(Closed) Weight watchers when you are not quite overweight?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Not odd at all.  People may look at you a little funny during meetings but you can always say that you’re there to support your Mother-In-Law.  I use the rules I learned from WW pretty often when I am out ordering food and trying to decide the healthier options and I am only 10-15 pounds overweight myself.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ive done it!! I think their focus is on healthy eating, so you can stress that you want to learn healthy eating instead of massive weight loss.

I felt bad and really awkward when I was a healthy weight and there were people 100+ pounds overweight. I didn’t want to make them feel bad.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it’s great that you’re looking to educate yourself on healthy living. WW is all about teaching you about basic nutrition and building healthy lifestyle habits. Even if you only have a little to lose, it’s better to start going to WW now than to wait until 10 lbs turns into even more.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I joined Weight Watchers when I had about fifteen pounds to lose.  No one seemed to think it odd.  I did lose ten and then decided I was happy with that. 

But no one ever made me feel like I shouldn’t be there or that it was for people with more serious weight issues.  There were quite a few people at the meetings that didn’t really appear all that overweight (though of course, some HAD been heavier and had gotten to that size through Weight Watchers). 

I think it’s great you want to be there with your Mother-In-Law.  Besides, learning healthier eating habits is beneficial for everyone, even those who don’t need to lose any weight.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I did weight watchers after baby number one when I was about 5’5 and 150 and lost the weight I wanted to and for the most part everyone was really nice and there was a range of sizes there from morbidly obese to want to lose 10 lbs people. I learned a lot about nutrition and still use that info now. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did! I was still within a healthy weight range, but joined weight watchers last winter. I lost about 10 lbs on it, and got much closer to my “happy” weight! I was completely embarassed telling people I was doing it, because everyone was like but you’re not overweight! I think it helped me think more about what I was putting in my mouth, and gave me healthier snacking habits which has helped a lot.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Prevention is the best medicine. Nothing wrong with leaerning a new way to be healthy and it’s even more awesome that it helps you and supports your Mother-In-Law. Go for it! Not weird at all.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I did it! I wasn’t even considered overweight. I was smack dab In the middle of the “normal” weight for my height. But, I wasn’t happy and I’ve always been thin so I knew I needed to make changes. I even went to the meetings. People there were totally nonjudgmental even though I was already very small compared to some of them. It’s justoverall a very supportive environment and nobody cares if you are there to lose 10 lbs or 100! I’ve encouraged friends to join and they were in a similar position, bigger than they wanted but not overweight. It worked for all of them! I ended up losing almost 30 Lbs. Best decision I’ve ever made!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sure! Usually there is a topic that the leader talks about. It can be anything From holiday eating, grocery shopping, tracking (your points), making good choices at restaurants, portion sizes, etc. Some of them are very informative. And it’s always interactive so it doesnt feel like a lecture. He’ll ask people what works for them when we they go out to eat, what triggers they might have, people share their tips and experiences. Then after that he’ll ask about how the program is working for everyone that week and who has successes. People  share whether they lost weight, avoided some temptation, or something that went well like exercising a lot. You only have to share if you want to.  Then everyone claps for you and you feel awesome about yourself! I found it really encouraging. I probably didn’t need to go since I didn’t have a ton of weight to lose but I found it keeps you accountable. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not odd at all. As long as you can lose 10 pounds and still be in your healthy weight range, Weight Watchers welcomes you with open arms 🙂

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