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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-09-10, 03:37 PM   #1
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What is weight watchers?

What do you get for your money? It must be lucrative or the airways wouldn't be full of their commercials.
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Old 11-09-10, 03:41 PM   #2
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http://www.weightwatchers.com/plan/index.aspx
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Old 11-09-10, 05:00 PM   #3
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The plan isnt what you're really paying for though. Sure the plan is a good idea, and their idea generally works from a technical standpoint. What youre paying for is a group of like minded folks with the same goals as yours who will act as a positive reinforcement and sounding board. More importantly though, it relies on peer pressure. It uses the idea that you probably have all of the negative peer pressure about food you can take. The group meetings provide you with positive peer pressure. You have a weigh in each week, and you want to be able to brag to them how well youre doing.
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Old 11-09-10, 07:56 PM   #4
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As much as I get out of the meetings, and the accountability aspect of it, I wouldn't belong if they didn't have their online tools. They make it all worth it to me. Everything from point tracking to a database with points already calculated for hundreds and hundreds of foods, to searchable recipes. They even let you enter your own recipes and get point calculations, plus a feature where you can enter three ingredients and it makes suggestions for what you can make with them.
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Old 11-10-10, 11:40 AM   #5
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My wife has enjoyed success with the WW program, and she attends her weekly meetings religiously. She also purchased a membership "block" of a number of months (I don't recall how many) and it was cheaper than the monthly/weekly fees. She would never classify herself as gregarious, but having a group of like-minded people with similar goals makes meeting and relating with new people much easier, even for a shy person.

Of course there are support groups out there that have no membership fees; Overeaters Anonymous comes to mind: http://www.oa.org/. Having said that I agree with CraigB's take on WW and the inherent value of their resources.
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Old 11-10-10, 06:52 PM   #6
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weight watchers is a balanced diet program. It's being revamped and a newer points program is being introduced 12/10. That being said it works if you follow it.
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Old 11-13-10, 07:18 PM   #7
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I really like WW. I'm back after a year absent. And like it was said earlier, the etools are great.

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