(Closed) Does WW work for you?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never tried it, but my mom did it for a good while and lost a lot of weight.  But, as soon as she fell off the wagon and stopped following the program, she gained all her weight back…it’s really too bad, too, because she was looking so good!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did WW a few years ago. I felt embarrassed at first because I’m very petite and by most people’s standards I’m thin. However, I carry weight on my thighs and butt, and even though I was able to disguise the 10 lbs. I’d picked up, I didn’t feel good and I was outgrowing my clothes.

I thought the program was great because you learn how important portion control is. You can still enjoy your favorite foods, but maybe not every single day. You become better educated about what foods are impacting your body most. I really enjoyed the weekly meetings. Although I felt silly sitting among people who had REAL weight struggles, I found myself incredibly inspired by their achievements. Plus, the weekly weigh-in was a great incentive not to cheat!

I lost the 10 lbs. in a couple months without feeling like I was dieting. To this day, I return to WW principles about portion control whenever I start gaining again.

 Oh – and one thing I loved was the edict to "eat with dignity". Don’t have a lazy relationship with food. Even if you’re eating take-out, put it on a plate, sit at a table, don’t watch TV … in other words, be aware of the act of eating so that the implications of mindless eating don’t sneak up on you.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

I am going to be starting WW soon. I just need to find the books. I’m not going to go to meetings, but just follow the diet. My brother (who is just a big guy, he played center in college football) did it and was over 310 and is now around 270, my grandma and grandpa just started it again and she lost 5lbs last week and my grandpa lost 7lbs. My brother never went to the meetings but my grandma and grandpa do. I’m jealous because she now weighs less than me!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My sister lost 40 lbs one year on WW and she’s managed to keep it off. Even after having a baby!

I’ve been following "loosely" on WW for a little over a month and have lost about 10 lbs combining it with walking. 

I think my biggest challenge was allowing myself to be hungry every once in awhile. Meaning, no snacking when I’m bored and I also don’t eat after 7 pm (if I do I try not to have carbs or sugar). I think this has been the best tip so far!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I work it, it works for me. 

My mom has lost 116 lbs on WW, so it DEFINITELY works, but it’s not a quick fix or easy to do forever.  You just have to keep plugging and be consistent.  It really teaches you how to change your lifestyle and not just crash diet.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m with million here–I look thin, but when I gain weight it’s all in my midsection. It’s harder to see in the kinds of clothes I wear, but I feel it and it’s icky.

I tried WW for a few months and lost all 10 pounds that I was trying to lose. It was FANTASTIC, but you have to follow the program! You can probably consume a few more points than you are allotted and still lose weight, but obviously that will slow you down. It works really well for people who are serious rule-followers/data enterers ;).

My FI is also on WW; he lost 15 pounds pretty quickly but has gained two of them back because he got lazy and stopped counting points!

I think if you do WW and follow it fairly closely and get a little bit of exercise at least a few days a week it does amazing things.

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