Battle of the Programs
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I am just so amazed that not only have I lost 10#, but it has stayed off! It's gone! And I feel great! Not like before, on another wt. loss program.
This got me to thinking-what is different this time? I know it's the way that the Spark Program is set up, and that it's about changing the way that I see food, myself and my health. But I wanted to look at specifics, what is it that is working for me?
WT Watchers: 1100 Caloric intake. This was impossible for me to do and stay on. I may have eaten 1200 when I was 118 pounds, but I am FAR from that now.
Spark: 1450-1550. This I am easily maintaining! This I can, and am, doing! And still losing weight!
WW: Exercise DVD 3 times a week. I hated it. So I thought I hated all exercise.
Spark: I do different things-strength exercises, walking, biking. I mix it up. I have found I like the way it makes me feel, and I actually enjoy biking and walking!
WW: In 4 weeks I lost 8# and then got stuck. Could not lose any more.
Spark: In 4 weeks I have lost 10#.
WW: Cost me about $40 per month.
WW: Felt lousy-achy, tired, no energy, very bad Head ache all of the time. Quit because I thought that if I have to feel this way for 40 more pounds and for the rest of my life, forget it!
Spark: Felt great! Still have my times with feeling down, but it has nothing to do with the program. I have more times that I feel up than down. Increased energy level. Love food again, and find that I love to do some exercises!
WW: A lot of "diet" foods, especially theirs.
Spark: Eat the foods I am used to eating. Encouraged to add more whole grains, and more fruits and vegetables and more WATER! Stuff I can do for the rest of my life!
WW: Tracked calories and exercise myself. No help from anyone.
Spark: FREE TRACKER for both, and recommendations to go with them!
WW: No fitness advisers or trainers to give advice about fitness.
Spark: On staff qualified fitness trainers and advisers!!
WW: Very little in the way of encouragements-some awards, some clapping of hands at a weekly meeting for someone's achievements.
Sparks: Constant encouragements-spark points, trophies, spark goodies. Not to mention all of the people who are there to cheer us on! All of the articles on health, fitness, nutrition, and mental and emotional well being!
All in all, so much better!!!!
This is Debby, who has been Sparking for 28 days now!!!! And still going strong!
Over all, so much help!