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Leaving Weight Watchers


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Well, I have decided to leave weight watchers. I have spent a month there, and have 2 months left of my commitment plan (I enjoy the meetings so I will still go). After a month of eating right and working out 4-5 days a week and only a pound weight loss, I have to go back to counting calories before I lose motivation and give up again. Before you ask- it wasn't just the scale not moving. My pants haven't gotten looser, my measurements haven't changed, Nothing.
I have lost weight before using WW, but they have changed the plan and I honestly don't think that I am getting enough calories a lot of days. I get 31 points a day, and a pop (I know, it's horrible for me, but something I enjoy and am not willing to give up) is 5 points, even though it is only 150 calories. So they days that I have one that is a large chunk right then. I also don't like forcing myself to eat when I am not hungry, just to try to get my 31 points in.
I have lost weight in the past by counting calories, and maintained the weight these past 3 years by dong so as well. I just wanted a meeting setting- but I have decided that I may try OA after my weight watchers coupons run out. It just makes no sense that I haven't gained weight in 3 years and now I made all these positive changes and I am not losing any. GRRRRR!
Well, thank you for listening to me complain. LOL I guess some things just don't work for everyone, and you have to find what works for you.
The most important thing is to not give up!!
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GLINDAW 2/4/2013 10:39AM

    Good for you. I have done WW many times. I am a "lifetime" member. I reached goal a couple of times. LOL. Keeping the weight off has always been difficult for me. WW doesn't offer a lot of support for maintenance. I even found that when I tried to attend meetings after reaching my goal the other members did not seem to be very supportive of me being there, so I stopped going. I love Spark People. There is a lot of support here and I'd rather track calories than points. Over the years, the changes to WW an the points system became frustrating to me. I know I am eating healthier than I did on WW because I am making sure I get the right amount of fat, fiber, carbs, protein, etc. While we all know the right foods to eat, the points system doesn't really make you aware that you are not getting enough protein or fat.

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MKATE88 2/2/2013 9:14PM

    Good for you! I know a person who jumped on a popular meal delivery program, and she continues to use it even though she hasn't seen results. You figured out what works for you, and that takes a lot of time and effort. Woo hoo!

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MOMKAT4310 2/2/2013 7:21PM

    We have a whole teachers' lounge on WW just now. I did WW many years ago and it was my dr. Approved plan through healthy pregnancies. But it has changed. I find points confusing and the philosophy of my co-workers to be " I just have to do this till I lose the weight" misses the point. We have to make life changes to keep our loss. I am bemused at 50 something year old women who are banking points so they can continue to keep up their evening and weekend alcohol cobsumption. They do seem to be getting the fruits and vegetables are "free". There are many roads to success. We each can find our own. Best wishes.


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MOMKAT4310 2/2/2013 7:18PM

    We have a whole teachers' lounge on WW just now. I did WW many years ago and it was my dr. Approved plan through healthy pregnancies. But it has changed. I find points confusing and the philosophy of my co-workers to be " I just have to do this till I lose the weight" misses the point. We have to make life changes to keep our loss. I am bemused at 50 something year old women who are banking points so they can continue to keep up their evening and weekend alcohol cobsumption. They do seem to be getting the fruits and vegetables are "free". There are many roads to success. We each can find our own. Best wishes.


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P0KERS0PH 2/2/2013 5:50PM

    I just left WW about a week ago and I'm loving the freedom!
I lost about 55lbs with Spark, then i got stuck, thought I'd try something different, but it never worked out for me using WW.
Now I'm back at Spark and I'm knuckling down, the weight is comign back off again.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 2/2/2013 3:55PM

    I left WW when after hitting goal very quickly after my mother's death, then started regaining after my father's death, all I got from my leader was to raise my goal weight so I wouldn't lose Lifetime membership. I won't go back.

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CHZBABE 2/2/2013 2:49PM

    Hi
I really like this blog, because you are not derailed you have decided to do something different. That is determination, and you are not just going to go. They do make it sort of a club. ( I have done WW and its not for me either but my BFF had huge success with it).

God made us as individuals and what works for you may not work for me.

I think its very smart that you did not waste any time trying to decide...You decided and that is awesome!~

You are going to do this because you are paying attention to you!
Good Luck

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2BDYNAMIC 2/2/2013 2:29PM

    I tried WW a few years ago ................ it just was not for me ......... and I know too many members who focus on "points" ........... and can put more emphasis on that, rather than a really healthy meal plan that can actually keep you HEALTHY!! ......... (not into the gimmicks) ..........

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KIMBERLY19732 2/2/2013 2:03PM

    I must agree! I believe WW has its merits and I have family that LOVES points. WW lost my devotion when they left a "selections" based diet and started points. I have never gotten a handle on points emoticon



Their website wasnt nearly as inspiring to me-as SPARKPEOPLE is! emoticon

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GLITTER60 2/2/2013 11:51AM

    i did not like ww. it was like being back in school. high school

spark people is free. lots of support. good luck.

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BUCKEYEBABE30 2/2/2013 11:10AM

  Thanks! You too!!

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BILLETWIFE 2/2/2013 11:00AM

    You know, WW is a great plan. But NOT for all of us. I hated the points value thing because it was one more thing to convert. When I count calories, it seems like there are a million ways to get that info quickly and get it logged but points required too much brain power!!

Congrats on finding a leader who makes you feel good and whom you enjoy. I was not so lucky and actually found myself eating to spite her.....weird, right?? She reminded me of my sister which is NOT a good thing.

But most of all, congrats on knowing what works for you and returning to something that will give you success and allow you to have what you appreciate. I think that knowing your soda is always going to be a part of your day is a huge part of success. You will not stick with changes forever that just aren't you.

Have a super weekend!

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