CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


African American Women on Weight Watchers

Hello I am a soon to be 32 year old African American Woman who just starting off on weight watchers. I plan to lose 75 pounds by this time next year. Looking for other African American Women who are serious about losing weight like me who are also on Weight Watchers for support and recipes ideas.


Tue. Jul 3, 11:28am

Add comment  
Why do they have to be African American? This is just kinda stupid...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 12:40 PM

Add comment
I am a caucasian american woman looking for other caucasian american women on weight watchers to join my group and swap recipes.

The reverse sounds kind of bad huh? We need to be more sensitive to the kind of racism that comes out on these boards I think. Any race or color can provide support to those other woman on weight watchers and swap recipes regardless of background.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 12:45 PM

Add comment
Geez, guys-leave her alone. It's no different than "20 something college students looking to lose the freshman 15" or "Christian mom's who want to fight flab with God's help". Sometimes people in your exact situation can relate a little better to your struggle.

People here always complain that they can't find groups that comment back frequently or are supportive in the way they would like. Then other's respond that they should start their own group and be specific with the prerequisites for the group. So then when someone does that, they get called racist. Make up your minds ladies!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 1:58 PM

Add comment
White American woman on Weight Watchers looking for White American women to join my group! Need only white women and white recipes!

You don't like that do you?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 2:48 PM

Add comment
and white people are called the racist ones! how pathetic.

we don't have a NAAWP!!!!!!

why not accept everyone in your WW group!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 3:54 PM

Add comment
actually, it makes perfect sense that the op is specific about her goals and asks that others like her join her...there are specific health related issues that affect african americans and more precisely, african american women, more than they afftect ethnic groups. (sickle cell anemia being one). as well, african american women have a higher rate of mortality from heart related diseases than any other population. so, why the huge controversy? did you open this thread for the exclusive purpose of bashing the request to find a group with the same ethnicity and other commonalities? i wish the OP all the best!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:07 PM

Add comment
for instance, please see linked to article from med-line plus.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:11 PM

Add comment
Who's the racist one here?

i agree with wanting to achieve your goals and surrounding yourselves with people that can help, but please! we're talking about weight watchers! I work at a clinic and I asked about the risk higher to AA v. whites and with a diet like this, it's not an issue.

i agree COMPLETELY with the 2:48 poster and the 3:54 poster. It's racist to exclude ANYONE based on race and a black women is doing that!

I should i scream to the KKK that i'm white and i can't join a group? SHould they give me special college funds because I'm white? Let's call it the United Cracker Foundation.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:16 PM

Add comment
if you want a group of, say, white, metropolitan, career-minded, single mothers-why not say so? or what about, asian-american men who have left their wives for a younger, prettier woman? just because the criteria you have are different than the OP's does not mean the she is a racist (or sexist, or bigot, or anything. it mean she has different criteria.) when you point a finger at someone, three of your fingers are pointing towards yourself...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:17 PM

Add comment

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:19 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge