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MyOwnGirl
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Is anyone here on Weight Watchers? I just recently started it and I love it! I have already lost 10lbs! I also bought an eliptical so I am on a real health kick. Any suggestions on recipes? Any advise about the eliptical?

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snowe
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Hi, I don't have any idea about this because even i still searching this for my nephew.. I think we can search it in the google..Sorry...I'm a newbie in this forum site.. Thanks in advance..
Bruce9997
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Ah, c'mon guys!  I just got my weight out there where I can watch it. 

MariaO
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Bumping an old thread - I really don't want to start a new thread for this! Ok - what are some tips for losing weight for a person that is unable to work out? I know someone that can't excersise because of an injury. TIA!

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MariaO wrote:

Bumping an old thread - I really don't want to start a new thread for this! Ok - what are some tips for losing weight for a person that is unable to work out? I know someone that can't excersise because of an injury. TIA!

 

There's a series that comes on PBS called "Sit and Be Fit" - in the DC-Metro area it's MPT2.  It's actually for the elderly and disabled, but the movements are enough to get your muscles loosened up and burn a couple of calories.  You can purchase the dvds on Amazon or you can find out more and purchase dvds at www.sitandbefit.org/.  (Not affiliated with them or anything like that)

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Less in, more out.. Less food/calories/junk and more exercise.. Start by eliminating the easy/obvious: Lose the Coke/Pepsi/Beer, chips, fastfood, candy, etc.
For exercise, even if the person has an injury they can do some sort of exercise (unless they're bedridden).. Walking is a great way to burn a hundred or so calories per hour.

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In theory weight loss is very simple: You have to burn off more calories than you take in.

Cardio burns fat, always. The other key is your diet. Eliminate high fatty meat like pork completely. Limit beef to a couple of times a week. A diet emphasizing fish and vegetables or even a low calorie protien like chicken is the best way to go. Obviously eliminate donuts, cookies, brownies ect; as well.

Dont listen to anyone who says to not have carbs. Carbs are in tons of things and trying to eliminate them completely will make you insane, not to mention its not necessary. Focus instead on limiting you carb intake at night, and try switching to whole wheat versions of any pasta or bread you have.

*ALWAYS read the ingredients that are in a product you want to buy. They are allowed to lie about the percentages, such as something that says fat free may not be necessarily. They cannot lie about the actual ingredients though. This is one of the most important things...NEVER have anything with 1) High fructose corn syrup, and 2) partially hydrogenated oils. These are synthetic fats that your body will store as trans fat, which is even worse that saturated fat. The only thing I ever eat with that in it is ketchup, which is simply cannot resist when eating fries. I cannot stress enough how important it is to not have these things, they will render the rest of your diet and exercise almost useless.

Thats about all. Running is the best exercise for fat loss(NOT situps), but even if you don't do that every day, walking for 45 min-1hour will do good. running or walking 3-4 times a week weill get you results. Anything is better than inactivity. Stick to those things and you're guaranteed to lose weight!  Smile

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What kind of injury?? In order to lose weight, it's a combination of calories consumed vs calories burned... So, if they're so incredibly injured that they can't move, they should be in physical therapy... otherwise something simple like walking 30 minutes a day could do wonders...

That and eating things that fill you up for longer periods of time... if you're going to consume the calories, they should last... empty calories are the devil...

Making sure to eat a breakfast is supposed to be key too... it's supposed to make you less hungry for future meals PLUS make you less likely to grab for unhealthy calorie loaded snacks/drinks between meals...

And caffeine in moderation is supposed to help keep your metabolism up...

plus you can lower calorie intake just by swapping things in meals... skip mayo on sammiches, vinegarettes instead of fatty dressings, baked potatoes instead of ones dripping in cheese or butter... etc etc

it really depends on the person... everyone is different...

If they have a serious injury, they should really talk to a doctor about how to lose weight without hurting themselves further...

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This thread has me thinking about all the weight watcher cook books I have in Iowa...at least I think I still have them..or they got lost when I moved(nother subject sorry) but there are a lot of great recipes online. If I had my slider and books here I'd do it too Smile I always did the "ghetto" version...I'm off to ebay to see if I can get a book and slider Smile

 

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I'm just getting started so any types or suggestion you can pass along would be greatly appreciated.

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I call what I do ghetto weight watchers, because I don't go to meetings. I just use the point system and books. I lost 20 pounds doing this out of high school' I am just getting started on it again ans have already lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks.

I love the 1 point per peice cake recipe.

1 box cake mix, add a can of diet soda (1 1/2 cups) and bake as directed on the box! It is a cheap and easy treat. Plus you can't beat 1 point per piece!

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So for the cake you just add the diet soda and thats it? Sounds different but I'm willing to try it.

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Dixie-Angel wrote:

So for the cake you just add the diet soda and thats it? Sounds different but I'm willing to try it.

That's it :)  It was so different that's what made me try it too.  Very yummmy. 

Weird but yummy Smile

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What is the point system?

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setponap wrote:

What is the point system?

 

Weight Watchers uses a mathematical formula using Fat, Calories and Fiber to assign a Point value to foods.  The less healthy the food item is, the higher the point value.  So, when following Weight Watchers, you count points instead of calories. 

 

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does anyone have a value points book from 2010. the one before the point plus program. I have gained 10 lbs on the new program and I threw out my old book. Thanks!
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PrincessB wrote:

I love the 1 point per peice cake recipe. 1 box cake mix, add a can of diet soda (1 1/2 cups) and bake as directed on the box! It is a cheap and easy treat. Plus you can't beat 1 point per piece!

I'm not sure why but I am very afraid to try that lol

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It's good. I just made a spice cake for my Mom who hates trying new things (especially diet foods). She had no idea. I put peanut butter frosting on it and she loved it.

I'll have to make one for you guys. It isn't as great as "real" cake but it is passable for those of us who are trying to be good.

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PrincessB wrote:

It's good. I just made a spice cake for my Mom who hates trying new things (especially diet foods). She had no idea. I put peanut butter frosting on it and she loved it. I'll have to make one for you guys. It isn't as great as "real" cake but it is passable for those of us who are trying to be good.

I'm too curious and I have to try it lol

Spice cake sounds yummy.  Does it matter if the diet soda is light or dark?  I was thinking lemon cake mix and maybe a lime diet Smile

I'll try it next week.  Just a minute ago I had an altercation with an angry diet pepsi can.  So now may not be the best time LOL

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Yeah show those cans whose boss. I used diet pepsi with the spice cake. I have seen lots of variations. Diet Strawberry soda with strawberry cake, diet cherry vanilla soda with chocolate. Your creative enough to find some great combos, just make sure you let me know what is good so I can try them too!!!

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[UPDATE]

Okay I tried it Smile

OMG it was soooo good!  I tried a combo of chocolate cake with a diet cherry cola.  I served it and then was threatened asked to serve more Smile

It was completely gone in minutes and had to stop my friends from licking the serving platter.  Thanks Princess, it was a great tip Smile

Note: It's extremely moist.  With any cake you should wait to cut it.  But give this cake extra waiting time Smile

I want to try a carrot cake with a diet cream soda next Laughing out loud

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Both cake ideas sound great. And your waistline will thank you because there is a big difference in calorie and fat between this and "real" cake. Sometimes mine comes out crumbly, it seems to depend on how long I keep it in the oven. I haven't perfected my diet soda cakes yet.

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I did the "toothpick test"  When I saw minimal crumbs on it, I took it out Smile

Crumbs didn't seem to be a problem but that might be because I had guests who inhaled all of them before I noticed.  Laughing out loud

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PrincessB wrote:

Yeah show those cans whose boss. I used diet pepsi with the spice cake. I have seen lots of variations. Diet Strawberry soda with strawberry cake, diet cherry vanilla soda with chocolate. Your creative enough to find some great combos, just make sure you let me know what is good so I can try them too!!!

I think I'm going to try it this weekend.  I'm having a bbq. I just may serve it and leave out the part that there's diet soda in it and reveal that later Laughing out loud

I'll try to photograph and update, stay tuuuuuned. Chocolate cherry sounds sooooo yummy.

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 Diet soda? IN a cake? That just sounds weird. Make one and i'll come have a piece, k? k! Laughing out loud

 

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I'm doing it online so I don't go to meetings either. They have a really cool point and activity tracker.

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I was doing weight watchers online about a year ago and it worked great. Trouble is I slowly lost interest in keeping track of every point online, which as you know is essential to the whole program. Now I just make sure I get my butt moving everyday between my Aikido classes, pilates, and getting on my treadmill!
Hope the program is still working for you, My Own Girl!

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MyOwnGirl
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So far so good! Iam exercising and doing the weight watchers program. I have lost 12 lbs. Yeah!!!!

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That's really awesome! I just might look into this as well. Smile

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That's awesome! Keep it up. IMHO Weight Watchers is one of the "easier" diets to stick with because you don't feel as deprived.

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that is great news. way-to-go Girl! keep up the momentum.

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