(Closed) Weight Watchers (Online) – Worth it?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What do you get with the on-line version? 56 dollars sounds like a lot of money.

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

DEFFINITELY not a waste! i am not currently on ww, but i was for almost a year! i lost about 30 lbs and seriously learned how to eat. right now, i’m just counting calories and working out. you’re making me want to sign up again! haha

Post # 6
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Can’t you get most of that with myfitnesspal or any of the other FREE sites?

Post # 8
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KristenGotMarried: it is.


I was like you and held off doing it because i thought of the price and how i could just ocunt calories on my own…its different somehow actually signing up though…maybe its the money you invested in it…i dont know.


I didnt do it before the wedding which i am kicking myself for…a year later i tried to put my dress on for a TV show…and it didnt fit 🙁 So i signed up for weight watchers that night….three weeks later i  had lost 12 pounds and my dress fit like a dream.


I think knowing i could only eat 30 points a day made me feel bad about eating anything more…i dont know. All i can say..is it works.

I should add in those three weeks i never worked out. Now that i have lost some weight, have gained some energy im starting to work out!

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I lost about 40 lbs with weighwatchers and really recommend it.  Honestly, it was just easier for me to keep track of points (smaller number) then calories.  I also really like the new system – I had gotten into a bad habit of not eating even when starving if I was trying to ‘save’ my points for dinner or whatever.  Fruits and veggies are zero points, so now I grab a piece of fruit or some baby carrots to tide me over and I don’t gorge myself once dinner comes.  It has done a really good job of making me make better choices.  I also work with someone who has been very successful on weightwatchers as well.  It is all about what works for you, for me it is well worth the money. I also did it all online – but my friend at work and I did it together, so we had a good support system going and I think that really made a difference for us.  hth

Post # 10
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Weight Watchers is definitely the most manageable diet I’ve tried.  I did it in college and lost 20lbs.  I should really do it again, haha! Its totally worth it!!

Post # 11
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I lost 30 lbs with WW 3 years ago and I highly recommend the program.  Problem is, I’ve gained it ALL back.  I tried to join online before the wedding but I just couldn’t find the motivation and it was a waste of money for me.  This is my fault, not the program’s. 

I love the WW program because it teaches you moderation, portion control, making good decisions, and you can indulge without guilt or feeling you have to start all over again.  When I was disciplined with the program, I rocked it.  So if you feel you’re going to track your points and hold yourself accountable to it, then I think the program is fantastic and you should do it.

But know there’s some risk of money waste-age if you’re not committed to tracking and staying within your points.  I think the physical meetings are good for this reason and recommend the meetings over online.  Good luck! 

Former WW success story turned pudgy again but still a believer in the fabulousness of the program.

Post # 12
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Started WWOnline in June and have lost 8% of my body weight so far!  I am absolutely loving it.  Yes, I’ve tracked calories/food and exercise via LoseIt and all the other apps out there without much success.  There is something addictive and appealing about counting points and not calories.  Maybe a mental thing?  It also teaches you to be smart about getting the most food with least amount of points (means healthy).  You can also treat yourself in whatever way is best for you (no foods off limits).  

To me it’s a fun game.  I quickly learned what high point value foods are worth it and which ones aren’t (this crappy XYZ is 12 points?!?!? No way I’m touching it then, it’s good but not That good!).  

You have to keep different metabolisms in check too.  I’ve learned that due to slower metabolism, I need to earn 30+ activity points/wk and can’t “eat” them like the average person on WW can.  

I’m still subscribing after my 3 month trial is up if that says anything.  I had a longer term plateau but am breaking it through serious weeks of working out.  I definitely plan to continue using until the wedding and maybe even longer.  

PS, if you’re signing up make sure you buy a scale and a good set of measuring cups.  Measure, measure, weigh, and weigh some more – don’t guess or you won’t find much success on WW.  It’s amazing what our eyes think portions are!

Post # 15
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@KristenGotMarried: I’ve been doing WW online and LOVE IT!!! It has helped me lose 15lbs and 8inches!!!

My wedding dress having to be taken in was the most amazing feeling!!

Post # 16
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awesome!  Good luck! I lost 80 lbs when I did WW.  I gained a little of it back but am nowhere near where I was.  I went to the meetings though. I feel the meetings helped me alot because you can’t lie when you have to get weighted infront of someone else. You also got alot of awesome pointers from people in the same boat as you.

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