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<p>Ive done WW before and lost - and really need to get back to it.  Wondering if anyone has tried it online before</p>
<p>and if its harder that way?  Easier?  </p>
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<p>Seems like a super great deal online.  I already have the point books (not the new power points) but Im pretty set.</p>
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<p>Need to lose about 20lbs.......</p>
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<p>Would love to find someone else doing it who would like to check in daily or weekly......</p>
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<p>Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>I did WW online with an online daily accountability group and had great success.  Later I tried meetings and didn't find them helpful at all, partly because all the food suggestions I heard there didn't work with the food allergies we have in our home, and most involved processed foods that I prefer not to eat anyway.  Also, I didn't make personal connections with anyone at the meetings - I think it would have been much better if I had.</p>
 

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<p>Yea - i know what u mean.</p>
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<p>I started the meetings last night.  I live in a small town - so didnt know anyone there - most people were A LOT older than me, but nice.  The lady that ran it was really good, inspirational.</p>
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<p>I dont eat processed foods either.......Really wish i had a friend that was doing it with me...</p>
 

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Hi. <img alt="wave.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif"> I'll join you. I've been looking for a new WW thread. I just joined online one week ago. I'm a total newbie to WW, so I'm on a learning curve, but it's going pretty good. The threads there are kinda overwhelming. So it's good to find this one. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hi, I'm not doing meetings, just online. I started a week ago. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I can already feel my body composition shifting. No change on the scale yet, but I'm on a learning curve.<br><br>
Have you started ?
 

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<p>I have been on and off WW for the past 9 years. (I just never seem to get it together and I had a baby or two in there).</p>
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<p>I love the new plan.  Fruit is free!!!  I use the online.  I went to meetings for awhile several years ago but for me I either have to do it or not.</p>
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<p>I used to have a very solid online group but it seems like FB made it dry up a lot. </p>
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<p>I love the plans and I think they're solid.</p>
 

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I'm also loving the plan. Just the fact that I know that I can eat Fruit and Veggies for free. It feels right.<br><br><br>
[quote name="Youngfrankenstein" url=I love the new plan.  Fruit is free!!! 
 

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<p>BTW, I haven't been to the WW message boards in years because they were horrible, bitchy, and completely nasty.</p>
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<p>I do love <a href="http://www.healthdiscovery.net/forums//forum.php" target="_blank">http://www.healthdiscovery.net/forums//forum.php</a></p>
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<p>It's called Bootcamp Buddies</p>
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<p>I hang out in the 100+ Club even though I don't have 100# to lose.  It's just where my friends are.</p>
 

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Hi, I have a question---<br>
Do you lose weight more quickly if you don't use up all of your weekly points?<br><br>
 

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<p>I just started on monday - and its hard right around 3pm when i get the munchies......  Other than that, its been ok.  </p>
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<p>I just use the etools trackers online - the message boards didnt look like much - but i havent had time to really search out either.</p>
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<p>I too feel the shift of weight......and ive been working out like crazy.  HOpe to lose 25-30lbs.....at least......</p>
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<p>have no idea what to set my goal weight as - really want to make lifetime member so i dont have to pay anymore - that means going to meetings and maintaining a set goal for 6 weeks (within 5lbs)</p>
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<p>I really hate to eat "franken-food" . people eat a lot of weird shit , like fake peanut butter that is powdered????  Im on WW group on Facebook - and they were talking about it</p>
<p>yesterday, that it tsstes like pnut butter, but super low in calories.......ewww</p>
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<p>Im in to eating whole foods, healthy foods - the same as i eat now - so I can make realistic progress.......</p>
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<p>anyway thats my deal - glad to have someone online i can talk to about it - bc Im really afraid of failure - and really really want to lose this weight!!!!!!!!</p>
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<p>No, long term, you really don't.  I truly, truly find that eating all available points is the best route.  Now if you're completely un-hungry, I would never force myself to eat.  I have lost very, very well eating all of my points each week.  If you lose on the lesser amount of points, I've heard it's harder to maintain because your body will get used to the little bit of food.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Youngfrankenstein</strong> <a href="/community/t/1342731/anyone-do-wwatchers-online#post_16851154"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
No, long term, you really don't.  I truly, truly find that eating all available points is the best route.  Now if you're completely un-hungry, I would never force myself to eat.  I have lost very, very well eating all of my points each week.  If you lose on the lesser amount of points, I've heard it's harder to maintain because your body will get used to the little bit of food.</div>
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Interesting. So you have lost very well eating all of your daily + all of your weekly each week? Pleeeease say "yes". <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif">
 

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Rainsmom, there's no such thing as failure. Just try again the next day. <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
[quote name="rainsmom" url=anyway thats my deal - glad to have someone online i can talk to about it - bc Im really afraid of failure - and really really want to lose this weight!!!!!!!!<br><br><br>
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I've been eating fat free cottage cheese + fruit at around 3:00. The other day it kept me full 'til 6:00.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*bejeweled*</strong> <a href="/community/t/1342731/anyone-do-wwatchers-online#post_16851182"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
Interesting. So you have lost very well eating all of your daily + all of your weekly each week? Pleeeease say "yes". <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"></div>
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<p>Absolutely!  And I usually eat the Activity Points I earn too.  When we're not OP (on plan) I think we eat way more than we think we do.  So when we're on this "diet" it seems like sooooo much food.  But really I think we are keeping track and eating less than we used to be.</p>
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<p>I truly believe you should eat all of your points (again, taking your hunger into consideration, don't over-stuff yourself) and if you haven't lost anything in 4 weeks or so, you could reconsider that stance.  I'd be stunned if you didn't lose but there are always exceptions to the average and I won't say it's impossible.</p>
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<p>I really think you should check out my link up above.  If you go to the 100+ Club (whether you have that much to lose or not) and tell them I sent you (user name is the same) they'll know you're my buddie and will answer every little question!!! <span><img alt="smile.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1327760196952_160" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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Thank you! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Youngfrankenstein</strong> <a href="/community/t/1342731/anyone-do-wwatchers-online#post_16851742"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><br><br>
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Absolutely!  And I usually eat the Activity Points I earn too.  When we're not OP (on plan) I think we eat way more than we think we do.  So when we're on this "diet" it seems like sooooo much food.  But really I think we are keeping track and eating less than we used to be.<br><br>
I truly believe you should eat all of your points (again, taking your hunger into consideration, don't over-stuff yourself) and if you haven't lost anything in 4 weeks or so, you could reconsider that stance.  I'd be stunned if you didn't lose but there are always exceptions to the average and I won't say it's impossible.<br><br>
I really think you should check out my link up above.  If you go to the 100+ Club (whether you have that much to lose or not) and tell them I sent you (user name is the same) they'll know you're my buddie and will answer every little question!!! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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<p>I was looking back over my week - and I went over 2 nights - by 3 points.....</p>
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<p>the rest of the week I didnt even use all my daily points - and i wasnt hungry.....? </p>
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<p>I think eating the POWER FOODS is what is making the difference for me.  More protein, fruits and veggies......less snacks - which is the culprit for me.  I really havent changed anything</p>
<p>about the way i eat - except for the snacking.  So hard too - since i have a 11 yr old and a husband with a sweet tooth!!  </p>
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<p>Tonight i made them grilled cheese sandwiches.......and you know what - i didnt even crave one!!  I was happy with not having it - just thinking about losing this weight.....</p>
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<p>i think im on to something!</p>
 

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Oh MY! I have the same issues. I made DH and DD (age 9) grilled cheeses this week too! And I didn't have one myself. I ate chicken and veggies. Both of them have sweet tooths too and last night they were up late snacking on Reese's cups. <img alt="dizzy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif"> I had a tiny piece of one, and that's it. <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><br><br>
I've been drinking a lot of chamomile tea and eating lots of cottage cheese and fruit. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rainsmom</strong> <a href="/community/t/1342731/anyone-do-wwatchers-online#post_16852839"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
I was looking back over my week - and I went over 2 nights - by 3 points.....<br><br>
the rest of the week I didnt even use all my daily points - and i wasnt hungry.....? <br><br>
I think eating the POWER FOODS is what is making the difference for me.  More protein, fruits and veggies......less snacks - which is the culprit for me.  I really havent changed anything<br>
about the way i eat - except for the snacking.  So hard too - since i have a 11 yr old and a husband with a sweet tooth!!  <br><br>
Tonight i made them grilled cheese sandwiches.......and you know what - i didnt even crave one!!  I was happy with not having it - just thinking about losing this weight.....<br><br><br>
i think im on to something!</div>
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What have you been eating for breakfast?<br>
 
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