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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.

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Tue. Jul 3, 11:28am

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

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 12:40 PM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:11 PM

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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.

PLEASE!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:16 PM

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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

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what?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 4:19 PM

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