Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Programs and People I love in Weight Management
By VH Melville

These are programs and people in weight management I hold in high regard. This doesn’t mean that other programs aren’t good but these are favorites of mine.

I chose Weight Watchers because medical studies proved it works slightly better than other programs. With Weight Watchers, you can find meetings on weightwatchers.com or join their online program.
I first freaked out about having to weigh-in but the leaders and receptionist all went through the program so there was no judgment.

Richard Simmons http://www.richardsimmons.com/
Richard is kind and cares about people and I love that. His program Food Movers can be purchased in a box set and is cheaper than other similar programs. He also sells an online membership. He treats obese people with the dignity they deserve.

With TOPS, they have dirt-cheap meetings at just $20 a year and $5 a month and are non-profit. You just need four people to start a meeting. You just got to love it. http://www.tops.org/

21 Date Ideas Without Food

By Sea Nonkey
You can include food into any of these dates, but these dates are for making the focus on your date -- not what you eat. Always make sure that you take into consideration you and your date's safety. Whoever does the asking pays.
Walk on the beach
Write each other love poems or letters.
Have a 99 cent store or Dollar Tree store shopping spree. Each person gets $5 to $10 and see who comes back with the most romantic haul.
Go to the park together.
Go to a used book store.
Play dress-up in formal style and window shop at the mall.
Go to a video game parlor together.
Make a wish list together
Give each other foot massages
Take a class together. You could take dancing or Pilates classes.
Learn together. Go the art or science museum together.
13. Buy or make special gifts and form a treasure hunt.
14. Go stargazing or bird watching together.
15. Go to the theater together. Many productions tour across the country.
16. Volunteer together. Is there a cause you both believe in?
17. Play board games together.
18. Draw each other’s picture or have a professional do a portrait.
19. Go bike riding together. Make sure you have your helmet on. I have to ride an old fashioned tricycle.
20. Get a DVD that you’ve both seen a bunch of times and play the parts. If there is a movie you both hate why don’t you both mock and watch.
21. Make sand castles together.
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