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(MSNBC)   Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig may be waddling into court over misleading ads   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 62
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2010-01-19 02:53:59 PM  
They should combine forces to be Jenny Watchers.
 
2010-01-19 02:54:18 PM  
Take note, AT&T. This is what a legitimate lawsuit over advertising looks like.
 
2010-01-19 02:54:48 PM  
More like misleading abs.
 
2010-01-19 02:55:20 PM  
Choccy: More like misleading abs.

Or lack thereof, as it may be.
 
2010-01-19 02:57:16 PM  
Will it be Food Court then?
 
2010-01-19 02:58:17 PM  
They're obviously doing something right over there at Jenny Craig:
scrapetv.com
 
2010-01-19 02:58:26 PM  
They sound fat.
 
2010-01-19 02:58:54 PM  
pix.motivatedphotos.com

In all seriousness, has anyone tried the p90x thing?
 
2010-01-19 02:59:16 PM  
geeez... I bet the discovery will be like a buffet...
 
2010-01-19 03:00:16 PM  
But Weight Watchers says no such study has been done and the claims in the ads are not supported by fact or science.

Not unlike Weight Watchers. IMO, the only real benefit to either program is that they encourage their members to get off their asses and exercise, as well as eating healthier food. Nobody's done a study on that, either; so I can make any wild claims I like, right?
 
2010-01-19 03:01:20 PM  
I'm not fat, I'm husky.....my mama told me so.
 
2010-01-19 03:03:15 PM  
Gyrfalcon: Not unlike Weight Watchers. IMO, the only real benefit to either program is that they encourage their members to get off their asses and exercise, as well as eating healthier food. Nobody's done a study on that, either; so I can make any wild claims I like, right?

Weight Watchers is big on pushing sustainable life changes, whereas Jenny Craig is big on the pre-packaged food thing which isn't nearly as easy to maintain long term. Personally I think they're both wrong and that the best thing you can do is learn a lot about nutrition and stick to natural foods, but of the two, Weight Watchers is the better program, in my humble opinion.
 
2010-01-19 03:07:21 PM  
gorgor, gorgor, gorgor
 
2010-01-19 03:09:41 PM  
Banned on the Run: gorgor, gorgor, gorgor

Oh God no, not in this article please.
 
2010-01-19 03:12:23 PM  
Genevieve Marie: Gyrfalcon: Not unlike Weight Watchers. IMO, the only real benefit to either program is that they encourage their members to get off their asses and exercise, as well as eating healthier food. Nobody's done a study on that, either; so I can make any wild claims I like, right?

Weight Watchers is big on pushing sustainable life changes, whereas Jenny Craig is big on the pre-packaged food thing which isn't nearly as easy to maintain long term. Personally I think they're both wrong and that the best thing you can do is learn a lot about nutrition and stick to natural foods, but of the two, Weight Watchers is the better program, in my humble opinion.


But neither is any good if the person doesn't stick with it AFTER the weight has been lost. Some people can't/won't make dietary changes on their own, so Jenny Craig is good for them. But even Weight Watchers is useless if the "life changes" are not PERMANENT life changes, and too often they aren't.
 
2010-01-19 03:14:39 PM  
Banned on the Run: gorgor, gorgor, gorgor

Finally get to use this:
i148.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-19 03:15:09 PM  
My girlfriend has been doing WW for a year now so I'm getting a kick...

Seriously though, she lost over 40lbs just from managing her diet better. They encourage you to not only keep track of what you eat, but change your diet habits so be healthier. Once you reach your target weight, you have a free lifetime membership. As fas as I know JC only works while you eat their *expensive* food.

/Cool story bro, I know...
 
2010-01-19 03:16:06 PM  
Banned on the Run: gorgor, gorgor, gorgor

i45.tinypic.com

/easy Moodmins... that's her belly
 
2010-01-19 03:17:15 PM  
It'll be televised, and they'll call it "The battle of the bulge"
 
2010-01-19 03:18:35 PM  
CowboyNinjaD: In all seriousness, has anyone tried the p90x thing?

Yes, it will biatch slap your ass chew you up swallow you shiat you out and then teabag you.

I started my life change (and I call it that because I had turned into a fat ass) at 280+ pounds. I cut out pop and sweets and dropped 20 pounds, started doing light cardio and lifting weights and though I got more toned slightly I hovered around 230-240.

Then I started P90....I was busted sore for weeks at first but the pounds literally fell off me like Hannibal was carving me up for dinner. Got down to 178 and my wife complained that while my body was banging my face looked like I was from aushwitz being so thin.

So I only do the yoga one now and lift weights. Feeling comfortable around 190-195.

But does it work... hell yes
 
2010-01-19 03:23:11 PM  
Wrong_Intentions: Banned on the Run: gorgor, gorgor, gorgor

Finally get to use this:


I was Farking at home the other day and thought, "Hey I can finally look at a gorgor link". And the I put down the bong. I just know it's a bad idea.
 
2010-01-19 03:25:34 PM  
Marley'sGirl: Wrong_Intentions: Banned on the Run: gorgor, gorgor, gorgor

Finally get to use this:

I was Farking at home the other day and thought, "Hey I can finally look at a gorgor link". And the I put down the bong. I just know it's a bad idea.


Click his link or putting down the bong?
 
2010-01-19 03:26:05 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: CowboyNinjaD: In all seriousness, has anyone tried the p90x thing?

Yes, it will biatch slap your ass chew you up swallow you shiat you out and then teabag you.

I started my life change (and I call it that because I had turned into a fat ass) at 280+ pounds. I cut out pop and sweets and dropped 20 pounds, started doing light cardio and lifting weights and though I got more toned slightly I hovered around 230-240.

Then I started P90....I was busted sore for weeks at first but the pounds literally fell off me like Hannibal was carving me up for dinner. Got down to 178 and my wife complained that while my body was banging my face looked like I was from aushwitz being so thin.

So I only do the yoga one now and lift weights. Feeling comfortable around 190-195.

But does it work... hell yes


I love to work out, but I have never done anything that kicks my ass as hard as P90X. I meet with the ladies at the gym at lunch to do the Plyo workout a couple days a week. It's no walk in the park, but it provides results.
 
2010-01-19 03:29:20 PM  
Genevieve Marie: Weight Watchers is big on pushing sustainable life changes, whereas Jenny Craig is big on the pre-packaged food thing which isn't nearly as easy to maintain long term. Personally I think they're both wrong and that the best thing you can do is learn a lot about nutrition and stick to natural foods, but of the two, Weight Watchers is the better program, in my humble opinion.

Yep. It's what I followed until I got to my goal weight and by then, in my case 3 years, you're already used to eating healthier. Then it's a matter of maintenance, which is harder than losing it in the first place.

/100 lbs. dropped
//kept off over a year
///ain't going back, no sir
 
2010-01-19 03:31:21 PM  
Hi
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(copy and paste)
 
2010-01-19 03:37:11 PM  
APPROVES
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(copy and paste)
 
2010-01-19 03:39:21 PM  
pastdoubt: My girlfriend has been doing WW for a year now so I'm getting a kick...

Seriously though, she lost over 40lbs just from managing her diet better.


I signed up for the WW for men and I've only been using it three weeks, but I've lost 11 pounds already, and that's with absolutely no exercise whatsoever.

What's nice about it is that it forces you to keep track of what you are eating and just like a game of golf, you keep trying to minimize your score. So instead of having two sandwiches and chips for dinner, I could have one sandwich and a shiatload of green beans, which I like, and still be crazy full. It's really good about helping you identify where you are wrecking your diet. My area was lunch at work, where I ate like shiat.

What I like about the online stuff is that instead of saying "I'll have a salad at lunch" I can put together a recipe of something, check out the point value, and adjust accordingly.

I don't suspect it's going to be hard to stick with the changes permanently because I'm not switching to foods I don't like. I like what I'm eating, and I'm pigging out on it - it's just healthier. I could eat green beans and peppers for the rest of my life and be happy with it.
 
2010-01-19 03:39:57 PM  
sgnilward:

That desperate? hahahahaha
 
2010-01-19 03:43:20 PM  
Maybe I'm just getting older, but sometimes the women look better in the "before" pictures.
 
2010-01-19 03:43:31 PM  
gorgor: sgnilward:

That desperate? hahahahaha


Sorry my fine sir, when I had loaded the page, your comment had not yet been posted. Little did I realize that my post would actually follow yours. I thought you were taking the day off.... I'll try not to make that mistake again.
 
2010-01-19 03:44:13 PM  
1) Pay attention to what you eat.
2) Exercise daily.
3) Send me a lot of money for a licensing fee.

I had a grandma who was always trying to lose weight. One of the last diets she tried included writing down everything she ate. At first, that worked. She'd think, "Apple or chips? Well, I certainly don't want to write chips on the list." It worked pretty well for a few months and she steadily lost weight at a healthy rate. Then she decided it was okay to write "chips" as long as she was being honest about it. After all, that was the point of the list. Honesty. And that was the end of that diet's success.
 
2010-01-19 03:46:59 PM  
safeinsane: Genevieve Marie: Weight Watchers is big on pushing sustainable life changes, whereas Jenny Craig is big on the pre-packaged food thing which isn't nearly as easy to maintain long term. Personally I think they're both wrong and that the best thing you can do is learn a lot about nutrition and stick to natural foods, but of the two, Weight Watchers is the better program, in my humble opinion.

Yep. It's what I followed until I got to my goal weight and by then, in my case 3 years, you're already used to eating healthier. Then it's a matter of maintenance, which is harder than losing it in the first place.

/100 lbs. dropped
//kept off over a year
///ain't going back, no sir


This, except 81lbs and two years. And didn't make goal weight, I got within 10 pounds and plateaued for 3 months before deciding I didn't need to pay for meetings to maintain it.
 
2010-01-19 03:47:19 PM  
sgnilward: gorgor: sgnilward:

That desperate? hahahahaha

Sorry my fine sir, when I had loaded the page, your comment had not yet been posted. Little did I realize that my post would actually follow yours. I thought you were taking the day off.... I'll try not to make that mistake again.


meh, it's my bad.
Gloomy rainy weather makes people out here stupid.
Stupid people make me angry.
That makes me stabby.
 
2010-01-19 03:48:29 PM  
"Beacause you LOVE THE CAKE!"

/'Anyone? Anyone? Dust!'
 
2010-01-19 03:49:55 PM  
gorgor: (copy and paste)

Awe that sucks, she has such a pretty face.
 
2010-01-19 03:50:07 PM  
gorgor: Gloomy rainy weather makes people out here stupid.

So I am dying to know.... where is "Out Here" I sure hope it is not the PacNorthwest, that would mean folks are stupid like 8 months a year.
 
2010-01-19 03:51:04 PM  
ObscureNameHere: Dust

I heard it has zero calories.
 
2010-01-19 03:51:44 PM  
gorgor: That makes me stabby.

Gleefully waiting for a pic of that
 
2010-01-19 03:52:42 PM  
You just know that the losing side is gonna eat a shiatload of ice cream to bury their feelings.
 
2010-01-19 03:53:57 PM  
CapitolG: gorgor: Gloomy rainy weather makes people out here stupid.

So I am dying to know.... where is "Out Here"


*facepalm*
 
2010-01-19 03:59:01 PM  
gorgor: CapitolG: gorgor: Gloomy rainy weather makes people out here stupid.

So I am dying to know.... where is "Out Here"

*facepalm*


"Out There" is exactly where gorgor resides. Few people really want to visit "There" either. I'm just one county line away, I know how spooky it is.
 
2010-01-19 04:04:01 PM  
CowboyNinjaD: In all seriousness, has anyone tried the p90x thing?

I am doing right now. It kicks your ass pretty good. I am not trying to lose weight just tone up, but I am dropping some pounds. I do feel a lot better and I am only starting my third week.
 
2010-01-19 04:07:51 PM  
CowboyNinjaD: In all seriousness, has anyone tried the p90x thing?

It's very difficult. If you can find the just P90 (sans X) videos, do those, they are for normal human beings.

I am in better than average shape, and find the P90X tapes to be too hard to do without getting discouraged or feeling like I'm cheating constantly.
 
2010-01-19 04:08:12 PM  
P90X is way too much of a strain for me. Super strenuous exercise isn't good if you aren't used to a good cardio/strength training routine already.

Power 90 though I've heard is great for beginners and gets you into the routine (Power 90 is by the same company as P90x).
 
2010-01-19 04:12:34 PM  
hailin: P90X is way too much of a strain for me. Super strenuous exercise isn't good if you aren't used to a good cardio/strength training routine already.

Power 90 though I've heard is great for beginners and gets you into the routine (Power 90 is by the same company as P90x).


It more or less says on their website to print out a pretest and unless you can hit certain goals and not feel like you're going to fall apart that the 90x isnt for you.
 
2010-01-19 04:21:20 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: hailin: P90X is way too much of a strain for me. Super strenuous exercise isn't good if you aren't used to a good cardio/strength training routine already.

Power 90 though I've heard is great for beginners and gets you into the routine (Power 90 is by the same company as P90x).

It more or less says on their website to print out a pretest and unless you can hit certain goals and not feel like you're going to fall apart that the 90x isnt for you.


Wait.... is that the "Muscle Confusion" one? I love those Infomercials, My buddy who dose MMA loves it, but as with all "workout tapes" it got ultra boring for me, whooped my but, yet it was boring(pushing a rock up a hill type boring.)

I have never been able to sit down at a gym or in my living room and workout. More power to anybody who can.
 
2010-01-19 04:21:32 PM  
The image I pictured in my head upon reading that headline:

www.familyguyx.net

(sorry I couldn't find a bigger one)
 
2010-01-19 04:22:46 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: hailin: P90X is way too much of a strain for me. Super strenuous exercise isn't good if you aren't used to a good cardio/strength training routine already.

Power 90 though I've heard is great for beginners and gets you into the routine (Power 90 is by the same company as P90x).

It more or less says on their website to print out a pretest and unless you can hit certain goals and not feel like you're going to fall apart that the 90x isnt for you.


Yeah, it is tough for me to find exercise programs that aren't too much for me. I'm not overweight (luckily), but I want to stay in shape. I have a few diseases/disorders/whatever that increase my risks of heart attacks with strenuous exercise. What is strenuous? Well, some days yoga is too much of a strain and other days I could run a marathon.

My doctor pretty much told me to stop P90X as I wouldn't be able to keep up without going into the danger zone. I walk or bike on days I feel weak and do yoga/martial arts/free wights on my stronger days.

Then again I'm not training for marathons or anything. Just maintaining a healthy weight.
 
2010-01-19 04:27:56 PM  
CapitolG: I have never been able to sit down at a gym or in my living room and workout. More power to anybody who can.

I don't deny to anyone that its not boring. There is little to no variation in the actual work outs, just variation in the timing and or order including what days you do them.

At about month 3 I felt like Conan pushing the mill wheel every day.
 
2010-01-19 04:34:48 PM  
PUT DOWN THE FORK!! FACE!
 
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