(Closed) Weight Watchers – anyone try it before or something similar?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
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Worker bee

@CocoClassic:  I also highly suggest taking pictures weekly! I take ones every week, in a bra and underwear: facing front, side, back, face and “sucking it in.” I can’t even tell you how motivating it is to go back and see your progress – especially when you’re feeling like you’re losing motivation! Good luck! You should be so proud of yourself!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just really need help with foods that make me feel *full* I do not eat any meat or fish. It is hard to feel full when there are fewer lean proteins available. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  Hey! I don’t eat meat or fish, nothing with a pulse if that makes sense. I still need more help with ‘full’ foods. It is so hard!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I just wanted to chime in. *shrugs* lol

I didn’t like weight watchers because it was hard to keep track of the points. Also, their app was useless as far as their catalogue/database of foods. I don’t quite remember it specifically… but this is what I do remember, and things may have changed since then, so keep that in mind 🙂

Let me explain:

On the MyFitnessPal (MFP) app, I can scan my granola bar, and if no one else who uses MFP, has ever scanned that specific granola bar before, the information will be added to the server/list of foods/database and made available to everyone who uses MFP from thereon out.

On Weight Watchers, (i don’t remember if they had a scan function available for phones?) if I typed in the granola bar, and inputted the informtaion, it wont be made available to the public. (So let’s say my sister goes and eats that same granola bar, she’ll have to manually add it to her little catalogue of foods, because WEIGHT WATCHERS has not put that specific granola bar in their system/list/catalogue/database.)

Also, on MFP, I have a set amount of calories: 1360. If I’m hungry in the middle of the day, and let’s say I only have 500 calories left, whatever I grab to eat, I can read the calories of, and know whether or not I can eat it.

With WW, I would be hungry, and have 10 points left for the day, so I would have to search through their system to see how many “points” something was… this became really annoying if I was stuck at school, with only vending machines to deal with. SO I’d have to search every single granola bar/mixed nuts pack… and then again, if WW didn’t have that specific bar or baggie of snacks in their database, it was useless because I didn’t know how many “points” it was.

 

I get that the “points system” is easier for some to deal with. For me, amounts of calories are easier. 🙂

 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@CocoClassic:  focus on lots of low point and no point foods. I always try to eat one piece of fruit with every meal (apple, banana, pear etc) and these really help you feel full. A big focus on weight watchers is fiber content in your foods which is what gives you the full feeling, so try directiny yourself to more whole grain and high fiber foods. As for meetings, they were not for me. I felt too much anxiety and pressure about the weigh in (not because of the other people, just because I am crazy!) and I would make unhealthy decisions and starve myself out of fear of what will happen at the weigh in. It is unreasonable of me, but that was a huge obstacle for me, as for the meetings themselves if you arent fearful of the weigh in, they can be inspiring, i remember one meeting they gave us stickers that said “a bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn” meaning that everyone is going to encounter weight loss plateaus, but that taking control and persisting is what you need to do. That was probably 10 years ago from one of my first meetings when i was a teen. I have successfully lost about 30 pounds with WW about 2 years ago, but after some life changes I just honestly didnt care anymore and got off plan. Now Fiance and I are serious about making the lifestyle change and better understanding what is good for our bodies while still occasionally engaging in some of our not so healthy enjoyable meals without feeling guilty. ww is built to be liveable, if you PLAN you should have no problem seeing great success! Good luck!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  Hey! Yup, I know all about their point system. I just feel like anytime I try nothing helps me keep it off… 

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