Post # 1
I decided to join weight watchers today and my first weigh-in is in about an hour. I was just wondering if anyone has had great success with weight watchers? If so how much did you lose and how long did it take you?
Post # 3
I’ve lost 50 and would like to lose 25 more.
I started 1/2011 and lost 69 over the course of 14 months. Then, I started gaining last fall as I trained for a marathon and had insatiable hunger. Also had moved in with SO at that time and gained some happy fluff. Now I’m at 50 lost and 25 to go.
I truly believe in WW… The only time I wasn’t losing, is when I wasn’t following it whatsoever.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center
There’s an active WW thread on here with a lot of members! Come join us! Congrats on making the decision to change your life 🙂 I’ve lost 31 lbs so far!
Post # 5
WW is a wonderful program. It definitely promotes a healthy, balanced lifetyle. If you stay within your points, you will definitely lose weight. Don’t be afraid of weeklies, either.
Journaling/counting points is mentally exhausting for me, but it’s definitely a proven approach to keep weight off.
Post # 6
@LionLove: oh good to know:) and congrats!
Post # 7
My mom joined back in January and has had amazing sucess (around 40lbs and going). My step-dad is down about 15-20 just by proxie and DH and I are down about 5 just because I’ll test out some WW recipes for her and we’re both more aware of what we eat.
Post # 8
@kryren: thats amazing
I went to my first meeting and weigh in last night. Lets just say i was totally shocked and upset with myself when i stepped on the scale. My scale at home was about 8 lbs lighter than theirs. I guess i made the right choice and cant wait to start seeing results:)
I would still love to hear about more WW successes!!
Post # 9
I have been on WW since September. I’ve lost almost 40 pounds. I had to step away from the counting points for about 2 months, because I started to get obsessive. I know I was using counting/tracking as a way to control the other stuff in my life that felt out of control. I’m back on WW now and ready to lose the last few pounds before the wedding.
Good luck!! Don’t be too hard on yourself after your first weigh in- you’re taking the first steps to a healthy life style!
Post # 10
I love weight watchers! Sometimes I feel like a walking talking advertisement for them lol. I started it in April 2012 right after getting engaged. I dropped almost 30 pounds by August (with no exercise). I kind of stopped doing it at that point because I hit a plateau. I gained about 10 pounds over the holidays and decided to get back on it to make sure I was at my goal weight by the wedding. I dripped the ten pounds in about 1.5 months and hit a plateau again. At that point I decided to add exercise into it and dropped and give more pounds (and gained muscle so I lost even more fast weight than that). So total I dropped over 35 pounds. I guess it technically took me a year but I took quite a bit of time off. I dropped the first 30 pounds in four months.
I no longer actively count points but just eyeball my days (if that makes sense). I got back and forth occasionally depending on how my weekend goes but I have mostly been maintaining. Biggest thing it taught me was portion size.
Post # 11
I lost about 60 lbs with WW on both their points and what was called their “Core” program at the time, it just meant eating off of a list of foods until you were full instead of whatever you wanted within your points range. It took me a little longer, about a year and a half to lose it, but I’m happy it did, I learned so much in the process. I gained some back after moving in with with SO for a little while. Be careful of that kind of stuff!
Post # 12
@lauralynn: I gained the majoriy of my weight when i started dating my FI. Between a foot injury not allowing my to play sports anymore, and the constant eating out with his family, i Spun totally out of control. It was always just my mom and i and we ate really healthy most of the time, then when FI came along it all changed. Im trying to get back to how it was before