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    I started WW about a year ago and have dropped about 50 lbs. I went to "meetings" on-line, and frequented a forum there called GOAD (Guys on a Diet). I remember talking to IMACflyr there (My handle was O'sidePonsone)

    Their mantra "diets don't work" is very telling of the strength of their approach. I was not completely satisfied with the points system, though. The beauty of it is that it simplifies planning your meals. The weakness I found was that it didn't track things specific to my situation, like sodium intake. I started my own Excel spreadsheet that tracks sodium, and also displays the %calories from fat-carb-protien. It also tracks what %of carb is sugar (I manage to keep it under 25%), and what %fat is saturated. I do some very detailed label reading.

    Last December I went off WW to focus on calorie counting on my own. I miss the forums a little, but not the way they were set up, where threads were allowed to die unless restarted on a daily basis, no PM's, etc.

    (OT My WW username contained the word Ponsone <in Spanish it is spelled ponson> It is a conjugate of the word pansa, which is gut, or belly in English. Adding the superlative suffix "on", it becomes "tubby", or "fatso")

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    Their mantra "diets don't work" is very telling of the strength of their approach.
    I run a risk of being the poopy head, but:

    Brain: How are we going to get the earth to lose weight?
    Pinky: I know! We can get everyone to go on a diet!
    Brain: Diets don’t work, Pinky.
    Pinky: Not even if you call them “a whole new way of eating”?
    Brain: No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    I run a risk of being the poopy head, but:

    Brain: How are we going to get the earth to lose weight?
    Pinky: I know! We can get everyone to go on a diet!
    Brain: Diets don’t work, Pinky.
    Pinky: Not even if you call them “a whole new way of eating”?
    Brain: No.
    Poopy head!
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    rec:

    I like the saying: What goes in your smacker goes in your tracker!

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    I have no problem what people may or may not say about WW. For me, it works. And life is about finding what works for you. This works for me. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    rec:

    I like the saying: What goes in your smacker goes in your tracker!

    consider that stolen.... I LIKE it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    I have no problem what people may or may not say about WW. For me, it works. And life is about finding what works for you. This works for me. Period.
    Great! I kind of wish I'd done Weight Watchers just so I could become a lifetime member for free if the weight stays off. I like free. The support would be nice. (And I am sorry for the downer quote in an upbeat thread, I'd take it out but it is too late. I just think WW and many other programs are a bit disingenuous in how they use the word "diet". A nit not appropriate for this nice thread. )

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    Gold: I hate the diet word but I know it has two meanings so I give some slack to folks.

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    Compare the two pictures.... one from today and the other from Sept 2011.

    amish 2011.jpgspinathon 2012.JPG

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    another pic from last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    Gold: I hate the diet word but I know it has two meanings so I give some slack to folks.
    Exactly. The difference is between "going on a diet", and "improving your diet".

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    This is a mid point picture. I don't have a good "before".'

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    Taken 11/05/11 near the end of my first 1/2 C.
    Last edited by CommuteCommando; 02-11-12 at 10:09 PM.

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    commute: You can find a non cycling related before picture.... dont make us come over there and find one!

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    how are the weekly weigh ins going? Mine is tonight. We wiill see how things shake out.

    My wife lost another 1.5 pounds. I am proud of her.

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    down .8 this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    commute: You can find a non cycling related before picture.... dont make us come over there and find one!
    At my heaviest ~300lb at dad's 80th birthday. As you can see, it's not the genes

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    Lost over 5 lbs first week and not an ounce the second week. Annoying but I'm keeping on keeping on. Did you notice there is a ww group for cyclists? Actually there are two "Big Guys on two wheels" and "Cyclists on Weight Watchers" Next weight in is Sunday, gotta do better
    Red, like the color my hair used to be.

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    imac: great job my friend! .8 is good!

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    commute: great pics! What weight are you now if you dont mind sharing?

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    red: Sometimes it takes your body time to get used to it. Did you log ALL your food? Any activity points for the week?

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    Here is an excellent article on how you need to use a moving average to see your weight loss trends, rather than paying too much attention to a particular weight on a particular week: http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/e4/signalnoise.html

    He's got a number of other interesting articles as well.

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    Down 7 this week at my weigh in....LONG way to go but I feel I am finally on the right track!

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    Well, I fell into a 6pack of Sam Adams on Sunday, and tanked my weigh in on Monday... up 3 pounds! Damn Medication and Delicious Beer!!!! trying to get back on track this week... adding 2 extra rides this week

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    started WW a few weeks ago. I am down 9 LBS and I am hitting the excersie bike 4 to 5 days a week. I like the fact I can still have beer and pizza, just not a 12 pack and 6 pieces...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenKLR View Post
    started WW a few weeks ago. I am down 9 LBS and I am hitting the excersie bike 4 to 5 days a week. I like the fact I can still have beer and pizza, just not a 12 pack and 6 pieces...
    Congrats on the weight loss! I won't eat pizza at all now because I'm afraid I won't be able to stop at one or two slices . . .
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