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Old October 7th, 2004, 03:44 AM
Leo Janysek
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While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs (around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!


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Old October 7th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Kate Dicey
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Leo Janysek wrote:

While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs (around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!


You have done very well there! Those are impressive losses! And well
done on the lowered blood pressure, too.

Just eating the right food, taking the exercise that suits you, and
portion control are really all WW is about. There are a lot of people
here who are not actually using WW formally, and we still like to
support and encourage them. Some of us lose quickly, some slowly...
You will notice that as you and your wife lose more, the loss rate will
slow down. That is natural, to be expected, and better than rapid loss
all the way, which makes it harder to maintain once you get to the
weight you want to be.

Good luck on the downward journey!

--
Kate XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
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Old October 7th, 2004, 10:38 AM
ray miller
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On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 21:44:36 -0500, "Leo Janysek"
wrote:

While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs (around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!


WOW!! You are doing great - 100lbs plus lost. Good news about the
blood pressure too. Losing weight does great things to blood
pressure Your wife must be pleased too. It seems to be harder for
ladies to lose weight than guys.

It's worth persevering with the exercise, not cos it helps to lose
weight (though it does help a little), but more because of the health
side of things. It took me a while to get into the exercise thing.
Cleaning the car was about as much as I wanted to do at first. Then I
found weightlifting.

Good luck to you both

Ray
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Old October 7th, 2004, 10:46 AM
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You have done so well so far! You've got your support group, you're doing
it sensibly and you're getting some exercise. All things that "official"
Weight Watchers recommends. Welcome to our group. Stick around, post and
read - the support is fantastic. Here's our welcome notice to get you
started.

Welcome to this great newsgroup where you'll receive lots of support,
advice, and encouragement. Once a week on Sundays, I post a list of links
that newcomers to asdww might find useful. You may want to look for that
later in the week, or do a backwards search for last Sunday's post.

In the meantime, here's our FAQ:
http://www.didian.com/asdww/
our welcome notice:
http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html

Frequently seen acronyms on this NG:
NSV = Non-Scale Victory
WOE = Way of Eating
WOL = Way of Life (Living)
OP = on Points or On Program
DH = Dear or Darling Husband
DS/DD/DGD/etc = Dear or Darling Son, Daughter, Granddaughter, etc
WI = Weigh-in

Amberle3's Challenges:

SUB - Shake it Up Baby Exercise Challange:
http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/sub.htm

WLL - Whole Lotta Losin' Goin' On Weight Loss Challenge:
http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/wll.htm

Weight Loss Challenge Summary:
http://www.angelfire.com/me4/travelgirl/summary.htm


Other acronyms:
http://www.wwlissa.com/dwlz100+/100+acronyms.htm

Here's a short synopsis of the USA program by Joyce -

How many points you can eat is only based on your current weight, as you
lose
weight those points allowed will decrease (logic is that your body will need
less
to operate). At 183 pounds and based on the new US flexpoints system, you
will
have a set point target of 24. In addition to this you are allowed 35
flexpoints
to be used throughout the week ... as well as any activity points you earn
on a
particular day. When your weight drops to 175, your target drops to 22
points ...
weight reaches 150, target once again drop to 20 points. 3 servings of
dairy of
recommended per day, 5 servings of fruit and veggies, minimum of 6 glasses
of
water.

To calculate food and activity points, I love this computer desktop
calculator ...
http://www.zythra.com/downloads/points.exe

The basic plan is easy. Eat at least your minimum daily number of points.
Points
do not carry over from day to day. You are allotted 35 weekly flexpoints to
be
used at your discretion ... can divide them up and use daily (would be an
additional 5 points per day) or save them and use them for a special
occassion
during the week. Activity points are earned based when exercising, but can
ONLY
be used on the day they are earned.

If you can afford $15/month, the online ww program might be a great thing
for you
to look into. There is lots of information available, as well as the food
point
database and journaling system.

Joyce
WW starting weight: 228.8 - 2/5/02
current weight: 133.3
Lifetime: 4/4/03

Please note that if you live in onther countries (UK, Australia, NZ,
Europe), the Points plans are different. The UK and Australia/NZ calculate
points based on saturated fat and total kilojoules. Most of Europe
calculates based on total fat and total kilojoules. The desktop calculator
above can handle all of these programs.

Disclaimer: As an unmoderated Usenet newsgroup, asdww is unusual in that
most of the people who participate are respectful, considerate folks who
freely share their experience with and knowledge of WW, weight loss, and
maintenance. Yet occasionally, spammers, trolls, and flamers show up to post
advertising, false information, insults, and the like. Nearly all of the
time, people like this are just trying to yank someone's chain. Most of the
regulars on this newsgroup offer their experience as a suggestion to try if
you're stuck, but are quick to advise that each person has to find what
works for him/herself. If someone posts something that doesn't sound right
to you, ask the newsgroup, ask your WW leader, or ask your health
professional.

Much success on your weight loss journey! WW works!

--
Julie.
93.5/72.3/74 (WW)/72 (Personal) kg
205.7/159.0/162.8 (WW)/158 (Personal) lb

Here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ and welcome notice:
http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html




"Leo Janysek" wrote in message
...
While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered

me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs

(around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and

pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went

to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in

the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!




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Old October 7th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Miss Violette
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while most of us are on one of the WW plans, you need not be, support and
good sound ideas are not really branded, welcome and good luck, Lee
Leo Janysek wrote in message
...
While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered

me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs

(around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and

pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went

to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in

the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!




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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:14 PM
Leo Janysek
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Thank you for the welcome and support! I look forward to following your
progress, as well as sharing ours.
Leo


"Leo Janysek" wrote in message
...
While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered

me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs

(around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and

pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went

to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in

the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!




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Old October 7th, 2004, 11:55 PM
Laura
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Welcome aboard. You and your wife are doing great.

"Leo Janysek" wrote in message
...
While I'm not "doing" Weight Watchers, health problems in March triggered

me
to lose weight. At the time, I was 39 years old, and around 370 lbs

(around,
because I refused to weigh). After a month of serious dieting, and

pathetic
efforts at exercise, I finally weighed - 357 lbs. Even at 6' 1", that's
still very heavy, and I felt it every minute of every day. Now 40, I went

to
the doctor today with dizziness, and weighed 266lbs. The dizziness was low
blood pressure since I was still taking medication even after the weight
loss. My wife and I are just eating right, walking 30 minutes daily, and
leaning on each other for motivation and support (she has lost 55 lbs in

the
same time period). I did a newsgroup search on "weight" and found this
group. I intend to read it daily, looking for continued motivation and
support. Keep up the good work!! It WILL be worth it!!




 




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