Post # 1
I’m counting points again (on my own) & haven’t started going back to meetings yet because although I’m a lifetime member, their rule is that once a LM comes back, they only have 3 months to reach goal weight before they have to start paying the monthly fee again. Well, I’m not going to lose 30 lbs in 3 months, & I don’t want to pay the fee, especially with the expenses of having a new baby, so I’m just trying to do it on my own.
I will admit that it’s hard to do. I used to get a lot of motivation & a sense of “group therapy” from the meetings & I just don’t have that right now. I don’t think online would work for me. I need peer support & accountability because otherwise I’m going to backslide. I backslid last night 🙁 I had a gourmet cupcake. The shame. I just didn’t care & I was in a bad mood & said screw it.
How do you WW bees go about it? Do you physically attend meetings or just track online?
As much as I do NOT want to pay the $40 a month, I think I’m going to have to before long. Otherwise I might not succeed. Unless cupcakes go extinct or something :/
Post # 3
I’m not currently doing WW, but when I was, in person worked better for me than online (I’ve done both). I was backsliding online; for me, being held accountable in front of real people sort of kept me in line. Do you have a friend you could maybe do the plan with, until you get back to real meetings?
Post # 4
The woman who introduced me to it in the first place is no longer in it. The other friend that was doing it too actually stopped a long time ago. So nope 🙁
I agree with you. It’s so much easier to stick with when you have that sense of community about it & can relate to other peoples struggles & successes.
Post # 5
@okqueenbee: I’m a LM too. I’m up about 15 lbs over my goal right now. Love Chub. I know WW is different in different territories. But here LM have to weigh in once per month. Every weigh in over 2 lbs over your goal you pay.
I personally do better going weekly, so I’m just on the monthly pass right now. It’s better for my own weight management. Once I’m back to goal I can cancel it and weigh in for free. We only get the 3 month window if you’re coming back from pregnancy. And then its from the birth date of the child. *** Somehow I missed the part that this is your situation the first time I read the post. *** Can you go back now and then down to 1x/month if you aren’t back at goal yet?
Meetings are a huge part of my success. I need the mental reset each week. It keeps me on track and focussed. And the accountability of someone else weighing me is a big part of all of that. I did online, it wasn’t great. And really, etools suck. I track with MFP (and I don’t count points – just calories, fat, fibre, protein… and I watch my sodium.) The scanner is much better than the WW one. I do follow the GHGs and the routines from WW though. I just track it differently.
I can’t wait to weigh in tomorrow, I’m way down from last week.
Post # 6
I’m online only. The community gives me enough accountability that I don’t feel the need to go get on the scale. I had my 5th weigh in yesterday and am down 12.6 lbs — averaging 2.5 pounds a week. I’ll absolutely take it. 🙂
Post # 7
@okqueenbee: I do online only. I was on my fitness pal 4 months and lost 7 pounds, joined WWonline 10 days ago and have lost 7 POUNDS! I do think it’s worth it.
But it is hard to motivate yourself