you have any questions, please email me at des@OfficiallyDes.com
and I will post your question and my answers here.
Is Weight Watchers expensive and do you have to buy their
meals to participate?
A: I really think the cost
of the program is relative -- most people can probably pay for
a meeting by eliminating one or two take-out meals a week. However,
many people have concerns about participating in meetings and
have lost successfully by following the Program online at at home
only. For more information on the various options, please click
on the "Weight Loss Options" tab at the Weight
Watchers web site (it
is on the bottom of every page). I should mention that there are
no foods that members are required to buy, although there are
some Weight Watchers-branded items available in supermarkets and
in meeting locations. The beauty is that people can work foods
that they currently eat and love into the plan (either Flex or
Core). There are a number of food items that I have never stopped
enjoying because of the Program -- I may not have them on a daily
basis anymore, but I still eat them, and most likely in more reasonable
have read on several boards that people seeking to lose weight
use a free service called SparkPeople to track their activity
and food intake -- some in conjunction with WW.
Do you have a certain exercise routine and could you recommend
a good exercise facility?
A: My current routine is
45-50 minutes, five days a week in the morning and a 30-minute
session at Curves six days
a week. I am fortunate enough to live close to a public park,
so on the days Curves is closed I walk around the park. When the
weather permits I also walk to many of my errands.
worked for me because when I started, I did not exercise at all.
I am not familiar with many local gyms, but I have read about
several at-home programs at the WW boards: The
Sansone's Walk at Home Program, and Couch
to 5K . Of course, Turbo Jam is one of a family of fitness
products offered by Beachbody
-- another may be more appealing to you.