(Closed) Weight Watchers Progress

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Good for you! That’s already quite the accomplishment! Stick to what you’re doing, and maybe start with some light cardio (fast paced walking) a few time a week to tone things up even more. Congrats though!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

WOW – way to go!!  Your progress so far is super.

I’m doing WW, too, but not the Points Plus program, the old program.  I did it a couple years ago and lost just over 20lbs and since I still have the materials and the know-how, I decided to re-start again just this past Monday (I’ve gained my weight back over this past year – whoops).

So far so good, but sorry I don’t know much about the new program!  I’m part of a WW online group who posts and chats daily and a lot of women have switched over to the new program but have found it slower (eg. no loss some weeks, longer plateaus).  Do you have any experience with the old program to compare?

Either way, sounds like you’re doing well – congrats again!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Juliepants: I lost 20 pounds on the old program, but gained it back and then some when I started grad school. I’m on the new program now and I’m having such a hard time! I can’t seem to stick into my point values for some reason I’ve lost 5ish pounds, but it’s been like 10 weeks. Maybe I should go back to the old program… 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m on Weight Watchers too (just started it about 2 weeks ago). My question is do you all use all of your weekly points plus allowance? I know you get a specific number of points per day (for me it’s 29) and then on top of that you get a weekly allowance that you can use throughout the week (for me it’s 46). However, I have trouble feeling like I can use all those extra points and still lose weight. It just seems like so many extra points! Anybody have experience with this?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro

Congrats on your progress so far! You should be proud!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

@MsMonkey: It might not hurt, just to shake things up!  I’ve never had a week where I didn’t lose if I stayed within my points on the old program.  Then again, I’ve never tried the new program.  If you’re feeling stuck or that things are too slow, why not try a couple weeks with the old system!  The only thing is, you’ll have to count your fruit ’cause it’s not free. 🙂

@Bichon Frise: I have a couple friends who absolutely never lose weight if they use their weekly points allowance.  However, I’ve actually lost MORE weight on the weeks that I use them (usually using them all in one night, haha).  Again, I’m referring to the old program, so I’m not sure if things are very different now.  Honestly, if I didn’t have my WPA I would never survive WW.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What great progess, congrats!! It’s so great to be able to measure and see yourself losing inches as well as pounds! I wish I could get this motivation started… Keep up the good work! =]

Coming from someone who doesn’t know much (if anything) about WW, I have a question. If I’m only about 10-12 pounds overweight, would the program still work for me??

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pecan Pie: Congrats on your progress! That is awesome!!

@Bichon Frise:  I have usually been able to use my entire weekly points allowance and still lose weight, but not always.  I think it’s different for everyone.  Some people don’t lose weight UNLESS they use all of their weekly points, and some don’t lose weight if they do.  You just have to figure out what’s right for you :).

@Juliepants:  I’ve had good results with both the old and the new program.  When it switched over last year, it took some getting used to.  But once I got the hang of it I lost on average the same amount weekly that I lost on the old program.  I personally like not having to track fruits & vegetables because I find myself making healthier food choices (like eating an apple rather than some kind of fat-free processed snack). HOWEVER–there have been a lot of people who switch back to the old program because they’re just not losing the same on Points Plus.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@LoveMySailor1018: It definitely still will work for you!  It just will likely be slower than someone with 100 to lose.

@Miss Sorbet: You said it right, you just have to figure out what works for you with your WPA.  Thanks for the info about the new program!  I’ve considered a switch (I’m a fruit eater) but figure that the old program works for me so I might as well stick with it.  Plus, I don’t want to pay to sign up again and learn the new materials, haha.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LoveMySailor1018:  I think the program would definitely work for you!! I highly recommend WW, I find it simple and never feel deprived.  You can eat pretty much anything you want in moderation.  You could probably lose 10-12 pounds fairly quickly, but you likely will not lose 5 pounds a week like someone with more to lose might.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Okay thanks for the help ladies! And again OP, congrats and keep up the good work!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Pecan Pie: Wow, it sounds like you are really on track!  That’s great!

I know that fruit is 0 points on the new program – on the old program, fruit is either 1 or 2 points (eg. an apple or banana is 2, grapes or strawberries is 1).  However, a glass of wine is only 2 – so I like that, lol!  I think the new program really makes people choose more healthy options, which is awesome.  Anyway, keep going with it and keep us updated!  Congrats again. 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Juliepants: How many points do you get a day?

 

Congrats PecanPie!

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