Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

52 pounds gone

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:01 PM
Original message
52 pounds gone
Today was a big day for me at my Weight Watchers meeting. I broke the 50-pound barrier. :woohoo:

The Weight Watchers meetings are kind of silly in some ways. People get little gold stars for losing another 5 pounds, key chains for losing 10% of their body weight and other things like that. Today, I got a little metal charm and a refrigerator magnet for losing more than 50 pounds.

But, even though it's silly, I look forward to going because it's such a good group. They're all going through the same thing and everybody is supportive. The funny thing about my group is that I am usually the only man there and often the only white person. I am always the only white male. The result: everybody knows who I am. And they all cheer big for me when I get an award. It's kind of cute, really.

Not all Weight Watchers meetings are the same way. In fact, I left one group in disgust before I found this one. However, I would strongly recommend the program to anybody thinking about taking off some pounds. It's worked for me and I feel great.

Weight Watchers and the YMCA (which is where I go to exercise) have changed my life.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:04 PM
Response to Original message
1. Wow!
Congratulations!!

:yourock:


:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:09 PM
Response to Original message
2. Congrats. My mother was very successful with WW and exercise clubs. Even though
she is gone now I would like to think she would have kept the weight off. :) I hope you do too!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:11 PM
Response to Original message
3. That's great. Hey, do you swim?
I did at the YMCA until my membership expired. That's remarkable that you lost that weight, and in a really healthy manner. I've heard good things about WW.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:23 PM
Response to Original message
4. That's awesome!!
Keep up the great work!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:25 PM
Response to Original message
5. 50 fucking pounds?
Amazing!

Congrats, seriously. That takes dedication and hard work.

WW is a good way to go and you mentioned the YMCA and exercising, so it sounds like you are being sensible about this.

Anyway, congrats, I'm damn proud of you!


Khash.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:31 PM
Response to Original message
6. Here's an even better diet!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:31 PM by ALiberalSailor
Get braces. You won't want to eat anything except soup and oatmeal. I've already lost 2 pounds, and I've only had them for 48 hours now. But, enough of my bitching. Congrats! :yourock:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:34 PM
Response to Original message
7. Nice!
I was a heavy child and I went to weight watchers for a couple of years. I lost 30lbs. My Mother, bless her heart,drove me to the meetings and paid my dues. Weight Watches is great and it always helps to have group meetings.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:11 PM
Response to Original message
8. Congratulations!
Regular exercise and attention to diet is working for me too. Slowly...but it's working.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:28 PM
Response to Original message
9. this is what 52 pounds looks like




CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :party: :party: :party: :party: :toast: :toast: :toast:



lost
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:34 AM
Response to Reply #9
11. Whoa
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
theredpen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:39 PM
Response to Original message
10. Congratulations!
:applause:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:46 AM
Response to Original message
12. There's nothing silly about losing fifty pounds.
Congratulations!!! That's quite an accomplishment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:07 AM
Response to Original message
13. That is awesome
well done
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:14 AM
Response to Original message
14. That is wonderful!
Congratulations!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:37 AM
Response to Original message
15. It's not silly...congratulations!
It's not silly to achieve something so important for your health and wellbeing. Congratulations to you!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Oct 25th 2014, 10:28 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC