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Kelly

Guest
I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and keen..
Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..

I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..

So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
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Wannablean

Guest
Welcome Kelly!
"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
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Nathalie W

Guest
Welcome Kelly, and good luck ! The first thing I did when I came here was
telling my weight also, and this group is still the only place where I have
told it. We started at about the same weight, so have a look at my stats to
see that it can be done. I 'm not finished yet, but making good progress :)
--
Nathalie from Belgium
134.1/104.2/minigoal 99.9 Goal 68 Kg
134.1/104.3/minigoal 220.3/Goal 150 pounds RAFL 105.3/104.3/96 Kg
134/1.105/212 lbs "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
F

Fred

Guest
Welcome and best of luck. The program does work if you follow it. And remember, blowing it one day
is not the end of the world, it is the start of the next day of being on program.

Fred
219.2/160./164.0 (Lifetime) Started WW: Oct 29, 2002

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:

>I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
>and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and keen..
>Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
>I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
>actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
>So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
J

Joyce

Guest
Welcome to our little corner of the world, Kelly! I hope you find as much enjoyment, help,
encouragement, motivation and knowledge in this group as I have. Don't ever be embarrassed about
your weight when visiting ... we've all come to realize that it is only a number - not who or what
we are (despite what others may think). That number may also be looked at as a good thing! It is
exactly what pushed me into starting on my journey towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthier me.
Anything that accomplishes THAT goal can't be all bad, can it? <grin> Now all the hard work I went
through it what is keeping me from returning to that number again (I am very hopeful).

Good luck on your journey.

Joyce WW starting weight: 228.8 - 2/5/02 current weight: 130 total loss: 98.8 Lifetime: 4/4/03

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:

>I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
>and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and keen..
>Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
>I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
>actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
>So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
C

Connie Walsh

Guest
Kelly:

Welcome to our ng!!! Congrats on taking the first step. I encourage you to keep using this ng as
a resource.

We have some challenges that you may want to take part in. Here is the websites for the two current
challenges

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

Resolutions are for Losers Weight Challenge (RAFL) http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/rafl.htm

Connie
--

Cheers,

Connie Walsh

241.5/208.5/155 RAFL 210.5/208.5/198.5

Kelly wrote:
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
> and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and
> keen.. Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
K

Kate Dicey

Guest
Kelly wrote:
>
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
> and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and
> keen.. Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..

What a great attitude! You may have a long way to go, but we will help you every way we can.
--

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

Guest
Welcome Kelly! This Works!

"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
L

Limeyno1

Guest
Welcome Kelly, don't be embarrassed, there are a lot more like you and some who don't wish to do
anything about it.

--
Helen

Thanks be unto God for His wonderful gift: Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is the object
of our faith; the only faith that saves is faith in Him

<>< ><> www.peagramfamily.com http://www.mompeagram.homestead.com/

http://www.mompeagram.homestead.com/MY_WEIGHT_WATCHERS.html

http://www.mompeagram.homestead.com/RECIPES.html

momp[email protected]

225/190/145

"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
C

Catherine White

Guest
Hi, Kelly, I hope you like WW as much as I do. I have been a member for 5 years. It was one of the
best decisions I ever made.

--
Take Care Catherine
154/135.8/136 Lifetime 6/99 Next personal goal 133.2

"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
E

Elaine Kirkham

Guest
Welcome aboard, Kelly. You'll love the program - able to eat almost anything but of course with
portion control. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Elaine K

Kelly wrote:

>I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
>and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and keen..
>Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
>I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
>actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
>So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
>
>
 
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Ray Miller

Guest
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:

>I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
>and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and keen..
>Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
>I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
>actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
>So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
>
Great place to start.

Make sure you get some nice 'before' pics now and they'll inspire you as you go.

Good luck

Ray
--
rmnsuk overall - 273/207/182
 
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Julieb

Guest
Congratulations on making that first step Kelly. I see you're
Australian (optusnet?). So am I :) Here's the official welcome
notice:

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:

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 FlexPoints (US) system 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.xmission.com/~zythra/downloads/points.exe

WW suggests your ideal weight should be somewhere between 116 and 145 depending on your age.

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

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

"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many a fad that never worked
> and I always ended up fatter within a month then when I started.. But, am very committed and
> keen.. Your NG looks really good and very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
M

Miss Violette

Guest
welcome and good luck, Lee
Kelly <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
K

Kelly

Guest
thank you everyone for being so welcoming and offering some good beginner tips..

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"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
K

Kristin

Guest
Hi and welcome, Kelly. Never be embarassed at your weight, I know, easy for
me to say, but seriously... we are all in this together. I want to wish you
good luck on WW. It sounds like you have a great attitude so I wish you
well. :)

--

~Kristin O~
272/240.8/172

"Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and many
a
> fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
>
> I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> actually be embarassed enough by this to be fully committed to reducing this in a big)..
>
> So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
D

Donna In Idaho

Guest
Fred, I needed that reminder. Completely blew it yesterday. Our quilt guild meets at the local
senior citizens center. They served lunch yesterday - chicken fried steak, baked potatoes, etc.,
etc. I did eat salad (which consisted of lettuce & three kinds of melon), but still had way to much
stuff I didn't need. I told her just a little butter on my potato & she put a whole scoop - don't
know what she would consider a lot, considering what she thought was a little! Today, I'm going to
get back on track.
--
Donna in Idaho! Project Linus Boise/SW Idaho Coordinator Website: http://donnakwilts.tripod.com/ The
ultimate inspiration is the deadline!

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"Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Welcome and best of luck. The program does work if you follow it. And remember, blowing it one day
> is not the end of the world, it is the start of the next day of being on program.
>
> Fred
> 219.2/160./164.0 (Lifetime) Started WW: Oct 29, 2002
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and
many a
> >fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> >I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> >very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
> >
> >I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> >actually be embarassed enough by this to be
fully
> >committed to reducing this in a big)..
> >
> >So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
R

Ray Miller

Guest
>Don't ever be embarrassed about your weight when visiting

I agree. We are all somewhere along the continuum from obese to skinny, but we have realized we have
a problem and are doing something about it.

Ray
--
rmnsuk overall - 273/207/182
 
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Wannablean

Guest
Joyce, THAT is an EXCELLENT post. I'm going to print it out and tape it to
my desk! (If you don't mind.) I was feeling a little discouraged about still
having 100 pounds to lose and your post made me feel so much better. Thank
you.
"Joyce" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Welcome to our little corner of the world, Kelly! I hope you find as much enjoyment, help,
> encouragement, motivation and knowledge in this group as
I have.
> Don't ever be embarrassed about your weight when visiting ... we've all
come to
> realize that it is only a number - not who or what we are (despite what
others may
> think). That number may also be looked at as a good thing! It is exactly
what
> pushed me into starting on my journey towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthier me. Anything
> that accomplishes THAT goal can't be all bad, can
it?
> <grin> Now all the hard work I went through it what is keeping me from
returning
> to that number again (I am very hopeful).
>
> Good luck on your journey.
>
> Joyce WW starting weight: 228.8 - 2/5/02 current weight: 130 total loss: 98.8 Lifetime: 4/4/03
>
>
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and
many a
> >fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> >I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> >very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
> >
> >I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> >actually be embarassed enough by this to be
fully
> >committed to reducing this in a big)..
> >
> >So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..
 
C

Charlie

Guest
Welcome... This is our own little world where everybody helps everybody. This is one of those places
where it is good to lose something and never find it again. Or you can look at it like a place to
take stuff off and not worry about what others think...

Welcome..

Charlie

"Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Welcome and best of luck. The program does work if you follow it. And remember, blowing it one day
> is not the end of the world, it is the start of the next day of being on program.
>
> Fred
> 219.2/160./164.0 (Lifetime) Started WW: Oct 29, 2002
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:54:10 +1100, "Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >I just joined weight watchers this morning.. After, way too long and
many a
> >fad that never worked and I always ended up fatter within a month then
when
> >I started.. But, am very committed and keen.. Your NG looks really good
and
> >very helpful, so I hope to learn a lot from you all..
> >
> >I weighed in at massive 133.5kg or 293.7lbs... (I have decided that by telling my weight, I may
> >actually be embarassed enough by this to be
fully
> >committed to reducing this in a big)..
> >
> >So here's to a really good week and next few years of weight loss..