(Closed) Considering Weight Watchers – Have you had success?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Have you had success with WW?
    Had some success with WW : (19 votes)
    37 %
    Had no success with WW : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Considering trying, great idea for a poll :-) : (15 votes)
    29 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Had great success with WW (>10% weight loss or met goal) : (13 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I did it my first year of college and lost around 10 lbs, it did give me some good eating habits for later in life. I think that what really made it useful for me was that each week some stranger was going to weight me then write it down.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    FI and I did WW for a few months and we did see results. My mother lost like 80 pounds on it. She swears by WW. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    I lost 50 lbs with WW, I gained it back because I got lazy, but I can’t wait to join again for the new year. It really works great, but I just lost motivation.

    Post # 6
    Member
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yup. Went from 185 to 135 using WW. After that I ended up maitaining around 140-145 ish comfortably. You have to stick with your new habits for life if you want to stay at a low weight, but Weight Watchers is a great tool to get you started. Its really helpful at teaching portion control, which was one of my main problems as well.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had huge success with weight watchers.  You can read about my “journey” (and see before and after pictures) in this thread!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I had no success with WW but I lost 25 lbs. with sparkpeople.com and Spark People is a FREE program!

    Post # 11
    Member
    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’ve lost 6.2lbs in 3 weeks.  And not just that, I’m THRILLED with the way I feel and I actually enjoy my Saturday morning group – it’s fun and I feel like I owe it to those people to be successful.

    Granted this week will have been a bust with a death in the family and all the traveling/family related food activities, but my goal is to lose 10lbs total by the wedding (20 March) and continue on WW and hopefully be down 50 or so by the time my future hubby comes back from Afghanistan in the spring of 2012. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I haven’t personally used WW, but my mom has. She went from 180 to 140 in about four months, and has kept it off for seven years now! For her, the biggest thing was portion control, and the points system gave her a relatively easy way to keep track of that. 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

      I am a big WW fan! When I originally did the program, I lost around 35 lbs. I stopped following the program and went back into my routine of making bad choices, so I gained it back. I am just starting up again and I am really excited for it! I’m getting married in June 2012 and I want to lose quite a bit of weight by then. I love the eTools–it makes tracking much easier! They just switched the program from what it was. It’s nice, because fruits and veggies are 0 points. It used to be just veggies, so when I was choosing between a 2 poing piece of fruit or a 2 point cookie, it was a no-brainer.

      Good luck!

    Post # 15
    Member
    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss Sydney: Awww, thanks!  I’m glad to have been a source of inspiration for you!  My greatest advice for you would be never discount the value of resistance training.  Yeah, cardio burns fat right then, but building muscle makes your body a fat burning machine – it totally kicks your metabolism into high gear!  I think that’s why I’m having trouble maintaining (I keep losing weight beyond where I was supposed to) my metabolism is through the roof!

    ETA: the more you embrace the plan the more it’ll work for you – for me the best way to do that was a complete diet overhaul.  I literally changed everything that I ate to help reach their good health guidelines and stay on my points.  If you’re resistant to the changes that the plan will require of you, you won’t be as successful.  Good luck!  And if you have any questions along the way, feel free to PM me, I’ve become quite fanatical about it, lol (and I started just like you did, with a poll on weddingbee!)

    Post # 16
    Member
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had success with it, so much so that I just signed back up today to get to my new goal for the wedding by June. 

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