ASDWW FAQ - Jan 16th 2004



Welcome to newsgroup, an international forum for discussion and
support for members of Weight Watchers or those who are following the Weight Watchers Winning
Points program. You do not need to be a member of Weight Watchers to participate in ASDWW, though
you will find the discussions easier to follow if you are familiar with the Winning Points and
FlexPoints programs.

The purpose of this message is to point new readers to sources of additional information.

Official ASDWW ( Welcome Notice:

Official ASDWW FAQ:
Q: I see lots of acronyms in the subject lines of posts. What do they all mean?
R: NSV = Non-Scale Victory, those successes not measured by the scale. People noticing your
weight loss, smaller clothing sizes, practicing a new behavior, recognizing a new habit are
examples of NSVs.

WOE = Way of Eating WOL = Way of Life (Living)

Amberle3's Challenges:

THTP - Take Heart, Take Part Exercise Challenge:

RafL - Resolutions are for Losers Weight Loss Challenge:

S: Where can I find other common newgroup abbrevations?
T: here: and here:

U: Where can I find out what my goal weight should be?
V: Weight Watcher's weight ranges:

W: Where can I find my points range?
X: WW Points Chart: (old US program Winning Points) (FlexPoints)

Y: How do I calculate points?
Z: Dustin's PC Points Calculator:

Z: Are there any online journals (food tracking sites) other than WW Online?

Z: How can I find then nutritional data (e.g. calories, fat, or fiber content) of a certain food?
Z: USDA Nutrient Database:

Z: How can I find points Information for restaurants, recipes, etc.?
Z: Dottie's Weight Loss Zone web site includes points for a comprehensive list of restaurant chains.
Site updated frequently. If you use MasterCook software and
want recipes with points, Glenn B has started a Yahoo! group with you in mind:

Z: What's the Wendie Plan (Variable Point System)?
Z: (2 links at the bottom)

Z: What's the CJ Plan:


A support site for WW members by Wayne Muhlstein, a WW group leader:

Personal Weight-Loss Web Sites of ASDWW Members:
(Kelly J.) (Erin in NZ) (Ozmee) (Chris) (Hillary) (Anne) (Petal - we miss you girl!) (Amberle's "I Can't Wait Until..."
Compilation) (If anyone else wants added here, please let me know!)

Laura's Flex Points Spreadsheet (thanks Laura!!!):

Exercise Videos:

Weightlifting Site:

Link to interesting article on why your weight fluctuates:

WW 100+ Success Forum:

Body Frame Size:

Body Mass Index:

Go Ask Alice - Fitness Q&A site (thanks Bobby!):

NutritionData's Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter (Thanks FRED!):

Other Helpful Links: http://100-weight-loss-

Some of my personal favorites: http://calorie-

WW Circa 1974:

93.5/72.3/74 (WW)/72 (Personal) kg
93.5/73./162.8 (WW)/158 (Personal) lb

Here's our FAQ: and welcome notice: