Weight Watchers New Program is it good for Lymies???

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ria123
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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering, before I got Lyme I was attending WW and down 47 pounds. Now that I have been sick since Aug and could not exercise or eat anything the right way I went off the plan and gained 10 pounds back. But now WW has a new plan called the momentum plan and it calls for a lot of fresh veggies and fruit and chicken,fish and brown rice in moderation healthy foods.
So I wanted to retry it again and follow the healthier plan.
Has anyone else tried it yet?
Thanks,
Maria

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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah, it will help. i just joined and am thinking it could be my "cure". It's cured me in the past of other things as it's just so darned healthy.

Sign up and start slowly with the exercise.

ria123
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying. I need to do something before I gain all this weight back. Good luck to you let me know how much you lose your first week,Hope it helps us. : )

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm excited as it's very Lyme friendly. Lots of fruits and veggies. Lots of water. Protein - two servings. It's excellent. Don't gain anymore. I've gained A LOT and wonder if it's part thyroid related! Eating right is a gift you give to yourself.

ria123
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Very true. Lets keep each other updated on our weekly weigh in.
I usually go Saturdays..

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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Dont worry so much about losing weight while ill, focus more on a clean diet with the right amount of clean burning carbs and protein.

Trust me, if you eat 5-6 small/clean meals a day and try to even do 15 mins of exercise a day, the pounds will fly off
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places


1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Pounds do not fly off for everyone, sometimes it is extremely difficult. WW is a very healthy program period..., a program that is sensible and you most certainly can live with it the rest of your life, unlike some of those "fad" diets out there!

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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Pounds can fly off for anyone who has excess weight caused by over eating and not by an thyroid condition.

I was not suggesting a fad diet. I was suggesting a clean diet. I'm not familiar with weight watchers or the food they recommend
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hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
The WW program is really good this year. I'm only on Day 3 and I'm not as hungry as I am on other programs or when I'm not dieting at all. The thing of it is is that I believe it's "clean".

5 servings of fruit and veggies.

Encouraged to eat whole grain carbs -- they're more filling.

Only lean proteins.

Limit sugar

Some fat...very little.

That's basically it.

It's a bit of work as you have to run to the grocer's a lot. But it's worth it as it keeps those of us in line who need more structure in watching what we eat.

ria123
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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
hopingToFindCure: It is so worth it. And it is so healthy I love it.
I do a big food shopping after my meeting and then I have everything I need all week. Last night I made a stir fry chicken dish with cut up chicken cutlets, green and red peppers and 1 onion I sauteed it all together, then I added 2 small cans of tomatoes sauce stir it up and let it cook for like 20 more min. Then I made Brown rice and Had 4 ounces of Chicken, peppers as much as I wanted and 1 cup of brown rice it was so good and so little in points Like maybe 8 points. And I felt good after I ate it. Also if you feel strong exercise. When I have a good day I throw in some cardio and light weights to help keep my joints moving and my heart working. It feels good to exercise when I can.
Keep up the good work we can do it!

ria123
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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Gracie's Mom
I love Ezekiel breads : )
 
Thanks for the other healthy tips.

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Ria - That sounds delicious!

I'm glad someone here is also on this program. I credit it for some new found energy. I mean, for the first time since I got this in September, I was awake at 3 p.m. Normally, it's almost as if I have to lie down.

So, when is the weigh in ? Mine is Saturday. I have quite a bit to lose so I will take your advice and exercise with my new found energy...

I still have symptoms and some pain, but I'm liking the energy -- a lot.

Keep me posted on your success!

Gracie-s Mom, How do I eat whole grains? I think I'd like them.

ria123
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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
hopingToFindCure,
My weigh in day is Saturday also. If you don't mind me asking where do you live, It would be funny if we were both attending the same meeting and didn't even know it LOL.
I live in NJ.
I feel  more energy also when I eat healthy.
And I only exercise if I can, If I feel to weak or tired I don't push myself. In the past tired or not I worked out, But now with Lyme you can not do that or you will just feel worse. So go slow.
Before I got sick with Lyme I was down 47 pounds with WW, doing really good, then bam I got Lyme and it all came to a halt. I still had around 20 more pounds to lose. In these past few months I gained back 10 pounds so now I have 30 to lose. Hopefully I will be able to do it. We can only try right?
I also still have symptoms from the Lyme, but less then I did 6 months ago. I just keep praying and doing what the doctor tells me to do and Hope that it will be gone one day and I will be all better. I wish that for everyone with this disease.
Ok I will keep you posted and you do the same.
Good luck this week. :-)
 Maria
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