Virginia
hi.
I found this page without ever getting it. I mean, here I am in my own space (LOL) and here is a page with my photograph in a weight watchers ad. Does anyone know what is up with that?
I am heavy, yes, but this is an insult to my intelligence!
Please help.Thanks.
Kat
Michele


F/47
SAUGERTIES,
New York
Hi everyone, my name is Michele and I received this page from my neighbor. this is the 2nd time I've been on weight watchers and am now very excited to have started the program. I have 1 child and need to get her to start eating healthy. I don't want her to end up like me always battling weight issues. I am so happy that I found this page because I now can chat with other people without feeling embarrassed. I do enjoy the meetings they are what keeps me on track. Thanks for listening.
Susan


F/25
Lynn,
Massachusetts
Instant Message
Hi everyone. This is my second time at weight watcher. First time was about 6 years ago, did really well, then had a baby. Now I'm back and doing really good. First week weigh in I was down 4.6. I also have a medical condition that preevnts me from losing weight easlily. I am gonna work my tail off though and really do it.
Ayesha


F/39
Lemoore,
California
Hi, this is my first time on WW. It's going pretty good so far. I am a stay at home mom of two little ones, Konner just turn 4 and Madi is 2. I am liking the fact that I don't have to give up taste to lose weight.
LP


F/19
patterson,
California
Hello everybody my name is Laura and this is my first time going on WW. Im going to college at CSU Stanislaus to become an elementary school teacher. Im loving WW right now I have lost 20.4lbs since August and I feel amazing, WW is the only diet that I have ever done that has changed my eating habits completely and I actuallly like it!! lol =)
Diedra


F/47
HOUSTON,
Texas
Hi, ive just celebrate my first year on WW , my starting weight was 225lbs and currently i'm at 146.2 lbs , when i started i wore a <myspace><myspace> size </myspace></myspace> 22 and now i ware a <myspace><myspace> size </myspace></myspace> 8,
this journey is a great one ! would suggest for everyone to try if they need to lose some weight !
CRAZY MAMA of 5


F/39
RAYNE,
Louisiana
Hi!! My name is Sandi and I am a stay home Mom I have 5 kids, we are involved in alot of sports and scouting. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. I have been married for 10years. I joined Weigh Watchers in April of 07 weighing in at 166 wearing a <myspace> size </myspace> 14/16 jean. October of 07 I was weighing in at 135 wearing a <myspace> size </myspace> 8. Attending weekly meeting and listening to others tell their story HELPS alot. The SUPPORT is AWESOME!! and I think that is what I was missing in my other diets "SUPPORT SYSTEM" I am 5lbs away from my weight goal YAY ME!! which seems to be the hardest, but I am not giving up!! another thing that has helped me is throwing away my SODA addiction you NEVER saw me without a COKE!! I am now a BIG WATER DRINKER! I have not had a coke since I started WW in April 07 and it is now Jan 08. I feel a lot better and have the ENERGY I need to walk and do other excercises. Besides attending the meeting you have to do your part, yes I had times where I gained a pound or two or even ounces. But it made me work harder, and beleive in myself and that I am not alone. I LOVE MY WW MEMBERS!! YOU CAN DO IT!! I eat what I want, I get fuller faster. My husband told me he is a little jealous cause he is not use to the ATTENTION I am getting now. If you fall get right back on!!!
Mary


F/27
Hot Springs,
ARKANSAS
Hey! My name is Mary! I am 26. This is my first time on weight watchers! I started in Oct 07 and I have lost 38.5lbs. I love it! I have encouraged 4 more people to start. I will be on weight watchers for ever! It is amazing! I have a very encouraging boyfriend and family, so that helps so much! This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself!
Doni


F/29
Richland,
Washington
Hi, my name is Donelle and I am stay at home mommy of two wonderful boys a two year old and 8 week old. This is my third stint with weight watchers and am more excited this time then ever, because for the first time ever I am doing this for me, not my mom, not for a wedding, but because I know that I am not the person I want to be. My husband and I got back on the wagon as we call it the 1st of January and since then I have dropped 10 lbs, my husband 20 and our two year old has lost 1 and slimmed up! Seeing your children chunky is cute at one, but not after two, when everything they eat revolves around your choices. I can't wait to reach my 10% and keep going. If you have some great family recipes I would love to hear them.
Mel


F/36
OLIVER SPRINGS,
Tennessee
Hi to everyone. My name is Melissa and I have been on WW since Oct 2006 and have lost 94.8 lbs. I feel like a new person. This is the only way of life for me from here on out. I wouldnt trade the way I feel right now for anything. My kids and husband have been incredibly supportive through all of this. Im very blessed!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
We're excited you're participating on the forums, but please note we'll be adding all thread topics  we hope you'll enjoy them and get involved! Thanks!

-faintstarlite
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F/27
*Every Where You Wanna Be!!*,
Indiana
Hi this is my second week in w.w. ..it seems to be getting easier but im not big on eating healthy and im a pretty picky eater anty one one with simple recipes let me no..
i finally joined w.w. after 2years of just thinkin to join ..i guess i finally just got tired of being overweight... I'm so looking foprward to this journey and hope I can stick with it! :)
JennyLyn


F/35
LONGVIEW,
TEXAS
So I have been doing WW off and on since 2005. I love it!! It really works!! I am just in a bind right now and would love some advice!! My WW leader didnt know any answers to my problem. I quit smoking on the 7th. Yay for me!!! So I followed plan to a "T" only used a few of my WPA and went to the gym. I gained 1.6!! I have been doing some research and they say when you quit smoking, you will gain. It slows down your metabolismand so on. So I thought well that wont happen to me becasue I am eating right and working out. Huh, I was wrong I guess. Any advice???? Will I ever lose again being smoke free???
Regina


F/48
Kenton,
Tennessee
Hi. My name is Regina and I've lost 33 lbs as of my last weighin this past Monday. I went several years ago when they still told you what to eat. The point system is awesome. Weight Watchers is helping me to gain confidence back in myself. I was in an abusive marriage for about 18 years. I'm trying to put my life back together and have good days and bad days. It's hard to not reach for that comfort food but I'm hanging in there and every pound is a victory for me. If anyone has tips or recipes to help me stay on track...I'd love to hear from you. Thanks and happy loosing to all.
PAM


F/44
GLOUCESTER CITY,
New Jersey
MY NAME IS PAM. THIS IS MY SECOND TIME ON WW. I AM A LIFE MEMBER AND I RECENTLY LOST 55LBS IN 5 MONTHS. I HAVE TRIED EVERY DIET THAT EVER CAME DOWN THE LINE AND WW IS THE ONLY ONE WHERE I FEEL THAT I'M NOT ON A DIET. I CAN EAT WITH MY FAMILY AND NOT HAVE TO FEEL LEFT OUT AT THE DINNER TABLE. I MAKE SURE THAT I TELL EVERYONE ABOUT WW EVERY CHANCE IT GET. I GIVE ALOT OF THE CREDIT TO MY WW COUNSLER. LORI STASIUM IS THE BEST. SHE IS A REAL PERSON WITH THE SAME ISSUES. IF IT WASN'T FOR HER I DON'T THINK THE RESULTS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME. THANK YOU WEIGHT WATCHERS.
e&Jennifere&


F/25
Wake Forest,
North Carolina
Hi.My name is Jennifer.I am so inlove with WW!!!Its the best.I went from 180.6 to 162 in less than 3 months and I still have a ways to go to reach my goal weight.But I KNOW i can get there with WW.I couldnt believe the way it has made me feel inside and out.I feel healthier and have so much more energy.I never thought I could lose my baby weight after 3 kids.And I tried but nothing ever worked so I got fed up with it and quit....Until I joined WW.Every weigh in, I lost something.Then one week I went in and lost .2lbs.I was like WHAT??!!Then my leader was talking to me and she said .2lbs is a stick of butter!And when you think about it, thats a good bit of weight!I just wanted to share that with people who may have that happen or those who have had it happened and let it discourage them.~~WW truly works and i just want to say THANK YOU!
GOYA


F/30
JACKSONVILLE,
North Carolina
WW wrote:
Let's get to know each other, so say hello!


Hello my name is Carmen but my nickname is Goya. I'm 30 years old, married and have 3 beautiful children. Two girls and a boy. There ages from the oldest turning 12 tomorrow, 10 and 20 months. I have tried ww last year but then stop. Now I am going to start it again. I have lost 14 pounds but gained 3 back. I really want to lose weight so that I can be healthy. Last year I lost 14pds. This year my goal is 20 pds. I'm aiming low because I always surprise myself at the end. I think this will be a good start.
laura [bo] BORE-aa&


F/22
Manch-Vegase&,
New Hampshire
This is about my thousandth time on WW (okay, not really, but close enough). I'm determined this time!

About five years ago I joined and lost 70 pounds. Due to some personal issues, I comforted myself with food and gained about 50 back. I'm now back on track (having lost 8.2 so far). I love WW :)
Faith


F/18
,
Indiana
Hi there. I'm Faith. I'm 18. I've lost 4 pounds so far. I get unmotivated really easily.. which is not good. I'm from NW Indiana. I'm a senior in high school, and going to college next year. I'm scared to death of losing weight, and then gaining it all back at college. I don't really know what else to write, so I guess if you have questions for me, feel free to ask them. =]
Liz


F/38
CALIFORNIA,
Maryland
HI! I'm Liz, I've ben on WW on & off about 5 years. I go, I lose weight, I stop going I gain weight.....hhhmmmmm I see the pattern! I love WW it is a GREAT program, I have proven to myself it does work (one time I lost 53 lbs.) as long as I hold myself accountabls to my WONDERFULL Leader, Michelle. I bring my 12 yo to meeting with me & she helps me stay OP at home. As I have seen written before, the truth to this is: The program works if you work the program.
Diedra


F/47
HOUSTON,
Texas
Hi, ive just celebrate my first year on WW , my starting weight was 225lbs and currently i'm at 146.2 lbs , when i started i wore a <myspace><myspace> size </myspace></myspace> 22 and now i ware a <myspace><myspace> size </myspace></myspace> 8,
this journey is a great one ! would suggest for everyone to try if they need to lose some weight !
CRAZY MAMA of 5


F/39
RAYNE,
Louisiana
Hi!! My name is Sandi and I am a stay home Mom I have 5 kids, we are involved in alot of sports and scouting. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. I have been married for 10years. I joined Weigh Watchers in April of 07 weighing in at 166 wearing a <myspace> size </myspace> 14/16 jean. October of 07 I was weighing in at 135 wearing a <myspace> size </myspace> 8. Attending weekly meeting and listening to others tell their story HELPS alot. The SUPPORT is AWESOME!! and I think that is what I was missing in my other diets "SUPPORT SYSTEM" I am 5lbs away from my weight goal YAY ME!! which seems to be the hardest, but I am not giving up!! another thing that has helped me is throwing away my SODA addiction you NEVER saw me without a COKE!! I am now a BIG WATER DRINKER! I have not had a coke since I started WW in April 07 and it is now Jan 08. I feel a lot better and have the ENERGY I need to walk and do other excercises. Besides attending the meeting you have to do your part, yes I had times where I gained a pound or two or even ounces. But it made me work harder, and beleive in myself and that I am not alone. I LOVE MY WW MEMBERS!! YOU CAN DO IT!! I eat what I want, I get fuller faster. My husband told me he is a little jealous cause he is not use to the ATTENTION I am getting now. If you fall get right back on!!!
Mary


F/27
Hot Springs,
ARKANSAS
Hey! My name is Mary! I am 26. This is my first time on weight watchers! I started in Oct 07 and I have lost 38.5lbs. I love it! I have encouraged 4 more people to start. I will be on weight watchers for ever! It is amazing! I have a very encouraging boyfriend and family, so that helps so much! This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself!
Doni


F/29
Richland,
Washington
Hi, my name is Donelle and I am stay at home mommy of two wonderful boys a two year old and 8 week old. This is my third stint with weight watchers and am more excited this time then ever, because for the first time ever I am doing this for me, not my mom, not for a wedding, but because I know that I am not the person I want to be. My husband and I got back on the wagon as we call it the 1st of January and since then I have dropped 10 lbs, my husband 20 and our two year old has lost 1 and slimmed up! Seeing your children chunky is cute at one, but not after two, when everything they eat revolves around your choices. I can't wait to reach my 10% and keep going. If you have some great family recipes I would love to hear them.
Mel


F/36
OLIVER SPRINGS,
Tennessee
Hi to everyone. My name is Melissa and I have been on WW since Oct 2006 and have lost 94.8 lbs. I feel like a new person. This is the only way of life for me from here on out. I wouldnt trade the way I feel right now for anything. My kids and husband have been incredibly supportive through all of this. Im very blessed!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
We're excited you're participating on the forums, but please note we'll be adding all thread topics  we hope you'll enjoy them and get involved! Thanks!

-faintstarlite
e&{ L }e&


F/27
*Every Where You Wanna Be!!*,
Indiana
Hi this is my second week in w.w. ..it seems to be getting easier but im not big on eating healthy and im a pretty picky eater anty one one with simple recipes let me no..
i finally joined w.w. after 2years of just thinkin to join ..i guess i finally just got tired of being overweight... I'm so looking foprward to this journey and hope I can stick with it! :)
JennyLyn


F/35
LONGVIEW,
TEXAS
So I have been doing WW off and on since 2005. I love it!! It really works!! I am just in a bind right now and would love some advice!! My WW leader didnt know any answers to my problem. I quit smoking on the 7th. Yay for me!!! So I followed plan to a "T" only used a few of my WPA and went to the gym. I gained 1.6!! I have been doing some research and they say when you quit smoking, you will gain. It slows down your metabolismand so on. So I thought well that wont happen to me becasue I am eating right and working out. Huh, I was wrong I guess. Any advice???? Will I ever lose again being smoke free???
Regina


F/48
Kenton,
Tennessee
Hi. My name is Regina and I've lost 33 lbs as of my last weighin this past Monday. I went several years ago when they still told you what to eat. The point system is awesome. Weight Watchers is helping me to gain confidence back in myself. I was in an abusive marriage for about 18 years. I'm trying to put my life back together and have good days and bad days. It's hard to not reach for that comfort food but I'm hanging in there and every pound is a victory for me. If anyone has tips or recipes to help me stay on track...I'd love to hear from you. Thanks and happy loosing to all.
PAM


F/44
GLOUCESTER CITY,
New Jersey
MY NAME IS PAM. THIS IS MY SECOND TIME ON WW. I AM A LIFE MEMBER AND I RECENTLY LOST 55LBS IN 5 MONTHS. I HAVE TRIED EVERY DIET THAT EVER CAME DOWN THE LINE AND WW IS THE ONLY ONE WHERE I FEEL THAT I'M NOT ON A DIET. I CAN EAT WITH MY FAMILY AND NOT HAVE TO FEEL LEFT OUT AT THE DINNER TABLE. I MAKE SURE THAT I TELL EVERYONE ABOUT WW EVERY CHANCE IT GET. I GIVE ALOT OF THE CREDIT TO MY WW COUNSLER. LORI STASIUM IS THE BEST. SHE IS A REAL PERSON WITH THE SAME ISSUES. IF IT WASN'T FOR HER I DON'T THINK THE RESULTS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME. THANK YOU WEIGHT WATCHERS.
e&Jennifere&


F/25
Wake Forest,
North Carolina
Hi.My name is Jennifer.I am so inlove with WW!!!Its the best.I went from 180.6 to 162 in less than 3 months and I still have a ways to go to reach my goal weight.But I KNOW i can get there with WW.I couldnt believe the way it has made me feel inside and out.I feel healthier and have so much more energy.I never thought I could lose my baby weight after 3 kids.And I tried but nothing ever worked so I got fed up with it and quit....Until I joined WW.Every weigh in, I lost something.Then one week I went in and lost .2lbs.I was like WHAT??!!Then my leader was talking to me and she said .2lbs is a stick of butter!And when you think about it, thats a good bit of weight!I just wanted to share that with people who may have that happen or those who have had it happened and let it discourage them.~~WW truly works and i just want to say THANK YOU!
GOYA


F/30
JACKSONVILLE,
North Carolina
WW wrote:
Let's get to know each other, so say hello!


Hello my name is Carmen but my nickname is Goya. I'm 30 years old, married and have 3 beautiful children. Two girls and a boy. There ages from the oldest turning 12 tomorrow, 10 and 20 months. I have tried ww last year but then stop. Now I am going to start it again. I have lost 14 pounds but gained 3 back. I really want to lose weight so that I can be healthy. Last year I lost 14pds. This year my goal is 20 pds. I'm aiming low because I always surprise myself at the end. I think this will be a good start.
laura [bo] BORE-aa&


F/22
Manch-Vegase&,
New Hampshire
This is about my thousandth time on WW (okay, not really, but close enough). I'm determined this time!

About five years ago I joined and lost 70 pounds. Due to some personal issues, I comforted myself with food and gained about 50 back. I'm now back on track (having lost 8.2 so far). I love WW :)
Faith


F/18
,
Indiana
Hi there. I'm Faith. I'm 18. I've lost 4 pounds so far. I get unmotivated really easily.. which is not good. I'm from NW Indiana. I'm a senior in high school, and going to college next year. I'm scared to death of losing weight, and then gaining it all back at college. I don't really know what else to write, so I guess if you have questions for me, feel free to ask them. =]
Liz


F/38
CALIFORNIA,
Maryland
HI! I'm Liz, I've ben on WW on & off about 5 years. I go, I lose weight, I stop going I gain weight.....hhhmmmmm I see the pattern! I love WW it is a GREAT program, I have proven to myself it does work (one time I lost 53 lbs.) as long as I hold myself accountabls to my WONDERFULL Leader, Michelle. I bring my 12 yo to meeting with me & she helps me stay OP at home. As I have seen written before, the truth to this is: The program works if you work the program.
Shawna


F/29
TOLEDO,
Ohio
Hi YALL,
This is my 100th time on WW. Just kidding, but it sure feels like it. It has been a real challenge for me to "stick with it." I am a 29 year old mother of two who is ABSOLUTELY miserable when I'm overweight. Thursday was my first weigh in and I lost 3.4. I think this site is great, we can all work together to keep eachother motivated. Thanks!!!!!!!
~..~ Ice Queen ~..~


F/26
WINSTON SALEM,
North Carolina
Hey, my name is Vanessa. This is my second round with WW. The first time I lost around 10 pounds, and then when all my "buddies" started eating what they wanted to, I was like if they can, so can I!! So I went off the program. Then about year and half later, I switched departments at work and one of the ladies I work with wanted me to jion with her, and I was like okay. So I found out I gained all 10 pounds I lost plus 5 pounds on top of that. I weighed in at 240, and it almost took my breath away!! I literally looked at that sheet of paper and almost cried. Thats what I knew I had to do this and not let up!!!

After being OP for two months, I had gotten called to the office and my HR mananger asked me what I was still doing working. See a few months back I was seriously thinking about jioning the Navy, but I could never get the weight off. So when he asked me about that, it kind of lite the fire all over again!! So now I'm thisclose to making my goal and being able to live out my dream of becoming a Navy Sailor!!! All thanks to Weight Watchers and all the support that I have found either on the message boards or from the meetings!!!

This really is the BEST plan to be on, something that you don't have to keep going off and on again to lose the weight and or to keep it off. The turn around program really teaches you to eat better and eat things within reason!!!

Vanessa
Racoopa


F/27
,
Missouri
Hi everyone! I'm Rachel. 27 years old. I live in St. Louis, MO. I have been working on losing weight for about a year now, with a net loss of about 15 lbs. After going it alone and struggling, I decided to start WW for the structure and support. I look forward to getting to know all of you a little better. Keep on Keepin' On!
Marisa


F/30
SICKLERVILLE,
New Jersey
Hello I am Marisa. I am 30 years old and live in NJ. I have been a part of WW this time around for almost 2 years and I have lost 18lbs. My leader calls me the "queen of plateaus" since I have been on one for a year, maybe I should stop running marathons!!! The goal for '08 is to break that cycle! I recently ran and finished a half marathon and then a full marathon back to back. That is 39.3 miles over two days. If I did not join WW and lost those pounds there is no way I would have been able to compelte that distance let alone run a mile. Not only did WW help me do the physical part, it definitely helped me with the mental part. I took it one step at a time, one mile at time, just like we should handle our weeks, one meal at a time, one day at a time. I have quit and rejoined in the past when I thought I could handle it on my own. I have obviously found that is not the case, since each time I came back and I to re-lose what I gained back and then some. And let me tell you, it did NOT get easier each time. My weekly meetings are a huge part of my program and success, they help me re-set my week and motivate me. My teammates from my class are amazing and keep me inspired. This time around I am not stopping until I reach goal which I know I will do in 2008. Best of luck to all of you that are starting or are already on your weight loss journey! Working towards a healthy life<myspace> style </myspace> is one of the best things you can do for yourself!
the perfect girl


F/34
Birmingham,
Alabama
Instant Message
Hello! I'm Ro. I'm 33 soon to be 34 years old. This will be my second time on Weight Watchers but a first serious attempt. The first time I joined was because a former coworker of mine was on and lost a considerable amount of weight. At the time I was in a miserable relationship and on the Popeye's diet, which I do not recommend. On WW I lost about 8 lbs. before drama set in and I had to relocate. After another disastrous dating incident, I decided to ditch the men and concentrate on me from now on. Over the last 3 to 4 years, I had gained about 20 lbs. And before that I was already trying to lose weight. My goal now is to lose 38 lbs. I started at 148 lbs. at 4'11". I've just completed my first week and have already lost 5 lbs! Being on the Flex Plan, I love that I can still eat whatever I want. I've even found that some of the suggested servings are too much for me to eat, which is awesome! And because for years I had a "clean the plate" mantra, I am finally learning to learn when I am full and let what's left on the plate go! I look forward to losing more as the weeks go by and I know that I will reach my goal.
~TINKERBELL~


F/40
SAN ANTONIO,
Texas
Hi everyone! I am thinking about trying WW. Not sure if it will work, so any advice is welcome.
Polly


F/34
HUDSON,
New York
I am 34 years old and have a myriad of health issues...high blood pressure, cholesterol, morbidly obese. I have done WW a billion times it seems. Did great the first time. The other times not so hot. So I recommitted myself to doing well and trying again on January 2, 2008.
Amy -- Losing inches since 2006!


F/29
Columbus,
Ohio
Hi all,

I've been on Program of about 18 months and have lost 75.6 pounds, with goal being only 6 more pounds.

I belong to the WW Myspace groups and have started my own group for people who want to run a 5K this year.

I blog my weight ;pss and my life everyday and journal my food obsessively.

Stop by my profile and say Hi!

Amy
~~Cindy~~


F/42
Somewhere,
North Carolina
First of all, congrats on your weight loss. Which WW plan did you use and do you have any pointers. I need to lose about 50 pounds. I joined a gym 3 weeks ago and go 3-4 times a week right now. I have cut back on my eating, but the scales arent going anywhere. I did WW 3 years ago and lost 30 pounds but have gained that back plus 20 more. Any advice you could give would be appreciated. Need something to get me motivated again. Have a girls weekend planned at the beach mid April and would love to at least be down 30 pounds. 10 pounds a month I hope is realistic.

My biggest problem is getting full at breakfast and snacking. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Thanks again
Cindy
sharon


F/37
GLASGOW,
Kentucky
Hello everyone. I am a 37 year old single mom to a great 11 year old boy. I started a new career as a social worker in November of 2007. I love WW and I know it works but you have to be willing to change your habits. I am struggling with my weight at the current time and I hope to be able to work all that out. I reached lifetime a few years ago and then just completely went off the program. I have since gained almost all of the weight back and I feel that if I don't get this under control my health is in danger. One of the best things about WW is that they tell you up front that this is not a diet, it is a life<myspace> style </myspace> change and that is what works.
I look forward to getting to know everyone and all of us helping each other through the struggles and hard times.
Adrianne


F/33
New York,
New York
Just wanted to say Hello.

I have been off WW for about 2 years. God knows how much weight I have lost and gained, but I am back.

So I just wanted to say hello.
Kelley


F/25
TAZEWELL,
Virginia
Hi, my name is Kelley. I am 25 years old, married with a beatiful 10 month old baby girl. I started WW on 10/8/07 and so far have lost 18.5 lbs. I have another WI tonight, not sure how it will go. Either way I'm not giving up. I have had a weight problem since I was a child. I remember being in the 5th-6th grade and trying to lose weight. I was always told that if I only would lose weight, then I would get a boyfriend, be more popular, you name it. The truth was I didn't need to be thin to find the love of my life and in a way that is what has encouraged me to lose weight not to be noticed or anything like that, but to just feel good about myself, have energy and just be healthy. Now that I have a child, I want to be able to do things with her and I want to be a good role model for her so that she does not end up having a weight problem too. I love WW because of the support and I'm finally learning to make healthy eating habits and I'm cooking healthier too. My mom started WW with me to give me support and now I have encouraged two girls from my work to join too. I have a long way to go to reach my goal but I will get there someday.
LINDS


F/26
St. Peters,
Missouri
Hey everyone! My name is Lindsay i am 26 and this is my second time returning to Weight Watchers. When I was growing up I was very athletic. I started playing club soccer in 4th grade along with basketball, volleyball and softball for my church. I was very active into HS where I continued my competitive soccer career while playing high school volleyball & basketball. This meant that I would get done w/ school at 2pm stay for either vball or bball practice until 5 then head on to soccer practice which lasted anywhere from 2-4 hours. At that time in my life I thought I needed to lose weight so i began eating salads for lunch everyday but I couldn't stop with the fast food on my way home in the evening! My senior year I was a very healthy 125, the best i have EVER looked! Soon after graduation I went through an awful breakup with a long time beau, headed off to college where I began drinking about 6-12 beers everyday and eating whatever whenever, even when I wasn't hungry! I was still playing soccer but my college team was not even close to the level of my club team. After two seasons I was bored so I quit! Long story short, by the time I finished college I was up to 186. I know to some it may not sound like a lot but I had always been no bigger than 135. January of 2005 I started weight watchers on my own. My mom had the books and the counter from doing WW in the past. It really worked for me. i was dedicated to hitting the gym 5 out of 7 days and was dedicated to eating healthy, not dieting. The weight fell off faster than I could have imagined. I lost 46 before reaching my goal of 140! Life was great! I kept it of for a year, that was such a GREAT year! Then I went through another bad breakup and the weight came flying back on. I went back to WW the beginning of January 2008 at 179 lbs. At my first weigh in I had lost 3.5 lbs and at my second I had lost 2 more! At the secod meeting of the year the leader had this break down of how much weight you would lose in a year if you lost 2 lbs a week. For instance by Valentines Day you would have lost 14 lbs. By Easter 24, memorial day 44 lbs and so on! I am trying very hard to remember this at every weigh in. As long as I lose I am heading in the right direction. That is my story in a nut shell! I weigh in for my 3rd time this Thursday so I will keep you posted! Good luck to you all!
~LILSICTA~


F/34
POULSBO,
WASHINGTON
Hello everyone, I am here to try my hardest again to succeed and slim down. Its not the vanity... well maybe a LITTLE (HEHE) but I have 4 great kids and a husband who love me unconditionally that I want to be healthy for. I was never "over weight" until I started to have children in 96. I gained 70 sum pounds with my pregnancy and have never been back to where I began. Which was a "fit" 147 before pregnancy. I have been as heavy as 240 in the last 11 years, without being pregnant and as low as 170 before I got pregnant again. I dont have unreal expectations, I just want to be able to look in the mirror and know it feels right. I would be happy as 160 at this point. I have joined weight watchers 3 times... and when i am faithful to it and stick to it IT WORKS. I have tried every diet, everyfad, every "quick fix"... but nothing works, except weight watchers. finding the MINDSET to follow it is what i find soooo hard. I am addicted to food. I over eat and my portions are large if it tastes good. I grew up with a very over weight mother that i always promised myself i would never look like, but i am following in her unheathly habits. This time of year is very hard for me, i am active and feel great in the summer, but make the days shorted and darker and i am in a funk immediately... I am turning 34 next week and just want to jump start a new year and hope that i can find the strength and friends and allies to help me succeed. Losing weight is HARD! thanks for listening, wish you all the very best and I would love buddies, so please feel free to mail me :O) have a great day, Tiffany
Mary-John


F/40
BOWLING GREEN,
Kentucky
Hi, my name is Mary-John. I'm back, again...I lost 50 pounds in 2000/2001 and then my husband decided to divorce me. I just couldn't get back into the mindset - then I was President of the KY Jaycees in 2004 and did LOTS of traveling and everything was an eating event.
I've been trying really hard this past year - and have not been successful in losing weight just maintaining. When I came back I had only gained back about 25 pounds of my 50 (so at least it wasn't the whole thing). I started back 2 wks ago - and I'm bound and determined I'm going to get back into my great clothes.
The best advice I have - is never give up!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Kat wrote:
hi.
I found this page without ever getting it. I mean, here I am in my own space (LOL) and here is a page with my photograph in a weight watchers ad. Does anyone know what is up with that?
I am heavy, yes, but this is an insult to my intelligence!
Please help.Thanks.
Kat


A lot of people have had this question - actually everyone logged in sees their own profile picture come up on the badge. No worries, we're not singling you out! ;)
-faintstarlite
~*Andreia*Tameka* ~


F/27
,
North Carolina
Hi My name is Andreia Tameka and I am starting WW. I have been doing WW off and on. I am a major stress eater that binges on boredom. I started WW when I first had my son in 2006 and I lost 35 pounds but I gain 15 pounds back this year not to mention I never got any where close to my goal weight. So I didn't bounce back the first year from having my son but I am sooo determined to do so this year now that he just turn 2 on the 20th on January. I know its a mind thing and WW is not that hard I just have to keep myself busy and not get stressed about the things I can not change. I need to get my health in check so I can be here for my son. Well if any one want to talk about challenges and/or exchange ideas, etc. come visit my profile to say hello! I think since I don't have the money to go to live meetings I think blogging is going to be a success too. My mom had much success with WW and she has everything for me....scales, measuring cups, calculator, books, etc. SO WISH ME LUCK GUYs : )
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Faith wrote:
Hi there. I'm Faith. I'm 18. I've lost 4 pounds so far. I get unmotivated really easily.. which is not good. I'm from NW Indiana. I'm a senior in high school, and going to college next year. I'm scared to death of losing weight, and then gaining it all back at college. I don't really know what else to write, so I guess if you have questions for me, feel free to ask them. =]


I was always so afraid of failure too, and that's one reason it took me so long to finally start Weight Watchers & start succeeding. Change can be scary but the tools I received from my meetings have enabled me to realize that my health & self-esteem are worth the work. And just so ya know, college is actually a great time to learn how to maintain a healthy life<myspace> style </myspace>! =)
-faintstarlite
L*O*R*I*E


F/44
LEXINGTON,
Indiana
Hello, My name is Gloria.I am 44 years old.I am married and have a wounderfull daughter Fallon.She has special needs.But I have always been over weight all my life.I have tried very diet there is out there.I have had some wounderfull out comes.But to just have all the weight come back and some more.Then i would get so depressed.And then here comes the balemia.I have had balemia my intire adult life.I have been in hospitals for it.Ever time i would get up set or fill guilty.It would start.And now i found out i have diabetes.So i have no chose but to lose my weight.My idea weight is 120 pounds.So that means i have to lose 80 pounds.So here i am.I have heared some wounderfull things about weight watchers.And i have talked to alot of people about weight watchers also.The grestest thing is the food os all prepared for you.And it is wounderfull tasting food.I wemt to pur super market.And dint realize all the different things you have. I mean muffins, desserst, ice-cream.And there is all kids of other things to .You just figure out your points.Adn go from there.People say you dont even fill like you r on a diet at all.So Febuary 1st.Im startting it.This is going to be my year.And the summer .Im going to fell goos about my self.....I will let you know how it is going in a few months.Im hoping to be freinds with alot of people on here.And to have some one to talk to for support and in courgement.And the same with me .Your friend GLORIA
Lisa


F/34
AVONDALE,
ARIZONA
Hi! I am 34 years old and have been with weight watchers for about 6 months..this time! I am almost at my 10% goal and still want to lose another 23lbs. I guess the most positive thing I have gotten out of weight watchers is the postive influence on my daughter. With my eating healthier she is starting to make better choices also. I am not looking to be the next super model. I want to be healthy and be here longer for my family!
Missy


F/27
CARBONDALE,
Illinois
Hi! My name is Missy and I am 27. I am currently in my last year of law school and will be taking the BAR in July. This is probably my 1239879342873249863250982439867243 time trying WW (j/k but it has been a couple). I just cannot do it without going to the meetings so I have decided no matter what it takes I will find the money to go (living on law school loans is not living high class haha). I just started 2 weeks ago and am doing great so far. If anyone wants to say hi feel free!!

Missy
Missy


F/35
the distant future ,
Virginia
Hi - I'm Missy. I've been on WW since October 2007. I've only lost 12 pounds so far but I kept falling off the wagon. Now I am back on program and trying to find rthe time to exercise. I'm a single mom with 2 wonderful kids. I am a total emotional eater - so when i get upset it's open season on my fridge. I attend WW at work meetings and thats made it much easier on me because I don't have the added guilt of taking time away from being with my kids to attend meetings.
I love being me!!!


F/27
LOS ANGELES,
CALIFORNIA
Hey all on myspace !! I love weight watchers and was thrilled to see a page on myspace....I live in LA and well its a little easy to get obsessed with looking a certain way...thank godness for my weekly reality check at the meeting :-) Im looking forward to hearing everyones stories :-)
Sweet Caroline


F/34
BEAUMONT,
TEXAS
Hi! I'm 34 yrs old and would like to lose 15 lbs. I want to start eating healthier and keep a stable weight. I've tried diet pills (they work for a little while) and the all beer diet (good if you pass out before you realize you haven't eaten) and the soup diet (works until you eat your entire kitchen one night). I think I'm ready for Weight Watchers now. May 2008 be the year I finally see the light!!

Sweet Caroline
jOaNnE


F/32
Gilbert,
Arizona
Hi! I'm a proud mom of 2, happily married. I was on WW 3 years ago, I joined coz my work had this promo and I wanted to try it coz I wanted to loose weight. Well, my 12 week program then helped me to loose 30lbs. Now I'm back again, coz I gained all the weight back (and then some) coz of my kids. I have a handsome boy (almost 3 yrs old) and a beautiful girl (6 months old), I am ready to start on concentrating more attention to me, so I could have a long and healthy life with my wonderful family. I want to be able to keep up with my kids (and my husband - LOL). I started January 1st of this year and so far I am down 10 pounds! I am so happy to find WW on MySpace. I love the new campaign "Stop Dieting, Start Living" - coz it's true, its not a diet (or a fad), its a new way of living - healthy living!!!
BkrWtch


F/43
TRENTON,
New Jersey
Hi! I'm happy to have found this this morning! My WI is today as a matter of fact!

I have yo-yo'd most of my life. Chunky kid, thin in my late teens and thru my 20's, thickening in my 30's... In 2003, at 39, I started WW for the ? time. I lost 44 lbs between Jan-Sept. Then my focus faltered. Had some family issues to deal with and started stress eating (those stress factors didn't leave me until 2006). I gained back my 44 and they brought friends! I'm stuck in such a rut. I went back to meetings this past Sept, and I have yet to get below my starting weight. Lose some, gain some. I know why it's not working, it's because I'm not working the program. I desparately want/need to lose weight, but I can't get my lazy self to do what's needed. I need motivation. I need to feel like I can actually succeed at this. I think that's part of the problem is looking at how much I need to lose and thinking, there's no way!

Hopefully I will find inspiration here!

Have a great day!
&A-Man-Duh&


F/32
Manchester,
Pennsylvania
Hi, my name is Amanda, I am 31 and a mother of 2 boys. I did weight watchers before about 5 years ago. I lost 65lbs and then I got pregnant. I did well the 1st couple months I stayed on the plan (my dr said it was fine) after awhile I was like I'm pregnant, I should be able to eat what I want. I didn't gain most of the weight back till after I had the baby, by that time I just couldn't stop eating. I gained 56 of lbs back. It was always an excuse, I'd start it and them "something" would come up and I stop. I'm sooooo tired of making excuses!!! So 4 weeks ago I started ww again. I'm determined to get this weight off for good. I haven't been weighed this week yet but so far I'm down 9lbs!!!! I'm soo excited and I'm glad I have all of yous to keep me motivated. We CAN do this!!!!
Monica


F/29
MONROE,
Louisiana
Hello everyone! My name is Monica. I'm 28 years old and in my last semester of grad school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I had to tell a 12 year old girl in clinic the other day that she was so overweight, her blood pressure was up and she needed to see a cardiologist. It really broke my heart. How can I tell patients they need to lose weight when I've got so much of my own to lose? I've been on weight watchers off and on since I was 12 years old and it really works--if you stick to it. That's my problem--i've never stuck to it all the way. But that's what I'm going to do this time! I joined WW online this past Saturday and I really like it--it's so easy to calculate and log points. I've got a long way to go, but I think this message board is a great place for support. So good luck everyone!
Annette


F/44
Norton,
Massachusetts
Hi, I just joined at work yesterday. Good luck everyone!!!! :)
Liz


F/43
BREWSTER,
New York
Hi! I was on WW several years ago and fell off the wagon. I joined WW online again yesterday and looking forward to losing those pesky 15 pounds I can't seem to get rid of! I am so happy to have found you on MySpace.
~Momma Tee~


F/33
Ashland,
Kentucky
Hi, I'm 32, I've been doing WW for 4 wks, I've lost 15 lbs but I've cheated like crazy here lately. I know that's only hurting me. So today, I have gotten back on track for sure.
SuzSee and OzSee


F/45
Denver,
Colorado
Thinking about joining and came to this message board. Nice to know that there is so much support out there.
Donajean


F/51
Kingston Springs,
Tennessee
Hi, I would love to join on line. How do you do this on lone?

Would appreciate it if someone would help me please.

I don't know anything about weight watchers. I need to loose 50 pounds.

thanks,
donna
-e&-Melanie-e&-


F/25
*******,
Michigan
Hello All! My Name is Melanie..
And I am a "Weight Watchers Wanna-be". I haven't joined, but really really REALLY want to. Where do I start? What is the first step I take to start Loosing Weight?? Can someone..anyone PLEASE point me in the right direction?
Sweet Caroline


F/34
BEAUMONT,
TEXAS
Maybe passing the BAR will be easier than losing weight. HA! I used to work for a lawyer who used to compare the Bar exam to quitting smoking. He said the Bar Exam was much easier. Maybe you will feel the same. LOL. Good luck in both!
Lucy


F/39
WINCHENDON,
Massachusetts
Hello everyone! My name is Lucy, I'm a married mother of 3 wonderful kids, and I joined Weight Watchers for the 3rd time 3 weeks ago. I'm learning once again how to eat, while trying to manage my type 2 diabetes. I'm hoping that 3rd time's the charm. I came back to Weight Watchers because I know it works. I was just too lazy to keep following the program the last 2 times, and now I'm paying for it. I was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago, and have been struggling to maintain my blood sugar, and keep from gaining more weight. I now have a long way to go to lose all this weight, but I'm ready to begin living once again!
Melissa


F/28
Old Saybrook,
Connecticut
Hi I am a stay at home mom of 2 and when I started WW in 2001 I weighed in @ 215 now I am down to 161 and still going this progam has been detrimental to my health and well being and helped me rethink health over body image, I have had 2 kids and I am pushing 30 so I am never going to wear the belly baring shirts again but I can feel confident about myself and what I have accomplished in the last 6 years :-)
Pat


F/55
NEWCASTLE,
OKLAHOMA
Hey everyone I just started on Weight Watchers and am having a really hard time. I usually loose weight working out but right now I do not have the time of energy to be in the gym as much as I need to. Hope you all have some tasty recipes that you could fill me in on. Oh I do not do eggs or milk so that makes things harder. Thanks for your support in advance. Pat
Sunshine e&


F/41
Back in the Woods,
Tennessee
Hello Everyone!
My name is Teresa I live in a little town in TN. My (ex-step-daughter) but I still consider her mine =) told me she had joined so I decided to join with her, this is week 2 for me and I have lost about 8 pounds. So far so good. I need to lose 131 pounds to be healthy...long way to go ...but i am determined to get there. I think it's great that this message board is here for those of Us that need support sometimes or just someone to talk to. We can all make some friends here! Yay to US for starting a New Life!
*Des*


F/36
UTICA,
New York
Hi, my name is Desiree and I just started WW on monday. I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my life. I want to lose at least 50 and I need all the support I can get so PLEASE send me messages and help me with this.
I hope to meet new people and give support to who ever I can.


Thanks,

Des
Heather


F/27
WILKES BARRE,
Pennsylvania
Hello everyone. I have been a part of WW for about 11 weeks now. I love it. I can not track my points on paper but I do good with remembering what I ate and how the points added up for the day. I love the meetings and would be nowhere without them. I look forward to losing my weight and keeping it off the weight watchers way.
Monica


F/29
MONROE,
Louisiana
To those of you asking how to join weight watchers, just go to weightwatchers.com and you can either join online or find a meeting in your area. It's very easy--the website is extremely user friendly! Good luck.
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F/31
,
California
Hello! My name is Carrie. I am a divorced and single mom to 3 kids ages: 12, 10 & 5.
I have had a hard time sticking with any diet plan...but I am at the determined point in my life! I believe I can do it! I just need to stay motivated!
I haven't tried weight watchers yet but I am planning to go down to the local office this week and get signed up.
I have lost 8 pounds since new years but I slipped a bit here and there. That was my new years goal, to start my diet plan. And I am going to do it!!!
So I wish you all luck out there...I will keep postin'! And it's nice to know that this is on myspace now...Nice to come in and read people's stories and all...good motivation! So keep postin' ya'll!

God bless!
Carrie
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F/35
CHOCOWINITY,
North Carolina
Hey Everybody! Last night was my very first meeting and weigh in and today I get to go grocery shopping as a new person!!! I'm really excited to make this life<myspace> style </myspace> change, not only for myself...but for my family too.

I'm a RN that works in L&D at nights on the weekend! Love my job! But... nights is rough, nursing is rough! Sometimes you don't get to eat and then others all you can do is eat to stay awake... OK you see where I am going with this... so I'll stop now!!! I also am taking actions to advance in my career this year, so it's going to be an exciting year for my family ;)

I look forward to making new friends, new habits and BIG losses!!!!!
Jenn


F/30
PLYMOUTH,
MASSACHUSETTS
Hello, my name is Jenn and I did weight watchers at home in early 2004 and lost 40 lbs. Then got pregnant with my daughter later that year. I restarted in Oct 2007 and I'm actually attending meetings this time, but it's much harder for me to stay on track for reasons unknown. I lost ALMOST 10 lbs and then gained back 5 lbs in December. December was a terrible month but now I'm back on track - havent "cheated" all week. Weigh in is tomorrow! Wish me luck!!!!

Jenn
Christy May!


F/29
HUNTINGTON,
West Virginia
Hey I have just started WW a week ago! I go for my 1st weigh in tomorrow! I thnk I have done well this week. My biggest problem is exercise and getting in my water. I have done both but they are my hardest things! I am glad I found this on myspace because I go to meetings but I need all the support and tips I can get! Glad to meet you all! Good luck to ya! Christy
Staceface


F/33
NEW YORK,
New York
Hi I'm Stacey. I started WW at the End of September (the 26th to be exact) and as of this past Wednesday I am down 26.4 lbs.

I am so thankful to the people I meet with every week for supporting me as I try to get my life back.
Heidi


F/31
Bella Vista,
Arkansas
I just started WW yesterday in hopes of dropping at least 60lbs. I learned a very valuable lesson today, I had a regular Coke with my healthy lunch and it was so not worth it! I won't make that mistake again.
I also learned today that my mother in Washington State has joined weight watchers and in 4 weeks is down 7lbs. I am so proud of her! I have joined with 4 other ladies from work but would love words of encouragement from anybody.
missy


F/39
Oak Harbor,
Washington
Hi my name is Missy. I started ww June 5th 2007. I was a skeptic. Didn't think it would work. Boy was I wrong. I lost 40 pounds and am 4 weeks away from lifetime. I love ww!
e&crystal


F/33
NORMAN,
Oklahoma
I have not yet begun WW, as I currently lost my job and am BROKE! But I am 50 pound overweight, and hate every stinkin' pound of it!!! I used to be a <myspace> size </myspace> 2... but after 3 kiddos, and what seems to be a much lower metabolism, I weigh 180 pounds. And for 5'4"... thats TOO MUCH! I hope to be able to benefit from WW very soon! Any suggestions?
JeRsEy FoReVeR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


F/44
SAINT CLOUD,
Florida
Hello everyone just wanted to say ive tried it all all kinds of diets and none worked im at my last nerve now im 245lbs and im not liking myself at all so im gonna try this hope it works i need friends not people that will laugh at me or say dam she big.....anyone can help let me know.....im tired not feeling good about myself or even sexy.....


carolyn
<&Ruthie<&


F/34
MIDDLETOWN,
Indiana
Hello everyone! I have been with weight watchers since June of 2007 and I have never felt better. On Weight Watchers I have lost 64 pounds and 10 pounds on my own. Good Luck to everyone here!
GUESS WHAT??????


F/32
RIVERDALE,
NEW JERSEY
Hello everyone at WW. My name is Lisa. I am married and have 3 amzing kids ages 13, 9 and 3. My story is that just about 6 years ago my dad died. During the first three months after his death I gained about 30 lbs then two years later I had my daughter. This added just about another 35 pounds. I have lost some after the birth of Kaili but I am struggling to lose the last 50. This has been a horrible few years. It just seems like its a never ending battle. I am tired of being humiliated by people asking me when i'm due when i'm not even pregnant and embarrassed everytime my husband looks at me. I hope that with your support you can help me through to the end. I look forward to this journey.
e&Johannae&


F/25
HADDONFIELD,
New Jersey
Hi Everyone! My name is Johanna. I have lost 65 lbs since I started in November 2006. I have been off and on for the last 6 months but as of Jan 1st got back on track and lost 10 lbs so far. If I can do it....anyone can. It's hard work but sooooo worth it!
Carl D.


M/27
Bellevue,
Nebraska
Hello all-
My name is Carl and I have been doing the Weight Watchers plan since 29 Sept 07 with a starting weight of 252lbs. I must admit that this is the biggest that I have ever been. I can only blame the fact that I couldn't cope with stress so that I use food as a coping mechanism. So, I have been doing this thing now for 18 or 19 weeks now and have lost a total of 31lbs. True, this isn't a lot compared to the success stories that I have read of other men who would loose about 4lbs a week. I tend to average about 2lbs a week, and I come to think of that as a safe and health weight loss. After reading their stories I started to feel like I was doing something wrong, but, nevertheless, I feel that I am making nice and slow progress. I rather it be this way than to loose it all at once. And, on the bright side, I tend to look on the brighter side of things. One of those being I look and feel better about myself and that I have a great organization like Weight Watcher to thank for that. It has given me the tools necessary to get my life back on track and this is what is really important.
Luscious


F/49
San Gabriel Valley,
CALIFORNIA
I CANT AFFORD A WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM, SO WHAT DO I DO INSTEAD?
Chrissy


F/29
PORTLAND,
OREGON
HI EVERYONE! I am doing weight watchers on my own with my roommate...sound confusing? I mean we are not going to meetings or paying for the online version. I have joined meetings at least 3 times in the past all with different people then I am doing it with now. I was never able to stick with it for very long and fell of the wagon very easily. Needless to say i have all the handouts from several different trials and yes i hear once again they have tweaked their points system but we are doing the flex points and weighing ourselves at home every Sunday morning. As of last Sunday i was down 20.8 pounds since the first of the year. I will actually be weighing this Sunday night because I am at a friends house so i pray that I will not have gained because it is a different time of the day. I don't think it should make that much of a difference, but do know that you really should weigh yourself at the same time every week. I am VERY determined to stick with it this time and I think my main reason is because I don't want to be at this unhealthy weight when i turn 30 in October of this year. I know WW works it worked for my mom and several other people I know. So in closing I just want to say GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO HAVE CHOSEN THIS PATH!
Brandy


F/25
Durham,
North Carolina
Hi, Everyone I must admit like the rest of use we all have struggled with weight. I myself have struggled with it all my life. I was never truely small in <myspace> size </myspace>. My grandma was heavy, my mom is heavy, and my brother is also heavy. Yes we have the HEAVY Gene is what I called it. I have never tried WW before until last week Tuesday when I joined I have my first weigh in this week, I am hoping to see a difference. Its funny I work out all the time and I have ran several 5k's and then I wonder why am I over weight. Well when I attending WW meeting it dawned they began teaching about portion control. I felt so comfortable going to this meeting that when I got home I had so much information to share with my fiance. He was so supportive of me and he said that I got him thinkin. Ever since Tuesday things are different. I even went to the grochery store and bought smaller <myspace> size </myspace>d plates and lots of good nourshing foods. We are getting married in October of 2008 I am hoping good things will happen between now and then I know they will I just have to keep thinking postive!!! No negatives because thats all of done my whole entire life is thinking about my weight in such negative ways. I have to learn to love my body and accept it for what it is. I know though that I need to better take care of it and I am finally starting to realize it now. I don't know if you all have heard of the show on LIFE TIME CALLED HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED; let me tell you what by watching that show, and going to WW I have a different look on my body now!!! Crazy Kudos for Postive Thinking.

Also I have one question I work third shift does anyone have any pointers on how to eat on that shift. The lady at WW said to eat more vegetables and I am but man I can't wait to get back to a normal life

Sincerley, want to be buff bride!!!!!! BEST WISHES THINK POSTIVE!!!!!
Jennifer


F/30
Cow Town,
Texas
I was on weight watcher to lose my baby weight. I have got to say this is the best diet program out there. If people would get past the name they may realize what they are missing out on. The counting points only takes a little getting use to then you can start figuring out the points just by looking at the nutrients after awhile.
Kendra


F/37
BLOOMVILLE,
Ohio
Hello everybody! I just found this site the other day. I am hoping that it will continue me on my weight loss. I have lost 35lbs so far and still have another 30 to loss. I have it that spot where I am happy but still want to loss more. I am trying to figure out how do I stay on track and continue to my goal? I need different receipt and different ideas if anyone out there could help I would appreciate it.
Thanks, Kendra
BrAnDi


F/26
STANTON,
Kentucky
Hello! My husband and I have both started WW, and we've been on it for about 2 weeks now. My husband and I have already started to lose weight! It's awesome! I love the fact that you can still eat things that you liked to eat before the diet - ice cream, pizza, and a lot of other things!! Like many others, we have both tried the diet pills, and all they did was made us extremely jittery and messed our tracts up. We hated them, and what was worse is how much money we spent. We are fortunate enough that our work offers a WW plan. We pay for it upfront and we get reinbursed!!
Melissa


F/29
PHILLIPSBURG,
New Jersey
Hi Everyone,
I am so excited that WW now has a MySpace, I am hoping this will give me some more movtivation during the week, I am one of those members that needs a meeting, like everyday of the week to stay on track. I am currently on round 3 of WW, I have successfully taken 20lbs before, but now I have gained all that back and then some, I am looking for some great buddies to help keep me on track. This time I am looking to take off 30lbs by the end of 2008. I am really hoping that I can stick to this goal as I know I will be attending a wedding this year, and possibly getting engaged myself, at least I am hoping. Have a great everyone.
Lisa


F/33
Woodridge,
ILLINOIS
I'm Lisa. I'm 33 and have lost 20lbs on weight watchers. I don't go to the meetings or anything like that I just found out (by my sister who does WW online) helped me to figure out how many points I was supposed to have. I figured out how many & now people tell me I look too thin (I hate the fat society we live in - I'm a <myspace> size </myspace> 5! ) Anyway, I feel bad but I have just gotten married & we have no extra $$ so I could either pay to go to a meeting or buy food that I can eat.

My husband went to the doctor, he was told he has to lose 30lbs. (only because he goes all day with out eating & sits all day long at work)

I just want to know, why eating healthy is more expensive. I would love to have both of us join.
e& bella e&


F/35
MASPETH,
New York
Hi everyone, my name is Denise and I am a 35-year old mother of 5. Like many mothers, I had gained a considerable amount of weight during my pregnancies but thankfully was able to lose the weight after each pregnancy (or so I thought). It was only after the birth of my daughter 5 years ago, I realized I wasn't going to lose as much as I had in the past but I wasn't complaining. It was only when I noticed that my clothes were getting a little too snug (eehhhmm) that I realized I had to do something about it. I refused to go to a bigger <myspace> size </myspace> in clothing and so I was down to two pairs of pants for work and a couple of dress shirts I could squeeze in to.

My husband and I joined together August 07 and we couldn't be happier. To date I have lost a total of 26 lbs and he lost 40 lbs... not too shabby. We were skeptics... we never knew Weight Watchers could work for us. After our sister-in-law started the program last January and was losing the weight, we decided we had nothing to lose (no pun intended). She was and continues to be our inspiration. She looks great and definitely the biggest reason why we took the step to join and boy are we glad we did. She just recently made Lifetime which is an accomplishment in itself. I would have to say to anyone who is considering joining or has joined but still not sure whether they are going to stick with it to keep going. The best part of this program is that it's not a diet, it is a way of life and the meeting are a definite help.

Anyway, I'll end my little intro here and let someone else have a turn...

Good luck to all and best wishes!!!
~Rochelle~


F/26
Dallas,
Georgia
Alright...so it will be my second time on WW and hopefully...I will exceed the goals I have set. The first time I was on WW I lost over 25 lbs. Since then I have married and gained it all back (plus some...eek) I have tried several time since to "begin" WW again, however it just didn't produce the same results it did the first time :o( So once again I am going to give it a shot...I have dug out old pic's of me for a little motivation and am hoping to connect with some people on here for some healthy motivation!!
~Rochelle~


F/26
Dallas,
Georgia
Congratulations on your first weigh in!!!
~Rochelle~


F/26
Dallas,
Georgia
Hi!! Wondering if you needed an "online buddy" for your WW goals. I am the type that needs a little extra motivation and healthy competition, LOL!! You and I are around the same weight and seem to have the same goals. I read your blog and was also very athletic and a healthy 125-135 lbs. all through high school. Bad break up and college bound the weight added on, and on and on...till 176 at my highest. Like you said, doesn't sound like a lot to some but when you are framed a certain way and have been the same weight for all of your teenage years to have your adult years at 40+ lbs just isn't feasible. So I sympathize, and hope that you need a little extra support like me! If not, good luck and I hope that you are able to achieve your goals :O)

Rochelle
~RhOnDa LyNn~


F/33
Salem,
Missouri
hi, my name is rhonda...i just signed up on line today and go weigh in tomorrow...i had previously lost 30 pounds on my own but gained it all back with a boyfriend who liked to feed me late in the evening when i would get to his house. normally i don't eat after 7pm as a rule. i just need something to get me going again and need the motivation of other people. if anyone needs a buddy send me a message and we can give it a go...i've got a wedding at the end of august for a friend so i've got 40 pounds to drop by then. so i gotta git er done.

rhonda
~RhOnDa LyNn~


F/33
Salem,
Missouri
by the way...not with that boyfriend anymore so hopefully i can get back on track with myself and focus on myself again...instead of him.
D'EvaJ


F/37
PERRIS,
California
Hi My name is Eva,
I started weight watchrs 3 weeks ago. I am not really doing well. But it's ok. I don't want to be discouraged, because I can't afford to be. I really am hoping this will work for me. I am committed for one. Committed to a life change. I am actually doing well in that departement. I am eating really well. I'm getting use to the point system. Once I get it all down I'm sure things will change for the better.
I'm enjoing the support system.

So... that's about it!
}:{ Jennifer ~~*


F/37
Upton,
Kentucky
Hey everyone! I've been a WW online member since Dec 2006 and have lost 35 lbs. About 10 weeks ago I joined a gym and after slacking all summer long I once again got serious with WW. In the past 10 weeks I've lost 17.75 inches from head to toe. Next month I hope to start studying to become a certified personal trainer. In real life I'm an RN in our local emergency dept. I've been married to my paramedic/firefighter husband since 1998. We have four daughters, ages 20 months to 15 years. We reside on 4 acres in Hart County along with our 4 dogs, 2 cats and 1 rabbit. I workout daily at Anytime Fitness and I can usually be found checking in quite frequently on the Ky Fillies daily thread of the Neighbors board on the WW site. I guess that's it about me, feel free to give me a yell!
39 and holding!!!!!


F/39
Pineville,
Louisiana
Hi I am Lisa from Louisiana... Can't tell you how many times I have started WW. I begin this round on Jan 3rd, only down 4 pounds right now... I need MOTIVATION and pep talks for anyone that wants to be a mentor.
LaStephanie


F/25
Radcliff,
Kentucky
Hi, My name is LaStephanie! I had my first child 19 December 2006 and my second child 4 December 2007 so I didn't lose any weight from my first pregnancy and then added the weight on from my second pregnancy. I started WW on the first of this vowing to lose 60 pounds(I have to lose the weight because I'm in the military and they have weight standards). Hope everything works out for me!
nadia


F/31
birmingham,
Alabama
Hi Everyone!

My name is Nadia! I'm 31 and the mommy of two children, ages two and four.

I've lost 52 pounds on weight watchers and am about four pounds away from my goal weight! :)
Angela


F/30
PLANO,
Texas
Hi! I am Angela 30 busy (aren't we all) mother of two and wife. I gained Weight overnight well lets just say that the first 80lbs jumped on within 45 days of a Rx I was on and the other creeped on. In Jan. 2007 I was at 215 and finally released to start doing something about the weight and I was off the meds. Well in Aug. I joined WW and I was 191.6. I am now at 170, I am about 3lbs a month now and that is ok. I am working towards my goal.

BTW...I am in Plano, TX anyone else near me?
Meat n'Cheeeeze


F/28
Lockport,
Illinois
Hi! I hope I'm doing this message board thing right....

My name is Sara and I've done WW about 6 or 7 times :( The very first time was in meetings and I lost about 50 lbs in 6 months, never gave myself credit for anything, and gained the weight back slowly but surely. Then I've tried going back, had trouble time and time again. Now I am doing WW online and hopefully going to be more successful. I have a lot of trouble with binge eating, so I'm reading books on how to get rid of that problem, but it's all a work in progress. I did good for 2 weeks, bad for the last 2 weeks, and today is the first day of my fifth week and it's going good..I hate all the ups and downs though..I need to have a bad day just be a bad DAY and not turn into two weeks. I have about 100 lbs to lose ideally, but i'm trying not to think about that. I love WW, and I know I"M the problem, not the program cuz it's truly great and I know it can work. It's been about 6 years since that first attempt at this..and I'm yet to have success a second time. I'm trying not to be discouraged though. My boyfriend is trying to quit smoking, and although it's a different problem, the similarities are pretty amazing, and we're really trying to support each other the best we can.

I would love to get to know people that have issues like me or people that have been through the same stuff that can help!! Thanks for reading my way too long intro!!

Sara~
Kim


F/35
Covington,
Tennessee
HI EVERYONE......MY NAME IS KIM W. I'M FAIRLY NEW TO WW. I STARTED 2 WEEKS AGO. JUST GOT TO GET IN OR FIND MY GROOVE.........I'LL KEEP WORKING HARD.....
Say_Hello_To_The_Bad_Chick!!!!


F/25
SAINT LOUIS,
Missouri
hi my name is sabrina i'm 25 . and i want to lose weight to actully be more active and live a longer life i mean my my grandparents deid from living a unhealthy life and i want to change for the good
Danielle


F/33
West Deptford,
New Jersey
I am in my third week of WW. The first week I did great losing 4 lbs, but when I weighed in last week sadly I gained back 1lb. I have about 100 lbs to lose and my biggest problem is fast food. With life as busy as it is, I am always eating or drinking something from a coffee house or fast food restaurant. Once i can get past that, I think I will be on the right road to success. Our leader is a gem and I just love him, but I don't think my success rests on him, it lies on me as well. Anyway, that's me!!!
Danielle


F/33
West Deptford,
New Jersey
Hi I am a 33 yr old married mom of one fantastic son and a full time student in law. I am in my 3rd wk of WW. I am looking forward to getting down to a healthy weight and feeling better!
Tracy & Kellie


F/32
WATKINSVILLE,
Georgia
Hi everyone. My name is Kellie. I have 2 kids. A girl 8 and boy 5. I just started weight watchers so wish me luck.
DEBBIE


F/46
Carmichael,
California
Hi my name is Debbie. I am in my second week at WW and am down 6.4 pounds. I am a single 46 year old woman who is going thru "the change". I was skinny all my life until I hit the "years". I used to weigh between 125 - 130, then suddenly five years ago I ballooned to 206 pounds. I am 5ft 8, and so I feel really large!!!! It has been a real challenge for me, but I find myself eating so much healthier now, and am looking forward to becoming increasingly healthier. I was a fast food junky for years and turing away from that is really hard...eating now takes planning!!! Good-bye, my "looser" friends!!!!!
BONNIE


F/27
,
Maine
HI I AM BONNIE A SINGLE MOTHER OF 4 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, I STARTED WEIGHT WATCHERS BEFORE I GOT PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD AND DID GREAT, I LOVED IT AND WHEN I GOT PREGNANT I VOWED AS SOON AS SHE WAS BORN, I WOULD START AGAIN. WELL IT NEVER HAPPENED. I ACTUALLY WAS 40 LBS HEAVIER THAN WHEN I WAS 9 MONTHS PREGNANT, FINALLY I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I AM WORTH MORE THAN WHAT I WAS DOING TO MYSELF. I STARTED AGAIN DEC. 11, 2007, I WAS DOING THE AT HOME WEIGHT WATCHERS PLAN BUT HAVE RECENTLY JOINED MEETINGS, IM EXCITED TO ATTEND MY FIRST MEETING THIS THURSDAY. :) TO THIS DATE I HAVE LOST 36 POUNDS AND LOVING THE NEW FEELING. WEIGHT WATCHERS WORKS.
shelly


F/29
GOODLETTSVILLE,
Tennessee
hi my name is shelly and I have been thinking about joining WW but can't really afford it right now so I wanted to get to know some people that are and see the stories. I have never liked my body and when I did I found out I has having a baby so it didn't last long. So hello and I hope to hear from you. thanks!
Amanda


F/27
Nashville,
Tennessee
Hello, my name is Amanda. I started weight watchers a while back and quit. Now I am back on track and determined to stick with it. :) I have been back on weight watchers for 3 weeks now, and have lost 8 pds woohoo!
Sara Beara


F/26
Quincy,
Illinois
Hi everyone my name is Sara I am a 26 year old mother of 3. I was never a big girl until I started having kids. My first child who is 8 now, I ended up gaining 80ibs with him and never lost it, then with my second one I just added a little more, and with my 3rd I lost weight. But then after she was born gained it all back agian. I just had my last child about 6mths ago. I started WW a year ago then ended up pregnant. This time I plan to stick with it. I am going through a seperation right now so this is one thing I want to do for me. So I feel better about myself. I have a good support system but a little extra support is great. I have my sister doing WW with me because our babies are 10 days apart and she does not like the weight she put on either. I am hoping to lose at least 100ibs in the next year or so. I just wish I had some one here to tell me to put that soda down or don't eat that. But I will manage. I have found amazing foods that are on the WW diet. But I wish I had some recipes with low points to cook for supper.
e& SINGLE AGAIN!!!!


F/38
HAWTHORNE,
CALIFORNIA
Hi Everyone,

I will be startig WW today (again). I am doing this for the 3rd time. You know what they say, 3rd time is a charm.

Wish me luck. I really need to loose weight for my health.
~&~JenBec~&~


F/36
Somewhere over the Rainbow!,
Maine
Let's see zI had my son 15 yrs. ago Nov. was 124lbs before I got pregnant. I thought I was fat then. My mom was always nagging me. It's not fun to be fat. Well now I weigh 187. I've lost the wieght 4 times and regained most but not all. I'm tired of the weight gain. This is it. I've have decided. I am in control of it and it does NOT control me. I really am tried of the full feeling. I just want to feel and look good again. Be me.
**kRiSsY ~ Minus 44.6!**


F/27
SYLVESTER,
GEORGIA
Hi I'm Krissy! I'm 27 and have been on WW since Oct. 23 and have lost 25.4 pounds! This program has been life saver! I'm a Core person and love it!!!
NaTasha


F/26
FORT WORTH,
TEXAS
Okay where do I begin... Well my name is Natasha and I am 25 years old. I joined WW 3 weeks ago I am down a total of 6.4 pounds. I am so excited. This is such a shock and change for me. I am actually having should I say fun eating healthy. I attend the WW group at my job and the women and men there are so wonderful. They have encouraged me so much. I guess I should now tell you where all my weight came from. Well I guess the first 25 pounds came from a surgery that I had in 2003. I have then had two more of the same surgery one in 2006 and 2007. On top of it all I lost my Dad in 2005. That was the hardest thing for my family. He was like the light to my tunnel. I didn't realize that I ate as much once he past away. Tell I looked up and my clothes didn't fit. My sugar was up. I could move as fast as I could. I gained about 100 pounds in two years. I still miss my Dad but I can say I am not ready to go be with him. I have to get healthy for me. For my Dad. So that he would have something to be proud of me for. I know he is looking down at me saying "Tasha put that food down and go for a walk" So that's what I am doing I am putting my food down and starting to Live. I am ready to LIVE. I really enjoy the friends that I have made off WW so if I ask you to be my friend please just say yes so we can support each other. I want to drop the weight that I have gained over the last couple of years today at WI I was 363.6 the 3.4 pounds are so amazing to me. I know I have a lot to go but this is a start.



Natasha
Fort Worth, Texas
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F/42
,
Maine
Hey hello from maine...my name is Laurie and i started ww ummm 2 weeks ago and as of this week i have lost 7.8 lbs....i weigh in every tuesday morning...and love to have weight watcher friends...so feel freee the more help we have the better we can do and we all know ww friends understand everything we are going through ty and have a super week alll...loves laurie...
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F/42
,
Maine
my name is Laurie i am 41 a mother of two wonderful sons and my husband is a firefighter and EMT our sons are 14 and 22 both living at home....as they get older i am not sure what to do with my self...i have gain weight i started weight watchers 2 weeks ago and i am down 7.8lbs and im very excited to have a space to come to where others know how i feel....i love weight watchers its a great program to loose weight on and i dont feel like i am on a diet..feel free to message me i am always up to making new friends that know what i am talking about and how i feel...have a great week all Laurie from Maine..
Zoom Zoom


F/32
Wyalusing,
Pennsylvania
Hi Everyone,

My name is Sue. I am 32 years old. I have done my own version of the other diets and lost 80lbs. Then I lost my Mom to Cancer almost 2 years ago. She was very overwieght and had lots of medical problems most of her life. I was put on Antidepresents and started gaining weight. My mother was a great supporter to me and now she's gone. I gained back 50 lbs within 2 years. I totally lost focus of my body. I made a promise to her on her deathbed that I would continue to stay at a healthy weight. I pushed that promise aside while dealing with horriable greif.

I have a friend at work whom told me about WW. I got the books online and started tracking point and lost 10lbs in 1 week. I then decided to go to my first meeting last week. It was the inspiration that I needed. I have my first weigh in tomarrow. I hope that I lost something!! i feel that the meetings will help me share my struggles and eating habits to push me like my Mom did.

I do have support at home and that is my boyfriend whom has tried to help me these past 2 years. So hopefully between the meetings and him I can push this promise to myself and my mom to the max.

I did workout for the first time in 1 year tonight!! Yeah!!
katherine


F/34
,
hi my name is katherine i will be starting weight watchers jan 11....im hoping for a real change in my eating habits...here goes it...stay blessed!
Dawn


F/36
CONYERS,
Georgia
HI MY NAME IS DAWN. I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS 12 YEARS OLD. THIS IS ABOUT MY THIRD TIME JOINING WIEGHT WATCHERS. I DO GOOD WHEN I SEE I LOST WEIGHT BUT GET DICOURAGED WHEN I DON'T LOSE DURING THE WEEK.
My night with Col.Oliver North


F/37
LAS VEGAS,
NEVADA
Hi. My name is Sandra. I started WW two weeks ago and I have lost 5 pounds. I am on the Parent Teacher Student Organization at our local elementary school and the principal invited the teachers to get together to do WW. I love it. Obviously I am averaging about 2.5 lbs a week. I have only paid for 10 weeks but I can already tell I will be a lifetime member. I plan to use this forum along with my daily and weekly program to continue my battle against food. I am so glad I have all of you wonderful ladies to help. I look forward to meeting all of you.
**JoAnn**


F/36
Shirley,
New York
Hi, I'm JoAnn..36 year old single mom of a 12 year old son. I have done WW in the past, however, I had not stuck with it, and now, I have put on more weight, and am starting over again with WW, because it does work, so long as you are dedicated and stay with the program.
Rhonda


F/43
Stillwater,
Oklahoma
Hello
Rhonda


F/43
Stillwater,
Oklahoma
Hello I started weightwatchers last may and it is awesome Ihave lost 23 lbs.I have had a few plateaus aloong the way but I am hanging in there.I have a goal of at least 20 lbs more.
Carrie


F/29
FREDERICK,
Maryland
Hello. I am a lifetimer. I joined WW about 5 years ago. Of course, I have struggled, and my weight has been up and down. I had a baby 3 years ago as you know, gained weight. I was under alot of stress about 2 years ago and lost too much weight caused by not eating. Stress went (mostly)away and I gained everything back. I have started joining weekly meetings and is now back on track. I love the program. I feel it is a safe and easy way to lose weight. Thanks
Kelly


F/38
Virginia Beach,
Virginia
Hi from Virginia Beach Va. I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS.
Kelli


F/46
,
Minnesota
My name is Kelli. I got serious about losing weight on May 26, '07 and have lost 29 lbs. I am Mom to 13 kids, three of them are adopted. I have been over-weight for 15 years since my sixth baby was born.
I am glad to be a member of WW and hope to reach my goal by March 14th! I have 12 lbs to go! I just found this site and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.
Just fine


F/39
MADISON,
Tennessee
Hello everybody, My name is Kathy. I'm from Madison, TN. I have been on WW since Jan. 5th. I have lost a total of 14.2lbs so far. I'm so excited about it. I'm married with 2 children. I have been overweight all my life. I want to be more healthier for my kids. If there are anybody on here from Nashville, email me so we can be friends.
Nana


F/47
,
Missouri
Hi my name Is Brenda, and I made Life time this past October.I love WW and I can say honestly that is works if you follow the plan.This is my 3rd or 4th time but This time I made it and not going back!!I hope to meet other fellow WW members who need a friend as I can always use some especially people from WW. and we all can use support as well.
~Dawn~


F/38
Longmeadow,
Massachusetts
Hi! My name is Dawn. I'm 38 and mother to three very active boys. I joined WW last Sept 07 and lost 60 pounds. However, my husband returned from over seas over the holidays and I lost all self control. Gained probably 10-15 back. But as of tomorrow I'll start it all over again. I loved the program, and believe me if I can do it, any one can...
Sarah


F/28
Elgin,
Illinois
Hi. My name is Sarah. I am a graduate student studying archaeology. I always struggled with my weight as a child. I was in great shape , I worked out 2 hours a day 5-7 times a week. Then I tore my MCL. It took me over a year and a half to rehab my knee to the point of being able to work out. At the end of the year and a half I was 6' and 300 lbs. I hated going anywhere. I joined weight watchers and dropped 75 lbs. I went away for the summer on an exavation and did not go to meetings because I thought I could do the program on my own. When I returned from the excavation I began going to meetings again but then again thought I could do this on my own because I had lost 16 lbs over the summer. Well I was proven wrong when I stepped on the scale and realized I was back up to 260. I just joined again. I am getting married in a year and would like to not look at my wedding pictures as a reminder of how I do not want to look. So far I have lost 6lbs in the last 3 weeks. I am looking forward to the new me.
kathy


F/41
OKLAHOMA CITY,
Oklahoma
Hello, I'm Kathy. I'm a 41 year old mother of two. I also teach 1st grade. I joined WW in Jan. 07 and have lost 54.4 lbs so far. For anyone thinking, wow..that's not even 1lb a week, you're right..BUT..I have also gone down 6 <myspace> size </myspace>s. I feel great..I look so much better! I'm doing things like signing up for walks and going to the gym, things I never would have attempted before. I'm 17 lbs from my goal.
L


F/37
Garland,
Texas
Hello out there in myspace land, I have been on weight watchers now for about 3 weeks and I am having trouble balancing either my eating is completly on target and my exercise is lacking or my exercise is on target and my eating is lacking. I have lost 3lbs but I just need to stay motivated on both factors. I did join Bally's and I am taking pilates and yoga along with the everyday cardio. I know what needs to be done ... doing it is hard.

Motivator::: a cute little black summer dress at Delia's that I am dieing to wear.


Goals for this week: get to the Gym, and stay focused on eating right...not perfect but right ... perfect is too stressfull

Wish me luck!
~Desiree~


F/38
Paulding,
Ohio
Hi! My name is Desiree. I'm 38 & live in NW Ohio. I am married & have 2 children. I have been on WW since Jan 7/03 which means I just celebrated my 5 year anniversary. At my best I had lost 81 pounds, but because of "life" happening unexpectedly the way it sometimes does, I have gained about 20 of that back, but I am not giving up. I have about 40 pounds to goal & I'll keep going until I get there. I refuse to give up no matter how long it takes me!! I've come too far...
R e& C H E L L E


F/21
The Hills,
California
hello there!! i have been a member of weight watchers since last aug. i had a hard break up with a guy that i nearly fell in love with and instead of sitting at home eating icecream all day i decided to go to weight watchers as revenge!! let me tell you something! it is the best revenge that i have EVER had! :) hope you all are doing great on your POINTS and core plans! good luck to you all!
Brook


F/25
JASPER,
TENNESSEE
Hello! My name is Brook, I am 25. I work full-time, school part-time, and I have 4 kids. I love my crazy, busy life, but I have found myself struggling to keep up. I needed a more healthy approach to life, and a better example for my children. I started weight watchers about 3 weeks ago, and at this weeks weigh in I lost 6.2 lbs. I am very excited, and wanted to share. I wish everyone the best on their journey to becoming a healthier you, and I'm very glad to meet everyone.
Nurse Price


F/28
BATTLE GROUND,
Washington
My name is Misty-Jo, and I joined WW last April. I am 5'4", and at my heaviest I was 203 lbs. After having my daughter in August 2005, I managed to take off 38.6 lbs by myself and fairly well maintain it for almost 2 years. Then I realized I was not happy and needed to make a change. I knew I needed to eat a bit better, eat less, and work out more, but just didn't have the motivation. A girlfriend of mine from work (I am a Critical Care RN) was doing WW, so I decided to attend a meeting. At the 1st one I was hooked. I am a very anal-retentive person who loves to write things down and loves to keep track of things. From April 2007 until January 2008, I have taken off another 32 lbs. I made Lifetime back in September, and never plan to go back. I just can't. I have donated or given away all of my bigger clothes, so I have nothing to fit into other than what I have now.

Over the holidays my husband, kids, and I were sick with the stomach flu on two occassions. I ended up having a big loss of 5.2 lbs during one of my weigh-ins (3 weeks in between weighing), and since then have had two gains of 1.4 and 1.6 lbs. I will admit, since having had the flu, I have not been back to my regular workout routine, and my eating has not been the best. I have been using all of my 35 weekly points each week, even though I tell myself I won't, and I have only been getting to the gym 3 days per week instead of 5. I feel really down about it. I know the big weight loss was probably from being sick, so my body has readjusted and put some of it back on, which means my weight loss was probably not that significant to begin with during that time. Also, I decided to try to adjust my daily points to a maintenance level, so I added 2 points per day. I did this for 2 weeks and ended up gaining. At my meeting last week, I talked with my leader and her exact words were, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So, I went back down 2 points per day to where I had been, and then have been using my 35 weekly points.

For some reason I feel somewhat out of control lately. I just want to eat, eat, EAT!! What is wrong with me??!! I start the week out great, have all these ambitions and goals (getting to the gym all 5 days I have signed the kids up for), then end of working extra and become extremely tired, and then find myself eating more when I am up all day and night (because I worked that night and have to stay up all day with one or both kids, depending up if my son is in preschool). Come Monday, today, it's 1400 and I have used all of my daily points (have been up since yesterday morning, mind you, and started eating at midnight because I was at work). I have only 4 or 5 weekly points left, and we haven't even had dinner yet. I just had a nice tall glass of water with crushed ice and a lemonade mix-in, hoping that would tide me over, but I still want to eat. I want to go downstairs and find something to munch on. I seriously almost grabbed 2 of the 2-point cookies out of the pantry (have already had 2 today), but then grabbed a mix-in instead. I have already eaten all of my fruits and vegs for the day, my dairy, and drank my water. On days like this when I am up all night/day because of work, I lose control. I know that I lose control. I just get tired, then I get hungry, and then I get out of control. I never used to be like this. I so wanted to go to the gym this morning, but fell asleep in the chair and could hardly stay awake. How could I drive to the gym like that? I probably would have woken up as I started working out, but I just could hardly function.

I know that I have become an inspiration for several of my friends, but as I write this, I feel like a let down. I feel like I am a disappointment to myself. I just feel so down and upset. I really don't know what to say. It feels good to write all of this down, and I know I need to make a change. I need to get back on track. I cannot continue to gain. What would that say for me? What would that say about my character? I have worked so hard to get to where I am at, and I just can't go back. I can't. I can't go back to being 70 lbs heavier. I can't be that person. I don't want to be that person.

And, to top it all off, I think that I am PMSing (have been starting to break out a bit). That will totally throw me off tomorrow when I weigh in. And, I don't even want to do that. I don't want to know what the scale has to say. I don't want to see those numbers go up. I just don't. I know how terrible of a week I have had, and well, I don't want anyone else to know. I just want to keep it all to myself. Well, actually, too late now, huh? I have already posted this!! LOL!!

Anyway, thank you for listening to me. Thank you for reading. Thank you for your support. I truly need it right now.

I think this MySpace profile is amazing. I am in love with the WW program. It is a life<myspace> style </myspace> change, not a diet. It's my life<myspace> style </myspace> change.....for the rest of my life!!
Robert - PRICS #17


M/31
MADISON,
Wisconsin
Howdy! I am Robert from Madison, WI and have been on WW since January 28. In one week I have lost close to 10 lbs and am loving WW so far. I have loved WW so far as it is giving us a better mix of what we are eating.
KansasKim


F/33
Valley Center,
Kansas
My name is Kim. I live in the Wichita area of Kansas. I will be rejoining WW tomorrow, 4/5/08. This will be my 100th time, at least, to join. I have lost weight WW in the past and I know it works. I just need to work on how I handle tough situations. Last time I went, I lost 30 pounds, and was feeling pretty confident about myself. Then I met someone online and thought we hit it off through correspondence, then he wanted a picture. I sent one of me, 30 pounds lighter of course, and he stopped writting. This sent me in a tailspend of sadness, as well as dealing with other life changes, I quit going to WW and thought I wasn't worth trying to better myself physically. Needless to say, I have put the 30 plus 20 back on and feel like I am ready to start again. I am also bringing a friend and hopefully we can help each other. I know WW works, I just need to keep on going and keep trying.
Connie


F/48
OCEANA,
West Virginia
Hi everyone! My name is Connie and today I hit my WW goal! Last year on February 26 I joined WW at 256.2 and today I am 177.6. To me it has not been hard and I know I can eat this way for the rest of my life. I'll be 48 on Thursday and as you get older the weight is harder to come off but I have not had any problems with WW and I love it!
FunkyChicX


F/20
MINOT AFB,
North Dakota
my name is jessica and i started the change of a new life only 3 weeks ago. Ive lost a total of 7 pounds so far. Its been really hard, but im fighting though it. I am only 20. I am a fulltime student and i am majoring in chemistry. I eventually want to get into medical school and become a psychiatrist. I am living in Minot ND but i am originally from the Cincinnatti, OH area.
Gina


F/25
Youngstown,
Ohio
Hello. My name is Gina and I just started WW a month ago. I am 25 years old, and a recent graduate from college with my master's degree in library and information science. I want to be a librarian or archivist... and I am hoping to get a job in that field soon. My mom has been doing WW for the past year. She was doing really well, but started to "mess up" not long ago. So, I decided to join her at WW- not only to help her get back on track, but to also lose some weight myself. I have tried a number of diets in the past- but they have always failed. WW has been giving me the support I needed all along, but never knew I needed. So far, I have lost 6 lbs, and I am going strong.
Brandy


F/29
Belton,
Missouri
Hi, my name is Brandy and this is my 3rd time on weight watchers. I am going to succeed this time because I have a 3 month old that I am doing this for also. I don't want him to grow up and have my eating habit. I also don't want him to be embarressed of his fat mom, plus I want to be able to be active with him and teach him the correct way to eat. I have been back on ww for 5 weeks and have already lost 11 lbs. I am ready to loose the weight.
Nautical Keelhaul


F/25
the 7 8 1,
Massachusetts
Hi, my name is Sarah. I am 25 and attend school and work fulltime. I love weight watchers. I lost 80 lbs in 2003 . . . it was the only thing that really worked. Since then a few lbs have crept back on and I look forward to getting back into the groove. It's nice to be around supportive people . . . I hope to chat with a lot of you, I would love to hear stories!!
KILLER


F/48
ARLINGTON,
Texas
Hello All! I am a 48 year old single mom. I am also a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. I lost 55 lbs and have kept it off for more than 8 years. Yes...it is a life<myspace> style </myspace> change and is something I have to work at all the time. I think the most amazing thing that I learned from the program is how to really think about what's going into our bodies. Once you've done it for a while, it becomes second nature. So those of you who are just starting out, hang in there!! I started on WW when the Selection Plan was the program. I've done Fat & Fiber, Points and Core. The Core is my fave, but I know they ALL worked. WW is a very nutrional program. I love it!! Thanks!!
Brandice


F/27
O-town,
Florida
Hello everybody! I'm Brandice. I am 27 years old and I live in Orlando. I have been on Weight Watchers for 30 weeks and so far have lost 30 pounds. I have had a few ups and downs so far but I am fighting to stick with it! I still have about 100 pounds to lose and I could use all the support I can get!

Nice to meet everyone!
Nana


F/47
,
Missouri
My name is Brenda and I have done WW several times over the past 22 yr's, one thing is for sure WW is a Great Program and it works if you work with it! Myself I would loose so much wt and then think that I could do it so why pay for it.Well I guess this hard headed woman got it after all these yr's, I can not do it without WW, I need to stay accountable and the only way for me to do that is go to meetings.

I have been as heavy as 250 and as low as 129 and I am an emtoional eater as well.I have tried diet pill's and diet's and even went as far gastric by-pass.I did loose wt and kept it off for about 4 yr's and was involved in car accident and was layed up for awhile.Had to have physical therapy and learn to walk with walker/quad cane.Well the wt went back on but never reached the 200 mark.I did WW again and lost but same old story, I quit before the finish line as usual.

2 yr's ago Me and a friend decided to go on the WW plan and support each other, I went from 195 to 175 in 5 months and then I got sick and wasn't able to eat/drink for 2 months almost.Had to keep going back and forth to hosp to have I-V in and then they send me home.They fianlly found out what was wrong and why I was sick.The gastric by-pass was keeping me from it so they had to take the band off and this surgery I had was back in 1994 and caused these problems.Well by the time they did surgery I was down to 149.

I started eating and stuff I wasn't able to eat from 1994 and ate and ate for 8 months without wt gain, was suprised!!!Then one day I stepped on a scale and it said 157 and I knew I had to do something.I joined WW and I am down to 129.8 and I feel good for once.I am still an emotional eater and I know I will struggle with that so WW is for life for me! Happy to say I am a Life timer and I did it for once, I reached goal!!It takes eating healthy/exercising and plenty of water and faith in god!!!Good luck to everyone!! I know it is hard and it's a struggle but you can do it!!!

Brenda
Amie


F/36
LONG BEACH,
California
Hello my name is Amie
I recieved my lifetime a while back.
Proud moment. I have put back half the weight
i lost. Sad moment. But, ready to get back to taking
it off and back to my lifetime weight. I have been
putting it off. Today found your site and if that isn't
a sign. Looking forward to check updates and peoples
tips and uplifting comments.
Thanks again.
MrsPtree


F/34
,
Mississippi
Hey everyone! My name is Angela, I am a married mother of 2 teenagers. I joined WW in February 2007. By July I had reached my goal weight.. WHOOO HOO. It was great. I maintained until the Holiday season rolled around.... I gained 10 lbs back... Now I am doing my best to get on track again and lose the 10 lbs again (plus 5 more). I am so glad WW has joined MySpace!!!
AMANDA'S HERD


F/38
MENDOTA,
Illinois
HI my name is Amanda I just had a baby 8 months ago and want to lose 30lbs before our older sons wedding in may, any suggestions?
**licha**


F/26
hi my name is alicia and this is my 3rd.time back but this time i'm really following the program!this is my 3rd week and i have lost 6pds.i have 4 kids and work so its a challange but it works!
Yes we are!


F/28
POPLAR GROVE,
Illinois
My name is Jennifer and I do WW online. I am a cancer survivor, just a year out of treatment, and NEED to get myself healthy! Last summer I did awesome with WW and got to the lowest weight I have been in my life...then I went back to school last semester taking 15 credit hours and working full-time. Needless to say, nutrition and exercise got tossed by the wayside and I gained EVERYTHING back. I'm determined to get back into my 12's in the closet and loose even more!!!!
Margie


F/49
WEBSTER,
North Carolina
Hi My name is Margie. I am from NC, I have been in WW since May 07. I will be hitting my lifetime this week. I have been on maintaince for the past 6 wks. My weigh in is on Thursday Feb.7. Then I will be a life time member. I have waited a long time for this. I have lost 31 lbs. I still want to lose about 10 more. Margie
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Dawn Marie wrote:
Hi everybody. My name is Dawn and this is my first time with WW. I've tried everything before - to fad diets to simply not eating (which both failed miserably!). Then I ran into a friend of mine who has lost 40 pounds following WW so I decided to give it a whirl. I've been doing WW for two weeks and have lost a total of 10.9 pounds. It's going to be a long journey but I know it will be well worth it in the end.


I also joined after running into a friend who had lost weight with WW - and you're right that it's well worth it... you can do it!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Jennifer wrote:
My name is Jennifer and I do WW online. I am a cancer survivor, just a year out of treatment, and NEED to get myself healthy! Last summer I did awesome with WW and got to the lowest weight I have been in my life...then I went back to school last semester taking 15 credit hours and working full-time. Needless to say, nutrition and exercise got tossed by the wayside and I gained EVERYTHING back. I'm determined to get back into my 12's in the closet and loose even more!!!!


Sometimes when we get busy it's easy to just get lazy about how we eat, but you're right to just get right back on board. Be sure to keep us updated on your progress! =)
Dear Mama u are appreciated!!!!!!


F/30
,
MARYLAND
Hello I am Charawn I have done Weight Watchers many times before. I had a fat moment. I am ready to loose. I flip flop between 175 and 164. My short term goal is 160. And then 155. Does anyone do core?
Adriana


F/27
Melvindale,
Michigan
HI my name is Adriana. This is my 3rd time at WW, hopefully this will be the last time. I am more determined to make this work since my doctor just gave me some not so good news about my sugar and cholesterol. I need this change for me and my family. Wish me luck and good luck to all of you.
Ruthie


F/34
HARVARD,
Illinois
Hi, I'm Ruthie and I have been on WW a couple times before but just started again almost 4 weeks ago and so far have lost a total of 9.2 pounds which I am very proud of. I am sick of being fat and unhealthy....I am bound and determined to lose over 100lbs and get down to a normal <myspace> size </myspace> in clothing. Not just that but also to live a healthy life<myspace> style </myspace> from now on.
Tonya


F/30
SAN DIEGO,
California
I am A NAVY wife living in San Diego but from South Carolina. I am 29 and I have one kid. I have been stressed out a lot this year and seems like food has been my happy place. I have gained more than I ever have. I am bigger now than when my baby was only 2 months old! EEK. SO I hope to find inspriation here. I am also an ONLINE member as it is a lot cheaper than doing the meetings, but no one to judge me, which always gave me the extra push.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
TONYA
Nina


F/44
MANSFIELD,
Ohio
Hi, I just started WW again in January. I am like so many others, I have been on countless "diets" and they work, for a little while! Today is my weigh in and I hurt my back 2 weeks ago so I havent done as well on my program as I could have been I will just keep trying and one day I will make it to my goal!
~Crystal~


F/34
SALINA,
Kansas
Hi everyone! My name is Crystal and I live in Kansas. I am almost 34 years old and have about 70 pounds to lose. I started WW in April, 2007, and lost about 20 pounds and then fell off the wagon and gained about 10 of those pounds back. I restarted on Jan 2nd and feel great! I have lost 15 pounds since restarting and am hoping to lose another 25 by my birthday in April. It's great to have WW on myspace!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Nina wrote:
Hi, I just started WW again in January. I am like so many others, I have been on countless "diets" and they work, for a little while! Today is my weigh in and I hurt my back 2 weeks ago so I havent done as well on my program as I could have been I will just keep trying and one day I will make it to my goal!

Yup - it's just a choice to live/eat healthier each morning!
~MARCIE~


F/33
HOUMA,
LOUISIANA
hi my name is marcie i have been fluctuating with my weight for about 7 years now. not that i am really overweight but i am overweight i am 5 foot four and i currently weigh about 150 pounds(scared to really find out exactly). currently i am fighting a major depression with my weight amongst other things. so i walk about 2.5 sometimes three miles a day and light exercise. i am a mother of four children (3 boys and 1 girl) always on the go although i do still eat at home alot. try not to eat out to much cause of cost and fat. well thats about enough of my rambling. thank you marcie
Rosi


F/35
Hi my name is Rosi, I also have thyroid problems, mine are underactive and I feel like I have to work twice as hard to get rid of 1lb. Hang in there you can do it. I just joined two weeks ago. so i'm really new to all this, but i'm trying. Good luck...
Rosi


F/35
Congrats on making a decision for a healthier life. You can do it. I just recently joined WW, actually going on my 3rd week and i've already lost 8.5 lbs. the goal is to set tiny goals . my first goal was to lose 5lbs in 2 weeks and i losted 8 and now my second goal is to lose 15 by the end of the month.

It's hard, but you really have to give it your all no one can change your weight but you. My motivation is my son & husband i want to be around for them and my other motivation which i hate to say is my MIL she always has a point of pointing out how much weight i've gained or that i'm fat and next time she sees me she's going to be like wow you lost weight. so when i don't feel like working out or in the middle of a work out and i want to give up i hate to say it i think of her and it helps me to finish my workout and even push for 10 extra minutes and it helps to watch what i eat. okay maybe way to much info. but just know you are not alone and if you need anything you have a ton of support from people who won't judge you cause we are all in the same boat
marsha lynn


F/33
INEZ,
KENTUCKY
hi my name is marsha i am 33 mother of 2 boys i have thyroid diesae am having problems with my weight we just start a weight watchers group at our church and im excited about doing this with my friends and family i have a hard time staying motavated any tips put there if so please add me to your myspace or just message me thanks for any help .........
Mike


M/32
Lincoln,
Illinois
Hey there everyone. My name is Mike. I am a 9 week veteran of Weight Watchers, and have lost almost 35 lbs so far. I have been battling my weight all my life... well, except for the time that I was ignoring it, denying it, and accepting it. I have greatly enjoyed my WW experience so far, and am looking forward to making a lot of progress on the program, and maybe getting down to a weight I haven't seen since grade school... that's right, I said grade school!!
Linda Merkel-Meuer


F/41
SPARTA,
New Jersey
Im just wondering if ww is so great why is it that most of the comments i read are from people who are on their second time around with the program. Imean isnt it suppose to teach you lifetime skills?
Michele


F/29
University Place,
Washington
Hello Everyone! I'm Michele and I just joined WW 3 1/2 weeks ago. I love it!! I've never tried to lose weight before... which I know is strange because I am a big girl. But I was always really comfortable being overweight. I have a thyroid problem which has always been my excuse for my weight. But not anymore. I love WW. I lost 5lbs my first week, 4 my second week... but gained 1lb my 3rd week (bad eating my fault) but WW is amazing. I never thought getting healthy could be so easy! YAY!
Beth


F/25
Cedar Rapids,
Iowa
Hello I just started ww and so far so good. I have a lot to learn. I Have seen ww work for lots of people and I am done being "big"! Thanks to all of you for your insparation!
Keep it up!
Beth
e&KeR-bUge&


F/23
PHILADELPHIA,
Pennsylvania
My name is Kerin Books, i am 23 years old and live in Philadelphia. this is my 2nd time on weight watchers. i did it last year, but this year i will be a success story!!!
i am down 12.6lbs in 5 weeks and i need 2.4lbs to get my 10%, i hope i will get it this week. =)
Diana


F/29
Wayne,
Pennsylvania
I first tried WW back in 2002 and I lost 33 lbs over a year period. However, changing jobs 3 times, grad school and starting a new relationship I have gained all of the 33 lbs back over the past 5 years. I decided that I need to lose the weight for myself and my health. I re-joined WW a few weeks ago and hoping I can be succesful again & keep in off this time.
Kimberly


F/38
La La Land,
New York
YAY! I am sooo excited I found this page! I recently lost 35 lbs....I'd like to lose 30 more. I've been a WW member on and off for years. I quit smoking 6 days ago and I am scared to death to put those 35 lbs back on. My thoughts are with all of you!

~Kimberly
THAT'S BRANDI WITH AN "I"


F/35
,
TENNESSEE
Hi I am Brandi from Tennessee. I joined weight watchers the first of January and have lost 7.4 lbs to date. My best friend and I joined together, it's a great support. We both love weight watchers!! We joined after a few of our friends had such a great success with weight watchers.
candi


F/27
owasso,
Oklahoma
Hi I am Candice and have been a Weight Watcher since last July and have lost 31.6 lbs and still losing!! I have 2 kids and before i started WW i weighed more than I had ever weighed and just got a point where I couldn't stand my weight any longer and did something about it. I am so happy with this life<myspace> style </myspace> because I STILL GET TO EAT!! and I can eat chocolate, ice cream and i could go on! For those interested it is sucha great way to lose weight, its healthy and yes its graadual but that is why its healthy. Once I first started I gained .2 one week and I automatically thought 'I have to stop eating' WRONG answer, I needed to be eating the amount of points given to me a week!! Thats tough, but it works! I am not a WW rep, but if you have questions about the program I would be happy to give help you with what I have learned. This program is doable other diets leave you hungry and malnutrioned (is that a word?). This is healthy with the option of having the bad stuff (ice cream, candy, chocolate chips, fried stuff) every once and a while! Good luck to those losing and even maintaining!
e&Arleenee&


F/23
SoMeWhErE iN tHe BiG L.A/MeXiCaLi BiTcHeS!,
California
Hi! this is the second time I go back! It worked the first time but life circumstances got me a little off track, however, I am confident that I will get back on track with the motivation and support I receive at the WW meetings! I am looking forward to the journey, cause I know its always rewarding with WW!
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Linda Meuer wrote:
Im just wondering if ww is so great why is it that most of the comments i read are from people who are on their second time around with the program. Imean isnt it suppose to teach you lifetime skills?


Living healthy is a daily choice and not everyone practices what was learned... instead of trying to start over by themselves they come back to WW for the motivation & accountability -faintstarlite
Miss. Stefanie


F/22
Los Angeles,
California
I'm Stefanie, 22. This is my Second attempt at losing weight. SO far I have lost almost 45 pounds! I'm really into this way of living. I cant eat whatever I please but in portions.
She's Not a Baby Anymore!!!


F/28
McChord AFB,
Washington
Hi everyone. I'm Tara (28), married to my HS sweetheart and have three beautiful daughters ages 5, 3, and 21 months. This is my 3rd or 4th (can't remember exactly) time on WW. The first time I lost about 30 lbs. but became PG w/ DD 3. This time, I WILL reach my goal and I WILL keep it off. I just hit my 1st 10% and am now working on my next 10%. I have about 70 lbs total to lose to reach my personal goal. Thanks for having this on here.
Sweetienwy


F/34
POWELL,
WYOMING
Hi all... I joined Weight Watchers for the first time over a year ago. I start back tomorrow. I am 315 pounds and this is the most I have ever weighed. I am tired of being unhealthy and a horrible role model to my daughter. This time I will make it happen. I want to lose 170 lbs, wow that is a lot if you look at it that way... But I promise to take it one day/one pound at a time. Ayone who wants a buddy can message me anytime... We can all use th support!
jen


F/32
OKLAHOMA CITY,
OKLAHOMA
I joined WW back in October 2007 and have lost 60 pounds in just over 4 1/2 months. I have learned that it is a daily necessity to get in all the healthy stuff, and if you have any calories left then you can have a treat. This is truely a great way to eat for life. I am in it for the long haul : )
Stephanie


F/30
Topeka,
Kansas
Hi I'm a single mother of 3, I've been on WW twice and the first time I didn't do too well but the 2nd time (Aug 06-Mar 07) I lost 45 lbs, felt great, then gave myself a 2 week break that seems to have lasted a year now and I've gained most of it back. Still debating joining again since I'm changing jobs at the moment and alot of other things are going on too, I'll eventually do it though I know. I am in a friends wedding in Aug and definately want to look good for it so I have 6 mos to lose at least 40 lbs, I can do it!!
~ Steph ~


F/29
Salem,
Oregon
I just wanted to introduce myself and share my story with you! My name is Stephanie Bennett I joined Weight Watchers in January 2005 and weighed 330 pounds. Today I still attend meetings every week and weigh 150 pounds! I reached my lifetime with Weight Watchers in August 2007 and have had so many exciting experiences since then. In January 2008 my story was featured in People Magazine which was so much fun!

Well anyway like I said I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know a little about me. I am including the speech I wrote for my Weight Watchers group the day I reached lifetime. I think it pretty much tells it all!

~Steph

My lifetime Speech:

It has been 2 ½ years but that feeling is still so vivid, imprinted in my mind forever. I am the fat girl; you know the one that always has a smile on her face and a cupcake in her hand, the one who is not really hungry, and is defiantly not happy. If you only knew how it felt to be me. I am the funny one, the one who makes all the jokes, the life of the party. If you only knew what I was actually doing was protecting myself. If you are laughing with me how can you be laughing at me? Yes, most of my jokes are at my own expense and the ones who know me tell me to stop! They can see the pain in my eyes. At night in the protection of my own home I eat. I'm not hungry, I am just hurting. Then I lay in my bed as the tears stream down my cheeks I promise myself tomorrow I will start. I dream of how wonderful it will be! Oh, no! Not again! Like so many times before tomorrow has come and gone. Okay! I'll start Monday! I'm prepared this time. Sunday evening I sit down and eat the  last supper,  and the  last dessert,  and the M & M's, and the 3 musketeers, and all of the good food that I will never be able to eat again. I go to bed feeling a little sick, and 20 pounds heavier, but tomorrow is Monday the first day of the rest of my life. By Monday afternoon I am grumpy, and tired, and oh so hungry. And I think to myself maybe this wasn't the best week to start. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, the Survivor finale on Thursday, and Jane's baby shower on Saturday. What was I thinking? When things slow down in my life I'll start. You know, after Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and Valentines Day, and my birthday, and Labor Day. I'll start then but right now I deserve an extra big lunch because I have been dieting all morning and the three grapes I had for breakfast just didn't stay with me for some reason!

Oh! Excuse Me! I need to take this call&

Hello! How are you? Congratulations! I am so happy for you. When is the wedding? Really! Me? I would love to! Okay, we'll talk soon. Goodbye!

Oh no a bridesmaid! But look at me, they'll never find a dress to fit me. I'm sure there's someone else they can choose someone, well more appropriate. But they say don't be silly we want you. Dress fittings how embarrassing, just smile and get through it. What??? Did she say she would have to order a few extra yards of materiel to make my dress fit? Hold back the tears Stephanie don't show how painful this is for you. Look at the bright side you have 3 months until the wedding. If you quit eating now, by the wedding you should be thin. You can do this girl!

With no weight lost and a few pounds gained I walk down the aisle trying to hide behind the bouquet. I feel like apologizing, to the poor boy that has to escort the fat bridesmaid. Me! The weddings are over and all is okay until I realize the photos taken can never be changed. I've ruined your wedding photos, oh, why did you choose me? The photos would have been perfect if they didn't include fat me! I know you say it doesn't matter and that you love me for me!

I wish so much that I could love me for me. But I can't you see because when I look in the mirror disgust is what I see! My little girl approaches me and says  mommy do I look fat in these? What kind of example am I? How can I learn to be? I want my girls to love themselves no matter what they see.
Another bite, another night wondering what tomorrow might bring. Today is a new day, it feels different you see. For starters it's not Monday it's Saturday something new for me! I'm not alone this time I brought two people who love me and want to lose weight with me. Thank you God for blessing me with my mom and Cindy!

 Welcome to Weight Watchers she says as sweet as can be.  My name is Kristen, don't be afraid, come and weigh with me. Weigh, Right now? Oh how can this be? I'm scared! I'm nervous! Wait! Maybe I should go pee!  It's okay she says, I'm glad you're here. I'll be your leader and teach you throughout the year. I get on the scale but am to ashamed to look, she says  you can step down now and hands me back my book. I sit in my chair and take a little peek; oh how I hope that no one else can see! Oh my, are you kidding me how in the world did I reach 330? As I sit and wonder to myself how accurate their scales could be. I hear Kristen say  its time to start the meeting, celebrate with me! Huh? Celebrate like with cake and balloons? No sweetheart we celebrate with bravos for good news, we celebrate weight lost, and for saying  no to that donut break at two. Oh! I see! This will take some getting used to! As I sat and listened to the people share, I couldn't help but think to myself. I am so glad we came here! Then it happens I hear those words.  I've lost 100 pounds; yep it took about a year. I don't know who he is! I don't even know his name, but I want to be just like him. I am ready to change! On the car ride home we felt so much hope. We were all so inspired and ready to go! I said ladies this is it, I know what I want, and my weight watchers goal is:  I want to be  HOT ! We all have our reasons as different as they may be but most important with us, we have the power of three.

I get home and am on cloud nine. I say,  honey gets the kids, let's go shopping, I'm serious this time!  Okay Pooh! He says to me  tell me how I can support you, and be the best husband I can be?  Do it with me ,  let's eat healthfully ,  Oh yah, and baby, can you please cook for me?  Whatever you want me to do, I will do! Just please don't ask me to go to the Weight Watchers group!  It's fine with me if you support me from home but someday sweetie I hope I can encourage someone I don't know!

One week gone and it wasn't so bad. Oh yah! I can defiantly live with this plan. I'm not hungry at all, and can't wait to be weighed. I feel great about the choices I've made. I get on the scale and listen as she says,  great job this week Stephanie, keep moving ahead. Wow! I did it 6 pounds gone. I can't believe it. Why did I wait so long? Week after week as the numbers go down I feel so encouraged by this new life I've found! People are saying Hey, Steph you look great.  Did you change your hair? and I reply  nope I've lost some weight! 60, 70, 80 pounds gone, when I look back this really didn't take that long.

For the past few weeks the scale hasn't moved. Oh no! What's happening? Why can't I lose? I've lost 150 pounds so far, so close to my goal but it still seems so far. I'm letting it slip little by little. I mean come on; do I have to count the jelly in the middle? My workouts are far and few between, and the holidays are approaching with all sorts of bad for you things. I'll let myself have all the things that I want after all I deserve it I've come this far. I've been to the meeting and I know what they say and really tell me how important is it that I weigh? No meetings, no counting, no exercise. Ewe! Why aren't my pants fitting? What did I do? I'll lose the weight before I go back. I don't want Kristen to know just how much I've snacked. Wait a second that makes no sense at all. I started gaining my weight the minute I with drawled. Just go back, its okay! Just go back, go back and stay! So, I went back and Kristen said,  Stephanie it's great to see you again. I cried as I admitted all that I'd done 30 pounds up, this was no fun!

It's different now than before the scale moves slower and I want it to move more! What is wrong is the magic gone? I need this! I must figure out what's going on. Maybe it's me, could it be? Am I really counting my points honestly? I need a change, something new, but I don't want to leave my great Weight Watchers group! I'll try core and see if it works. I'll try core what could it hurt? It's working, it's working the scales are going down. Its working, have I mentioned I love the Weight Watchers plan?

Closer to goal it's not far away. I can see it, and I'm feeling great. People are telling me  Steph, you look Hot words that this fat girl thought she would hear not. My sister smiles as she looks at me.  I'm so proud of you skinny mini . Coming from her it means so much, she is so thin and me not so much! Skinny, Thin, Hot three words never associated with me. Skinny, Thin, Hot the girl I always wanted to be.

It's so hard for me to believe this day is here. The day I've dreamed of for so many years. 180 pounds lighter, it has nothing to do with me. I owe it all to God, Weight Watchers, and the support of my incredible, wonderful family!
dawn


F/35
Mission Viejo,
California
Susan,
Try Wal-Marts version of Crystal Light. It's great and a lot cheaper. Also, if you're missing soda try the flavored waters from Wal-Mart. They are pretty cheap and the orange and strawberry taste so much like soda. Hope that helps a bit!
paula


F/33
BATESVILLE,
Arkansas
hi my name is Paula. this is the second time soing weight watchers. the first time i never stuck to it like i should have but i lost very slowly. I quit smoking 6 months ago, i got sick and had surgery three months ago. I physically need to change my ways. In the mean time I packed on all 30 lbs I had lost over a year. Now I'm bigger than I've ever been and not enough energy. I don't mean to whine I just want you to know that I do understand the struggle everyday. I hope to find some friends that I can help stay on track with. Feel free to sent a message. Good Luck to all.
Kim


F/41
IONIA,
MICHIGAN
hello all, my name is Kim and I am way ready to start losing.........
Da Draak


M/22
GRAND PRAIRIE,
Texas
Hello. Im in weight watchers doing my second session. first time for the whole thing got into it at work so it's nice. have a nice day :)
Joanne


F/41
Coram,
New York
Hi My name is Joanne and I am new to this whole thing. I have issues with my pancreas and cannot seem to lose weight no matter what I do. So I am trying this.
~LIL SHAUTY~


F/29
APPLETON,
Wisconsin
Hello my name is Shaunna and I have been on WW on and off for a couple years now. I am need of some motivation because its seems that I just can't lose! I would like to lose 10-15 pounds to be at my goal weight. I just can't seem to lose! I am trying to exercise 3 times a week and really trying to lose my middle that was gone at one time but has seemed to work its way back. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks.
Terri


F/32
Nashville,
Tennessee
Instant Message
Hello all! I am 31 year old mother of two. I just started back to school. I am interested in joining WW. My mom joined has has lost 14 lbs. I guess what concerns me is the cost. I plan on going to a locations and getting all that information so I can make this decision. I really want to loose about 150lbs. and I want to be able to run and be active with my kids. Hopefully, the next time I post a comment it will be stating that I have joined.
Aaron


M/25
,
Arkansas
My name is Aaron Smeltzer and I am 25 years old. This is my first time with Weight Watchers, going on a week now. My wife is doing WW as well so she helps me with the support and I help her with the support.
TerryBerry


F/37
JAMESTOWN,
New York
Hi, my name is Terry and I have 2 darling teen agers. I joined WW last night and have no idea if I want to the core or the points system. I joined because I need some life changes and my health is my biggest concern. So naturally I need to lose some weight. I went right home after the meeting and was reading all the info. And came across a 10% thing... Yikes. This means 18 pounds!! That sounds like a lot right now and I know in time it will come off. I just don't know very many people around town here and I spend time on the computer so, if I could ask for some support from you guys that would be great. Thanks. And good luck to everyone who has met thier goals or are newbies like me!! (-:
Mrs Fultone&


F/21
My e&'s in Iraq,
North Carolina
My name is Becky. I have been doing weight watchers since 1/24/08. I am going on week 4 right now and have lost 7.5lbs! My goal is to lose about 43-50 more! My husband deploys in 6.5 weeks and i hope to lose another 12-17lbs before that and the last 25-30 while he is gone!

Hope to meet some more ladies!
Rita


F/49
EVANSVILLE,
Indiana
Hey :) to all of my Myspace Weight Watcher friends!! I joined WW in Oct. of 2003. My mother-in-law was going and I looked at her "getting started booklet". I knew that I could do what she was doing. So I went to my first meeting with her. I don't regret ever stepping into the WW door for the first time. I was determined. I was tired of looking at myself in the mirror and thinking I need to do something. I absolutely loved Liz (my meeting leader). She inspired me every time I went to a meeting. All of the other members were so suppportive. We celebrated "things" in our life first (i.e. joining an exercise group, lower blood pressure, the birth of a baby or grandbaby, the doctor taking you off of medicine because of your weight lose) then we celebrated our weight lose. I began to write down everything I ate and drank (I used the points system), drank my water, started exercising more, and attended the weekly meetings. By Nov. of 2004 I had lost 64.6 lbs., went from a <myspace> size </myspace> 18 to a <myspace> size </myspace> 10, and started getting real nice compliments about how good I looked. I was proud of what I had accomplished. Over 4 years later I still wear a 10 but, I know that I need to stay on track so that I keep it off for the rest of my life. WW is a life change, no doubt about it! With determination anyone can win! Go for it! What have you got to lose??
penny


F/40
CAIRO,
Georgia
HI! MY NAME IS PENNY AND I HAVE NOT JOINED WW BUT I PLAN TO. MY SISTER JOINED AND HAS ALMOST LOST 20 LBS IN 6 WEEKS. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING WITH HER PLAN WITH RESULTS. I HAVE PROBLEMS TRYING TO FIGURE POINTS. FOR INSTANCE IF I EAT OUT AT A LOCAL DELI AND GET A CHICKEN WRAP WITH FETA CHEESE AND RED PEPPERS WITH ITALIAN DRESSING (WHICH WAS MY LUNCH HAHA!) HOW DO YOU FIGURE THOSE POINTS? I KNOW EATING THE MEALS ARE EASY BECAUSE THE POINTS ARE LISTED ON THE BOX. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I CAN DO IT!
Jennifer


F/30
RUSSELLVILLE,
Kentucky
Hello. My name is Jennifer & I live in KY. I am a 30 year old mother of 1. My best friend & I just joined WW (again) on 2/18/08. Hopefully this time will do the trick. I am tired of being fat & uncomfortable. I do really good throughout the week, but the weekends are a different story. This time I am attending WW meetings & using WW online. Hopefully using both will help keep me motivated.
Lisa


F/47
,
New York
Susan!!

Congrats on taking the first steps and setting a realistic goal!! Slow and steady stays off longer that fast and furious!!
As for Water, Water, Water.....try those flavored 'pour in' your water bottle powders! I go to Walmarts and get a box of 20 for $2.00!! I usually only use 1/2 a packet in my water and it's just enough flavor!!

Good luck and I'll look for updates!!

You Go Girl!!!
Lisa
e& Amanda e&


F/32
Valley Springs,
California
My name is Amanda. I am a stay at home mother of 3. I was on WW years ago when they had the fat and fiber program. And was there when the points plan came about. I lost weight but do to money reasons, I had to stop. And I was doing good for awhile, maintaining my weight until I had fertility issues. I went on an emotional rollercoaster ride trying to get pregnant and gain a lot of weight. Once pregnant, I gained 60 pounds! Then three months after giving birth to my oldest daughter, I got pregnant again! After I had my son, I was able to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight, and stayed there, but I was still really over weight (100 lbs. over weight). My husband and I wanted one more child and during that pregnancy, I only gained 18 pounds and lost it the first week after she was born. After baby number 3, I went on depo and slowly started gaining weight. So last August, my mother and I both joined weight watchers. To date, she has lost 50 pounds and I've lost 27. I am currently stuck on a plateau but I keep going to my meetings and I'm sticking with my exercise hoping to break threw this phase. I'm starting to think about changing over to core for a while to see if that helps me. I love this program, it does work, but you have to stick to the program to make it work. I wish everyone the best of luck with their weight loss journey.
I am a Total Mess.


F/26
Warsaw,
Indiana
Hi, my name is Laurie. I'm 25, from Warsaw, IN and married. I saw my wedding pictures and wanted to die, so 5 months later I finally joined WW. And I'm so glad that I did. 16 months later, I'm 94 lbs. down with 25 more to go. It took me a while longer than it may have taken some others, but the journey is so worth it. If you can see my profile pic, the whale in the wedding dress is me. And now I'm smaller than my husband. Hallelujah for WW! They have literally saved my life.
apes


F/34
barrington,
Rhode Island
hey WW friends...back to WW again i am. it's been a tough, slow start this time, and i cant figure out why. i went to HI and got married in november and cried when i saw my pics. how sad eh? oh well. back on the wagon again for me. i did reach goal and gained it all back...yaay...insert sarcastic tone here. im in rhode island. if there's anyone around me, please send me a message. i wouldnt mind having a friend in the same boat as i am and wouldnt mind being a friend to someone who needs it too. up .2 this morning but that was after two weeks of missing meetings...so i take that as a small blessing. it could have been bad. best wishes, april
Arend


M/33
Muskegon,
Michigan
Hello everone my name is Arend and i live in muskegon michigan. I just what to say hi and see how everone is doing and how much everone is lost.. this is my 1st week and i have lost 5 pounds .. i hope that everone is doing fine and all.. hope to get to know more friends form here...
Shady Sadie


F/32
FAYETTEVILLE,
North Carolina
Hi all,
I'm Karla. I went to my first WW meeting about 2 years ago and in just 20 weeks I had lost 48 pounds. I made lifetime and was so proud of myself! Soon after that life got in the way of all that progress...My husband returned form a 13 month deployment to Iraq, my grandfather died and we bought a house and moved in... all within 2 months. Needless to say that threw me WAY off-track. I have continued to be concious of what I'm eating but my exercise level has never recovered. Once I couldn't get to gym everyday I sort of figured why go at all. I know, bad idea.

So here I am a few pounds heavier than I was when I started. Having gained all that hard burned weight back plus about 5 extra pounds. However, I am focusing on staying postive and working hard to burn off this fat. So far I am down 7 pounds. My exercise is slowly increasing as my endurance builds.... and I joined a Roller Derby team!

Stats: all-around-domestic diva, 2 kids, 2 dogs, proud Army wife
~LIL SHAUTY~


F/29
APPLETON,
Wisconsin
Instant Message
Hello my name is Shaunna and I have been on WW on and off for a couple years now. I am need of some motivation because its seems that I just can't lose! I would like to lose 10-15 pounds to be at my goal weight. I just can't seem to lose! I am trying to exercise 3 times a week and really trying to lose my middle that was gone at one time but has seemed to work its way back. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks.
Terri


F/32
Nashville,
Tennessee
Hello all! I am 31 year old mother of two. I just started back to school. I am interested in joining WW. My mom joined has has lost 14 lbs. I guess what concerns me is the cost. I plan on going to a locations and getting all that information so I can make this decision. I really want to loose about 150lbs. and I want to be able to run and be active with my kids. Hopefully, the next time I post a comment it will be stating that I have joined.
Aaron


M/25
,
Arkansas
My name is Aaron Smeltzer and I am 25 years old. This is my first time with Weight Watchers, going on a week now. My wife is doing WW as well so she helps me with the support and I help her with the support.
TerryBerry


F/37
JAMESTOWN,
New York
Instant Message
Hi, my name is Terry and I have 2 darling teen agers. I joined WW last night and have no idea if I want to the core or the points system. I joined because I need some life changes and my health is my biggest concern. So naturally I need to lose some weight. I went right home after the meeting and was reading all the info. And came across a 10% thing... Yikes. This means 18 pounds!! That sounds like a lot right now and I know in time it will come off. I just don't know very many people around town here and I spend time on the computer so, if I could ask for some support from you guys that would be great. Thanks. And good luck to everyone who has met thier goals or are newbies like me!! (-:
Mrs Fultone&


F/21
My e&'s in Iraq,
North Carolina
My name is Becky. I have been doing weight watchers since 1/24/08. I am going on week 4 right now and have lost 7.5lbs! My goal is to lose about 43-50 more! My husband deploys in 6.5 weeks and i hope to lose another 12-17lbs before that and the last 25-30 while he is gone!

Hope to meet some more ladies!
Rita


F/49
EVANSVILLE,
Indiana
Hey :) to all of my Myspace Weight Watcher friends!! I joined WW in Oct. of 2003. My mother-in-law was going and I looked at her "getting started booklet". I knew that I could do what she was doing. So I went to my first meeting with her. I don't regret ever stepping into the WW door for the first time. I was determined. I was tired of looking at myself in the mirror and thinking I need to do something. I absolutely loved Liz (my meeting leader). She inspired me every time I went to a meeting. All of the other members were so suppportive. We celebrated "things" in our life first (i.e. joining an exercise group, lower blood pressure, the birth of a baby or grandbaby, the doctor taking you off of medicine because of your weight lose) then we celebrated our weight lose. I began to write down everything I ate and drank (I used the points system), drank my water, started exercising more, and attended the weekly meetings. By Nov. of 2004 I had lost 64.6 lbs., went from a <myspace> size </myspace> 18 to a <myspace> size </myspace> 10, and started getting real nice compliments about how good I looked. I was proud of what I had accomplished. Over 4 years later I still wear a 10 but, I know that I need to stay on track so that I keep it off for the rest of my life. WW is a life change, no doubt about it! With determination anyone can win! Go for it! What have you got to lose??
penny


F/40
CAIRO,
Georgia
HI! MY NAME IS PENNY AND I HAVE NOT JOINED WW BUT I PLAN TO. MY SISTER JOINED AND HAS ALMOST LOST 20 LBS IN 6 WEEKS. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING WITH HER PLAN WITH RESULTS. I HAVE PROBLEMS TRYING TO FIGURE POINTS. FOR INSTANCE IF I EAT OUT AT A LOCAL DELI AND GET A CHICKEN WRAP WITH FETA CHEESE AND RED PEPPERS WITH ITALIAN DRESSING (WHICH WAS MY LUNCH HAHA!) HOW DO YOU FIGURE THOSE POINTS? I KNOW EATING THE MEALS ARE EASY BECAUSE THE POINTS ARE LISTED ON THE BOX. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I CAN DO IT!
Jennifer


F/30
RUSSELLVILLE,
Kentucky
Hello. My name is Jennifer & I live in KY. I am a 30 year old mother of 1. My best friend & I just joined WW (again) on 2/18/08. Hopefully this time will do the trick. I am tired of being fat & uncomfortable. I do really good throughout the week, but the weekends are a different story. This time I am attending WW meetings & using WW online. Hopefully using both will help keep me motivated.
Lisa


F/47
,
New York
Susan!!

Congrats on taking the first steps and setting a realistic goal!! Slow and steady stays off longer that fast and furious!!
As for Water, Water, Water.....try those flavored 'pour in' your water bottle powders! I go to Walmarts and get a box of 20 for $2.00!! I usually only use 1/2 a packet in my water and it's just enough flavor!!

Good luck and I'll look for updates!!

You Go Girl!!!
Lisa
e& Amanda e&


F/32
Valley Springs,
California
My name is Amanda. I am a stay at home mother of 3. I was on WW years ago when they had the fat and fiber program. And was there when the points plan came about. I lost weight but do to money reasons, I had to stop. And I was doing good for awhile, maintaining my weight until I had fertility issues. I went on an emotional rollercoaster ride trying to get pregnant and gain a lot of weight. Once pregnant, I gained 60 pounds! Then three months after giving birth to my oldest daughter, I got pregnant again! After I had my son, I was able to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight, and stayed there, but I was still really over weight (100 lbs. over weight). My husband and I wanted one more child and during that pregnancy, I only gained 18 pounds and lost it the first week after she was born. After baby number 3, I went on depo and slowly started gaining weight. So last August, my mother and I both joined weight watchers. To date, she has lost 50 pounds and I've lost 27. I am currently stuck on a plateau but I keep going to my meetings and I'm sticking with my exercise hoping to break threw this phase. I'm starting to think about changing over to core for a while to see if that helps me. I love this program, it does work, but you have to stick to the program to make it work. I wish everyone the best of luck with their weight loss journey.
I am a Total Mess.


F/26
Warsaw,
Indiana
Hi, my name is Laurie. I'm 25, from Warsaw, IN and married. I saw my wedding pictures and wanted to die, so 5 months later I finally joined WW. And I'm so glad that I did. 16 months later, I'm 94 lbs. down with 25 more to go. It took me a while longer than it may have taken some others, but the journey is so worth it. If you can see my profile pic, the whale in the wedding dress is me. And now I'm smaller than my husband. Hallelujah for WW! They have literally saved my life.
apes


F/34
barrington,
Rhode Island
hey WW friends...back to WW again i am. it's been a tough, slow start this time, and i cant figure out why. i went to HI and got married in november and cried when i saw my pics. how sad eh? oh well. back on the wagon again for me. i did reach goal and gained it all back...yaay...insert sarcastic tone here. im in rhode island. if there's anyone around me, please send me a message. i wouldnt mind having a friend in the same boat as i am and wouldnt mind being a friend to someone who needs it too. up .2 this morning but that was after two weeks of missing meetings...so i take that as a small blessing. it could have been bad. best wishes, april
Arend


M/33
Muskegon,
Michigan
Hello everone my name is Arend and i live in muskegon michigan. I just what to say hi and see how everone is doing and how much everone is lost.. this is my 1st week and i have lost 5 pounds .. i hope that everone is doing fine and all.. hope to get to know more friends form here...
Shady Sadie


F/32
FAYETTEVILLE,
North Carolina
Hi all,
I'm Karla. I went to my first WW meeting about 2 years ago and in just 20 weeks I had lost 48 pounds. I made lifetime and was so proud of myself! Soon after that life got in the way of all that progress...My husband returned form a 13 month deployment to Iraq, my grandfather died and we bought a house and moved in... all within 2 months. Needless to say that threw me WAY off-track. I have continued to be concious of what I'm eating but my exercise level has never recovered. Once I couldn't get to gym everyday I sort of figured why go at all. I know, bad idea.

So here I am a few pounds heavier than I was when I started. Having gained all that hard burned weight back plus about 5 extra pounds. However, I am focusing on staying postive and working hard to burn off this fat. So far I am down 7 pounds. My exercise is slowly increasing as my endurance builds.... and I joined a Roller Derby team!

Stats: all-around-domestic diva, 2 kids, 2 dogs, proud Army wife
Deb


F/36
KALAMAZOO,
Michigan
Hi! My name is Deb. I have an 11 year old daughter from a previous marriage. I have currently been married for 2 years. I have put on 47 lbs since my wedding and I am so miserable. I joined WW the week before Thanksgiving of 2007. I have been struggling ever since. My weight just keeps going up and down. I need some serious help getting back on track. It is nice to meet each and every one of you and I will you all the best of luck on your weight loss adventures.
Suzanne


F/24
Sanford,
Florida
WOW! I didnt think WW would join the myspace clan. lol! thats very cool though. First off, I've been with WW for 3 yrs. now. I've been "obese" since the age of 12. I was in the 250's. When I was 7 or so, I had siezures for about 3 yrs. The medicine I took, made me gain weight. It was a side effect. I'd gain 10 lbs a month. I tryed all kinds of diets - low carb, low-fat, slim-fast(WHICH IS A RIP OFF) - LOL! anywho..I took many different diet pills. Some made me sick even. I decided to join ww because I wanted to be healthy. I was tired of not being heathlty and being tired and depressed all the time. WW has helped me out in so many levels that I can't even describe yall. Its amazing. I've gone through alotta up's and down's, but thats part of my journey and I'm not giving up. I've gone this far and why give up now? ya know? If I'd given up 3 yrs. ago, I'd probably be in the hospital from a heart attack. The heaviest I'd been, was 556.6, which was the day I joined ww. Thats alot of weight to carry around. I'm tall though, but it wasnt easy. The first week I joined ww, I lost 6 lbs. When I saw that, I knew in my heart, that this program would work. When I joined ww, I was probably a 6x. I'm in btw. a 4-5x. Ive gone down from a <myspace> size </myspace> 14 in shows, to a <myspace> size </myspace> 11w. nice huh? Even my bra <myspace> size </myspace> has gone down alot. I'm so thankful to ww. I highly recommend ww to anyone who wants to lose weight and do it the healthy way. If I hear a comment like oh, ur on ww..that one diet I heard about, I ALWAYS correct them and say, "Nope, its not a diet, its a life <myspace> style </myspace> change". I'll see a look on there face and I just laugh inside. I have great family who love and support me. I have great friends that also love and support me. Its always great to have good support.

Suzanne
Erin :)


F/25
Maumee,
OHIO
Hey everyone! I was so excited to find WW on MySpace and I love the idea of being able to talk to other members right here. Well, first of all, my name's Erin and I've been doing WW since May 26, 2007. In that time, I have lost 68 pounds and I couldn't be happier! WW is the best thing I ever could have done for myself and I'm so glad I decided to join. I've been "heavy" pretty much my whole life and now, at age 24, I realized I didn't want to be like that anymore. I wanted and needed a change and WW has been that for me. I've been able to lose 68 pounds, but I've also gained a lot of self-confidence and I'm just all around happier. My mom is doing WW with me and she has lost about 27 pounds. It's been a fun adventure together and we're not stopping until we've both hit our goals!

I'm happy to be a part of the WW clan and I look forward to getting to know more of you soon! Good luck to you all!
Krystal :o)


F/23
GLEN ALLEN,
Virginia
First off this is great that WW is on myspace. My name is Krystal and I am 23 years old. I started WW about 6 weeks ago and I have lost 16.6 pounds. I am stoked and can't wait to reach my goal weight. I have been doing so great keeping on track of my food intake as well as getting my workout everyday. In Oct 2007 I started doing WW with just watching my food...the first week I lost about 3 1/2 pounds and that was without working out. Well that all failed b/c I wasn't working out and felt like I was doing nothing so I stop and gained more weight. So I am really excited about this again and have been sticking to it. Anyway it's great that WW is on myspace to keep me motivated a little bit more.
Bree


F/26
Knightdale,
North Carolina
Hi! I'm Aubrey and I just started WW again TODAY! I had done WW in August '07 for a few weeks and was doing pretty well but then things happened (my sister came to visit, etc, birthday, thanksgiving, christmas, blah blah blah) - all excuses, I know. I've since put on 2 lbs since originally starting (meaning gaining the lost weight back plus 2 lbs) and can no longer stand it. So I'm back to counting points and watching what I eat. I even exercised this morning! My goal is to lose at least 10lbs by Memorial Day since I'm going home for my little sister's graduation. My overall goal is 20lbs. So good luck to us all! We can do it!
Sanya


F/31
McMinnville,
Oregon
Hi I am Sanya, This is my second time at WW. The first time I had only 4 pounds to go until my goal. We were having a hard time $$$ I had just lost my job and thought I could loose the weight by myself. WRONG I gain over 4 pounds in a couple of months. I started again in January, Having a hard time getting back into it. The weight just doesn't want to seem to go away, I have lost about 2 pounds. My leader and doctor say its because I don't have much left to loose. I keep trying new foods and I exercise about 4 days a week. I am not giving up this time!!! I know I can do it.

If anyone is going thru the same things and if you have any advise I am listening!!!
ANGEL


F/32
STOCKTON,
California
HELLO MY NAME IS ANGEL AND I AM GOING ON MY 2ND WEEK ON WEIGHT WATCHERS....IM GLAD I JOINED AND I FEEL LIKE I CAN BREATHE AGAIN...LOOKING FORWARD TO CHANGING MY HABITS AS WELL AS MY LOOK WHICH IS THE BEST PART.
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP .I WILL NEVER GIVE IN


F/39
Hanover,
Pennsylvania
Hi my name is karen .I'M 39 Years old this is my 5th time i think going back on weight watchers but this time im going to do it and not give up like i have in the past .I have a slow thyroid i dident find that out untill lastyearand i have other medical problems .my younger sister is on weight watchers with me and it helps bcouse shes doing it with me we go to meetin gs together and its fun .my weight is coming off slow becouse of my thyroid and i hate it .
Missy Mo Mo


F/27
Chicago,
ILLINOIS
Hi there fellow ww members! I am so excited that this site was created on myspace. How cool! Anyhow, I enjoy watching the videos and reading about what everyone has to say. Thank you for your support, its great to see that we are all in this together, living a better, healthier life! :) I began ww three months ago and have lost 28.8 pounds so far. What is better than the weight loss, is gaining myself back. I've let myself go too far, and didn't even know that I had lost things most treasured to me when I was younger and healthier. But now, through ww, I'm reclaiming my life day-by-day, step-by-step. Thanks to all of you out there for your motivation and support. Together, we can get through this and live healthier and happier lives! :)
RESCUE ME!!!!!!!!!


F/45
NEW YORK,
NEW YORK
Hello:

I am starting today and I am happy about it....

How are you all doing.....
**Sam**


F/26
Greeley,
Colorado
hello im samantha...i just rejoined ww on saturday.....i have lost 98 pounds and would like to lose 35 more....
Twilight Princess Roxie e&


F/20
Hello my name is roxanne, i am 20 and i am from the UK.

The reason i have started weight watchers is because i have realised that it is time for me to take action... as i have spent approx 3 yrs over weight now, which means for me that i have no been entirely happy with myself for 3yrs... which is not very good for my body in general or my sself asteem.

I am keeping a blog on my myspace site and i would love to hear from other WW members with any little tips or just to say hello... please add these to my blog comments.... i have only started my blog today but will update it every thursday to update on my goings on

my goal for now is to get a 10% keyring... so i am going to work hard to gain that.

Thankyou for reading this
Roxie xxxx
Twilight Princess Roxie e&


F/20
I understand wot u mean... there always seems to be a season or holiday or birthday trying to knock us off course, but as long as we get back on track we will be ok ... keep goin honey
roxie x
e&amie&


F/33
PORT CHARLOTTE,
Florida
hi my name is ami i live in florida i've tried ww b-4 but never had anyone to talk to and bounce ideas off if you'd like we can do this together let me know thanks need lots of help in florida!!
lOsInG wEiGhT & fEeLiNg GrEaT!!


F/26
,
Texas
Instant Message
Hi, I am starting weight watcher's for the third time I believe....lol! The important thing is I Am back & determined to lose this weight for good this time...with all of your help & support I believe we all can do it...just believe in yourself & stay away from criticism!!!
Pam


F/53
,
Michigan
Hi all,
I'm a long time W.W. member who just seems to not be able to maintain the loss when I do get to goal. So I'm back at it. The best thing about W.W. is that it is always there. No judgements about the weight at all. I mean they don't care that I've gained it back - they just welcome me back to the meeting.
Erin


F/31
Athens,
Georgia
Hey I am Erin...a 30-year-old woman w/ a hubby and two amazing children.
This is my first time doing the Weight Watchers thing...and it's the only thing I've seen substantial results from. I've tried just about everything else out there.

I am in this for the long haul!

I blog about my experience on my page. If you want to friend me..go for it. I keep them 'friends only' generally, because I have to be safe for my kiddies.
*~MZ*DEE*DEE~*


F/24
Bad Ass O.C.-Dee Dee Land,
California
HI IM DIANA ( DEE DEE)
I HAVE BEEN IN WW SINCE FEBRUARY 2007.. SINCE THEN I HAVE LOST SOME WEIGHT.. I WENT FROM 143LBS TO 127 LBS IN JUNE.. I HAVE SINCE GAINED 3-4 LBS BUT I KEEP GOING. I KNOW THAT WW WORKS AND I AM AIMING FOR A LOSS OF 15 LBS!! I AM VERY EXCITED AND EVEN THOUGH SOMETIMES I GO OVER MY POINTS I GET RIGHT BACK ON TRACK!
Valerie


F/30
GAS CITY,
Indiana
Hi my name is valerie, and im on my 2 week of ww...its goning good so far ...its nice to know that there is other women goning through the same thing
Casey


F/30
Lake Placid,
New York
I am a lifetime member, and so far I have kept the 53 lbs I lost off for over a year now. I joined WW when after my mom was having success with the program. She has lost 50 lbs as well, and is now a lifetime member. Despite being 1200 miles apart, we shared our ups and downs over the phone.
If you stick to the program, it works!!! I was losing weight after I had knee surgery even though the only exercise I was getting was physical therapy!
Good luck to everyone! You can do it!
Serenity


F/29
ELMWOOD PARK,
Illinois
I have read numerous comments and I am not a mother or married, I just have some issues thats been lingering on with my weight.
I am 29 years old and have struggled with my weight continuously over the years. I believe that I have joined weight watchers at least 5 times and have not had the time to follow through.
I am so very elated though to find out that Weight Watchers has a my space page. Like that is so awesome..... Like it so rocks!!!! I am often on myspace like everyday and I am so glad to see that I have a weightwatchers myspace family I can talk too.
I havent been to a weight watchers meeting in about 6 weeks or so. I have plans on going tomorrow morning when I get up. I will let you all know how everything goes and hopefully this will be a start of a brand new me!!!!
N E L A


F/29
Houston,
Texas
HOUSTON:
Necesito una amiga con quien hacer ejersicio y hacer el plan de weight watchers. Y si eres soletera quizas vamos a bailar. Quien quiera bailer salsa?
Holla back and lemme know if that sounds good to u.

daniela
houston, tx
PATTY


F/43
Tyrone,
Pennsylvania
HI, I'm Patty, this is about my 4th time on WW, not becuase it doesn't work but because i never seem to stick with it, I'm an online member.
I started walking in April 2007 by mid May i was up to an hour a day, then i decided to join WW online again, I'm happy to report that i was down from 195 to 150 at Christmas this year, 45's off, but i've been in a winter slump, I dont' get out to walk everyday due to the weather and being inside more during the winter isn't helping either, but i keep trying, i've gained about 5 back but this week i want to jump start myself again, log into online and do my walking everyday, the weather is to be warmer. I have to say this is the best i've ever done and i feel better too, lots more energy.
Snap, Crackle, Pop Rice Plumlee's


F/27
Atlanta, Dunwoody,
Georgia
Well I am Melissa (www.myspace.com/melissa_sufi) I have been on ww since september 07. I have lost 40 lbs and I have 25 or so till my goal. I am so pumped and I never want to lose this feeling. Please feel free to friend request me. I also have an email group that I met on the ww message boards. They are great women and a great support. Please feel free to join us in this great journey!

Melissa
Lena


F/35
,
Florida
Hi My name is Lena. I'm thirty five years old living in Central Fl. I've done Weight Watchers before with great results. I got married last summer and have officially gained my 1st Year Marriage 15! I'm finally buckling down and doing the Flexpoints program. Looking forward to it.
Ginger


F/38
Oak Ridge,
Tennessee
I'm Ginger and I joined WW's about 3 weeks ago... I've lost exactly 9 pounds... Go, Me! :) I've had a stomach virus in the past week and now that I'm over it, I've REALLY blown it this weekend. Tomorrow's Monday and a new day and I'm back at it! Wish me luck!
Wendi


F/32
TUTOR KEY,
Kentucky
Hi All,
I joined WW's for the first time 9 yrs ago, I lost 37 lbs and maintained that weight loss for over a year before falling into old habits. Ive been back on the WW's program for 3 weeks and have lost 6lbs, my goal is 35 more.
Im happily married and have a beautiful 10 yr old son...I really want to set an example of how my child should treat his body...I'd never considered the fact he might follow in my footsteps where his health is concerned. Ive always struggled with my weight, Ive said often that food is my addiction. Unfortunately it is also the most difficult to overcome in my opinion. With most other habits, be it smoking or drinking you have the option of putting yourself in a position of whether you might give in to it...we have to face food everyday!...Im determined to get fit and become as healthy as possible this time...I am thankful I found this profile. I hope to gain a network of support here, being that it is hard for me to attend meetings at the time they are offered in my area...Good Luck and God Bless

Wendi
Tutor Key, KY
Kelby


F/29
,
Ohio
Hello Everyone-
My name is Kelly and I'm 29 years old. I started WW last spring for medical reasons. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, crazy insulin and glucose levels. I was only on the program for about 3 months. Then, summer came and we found out that my 35 year old sister-in-law had breast cancer and wouldn't make it to the new year. We lost her in December, and I've had an extremely difficult time getting over it.
So, me being the emotional eater that I am, I've gained back those 20lbs. Thankfully nothing more than that, so far. I am trying SOOOO hard to get back on the program, but I need a kick in the butt! My nephew is graduating from boot camp April 18th, and my cousin is getting married May 24th, so my goal is...sundress worthy body by then! So, here I am!
valerie


F/26
El Paso,
Texas
My name is Valerie and I have struggled with WW over the last year with some major changes in my life. However, I have lost 40 lbs on WW before and I am determined to do it again and then some! I am married, with no children yet but anxiously await for them. I would like to get to a healthy weight so that I will not be at risk for serious health problems when I am pregnant. I work part-time as Children's director and my husband a youth minister. My hope is that I can also get my husband into some better eating habits. His typical food, Ramin- his fav meal! Mine, southern chicken fried steak...Since WW we have found some alternitives for some of our prized foods, and my husband is starting to explore some veggies! Live on, Live Strong, Live Life.. Weight Watchers Style!
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
bump
~Brans~


F/28
EL PASO,
Illinois
I am 28 yrs old and I am tired of having no energy and being overweight.. so this is my 3 time joining weight watchers. I hope as they say 3rd time is a charm. Over the last year I have had some major health problems and the medicine they game me I gained 65 lbs. So Jan 1st after my last round of chemo I decided that this was it a new year a new me. Since I started in Jan I have lost 10.5 lbs but overall since my highest weight I have lost 21.5 lbs. I am finally starting to feel better about myself and realize that I CAN DO THIS. I have very supportive friends and family and I hope by reading some of the stories on here.. I can to be a success. Feel free to talk to me. I love to listen and I hope everyone has a good week
Terry


F/34
EUGENE,
Oregon
I'm so excited to find this profile. My name is Terry and I live in Oregon with my husband and two boys (3 and 9 mths). After I had my first son, I lost 40 pounds. I was 20 pounds away from my goal! Then I got pregnant, I guess I got sexy. Hehehe! I gained my 40 back and now I have 30 or so to lose. I know I can do it, cause I've done it before, but I'm having a hard time this time around. So, I hope to become friends with a lot of you and celebrate our losses together!
mærfa


F/55
,
Kansas
hey!

I'm in my 8th week at WW, yay!....have lost 12.8 pounds....my greatest challenge is to get up away from my computer and move my body!!!!....i've started WATP with Leslie Sansone for starts and i enjoy doing that; just that i find myself "Thinking" about it more than "Doing" it and then 'poof' the day is gone....i've added friends to my list who are succeeding and who have succeeded in reaching their goals for healthier living and fitness for support because i made up my mind to DO IT this time....i am getting off of here now to go walk a mile with leslie....so glad to be here and hope you message me and or add me as a friend; you may have the one thing that i need to hear for any particular moment in time; as the saying goes, 'when the student is ready, the teacher appears'...i am ready!
Have a great day all!
~Arica~


F/26
Middle of NO WHERE!! ,
OHIO
Hi all! I'm Arica, I'm 26 and I'm a mother of two wonderful boys 11 and 4. I am working part time and in nursing school full time. So, like a lot of you I have a hectic schedule. I am going to my first WW meeting on Saturday! I am pumped! I have been on the program two times before and had great sucess. So, now the third times a charm. I think I just never got the concept before of WW being a life<myspace> style </myspace> change and not a "diet". This time....LOOK OUT! I am determined to get healthy and start my new healthy LIFE<myspace> style </myspace>!! It's so nice meeting all of you and reading your comments!
ANNA


F/38
Hi! I am WW veteran. I lost close to 60lbs on my first try and held it off for 2 years and needed approximately 20 lbs to reach my goal.
Fortunately, I was very lucky to get pregnant with my second child. I gained 20lbs during the pregnancy. I had a complicated pregnancy and was in bed for 5 months. My son is 2.5 and I am still fighting to lose the extra weight I gained. I have a total of 45lbs to lose and I am having a hard time. I live in Greece and unfortunately WW here went out of business. I have subscribed to WW Online but its not the same. I am frustrated, I NEED the group support which I do not have...and I am slowly gaining the weight which I worked so hard to lose. I need some help and advice.

Thanks

Anna
Shannon loe&es Richard


F/41
Jefferson City,
Tennessee
Hey there, Shannon in Louisville, TN here. I am 205 pounds and would love to see 150 - 160 again.
I am 40 years old and tired of dieting. I started on Weight watchers and found it easy so far. I am engaged to be married in the Spring of 2009. My goal is to be able to fit into a 12 - 14 dress by then. I know I can do it, however, my will power/motivation isn't always gung-ho.
Lisa


F/43
CHESTER,
West Virginia
Instant Message
My first WW meeting was Feb. 16 and I am now into my 4th week and I have lost 12.4 pounds. I can't beleive it. Nothing has ever worked for me in the pasT. I also started exercising 2 times a week. I got a new job in Nov. and found out that WW comes there so I knew I just had to do it. How much easier could it be. I love numbers so I guess that is whyI do the points the best.
Keep focused and if you slip, just get back on track at the next meal, NOT THE NEXT DAY!

LISA
e&e&Babygurle&e&


F/39
Anywhere USA,
Kentucky
Hello my name is Jo Ann I am 39 years.I have had great success with WW.I just recently lost my dad a few weeks ago & got off track.I am back & ready to get back in the swing of things.He was in bad health & he wouldn't want me to fall back into bad habits again after coming so far with my weight lost goals.
Leigh Ann


F/40
Chattavegas,
Tennessee
Hello, I am 40 and just had my first baby on Dec 12th. I gained 33lbs but I was overweight anyway. I am 5'4" and weigh 190. That was the weight I was in 2003 when I joined WW and lost 42 lbs and became a <myspace> size </myspace> 8. Perfect for me. I am more about getting into a <myspace> size </myspace> 8 and not being 130 lbs.My boobs and butt are too big to weigh that little!! LOL I am going back to work Monday but I am wanting to join WW again too. Looking for an online buddy to help me through the WW journey.
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
I feel so good reading these forums! SL
MizzK80


F/25
VINTON,
IOWA
Hello Everyone!! My name is Katie I am a 25year old single mom of a 4yr old. I just joined WW online the other day. I have been considering WW for some time now but I work weird hours and cannot find a meeting that would accomidate me. I just realized the other day I could do it online which totally fits my life <myspace> style </myspace>!! I am really excited about starting this new venture in my life. I weighed in the other day at 265lbs HOLY COW thats the most I have ever weighed..guess sitting around at a computer all day will do that to you, along with poor eating habbits. My goal at this point isnt a certain of lbs rather I want to fit into a pair of designer 7for all mankind Jeans lol They dont make them for chubby chicks ;-)
The support here is amazing! Thanks!!
Jessica


F/27
BROOKHAVEN,
Mississippi
I just started WW on Tuesday! I was so scared I was going to have a hard time sticking to the plan. It it so easy though & I almost feel stuffed at the end of the day after eating all the points up. I have been over weight most of my life & I am so stoked to be trying WW!! I have a long way to go, but I have faith!! ~ Jess :P
Lindsey


F/28
EROS,
Louisiana
HI EVERYONE! THIS IS MY SECOND GO ROUND WITH WW. THE FIRST TIME I LOST 47 POUNDS. I HAVE BEEN BACK ON IT NOW FOR 5 WEEKS AND HAVE LOST 19.6 POUNDS! I LIVE IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA WHERE THE FOOD TASTES GREAT AND THERE'S ALWAYS PLENTY AROUND. I FEEL MORE FOCUSED THIS GO ROUND AND HAVE EVEN MOTIVATED A COUSIN AND A FRIEND TO JOIN ALSO. I NEED TO LOSE A TOTAL OF 107 POUNDS, 87.4 TO GOAL! ANYONE NEED ANY ADVICE JUST LET ME KNOW. OR IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD RECIPES FOR 1-2 PEOPLE LET ME KNOW. NOT MUCH OF A COOK AND AM STARTING TO GET BURNED OUT ON THE FEW THINGS I KNOW HOW TO COOK! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
crystal


F/35
DALTON,
GEORGIA
Hi my name is Crystal I am 34 yrs old. I was on wieght watchers last year and was doing really well i lost over 30 pounds then life happened and i slipped away. I now want to get back on track but i really don't have the extra money so I am gonna try it on my own so i was hoping for your support and encouragement thanks and i will let u know how it goes.
Suz


F/19
CLEVELAND,
OHIO
Hi! my name is Susie and i am 19 years old. i have been on and off WW for awhile but didn't really have the mind set and commitment, but now that i graduated from high school last year and decided that i wanted to join the Navy. when i talked to my recuiter about joining he said that there was a weight limit to join. so that is my goal! i need to do this for me and my future career.
*Nik*


F/19
middle of nowhere,
New Jersey
Hello. Im nicole. Add me on myspace!! i started in jan 08 and i have lost 30 lbs so far.
Just being my Unpredictable self!!!


F/26
,
Kentucky
Hello...

My name is Nicole. I am a first time member joining the Weight Watcher's Program in my area. I have been a member for three weeks, and I am finding that I am having a lot of trouble with keeping track of my points, and writing down what I am eating in my three month journal. I have not had any trouble with my weight loss, I actually have lost 6.2 pounds, but in my last meeting I gained back the .2 ounces. I have always had a lot of trouble with starting off really well and going by the "rules" and doing what I am suppose to do, but then I always seem to teeter down with the excitement, and then either stop something all together or just do it half hearted. I am scared that this will happen to me this time, and I would like to know if anyone on her would be able to give me any advice as to how I could make it a habit to write down what I am eating and to keep track of my points.

I have actually been enjoying the program, and for the most part find it very simple to keep up with. Who wouldn't, you can basically eat what you want on it, and you don't have to stop eating all the "bad" foods you usually enjoy. It just teaches you to moderate on the intake of it, and use your portion <myspace> size </myspace>.

I actually have a lot of support from my family and friends with this current hard, and long road I have with my weight loss. I go to the meetings with my mother, and my grandmother is a member of this program too. But sometimes I just would like some outside information or advice to go by other then there's. Plus I am looking for anyone else that is from my area that might want to start a support system other then the meetings for exercise and personal support with one another.

Well, thanks for reading this...and I welcome any comments on this entry. I wish everyone on here well and would like to offer up any kind of support that I may be able to give to anyone on here.
Jess


F/27
,
Missouri
Hi everyone. My name is Jessica, and I've been on the WW plan since August 2007. I've lost 33lbs, and I feel great. Deciding to attend meetings rather than just doing the plan on my own has been the best decision I've ever made. I met my 10% goal a while ago, and it was so super exciting. I'm close to weighing what I did when I graduated high school 10 years ago, and I can't wait to get there! :)
&Marie&


F/30
Gatlinburg,
Tennessee
Hi, my name is Marie. I've lost 35 pounds since September. I've been doing WW on and off since 2001. I've really stuck to it this time and I'm proud of how I'm progressing. I've been doing WW at home but I think I'm going to start going to meetings. I really like going to be weighed in, I feel more accountable that way, if that makes any sense.

Feel free to add me. I love making new friends and it's great having the support of fellow WW'ers.
MANDY


F/32
Kansas City,
Missouri
I need some motivation, I joined in September, I had lost 20 lbs and since the first of the year I have had a really hard time staying committed to the program. I fell and nearly broke my ankle about a month ago and things just got worse, I couldn't get up for almost a week. I couldn't walk or exercise and what I have been eating are terrible choices. I keep saying tomorrow I will get back on track and I just can't set my mind to it. I think this long winter has made me sort of depressed. If some one could give me some encouragement I would appreciate it.

Mandy
Peachy


F/63
CHICAGO,
Illinois
Hi i'm Latoya
I just started ww online. Its great
~ * ~Kristie~ * ~


F/31
PORTAGE,
Pennsylvania
Hi, i'm new, and looking for some support in my weight loss. Dh and family is no helpl Ty for the friend invite.
Pacey


F/47
CLAYMONT,
Delaware
Hi Everyone, my name is Valerie, I am about to turn 47 years old, I have had the lap band surgery and I thought joining Weight Watchers would help me learn how to eat.... I can't eat a lot, but I can eat the wrong things and I don't want to. I joined at work and my first official meeting is Tues the 11th of March... I am looking forward to learning a lot and hopefully with this groups support and the support at work I will do better....
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Hello, great progress everyone! jm
~e&~ j.lynn ~e&~


F/30
San Pedro,
California
Hi all! My name is Jenn and I am looking to do the program again. Last time I joined, I lost 60 lbs before my wedding. My son is now five and I want to be able to run around more with him. He is my motivation! I love all of the WW food and recipe books that I have. It's not a diet... it's a way of living. I am so excited to see what transpires over 2008!!!
Lynell


F/30
Dallas,
Texas
Hi, my name is Lynell and I'm a single parent of a 2 year old. I just joined Weight Watchers almost 2 weeks ago. I would like to say good luck to everyone and I'm so happy to be here :-)
Lynell


F/30
Dallas,
Texas
Joann, Sorry to hear about your lost. I believe your dad would want you to contine WW. So keep up and the good work. And know that he's already proud of you.
Lynell


F/30
Dallas,
Texas
Hey Tasha, My name is Lynell and I'm from Dallas. I just joined WW 2 weeks ago and looking for any support that I can get, especially local. So if you want to add me as a friend you, and we can support each other. take care and don't give up
Vicki


F/31
West Berlin, NJ,
New Jersey
Hello. My name is Vicki and I have only been doing WW this time for almost 2 weeks now. I had done WW in the past to maintain my weight when I lost 55 lbs on another weight loss system. I had kept off that weight for about 8 years now until 12 months ago when I got pregnant and had my first baby. I packed back on the 50 lbs I lost and now I am looking to loose it using WW. I am doing WW online instead of going to the mtgs, just fits into my schedule better with a newborn and a full time job. I have only lost about 2lbs so far but as soon as the weather breaks here in NJ I am going to start walking with the baby to make the weight come off faster.
Weight Watchers


F/104
COVENTRY,
Rhode Island
Hi, it is good to meet positive people. VS
Sher


F/35
TORRANCE,
California
I started back on WW a month ago and I have lost 5 lbs so far!
Fay


F/58
CHILLICOTHE,
Illinois
HI, I joined ww three years ago it will be in June, reached goal Thanksgiving week that year, it is the best way to lose, I have tried everything else, from starving, drinking shakes, grapefruit diet, you name it I have tried it, this has been the easiest and safest.. Two close friends from work went with me and one still does that keeps us going, sharing recipes at meeting really inspries you. Keep going.
Sher


F/35
TORRANCE,
California
Thanks! I've noticed that I no longer get headaches and turn mean when I'm hungry. I get full a lot quicker now. I've tried the same diets you have and they didn't work.
Yasmin


F/46
,
Florida
Hi. I just started last week with the weight watchers program and I lost 5 pounds so far. I am trying to stay focused on the plan but it's really hard when you have family that isn't very supportive and buys alot of junk food. It's been a real challenge to stick to my meal plan. I do not want to say diet because it's not a diet. It's my new meal plan.....to stay alive. I am 337 pounds and I am only 5 foot. Extremely overweight and I need to stay focused. Any tips.....I would gladly appreciate.
Alicia


F/30
Raceland,
Kentucky
Hello, everyone. I'm new on the myspace WW boards. I do all my WW stuff on line though and I dn't go to meeting, so I guess in a way I'm needing added support. Thanks , Alicia
Mandi


F/26
the lou,
Missouri
hi i am mandi, i haven't yet started ww yet, i just found this page yesterday.i am interested in trying to lose weight and with food.i have two children 7 and 8 months it was no problem losing the weight by myself but i gained some back once i got on birth control then it went all down hill from there.i just started my diet 2 weeks ago and had lost 6 lbs by eating healthy and walking 2 miles a day but i need that extra help so i am here to try it.i'm a little scared cause you think food is what got us here in the first place but i;m willing to try knowing i'm not alone at this.
RachelMarie


F/28
northridge ,
CALIFORNIA
Hi I am rachel I just started WW as well and I am not used to the flex points and writing down what I have eating. I hope that I dont give up
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
bump
Dawn


F/41
AMBLER,
PENNSYLVANIA
Hi I'm Dawn and I started WW again a few weeks ago. Lost 6.4 lbs so far but I need to lose a whole lot more. Taking it one day at a time and not letting little slips get me down.

I'm not a big veggie lover so any recipes would be appreciated!!
~ * ~Kristie~ * ~


F/31
PORTAGE,
Pennsylvania
I haven't exactly started the program myself, i did it a few years ago, but i'm sure there is much i've forgotten, so any ideas or hints feel free to send it to me:o)
MizzK80


F/25
VINTON,
IOWA
Hello Everyone!! Today was one week on Weight Watchers. I am doing it all online and am totally loving it. So far I have lost 9.4lb Probably a lot of water weight but it's such a good start that I am even more motivated!! Since I am doing it all online and not attending meetings I would love any tips that anyone has for me or any support! Thanks!
Just being my Unpredictable self!!!


F/26
,
Kentucky
Hello Alicia..

My name is Nicole, and I have only been a W.W. member for about 4 weeks. And I am still kind of new myself to using the myspace W.W. forums and site for information and support.

I go to the Weight Watcher's meetings here in KY. And I find that I get more support from being around the others that are basically going through what I am, then if I were to go it alone. Yet, there have been some times that I would have liked to be at home and do it alone, yet I have a lot of family support with my mother and grandmother in the program too. I usually can work well on my own, but I enjoy the groups. And I would like to commend you to doing this program on line. I hope that you have the family support behind you.

How does the internet part work? Do you still have to go and weigh in someplace and pay for that, or is it all done in your own home and like a package thing? I have been thinking on using the online tools as well as going to the meetings for some extra information and support tools, but am not sure if I would like using it. Maybe you could share with me sometime how it all works using the internet W.W. program. And I could maybe be of some support to you since you don't go to the regular meetings in person, and just use the internet.

Ok, well I will leave you with this much. Hope to hear from you sometime. My myspace site is www.myspace.com/loveseeyore24.
Keri


F/31
Salem ,
Oregon
Hi There!

My name is Keri and I also live in Oregon, just north of you in Salem! I went to my first WW meeting today and am reading all of the material. I've not decided if I will do the core or the flex plan, however I am leaning toward the flex (more food choices!).

I also have two kids 10 and 8, and am 31 years old. I am hoping to lose 40lbs, however that seems like an unobtainable number when your just starting!!

I would love to network with other WW members, most of the people in my meeting today were quit a bit older than I am, so I thought I would turn to MySpace! Please feel free to add me as a friend =)

~Keri
.pattie.


F/26
kent,
Washington
Hi All,

My name is Pattie, and this is my 3rd time around on ww. I joined (this time) the week of Thanksgiving, and am down 18.4 lbs. It feels like its taking forever, but this time around, Im sticking to it. The last 2 times I joined ww, I only stayed on board for about 3 weeks, and then gained everything I lost plus more.
Good luck to everyone one here!!!
sandra


F/49
JACKSON,
Mississippi
hi, my name is sandra. i became a lifetime member about 25 years ago. i let people get the best of me, felt sorry for myself and totally let myself go. i am going to be 50 this year and i finally decided to get back on track. i started going back to ww the 2nd week of january and as of march 1st , i have lost 11 pounds. i have a long way to go, but i am trying to look at this as a lifesyle change. i'm one of those people that need encouragement and motivation and it helps me to go to the meetings to track my progress and to be with other people that are struggling with the same things i am. any help or advise anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. also, is there anybody in mississippi on this page????it doesnt matter where you are from, i would love to communicate with people that have the same issues i have.
Dales beautiful wife


F/25
COUNCIL BLUFFS,
Iowa
Hi My name is Angela and I just started ww on monday and I am still getting used to writing everything down. I just keep telling myself that it is not going to happen overnight it takes lots of hard work and discipline but I am trying.
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Hello, thanks for the words of encouragement!
Drew's Mama


F/28
,
CONNECTICUT
Hi, I'm Vanessa. This is my second go-around with weight watchers. I am on the points plan, which makes it easy for me because I can still eat junk food if I really wanted to as long as I have points for it.

I joined weight watchers for the first time in February of 2006. I lost a total of 24.2 lbs and was very satisfied. In March of 2007 I found out I was pregnant and had to stop. For the first couple of months, it was easy, I didn't gain very much weight and had cravings for nothing but fruit. But by the time my fourth month came, I was craving (and eating) Wendy's almost twice every week. At my last doctor's appointment before I had my daughter, I weighed in at 204.

The last three months it's been a little difficult to take care of myself as well as I should. I am just starting to get back into the swing of things. I have started back on my points plan just 2 weeks ago. The first week was a bust because I wasn't being completely honest with myself as to what I was eating, but I weighed myself in today and lost 4 lbs this last week! I am not going to any meetings because I can't afford it and I do not want to bring my daughter, but I also do not want to leave her. I have not left her side since the day she was born.

This week I plan to get try to get into an exercise routine. It's a little hard with a 3 month old daughter, but I have to do something. I'd like to take up walking, that's easy enough to do with a baby, but it's still pretty chilly here in CT and it's pretty difficult to get to the mall to walk around because I don't drive and hubby works.

I joined an online exercise group called WOWY through another networking site, thinking it would help get me motivated to do more in the house, but so far it hasn't worked. Not that I am not motivated, it's just trying to find the time.
~sEreNItY~


F/28
NaSHvIlLe,
Tennessee
HI! Im Serenity.
I started w.w. 7 weeks ago, I made my 10% goal this week...My total loss is 18 pounds! I LOVE it!! I wish I would have started it along time ago! Ever since I started loseing weight, I noticed alot of 'friends'and family arent as supportive as I thought they would be! :/ I guess theres alot of haters out there.. I dont know why, if they arent happy with there bodies they should join too!! :D
Gwen


F/33
,
Minnesota
Hi! This is my second time around on WW. I lost 20 pounds the first time and even after I went off the plan, the weight stayed off for quite awhile but then started creeping back again. I gained back 10 pounds and decided to get on it again in October 2007. This time around is going pretty well. I've been pretty faithful about tracking points online and some of my friends at work have been on it too. We walk on our lunch breaks 3 times a week. It's really nice to have that kind of support since I'm not the cook in the family and my husband isn't quite as supportive as I would like. He's lost 40+ pounds since last summer without counting points or exercising and seems to think it should be just as easy for me. I've also been doing more exercising at home on my elliptical or to my Crunch Pilates videos. And then at work, my friends and I compare notes regarding meals and workouts. That's really helped keep me accountable. Plus we've started going to the WW meetings which I find extremely helpful too! I have lost a little over 14 pounds since January and am under a pound away from my 10% goal! Good luck to everyone out there and keep up the good work!!!
Blue Eyed Brat


F/36
Sacramento ,
California
Hello, I was very happy to find that WW had a page on My Space...I have been on WW many times thru out my life but have stuck with it the longest this time 1 1/2 yrs....I had lost 25lbs this time then gained back 5-8 pds and have been struggling for the last yr just to re loose those 5-8 pds....I have been very frustrated and have wanted to give up but I know if I do that I will go back to that place where I never want to be again....I have a friend at work who does WW w/me so that has been great support and we have turned into soul sisters so I gained a WW buddy and a friend for life.....It seems that I am back on track for I have lost 3.8lbs this week and still going strong...I feel like I am in that place where every thing has just clicked and starting working.

Take care everyone and I hope to make some My Space buddies who share my struggles with weight loss.

xoxoxo
Becky
Sara


F/29
,
Vermont
Hi Im Sara! I started ww Feb 4 of '08. Thats 6 weeks and only 8 pounds! Im frustated. Im so good about sticking to my points but the weights coming off much slower then I had expected. Im not gong to give up but it IS hard when its only a pound and a half a week. Im reading all these stories about 2 months and 18 pounds lost and wondering what im doing wrong.
Has it been as slow going for any others out there or is it just me?
e& Kim e&


F/37
ASHLAND,
Kentucky
Hi - My name is Kim. I'm 37 years old and a single mom of one son (age 17). I have struggled with weight all my life. I joined Weight Watchers on the 19th of January and as of March 15th I have lost 39.5 pounds! I'm extremely excited about it this time around (I've attempted this 2 other times before). I'm doing great and am using my own MySpace friends/family as my "support" group. I am also posting recipes there that I try (although I eat out a lot). If you want to see my weight loss journey photos - check out my photo albums! Thanks - I just found this site and am looking forward to making many new friends!
Jill


F/47
SPOKANE,
Washington
HI!

I joined WW on Oct 27, 2007 and have lost 27.8 lbs so far! I have been able to buy a smaller size jeans and the self esteem that is coming back is awesome!! I seem to be at a standstill for the moment, gaining and losing the same silly pound. I know the things I need to do, just seems sometimes I don't. I will get past this lil hump and be on my way to my second 10%!!

Jill
Spokane, WA
solilli


F/30
Redmond,
Washington
hey i have done WW a few times and when motivated and willing to do the right thing i am successfull. Currently in the last year i dropped 50lbs on a similar diet, eat properly and exercise...but in the last few months for whatever reason i have stopped doing all of that and started back up with eating crap and not working out and sure enough i have put on like 20lbs... :( so i started WW again to maybe help me get back on track Last week was my first week and i dropped only point 6... :( still not motivated still not working out and it just kills me cause well i know i feel and look better skinny and healthy yet i am doing the exact opposite...i guess i need some help... dont know why im doing this to myself i hope that going to weekly meetings will somehow inspire me again to drop the weight i need to loose about 30lbs now ...any who any helpful anythings will help. :)
thanks for listening
Maggie


F/26
Plano,
TEXAS
Hi everyone,

my name is maggie. I've been on WW since Sept. I've seen good results so far and hope to continue this life change.
Deborah


F/49
CHESAPEAKE,
Virginia
Hi everyone,
My name is Dee Dee, I started on WW on Jully of last year. I have had only small amount of weight loss since then. It has been a huge struggle, however I think my main problem was that I was still eating some foods that I have been a trigger for me. Which means it sends me to compulsive eating because I just can 't eat one little piece without digging into more.

So I am just getting started on the Core plan which I think will help me joggle some of the weight off. So far it has been okay, however, I still pick up bread, which is one of my ttiggers or it just keeps weight on. It is going to be a tough time getting rid of the bread. But I know that it can work, because I was on a similair plan to it once before, and it got the weight off me.

Anyway just wanted to stop by and say hi. Oh yes, the Weight Watchers today is nothing like it was when my mom was in it. Which was before they started changing and it wa still a diet to lose weight.

Well, thanks for reading.

Dee Dee
Yasmin


F/46
,
Florida
Instant Message
Can anybody out there help me?

I have the weight watchers booklets from 1997. Has the points system changed? I mean 28-33 points for someone over 250 pounds right? Or should I join again?
Need help with this? I have been following my diet and I lost 7 pounds and nothing for a week. I am very surpised I haven't lost anything this week. It's very frustating but I am not giving up. This is a diet it's a change in lifestyle. I want to grow old like others so weight watchers is the answer. I am 329 pounds and am 5 ft. Must continue with this project...I just hope my booklets are not out of date?
Amy


F/32
Chicago,
Illinois
Hello. I am Amy. Just started WW for the first time last Thursday so it has not even been a week. It has been an adjustment trying to figure out what I am going to eat for the day and night but so far so good. I am feeling better already.
Krista


F/38
DALLAS,
Texas
I would join again, they have changed the points program a lot since then and with all the new foods out there the updated books are GREAT!! I tried to use my old books and it just didn't work for me.
lynn


F/46
CAYCE,
SOUTH CAROLINA
hi my name is lynn , and i'am coming to you from the big city of gaston, s.c, i was bormn and raised in new iberia , louisana. i miss home, how long have you been on ww?
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
All these messages are so helpful, thanks.
Weight Loss Diary


F/21
Birmingham,
Alabama
Hi. My name is Melodie and I am a 21 year old college student. I am joining weight watchers for the first time. I would really like to lose weight. I know that if I don't do something about it now, down the road I am going to run into health problems and I would rather do something about it now then sit and wait until I have major issues that I have to deal with.
Ms.Cocoa


F/31
Tacoma,
Washington
Hello, my name is Jacqueline. I have been doing WW off and on now for 3 years. I have lost alot of weight but am beginning to gain it back, I am back on the program and trying to get use to following it like I should. I do have to say this is an excellent way to lose weight, never feel deprived or restricted at all
JeN JeN Da BEST!


F/21
BRONX,
New York
hey! this is my first week im WW and i love it. Im hoping to lose 33lbs =] wish my luck
Lynette


F/36
Ugh,
Michigan
Hi Everyone I'm thrilled to be here! My name is Lynette and I have tried WW many times...with great results. My biggest problem has been staying motivated and staying on task...hopefully this time will be different. I want to lose about 75 pounds and have been going pretty strong for about a week now. I'll weigh myself today or tomorrow to check my progress.
I am a Mom of five and am Married to my BF...=). I work weekends as a server which is a major 4 to 5 hour workout, constantly running and rarely being able to sit down for a min. or two. But the money is great and its a chance for me to get out of the house and meet other adults.
So, anyway -- good luck to everyone!
Vivienne


F/30
SOMERSET,
NEW JERSEY
Hi all, I joined WW in september at work. It has been an amazing experience and I'm now like a walking advertisement. I always encourage anyone who is thinking about it to go for it...I never though I would find something that works as well, as consistently and without deprivation as this does. I love it, and am almost done with maintenance! Honestly, maintenance has been the scariest part for me...I've always gone up and down so much it was hard to think I could maintain..but it's been a month now and it's been great!! Good luck to everyone and remember some days will be tough but the next day is a new start!!
Vivienne


F/30
SOMERSET,
NEW JERSEY
HI Sara,

sounds to me like 8 lbs. in 6 weeks is excellent! I've tried programs where you lose more weight more quickly, and I haven't ever been able to maintain that loss. I too started out pretty slowly and the most frustrating part was that some people in my group were dropping pounds like they were just slicing them off or something. But I stuck to it and celebrating every little loss and I was amazed at how quickly those losses added up! it's been almost 6 months, I've lost 30 lbs. and even better for me...I've maintained it for a month, which I've really never been able to do. Keep going, remember that every little bit lost is just a little bit closer to your goal. Good luck!

--Vivienne
Amy


F/32
Chicago,
Illinois
Week one almost over. I feel pretty good. Looking forward to the weigh in on Friday to see how well I did. I am already starting to feel better so I hope there is more good news on Friday!! Hope everyone is having a good day!!
Emma


F/71
GARLAND,
Texas
HI! My name is Emma and probably the oldest one here. I am 70 years old but never too old to get back to life. I started in November and have lost almost 25 lbs. It is coming off slow but it is coming off and I feel so much better. I am going to the gym also. Never too late to get your life back. Weight watchers is the only way to go. Believe me I have tried them all and diets dont work. Stay in there everyone as you have soooo much to live for. Your health will be your reward.
Party of Five


F/29
North Bay,
California
Hello Everyone!
My Name is April and this is my FINAL time on WW. I have 3 fantastic boys who for some reason will not let go of my body. Well I am here to take it back now that my youngest is almost 2 and I am turning 30. I have lost 43.8 lbs and counting! Good luck to everyone!
brandon


M/16
riverpark,
California
Hi Everyone!
Im Brandon. I'm 16. I live in Sacramento, CA. This is my second time around with weight watchers and I am loving it. It is so motivating to loose weight! I have lost about 7 pounds so far and I want to make my 10% goal by May 26th! I KNOW I CAN DO IT!
Janet


F/44
WINNEMUCCA,
Nevada
Hi. I've been working the Weight Watcher program now for about 2 months, and the weight isn't coming off (yet) but the inches are going. It's nice to be able to use points, and eat like a "normal" person to a certain degree. No prepackaged foods, and I can still go out to eat occasionally without the guilt. I like that i'm learning new eating habits, and that I don't have to go "without" entirely.
Christina


F/26
Colorado Springs,
Colorado
Hi my name is Christina and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am a married mother of two beautiful daughters, and for right now, I stay-at-home with my youngest. I am planning on going back to school this year for my Master's Degree, so wish me luck! This is my third time doing Weight Watchers, and I'm hoping that "third time is a charm" for me. I'm definitely more motivated this time around, as I am only 26 and I have a few health problems that make me feel way too old for my age. I want to be around a long time for my daughters and I want to instill healthy eating and exercising habits in them early on. I am at the end of my third week, and overall, I've only lost 2.8 pounds, which feels really disappointing. I've starting going to the gym this week, and although I haven't been eating all that great the first half of this week, I feel like I was able to turn it around and get back on track. I journal EVERYTHING and I never eat anything without first knowing the point value. So what am I doing wrong? I had a great week last week, but I gained 0.8 pounds. Any tips would be great. I know I am not alone on this journey...this is why I am here...to make new friends and hopefully help others and have others help me. We need to motivate each other b/c I know we can all achieve our goals.

Okay, okay...enough with the sappy...lol. I'm really glad that WW is on MySpace because I'm always on MySpace...lol! Take care! =D
Tammy


F/32
GREEN BAY,
Wisconsin
Hi my name is Tammy and WW does work. I lost over 70 lbs and have joined WW for the 2nd time to get rid of the rest. Losing weight is much easier when you know you have to face that scale every week.
Luv URself 1st


F/47
Atlanta,
Georgia
Hi, I am Lisa and I would like to lose my mid-section that is where most of my weight is. I am going on 48 and I want to run around with my grand child. I am giving WW a chance nothing else really works. Glad to be here. Thanks......
Karla


F/37
,
Pennsylvania
HI, a friend of mine is using weight watchers online, counting points and eating the food, she looks great after only a few months. I am unhappy about my stomach, I want it to be flat. I have a curvature in my spine and that doesn't help, but I want a tight stomach by summer. I am working out at home and eating Smart Ones for lunch, K for breakfast and simple dinners. Good luck to everyone.
What about what I WANT for a CHANGE!


F/30
SALISBURY,
MASSACHUSETTS
Hi my name is amy and i am a mom of 2 a 14 yr old son and a 16 mos old babygirl i was 290 after i had the baby lost almost 40 lbs but i was on the depo birth controll and i ballooned back to 290 well i have lost some weight since november according to my digital scale i am at 259... the dial said 255 but now i just got the digital... I haven't gone to meetings since after the baby was born but she had some health issues .. but a few weeks ago i started journaling and counting my points again.. i do hope to go back to ww but at the moment this is what i can do
Ms Wendee


F/38
WICHITA,
Kansas
I've watched a co-worker bloom into a beautiful young woman since she began weight watchers. Yet I am still over here on this horrid rollercoaster of emotional eating and feelings of hunger all the time. Im disgusted with myself but wonder how I can afford to do this?
*Sharon*


F/42
BLOOMINGDALE,
Georgia
Greeting Everyone, My name is Sharon and I have a food problem. I have joined W/W for the hundredth times it seems like. I always come back because it works. Food is an addiction for me. I love it. It doesn't help that I married a chef. I am 9 weeks in I had lost 10 pounds but I have gained 2 back. The grazing between meals just kinda creeped back in so I am getting control on that this weekend. I still have great control over fast food and soda. Well take it easy everyone and remember write what you bite.
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
So much inspiration!
Jamie


F/31
Greeneville,
Tennessee
Hi, I've been on WW since the end of Nov I've lost about 15 lbs total 20 is my goal. Weekends are the worst for me, I want go places and eat out!
kayla


F/29
fort worth,
Texas
hi.. just starting the diet im really nerves.. i know i need to lose weight for my health and to live a long healthy life..i have little willpower so some encouragement or advice will help soo add me!! i like to get to know new people..

kayla
**CoLeTtE**


F/27
Somewhere hot in SC,
South Carolina
Hi! I'm a mom of a wonderful four year old little boy, and I had gotten down below my pre-pregnancy weight after having him. Then I met my fiance and over the past 2 years I've gained all of my pregnancy weight back. I started WW back in the end of January and now I'm 16 lbs lighter! I only have 9 to go to my 10% mark. The only thing I can tell everyone who is just starting is that you will lose a lot right away, and then possibly one or two weeks where you level off or gain a pound. DO NOT GIVE UP!! Change something like increasing your activity level. I did just by adding a 30 min pilates workout twice a week and walking for 30 min around my neighborhood a couple of times a week. Instead of driving by your mailbox if it's far away on your way home, walk to it everyday. When you level off, just change something, be more active, eat more veggies. BUT DON'T give up! Even though I still don't like the camera and my chin when I smile, I will keep going. This is the healthiest I've felt in a long time, and I'm not even at my 10% mark. We can ALL do this! Think about what motivates you, and focus on it. It's hard to disappoint other people, but we're all our own worst critics, so why disappoint yourself! GOOD LUCK ALL!
Just being my Unpredictable self!!!


F/26
,
Kentucky
Hey everyone,
I am still having a lot of trouble with using the portion sizes recommended and keeping track of my points (and what I eat) , could anyone give me any advice on this?
~Still Struggling~ : (
Jamie


F/29
WICHITA,
Kansas
My starting weight was 186 after I had my second son. I felt sorry for myself and for a year I used the excuse that I just had a baby. For x-mas 2006 my mom got me the Dining Out book and the Food Companion. She is already a lifetime member. I am now a lifetime member myself and down to 136 lbs. WW was the easiest thing I have ever done, and I recommend it to my patients and to my friends. WW helped me get my life back.
Latina


F/31
Morgantown,
West Virginia
Hi all...on my 6th week with WW...down 12.5 lbs. Happily married mother of two and tired of not being able to keep up with my husband and kids. Still have a long way to go! Good luck to all of you!!
Carrie


F/27
Sac-town,
California
Hi!
My name is Carrie! I been on WW before and lost 55 poinds. I have had a baby and need, in my mind 70 pounds to be at a healthy weight again. I am looking forward to losing the weight healthy again.
* K I M *


F/31
,
Utah
Hi! I gave myself the awesome gift of joining WW for my 31st birthday! After three kids and 45 pounds, I decided that I'd be more successful if I didn't try to do it on my own (tried doing it alone, and it didn't work). I have two very dear friends who are WW Life members, so I can go to them when I get discouraged. My week 2 weigh in I was down 4.0 pounds - not a whole lot, but a great start!
(¯`" ¸·´¯)Rese(¯`·¸" ´¯)


F/25
Somwhere Over the Rainbow,
Ohio
Hi everyone!
My name is Theresa and I am a devoted mother of 4 and wife. I joined WW back in Jan this year because everything I tried failed. My friend told me about WW and how it had changed since my mother was a member. I was intrigued and thought I'd give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I did. I have lost 11 pounds and going strong. I enjoy going to meetings and hearing other peoples'thoughts and ideas. I thought that I would struggle with it since my family are not the most healthy people (my husband thinks that a meal consists of cereal with half n half). I enjoy the WW food and I am always purchasing it at my grocery store. I have a new outlook on exercise and I have even gotten my mother-in-law to join with me! Good luck to all!



Proud mother of:
Stephen Christopher 10-25-01
James Michael 2-2-05
Amanda Elizabeth Marie 3-31-06
Samantha Nicole 4-26-07
~*~Piel Canela~*~


F/27
New York,
New York
hello everyone my name is yari and i am trying WW for the second time...the first time around i lost 10 pounds. I am a proud mother of two kids and a devouted wife.
June Bug 110%


F/27
SCOTTSDALE,
Arizona
Today will be my first day at ww.This is my 2nd time.Im just so tired of being heavy.Im so happy this page is here for support.
shonna


F/25
HUMBLE,
TEXAS
I HAVE BEEN DOING WEIGHT WATCHERS SINCE MID JUNE.... I HAVE LOST 30LBS AND IT BEEN A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE... I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING MANY MORE 5LBS STARS HAHA
*kRiEgZ*


F/25
Stocktown,
California
Hello All

I am 25 year old female who has tried the WW program before and loved it. But unfortunately I wasn't able to "stick with it". I am determind to loose weight. My biggest problem to be honest is the meetings. I have a really hard time going to those. Any advice on what I should do??? I am very open to feedback.
TweetyBaby


F/49
Denver,
Colorado
Hello My name is Anna and I've been diagnosed with severe obesity and degenerative joint disease in both knees. I use a walker to get around. I've tried every diet known to man. I live on disability so I can't afford a lot of money. If there is some kind of hardship or discount program that weight watchers has please let me know by email @ kora121106@yahoo.com
I only get $637 a month to pay rent, phone and groceries so I need help please
lorrie


F/42
CELORON,
New York
hello my name is lorrie.
lorrie


F/42
CELORON,
New York
hello my name is lorrei
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Inspiring...AM
~Soon to be a Mrs...~


F/28
Living with Nathan :),
Illinois
Hi! I joined WW 7 weeks ago and have lost 29 lbs!!! I'm doing this for my wedding, and just to be healthier...congrads to everyone who has joined and good luck!
Ramona & Alfred


F/45
BISBEE,
Arizona
Hi my name is Ramona I have been with WW since July of 2007 and I have lost 25lbs so far and I still have 15lbs more to lose to reach my goal weight. I have tried every diet I could think of or read about and nothing really worked and if it did and I went off the diet, I would always gain it back and then some. WW is not a diet it is a way of life for me. WW has showed me how to eat the right foods and how much I really need to eat to feel good and not still be hungry. I love WW for what I have learned. I have learned to track every piece of food I eat. When I think of junk food I think if how many points it will cost me and how the points add up to a full meal. If I need the junk food then I try to find something that is low in points so that I don't use up all my extra weekly points as well as my points for the day. I will admit that when you only have 19 pinots for the day it does get hard. But I do allow myself junk food becuase I know that if I don't get it when I want it I will over indulge when I do eat the junk food. So think wisely and enjoy eating. Like my leader like to say "What you eat in Private shows in Public" I wrote this message and posted it on my refrig. so I could read it everytime I opened the refrig. Plus I printed a picture of myself when I weighted my heavest with a picture of myself after I lost the 25lbs and posted it on the refrig. as well. It helps me stay on track everytime I want to give up. I know I can do this, and with WW help I can saty on Track and the meetings help me to talk with outher who go threw the same thing I am going threw. I know I am not alone. Thank you WW Thank you!!!
Carrie


F/38
Greentown,
Pennsylvania
Hi! My name is Carrie. This is my first try at WW and so far I've lost 12 pounds!! For years I was in the restaurant business - always running, always on the go. For the last 6 years I've been working in an office setting and my body never let me forget it! We have WW at work so it's great to talk to people in the same environment and share ideas. With Spring coming to the Northeast, my exercise level should definitely go up. Any tips or ideas are always welcome!!
Ramona & Alfred


F/45
BISBEE,
Arizona
Hi my name is Ramona I have been with WW since July of 2007 and I have lost 25lbs so far and I still have 15lbs more to lose to reach my goal weight. I have tried every diet I could think of or read about and nothing really worked and if it did and I went off the diet, I would always gain it back and then some. WW is not a diet it is a way of life for me. WW has showed me how to eat the right foods and how much I really need to eat to feel good and not still be hungry. I love WW for what I have learned. I have learned to track every piece of food I eat. When I think of junk food I think if how many points it will cost me and how the points add up to a full meal. If I need the junk food then I try to find something that is low in points so that I don't use up all my extra weekly points as well as my points for the day. I will admit that when you only have 19 pinots for the day it does get hard. But I do allow myself junk food becuase I know that if I don't get it when I want it I will over indulge when I do eat the junk food. So think wisely and enjoy eating. Like my leader like to say "What you eat in Private shows in Public" I wrote this message and posted it on my refrig. so I could read it everytime I opened the refrig. Plus I printed a picture of myself when I weighted my heaviest with a picture of myself after I lost the 25lbs and holding my two 10lb ribbons and posted it on the refrig. as well. It helps me stay on track everytime I want to give up. I know I can do this, and with WW help I can stay on Track and the meetings help me to talk with outher who go threw the same thing I am going threw. I know I am not alone. Thank you WW Thank you!!!
Heather


F/36
,
Pennsylvania
I am so so glad I found this...great encouragement for me. I actually started WW today...so we'll see. I am hoping to lose around 25 lbs. This diet is the only one that makes sense for me...very easy and self-explanatory. I never really had to diet before, but after two kids and aging combined, well, enough said. I really feel motivated to do this and certainly find a site like this to be encouraging!
Heather4


F/29
,
Indiana
HI I'm Heather! I started attending weight watchers meetings tonight. One of my best friends is the leader and knowing that she's going to weight me in every week is a HUGE motivator! I'm hoping to meet people on ww and share ideas and tips and reciepes!
Julie


F/27
SOMERS POINT,
New Jersey
Hey everyone! I'm Julie. I'm 27 and a several repeat offender at WW. I just rejoined about 3 weeks ago and have lost 6.6 lbs so far. I know WW really works, so I really have to stick with it this time.
shy1


F/48
Liberty,
Missouri
Hello
+'Mommyca+'


F/28
Kingman,
Arizona
Hello! My name is Monica and I just started Weight Watchers about a week ago. The difference I feel is amazing! And those Smart Ones meals (ESPECIALLY the desserts) are SOOOO good. Anyway, I'm trying to lose about 50 lbs; I can't wait to get down to my goal!
Choosing Joy


F/39
HASLETT,
Michigan
HI! I'm Katrina, Wife to my dh for 17+ years, and Mom to our 3 children. This is the 3rd time I have started WW. The first 2 times I just joined their online site, and the 2nd time I actually gained 15lbs trying to do the Flex plan. I just started back on this week, and signed up for the meetings. I will attend my first meeting this week, and I'm really excited about it. After all, 3 times always a charm right?

My goal is to lose35-40 lbs. :)

Best wishes to everyone on meeting your goals!
Donna


F/37
LA PORTE,
Indiana
Hello, my name is Donna. I am ready to give this a try.
tootsie


F/29
EGLIN AFB,
Florida
hi my name is Alisha grim. i am an air force wife. i have 2 kids. i live in Fort Walton beach Florida. i joined WW in december 2007. i need lots of prayer and ideas.
Lisa


F/43
FALLON,
NEVADA
Hi, My name is Lisa, I'm 43 years old. I'm a single mom of two boys ages 17 and 20. I started weight watchers last February 22, weighing in at 285! At 5ft even that was totally sucking. So i have been attending for a lil over a year so far, and have managed to loose 54 lbs, now weighing 231. I had a few road bumbs along the way, but am hoping i can at least loose that again by this time next year. I'm on the flex plan and really like it. I sometimes slack though and not do my tracking, but am trying to really watch what i eat. Plus I noticed as the weight is becoming to come off, gravity has taken hold of a few areas!!! Dam gravity, lol. So i joined a gym in February and am trying to walk on the treadmill every day and add a few machines to see if it will help with the gravity weigh down. It is definetly a slow road, as i do get depressed as it doesn't seem to come off as fast as i would like it to.
I recently broke up with my boyfriend of 7 years, which put me in sort of tail spin of depression, why i'm not sure, lol. anyways, it has definetly helped attending the meetings, talking with the leader about how i'm feeling, and how i want to eat, to get rid of the hurt. I can eat, just have to eat healthier!! So I'm trying to make myself stay on track, knowing the more weight i will loose, will help me to feel much better about myself. So thanks weight watchers, and this is a cool site to actually meet other people struggling with weight.
Cindy


F/51
Ivanhoe,
Virginia
Hi, I have done weight watchers for a few years and have been amazed at the weight I have lost but I am having a problem at this point in time. I am a stress eater and it seems all I want to do is eat.....can someone give me some help and/or advice.....
*PRINCESS*


F/30
,
Alabama
I began the weight watchers at work program and followed the program and lost 20lbs. I have gotten frustrated as I am within three pounds of losing my first 10 percent that I have been eating what I wanted to eat. I do hope to find more positive thoughts so I can get over this hump and start losing again.
" Je&K"


F/29
Midland,
Georgia
Hi! I'm Jan...I lost 42 lbs on WW in 2006 and needed to lose more...but I got off track went up and down since then and ended up gaining back 23 of it! I rejoined WW back in January and have been on it 10 weeks and taken off 12lbs so far! WW works and I know it! I LOVE the program!!!
Brooklyn


F/25
Mad Town,
California
Hi, my name is Brooke and I just joined WW about 2 months ago. I have just come to the realization that I am addicted to sugar! man that sucks!
[MALAEAIMIS - FINEST]


F/34
Hi!! my name is June. and i just saw this today on myspace. I thought id try this out too. I ve been on and off diets too and i just wanted to find out about ur program.
beautiful


F/35
BROOKLYN,
New York
HELLO my name is beautiful thats not my real name is my name, its my screen name all i want to say i used to weigh 200/ pounds and i got tired of the doctors . Telling me i was giong to die my height is 5/1 thats short so i made up my mind one night while i was laying in bed, to lose all that weight no diets no jenny craig no lucille roberts, none of that i did it on my own and to this day i weigh 114/ pounds i could do things i could never do before. Im so proud of myself im 47 years old and i look like a little girl, i could wear anything i want and im so proud and my family is amazed at how i did it and i just want to give back. And help anybody i can i love helping people even though i had no help i would like to help anyone lose weight.
Aubie Daubi


F/28
San Diego,
California
Hi everyone... I'm Aubree and live in San Diego.. Have been with WW since 2006... looking for some new ideas on some of the food??
princesa perdedor


F/34
from cali to lake havasu to pathetic paxton ,
Illinois
i'm starting weight watchers for the second time! it's been seven years ago that i reached my goal weight and seven years to put every stinkin pound back on! i was in a bad place in my life for a long time but now i'm recommited to myself because it has to be all about me for it to work! so here we go again! i'm looking forward to the amazing journey back to myself!
Leila


F/29
,
California
Hi Ive been dealing with loving starches, breads, breads, cakes, potatoes too much lately. but I did loose 18 but gained 8 after xmas , my bday, etc.. Im hoping to get back on track so I can look like my picture again, but maybe with breasts that I at least have now. Hope to hear back from you. Cheers and stay on the road to yourself. Leila
{Poison} I would die for that man in my pic


F/31
Portland,
Oregon
This is actually the second time I have followed the program and both times I have seen wonderful results in just a short period of time. The first time I followed the program the only reason that I quit was because I could not afford to attend the meetings anymore and I wasn't apparently ready to stick with it on my own that time. This time I am doing this without any meetings and tomorrow morning I will be starting week 4 on the program and as of this point I can say that I have lost more than I had expected when I started it and I have already shocked my Dr. just after 2 weeks on the program. One month before I started the program the Dr told me to watch my portions and to walk at least 30 minutes a day above my traveling to & from work and in that month I only lost 4 pounds. Well 2 weeks after the 1 month follow up and after only finishing 2 weeks on the program I had lost 10 pounds and he was amazed to the point that he had to do a double take on the math he was so shocked. I know that I will hit a point that I hit a stall in weight loss and I am prepared for that but at this time I am enjoying the great losses that I am seeing without any extra effort on my part. Just my first week I lost 6 pounds and axiously awaiting my weigh in tomorrow morning to see what the week brought me after last weeks 2 pound gain that I was expecting but I know that will be gone and than some thanks to sticking to the program and the support that I have from my family. The program works and I am glad that I tried the program the first time and have returned to the program to finish my journey to better health. I can also say that I was one of the lucky ones that when they fell off the band wagon was still able to keep from gaining back what they had lost during that time so it is a lifestyle change that can stick with you even without you realizing it. The first time I started I started out at 282 and this morning when I did a curiousity weigh in, I know not supposed to do those but hey sue me....lol, I was 237 so that is a total of almost 50 pounds off of me from where I topped out at my highest and I'm looking forward to being almost half of my toppout. This journey will hopefully be my last and I will keep what I learn as a lifestyle once I get down to my goal weight of 150. I wish everyone luck on their journey to a new healthier lifestyle.


Susan (SW=256 CW=237 TL=19)
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Good for you sl
e&Keishae&


F/29
Beaufort,
South Carolina
Hello Everyone. My name is Keisha. I am a single mom of 2. I just started WW maybe a month ago. I have been doing okay with it. Still trying to get use to eating in portions and not giving into temptation. LOL. I am determined to make this work for me though. Anyone have any good ideas of tips, please feel free to share.....
e&Amy


F/27
Portugale&,
Massachusetts
Hello Everyone,
My name is Amy, I am 27 years old, and have been on and off weight watchers for the past 2 years. The last time I was on I lost almost 50 pounds is 4 months. I then got pregnant for my 2nd child, and gained it back, and then some. I am now on the path again to lose the weight. I just want to feel better. I think this page is great to have for people working hards at their goals.

Good Luck to all of you
Amy
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Good luck to you too.
Vanessa


F/28
,
Massachusetts
Where to start... I am actually thinking about joining Weight Watchers because I have tried so many other programs and they just don't work. I love to workout - weight lifting, cardio, Triathlons - you name it, if it's active, I'll do it but when it comes to my eating -bleh- it's horrible.
How good is Weight Watchers? I'm skeptical...
Amber


F/28
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK,
Arkansas
Hello, I just joined two weeks ago and have lost 4 pounds. I have Thyroid disease so it has been an uphill battle with my weight. I have gone from losing without trying to now gaining ten pounds in a couple weeks. I am only 5 feet tall so that is a big challenge. I know WW works and love the online program. The message boards are awesome and motivating. Good luck to all of you on the program and don't give up.
Raquel


F/30
,
Minnesota
Hi, I am Raquel a 30 year old mom of 4 and a wife of 12 yrs. When i had my last child, a girl lol, It seemed harder to get the weight off. I have lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks. I am very excited and am now starting to see the results along with other people. The plan is great!!.. I need motivation to stick with good choices when i know its going to be hard to stick to my points. Easter weekend was hard for me lol, I now i will just get back on track and have a great week!!
~e& Soon 2B his Mrs.e& ~


F/25
Lakewood,
WASHINGTON
Hello, I am a mother to a 2 year old little boy and a step mom to a 7 1/2 year old little girl. Soon to be married in August 2008. This is my second time returning to Weight Watchers. First tme went in and lost 25 lbs. then lost all motivation. lost a lot of my support. I gained 8 out of the 25 pounds back. But let me tell you the first 25 was awesome! I am back because I don't want to be "fat" anymore. I need to be healthy. I want this for me, and not to just look good on my wedding day. I want to be able to run with my kids, and not use the excuse I'm to "fat" to do it... and play with them on the floor with out my knees hurting or my butt hurting from sitting too long, or my legs falling alseep. I am here for me! I need all the support I can get. Thanks:) I hope to be talking to some of you soon.
Autumn
Katie


F/21
Sequim,
Washington
Weight Watchers wrote:
Let's get to know each other, so say hello!


Hi I'm Katie. I started WW at the begining of this year. So far I've lost about 8 lbs. but lately I've realy been struggling with keeping on track. If anyone has suggestions let me know!
Ronna


F/36
MENTOR,
Ohio
Hi!! I am Ronna and I just started WW last week. I would love to make some WW friends on myspace to compare recipies, notes, thoughts, and offer any support I could get (or receive). That's my biggest thing, finding people who would be willing to listen in a "weak" moment.....it's so hard. I am married to a man who can eat anything and not gain a pound...That's not the case with me!!!

I am getting used to the writing things down so I can account for what I eat part. Finding new foods is not so much my strong suit. Time management is also terrible for me because of my job.....

I just thought I'd put myself out there to say hello to all the WW buddies and introduce myself. Take care!!!

Ronna
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F/29
Prattville ,
Alabama
My name is Holly Boyd. I am 29. I have a 18 month old little girl. She is VERY active. This will be my second time on weight watchers. I have lost 17 pounds. I am almost to be 10%.. YEAH!!
e&


F/33
,
Wisconsin
hello my name is Dawn i'm a sahm of 3 this will be my 2nd time doing WW it is the best program out there if you work the program.......I'm an eater of all moods I really want to get back on track I'm just having an incredibly hard time doing it....so it brings me here which i'm so excited to have found ww on myspace and look forward to meeting new people and building up a great support system from people who knows what it's like to be fat!!
My husband is the BEST!!


F/37
PIQUA,
Ohio
Hello, my name is Leslie and I am a 37 year old mother of two, wife to a very supportive husband, working part-time and going to school. Loose weight, yeah right but with WW I know I can git-ur-dun!!
Frankie & Troy


F/27
San Diego,
California
Hi, I'm Frankie. I just signed up for the online program of WW today! I'm really excited!! :) I look forward to sharing in our weight loss success!
AngPang


F/25
seattle,
Washington
hi everyone, my name is Angela. I am a 25 year old single mother. I weighted 300 pounds when my divorced started....i lost 100 pounds in 2 years but i just gained 40 back.....i lost my job and as soon as life gets stressful. I no longer want to be the fat cute. I don't want to the only one when we go out that doesn't get hit on, because well i am the fat one. I am on the way to a get career, to starting my new life is a big city where i have wanted to live my whole life. I now want to look and feel better. I want to go shopping and not be worried to try things on in front of people.. I just want to know what its like to be skinny. I have never been skinny. I have always been very overweight or chubby. I plan ..ing weight watcher truly this time. I keep saying i am going to do it then i put it off because i get busy and just forget to eat.....i really want to know what its like to be small and not always have to wear a size 14 0r higher.........Thank you all for giving me hope that i may be thin someday.......i truly believe in myself...Thanks so much
SinDeeLicious!


F/37
,
Michigan
Hello! My name is Cynthia. I am 37 and live in Michigan. I have 7 children, six of them live with us. I have struggled with my weight forever! Honestly, I remember being about 12 and thinking my life would just be better if I could lose weight. I've lost on and off, the biggest loss was 65 pounds two years ago. Of course, I put it all back on. If I had the money back that I've spent on dieting, I could probably afford a vacation somewhere tropical! I am getting older and really need to focus on losing 50 pounds. Period. I need to do it. I need help and support and honestly, probably a good kick in the you know what. I am tired of being embarassed about teh way I look and the way I feel. Anyone wishing to buddy up with me, let me know. I feel we'll probably do better in a team atmosphere. Good luck to all of us!
Theresae&


F/39
BROOKLYN,
New York
Hi everyone, My name is Theresa I re-joined WW after 4 years. I'm going on my sixth week on the flex plan and I've lost 12 LBs.
~Angela~


F/32
Alamo,
Tennessee
Hi I'm Angela and I just started counting points Monday. I have a very long way to go but I'm determined. Yay Me!
READY FOR CHANGE!!!!!!


F/43
NEW PORT RICHEY,
FLORIDA
HI
MY NAME IS PATTY , I LIVE IN N.P.R. FL. IM IN THR PROCESS OF TRING TO LOSE 35 LBS WITHOUT ALOT OF LUCK SO IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS IM WIDE OPEN.......
Carl


M/30
BEVERLY HILLS,
California
Stay positive! VS
~Happy Lady~


F/31
Casa Grande,
Arizona
Hey there!! I have been on the WW merry-go-round more than once... I actually worked for WW waaay back in highschool. This time though I am determined to make the other lifetime changes that are needed to keep weight off and be healthier =)

I am 30 and live in AZ, married without kids and am wanting to get to my goal weight by the end of the year and hopefully get preggers too =)

If anyone is close to me would love more WW friends!!!
Angelina


F/32
FULTON,
New York
Hi my name is Angie I live near Syracuse NY I have decided to continue with weight watchers and I would like some support and meet some new people to maybe trade stories and recipes with. I am just finding it difficult to stay in the "swing" of things so i will be here a lot now :)
~Yo Adrienne!~


F/25
RALEIGH,
North Carolina
Hi Everyone! I started WW in Nov 07 and was doing okay but all the sudden I feel the lazyness coming on. I know its normal from time to time but I hit the whole plateau thing and its like what the heck and im discouraged. So in an attempt to stay on the right path Id love to talk to people about struggles and achievements for inspiration:)
.::[N a n c y]::.[[You Cant Wear The Bow Like Me]]


F/20
Chicago,
Illinois
Hello.
My name Is Nancy and I been inspired by you! You are awesome. I just turned 20 last week and I have been trying to lose 50 pounds. I love your videos and every time when I'm feeling down I just go straight to your videos to keep me motivated. Thanks Esther!
Maria


F/29
PETOSKEY,
MICHIGAN
Hi Ladies! I'm impressed by the determination that I have been reading. I also find the videos inspiring. I'm a SAHM of 2 little girls (almost 4 and 2 years old.) I just joined WW on Tuesday. I'm doing it with my grandma, mom and my best friend. I have a good 45 - 55 lbs that need to be lost. I have felt pretty good all week so far since starting this. I like the flex plan and the flex points make it even easier to keep on this. Can't wait to start chatting more with you ladies are reading more inspirational stories. :)
wonder woman


F/27
SAINT LOUIS,
Missouri
Hi! WHat kinds of foods do you like? I found all kinds of ww recipes on the website that are fabulous! Are you a sweets person, a salty person, a comfort food person? I gaurantee they have it all. I have a blog to document my weight loss. I started it about a week ago. Check me out. My profile name is wonder woman.
e&Diamonde&


F/30
Middletown,
Connecticut
Hi my name is annie I started weight watchers 31/2 weeks ago I have lost 10lbs

My family is so proud of me and it feels good when my kids stand behind me to help me also. My 7 year old motivates me everyday and says Mom today you have to work out..my 10 year old also says mom your beautiful and i just want you healthy my husband is very supportive also even though he says he loves me no matter how much I weigh...
Im here to make new friends im so happy faintstarlite created this space because reading the stories motivates me so much.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
e&Diamonde&


F/30
Middletown,
Connecticut
Amber wrote:
I'm Amber. I'm 31 and a single mom of 3 fabulous kids! I started weight watchers last February, but when I quit smoking in October, it went down hill and I gained almost everything back...so here I am practically starting over.

The plan works if you work the plan...

not sure how often I'll be back over here, but it's great the WW finally jumped on the MySpace bandwagon!!







I quit smoking 2months ago ita tough but you can do it......If you need a friend to talk to im here:)
Losing Weight In 2008


F/36
,
Massachusetts
HI Everyone,

My Name is Dawn. I am 36 years old...live in Massachusetts.

I am re-committed to Weight Watchers...I say this because I have been on/off WW for a while...and just have not been able to get the weight off. I want to do it this time...I NEED to do it this time.

I can promise you that I am here if anyone needs to talk (add me as a friend...I will accept you) and I need to find people who are willing to help me with support.

I think having people who are on WW is a HUGE help because they know what you are going through...and can help you when you need it.

Thanks for adding me to the Group!!!

Dawn
~Abbi's Mommy~


F/29
WhoVille,
Nebraska
Hi everyone.. My name is Tina and im 29/mother of 1.. I joined ww last fall and was doing GREAT! I lost 25 lbs, but somehow I lost my motivation and have gained some back... I am doing this all over again and this time I am going to stick to it... Its so very hard to stay motivated.. Anyone else have that struggle?
~Abbi's Mommy~


F/29
WhoVille,
Nebraska
Going through the pages I see that so many people are having the same problem that I am having.. Staying motivated, or not continuing the program... If anyone would like to chat please feel free to add me on myspace... I could use all the encouragement this time... And I would like to do the same for others... Good luck everyone...
MS. BLACKMON


F/42
ALTON,
Illinois
Hi
I'm Teresa and I just joined a couple weeks ago.
Maria


F/29
PETOSKEY,
MICHIGAN
oh I'm a sweet, salty, chocolately, meat eatting, fruit loving, candy fanatic!

I've been trying to exercise more... 30 minutes each day on the eliptical. Keeping my points right at what they are for the day and I haven't lost anything. :(

I feel like I'm starving lately. Anyone else going through that. Might be sugar withdrawls too. ;)
Raine


F/26
GRAND RAPIDS,
Michigan
Hi my name is Mia it's nice to meet you all!
j&Shelliej& Fears the Aftermath


F/36
Lawson,
Arkansas
Hi Stephanie...My name is Shellie and I am also starting WW for the second time. It is def harder this go around. I too have had my third child (18 mos ago..cough cough) and my other youngest is 14 yrs. I would love to lose 25-30 lbs to reach my goal weight. I have not started the meetings yet due to the fact I will be having surgery in two weeks and will be unable to go for awhile. Soooo this is my support group! I wish you all the luck with yours and maybe we can lean on one another for support. Looks like we have some things in common!

Shellie
Proverbs 27:1


F/31
Dade City,
Florida
Hi. I first joined WW in January, through my job. I was doing great, but then things changed. I started dealing with alot of stress, I ended up having to quit my job and move. Now, I'm trying to get back into weight watchers, but I'm having a hard time doing it. I feel that when people look at me that they see how fat I am and not the real me.

I'm currently staying with some friends, so the only foods I'm able to eat are what I can fix in the microwave, which doesn't help me with wanting to eat right. I HATE microwave food, I would rather cook a meal on the stove.

I have access to a treadmill right outside my door (it's in the room next to me), but I can't seem to motivate myself to get on it.

I'm 30 years old and I don't have any children. I live in Central Florida.

If anyone lives in the Dade City area and would like to get together to go walking, please feel free to contact me.

I'm so glad that I found this site, it does help to know that I'm not completely alone.


Enough of my sob story. LOL I look forward to getting to know everyone and hearing about each and everyone's stories (good and bad).


Charlene
Karen


F/45
At the Edge of Reality,
NORTH CAROLINA
I've been on WW since Jan 04, 08. My average weight loss has been 1 to 1 1/2 pounds a week. I have a hard time, because I want to see big losses, but I know realisticly that small losses last longer. So, I've lost about 15 pounds so far. Thank the Lord.

My doctor is excited. He says that he believes that WW is the best thing going and it will be something I can live with for the rest of my life.

What I like about WW is that it fits my life not the other way around.
Jo


F/25
OLYMPIA,
WASHINGTON
Hi i'm Jo 25, from washington. this is my second time around, last time i did great, lost about 20 pounds in a short time, i had a job that actually paid me for and hour and half of workout time a day, and i was single. Since then i've switched job and gotten married. Not only did i gain back the 20 i had lost but after going through some depression racked with all kinds of emotional eating and total lack of motivation to get my butt off the couch after surgery i've packed on 20 more pounds. We are wanting to try and have a baby but i know i need to be at a healthy BMI and right now i'm really not. I pulled out my old books and points slider and dusted them off to start again, and my well intentioned husband kept saying this that and the other about the points, i mean it's great to have him support me but when i slip up he made me feel awful like what was the point in even doing it so i just stopped. I know it's a huge uphill battle but i think i'm finnaly doing it for the right reason, just for me and my health. I vow to be patient and not freak out of the scale doesn't move but my clothes fit better = ). Good luck everyone, and for those of you already succeed, congrats and keep with it!
Carla


F/33
COLUMBIA,
Tennessee
Hi eveyone! My name is Carla and I am a mother of a 11, 7 & 5 year old. I have been on WW for about a year. I have done really good until about the last 3 months. I have been yo-yoing and am getting very discouraged about the whole thing.My big thing is that I don't like to exercise. I would rather be beat than go to the gym every day or every other day. So I told my husband I was getting a bicycle to ride and maybe that would help me to get motivated again. If any one has any suggestions I am open for any comments anyone has.
Maria


F/29
PETOSKEY,
MICHIGAN
HI Carla,

I'm like you - I hate exercising! I bought the 1 mile and 2 mile walking video by Leslie Sansone. It's not too bad. The 2 mile takes about 30 minutes which is pretty good. I have been doing it in rotation with a pilates video, yoga video and a "slimin 6 workout video" (that last one is so hard.) I have to have lots of variety in order to be realistic about this. We have an eliptical. It's hard to do, but you burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Plus I can watch a tv show or read a book while I'm doing it so the time goes by pretty quick.

Another great thing I found: I bought a weighted vest from Walmart.com and I wear that while I'm cleaning the house. It's like wearing ankle weights that doesn't hurt your ankles. That helps burn more calories while doing everyday activities.

I hope you find something that you enjoy. :)
Have a fantastic day!
A fellow anti-exercise ww buddy. ;)



Carla wrote:
Hi eveyone! My name is Carla and I am a mother of a 11, 7 & 5 year old. I have been on WW for about a year. I have done really good until about the last 3 months. I have been yo-yoing and am getting very discouraged about the whole thing.My big thing is that I don't like to exercise. I would rather be beat than go to the gym every day or every other day. So I told my husband I was getting a bicycle to ride and maybe that would help me to get motivated again. If any one has any suggestions I am open for any comments anyone has.
Inner Fat Girl


F/29
UNIVERSITY PLACE,
Washington
Hi! My name is Wendy and I've been a weight watchers member for almost seven years! Yes SEVEN! I've lost 118lbs but am struggling to get the last 40-50 lbs off! Some extra support would be great!
Kristen


F/34
,
New Hampshire
I have been on WW for 9 weeks now and I am down 14.8 pounds!! Looking for recepies. Anyone have any good ones to share??
Sassy Gal


F/33
HELLO MY NAME IS DEE. THIS IS MY FIRST WEEK FOR STARTING SOMETHING TO CHANGE MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER. I WILL BE GOING MY FIRST WEIGHT IN TOMORROW AND I AM SCARED BUT HAPPY TO GET THAT FIRST ONE OVER. I AM IN ARIZONA AND LIVE IN MESA. ANY ONE OUT THERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO WORK OUT OR TEAM UP PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Rachel


F/27
ALBUQUERQUE,
NEW MEXICO
Hey all, my names Rachel, im a 27 year old who just started WW about 3 weeks ago. My birthday just passed and it was kind of difficult through that little celebration but Im still movin on. I have plans to loose about 50 pounds!!! I became an RN around 2 years ago and I put on about 40 pounds throughout my collegiate carreer. I now have been learning how to cook, count, write it down and not EAT FAST FOOD!!! I love the program and all the help that it has brought~~~~ Holla!!!!!!!!
Rhonda


F/41
,
Wyoming
Hi Susan, My name is Rhonda I'm 41 years old wife -mother of two grown children and grandmother to one 3 year old.I have been struggling with my weight for years up and down mostly up.I have done Weight Watchers before and losted 76 pounds of unhappiness.Only to think I could do it on my own re-againing 46.3 pounds of baggage back .I started back on Weight Watchers about 2 months ago.I really haven't tried to be honest I find it so hard now to regroup and get it together.I was wondering how you are doing it ?Maybe you can give me some guidance into what I need to do to suceed again , any help would be greatly appreciated.Have a great day.Sincerely , Rhonda L.Celinko
wanda


F/62
Somewhere,
Indiana
Hi, My name is wanda. I join Weight Watchers in April 2006. I weigh in at 215 LBS
by OCT. I weigh in at 156 LBS. I had lost 59 LBS in six mos. and today April 3RD 2008 I weight in at 135 LBS . went from size 2X to size 8 now I LOVE to go clothes shopping. I had try every diet know to man kind and fell at all of them. weight watchers has worked for me . I did the flex plan. I could eat pretty much what I wanted as long as I counted for it .I leatned to fix my favorite foods by cutting out the fat and lower the cals. and there was times when I fell 'off the wagon as the saying goes'but I would get right back on the wagon the next day. IT has worked for me and I like the way I look today. so girls, hang in there give it your best every day. it will work!!!!!
Sassy Gal


F/33
Hello my name is Dee. I am 33 yrs old female from Arizona. I have been overweight for most of my life. I was grown up to eat until I am full but I think I took it past that. When my daughter was born she had so many problems even being clinically dead for four hours. But by the grace of God and faith my daughter is alive and doing well. She has struggled for her life for me as her parent. I had not taken care of me but take care of her and my husband. Now, it is my turn I need to take care of me while being able to manage my family. This is something new for me and I know I have the strength since I made it through the difficulty of raising a medically fragile child. I need to live her as much as her living for me. I am usually a shy person but I went for my first meeting and actually felt like I was with friends whom knew what I was going through. I am happy that my doctor suggested me looking into WW and for me making a commitment to start. I hope I find friends here who would care to talk and encourage me to continue and succeed to my goal. I know it will take me more than a year being I need to lose more than 150 pounds. Dee Lindsay from Gilbert, AZ
Dommie Darko


F/26
BOCA RATON,
Florida
Hi everyone! My name is Domenique and I'm 26 years old. I did WW 2 times in the past. The first time worked really well. I lost about 20 pounds. The second time I didn't ever go to meetings and couldn't get in the right frame of mind.

Now I'm ready to commit to it for real.

I joined this past Sunday (3/30), with my mom, at 211 pounds which is far more than I thought. I haven't had my first weigh-in yet. It's really hard for me to avoid soda, candy and fast food. Those were all my vices. I've only had around 5 jelly beans (leftover from Easter) and diet soda. I haven't even gone NEAR a fast food joint.

I feel better already and it's only been 5 days.

Feel free to message me if you'd like to chat.

:D
Jamie


F/27
Fulton ,
New York
hi, my name is jamie i am 27 and i havent joined weight watchers but just wanna see what its all about ive lost 45lbs in 3 months but now it seems the loss is slowing down is trying to check out other options=) best of luck to all!~
Dena


F/41
LOVES PARK,
Illinois
Hi I am new to this site though not new to weight watchers. I have joined 3 times and get so far and fall off and gain my weight back not this time i am going all the way.. My name is Dena and it gets harder to lose weight as you get older i am finding out. I am really happy there is someplace to come and get connected and share the journey...
francesca


F/30
hartford,
Connecticut
Hi, my name is Francesca and I just started WW again for the fourth time. My first time was back when I was still in college and I lost 35-40 pounds. Each other time I have started I had a hard time focusing.
Things have gotten a little out of control in my life right now and I'm trying to reign it in. I only just started about a week ago, lost five pounds, and am focused on spending the next few months on me.
FALLIN ANGEL


F/26
LAWTEY,
Florida
HI MY NAME IS CHASE, I HAVE 100LBS TO LOOSE. WISH ME LUCK AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND HELP AND IDEAS. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU IN THE BATTLE.
kathleen


F/28
NEW ORLEANS,
Louisiana
Hi. I just started WW. At first, I was hungry and had trouble staying within my 20 little points a day. Then, with the help of fellow WW's, I realized it was because I wasn't filling up on enough fruits and veggies for 0 or 1 point. So, ever the determined one, I officially re-started today with much greater success! I hope to get the weight I gained after hurricane Katrina off and finally put that whole experience behind me (and no longer on my behind!). Wish me luck!
kathleen


F/28
NEW ORLEANS,
Louisiana
Good luck...sending good vibes your way!
Row-Z


F/22
long beach,
California
Hey! My name is Rosy. I live in Long Beach California. I started Weight Watchers on April 1st. I am really excited and SUPER motivated. I cant wait to be in the goal weight of 115-120. So i have about 50 to loose. But if i take it 2 pounds at a time i know i can accomplish it. I am so proud of Ester and her weight lose. I cant wait until i can wear my own yellow bikini!!!
Sara


F/27
Kent,
WASHINGTON
Hey all,

My name is Sara and I'm 27 and a stay at home mom. This is now my third time doing Weight Watchers and I'm truly dedicated to making it work. I was considering the lapband but after a few things happened, i decided that I didn't want to go that route. I have the will power to lose weight the old fashion way. This is now my second week on WW and I lost 5.8 lbs the first week. I totally follow the plan and I exercise 5 days a week. Its working great so far. Wish me luck cause I have a long journey ahead of me =)
e&Kim


F/32
Orangeburg,
South Carolina
Hi everyone.. my name is Kim and I am from South Carolina!! I have been one of those people that start a diet and stop it in the same week. I FINALLY have the motivation to make it 5 weeks!! I start WW on February 27, 2008 and I have already lost 19 pound!!! YEAH!! that is definitly my motivation. I have a LONG way to go until MY goal weight but I will not give up!! On a mission.. Glad to have found this website to meet some new WW friends!!

Kim
~*heidi*~


F/38
a hole in the wall,
Missouri
Hi! I'm Heidi. I started WW in January of 2007. Met my 10% in May of '07 and got to 24lbs by mid July and then started going up and down after that. I never got to that 25lbs...but I WILL this year! I have not given up-even thru those hard weeks. And lately I just can't seem to get the right motivation to help me do the right things. However, last week, I changed from flex to core and lost 2.4 lbs!!! SO I am back on track!!!
Maggie


F/46
PALENVILLE,
New York
Hi , I'm Maggie. I just started the program again yesterday. I lost 50 lbs back in 1999. Kept most of it off until last year, my son joined the Marine Corps. and I quit smoking the day he left for boot camp. Lots of nervous eating and some depression led to lack of exersize. Trying to get back on track over the weekend so that when I go back to work it will be easier.Lots of Cakes and donuts, etc...
MaRTiNi


F/25
,
California
Hello, my name is Lindsey. I just turned 25 years old and have been married for 6months. I did WW a few years ago and lost around 19lbs without ever going to a meeting. Unfortunately, when I got stuck around 130 lbs I lost all motivation and gained all my weight back, if not more. I have not yet committed to WW again, but have it in the back of my head.
My husband and I began the gym yesterday - we are on day two today - I want to get healthy and lose weight and he wants to "get big" muscular-wise. We have started talking about having children at some point in the future, but I want to make sure that I am in good enough shape to enjoy their childhood.
We really can't afford for me to go to weekly meetings so I am hoping to be able to get myself going again - the hard part is that we are both so tired by the time we get home that we grab a bite to eat at a fast food place instead of making food at home. I think breaking that habit alone will help both of us lose some weight and get a little healthier.
My goal I set for myself would be to lose about 25-30lbs - somewhere in the middle.
Anyway, that is my story.
Hope you all do well. :-)
~*~Twizted Tanya~*~


F/31
Suffolk,
Virginia
Hi, I'm Tanya. I'm starting WW tomorrow, without the meetings. I just can't afford them. I'm just going to do the points. I have been stuck between 205-210. I would like to lose at least 50lbs.
Pinky Sparkly Toes


F/31
KANSAS CITY,
Missouri
Hi, My name is Carrie and I live in the Kansas City, MO area. I have been doing WW since the start of the new year...had a few weeks in there where I had a slight set back due to stress. I'm officially down 15.8 pounds and still going strong! I do walk away the pounds videos everyday, if you haven't heard of them look them up they're a great way to get in your exercise!!!

If you live in the area and need help please check out my profile and send me a message and I'll be glad to give as much motivation or advice I can!

My goal weight is 150 right now, I"m only 5'2 so that's not "healthy" but I look at it as it's healthier than I was at my starting weight of 228.2

I've chosen to do this for my self and my daughter!

Good luck to you all and just remember YOU CAN DO THIS!

(and no I don't work for weight watchers..LOL)

~Carrie
228.2/212.4/150.0
Kelly


F/36
CODY,
Wyoming
Me too. I quit smoking 18 months ago and my son is in Iraq. I have started weight watchers december and I weigh the same now as I did in December. I need some encouragement .
Pamela


F/53
MARLINTON,
West Virginia
Hello everyone,

I have been on Weight Watchers program since October 2007. I have lost 20 lbs. At first I didn't think I could do the program and thought it was hokie. I thought I was eating healthy until I went to the first meeting. I know all of he ladies at the meetings and we trade ideas which is a lot of help.
e& Lovin Life e&


F/26
,
Colorado
Hi, my names Melissa. I've been trying to get back down around my pre baby weight for almost 4 years. I started WW's this year and I've already lost 10lbs! I'm closer to my goal of 70lbs in these few months then I have been in all the time I've been at this so, WEIGHT WATCHERS ROCKS! I joined this group for buddies, to support people and get motivated! Speaking of which, how many people watch The Biggest Loser?
I just started watching this season and I am hooked. I mean I don't even know Ali Vincent and I've been rooting for her since she fought to return to the show. I've tried everything to get in contact with her because she has inspired me so much. I mean seriously I am so proud of her, she's so close to being the 1st female Biggest Loser and I just wish I could hug her and tell her how her journey has touched me!
Anyway, If you don't watch please tune in because The Biggest Loser finale is coming up this week, and watching always gets me in gear so I suggest it to everyone:) ROOT FOR ALI! She's lost over 88lbs! I'M ROOTING FOR YOU ALI!!!!
e& Lovin Life e&


F/26
,
Colorado
e& Lovin Life e& wrote:
Hi, my names Melissa. I've been trying to get back down around my pre baby weight for almost 4 years. I started WW's this year and I've already lost 10lbs! I'm closer to my goal of 70lbs in these few months then I have been in all the time I've been at this so, WEIGHT WATCHERS ROCKS! I joined this group for buddies, to support people and get motivated! Speaking of which, how many people watch The Biggest Loser?
I just started watching this season and I am hooked. I mean I don't even know Ali Vincent and I've been rooting for her since she fought to return to the show. I've tried everything to get in contact with her because she has inspired me so much. I mean seriously I am so proud of her, she's so close to being the 1st female Biggest Loser and I just wish I could hug her and tell her how her journey has touched me!
Anyway, If you don't watch please tune in because The Biggest Loser finale is coming up this week, and watching always gets me in gear so I suggest it to everyone:) ROOT FOR ALI! She's lost over 88lbs! I'M ROOTING FOR YOU ALI!!!
Master of all jacks


F/27
San Diego Co,
California
HI! This is my first time on WW and although I have stopped attending meetings, I have been using the website a lot and love it. The points plan is so easy for me to stick to, I love it! I have lost about 23 pounds in 4/5 months time and can't wait 'til I hit my goal of 52.8 pounds. I plan on being a *results not typical in 2008! I have lost a lot of weight in the past (38 pounds or so) but it was not a lifestyle change so it came back once I eased off the "diet." WW made me realize it is a journey not a destination and that I can follow the plan and still enjoy life to the fullest!
Diane


F/35
Southgate,
Michigan
Hi. My name is Diane and have been doing WW since May of last year (7 weeks post-partum of my 2nd child). I have lost 68.5 pounds so far. I started at 252.5 pounds and an down to 184. I love WW, and I love the new slogan. For me, it's not a diet. It is a lifestyle change that I am sticking with. I look forward to getting new ideas and motivation.
Pinky Sparkly Toes


F/31
KANSAS CITY,
Missouri
Kelly:
First off Thank you to your son for being over there to fight for our freedom!

Don't get discouraged! make sure you are writing everything down, even if you have off days, it's better to know what you're doing wrong so you can fix it! Second exercise! I know, I know, you've heard it before! I hated exercise a few months ago..but I did a couple of things that have helped... 1st I bought an Ipod (off of ebay) in pink (my favorite color) and download a crap load of songs, happy, sad, fast, slow, older, and newer....2nd I had bought Walk Away the Pounds dvd's (off ebay again) and started doing the one mile ( this particular dvd has 1, 2, and 3 mile, and they use the small round weights so you can tone while you're doing it) and recently have started alternating the 2 and 3 miles, 3rd I made a promise to myself to do this for 6 weeks straight, sometimes it's easier to set smaller goals than it is larger ones. You can do this for your son....imagine how excited he will be to not only find out you quit smoking to be healthier but you've lost weight and started exercising. And I know they always say do it for yourself, but sometimes that can be hard. I look at my daughter and think O.K. summer is coming and she's going to want to go swimming, and I have deprived her from that joy long enough so now it's time, time to wake up smell the coffee and get on track, give her something to be proud of to show her that any obstacles can be surpassed if you put your mind to it! Good Luck Kelly, and if you need me, I'm an email away!

~carrie
jade


F/30
roseburg,
Oregon
So iv been reading all these post on ww and im really wanting to get started on it but im really confused on how to get started? I have read all you all talking about points and meetings, i have read the ww web site guess i missed the points thing when i was reading it! Anyone can tell me how to get started please help!!!!!
**M**


F/26
TUCSON,
ARIZONA
Hello, I started WW today and i have to say its really hard coming up with things to eat. I got the "eating out " book but i want to cut back on spending. if anyone knows easy lunch recipes for people who work all the time I would really appreciate it ! I hope to lose 18 pounds , thats my 10% goal. I was wondering if any one would share what their goals were when they first started WW.


thanks !


*M*
Shertini"!


F/30
The Burg,
Kentucky
Just wanted to say hi to everyone out there! Began WW again last week and I need to loose a good 40 pounds. I lost 43 from June till December, but I gained back 15!!! I know...I know...

So, anyway, my name is Sherry and I live in Kentucky.
<3 straight dooooooo!! <3


F/32
Hellllllllllllooooooo everyone!! My name is Kelly, from Florida and LOVE WW. Ive been with WW since the end of Jan start of Feb and lost 14.6 lbs so far. I am absolutely LOVING IT. I gained .6lbs last week (my 1st weight gain) and it has given me the strength to push myself harder :) more water more water! hahaha


Anyways...Im running late for work, so I didnt have time yet to read where everyone is from and their introductions. I will tonight. I hope you all have a good day!!
LaLa


F/41
,
Connecticut
Hi! I'm lucy...haven't tried weight wathers in years! I have lost about 65 lbs on my own and now i feel like i need some help...I'm hoping to get some info and get convinced!
Leigh-Lee


F/29
MONROVIA,
Indiana
oops
Leigh-Lee


F/29
MONROVIA,
Indiana
Sorry about the above post. I hit send to early!
My name is Carrie and I am a repeat offender of the program. This is really the only program that works well for me. The first time I tried it I lost over 40 lbs. But then continued to have children, so I couldnt really commit myself to it. I dont like to call what we do dieting. Its more of eating healthy to live healthy. Ive found in the past that diets get old and boring. Sometimes I get frustrated with all the point calculating and the writing everything down, but its worth it seeing the results. I tried doing it once without writing everything down, I gained. Now I am faithful at writing EVERYTHING that I eat and drink down. I just started the program back yesterday actually. Getting ready for vacation, and swimsuit season. I dont attend the meetings, because my job hours dont permit. I would recommend the meetings if at all possible. They are very motivational, and its really nice to see how much youve lost. I weigh myself at home, but I run into wanting to get on the scale every 2 days. DONT DO IT. Its better to weigh in once weekly, so as not to get discouraged. Looking for weight watcher friends so feel free to message me or add me. Also if anyone has any good recipes that are low in points please share.
***Queen C***


F/30
Cumming,
Georgia
When I hit 30 - my metabolism just went away. It was like, "ok, your 30, I'm outta here baby, you are on your own!" I litterly gained 20-30 pounds in that one year! I have 3 kids, and after the 2nd one, I was back in a bikini within a year, but my lovely 3rd one ruined me! I have not had the motivation, drive, I don't know what to loose. I became "content" to be fat, but still was not content at the same time, ya know? So, a neighbor across the street said, "Lets do it!" so we both signed up at a meeting and began, within 2 weeks she dropped out and I am still chugging along - my 7th week. I don't step on the scale at home! I use my once a week weigh in for that time only. Lastweek I lost 2.4lbs and I was so happy because I had polished off a bottle of wine that week - BUT - I stayed within my points!! I am loving WW because it is teaching me to just live a better lifestyle and although I have 30 more pounds to hit my goal, I am eating better and feeling better!!!! Would love to talk to anyone on WW to share ideas, etc!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Caryann


F/40
,
Florida
I've been on WW since December of 2007. I did really well at first, but now I find that I keep losing and gaining the same 5 lbs. Trust me, I'm not tracking as much as I should be so I know where the problem lies. I think what I need is someone with a bullwhip to keep me out of the kitchen :) Doesn't help that I work in a grocery store either!

Anyway, I can use any encouragement out there and I'll try to encourage you as well.

BTW, OP today so far :)

Caryann
Auli'i


F/37
LAS VEGAS,
Nevada
Hello from Las Vegas! I'm on week 17 on try number 3. 18 pounds one 168 to go!
TRAC!


F/36
Ocala,
Florida
Hi, first time trying weight watchers and after week 9 I'm down 24.2 lbs. I coudnt have lost the weight without weight watchers! I am down three pants sizes too! I had to get a trainer for the first couple weeks to get me motivated to exercise. Knowing I had an appointment that I couldnt miss made me get up and go to the gym. Now the motivation has kicked in and I do it on my own. I love seeing the results and that other people can notice too. 33 more pounds to go!!! Good luck!!!
Donna


F/47
MIDDLETOWN,
New York
Hello Everyone, I'm Donna, I joined Weight Watchers Jan 25, 2006, I became lifetime Dec 20, 2006, losing a total of 85.2 lbs, I have since managed to keep it off with staying on plan, I am so very thankful for weight watchers, because it works, it's a new way of life, and nothiing tastes as good a thin feels! how true that is!


Here's my before picture:
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Anyone having trouble hanging in there, don't give up, it becomes natural a way of life, stick with it! God bless
& Tammy &


F/37
Nashville,
Tennessee
I have been on weight watchers for 12 weeks and I have lost 40 pounds. My daughter has lost 34.4. We are doing the core program. I love it!!!
Tiffany


F/42
TUCSON,
Arizona
Hi! My name is Tiffany! :) In May it will be one year with Weighwatcher's. In that time I lost 42lbs went down from a size 16 down to size 6-8. I feel fabulous. I am Diabetic so this program works. My doctor was just amazed!

Just keep going. It does get tough and you feel like you can't do it. Just remember. The key to weightloss is 80% mental. Once you get that down you will be amazed!

I'm here if you need to chat!

Tiffany
Tucson
Julie


F/36
Farmington Hills,
Michigan
Hello everyone! I started WW about 5 weeks ago, but it is not new to me. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and working toward hitting my long long goal. Good luck to all of you.
~*StAcY*~


F/25
Kalamazoo,
Michigan
Hi my name is Stacy and I currently live in Michigan. I am joining WeightWatchers today in a few hours actually and I can't wait! I have been chunky my whole life (25yrs!) and I am finally ready to start a new life...a skinnier one! Good luck everyone!
TENDER RONNIE CLASS OF 1994


F/32
San Diego,
California
I HAVE LIVED WEIGHT WATCHERS FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS IN JUNE=)I'M A LIFETIME MEMBER. I CAME IN WEIGHING AT 236LBS SIZE 22 AND NOW I WEIGH 150 LBS SIZE 6 MY HEIGHT IS 5"6. THE REASON IT WORKED FOR ME IS BECAUSE I WAS SERIOUS ABOUT IT. ALOT OF US SAY THAT WE WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT, YET INSTEAD OF TRYING TO LOOSE IT, WE FIND OUR SELVES OVER EATING BECAUSE WE'RE DEPRESSED. OR WE THINK THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOSE WEIGHT SO WHY STOP EATING. THAT IS WRONG!!!!!!! NO ONE IS GOING TO LOOSE THE WEIGHT FOR YOU. YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION AND STOP PROCRASTINATING! YOU NEED TO DO IT FOR YOUR SELF, AND FOR THOSE YOU LOVE. BEFORE LOOSING THE WEIGHT I HAD REALLY HIGH COLESTERAL AND MY DOCTOR LABELED ME AS OBESE. MY RIGHT EYE WOULD GET BLURRY, FOR NO REASON. MY DAUGHTERS WOULD ASK THERE DAD WHY I WAS SO BIG. MY DAUGHTERS COULDN'T EVEN PUT THEIR ARMS AROUND ME. WHEN I WENT TO GET MY EYES DIALATED, THE DOCTOR SAW THAT MY ARTERIES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO MY COLESTRAL. SHE SAID THAT MEANT MY BLOOD WAS NOT FLOWING LIKE IT SHOULD. SHE TOLD ME WITH MY FAMILIES HISTORY OF HEAR ATTACKS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DEATHS AT YOUNG AGES, SHE SAID I COULD NOT OFFORD TO BE OVER WEIGHT AND IN BAD HEALTH. I WAS SENDING MY SELF TO MY OWN GRAVE. THAT REALLY GOT TO ME AND I DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I HEARD ABOUT WEIGHT WATCHERS THROUGH MY COUSIN, I WENT TO SEE FOR MYSELF HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKED(i didn't go by hear say). I TRIED IT AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS HARD IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE MY BODY NEEDED TO LEARN TO SUBMIT TO MY NEW EATING HABITS , BUT EACH TIME I WENT TO WEIGH MYSELF I GOT EVEN MORE EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!!!! STOP DIETING AND START LIVING! ITS SOOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT.

P.S MY COLESTRAL IS GOOD AND I SAVED MONEY ON MY LIFE INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy


F/29
PIPESTONE,
Minnesota
Hi I'm Amy. I"m 29 years old . And I have been trying to lose weight. since I had my son who is now 3. Its been really hard for me. I stay pretty active in the summer. but when it comes to winter I have a hard time, considering we stay inside alot. I want to learn how to count calories and how to measure food out. and I need some good advice on how to keep to an excersie routine. I like to walk before I go to work. So i'm usually up at 5am and I walk for 30mins, and then I do some streches. but the weight just doesnt seem to come off. I have a hard time staying motivated to that, I'm the type that needs someone to keep me going. and I don't have that. my husband won't excerise with me. and I can't get anyone else to. I need to lose at least 50 pounds. so if any one has any advice please help. thanks Amy
MyReasons4Livin-ChristianBriannaDavid


F/39
BAY SHORE,
New York
Hi,
My name is Jackie, from NY. I'm a "single" mom of 3. I moved back in with my daughter's father at the end of Aug 2007 because I had nowhere else to go and didn't want to be on the streets. There was nowhere for me to go. I'm just waiting for the time for me to be able to leave with my kids.
Anyway, I've done WW in the past. There were times with success and time when there wasn't. I would like to join my local WW but they don't take my insurance and they don't do the discounts anymore.
Does anyone have any help or advice? I just can't afford the meetings.
I'm 5'1" and weigh about 250 lbs or so. My children are 16, 12, and my youngest will be 1 next month. I don't want to die young and leave my children motherless. I've been told by doctors I need to lose weight. They are only stating the obvious. I'm considering lapband, but I'm nervous. I was thinking of giving WW one more try.
So. does anyone have advice for mom desperate to lose weight?

Jackie
Nikki


F/25
Phoenix,
Arizona
Hello everyone! My name is Nikki, and I'm a SAHM of 3. I just joined WW for the first time 4 weeks ago. I've lost 12.4lbs so far. I like the Flex Plan so I can eat the things I love still. It's going really well. I have 60+lbs to lose, and have battled being overweight most of my life, but been over 200lbs the last 6 years and I'M DONE. Done having kids so figured now was the best time to really start concentrating on losing these pounds!!!
Your X-Girlfriend


F/36
INDIANAPOLIS,
Indiana
Hi! My name's Claire. I've done WW a few times and have had success each time. Most recently I've lost almost 15 lbs in 8 weeks. I wasn't that big to begin with (5'4" and starting weight was 150lbs). I am a type 1 diabetic (for 34 years!!!) and WW also helps with this. I love WW because I'm not restricted from anything. I love eating Smart Ones. I do so much better when I wear a point counter bracelet. I've found some great ones on eBay. I know that exercise can seem so burdensome but incorporating exercise with WW makes those pounds drop so much quicker. I recommend it if you haven't tried it yet. Good luck to all with your WW journey!
Jenn


F/33
,
Arizona
I am starting Day 1 tomorrow- again. I had a boyfriend who beat you are fat and ugly into my head and slammed me everyday for the last 2 years so my self confidence has taken a beating. I find it hard to get thru everyday and though I know from the past weight watchers works when you've done nothing but eat non stop for 10 years to every emotion you have it is sooo hard. I am doing it now because I am so worried about my health and leaving my 2 kids as orphans. I am miserable and hoping to find anyone I can to support. can't afford to go to meetings so this is my next stop.
Thanks for listening. Hugs to you all Jenn
Jallis


F/30
North Ender,
Washington
Hi all My name is Jessica, I joined WW 13 weeks ago I turned 30 this year and realized I had doubled in ten years and decided that I was not going to triple in the next ten. I have never done any diets. I try not to view WW as a diet as well but a place where I manage what I take in and make myself realize my actions and do things differently. I have lost a total of 22 pounds as of Tuesday weighing. Its ben a ruff road but its getting better. I am a single mom always on the go and seem to eat out every meal fast an easy right well look at where that got me fat fat fat. I am slowly learning it doesnt take much time to make quick meals at home and in the end its time well spent. I hope you all have a great journey on your WW success. I am open to tell any of my success or failures just email me thanks : )
*~ROBIN~*


F/40
Pembroke,
Georgia
Hi, My name is Robin. I am a 40 year old Wife, Mom of 3 girls, Grandmother of 3 boys. On July 9, 2007 at the age of 39 I had a stroke. Thank GOD it was a mild one but bad enough to scare the crap out of me and make me change my life forever. I have learned to Eat Healthy with Weight Watchers since 8-13-07. I have lost a total of 81.6 lbs. I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!! I actually started watching my diet before I joined weight watchers so Total I have lost is 107lbs. since 3-21-07.
I could not do this without the help of the Lord and all the support I get by going to my weekly meetings...I find that staying for the meetings are very important for me. I need all the support I can get. I still have around 100 more lbs. to go to reach my goal. I am living proof that ANYONE CAN REALLY DO THIS!!!!!
Kimberly


F/29
WILSON,
North Carolina
My name is Kimberly, I'm new here. I've been trying to get in the WW mood, but I just can't find the determination to lose weight, it's not easy here.

Please help me. Advice and tips are welcome.

God Bless!
Wendy


F/28
Englewood,
Florida
Hello my name is Wendy, I am 28 years old and mommy to two little girls ages 2 and 3 1/2. I started back on WW last Friday and today have lost 4 lbs. I decided I have to do this not only for myself but for my little girls. I need to lose approx 80 lbs altogether. I have been on WW multiple times before and lost 20 - 30 each time, then I would get sick and tired of all the weighing and measuring everything I ate and would basically just quit. Well hopefully this time will be different I have my little ones to keep me motivated. I am doing something new this time that I have not done before, I actually joined the website and it is awesome. I have in the past always gone to meetings or even just done it on my own. But I really felt excited when I joined online and saw what all the website has to offer. Let this be the year 2008 that I finally beat the battle of my bulge.
~Desiree~


F/38
Paulding,
Ohio
Hello! My name is Desiree. I have been on program for 5+ years. My anniversary date is January 7. At my best I lost 81 lbs. I have gained some back since then, but I am working my hardest to get back to that 81 lbs gone. I subscribe to the monthly pass and attend my weekly meetings. My life is very stressful. The thought of quitting has popped into my head, but that is all it has ever been - a thought. Not once have I followed thru and I never will. Besides my stressful life, I feel great about my weight loss and I am proof positive that WW works. Someone once told me "Weight Watchers didn't work for me." I think it is the other way around - she didn't work for it herself.

Some estras about me:

I have 2 children and I am married. My family keeps me busy.

I love my hard rock music and never give up a chance to go to a good concert at Piere's in Ft. Wayne, IN, where I can dance. Dancing means that dreaded A word - activity. And activity means exercise!!!!

I love to read saucy romance novels. The problem is once I pick it up I have a very hard time putting it down.

L8r!

Dez
Kerri


F/35
,
Massachusetts
Hi everyone. My name is Kerri I'm married and have a gorgeous 3 year old boy.I joined WW in April of '06 after seeing a photo of myself at my son's 1st birthday party. I lost a total of 42lbs and became lifetime in Feb '07.
In November I "fell off the wagon" a bit and I'm now up 10 lbs from my goal, but I'm back now and hopefully will get back on track.
I'm finding it much harder to get back in the swing of things now, any suggestions or tips would be much appreciated!!!
BEHIND THESE HAZEL EYES


F/27
hudson falls,
NEW YORK
hi my name is sarah, i started ww in aug an ive lost 40lbs. Those first 40lbs were easy but now im at a stand still an cant seem to to lose any more an the more i get down on myself. ive even seem to have forgoten how to track. ive worked so hard to get here i dont want to go backwards. Can any one help me please
~~Leslie~~


F/36
CLAY CITY,
Kentucky
Hey! I'm Leslie and I am a partial stay at home mom for my 10 yr old daughter. I monitor/drive a special needs bus here in the county. I have been doing WW since Jan. 8th 08 and have lost 24lbs. I don't know if it is where I have lost each week that I think I can eat more now but I am having a hard time controlling the eating thing. Anything motivational or someone in the same shape that can help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
TARA bow-chicka-wow-wow


F/22
Tyndall AFB - Panama City,
Florida
hi! my name is tara and i am 22 yrs old. i am a proud air force wife! i just had a baby girl (my first) on feb 1.. i joined ww about 6 weeks ago.. if anyway want to write and talk about thier weeks let me know.. i just moved to fl from nm about 4 months ago and i dont really know anyone here yet.. so id love to go to meeting and share my success with someone.. even if it is just over the computer :)
adrienne


F/32
rancho cucamonga,
California
HI EVERYONE I JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS LATE DEC OF LAST YEAR AND I HAVE LOST 20 POUNDS. WEIGHT WATCHERS IS VERY SUPPORTIVE AND GREAT. I LOVE IT! THANK U W.W
Kazikat


F/36
HOUSTON,
Alabama
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Hello WW friends,
I've been playing on my space for a bit and found the site. I joined in mid October. I have lost 35lb since and that has been work being I was trying to lose during the biggest food/candy holidays of year..halloween, thanskgiving, Xmas and new years.
I am a stay home Mom of 3, 2 are my full time step kids and one is my precious 3 year old boy.
I'm excited and proud of myself so far, I have had history of eating disorders since I was 19 and never could lose weight right or healthy. This is a HUGE accomplishment, I have WW to thank and my son who gives me motivation to stay on track and lose the right way. I got tired of seeing photos of me and thinking my son may look back one day and think his mom was pretty but overweight.
Now my mind plays tricks on me and still allows me to see a heavy person in the mirror although I know its wrong. Seeing myself in photos seems to be helpful because it is there I see the thinner me. :-)
Don't give up, stay focused and take it one day at a time!
Kat
Stacy


F/39
CANAL WINCHESTER,
Ohio
Hello, I have been on weight watchers for a few months and have lost a total of 20 pounds. I haven't been too successful lately because when I am home in the evening I tend to eat whatever I can find. I need to get back on track. Any suggestions????
Kristi [VOTE 4 DAVID COOK!!]


F/40
,
Texas
Hi, my name is Kristi and I am back on WW for the 2nd time and hopefully this will stay a permanant lifestyle change for me! The first time I joined (Feb 07) I lost 20lbs. I gained it back 7 months after stopping the program. Then I decided to do the program on my own and lost 17lbs...didn't take long to gain 15 of that back =( so here I go again!! This first week I have not done well because we have all been sick at my house but hopefully the couple of work outs I got in will benefit my weigh in on Monday. I love having eTools back!! I would love to meet some friends here to help keep me motivated and in check!! Thanks for reading this and letting me become a part of your group!
It's Just Me


F/46
Somewhere,
New Jersey
HI, I am Kim from NJ and this is my 4th time trying WW. I have decided to give it one more shot before I have lap band surgery. It has been one month since I have re-started and have lost 10 lbs. I hope I can do it this time!
*****VERONICA*****


F/43
ARLINGTON,
Texas
My name is Veronica and I just joined ww watchers need all the support one cna get hope I hear from some of you all. I live here in Arlington texas.
Cheryl


F/39
,
North Carolina
Hi, I joined WW 2 weeks ago. Lost 3.2 lbs 1st week. will weigh in again on Monday. I am trying real hard not to weigh at home, but I just do not feel like I am losing anything. I have increased my activity and am following the WW recipes. Although I am cooking for family of 7 and it is challenging.
Would appreciate any meal ideas.
Dee


F/34
LEVITTOWN,
Pennsylvania
Hey all! I just joined Weight Watchers Online today! I am weighing in at 206 and I hope that by putting those numbers in writing for the world of myspace to see will help me stay on track and lose this weight!! I would love to give support to those that need it, and could use some support also. Good luck to all of you on this weight loss expedition, we can do this!!
**Becca Boo**


F/32
,
Indiana
Hi, I have started WW for the second time. The first time went well but then I got lazy. So hopefully I can stay on track this time.
Erin


F/27
Yuma,
Arizona
hey all! I am a mother of a 9 month old baby boy and I'm not like some people who snap back after having a baby and needed help. i joined WW a little over 11 weeks ago and have lost over 10 lbs. so far. i love it, but its tough when your husband isn't on it with you and still expects his usual dinner. so im making 2 dinners, and trying to please my baby. well its going good so far, but difficult at times. anybody have any recipes or ideas on some things that help lose more weight, let me know. bye!
candace


F/35
PORTLAND,
Maine
hi
im candace..i started weight watchers about 2 1/2 years ago. i had lost 65 pounds, was doing great and loving it. about 1/2 of that time i stopped going. i was too sad to do anything, diet, exersize, meeting. i didnt care about any of it. i put on about 20 of those pounds back. once i everything started getting too tight to wear. i started going back. and im so glad i did. im almost at a loss of 10 pounds now and im exersizing everyday again. its harder this time around to stay on track. especially since i do like my body better these days. and i love to go out to eat. :) but i am determined to take off that last 40 and meet my goals. and i always give credit where credit is due....me :) and weight watchers.
H~


F/34
,
Alabama
Hi! My name is Heather and I started WW 2 and a half weeks ago. I dropped 11.2 pounds first two weeks and even actually cheated on Sundays (not a lot). I am doing the CORE program and it seems to really work for me. Fat free popcorn is my best friend, and I really eat all the time throughout the day. GRIN.

I have 5 sons, and my last three were all born within 2 years.. They are 7, 6, and 5 and took a huge toll on my body. Shortly after that I ended up having to undergo a hysterectomy and WOW, started gaining gaining gaining. Ugh.

I guess what I am having a problem with is that I don't look like I weigh as much as do and I never have. I am 5'9" and about a size 15 depending on the day and I currently weigh 226. According to the 'charts'my weight should be between 135 and 169. I have weighed as low as 117 back when I had a severe eating disorder and I see pictures and I looked disgusting. I can't imagine being 135. I think my body type, I would look emaciated. I don't see how that could be healthy, at least not for me. 169 sounds about right, or even 160 but is that shortchanging myself? Should I really try to get down to 135????

Anyone else wonder about that??
!PROUD HISP@NIC LOVER!


F/35
UTICA,
New York
HELLO I LIKE THAT I FOUND YOU ON MYSPACE, MY THING IS I HATE FOOD{YEA NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE SAY THIS} I DON'T EAT LUCKY IF ONCE A DAY AS LONG AS I HAVE SOMETHING TO DRINK. I LOVE BUYING THINGS TO READ ON DIETING BUT THE FOOD IS ALOT PLUS WE DON'T EAT ANY OF THE FOOD ON THE LIST. IN MY HOUSE IS NOTHING BUT SPANISH FOOD AND I CAN'T FIND LOW CAL RECIPES FOR SPANISH FOOD IF ANYONE CAN HELP MY EARS AND EYES ARE OPEN. HOPE TO FIND FRIENDS ON HERE. I CAN TELL YOU ALITTLE ABOUT ME I HAVE A VERY BIG PROBLEM AS WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER I WAS SKINNY BUT I SEEN A BIG GIRL AND I USE TO EAT BUT MAKE IT COME BACK UP AND NOW IF I EAT ALOT I FEEL SICK AND MY BODY DOES IT BY ITSELF SO I STAY AWAY FROM FOOD I DO KNOW I NEED TO EAT MORE TO LOOSE BUT IT IS SO HARD.
Best Celeste


F/23
,
Texas
Hello my name is Celeste! I am 23 years old, and I am getting married in a year! I am hoping to lose 50 lbs, but I have been trying this for the last 2 years and I keep going back to my old ways. I have been trying to use WW online, so if anyone can relate please let me know. I am going to try to get back on the plan and do it the right way. So wish me luck and I wish everyone the best!!
e&Princess Atti2ede&


F/32
Soon to be Sun Country,
Michigan
Hi everyone! My name is Heather Im almost 32 and I currently live in Michigan, soon to move to Phoenix. I have been a long time member of weight watchers, the first time back in 1993 where I reached my goal and became a lifetime member, and the second time was in 2000. I had a bout of cancer in 1995 and after remission I gained about 60 out of nowhere!! So now here I am again trying to get a little excess weight off just to feel a little bit better about looking at my marvelous self in the mirror!! I have about 40lbs total to lose. I haven't officially started Weight Watchers at a meeting or online, Im just keeping track of my points on my own here at home, as I can't really afford to join right now. No how excited was I to see that WW has joined myspace so I can get some support from all of the wonderful people on here!! If anyone wants to chat Im usually around!
The Dok's wife


F/32
Stratford,
Connecticut
OK like 5th time trying it. IDK if it's gonna work but I am past 210 and that is not ok for me I am really short and my knees are starting to hurt. I pray I can do this.
ms_deemeaner


F/36
ALBUQUERQUE,
New Mexico
Hello.! I started WW in January, it works when u work it....however, i fell off track with my schedule being so crazy, so here i am again! I work nights 3 days a week, and go to college during the day in the week so my schedule is wacked out!!! Anyone with similar eating issues? I never know when to eat!
The world is also day walker based...so any night owls hit me up!
Nana


F/47
,
Missouri
I just wanted to say that I never thought I would try soy products, but guess what I did and I like alot of them.I tried the Boca grilled flame hambuger and they are just 1 pt and they taste wonderful, REALLY!!! Also today I had a Boca Chick'n pattie and it was to very good, it is 3 pt's and they are really filling. I aslo tried the sausage links by morning star and did not like and tried the barbque riblets by garden burger and they were good and 3-4 pt's can't remember off hand.


Funny how we have our minds made up that we don't like something before we try it.I would of never guessed that I would of tried any of it and liked it for that matter!!So I think we have to be open to new ideas and foods!!
Nana


F/47
,
Missouri
Kristi [Vote for David Cook!] wrote:
Hi, my name is Kristi and I am back on WW for the 2nd time and hopefully this will stay a permanant lifestyle change for me! The first time I joined (Feb 07) I lost 20lbs. I gained it back 7 months after stopping the program. Then I decided to do the program on my own and lost 17lbs...didn't take long to gain 15 of that back =( so here I go again!! This first week I have not done well because we have all been sick at my house but hopefully the couple of work outs I got in will benefit my weigh in on Monday. I love having eTools back!! I would love to meet some friends here to help keep me motivated and in check!! Thanks for reading this and letting me become a part of your group!


Hi Kristi, My name is Brenda and I am now a lifetimer at ww after trying 4 different times.For me this time to make it was willing to really change things and make it a lifestyle and not look at it as a DIET!!Plus exercising and getting the water in, not to say I don't fall off track but I get back on.I hope to hear back from you as we all could use alot of support and idea's to help keep us on the program!!I am on my space.Nana_Baird
*Michelle*


F/25
Phoenixville,
Pennsylvania
Hey Everyone. My name is Michelle and I am currently 6lbs away from hitting 100 total pounds lost. You can check out my blog on myspace and also my video of my journey. I look forward getting to know you.


Much Love and support,

Michelle
La Bella


F/26
HYDE PARK,
MASSACHUSETTS
Hello to all!

My name is Taina. I been on Weight Watchers for 3 years on and off. This time around I was determined to take the weight off. With the help from my leader at the meetings and the support WW boards and me, I made lifetime this month! :)
I love Weight Watchers! This is a lifestyle change not a diet.
:)Ann:(


F/37
Between both places I'm going,
Tennessee
Let's see where do I start. I think this is my 3rd try. I know weight wathcers is the right way to go because it's about learning the right way to eat. The only way to keep weight off is to change how you eat.

I know need to lose 100lbs to be where I want and should be.
Would love a WW buddy to check and chat with me daily, hourly, mintute, second.....ha!
novella


F/35
Christiansburg,
Virginia
hey ladies good job with picking ww it is really a great program to join. good luck on your jounary.
Kristy


F/36
,
Illinois
Hi, I'm Kristy and have been on WW since the end of Oct. I have currently lost 43 pounds and look and feel so much better! I am so happy with the journey I am taking and do believe this is a lifestyle change not a DIET! My whole family is eating better and feeling better! The most important thing I have learned is to write everything down. If it goes in my mouth it goes on paper. That has really helped me in losing the weight.
ANN


F/40
TONAWANDA,
NEW YORK
Hello My name is ANN! been on the weight roller coaster and want to get off and stay on track!!
Champ


F/29
University Place,
Washington
Hi I'm Wendy, I've already introduced my inner fat girl on (I think) page 28. This is the profile of the new Wendy....Whatever that means. I've been on this journey for a long time and can admit I'm in the middle of an identity crisis. About a year and a half ago I was about 15lbs away from my goal weight and I got in a controling abusive relationship. She made fun of my weigh loss efforts, she sabotaged and she controled me for one of the longest hardest years of my life. Now I'm in a better space.... my life is great but I've put on about 30lbs. Now I realize that I used to weigh 303 lbs and I'm far from the "Inner fat girl" I used to be, but when I look in the mirror I still see an over weight girl. I want to look like the girl who was about to achieve her goal. I'm headed back in the right direction. I now have a great support network at home, but getting back on the wagon isn't as easy as I had hoped. I have to (in a sense) reprogram myself, unlearn bad habits, and remotivate myself. My ultimate goal is to be a Weight Watchers Leader someday. The best motivation for me is helping others achieve their goals. I want to help others see that they themselves are a priority and despite lifes twists and turns living healthy and happy is possible.
Tricia


F/36
LAS VEGAS,
Nevada
Today is the start of week 8. I'm down a total of 16.4 and I'm .6 away from my 10%. I had a really rough weigh in day last week. I was up 1.2 and I lost my job all in the same day. My leader talked about HALT(S). She adds the 's'for stress and I tried to focus on that all week. I lost what I gained and an additional pound. I look forward to meeting many new friends on here!
**SnOw**


F/33
LIVINGSTON,
New Jersey
My name is Meredith, I am 33- female living in NJ! I have done WW before, but this time is for real. I reached 25 lbs last Saturday. I usually do Flex, but I am commited to Core for awhile. I work out 5 times a week, 2 times with a trainer. I love meeting new people and I love to scrapbook.

Nice to meet everyone.
Mary Pat


F/37
ORANGEBURG,
South Carolina
Hello, everybody!

My name is Mary Pat and I have been a member for almost 2 years. I reached lifetime member status in March 2007 after losing 70lbs total. I was able to maintain for quite a while, that is until I quit smoking on 12/1/07. Then the holidays rolled in. I gained 12lbs. I started going to meetings again about a month ago and have lost 5lbs so far (my trip to Disney didn't help!!!). I am glad to see WW on myspace! Any extra support I can get is appreciated.

Keep up the good work, everyone! WW is not a diet, but rather a lifestyle change.

Mary Pat
BECKY


F/32
FAIRBURY,
Illinois
Hi I just started WW 2 weeks ago and have already lost 9lbs I couldn't believe it I was so happy I can't wait to weigh in next week, I am so looking forward to taking off the weight and living again:)
Renea


F/35
,
Ohio
Hello,
I just started WW last Saturday and I am very excited as well as nervous to see how I do. I definitely know I have the personality that starts things full force but then as time goes on I tend to slowly slip away from my "task". I'm looking at this (as I should be) as a life style change but know I have a lot of learning to do! Tomorrow is my first weigh in and I'm both looking forward to it and nervous at the same time. My first week has been a good one, my husband has been supportive with the meal changes and my 2 girls are getting used to the changes as well.
I enjoy reading all your thoughts , ideas, and comments on here and wish everyone much success!
FaintStarlite, Thank you for giving us all an outlet to help us on our life changing journey!
Yasmanda


F/24
MIDLAND,
Texas
Hello, hello!! My name is Mandy and this is my 17th week on WW. I started WW Jan. 3 of this year at 194.8 and I was doing GREAT up untill about 4 weeks ago. I fell off the WW bandwagon during Easter and have had a hard time getting back on ever since.

I lost a total of 17.4lbs but since Easter I have gained 3.8lbs of that weight back. So I am back in the 180's and looking foward to finding my way back down to the 170's. I have a positive outlook on things today and I feel like I'm back on program.

Mandy
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F/35
ONTARIO,
California
hi, my name is jannette. i am a newbie with ww and am very excited to be a part of the program. i have 3 sons and you would think that as much running around as i do, it's be skinny as a rail, lol NOT :)
Sheila


F/35
,
Minnesota
Hello,
My name is Sheila. I live in Southern MN. I have been on Weight Watchers since Aug. 2007. I have lost 12 pounds. But since I went on vacation, I seem to have lost track of points & weight. Now I am getting back on track.
Just checking in.
*KAYE*


F/38
KOKOMO,
Indiana
Hello, I am Kaye, I am from Indiana. I have been going to WW for about a month, I joined online, didn't start going to meetings for about a month then finally attended one. I have lost 5's but lately I am just staying the same, which isn't bad, but I would rather be losing!! I enjoy the program and love the meeings, my leader is so "upbeat" and awesome. These last 2 weeks have been tough though, I have been in a "rut" no motivation and kind of "don't care" I am planning in getting back on track this week. I just want to feel better about myself and fit back into some clothes that have become a bit tight. Of course I would love to lose a lot of weight, but a little at a time is the 1st step. Eating healthy is a big goal! Keeping those healthy habits!! Only one thing I wish I could change, I wish I could meet more gals my around my age and kind of have somone else to talk with about things when I feel I am doing something I "shouldn't" I look forward to hearing from "friends" on here and welcome anyone to contact me!! I send my praises to everyone who has taken that 1st step and keep up the great work!!!

Look forward to hearing from you!!

Kaye
deodata


F/44
HYANNIS,
Massachusetts
Hi I am a frequent flyer of WW. I was a few years ago 204 ponds I dropped 30 and fell out of program. Bounced back and forth. Last summer I dropped 30 and got to 153 following the program by myself ( I have all the books here) I could get into size 10 pants and wear bathing suit. I went to a family reunion and even my brothers and sisters couldnot beleive how I looked. And I felt great.
Well now I am back on the program as of my 4th week I am down 7.6 pounds.
And I am greatful there is a WW myspace. I like to read other peoples stories as they go through the program.
renay


F/43
PITTSBURG,
Texas
Hi my name is Yolanda but called me Rene I am and 43 years old and I have diabetes plus in the pass have had two strokes and I am doing great I want to diet but as u already know diabetes are not suppose to diet just cut back on carbs. But as you already know that not good for diabetic but I already cut backs on a lot and still it not helping me at all. I considered have the weight surgery but I am scare too cause it is so many after effects and I dont want to chance it any way. so I though about this ww I have a friend that already does the ww and I told her I want to come and see how it is for ww.it seems great so far as from what my friend tell me I am willing to try I have try so many others and have lost money after money and at time I just want to give up but this is my health I dont want go backward I want to go forward.
deodata


F/44
HYANNIS,
Massachusetts
I am a frequent flyer of WW and gained back 30 pounds I had lost last year so hear I am again and I feel more motivated and positive. I also am on my 6th week and lost a total of 10 pounds so far. I keep my size 10 jeans on my dresser to keep me focused of where I want to be and how I want to feel
Melissa


F/26
Colorado Springs,
Colorado
Hi my name is Melissa. I joined WW for the first time on Valentine's Day of this year. I know it sounds silly, but I asked my husband to let me join as a gift that day. Sure enough he said "yes". I've lost 16.4 pounds and am hoping to get to my 10% goal over the next week. My husband is now doing the program and he says it is great. I have another 50 pounds that I would like to lose. I have a family reunion in Jan 2009 to attend, and I would love to show up and have everyone be in awe. If anybody would like to message me and have a support friend, please add me as a friend. I hope to find others who are in the same position as me. Have a great day.
(¯'·..e&·Marie·.e&.·'¯)


F/34
Belen,
New Mexico
Hello..Im Marie From New Mexico..My friend Melissa and i joined weight watchers 7 weeks ago....27.7 pounds gone! wow finally something that's liveable and works!
Rita


F/49
EVANSVILLE,
Indiana
Hi everybody, I am Rita. I joined WW in Oct. of 2003. I lost 64.6 lbs, I am a lifetime member. I am very proud of that!!! I just wanted to tell everyone that every day is a challenge to stay on track and keep the weight off. Yesterday after I got off work I got a phone call. It was my mother-in-law. She wanted to know if I wanted half of a coconut cream pie she had. I told her that I was the only one in the house that liked coconut cream pie, and I didn't want it. She said OK, that she would just throw the other half away. I told her that was probably a good idea. I would rather that pie be put in the trash than show up on my hips and thighs later. So you see, after 4 1/2 years every day is still a challenge. You need your willpower everyday, while you are losing and when you are trying to maintain your weight. I hope that everyone has a great week :)
e& Love Junkie


F/21
,
South Carolina
Hey everyone!! I'm Shana. I am 21. I have a one year old daughter who is my world. Her dad and I have just been in the worst rut of eating the whole 3 years we've known each other and have both gained a good 30-40 pounds. I have decided to make a change. I'm only 21, but i feel much older. I want to be in great shape to be a role model to my daughter.

My aunt and i joined weight watchers for the first time about 3 years back. I LOVED IT, but later on couldn't afford to do it. I'm just trying to get the money up to buy the kit offline so i can do it @ home. Wish me luck =)

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F/34
Belen,
New Mexico
good luck shana!
~ Julia ~


F/29
,
OHIO
Hi,
I am on day 3 of WW. I attended my first meeting on Tuesday and am excited to meet other woman! I have never felt so good these past couple days and I am so excited to shed the pounds!! I am a pampered chef consultant in Ohio and gained weight doing that and of course having babies! :) I hope to get to know others on here as well! Just message me!
Pretty in INK


F/26
WOODSVILLE,
New Hampshire
Hello Girls..... My name is Lizz I'm 26, This is my first time on WW, I have been on it since Feb 7th 2008, I've lost 30lbs. My Goal weight is 117 Which means I have 20 more to go. I'm feeling great, but the last couple of weeks the weight lost has decreased ALOT. If anyone has any suggestion or ideas to help me I would love them. I really want to lose the 20lbs before July this year. MAybe I'm asking for to mucj to quickly, but I really want to wear my bathing suits(yes suits I bought 3 this year) I haven't worn on since I was in the Marine Corps and would really want to. My husband has been great he is very helpful with this. I've been married for 3 years. I just want to Love MYSELF again. If anyone needs support or someone to chat with, I'm really good a helping other just not helping myself:-) check me out at www.myspace.com/lizzyoung.
Good Luck all you sexy, beautiful woman. Don't forget that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
e& dani e&


F/27
BELLEVILLE,
Illinois
Hi-
My name is Danielle. I have been on WW for 9 wks now and have lost 12.8. I have done WW before but never was ready for the lifestyle change. I finally made my mind up and I am sticking to it. I will hopefully be getting married in the near feature and i would like to be down to a decent size. I am so glad I found this site. I have already made a new friend. :). Keep up the good work. :)
what else


F/28
San Antonio,
Texas
Hi I am stacy. I am 28(next month) and i am trying to do weight watchers again. My first time i was doing really great on it and then i got pregnant. Now almost 3 years later i am having a hard time sticking to it. I have to boys a 5 and 1 1/2 year old. I guess that's it for now.
Shawna


F/30
RICHMOND,
Kentucky
I started WW in Oct.2005 I lost 40 lbs in about 8 months. I felt so good. Last year I seem to keep it off going to the occasional meeting. Then my husband got a new job, he worked a lot out of town it was very stressful, so now I have gained about 20 back. I hate it. I went to my meeting last month and then it seed like everything went crazy I missed the next week. Then I went the next week. I want to lose my weight again so bad but I can not get motivated. Lets help each other!
Laurie


F/37
Sacramento,
California
Good Morning. My name is Laurie and I live in California.
I am married with 2 kids...ages 13 & 9. I am a Realtor with Keller Williams.
I am rejoining WW today after being off the program for a year and gaining back 25 pounds of the 80 pounds I worked so hard to lose.
Offically Taken


F/32
Staten Island,
New York
Hello been on weight watchers 1 1/2 weeks. This is not my first time on the plan, all the other times I have given up, wasn't my time. This time it is definitly my time. I am for the first time in my life, totally in control of things. I do not feel pressured or like i will let someone down if I gain anything. This time it is for me. I need to lose a total of 91 lbs and I am already down 4... I know I can do it and am so excited about the journey!
Muffin


F/42
NEW YORK,
New York
Hi. My name is Karla (aka Muffin, aka Special K). This is my 10th time (I guess, could be more as I lost count) joining WW. I am on the core plan and it seems to be working out fo rme now. I also have osteoarthritis in my right knee. The only think helping it is taking spin classes 6x a week. The difference in my walking is amazing!

Talk to you later ladies, boss man is calling me. :)
Complex Simplicity


F/29
ROSEDALE,
New York
Hi most people call me Beanie, i just started ww on the core system. I am also insulin resistance, the mommy to an almost 4 year old little girl. I am also a wife. So i have no time no energy but i am going to stick to this
Missy


F/41
TUCKERTON,
New Jersey
Hi, My name is Missy. I am a 42 year old mother of 2 boys, 16 and 13. I joined W.W. for about the millionith time this passed Wednesday. I was on it about 3 1/2 years ago and had lost 63 lbs. I have gained back all but 2 lbs. and am so nervous that I am not going to be able to do it again. I have 100 lbs to lose and I look at the number and just get discouraged. I know I need to start with a reasonable goal of losing 10 lbs or something like that but that "100" is still stuck in my head. Help!!!
Honi


F/45
LEEDS,
Alabama
saw your post on myspace weight watchers.. I just joined too.. I am new too myspace but have a blog if you want to come visit please do.. www.healthyhoni.blogspot.com ..
I am pretty nervous too about starting over again for the millenth time I have 60 pounds to lose.. so I do understand how you feel.. we will get it right.. one step at a time! I joined WW Friday and started today i am doing it online.
Well much luck to you
Honi
Julie


F/39
SILVER SPRINGS,
FLORIDA
I know about the job loss thing. I worked at a bank and last month was given my layoff notice. Never saw it coming! So, I decided to use this time to work on me. I joined WW and have lost 2.6 pounds in my first week. I am trying not to stress over money so I don't run to the fridge. :)
Erin


F/31
,
New Jersey
Hello. I'm 31 from NJ. I started WW on Jan 9. I just couldn't get the other half of that baby weight off. I'm now down 27.4 pounds total. And I'm back into my size 2 jeans. I'm starting to feel sexy again. I'm almost ready for Summer.
denimystic


F/38
The Hub City,
Texas
Hi y'all! I've been a member of WW for since August 2007. I've lost over 60 pounds! Weight Watchers saved my life! I've gone from a size 18 to a size 10!! I still have about 12 pounds left to loose but I already feel like a thin person!

Be an After stay an After!! Check it out:
Auntie Jordan


F/27
Santa Ana wit the bawlers,
California
Hello! My name is Jordan and I have joined WW like 10 times! I skipped my meeting today and I cannot seem to get on track! I am so frustrated! Am I just wasting my time?
Kimmik95


F/35
Lancaster,
Pennsylvania
I've been on WW several times - stopping twice because of pregnancy! Last time I was on WW I lost over 20 lbs before getting pregnant. I did the core program, which was really easy for me and the weight just fell off. I'm almost completed my 5th week and I've already lost 14.2 lbs. I'm doing to core again and I like it alot. Even before joining this time, I was trying to switch to more healthy and organic foods, so I feel really good about what I am eating right now. I can stick to this. The biggest thing that has changed about me this time is that I really think that I deserve to be successful this time. My whole attitude is set right. My mom is doing it with me - so that helps too. My goal is to lose 35 lbs total.
Julie


F/39
SILVER SPRINGS,
FLORIDA
I am trying my best to stay motivated to... my new outlook...

One day at a time... One ounce at a time.

I vow I will be happy if I stay even or even loose just a 10th of an ounce. I will be upset with a gain BUT it will be a time to reflect and see what I did differently and fix it. Did miss a couple days of exercise? Splurge in my eating?

My first weigh in was last Thursday ... down 2.6 pounds. Tomorrow will be my second day. If you get a chance on Discovery Health watch the shows with Dr. Oz. Everything we do to change our body adds time to our life!! Keep pluggin'away.

~~ Julie
Jessica


F/38
BROWNSVILLE,
Texas
Hello , My name is Jessica I'm a stay at home mom and I'm 38 years old . I gained alot of weight during my last pregnancy but my last child just turned 2 and i'm still fat. I weight 227. This is a first time i've been a stay at home mom as well. I went from totally active to no activity and fealing sad and I know it's because of my weight. Today is day one and i ate breakfast for the first time in a long time and thinking of what i'm going to have for lunch and thinking of something active to do but i'm online trying to get motivated instead. I know this is not going to be easy. I'm having a hard time getting started on a fitness plan. My plan is to take the clothe off of my threadmill and use it for thirty minutes. Wish me luck . I gotta go now. I have to go change my baby's poopy pamper again.
Vote Clinton


F/34
TOBYHANNA,
PENNSYLVANIA
HI! I am trying to restart WW. I love to work out but have no will power with food, I binge all the time! I need support! I am in a sorta isolated area and WW is only 1x per week. Meeting support is not an option. I hope a few online friends can help!
~E~


F/29
MILWAUKEE,
WISCONSIN
HI. My name is Erin 28 with a 10 year old son. I join WW in mid November. So far so great. Why didnt I start a long time ago? So far down 33 with a whole lot to go, but I am ready for the challenge!
Daniela


F/28
BROOKLYN,
New York
I joined WW back in July 07 and I am hooked. I love the results I have gotten. I hope to never fall off the wagon and remain on WW for the long haul. One thing I have noticed is that this program works, you just have to wrok the program. Good luck to everyone. I am only a click away if anyone ever has a ?, I am addicted to WW.
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F/36
,
New York
Ive been doing WW for 14 weeks now and down 17lbs. I didnt make my 10% in 10 weeks so im determined to do better now. I joined a gym 2 weeks ago and am starting to master the ELLIPTICAL! Thats a HARD machine! Ive gotten up to a mile and a half but thats after taking a 5 minute break after 3 quarters of a mile...lol

My only issue is learning to write things down. One of the girls I work with did so starting last week and lost 3lbs...I tried yesterday but I didnt keep up. Im going to try again tomorrow.

Anyone have ideas how to make it easy to write down PLEASE suggest something!

Thank you!
Jenn


F/34
BELLMAWR,
New Jersey
I just found WW on myspace, how cool! I have been a WW member for going on 6yrs now. I have been a lifetime member for almost 3.
My advice about writing down is to make the journal be seen whenever possible. Like put it on the fromt seat of you car, on your table, etc. If you see it, you will write in it!!
Can you make a deal with another family member (WW or not) to hand in your journal to them?
Tabby


F/34
WAUSAU,
Wisconsin
I started WW 2005, lost 30 lbs, then I got pregnant. Which was planned, gained weight and now my son is almost 15 months now and I still have 10lbs got go before I get back to my pre baby weight. I just cant seem to get back into it. I really need help! Any suggestions?
Kimberly


F/29
WILSON,
North Carolina
My name is Kimberly, I'm in a wheelchair. I just started WW 24th of April. I'm am going to do the best I can and stay on it this time. So Tips or Advice are welcome.

God Bless!
Tina


F/29
,
Pennsylvania
Hi, I'm Tina, I started doing w.w. last year, lost 20 + lbs and gained it all back, so I rejoined, but now I'm back off the band wagon...I don't know what it is, but I feel like I've lost all my motivation and that really sucks !!! I wish I had a work out buddy near me, but most of my friends that I've started with either quit or started doing other things, I stuck with it by myself for awhile then I just started slowly drownin'my self back in to food...anyways, I'm on here to make friends and get MOTIVATED !!!!
Jennifer


F/31
,
Pennsylvania
Hi My name is Jennifer. I am 31 yrs old. Married for almost 11 years, 2 children. My son is 10 and my daughter is 7. It seems so overwhelming but it has to be done. Procrastination only makes more of it. Its affecting my health and I'm headed down a scarey path if I don't lose it and maintain it. What am I talking about? My ever increasing weight! I lost 38 pounds about 4 years ago and now I've gained it all back and then some.

I always say I'll lose it when I have the time, the money, the willpower, etc. We went to the DC zoo on Saturday and my feet and my knees still hurt. I am very out of shape and at times I had to stop walking to catch my breath. We were leisurely walking along--not a sprint or a race, but I was out of breath.

So starting tomorrow I am back on Weight Watchers online program! We paid for three months of the online program to get me started. I need accountability!! Please hold me accountable! Don't be afraid to ask me what I am eating or if I am exercising. The worst time for me is night time snacking before bed especially while Troy is on night work.

I also ordered "The Firm" workout DVDs with the fanny lifter on Ebay. I've wanted this exercise program for quite a while so I went ahead and bought it! I need to lose 60-65 pounds to be my pre-pregnancy weight. My short term goal is to lose 18 pounds by July 22 (our 11th anniversary). I'll decide on another goal after I meet that one. I need your encouragement and support as I take on this challenge! Any emails, phone calls or other encouragement would be extremely helpful! Thanks so much..and let the permanent lifestyle changes begin!
Amber


F/32
Erlanger,
Kentucky
Hey Everyone!!
My name is Amber. I am a 32 year old female from Erlanger, Kentucky. I have tried so many diets in the past and nothing is working. I am 95lbs overweight and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror anymore. I want to do something about it but I don't have the emotional support around me that I need. Would anyone be willing to be that emotional support for me?


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Daisy


F/36
BATESBURG,
South Carolina
Hi, I am Daisy. I am a mother of two teenage boys-17 and 19. I have been married for 19 years. I joined ww on April 29, 2008. I have done so good so far. I am pushing to lose at least 30 pounds by the end of September. I know I can do it. I just have to stick with it. So I will hope and pray for encouragement from everyone.

Daisy
*~ROBIN~*


F/40
Pembroke,
Georgia
Hi, My name is Robin. I am a 40 year old Wife, Mom of 3 girls, Grandmother of 3 boys. On July 9, 2007 at the age of 39 I had a stroke. Thank GOD it was a mild one but bad enough to scare the crap out of me and make me change my life forever. I have learned to Eat Healthy with Weight Watchers since 8-13-07. I have lost a total of 86.0 lbs. I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!! I actually started watching my diet before I joined weight watchers so Total I have lost is 111lbs. since 3-21-07.
I could not do this without the help of the Lord and all the support I get by going to my weekly meetings...I find that staying for the meetings are very important for me. I need all the support I can get. I still have around 100 more lbs. to go to reach my goal. I am living proof that ANYONE CAN REALLY DO THIS!!!!!
Tess


F/24
,
North Carolina
Hi Everybody! My name's Tessa and I've done Weight Watchers Online on and off for the past few years. I am back on and my weigh-in day will be Friday. This Friday will be my starting weight.
Amber


F/32
Erlanger,
Kentucky
Hi
I read your profile and I am wishing you much luck. You can become friends with me if you want.



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Michelle


F/47
Sandy Eggo,
California
Weight Watchers wrote:
Let's get to know each other, so say hello!

Hi my name is Michelle I'm 47 yrs. old married and a SAHM of three. I started W.W. online on 1-2-08. and I just found W.W. on Myspace.
Lately I've had trouble staying on program. This week two of my children are having B-days and theres Mother's Day of course! I'm having a real problem lately avoiding sweets it seems. Last week I fell off the wagon and made really bad food choices and wasn't able to get much excercise in.
I have lost 18.5 lbs to date- I've done W.W. before and while I didn't lose all of the weight I did have a 40 lb. loss. I was sidelined with a knee injury and then developed asthma I gained all but 10 of the lbs. back of the 40 I lost unfortunately. So fast forward to 1-2-08 since joining W.W. again I've noticed that this time my weight is coming off so much slower. It's been a real struggle for me lately.
I get my primary excercise on the treadmill I do 90 minutes at 4.0 at a 4% incline. (a couple of weeks ago I put the incline at 4% I had been doing it at level.)
So that's my story so far I'm struggling to stay on program lately.
If anyone would like to add me on your Myspace please feel free I can always use the support and offer up some!
Jennie


F/29
Canton,
Texas
Hello!! My name is Jennie. I currently live in Canton, Texas. I started WW did it for lil bit, lost almost 20 pounds and the stopped. I go back and forth with it. The funny thing is that my lil niece asked me why I was fat? And you know I didn't get mad because what came to me at that moment was choices. For me it was choices. Not everyone is that way. But, it was the wake up I really needed. I simply told her that sometimes, when you make bad choices on food you gain weight. And when you make good healthy choices you keep the weight off and stay healthy. This is so funny because I never thought that something like that would hit me the way it did. Because I know the next time I see her she is gonna be like Jennie, are we still making bad choices? Which is cool, because now with WW I can show her how to make good choices. Shes too young to really understand it all, but the most important thing I want her to learn out of all of this is there are good choices and bad choices. Thanks for listening!! (I just wanted to share this because I thought it was cool, I hope no one was offended by it, I know there are some things that happen that we don't choose and for that I am sorry but we can choose to do the right thing and stay posative and it will work out in the end!)
Jenn


F/32
COLUMBUS,
Ohio
My name is Jenn, I am have been married for almost 11 years and we have 3 beautiful children together (2 girls and a boy) and I also have a step son. I have been with my husband since high school off and on and I know he loves me no matter what, but it is time for me to love me. It is a work in progress for me and feels slow at times, but I am making the right choices and I like that. My mom and I joined together so that helps and we go to weekly meetings, but I am one of the youngest members there and I am just looking for support from other members more my age. Thanks!
*~CIN~*


F/23
NAPA,
California
Hey everyone!

My name is Cinthia, this is my second time on weigh watchers, my first time around i lost 40 pounds and was doing so well the I lost my father to a heart attack, and i went off program for about a year but i started back up 2/1/08 and I am determined to make it to my personal goal this time around for my self and my dad! I love you dad! I have about 60 pounds to make it to goal.

I'm 23 with a wonderful supportive boyfriend of almost 3 years. No kids but three very very spoiled kittens! I'm open to talking to anyone, so please feel free to message me, the more support buddies the better!
Rob


M/22
Levittown,
New York
Howdy! My name is Rob and I'm from Long Island. I'm into Week 3 now and it's great. I've lost 8 pounds over the course of the last two weigh-ins. I'm really pleased with my leader as well as weightwatchers.com. The message boards are very motivational.

I have a website for my journey: www.freewebs.com/rudeawakenings99
e&Teresae&


F/30
Wildomar,
CALIFORNIA
Hi! My name is Teresa and I started WW about a month ago and have lost 12lbs. I have found the easiest way to keep track of everything is with etools. All I have to do is type it in and it's calculated for me!~
Mandy and Keith


F/30
CHEYENNE,
Wyoming
Hello everyone.. I joined weight watchers on Feb 2 2008 and since then have lost 22.8lbs. Joining was the best decision I had made in awhile. The meetings are great..the leaders are wonderful...and I am starting to really enjoy this myspace site...so thanks. Good luck to everyone out there..
Theresa


F/20
Lewiston,
Idaho
Hello Everyone!
I have been on ww for 11 weeks and have lost 14.6 pounds! I have 2 more pounds to go til my 10% and i am incredibily excited. I started out at 166 and was still going up, and "I just had my baby" wasn't an excuse anymore when I realized my son was going to be 1 in one month! My husband didnt find me as atracting, i know he didnt, even though, bless his heart, he said i was attractive, and i knew i had to get back down to when we were dating. My goal is ultimately 135lbs. It was what i was when I graduated Highschool and ive only been out of school for 2 years this June. I feel so much healthier now, I am not embarrased to wear short sleeve shirts and my abs aren't getting flabby, but their getting fABulous. I tried them stupid diet pills, the fat flush diet, but when the only thing you can eat is meat, veggies, fruit, and water, I couldnt do it. Weight watchers is the all time di*t plan and i love it!!!
Theresa
~*Kandi*~


F/36
HOUSTON, TX but am Currently in Hobbs,
New Mexico
Hello, my name is Kandi I'm 36yrs old and a mother of 3 whose ages are 18, 17 and 8. I joined WW back in Nov. 2006 and attended a few WW meetings but my hextic schedule and soccer practices (My husband and I coached soccer) didn't allow me alot of free time. You would think that being active in sports I'd be in tip top shape~ NOT TRUE!~. I didn't have alot of time to prepare meals or plan meals and was always in a hurry.
OK, so it's been 2 years since then and we no longer do the coaching so what is my excuse now I ask myself. I guess we just get lazy and comfortable with the way we look, we start wearing baggy clothes so we don't notice our clothes is fitting tighter. We stay away from mirrors so we don't have to look at ourselves, other than brushing our hair and brushing our teeth. My husband tells me he loves the way I am, but " I DON'T LOVE ME" the way I am. I need some motivation!!! I've lost alot of weight in the past and I know I can be very disciplined, but why can't I get motivated. My 18 yr old daughter took a picture of me by the lake feeding the geese and I couldn't believe that was me in the picture. I was disgusted by the way I looked, I needed to do something!!!!!!!!!! That was the motivation I needed.
Yesterday - 5-8-08 I made a life-changing decision, I was going to change my whole way of looking at food. " I NEED FOOD TO LIVE~ NOT~ I LIVE FOR FOOD!!" It's not hard to follow WW, it's staying motivated to want to follow WW. If anyone feels the way I do, you can add me as a friend. We can't do this alone, we need others to encourage us along the way. And if I can encourge anyone, you bet I will.
~Beautiful Disaster~


F/28
Tuscalusa,
Alabama
Hello! I statred weight watchers a month ago! I went today to weight in and I've lost 16 lbs! that makes me happy! Happy to meet you all.
Andrea


F/27
ATLANTA,
Georgia
Hello how are you doing?

From: Andrea, Strawberry, DiamondCurves
Kristina


F/31
SAUGERTIES,
New York
hi i just started yesterday and i am excited about the journey. it was a mothers day gift to myself and to my kids to get healthy.
Shell Finder


F/52
,
Illinois
I just started following the weight watchers program today. I am trying to get back on my feet from hip surgery. I have gained so much weight. If anyone has any secrets ..ing me get through wanting sweets let me know.

Victoria
Heather


F/38
INDIANAPOLIS,
Indiana
In '04 I lost 45 lbs on WW and was doing Tae Kwan Do 3 times a week. I wasn't the skinniest I have ever been but was in the best shape. I kept the weight off for 2 years and then went back to college full time. The stress and lack of time and energy to work out caused the weight to pile back on. I feel horrible, look horrible and am embarrassed. I have gone back to WW a couple of times but only lasted a couple weigh ins and then dropped off because I didn't have time or the desire to do it.

The "ahh ha" moment came to me today when I was on the local news talking about the stimulus check. I didn't even recognize myself and immediately worried about the people who haven't seen me in a while and might recognize me. I cannot go on like this anymore. I have said these words a million times but I mean it ... like I meant it years ago when I lost the weight. I know it wasn't that hard and it was sooooo rewarding.

I refuse to be embarrassed by my past 'failure'and will only look forward.


Good luck to all of you! I am starting my journey tomorrow!
*Norm Loves Cliff*


F/32
HAZLET,
New Jersey
Hi, I am sorta new to WW. I am on my 7th week, and let me say, I never thought I would stick to it, but I have. I have so far lost 13.4 pounds. I never would have done it without WW.
Shining Star


F/22
Glen Burnie,
Maryland
HI! I'm on my 6th week of WW and so far I have lost 4.8 lb (so close to the 5 pounds!!!). I am loving it so far. I cannot wait to get to my goal weight!
Angela


F/33
OKLAHOMA CITY,
Oklahoma
Hi, I started WW on March 26. Today starts week 8. I have lost 16 pounds as of today. Yeah....the turning point for me was when my scale at home said 250. What was next, 300. I needed to change my way of eating, my life. I don't want to have a lot of health problem and I am tired of close not fitting. Anyhow, I am happily married and have a husband that loves me anyhow. I have 3 wonderful children. A girl and 2 boys.
heather


F/37
Newport News,
Virginia
I am Heather. I have done WW before and lost the weight. I have gain the weight back but this time I need to try to kept it off this time.
Stephanie


F/24
The Beach,
California
Hi. I'm Stephanie. I've been doing WW for 19 weeks and I've lost 10.8 pounds. I have 3.2 to go to get to my 10% and my goal. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Good luck to everyone!
Melody


F/27
Kissimmee,
Florida
HI MY NAME IS MELODY I'M 27 I STARTED WW ON FEB 5 2008 I'VE LOST 30 LBS SO FAR, ITS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE, I FEEL GREAT I FEEL HEALTHY I FEEL HAPPY. BEST WISHES 4 ALL MY FELLOW WW PEOPLE XOXO
Ojos Verdes


F/36
Hi everyone. I am doing WW from home, I've been on the program on and off for a few months and am having trouble sticking to it. I would love to make some friends in this group to discuss our diet, exercise, and progress. If anyone is interested add me as a friend (sorry for the private profile but I am having problems with a stalker). I am also considering starting a WW blog/journal on my page.
Kimyatta


F/31
ALBANY,
Georgia
Hey...I'm Kimyatta...and I'm in week 2 of my ww journey....so far so good...and as long as I've been in this weight loss game...I feel like this is a program that will help me make those lifestyle changes....after my first weigh in this week...I was pleased. I lost 5.8 pounds...so...I'm looking forward to these positive changes...
Dee


F/26
Eddystone,
Pennsylvania
Hello all! My name is Dee and I just came back to WW after a few months. My goal is 70 lbs. I have 2 kids who are 4 and 2. If there's anything you'd like to know just ask :)
P.S. I live in PA
Amykins


F/25
NORCROSS,
Georgia
Hi everybody! My name is Amy, I'm 25, and I've been doing Weight Watchers for 8 weeks now. I've lost 13.6 pounds, and honestly, I have NEVER felt better about myself. I have a very good ways to go to get to my goal, but seeing results every single week has really kept me motivated, so I am sticking with WW for SURE. (Although there have been weeks where I lost less than a pound, I have not gained once!!) I love the program, my team leader, and the people at my meetings, and I look forward to getting to know some more fellow WWers! :)
buttrfleye


F/32
orlando,
Florida
Hey! My name is Angie and I am 32 yo. I started WW 5/1/08 and have lost 6.4 lbs! This is the BEST lifestyle change (not diet)! My only concern is my work. I have recently graduated college and I am now an RN. I work 3 days a week, but they are 15 hr days and I have a difficult time getting my points in on those days. I am staying positive though! I know I'll get it. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I am determined that this will work.
Taioko


F/25
Winter Springs,
Florida
Hi There! I'm Tosha, I'm from Winter Springs, FL. Just starting WW and VERY excited!! I have a lot of weight to lose and am confident that WW is the way to go. I hope to be making friends through this page and helping each other to reach our goals!
glitterbritta


F/26
Hi, I'm Britta, I'm 26 and I've been on Weight Watchers for three weeks. I've lost 4.8 pounds so far, my next WI is tomorrow, I'm very excited.
I love Weight Watchers and I tell everyone how great the program is. Unfortunately my parents don't really support me on my weight loss journey so it's important for me find inspiration online. I love the WW Myspace, it is truly inspiring!
Samantha


F/21
,
California
Hi my name is Sammy. I started weight watchers 8 weeks ago and have lost 10.8 pounds. I think i can feel it the most with my jeans they are looser and the jeans i wore to the first meeting feel like they are too big. This is my Fifth time doing weight watchers and i know that this time i will get to my goal. Instead of saying that i need to lose 140 pounds i am going in intervals of 5 pounds. There is this pair of jeans that i have had since i was in high school, they are a size 16 and i just think that would be incredible if i could fit into them again. OF course, i can't stop there but that will be a big celebration point as will losing 10%. In the four previous times i have been on weight watchers i haven't reached my 10% and i just cannot wait to reach it this time.
e&Laura Annee&


F/31
Greensburg,
Kentucky
Hi my name is Laura. I am currently pregnant with my third child and I was already overweight, so I am trying to keep it under control with the pregnancy and then be in a good position to lose the weight agter the baby gets here. I definately need a support system.
Kathy


F/41
ENCINAL,
Texas
Hello everyone, My name is Kathy I am 41 years old the mother to 5 wonderful kids and a grama to 3. I just started WW, , on top of being over weight I am also a Diebetic and I al so just quit smokeing after 30 years (I have been off the smokes for 66 days and counting. However in those 66 days I have gained 13 more pounds. I would love to make friends so if you would like Add me and lets chat.
*~ROBIN~*


F/40
Pembroke,
Georgia
Hi, My name is Robin. I am a 40 year old Wife, Mom of 3 girls, Grandmother of 3 boys. On July 9, 2007 at the age of 39 I had a stroke. Thank GOD it was a mild one but bad enough to scare the crap out of me and make me change my life forever. I have learned to Eat Healthy with Weight Watchers since 8-13-07. I have lost a total of 86.0 lbs. I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!! I actually started watching my diet before I joined weight watchers so Total I have lost 113lbs. since 3-21-07. I also had to stop smoking after about 25 years at the same time. So If you think You can't give up the cigarettes and lose weight I am proof you can!!!
I could not do this without the help of the Lord and all the support I get by going to my weekly meetings...I find that staying for the meetings are very important for me. I need all the support I can get. I still have around 100 more lbs. to go to reach my goal. I am living proof that ANYONE CAN REALLY DO THIS!!!!! Look forward to meeting new people~
* ~ Donna ~ *


F/42
,
Alabama
Hello my name is Donna, I'm 42, mother of two, Grandmother of two. I have been on WW for 8 weeks. I've lost 19 lbs so far and counting. I tried WW a year ago and lost 25lbs but went off of it and gain most of it back. This time around I plan on going all the way and meeting my goals. Due to money I am doing it on my own from home...luckily I kept all my info from the first time I started.

As of now I have reached a plateau at this point and would love to know how others have broken through theirs...so if you want to chat please add me as a friend.
Red


F/29
GETTYSBURG,
Pennsylvania
Hello my name is Heather. I am a 28yr old stay at home mom of two little ones - my daughter is 2 soon to be three and my son turned a year in april. I have always been on the bigger side my whole life - even as a toddler. I went down to a size ten in college doing taebo everyday and sugar busters....then due to a foot injury had to abruptly stop tae bo and when I could start again I just couldn't get back into it. Over the past five years my life has gone thru a complete upheaval and so has my weight. When I gave birth to my son I was the heaviest I have ever been. I quickly lost most of it but then i slowly gained it all back over the winter and saw my pant sizes going back up....
I watched my cousin do a complete transformation on weight watchers and decided one day I could do that too.
I have been doing everything on my own w/the help of borrowed books and the internet and my handy dandy ww calculator.
I have been on ww now for three almost four months and the last time I weighed myself I had lost 35lbs. My goal isnt necessarily a certain weight, but a specific size....I know that's not how we're suppose to do it but I know I can get back into a ten someday soon.
Im done having kids so I know I can concentrate on losing all my weight and staying there the rest of my life.
WW has to be the best and overall easiest thing I have ever done. I count points and journal everything I eat. I even use my ebay scale to weigh my foods! At first my hubby thought I was crazy but as I go down in sizes and up in self confidence he knows its worth it.
I started wearing a size 20 across the board no matter what store. I am now fitting into my Old Navy 16s and loving it....
I guess I just posted this to see who else is out there that can relate to me....it would be nice to talk to some others like me....
If you want feel free to add me as a friend!
e&Blue Eyed Girle&


F/30
NEWTON,
North Carolina
Hi! My name is Renae and I am thinking of joining Weight Watchers and would love to talk to other people about it and see the best way of going about all this. If anyone wants to chat please email me. And then I can add you to my Myspace if you are interested in chatting and working with me on this. Thanks and I hope to make a lot of new friends....
Amanda


F/25
LAS CRUCES,
NEW MEXICO
Hi everyone! My name is Amanda and I've been a member of Weight Watchers for a year now. I've lost 118 lbs. to date. I love the Flex plan! Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I hope you all have a great day.
Alicia and Jujubug


F/28
WALTHAM,
Massachusetts
hello everyone, my name is Alicia and I want to start WW. I have been battling with weight issues since my early teens. I am looking to attend the next meeting and see how things go. I need some encouragment!!
Emma


F/71
GARLAND,
Texas
Hello everyone. Love to look at everyones replies. I have been going to weight watchers since the last of Oct. 2007, also go to Golds Gym and have lost over 30 lbs. and a lot of inches. I am 71 years old and if I can do at my age then you can do it. Everyone just has to realize you are worth the work and you will be so proud of yourself and feel like a new person. I live in Texas where it is strting to get so hot. Would love to have new friends from all over. You know I dont even have trouble with Blue Bell Ice Cream anymore. Loving this new me. Let me hear from you, Emma