(Closed) Weight Watchers for "younger" people

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsN2Be:  I did WW for the first time when I was 19, and I didn’t like the meetings. I’ve done it again since then at 26, and I did it online and had great success. The meetings aren’t necessary by any means and the online options are really accessible and flexible. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I also suggest giving Weight Watchers online a try. I liked it because I didn’t really have the time or patience to go to meetings. Plus, there are message boards for all kinds of different subgroups, including one for 30-somethings 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am curently doing WW online and I rely quite heavily on the message boards that are available. I am in Canada (I can see you are too) and there is a board for 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds, etc so you can chat with people more your age/stage and ask questions. PM me if you have any more questions about online. So far, I’m down 26 lbs, and I have lost more while on the boards than doing it on my own. 

 

Good luck! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsN2Be:  I’m 30 and doing the meetings, I’ve found it helpful and have lost 13.6 lbs in 5 weeks. In addition to the meetings I have been using the WW board here on the Bee to stay motivated and report progress, and the WW message boards. am think the meetings keep me accountable and although there may be only 1-2 others my age, I still find it motivating Since we are all there for the same goal. Maybe use meetings and message boards together, you can get the support re: going out, etc from message boards but the other support ( earing, cravings, etc) from meetings?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m under 30 and go to the meetings. If you feel you don’t relate to the people in your meeting, try a different one! There are several WW meeting locations around me and each has different leaders and several meeting times throughout the week. I am one of the younger people in my group but I don’t mind and it hasn’t kept me from relating to others one bit. Everyone has their routines and habits, some people love to drink wine on the weekends whereas it sounds like you enjoy going to brunch. Tracking and planning ahead are key to being able to do both of those things and more! I find the meetings really help me (my leader is so helpful, she is wonderful!!!) so doing WW strictly online wouldn’t work in my case.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

At the risk of sounding like an advertisement: I am 26 years old and lost 35 lbs with weight watchers and didn’t go to one damned meeting. I’d tell you why but the little “leave a comment” thingy says not to be snarky. lol

I was a really heavy drinker socializer at the time too. Wink I just used my flex points for my nights out. I mean, that’s what they’re there for. Or, save them up for your Sunday brunch if it’s that important to you (although, the boy and I have our nights out for decompression and I’ve always been able to stay within my range) Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean that you need to neglect other facets of your life.

I totally understand not wanting to go to meetings and being unsure of the whole WW deal but as a heavy drinker/socializer who likes to go out to eat….it can work. You don’t have to be a hermit, you don’t have to go to meetings, you don’t have to neglect your nights out with your man.

Go with what you feel. Just letting you know. It worked for me. And I freaking LOVED it.

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