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  1. Welcome, you are in the right place, you won't be coddled here. I think this is a wonderful place.
  2. Hi, I'm sort of new here. This is my third time doing WW, my third time hanging out at BCB. I am doing much better this time around as far as getting in my Good Health Guidelines. In the past, when I did WW, all I did was count points. I was starving, but I was getting results. Something would happen where I would eat and be satisfied and my bout with WW would end. The first time I did WW, I started at 178, the next time I did it, I started at 181. This time I started at 202! I never thought in a million years that I would ever weigh over 200 pounds. I am doing WW online this time. I am a nurse and work different days every week so it is hard for me to be able to go to the same meeting every week. I started WW on Dec 30, 2008. So far I am down 16.4 pounds.
  3. Hello everyone! As you can see from my info, I first found this area in 2004. It was my first time on WW. I lost 20 pounds in 12 weeks. I quit going, I gained it all back plus some. I went back in 2005, 3 pounds heavier than I started the first time. I lost 9 pounds in the same amount of time and quit going. I went to meetings, I thought I was OP, but I wasn't, I was only counting points. I wasn't getting my GHG in. On December 30, I went to put on my 'fat' stretchy denim jeans. I had to lay on the bed to zip them, then, when they were zipped, I couldn't lift my leg to tie my shoe. I wore them anyway, I had nothing else to wear that was any looser. They hurt so bad! I took them off when I was putting my pajamas on and there was a big pink indention on my waist. That was my turning point. It was time to do something for good about my habits (notice I didn't say weight, because my behavior is the problem, my weight is just the manifestation). I hopped on the scale, I had been afraid to do that before. I wouldn't even go to the doctor because I didn't want to be weighed. 202 lbs! bcb_sadbcb_sadbcb_sadbcb_sadbcb_sadbcb_sadbcb_sad The first time I started WW I weighed 178.8 The second time I weighed 181.6 OMG I never in a million years thought I would weigh over 200 lbs. That moment, I went online and found a coupon for WW online. I started Dec 30 and as of this morning, I have lost 16.4 lbs. In the past, like I said, I counted points and that was it. If I had butter, I checked off healthy oil, because I figured an oil was an oil! Not this time. I have been 100% OP for 7 weeks. Being OP doesn't mean I eat carrots and celery all day. I have gone out for dinner and drinks with my friends, even had an irish coffee with real whipped cream! I meet one friend for coffee and bagels at Panera every week. I track it all. I make healthy choices. I get in all of my GHG. It works. The other times, I just counted points. I scoured this board for 'cheap' snack items. I was hungry most of the time because I was eating 100 calorie packs and other empty calories. Before committing to WW this time I had a 'get real' talk with myself. I examined what I did in the past WW wise and how that worked for me. I realized that I needed to change my habits, because if I didn't, I would be back to WW next year, heavier than now. Can I tell you how much better I feel! I am not perfect, I really need to exercise more. I encourage anyone who is waffling to really look at their tracker and see if they are getting all the GHG in. I noticed when I ate my fruits/veggies that I didn't crave sugar. I noticed when I didn't eat mindlessly at night that I didn't have any problems going to sleep. I used to toss and turn trying to get to sleep every night. I notice now that I am getting the sleep my body needs that I am able to think clearly the next day and make better choices. I gained some of this weight because I worked night shift for awhile, being tired made me eat more to stay awake. What a terrible cycle I was in. I have been posting/reading at WW online. It is a nice place, but I think that I have more of a BCB attitude now, finally. I'm glad to be back home.
  4. Dawn, The link worked fine for me. You are looking great. You look much younger now the loss really shows in your face.
  5. I like these as well, but they are a red light food for me.
  6. I had the chicken, mushroom, spinach one today and I have the roast beef one in the freezer. I wanted to try the chicken club one, but it was 7 points so I left it at the store. It was delicious, but my bread didn't get the 'grill' marks on it, it was still toasted and delicious though.
  7. I can't believe the transformation. You are doing great, thanks for sharing! I can't wait to post before/after...Congrat on hitting goal.
  8. Rosa, You look like a completely different person. You look so much younger. Keep up the good work.
  9. Melissa, You are looking good! I have helped lead my best friend from another state to WW, she feels discouraged already because she wants to lose faster. Anyways, she is your height and your starting weight, I sent her a link to your pictures and she is gaining motivation from your progress. Keep up the good work!
  10. You look great! Are you running or something, your legs look so skinny. Your kids are adorable.
  11. Wow Jenn, you are beautiful. You look like a pageant contestant. Way to go, your hard work shows. Study hard for those finals!
  12. Vince, I love them too. Here are two of my favorite things to do with them. Kraft 2% pepper jack slices, 1 point a slice, makes a yummy quesadilla, I only use 1 slice of cheese and fold the quesadilla in half it is a yummy 2 point snack or dinner when served with a salad when I have had a day of eating lots of junk. I am not sure of the point value on this one but it isn't very high. I take 2 ounces of Boar's Head Buffalo Chicken Breast, a generous sprinkling of lettuce, some thinly sliced celery, a Tablespoon of 2% shredded cheese, and a teaspoon of 2% ranch dressing spread on the inside of the tortilla. The ranch and cheese give you the feeling of decadance even though they are in small amounts. This was my favorite lunch. I think I rounded the points to 4 or 5.
  13. We also loved the double cinnamon crinkles, although I couldn't find the cinnamon chips this year. I put butterscotch chips in instead, and added a little cinnamon to the batter. The Cake Mix Chocolate Crinkles were also fabulous. I made the Cake Mix Cappuchino Cookies too. They are more like miniature cakes. My kids didn't love them (devour them) like the other cookies so I used them for the black forest trifle that Paris Madeline posted last Christmas. They are perfect! Thanks again, I am having friends over tomorrow night and we are all trying to watch our weight using various ways, I feel good that I am able to provide somewhat healthy sweets to them.
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