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  1. Thank you so much! This new way of 'guesstimating' is even easier than my old system. Thanks again!!
  2. I have really enjoyed reading the comments in this thread, and so much of it strikes a chord with me...especially the cell phone analogy! I wouldn't trade my antiquated motorola 'peanut phone' for my new Droid for anything! They both make phone calls and text, but well, beyond that there is no compraison. It has taken a few adjustments. I miss my slide, but more than that...I miss being able to calculate points in my head. I used to be able to look at any nutritional lable and immediately tell you how many points were in it without looking at my slide or calculator or all. This too shall pass though...that's why I like using ww online. I have a couple of helpful apps that are extremely beneficial. Another thing I've noticed..yet I can't explain, I'm much less likely to clean my plate than I've been in the past. Whether I'm eating fast food, or eating at home, I'm more likely to take into account my current hunger/satisfaction levels on this new plan. I don't know if that's because I feel like I have plenty of points left so I don't feel so compelled to eat it all or if just eating better foods overall create more satisfaction with less food?? I don't know, but I'm just thrilled with the new program.
  3. Lynn Redgraves was their spokesperson for several years 1984-1992 and Sarah Ferguson was spokesperson for 11 years. Those are the longer lasting ones that come to my mind.
  4. I guess I am the odd man out here. I've been on the new program for just over 3 weeks now. The day that I rejoined this time I had met with a weight loss surgeon to finalize my decision and plans for surgery. I've been on WW and every other diet known to man (or so it felt) and there was NO way I would ever do WW again. I just didn't have it within me to even try it again. To describe my feelings in terms of 'despair' is truly an understatement. Except things didn't go as I expected at the surgeons' office either. He was really leaning towards gastric bypass which I had and still have absolutely no interest in. I felt distraught that day, because I had completed every insurance requirement necessary to have the surgery of MY choice, and it sure didn't go the way I had planned. That was when I decided to give this new program one more chance. I went to a meeting place that night and joined in order to get all the print materials, calculator, find out my points level, etc. Then I went home and joined online. I have never been more thrilled with a plan in my life. I honestly feel as though weight watcher's has finally gotten it right! The points are weighted so that I feel more 'pressure' to eat more wisely. The empty foods I had consumed-yet failed to satisfy- were not worth it anymore. The fruit I avoided because I didn't want to 'waste' a point on them are available with sensibility. I've never overeaten on fruit, so gorging on fruit is not an issue. I have more points which makes it feel possible to eat out if I need to without deprivation. I find myself choosing healthier foods in a way I never had before. Perhaps the absolute biggest transformation of all, is that I considered myself addicted to sugar...seriously addicted to sugar. That is no more, and that is a freedom I can't even describe!! In 3 weeks I have lost 9 lbs. I know that WW is a business and interested in making as much money as they can, but I can not disagree more vehemently that this is just about WW trying to make more money. For the first time ever, I feel that the exact opposite is true. This new Weight Watcher's plan of eating is a taking everything into account in one package. No more altering foods by adding fiber in order to artificially lower points, etc, etc, etc. It may sound awfully dramatic, but I honestly feel this new plan has save my life.
  5. oh how sad! I need to remind my husband of this as he rides his bike every day (25 miles or so), and I don't think he carries anything but his cell phone and house key.
  6. I've dealt with this off and on for almost 20 years. The stretching REALLY works. I would also ice it at night when it was at its' worst. Every morning before you get out of bed, stretch it by bending your toes and foot forward toward your shin and hold it for several seconds, repeating several times. I would also push the heel down and hold it while resting my hands on the bed for several seconds before I started walking on it (like a runner's stretch I guess). I also bought some fairly cheap orthotics at the podiatrist's office (around $25-30). Always does the trick and life returns to normal fairly quickly! Good luck! I know how painful this condition can be!
  7. bumping this up so I can find it more easily this fall/winter!
  8. Thanks so much! I just picked up 6 for $30! That's awesome!!
  9. I've ordered 30 Day Shred. Anyone else doing that one?
  10. I haven't 'tapped' in a long time, but I have several dvds. It does work, but I fell off the ww and exercise wagon a long time ago. I'm just now getting back op with ww, but I haven't started tapping again. Not what you're looking for I know, but I wanted to at least let you know that at least someone else HAS tapped before!
  11. deleted my post because I totally misread the question!
  12. I just made this for supper tonight. We loved it! The cereal gave the chicken a nice breaded crunch. My kids like it too - one of which is very picky so that's saying something!
  13. Bought the ingredients and will be making this soon! Sounds great!
  14. I'm not a newbie, but I'm wondering if there is some secret to performing a search on this website. Do you really have to have 4 words to do a search? It's so frustrating to not be able to look up something...for instance wii fit...without coming up with 4 words to use. Am I missing something?
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