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DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (397,678)
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10/14/11 12:00 P


9/28/11 12:36 P

I was successful on WW about 6 or 7 years ago. The points thing was annoying though, having to calculate the points on everything. I definitely like SP more simply because the food is often already in the system.

JRBUSH82 Posts: 1
9/27/11 4:06 P

I used WW for a year and lost just at 50 lbs (still 40 lbs above my goal of 190). I plateaued for a few months and then the program changed, which resulted in me losing interest. I simply wasn't interested in changing how I had been doing things. Since, I've gained just over 20 lbs back and have just decided to give SP a real chance now, as I'm not interested in going back to 280 lbs. I like that SP has both an Android and iPhone mobile application. One of the things I really like about WW is that you didn't have to work out... but if you did, you got activity points... basically, it wasn't built into the program. I worked out a lot (I actually miss that about the "WW me"), so I was able to eat those points. While it appears there is a way to manipulate SP into doing this in a similar fashion, I wish it was supported natively.

SECTION1RON Posts: 5,903
9/25/11 1:57 P

I left weight watchers after going there for about a year. I was losing weight well until they changed program last fall and my weight loss significantly decreased following new program. I am much happier with SparkPeople and not spending the money.

Weight watchers site offers less than SparkPeople it has a community board that few participate in. Offers tracking and conversion to point value. No Blackberry App just one for Iphone.

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." -Helen Keller
LEAHSDAD Posts: 461
9/19/11 3:52 P

I thought once about joining WW, but decided against it since it was kind of pricey for family and I. If I was single I would perhaps join. With Spark People being what it is I have often wondered what sites like WW offer that Spark People does not.

FFSFABTNE SparkPoints: (2,328)
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9/19/11 1:53 P

You need to clariefie what you mean by NO WAY. This is directed to DWROBERGE

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (397,678)
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9/16/11 10:28 P

no way

FFSFABTNE SparkPoints: (2,328)
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9/16/11 3:38 P

Do any of you guys know if they have plans for people who have low tolarance to certian foods? I'm asking because I can't have MAYO TUNA & MOST TOMATO PRODUCTS if I do I get very sick I also can't/don't like thosse GRAVY & SAUCES they put on some of their prepackage meals.

ARMSPORTS Posts: 1,310
9/15/11 7:57 P

Weight Watchers itself is a good plan but I want to strangle those guys on the commercials.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (397,678)
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9/14/11 11:04 P

no way

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,086)
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9/13/11 3:47 P

Ya, whatever works for you is worth it. I know a guy that as a last ditch effort spent a couple grand on a personal trainer (money he barely had) and today he's a competitive body builder. I'm not saying that would be my path (SP worked for me), but I'd say his 2 grand was well spent for him.

There is no secret to this, only differing motivators and plans.

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SRSAMSON SparkPoints: (19,881)
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9/13/11 10:22 A

I did WW Online only plan a few years ago. Back then it was only $16 a month and my company rembursed me for it, so it was basically nothing out of pocket. The points plan is basically just calories in a smaller number so it works for some, but not for others. I will say that the WW site had a very active and entertaining message board (or at least it was last time I was on). That was free and you just had to register.

It only costs a nickel more to go first class.
HGSGUY SparkPoints: (141,989)
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9/12/11 10:26 P

You would lose more weight if you paid in coins! Paper money doesn't weigh that much!

I have always felt that if you spend money on something that helps you reach a goal, it is probably worth it. For some I am sure it will help, but I am with you!

Besides SP results can be very good!

MATTDEL Posts: 720
9/12/11 12:36 P

Kept seeing the ads watching football yesterday, so I jumped on today to see what it is all about.....

It's about $30.00 a month---No thanks


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