NEWBIE in need of support....

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by William Keehn, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name is
    Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom who needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with
    will power and am a terrible snack food junkie CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight
    watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have
    no one to really talk to about this, my DH works 12 hours a day and all my friends arent overweight,
    I was hoping to be part of this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new
    eating habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself and I hope to be a
    part of this group.

    Tracy K Michigan
     
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  2. Frood

    Frood Guest

    Hi, Tracy! Some people do best if they avoid chocolate altogether. I am not one of those people! 1/2
    oz M&Ms (about a Tablespoon) is 1.5 pts. For me, this is enough to satisfy my cravings. I eat them
    slowly, one at a time - and I don't share with the kids! ;-) They've learned that the M&Ms in mama's
    special dish are not for them!

    However, if I really can't do chocolate on a particularly big day, I do keep drinking water.
    Somehow, that keeps me from craving it too badly.

    I love this group for support and info. I don't go to meetings, and I, too, have lots of thin
    friends and neighbors. You've taken the most important step by starting. Good for you!
    --
    Wendy http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm De-Fang email address to reply "william keehn"
    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  3. Laura

    Laura Guest

    Tracy,

    Welcome aboard and good luck. Everyone needs someone to talk to so "talk" away.

    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  4. Welcome to the board Tracy!! Come here and chat as often as you wish!!!

    --
    Janice
    263/252/150 (maybe 130)

    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  5. Hi Tracy! Welcome aboard this great newsgroup. Congratulations on joining WW's - it's a great
    healthy life style and you lose weight at the same time. Wish you luck. Elaine K

    william keehn wrote:

    >Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    >is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom who needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good
    >with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight
    >watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have
    >no one to really talk to about this, my DH works 12 hours a day and all my friends arent
    >overweight, I was hoping to be part of this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and
    >start a new eating habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself and I
    >hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    >Tracy K Michigan
    >
    >
     
  6. Kate Dicey

    Kate Dicey Guest

    william keehn wrote:
    >
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom who needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good
    > with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight
    > watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have
    > no one to really talk to about this, my DH works 12 hours a day and all my friends arent
    > overweight, I was hoping to be part of this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and
    > start a new eating habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself and I
    > hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan

    Hi there, and welcome! There are LOTS of folk here with great tips. Mine is to keep a bunch of nice
    raw vegetables in the fridge for munchy moments! My downfall used to be cookies and cakes as well as
    chocolate, but now I am addicted to carrots! MUCH better!
    --

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

    Julieb Guest

    Hi Tracy, and welcome. Don't worry about getting too chatty - we all are
    around here :) Here's the welcome notice which has some great links 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

    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  8. Limeyno1

    Limeyno1 Guest

    Welcome Tracy! You'll get all the support you need here.

    --
    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

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    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  9. welcome and good luck, Lee
    william keehn <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  10. Nathalie W

    Nathalie W Guest

    Hi Tracy and welcome! You 'll have plenty of people to talk to here, from all over the world! Good
    luck for your first week, and don't hesitate to come in here for a chat or for questions!
    --
    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 "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  11. Linda J

    Linda J Guest

    Welcome aboard, Tracy, I know you'll like it here, plus you'll get great tips and recipes, and the
    support level is unbelieveable.

    Linda

    [email protected] (william=A0keehn) Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have
    been a lurker for a few days. My name is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom who needs to
    loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie CHOCOLATE is
    my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am
    doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works 12 hours a day
    and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part of this group and learn some tips to
    curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me
    introduce myself and I hope to be a part of this group. Tracy K Michigan
     
  12. Connie Walsh

    Connie Walsh Guest

    Tracy:

    Welcome to the best ng around!! Use the group for questions or support or anything that you need!!

    Connie

    --

    Cheers,

    Connie Walsh

    241.5/208.5/155 RAFL 210.5/208.5/198.5

    william keehn wrote:
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom who needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good
    > with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight
    > watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have
    > no one to really talk to about this, my DH works 12 hours a day and all my friends arent
    > overweight, I was hoping to be part of this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and
    > start a new eating habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself and I
    > hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  13. Welcome to the group Tracy. Good luck at your meetings. Use the group whenever you need support.
    --
    Brenda
    209/178/150 RafL goal 165

    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  14. Kristin

    Kristin Guest

    Hi and welcome to the group, Tracy. It's a pleasure meeting you! Good luck on WW!

    --

    ~Kristin O~
    272/240.8/172

    "william keehn" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a lurker for a few days. My name
    > is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a weight watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids
    > school, I am doing pretty good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new eating habit that will last
    > this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > I hope to be a part of this group.
    >
    > Tracy K Michigan
     
  15. Thanks for the warm welcome, my biggest thing is late night, like now its 8pm and I am hungry. what
    to do.....I keep a glass of water next to me at all times, and drink constanty...which leads to the
    next problem I am up 2-3 times a night to use the bathroom and I always seem to walk right into the
    kitchen looking for something to eat, not good, I need to break that habit too. I may get a bit
    chatty just tell me to shhhhh! if I talk to much...lol Thanks again Tracy K Michigan
     
  16. Wannablean

    Wannablean Guest

    Hi Tracy,

    I have about 100 pounds to lose, so you are NOT alone in this. :) My email is [email protected]
    if you ever need a "pen-friend". That goes for everyone on this board. :) "Kate Dicey" <[email protected]
    online.co.uk> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > william keehn wrote:
    > >
    > > Hey everyone, I would like to introduce myself since I have been a
    lurker
    > > for a few days. My name is Tracy and I am a 32 year old stay at home mom
    who
    > > needs to loose ALOT of weight, I am no good with will power and am a terrible snack food junkie
    > > CHOCOLATE is my demon....... I joined a
    weight
    > > watchers group this past Tuesday through my kids school, I am doing
    pretty
    > > good I think, just have no one to really talk to about this, my DH works
    12
    > > hours a day and all my friends arent overweight, I was hoping to be part
    of
    > > this group and learn some tips to curb the cravings and start a new
    eating
    > > habit that will last this time!! Thanks for letting me introduce myself
    and
    > > I hope to be a part of this group.
    > >
    > > Tracy K Michigan
    >
    > Hi there, and welcome! There are LOTS of folk here with great tips. Mine is to keep a bunch of
    > nice raw vegetables in the fridge for munchy moments! My downfall used to be cookies and cakes as
    > well as chocolate, but now I am addicted to carrots! MUCH better!
    > --

    > Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
    > Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
     
  17. Thank you for such a warm and welcome greeting, I feel like I have found a place to escape! Tracy
     
  18. Recipes are what I really need, something to help me plan out my days meals in advance, I think if I
    can do that it would be alot easier to maintain. If its all written down, kinda like in stone.
    Thanks for the welcome :) Tracy
     
  19. once your body gets used to the water that will subside. As far as snacks,
    I tried to cut out my bedtime snack and it was a disaster. I put the snack
    back in the plan and that has worked, now I did cut out some of the size and
    I definitely changed what the snack was
    william keehn <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Thanks for the warm welcome, my biggest thing is late night, like now its 8pm and I am hungry.
    > what to do.....I keep a glass of water next to me at all times, and drink constanty...which leads
    > to the next problem I am up
    2-3
    > times a night to use the bathroom and I always seem to walk right into the kitchen looking for
    > something to eat, not good, I need to break that habit too. I may get a bit chatty just tell me to
    > shhhhh! if I talk to much...lol Thanks again Tracy K Michigan
     
  20. Just Me

    Just Me Guest

    > I always seem to walk right into the kitchen looking for something to eat, not good, I need to
    > break that habit too.

    Hi Tracy and welcome to ASDWW, everyone here is very supportive.

    Believe me that habit is breakable, I've done it, almost ;). There are still times (like when I'm
    bored) that I find myself wandering into the kitchen almost on autopilot. In the past every time I
    got to my feet I would automatically head to the kitchen to find food. It's a hard habit to break
    but it can be done.

    What I try to do is to plan my days food early in the day. I plan everything down to the last
    calorie. That way I know that I can have a snack during the evening and knowing I have it planned
    makes it easier to resist extras - I started off with an 'eat first - journal after' attitude and it
    didn;t work for me. It's far easier to cut calories from your diet before you eat them than after.
    Today by 11am I had planned every available calorie - right down to how many grams of cereal I can
    have for my evening snack.

    I also re-started doing cross-stitching - it keeps my hands busy and I don't eat while I'm doing it
    because I don't want to get it dirty.

    Jane
    259.6/194.8/139
     
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