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post #1 of 19
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Has anyone tried this? Does it work?? I am thinking about trying it. I just need to keep my weight in the healthy range because ever since I started my new job here I have been gaining weight. I used to be on my feet all day and running around. Now all I do is sit here and type. The occasional walk to the warehouse but nowhere near what I used to do.
post #2 of 19
My mom does weight watchers - she LOVES it - she has lost 50lbs since she's been on it!

There are awesome receipes in their books and I think its a great plan - plus you can eat whatever you want - but its all in points so you keep track of it that way. Its interesting tho - she has a fast food book that has all the fast food places in it and it breaks down what each item is and how many points it is - its crazy to look at it and see how many points things are that YOU might think aren't that bad for you!

Good luck with this - I think its a great program!
post #3 of 19
I tried it when I was about 18, before I discovered exercise... I didn't have much to lose but it did work. I stuck to it religiously at first and then I realised I wasnt sticking to it, I just wasnt eating rubbish and was losing weight. I didn't need to pay £4 a week for someone to weigh me when I could do that at home and I wasn't following their eating plan.
If you can stick to it then go for it! You get fantastic support and encouragement. You would be surprised at how much you can actually eat.
Good luck if you decide to do it!!!
post #4 of 19
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I dont plan on going to the meetings and what not but I know that I am allowed 18-25 points and I am looking at the books on e-bay and thinking its a good idea. I can't afford to pay them to weigh me. I have a scale and all the support I need from my family.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
I dont plan on going to the meetings and what not but I know that I am allowed 18-25 points and I am looking at the books on e-bay and thinking its a good idea. I can't afford to pay them to weigh me. I have a scale and all the support I need from my family.

Even if you don't go to the meetings, its still a wonderful program!!

Will you be getting the books that they come out with with all the points in it and what not?

You'll love the reciepe's they have too - my whole family eats them now - they are amazing!
post #6 of 19
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Yea. They have food companions and a lot of the books on ebay. My mom is goign to try it too. She borrowed a counter book from an employee and I keep calling her asking how many points everythign is! LOL
post #7 of 19
Thats great - good luck to you - you'll like it!
post #8 of 19
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Thanks! perhaps I can shep my TISA-itis pounds Thats bad when we have an office name for everyones weight gain!
post #9 of 19
WW really works as long as you follow the program. It sounds to me like you're doing winning points, which is fine, but the new programs are a bit different, so I would suggest at least looking into them.
I've lost 55 lbs on WW so far, and my husband has lost ~67 lbs.
post #10 of 19
My nephew's wife is doing Weight Watchers

She has been doing it for 22 weeks and has lost 46 lbs. She looks great!

Good luck!
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
WW really works as long as you follow the program. It sounds to me like you're doing winning points, which is fine, but the new programs are a bit different, so I would suggest at least looking into them.
I've lost 55 lbs on WW so far, and my husband has lost ~67 lbs.

My main problem is over eating and eating junk food. If in a few weeks I am not seeing results then I will probably sign up with them. I am going to try to stick with this one!!
post #12 of 19
I lost quite a bit of weight on Weight Watchers on-line. Its cheaper than going to meetings, and I don't really have time to go sit and listen and weigh in. The meetings may be more effective, but with the online version they track your points, and you just put stuff on the computer, and it helps you add up how many points are left.

Its a little complicated, because you earn extra points for exercising, and you can save a certain number of points to use another day...if doing it on your own doesn't work, definitely sign up on-line for a month or two. I've considered rejoining myself, because I'm not losing on my own very quick!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I lost quite a bit of weight on Weight Watchers on-line. Its cheaper than going to meetings, and I don't really have time to go sit and listen and weigh in. The meetings may be more effective, but with the online version they track your points, and you just put stuff on the computer, and it helps you add up how many points are left.

Its a little complicated, because you earn extra points for exercising, and you can save a certain number of points to use another day...if doing it on your own doesn't work, definitely sign up on-line for a month or two. I've considered rejoining myself, because I'm not losing on my own very quick!
Are you going to do the WW method again? We could check in with eachother. I started this morning counting point. Its so EASY and I like being able to eat what I want and like not cuttign out ALL my faves.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Are you going to do the WW method again? We could check in with eachother. I started this morning counting point. Its so EASY and I like being able to eat what I want and like not cuttign out ALL my faves.
Thats what my mom loved about it too - she didn't have to cut out all her favorite foods (like chocolate!)
post #15 of 19
I've been on Weight Watchers since the end of August, and I've lost 56 lbs so far. I LOVE it. I'm fortunate because we have a WW program here at work, so I can attend meetings on my lunch hour. The best part is that you can still have your favorite foods...just in moderation. I also love that with the new programs, there are two different eating plans. There's the flex plan...where you can eat everything but you count all the points for everything, and there's the core plan...where you can eat as much as you need of certain, healthy foods but you don't have to count points. It's WAY easier for me to not count points when I'm traveling, so I just switch to the core plan when I'm going away.

Good luck with your weight loss!
post #16 of 19
It's a great program. I know people who have had huge success. The best part is that it teaches you to plan and budget calories. You can have dessert with dinner, for instance, or French fries at lunch, but not both. It's sensible and lets you eat "normally" while still losing weight.
post #17 of 19
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I am going to join the on-line version. I have to wait until my sick time gets paid off though. I think I will do better with the flex plan. I like that I can save the points up and have pizza for dinner once a week. Or go have mexican and eat cheese dip!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Are you going to do the WW method again? We could check in with eachother. I started this morning counting point. Its so EASY and I like being able to eat what I want and like not cuttign out ALL my faves.
No. Since New Years I have just been trying to change my eating style. I'm not really ready for the commitment of WW. But I do think it is a great way to lose weight!
post #19 of 19
I'm not neccessarily over weight, but I'm very out of shape. I got a coupon for these weight watchers cookies and cream ice cream bars. They are the BEST ever! So are the chocolate bars. My aunt has a very hectic life and has tried fitting WW into her life. She has lost over 45 pounds and slowly continues to lose weight. She doesn't have quite enough time to commit to it completely, but what she does do really helps.
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