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TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 74,450
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GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (138,260)
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1/15/13 6:26 A


128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
1/15/13 5:57 A

I belong to both and I find they are about the same.

SPELL51 Posts: 83
1/15/13 12:14 A


ONMYWEIGH60 Posts: 805
1/15/13 12:09 A


Wishing all fellow Sparklers a healthy and happy journey!

Hugs and Friendship

ALLENJOSEPH SparkPoints: (129,965)
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1/14/13 11:51 P


Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
1/14/13 11:04 P


Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (141,647)
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1/14/13 9:58 P

The people I kinow, my age, (60's), still do the older weight watchers, where you did count calories, rather than points, and they feel better doing that. I still get the magazine, and enjoy the tips and recipes. But calories is what I count, but not obsessively, been at it so long, and eat mostly the same things, so doesn't matter. My husband is diabetic, so I count his carbs and calories, and he writes it all down, has to show his doctor that info. Calories still count, and diabetics can have veggies and most of them don't count as carbs, anyway, so it's easier to count carbs now than it used to be. Do as you see fit, and remember, you have to keep on doing it, not just till you reach some "goal", because, that's life.

1/14/13 8:24 P

calories ~ I'm kind of obsessed . . . I weigh everything. I even count the calories of gum I chew during the day. What can I say? Calories add up.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (121,195)
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1/14/13 4:15 P

did WW many years ago and lost weight.

now that I found Spark, I like the additional info I get from the nutrition tracker.

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (145,735)
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1/14/13 3:31 P


Lenore (Vancouver, Canada)

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Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased. Thus we refute entropy.
- Spider Robinson

What fits your busy schedule better: exercising 1 hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?
- Glasbergen

Pretending to be a mature adult is exhausting.

People who don't like cats were probably mice in a
NEWME70 Posts: 833
1/14/13 3:25 P

I did WW years ago and lost 30 lbs. I think whatever works best for you and your lifestyle is the best choice. These days I prefer to count calories, but I don't have a bad word to say against WW. I think they are good about promoting healthy eating as well as weight loss.

MILTONS1 Posts: 3,687
1/14/13 3:17 P

i prefer tracking calories

TCANNO SparkPoints: (185,348)
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1/14/13 9:18 A

Calories as i don't believe in zero calories

Weight loss is cals in against cals out

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/14/13 9:15 A

I use SP tracker, since I stopped subscribing to WW online.
I still have the calculator, and calculate how many points per day.
It's not completely accurate (because it also adds in fruits and veggies which WW calls zero points) but it gives me a guideline

DOOBIE893 SparkPoints: (55,667)
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1/14/13 8:30 A


Edited by: DOOBIE893 at: 1/14/2013 (08:31)
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,640
1/14/13 8:28 A


�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
THINJIM1 Posts: 3,030
1/14/13 8:03 A


MLAN613 SparkPoints: (213,920)
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1/14/13 7:59 A

I am using WeightWatchers right now to track food. I felt I was focusing too much on calories and not enough on healthy stuff. I find it easier to eat more (within reason of course) fruits and vegetables when I only have to track them as 0 points. So far, I am down about 2 pounds. So, it works for me and I was struggling when I was focusing on calories.

I do like SP a lot those as it has a lot of great information available. And I know the calorie thing works for a lot of people.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
1/14/13 7:55 A

I count calories.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
1/14/13 6:41 A

I count calories, never tried weight watchers

BECK1967 Posts: 377
1/14/13 6:39 A

Do you count calories or do Weight Watchers? Just curious on how many have tried Weight Watchers and have had success?

Can't change the wind, but I can adjust my sails.
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