(Closed) Weight Watchers Online….why do you pay for it?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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3476 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I’ve never used it, but my mom does, and she raves about the online access/support. There are a lot of good features on the site that she uses daily and it’s really helped her stay on track. 

Post # 4
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@s.renea9:  I don’t think I would pay for WeightWatchers online! That’s just silly… if that’s the case I’d go to a real meeting every week instead and pay their sale price of $11.00 a week, at least I am with real people, and get a real weigh in and actually socialize! Mine is next door to a major grocery store… good time to go do the shopping after getting all hyped up during the meeting! I pass by the junk food… and head straight for the veggies aisles!

Post # 5
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3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I pay the $18/month to be an online member (much more convenient for me than going to meetings), but I signed up for free (maybe wait a bit to sign up? They have “join for free” or “join for $1” deals fairly often). I pay in order to track my food and use the point calculator… Now that I’ve been doing it for a while I’ve memorized the point values of most things I eat, so I’m thinking of “quitting” and trying to track on my own.

Post # 7
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335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I compared weightwatchers online and myfitnesspal when I was looking for support and myfitnesspal came out ontop and its free! You don’t have points, you count calories instead but its basically the same thing. And you can ad friends like on fb , there are lots of us bees on there supporting eachother!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t anymore, but I do feel like they’ve changed the plan so much that you basically have to have the online tools to compute points. If counting calories doesn’t work for you, then maybe the points plan will? I’ve stopped using WW because their new plan just doesn’t work for me. I prefer to count calories with my fitness pal.

Post # 10
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used to go to meetings, but I recently switched to online only. I paid $60 up front for three months, and it switched to $18 a month after that. I do think it’s best to go to meetings, especially if you’re new to it, but online is a good, less expensive option, too.

Post # 11
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

For me, I like the structure of the WW plan vs. the free sites like My Fitness Pal. When I used MFP I kept manipulating my calories because I felt like the amount they gave me was way too low. I also like that on WW you can very easily have higher calorie/point days and it’s part of the plan, whereas on MFP I felt like I had to figure out what an appropriate amount of extra calories for special occaions was.

I used to go to meetings long ago, and this time around I just decided that meetings were more of a hassle than a benefit for me. After being a WW member for a long time the topics can become repetitive. However, they can be really helpful if you’re new to weight loss.

Also, when I signed up it was $60, but for three months, not as a signup fee. Maybe that’s changed or I just signed up at a good time? 

It seems like a lot of people love MFP so if that works for you, that’s awesome since it’s free. It just didn’t click for me like WW does.

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