(Closed) Weight Watchers?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PurpleLonghorn:  I have done weight watchers before and had great success.

I lost 20lbs (and got to my goal weight) in less than a year.

I have since gained the weight back, but I do not fault WW for that.

WW is great to teach you how to eat, if you already know what you should and shouldn’t eat and just need some accountability, I like programs like My Fitness Pal better.

On MFP other people can see what I eat and they can see when I exercise. It helps gives me the support/accountability I need to stay on track.

So if you need to learn what to eat and how much, WW is great! If you want accountability and community support, I think there are better (and free) sites out there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do WW and LOVE it.  It has changed my relationship with food and the meetings help me to stay accountable.  One thing I didn’t know when I joined WW is that you get weighed in private so no one knows what your results are each week except you and the person that weighs you.  It’s totally your choice to share or not share during the meetings and people are very welcoming and understanding.  After all, we’re all in the same boat and we’ve all been new to the program at one time or another.  My sister does MFP and loves it.  I prefer WW.  Either way you go, tracking is an important part of the program.  For me WW works because of the increased accountability and I really enjoy the topics in the meetings.  I use my iphone apps to track and it really isn’t that much of a pain at all.  The older members who use the paper and pencil approach have it harder I think because it’s a lot less convenient.  Either way you go, good luck!! Just signing up and going the first week feels empowering even though you haven’t lost a single pound yet because you’re doing something for yourself and taking charge….one step at a time! 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m on WW and have been averaging about 1.5 pounds a week loss (I think that’s what it was after last week). I’ve had some ups and some downs, but it’s a great program!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Finding the right program for you is definitely key.  I know a lot of ladies swear by WW, and I am not dismissing it.  BUT…  For me, WW doesn’t work.  I might lose 10 pounds in a year, then I would get either so hungry or so discouraged, I would quit. Which of course would lead me to gaining that ten pounds back in a week.

 

For what it is worth, I prescribe to the low carb/high fat diet (dietdoctor.com for more details).  It keeps me full, satisfied, and keeps cravings at bay.

I have lost 45 pounds since this past Christmas, with only intermittent exercise.  Those are results!  And this is something I can stick with for the rest of my life.  Of course it helps that SO is changing his eating habits with me.  🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did WW and lost 25lbs in 4 months and have kept it off for an additional 4 months.  I freaking LOVED it.  Best decision I’ve ever made for weight-loss.

I modified my diet/intake while I was going through the program but have since come back to eating pretty much whatever I want (within reason).  Somehow I’m not putting any weight back on, which is great.  I highly recommend it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve done weight watchers lost 15 pounds.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Candycane:  That’s funny because I’m on the lowest points and never feel hungry. But fruits and veggies are free, so I always have things to snack on.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I started WW in March and lost 20 pounds with little to no exercise. Although I’ve kind of fell off the tracking food process, I now know what portions and how much food to eat. Just giving up on soda and junk food helps a lot too. Good luck!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@PurpleLonghorn:  Thanks!!! Still workin’ though.  I have a bunch to loose.  But, it is real progress and I am proud of myself.

@MrsConnick:  Everyone is truly different.  That is why so many people can succeed on WW, but then at the same time, so many can’t.  It is awesome that it works for you!  I loved meetings, but just was never satisfied with the amount, and type, of foods to eat.  I can only do so many veggie sticks…  lol.  And no matter how strict I was, my weight just never budged.  Yeah, everyone’s body is different.  The amount I have to lose may also play into account.  I’ve lost 45, but still have about 105 more to lose.  So maybe if you have hunger issues it would be harder to succeed on? 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Both myself, my husband and my SIL have had great success on WW. I recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have been on Weight Watchers online since the end of March…So far, I’ve lost 6.5 lbs.  I haven’t exercised any and the weight loss is noticeable.  I definitely recommend it.  It’s simple and easy to follow.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Speez  I’ve been doing WW since Dec 6th and I’ve lost over 20lbs.  I’m so happy with the program! Oh, one other thing I didn’t mention, after you get to your goal and go 6 weeks maintaining it, WW becomes free as a lifetime member.  That’s a big perk!  I’ve got 10 more pounds to get to my goal 🙂 

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