I started WW over 2 years ago. I am 5’8″ and at the time I started I weighed 176lbs. After months of sticking strictly to the my alloted points for the day (I never used activity points , even though I was going to the gym) and I only used the extra weekly bonus points sparingly, if at all. I consistently lost 2lbs per week. Overall I got to down to 143lbs! I was so amazed and proud of myself. ( I have managed to keep most of that off…back up over 150 now, but for over 2 years I feel that’s pretty good!)
I was on the old WW mind you, but I started with 26 points everyday with 35 extra weekly points. By the time I was down to 143 I was eating 23 points a day. The new plan is essentially the same, the points you can have per day has increased, but so has the point values of some foods.
I loved WW, and the most important thing is to eat ALL of your points!
@Miss Sydney: I usually tried to eat foods that were low in points through most of the day, so that I could really save my points up for dinner. Especially since that was my fave meal, and I was more likely to snack at night…
I eat 35 cal bread (it’s thinner, but still very good…they have wheat, white, multigrain.) It’s only 1 point for two slices.
I buy 96-99% ff lunch meat fromt he deli…you can have 2-3 slices (depending on thickness) for 1 point.
Light mayo…I never use as much as 2 tbsp, so for me there are ZERO points there.
I also like the light soups out there, but be careful to watch your sodium intake.
and I can’t stress how mUCH I love 100 calorie packs, light whole grain waffles, 90 cal fiber one bars, etc, etc.
And I tried my damned-est to not eat after 9pm!
*I also found a meeting in my area. I found that even if I didn’t stay for the meeting, the act of getting on that scale in front of someone else to be weighed held me VERY accountable every week. It was a great motivator! Just a suggestion :o)
Sorry so long!
Good luck to each of you ladies!!!