Weight Watchers

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
March 14, 2009 12:24pm CST
I'm just curious as to how many of you out there are following Weight Watchers? I have been following it off and on for about the last 5 or 6 years. If you work the program you'll definitely lose weight. It's about one of the only programs out there that I truly believe in.
7 responses
• United States
27 May 09
I was on weight watchers and it did work, but I fell off the wagon so to speak. I would like to start again, but my finances are tied up in other ventures ... I do however try to make weight watchers recipes (even though they do seem to cost more).
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@maezee (28756)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I'm a little late on your discussion, but I have an aunt who went on WW and lost 90 pounds. Of course, she got off of it, and the weight has been slowly creeping back up again, but it worked amazingly for her the first time. I think she's going to join once again to keep it off. The only issue I have is that I'd rather count calories than points. I suppose you have to get used to it, but it seems like a super-complicated system to me!
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@jshekhar (1563)
• India
14 Mar 09
Hello friend, I am not a conscious weight watcher. It has been more than six months when I used a weighing machine. I am aware that I am a bit overweight(not more than 5kgs) and I am very comfortable with that idea. I do not get mad about it and I am not doing anything to lose those extra flabs. I like to eat whatever I like, without being disturbed and as long as I can keep it constant I don't think I will have any problems. What about you? You seem to be putting in effort to lose weight. Good luck!
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Hey I think it's great that you feel comfortable with your body and that you don't get upset with how much you weigh. Plus it sounds like you're at a healthy weight. I on the other hand am much the opposite. The scale makes me angry, lol. At least when it's showing a number that I'd rather not see. haha. I do put a lot of effort towards weight loss but one night on the town can ruin it. My biggest thing is finding a way to eat in moderation and not splurge so that one night out during the week ruins all the progress that I made during the rest of the week.
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
17 Mar 09
Thanks a lot for the B.R. I do feel that as long as one feels fine with his body, there is no need to panic. Once your own feet start feeling burdened by your weight, that is the time you should really start thinking about losing weight. I do make sure that I walk sufficient distance daily, in order to avoid getting a lot overweight, though I am very happy to be in the "healthy" category.
@Chispa514 (871)
• Montreal, Quebec
15 Mar 09
Well I was on the program a few years ago, and I didn't lose as much weight as they had promised I would. I followed their "instructions" to the letter, and only lost about 5 pounds in the whole 3 years I was in the program. Now I do it my own way, and I've lost nearly 60 pounds in about 2 years
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
15 Mar 09
oh wow - well hey I guess it's just not for some people. So what is it that you're doing now? Any tips?
@neededhope (1086)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Actually I was thinking about going on weight watchers but I just don't like the idea of the way they weight you in or the cost too. But than I found this website that explains how weight watchers works and there point system as well. So I've been thinking of working the program and see if I can get more weight off my body. How much weigh have you lost from being on the program and have you kept it off?
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I have a lot of emotional eating and binging problems that have kept me from keeping the weight off. The most I lost was 40lbs and it was back in college, the first time I joined. I had an amazing leader at that time and all of my friends were doing it with me. It made it very easy and I was very motivated!! Honestly the program works and is well worth it. As far as weighing goes, there is no way for anyone else to see your weight. I've weighed in both at centers and at a church and a hospital weighing site. No matter how they weigh you, noone else will see the number. You step on the square and they have the little screen with them that shows the weight. One great site I can refer you to is www.healthdiscovery.net . It's a bootcamp of all weight watcher buddies and they can help you with just about anything! And it's free. Just a thought if you're really considering it! If you need anything else, let me know!
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I have used Weight Watchers in the past but don't care for the way they continuously change their program - if it's a good program that has been researched and really works for a lot of people, there would be no need to change it. I tend to feel that they just do it to get more money from the people that are currently doing the program - they can sell them the "new stuff" in addition to the "old stuff" that they have already sold them. They can also lure in a lot of people who have tried the program in the past - touting it as a "new" program. I also didn't appreciate being herded through "weigh-in" like a bunch of butcher steers!
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
14 Mar 09
You can always stick with the program that worked best for you. I mean if it worked for you - obviously continued use should equal continued weight loss. I've only really been through Weight Watchers with one change and it's the one they just made. This change though is really just combining the two programs they had before. I also think that each center is a lot different. I've attended 4 or 5 different centers over the last 5 or 6 years because I was in college and have done some moving. And each of the centers I've been to definitely had their pros and cons. There were some that I did not like at all and others I LOVED. A lot of it depends on the leaders too.
• China
17 Mar 09
I seriously think about my weight, It is really difficulty for me to stop sugar and all foods i like ,the only thing i can do is to do some sport,mum said it is necessary to be a weight watcher ,really? yes! just control myself,and all my friends tell me aha you should eat less,aha you should go to sport~~aha, i should?yes ,i should! hope one day,i will be a beauty!