(Closed) Weight Watchers

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

it works and its awesome. Do it.

Post # 4
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@colleenichole:  I don’t actually use the etools (I do go to meetings).  I use the message boards on the ww site and my fitness pal to track.  MFP is free and the data base/scanner are WAY better than the ww etools (I’m Canadian, so maybe they’re better in the US.  I don’t know.)  Very few things scan properly here on the ww scanner. 

That said, I follow the GHGs they promote, use the routines/spaces ideas, etc.  I attend meetings faithfully.  I’m just not a fan of the online tracker/phone app.  It’s just not user friendly.  

So I’d say no to the online tools.  You could check out myfitnesspal for free for a while to see how it goes and save yourself the 30 bucks a month.  (If meetings are possible for you, they’re only 50 a month for the monthly pass here and I find I get way more out of them than online.)  

I’ve been a ww member on and off either online or at meetings since 2003.  I’ve tried both for long stints of time.  I was always much more successful at the meetings.  And I’m proud to say I’ve never gained back all my weight.  I have gained some during stressful and happy life periods, but never the full amount.  I usually catch myself now when I’m up 15 – 20 above goal.  It’s better than the 80 I went up (and lost) after my accident.

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My little sister is down 25 lbs. I really like the WW program.  Im to the point where I don’t need to lose any more but I’ve been able to maintain for years now because I continue to use the WW principles.  Great recipes too! I honestly think my best weight loss secret is cooking more.  That way,  you know exactly what is in your food.  

Post # 7
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I love WW online!  It really does work.  Online is the easiest and most convenient for me as I don’t like attending meetings.  Give it a try!  When I stuck to it I lost 35 pounds!  I need to get back to doing it again!

Post # 8
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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@colleenichole:  WW online requires the same commitment to keeping it up.  I just find there are way more resources available for MFP than WW.  I’m definitely not knocking the WW program.  I just wish their database was better and their etools were more user friendly.  

Either program is going to take some work.  I completely understand having weird work hours.  I work long days (12 hours) on a non-conventional schedule (rotating shifts, overnights, etc.)  And it’s busy and high stress the entire 12 hours.  I can eat, eat, eat when I get a moment of downtime. I need a reminder that I’m done, even if I want to eat.  And I grab veg for snacks when I’m munchy – like the 0 point veggies, even if it sends me over my cals for the day.  

Good Luck!

Post # 10
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i love WW and it works! i pay for the online membership since i’m too busy to go to meetings and it’s so beneficial for me. 

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