Hi! from another newbie...

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Brian Blaszczak, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this Jan.
    5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways
    to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.

    My Best and More, Brian
     
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  2. Ray Miller

    Ray Miller Guest

    On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 04:20:05 GMT, "Brian Blaszczak"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    >meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    >Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    >a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    >My Best and More, Brian

    You have already contributed :) Well done on a nice loss so far - keep posting

    Ray
    --
    rmnsuk overall - 273/205/182
     
  3. Nathalie W

    Nathalie W Guest

    Welcome, Brian!
    --
    Nathalie from Belgium
    134.1/102.9/minigoal 99.9 Goal 68 Kg
    134.1/102.10/minigoal 220.3/Goal 150 pounds RAFL 105.3/102.9/96 Kg
    134/1.103/212 lbs "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me)
    and
    > it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways to go. I've really
    > enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some
    day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
     
  4. Julieb

    Julieb Guest

    Hi Brian, and welcome to the group. We all started out as newbies - I'm
    sure you'll be a great contributor. In the meantime, here's our welcome
    notice to get you started:

    Welcome to this great newsgroup where you'll receive lots of support, advice, and encouragement.
    Once a week on Sundays, I post a list of links that newcomers to asdww might find useful. You may
    want to look for that later in the week, or do a backwards search for last Sunday's post.

    In the meantime, here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ our welcome notice:
    http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html

    Frequently seen acronyms on this NG: NSV = Non-Scale Victory WOE = Way of Eating WOL = Way of Life
    (Living) OP = on Points or On Program DH = Dear or Darling Husband
    DS/DD/DGD/etc = Dear or Darling Son, Daughter, Granddaughter, etc WI = Weigh-in

    Amberle3's Challenges:

    HHH - Happy Healthy Holidays Exercise Challenge: http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/hhh.htm

    NYNY - New Year, New You Weight Loss Challenge: http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/nyny.htm

    THTP - Take Heart, Take Part Exercise Challenge: http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/thtp.htm

    RafL - Resolutions are for Losers Weight Loss Challenge:
    http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/rafl.htm

    Other acronyms: http://www.wwlissa.com/dwlz100+/100+acronyms.htm

    Here's a short synopsis of the USA program by Joyce -

    How many points you can eat is only based on your current weight, as you lose weight those points
    allowed will decrease (logic is that your body will need less to operate). At 183 pounds and based
    on the new US flexpoints system, you will have a set point target of 24. In addition to this you are
    allowed 35 flexpoints to be used throughout the week ... as well as any activity points you earn on
    a particular day. When your weight drops to 175, your target drops to 22 points ... weight reaches
    150, target once again drop to 20 points. 3 servings of dairy of recommended per day, 5 servings of
    fruit and veggies, minimum of 6 glasses of water.

    To calculate food and activity points, I love this computer desktop calculator ...
    http://www.zythra.com/downloads/points.exe

    The basic plan is easy. Eat at least your minimum daily number of points. Points do not carry over
    from day to day. You are allotted 35 weekly flexpoints to be used at your discretion ... can divide
    them up and use daily (would be an additional 5 points per day) or save them and use them for a
    special occassion during the week. Activity points are earned based when exercising, but can ONLY be
    used on the day they are earned.

    If you can afford $15/month, the online ww program might be a great thing for you to look into.
    There is lots of information available, as well as the food point database and journaling system.

    Joyce WW starting weight: 228.8 - 2/5/02 current weight: 133.3 Lifetime: 4/4/03

    Please note that if you live in onther countries (UK, Australia, NZ, Europe), the Points plans are
    different. The UK and Australia/NZ calculate points based on saturated fat and total kilojoules.
    Most of Europe calculates based on total fat and total kilojoules. The desktop calculator above can
    handle all of these programs.

    Disclaimer: As an unmoderated Usenet newsgroup, asdww is unusual in that most of the people who
    participate are respectful, considerate folks who freely share their experience with and knowledge
    of WW, weight loss, and maintenance. Yet occasionally, spammers, trolls, and flamers show up to post
    advertising, false information, insults, and the like. Nearly all of the time, people like this are
    just trying to yank someone's chain. Most of the regulars on this newsgroup offer their experience
    as a suggestion to try if you're stuck, but are quick to advise that each person has to find what
    works for him/herself. If someone posts something that doesn't sound right to you, ask the
    newsgroup, ask your WW leader, or ask your health professional.

    Much success on your weight loss journey! WW works!

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

    Here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ and welcome notice:
    http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html

    "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me)
    and
    > it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways to go. I've really
    > enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some
    day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
     
  5. Connie

    Connie Guest

    Welcome to the group Brian. Post as often as you can. Maybe even join a challenge or two?

    COnnie

    --

    Cheers,

    Connie Walsh

    241.5/204.5/155 RAFL 210.5/204.5/198.5

    Brian Blaszczak wrote:
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    > a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
    >
     
  6. Kate Dicey

    Kate Dicey Guest

    Brian Blaszczak wrote:
    >
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    > a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian

    Hello hello! And welcome!

    9 lbs is very good! The weight quite often comes off with a woosh the first few weeks, but slows
    down later. If you aim for an average of 1.5 lbs per week over a six month period, you're getting
    it about right. Best of luck with the new you! I already like the new me, and I have quite a way
    to go yet!
    --

    Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
    Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
     
  7. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Good going so far. If you have access to the info on portion control, etc, you can do it on your own
    as others do. Some folks need or like the support of the meetings and others flourish on their own.

    On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 04:20:05 GMT, "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    >meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    >Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    >a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    >My Best and More, Brian
     
  8. Krys

    Krys Guest

    hi brian

    and welcome i look forward to updates on the life of Brian very soon (like you haven't heard that
    one before! *grin*)

    --
    krys

    UK 157/133/126 Started March 1st 2001 GOAL August 16th 2001 ...definitely making progress...

    "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me)
    and
    > it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways to go. I've really
    > enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some
    day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
     
  9. Welcome Brian. You've already contributed by posting and sharing your experience thus far.

    There are several people on this NG who've found it possible to achieve their health and weight
    goals without WW meetings or the online tools. It can be done!

    Prairie Roots
    232/165/WW goal 145 joined WW Online 22-Feb-2003

    On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 04:20:05 GMT, "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    >meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    >Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    >a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    >My Best and More, Brian
     
  10. Kristin

    Kristin Guest

    Hi Brian, and welcome to this wonderful newsgroup! I'm so very happy for
    you that you've already lost 9 pounds since the beginning of the year! WTG!
    Keep up the good work and I hope to see more of you! How much do you want
    to lose, if I may ask? GOOD LUCK! :)

    --

    ~Kristin O~
    272/241.8/172

    "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me)
    and
    > it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways to go. I've really
    > enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some
    day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
     
  11. Joyce

    Joyce Guest

    Welcome aboard Brian, and congrats on the fantasic start you've already made. Just jump right into
    the conversations anytime at all - everyone at every level has something to contribute. You may be
    doing something that none of us have ever thought of, tried or found a product that we have never
    seen. All info, tips, hints, whatever is always welcome.

    Good luck on your continued success.

    Joyce

    On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 04:20:05 GMT, "Brian Blaszczak" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    >meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    >Jan. 5th (new year, new me) and it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still
    >a ways to go. I've really enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some day.
    >
    >My Best and More, Brian
     
  12. welcome and good luck, post often, Lee
    Brian Blaszczak <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Just wanted to say Hi and thanks from another newbie. I currently can't afford to attend the
    > meetings or join online...but that may change soon. I started on my path to living healthy this
    > Jan. 5th (new year, new me)
    and
    > it's been going well so far. Down 9 pounds since then! - but still a ways to go. I've really
    > enjoyed looking around and hope that I can contribute some
    day.
    >
    > My Best and More, Brian
     
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