Post # 1
Has anyone on here tried weight watchers? I’m considering it before the wedding (it’s 9 months away!). I’m currently a size 8-10 but want to tone up and look more fit before the big day. I’m pretty active so it may help just to clean up my diet. Has anyone tried it?
Post # 3
I’ve been on WW since last September and love it! I’ve had my ups and downs but lost 56lbs on it… everyone I talk to says it the best and most livable way to lose weight and when you combine it with exercise you can really tone up. I of course had a LOT more to lose than you, but there are people in the meetings of every size. I suggest going to meetings as well as using the online functions. It makes tracking MUCHHHHH easier! Good luck!
Post # 4
I was in a similar situation to you and I joined about 2 months ago (6 months before my wedding). I was about a size 8-10 and my goal was to lose about 20 lbs. I’ve lost 12 lbs so far (average is about a pound and a half a week). Only 8 more to go. I like it because it is easy for me to stay on and I don’t feel hungry or like I can’t handle it. It is more of a healthy lifestyle than a diet, but I have seen results that I am very happy with. Based on your OP, I think it might be something that could work for you if you are interested in it. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the encouragement! I think I might do it! I was also considering hiring a trainer, but I think WW is the more economical way to go. Good luck to both of you!
Post # 6
I used it to try to lose 5-10 pounds. Although I think it’s designed for people who want to lsoe more weight, it does help you with portion control. It makes you realize how much you should be eating and to trade unhealthy snacks for better ones.
Post # 7
Another rave for WW. I originally joined it back in 2004. Lost 30ish lbs and hit my goal. It’s a great program. I think it’s really easy to follow, helps you learn how to make better choices, plan ahead, etc.
After moving in with fiance a couple years back, I gained back about 10 lbs. We were having a good time!! LOL. I started back on WW right before Thanksgiving last year in prep for my April wedding. I was back down to my goal weight within a few months.
I think it also helps motivate me to exercise more because it’s fun to count up the activity points you earn.
Great program. Can’t recommend it enough. Originally, I did the meetings. This last time, I did e-tools instead. It RULES. Especially the iphone app.
Post # 8
WW’s definitely works. I lost about 60 pounds doing WW’s 12 years ago after the birth of my daughter. Due to depression related issues, I unfortunately gained alot of weight back ove the last five years. So, I just recently started back on WW’s. I have a long road ahead of me to get to my goal weight, but I KNOW I can do it since it worked so well for me before. Remember, although WW’s is a great diet/food plan, working out as well will almost definitely get you better and faster results.
Post # 9
I think you have to be dedicated to the cause. I mean, obvs you need to be dedicated to the cause anyway if you’re serious about losing weight, but I can’t bring myself to count points. And I have no willpower at all, so I’d always end up eating like.. a pack of oreos and then just feeling guilty about it (that guilt was probably not points related however, and related rather, to the pack of oreos in my tummy).
Post # 10
You’ve gotten a lot of great advice from the girls on the board. I’m just chiming in to agree! I lost 32 lbs on Weight Watchers. I got off the program and didn’t watch my portion control, so I gained about 20 of it back. I’m starting back up on it. It doesn’t really feel like a diet (most of the time :-)), but it is a much healthier lifestyle.
Good luck with it!
Post # 11
WW is definitely great! The meetings I attended helped keep me on target. I’ve done it once through WW at Work and on my own. I wanted to lose about 10-15 lbs and I did lose 10 lbs my first go round. It’s hard for me at times because I’m an emotional eater, and because my job is stressful I have my down times. Right now I’ve gained some weight back but am determined to start back again! Now that I have the tools and am equipped with what I need to move forward, I know I can do it. Good luck!
Post # 12
i am doing it right now! my wedding is may 2011 and i have alot of weight to lose but im getting there 🙂 i have been on ww for 7 weeks and have lost 16 lbs and 2 pant sizes so far 🙂 i started at an size 20 so i hope i can get down around a size 12ish and toned up. well see! i highly recommend trying it tho! oh and i do the online tools and go to meetings and those two things ocmbined help alot! 🙂
Post # 13
My mom used WW along with Curves and lost over 100 POUNDS! I believe that was over the course of a year, so some weeks she wouldn’t lose much but I remember most weeks she was dropping 4-5 pounds. I can’t say enough good things about both of those programs if you want to lose weight in a healthy supportive atmosphere.
Post # 14
I just reached goal using WW – it was one of the best decisions I made during this whole crazy planning process! Like you, I didn’t have a lot to lose, but I needed to get back into my “normal” clothes – the extra pounds just kind of crept up on me and suddenly none of my clothes fit. I’m pretty active, but spinning and running weren’t enough on their own.
I lost 16 pounds over 6 months to reach size 10 (hit a sizable plateau.. ugh). The meetings were good, tracking what I ate (and portion sizes!!!) was key, but what really put me on track was their recipes. I LOVE their cookbooks & online recipes. They’re easy (especially for a newbie cook like me) yet healthy and even my fiance enjoyed the food (he just ate double portions). Like others have said – it really gives you the tools – you have to use them. I especially loved people’s compliments of how good I was looking – that was a HUGE motivator.
At the same time, I hired a trainer for 2 sessions a week. My gym was having a special & I tried it out – then I was hooked. My trainer – he’s TOUGH. But those activity points really added up when I started with him! If you can, I recommend doing both WW and a trainer… I hope I can afford to continue with my trainer post-wedding – even as I maintain my WW goal weight.