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    "Calling all Weight Watchers"

    Is anyone out there watching their weight? I am constantly fighting the "battle of the bulge." I am 5' 1" and even an extra 5 lbs shows on me! It does not take long for it to "creep" back on no matter how vigilent I am. I am constantly dieting and exercising.

    Anyway here is some interesting info for us weight conscious types:

    Just 10 Extra Calories a Day Do WHAT?

    By Cathryn Conroy, Netscape News Editor
    If you were to eat just 10 extra calories a day--and that's not even close to the calories in a single cookie--you would gain one pound every year. That's exactly what Americans have been doing in recent years, except it's way more than 10 extra calories they're packing on. Blame McDonald's and Wendy's for the supersized portions, but don't stop there. We're supersizing the portions in our own homes, too, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Take this quiz! Which item is fatter? Which one is cheaper? See how much you know about your favorite fast food choices.

    It's called "portion distortion." The researchers surveyed 63,380 people over the age of 2, examining how much we eat of specific foods: hamburgers, burritos, tacos, french fries, pizza, sodas, ice cream, pie, cookies, and salty snacks. The results: Except for pizza, the portion sizes grew larger between 1977 and 1996 whether the food was consumed in a restaurant or at home. "An important point is not just what foods we're eating, it's the fact that we're eating such large portions of these foods," researcher Samara Joy Nielsen told Reuters.

    What are the three most common causes of overeating? Find out here!

    Reuters reports the specifics: Homemade burgers beefed up to 8.4 ounces in 1996 from 5.7 ounces in 1977, while fast-food hamburgers grew to 7.2 ounces from 6.1 ounces during the same period. At restaurants other than fast-food ones, hamburgers declined to 5 ounces in 1996 from 5.3 ounces in 1977, according to the study. A serving, as classified by the USDA, is two to three ounces of cooked lean meat. "We're getting so used to these big portion sizes when we eat out that when we go home we forget what a normal portion is," Margo Wootan, nutrition policy director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told Reuters.


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    Re: "Calling all Weight Watchers"

    yes, being a height impaired person myself, 5 lbs have no where to go on my small frame. I've never had a problem with weight, just eat whatever and am still the same size since teen years. I can sense the Metabolism is slowing, however, so now I do need to exercise in order to keep off the extra bits of fat that want to creep into lower abs, chin and triceps. I find that weight training (light weights) with aerobics on a regular basis seems to be the key for me. Doing this I can eat pretty much all day long and not gain weight. I also walk alot, dont bother even having a car.

    I dont find I really need to diet, just as long as I exercise. Then I can eat whatever I crave and even go out to eat and drink lots of red wine. <img border=0 src="" /> oh but I don't eat fast food, except the occasional slice of pizza or chinese take out. no micky d's, wendy's, KFC or any of that nonsense. Also stay away from frozen dinners - even if they are low in fat they are usually disproportionally high in sodium. I also buy organic and all natural products if I can find them.

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    .........Okay, I'm heading for my treadmill as soon as I polish off this bowl of ice cream.............. I have a magnet on my refrigerator. It says, "I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me." The story of my life.......... 42

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    Re: "Calling all Weight Watchers"

    Thanks for the response. It's hard to admit one has to lose weight!! I do a lot of walking myself - though not as much as when I lived in Victoria. I wish I could do without a car, but it's too difficult over here on the mainland. In Victoria, I could and did from time to time.

    Anyway, I purchased some walking exercise videos. It's a fairly easy, but good routine I can do right in my home.

    Happy weight watching!!


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    I just received this via email:

    One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob:
    "If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts."

    Here's a prayer

    Now I lay me
    Down to sleep.
    I pray the Lord
    My shape to keep.
    Please no wrinkles
    Please no bags
    And please lift my butt
    Before it sags.
    Please no age spots
    Please no gray
    And as for my belly,
    Please take it away.
    Please keep me healthy
    Please keep me young,
    And thank you Dear Lord
    For all that you've done.

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    .....Steve............ :rollin: 42

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