(Closed) Anyone a former Lifetime Weight Watcher? Struggling big time on maintenance!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’ve never done weight watchers but I am struggling as well.  Food and junk is comfort for me too.  It has so much control over me and I’m so sick of it!

At this rate I’m not gonna fit into my wedding dress… yikes.

Good luck.  I wish I could help but I just wanted to let you know that I’m in the same boat, you’re not alone!  It’s really, really hard.

Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not a lifetime member but I am a Weight Watcher. I had incredible success 3 years ago, the weight FELL off with hardly any effort on the program. Since then, I gained about 10lbs and have been on/off WW and it seems like it doesn’t work anymore! However, when I look back at my tracking record, it shows that I was over on the points almost every day and/or logging smaller portions than I actually ate. I would get discouraged by an imperfect day and then completely go off track for weeks.

Now I’m back on it seriously and started seeing results again. The results are smaller, come slower and are harder to achieve, but they are coming. The only advice I can give you is to not beat yourself up over a setback here and there. You don’t have to be perfect every day, but if you slowly work your way towards sticking with your daily points, you will eventually make it habit. Surround yourself with WW-friendly choices for when you need a snack and plan your meals ahead. Lastly, maybe going to a meeting will help get you back into the swing of things?

Post # 4
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Check out the book Breaking Free From Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth, which explains why many of us eat emotionally and gives great tips for overcoming that crutch. 

Post # 5
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go back to the meetings. They will help you get back on track. Prepare ALL your day’s snacks the day before. Wrap them and keep them in the fridge so that when you want a snack, it’s there and it’s counted in your day’s plan.

Post # 6
2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am not a lifetime member but I lost 30 lbs on the program in 2011. I’m still within 2-3 of my lowest weight so I’ve maintained well. My suggestion is to stop buying snacks. Even now years later, the only snacks I keep in the house are fruit and vegetables. I also recommend going back to meetings, I found those much more helpful than going it alone online. And try eating smaller meals throughout the day so you snack less. You can do it, honestly. You just have to stick with it. You’ve done it before and you can do it again!

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