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I like that veggies and fruits are now zero points.



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Sorry it had double posted.

Edited by: JWASH54 at: 7/21/2014 (08:34)
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The one thing I miss is the slider that the points system had where you could put in your calories, fat and fiber and it would tell you how many points you have. Now you have to go to the computer and use one of those calculators (if you don't own one) and that is time consuming. I always liked that little slider, it was handy and easy to use. Just thought I would throw my 2 cents worth in. I just joined WW again and have close to 50 pounds to lose.

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I am a member of WW and SP and enjoy both. They are similar in that they offer a life style
as opposed to a diet, I find that I need the WW meetings for the inter action, I think I have the best of both programmes..



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@Kinga16404, you can do weight watchers completely online. That is what my mom and I do. The only close meeting is on a church night.

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

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I still use the old books and recipes, still losing weight doing it the "old fashioned" way, because it's just a method of portion control. At least you don't cut out a whole selection of food. And, the Richard Simmon's Deal A Meal stuff also still works. Many can't afford the meetings or get to the meetings.

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In March 2012, a friend who has gone to ww on and off for years paid for me to join. I am so thankful. The accountability of the meetings helps me. But Spark People helps too. I get most of my recipes here, and do my talking here. I also read a lot here. Thank you!

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i did WW. i think it is a good thing.. of course if you eat 600 calories of fruit and regular food it won't work.... the free fruit and veggies are a tool, so you don't snack on the wrong thing.. You can't abuse it and expect it to work. the same with SP also.

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I want to go to the meetings but don't drive anymore. What is the cost now. I follow the points diet at home but I'm not getting anywhere.I can't exercise because I am in a power chair.



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My mom was told to join Weight Watchers by her doctor. So she gave me a gift membership because she wanted a buddy. I lost the first 20 pounds on Spark. I was kind of stuck. And was able to lose the last 20 on WW.

I like it a lot

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

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Can't afford to go to the meetings anymore but do have the book and other info from when i joined so going to give it a try again.



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WW ans Sp are very close in their out look I blend both since I like the meetings at WW the
inter action at the meetings are very helpful and a lot of fun...
I have to say though that the Leader is absolutely key to the success of the meetings...

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won't pay for something I can do for free. emoticon

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Rejoined this week, doing the points plus. So happy i found this group!

Quitters never win & winners never quit!


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I am a WW receptionist and have slipped. Am still just under my goal weight but have slipped from the weight I got down to. Emotional stress in my home has lead me away and I AM BACK! ! !



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i have just rejoined WW again i need to lose 3 st i joined with my daughters who have lost 5lb and 4.5lb this week its a lot harder to loose weight at 55 but im going to give it my best shot, (again)



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what is the difference between WW and WW plus?



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I love it., much better. I am a lifetime member,I weighed this morning 169,!0 pds under goal weight in 2005.On.Sparkpeople , I love all the articles and different group and all the caring support you get on SP. emoticon


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SUZIPAM1
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is the points plus very different to how it was before?



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I just joined WW this past week and I'm really excited about it. I think it would be easy to 'overdo' fruit, so I will have to be mindful to eat vegetables more often. So far I'm one week in and down five pounds, so my opinion is very positive.



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PINEY01
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I stayed the same this week. I try to be careful with what I eat.



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How do you manage to have a loss every week!!?



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Hi Deanna,
I just popped back from the WW site and read numerous complaints about the online information being geared more to the iphone, etc. The meal planner is goneand people are upset. I liked the meal planner and that was one reason I went back to it, because points seemed easier than calories. I wasn't really doing points, just watching my intake. So I guess basically I WAS counting. Anyhow, I can sympathize with you. My concern with the old WW books is that the food is being changed and improved everyday so it would affect the points. The LCuisines have calories listed and maybe I just need to focus more on my own meal plan, and let my membership to ww run out. Sorry for the ranting. But I am here, still gung ho about losing and hope I can drop 2 lbs. this week to make my total loss to 10 !



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PINEY01
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Hi TC, Congrats on your weight loss and your continued success at keeping it off. I have been to WW more times than I care to admit. The new PP program may work for some people, but I always keep my points 3-4 shy of what they say I can have.Most programs have a 1500 calorie base which throws me right into maintenance. This I learned through trial and error. The best program is the one that works for you or me, I agree. So I guess I can say that I am on a 'cafeteria' type of ww program. The basic food exchange diet works for me at 1500 calories, but only for a short time. So I will continue to write my intake, monitor my activity and make adjustments as needed. That's the way to go, eh ? emoticon I always keep my older program books. After all, companies are out to make money, right? Sparks is a great place, because it Helps Us. Have a terrific day !



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I have said this before on SP. WW have "free food" My sister is with WW and has free veg and such.

Just to see how free these were I send her my salad which she put into her WW scales to calculate her points. Now if I remember it came out at around 250 to 300 calories but not sure now. It came up as 10 points and as she is on 29 point a day almost a 3rd of her daily points being "free".

I am not against WW as lots of people are loosing weight with but having got to my goal I will stick to SP




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PINEY01
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I agree with you. Once you get the hang of the points and purchase mainly the same type of food for prep, you don't need the meetings, etc. Hey, you have me here to chat with ! emoticon



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Hi There, I am a lifer since 2004 on ww. i was actually gaining on the PP+ plan gave their new program 2 and half years and I was cycling between gaining and losing the same 5 to 10 pounds!) and switched back to the old program and started using an APP called my fitness pal. it is free. I am back to goal and losing again. Phew! Best of luck to you!

I'm Kellie :)
80 pounds lost - trying to get and stay at goal ....would love to be 5 to 10 under goal.
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I joined weight watchers in Oct 2013 and am currently down roughly60 pounds, but am struggling to keep within the points that are required daily. I have become more active and find myself going into the extra points every day. A few weeks ago I went through all the extra points and really am starting to get discouraged with the constant gain/loss of weight. It seems to me that I am going to struggling for a while with trying to loose the last 20 pounds no matter whether I use sparkpeople or weight watchers.



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My Friend Petuniabeth....is nursing her latest child and doing Weight Watchers....her latest blog post she asked for help...I am not familiar with this could someone here check out her blog and give her an answer.....don't want her to get discouraged before she gets a good start with spark people. Thanks everyone. Just go to her page

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When I try to just put in a points plus value it does not deduct from my daily limit? Anyone know what I am doing wrong?



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I agree with STRATCAT45. I was eating lots of fruit and actually gaining on the PP program. I should have been more thoughtful about switching out some fruit for vegetables.




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I lost almost 40 lbs doing the new WW PP program and loved it. I actually went to the meetings for the accountability. When I moved overseas I gained back 20 lbs because a lot of the food I was eating to lose weight isn't available here. I have figured out that I can't lose weight without some form of food tracking so I decided to try SP again to see if I could get back on track. (it had never really worked for me before) This time it has worked and I think that is largely due to what I learned from doing WW.

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WW is great. I lost about 30 lbs on WW and kept most of it off. Never tried their message boards. I learned proper portion size from WW.

whenever the lbs would creep back on and it was time to 'get serious', I'd get out my Points books. I didn't go to meetings the last few times I used WW; I know all of that stuff - it's just a matter of using it. And when I needed help with plateau busting, I got NONE.

then I found Spark. I love the detail. At this point in my lifestyle change, I need more nutrition info than the Points system offers. I get a TON of info, lots of support, and Spark is FREE!

as with any program, you get what you put in. If you choose to go strictly the pre-packaged route, that's a tough one to stick with for LIFE (it is for me, any way). But WW has some great recipes (I have several of their Smart Choice cookbooks that I still use).

IMHO, WW was wonderful for me when I was starting out. Now I'm ready for more than the basics. And I don't need the meetings!

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I am in the midst of packing and moving and have not cooked healthy for myself and lost nothing. I thought I would check Spark People to see if anything was on here for the points program. I am happy there is ! WW worked for me in the past and I have to do just that...again. In addition, I have been excessively tired and am concerned my heart may be too stressed with all of this going on at once. So here I am, and I will check every week. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life. Pray that I am just tired and not going into heart failure.

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I joined WW a few weeks ago and have lost 3 lbs. Unfortunately, I didn't find the message boards there to be very welcoming or friendly.

I hope it's okay for me to hang out here? :)

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I rejoined WW in January of 2011, and have found good success with the Points Plus Plan.
I have lost 65 pounds and have maintained it since January of 2013. I have been a bit lazy since coming home from a trip to CA in March, and the arrival of my two DD's home from College in Montreal and in Vancouver, we live in northern NH and Canada is a close neighbor.

I decided to try Spark People and give up my e-tools on WW not WW all together, because it is a great program and Lifestyle change. It has gotten pricey because I am paying for my DD1 who came home from Montreal with about an 80-90 pound weight gain. I was sickened and we went to my WW Center and I got her enrolled in the Program; thankfully she is losing very well and 12 pounds down in 3 weeks.

I have figured out what 26 points a day is and so I can gage the calories per day. I do have to get back to my Spinning, Weight Training, Elliptical and Zumba, oh Gardening and Road Cycling. I have been in a funk over a recent job that should have worked out but did not. I need to get to a better state of mind. I think Spark People is that change now.

I still plan on attending WW meetings, just no more e-tools, because this site is very good to keep you motivated and you can track everything that is on e-tools.

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I am a lifetime WW member (1970!) . Question is: I am now a vegan and eat gluten-free. Will WW be able to work with that?



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I started two months ago with points plus and I gained 2 pounds. To say that I am desperate is an understatement. Is it because I am 61 y.o? I go to gym 5 times a week or 6. I do weights and ellipitical 40 minutes. count every point, I have subscribed to online. I was overdoing with fruit now I stopped. I didnt drink water now I do. Please help. Thank you



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I'm a Weight Watchers lifetimer trying to lose some gained back weight do to my own fault.

WW is an excellent plan. You will lose more slowly on the Points Plus plan then on the older plan.

For one thing: Fruits and Veggies are not FREE. Starchy veggies (potatoes, corn, peas) have a point value to them); Fruits are allowed to be counted as 0 points only because WW says you can count them as such, if you put the nutritional info into your calculator for a piece of fruit - a point value will pop up. WW does this because a piece of fruit is much healthier than a 100 calorie pack of some snack. They are trying to get you to make a healthier choice.

My advice to you is to re-read the material on how to do the program...if you're just taking a point value and trying to stick to it - it won't work. Make sure you are getting all your Good Health Guidelines in: 2 tsp. healthy oil; 5 fruit/veggie servings; 2 dairy; daily vitamin; 6 cups water/liquid. Start your menus with those and then work other things around them.

What are you eating? The foods with the green triangles next to them are "filling foods" and will keep you fuller longer.

Weigh and measure EVERYTHING!!!

If you still have problems, perhaps meetings would be better for you. When you have to be accountable with a weekly weigh-in, things may work a little better. Even if you only join for one month - you'll have the materials and have a better understanding of what works and what doesn't. Then you can switch to online.

There are also many many websites of WW recipes out there written by folks just like you who have been through the process.

Good Luck!

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Hi Everyone!

I just joined WW online last weekend; I'm so hoping that I didn't just waste my money. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to be okay with just 26 pts. I eat really well and hit about 35-40 a day - and I'm still really hungry. Fruits and veggies are free... so last night I had a bowl of pineapple... lol I'm still eating 1800 calories a day. I don't really know what to do... might have to accept being 20 lbs over weight cuz this being hungry to the point of not being able to function is for the birds...



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I have not tried them.



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I lost around 50lbs on the old WW plan. However, when I tried the Points Plus plan, I GAINED weight. I tried multiple times and each time, even though I didn't go over my points (and no, I didn't eat a ton of fruit just because it was no points), I still gained weight. Something about it just doesn't work for me. If they would bring back the old points program, I would subscribe again, but I'm not going to spend that kind of money for something that just doesn't work.



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I lost 100 pounds 9 years ago on weight watchers points program. I had two children and was able to easily get back to my goal weight after getting back on the program. When the new system started all I can seem to do it gain weight. But Weight Watchers is all I know so I don't want to quit it. I am up 19 pounds from my goal, last September I broke my foot and added 10 pounds to the already 10 pounds I was over my goal. I don't want to give up on WW but I joined again 3 weeks ago and first week lost 1 pounds and last two weeks stayed exactly the same, not even a budge. I started exercising again now that my foot is finally healed and I really thought I would see a drop since there was little to no exercise in the last 6 months. Help I don't know what to do!!!!



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I have been doing weight watchers since 2009 & had difficulty when the program changed to pp. I hit 145 and now back to 166.0. I'm 7 pounds away from my beginning weight of starting weight watchers.The last 2 weeks I decided to go back to the old program (Yes I have all my materials) and I lost a total of 4 pounds in those 2 weeks. So I agree with your post. I don't think weight watchers is a bad program but the old system works for me and I don't have to dish out 40 bucks a month. I feel great and I eat more healthy on the old program. Good Luck with your journey



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I lost over 100 pounds with Weight Watchers (WW) before joining Spark People (SP). I've continued to lose on SP.

What the WW PP's (PointsPlus) do is encourage people to eat fresh produce, since most of it is "free" (of PPs). In the US with the scourge of fast and comfort food, this would seem to be a good idea.

I have my own view of what's wrong with WW:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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Since I wrote my critique, I learned there were other advantages to switching from WW to SP:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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I started counting calories with points last week and learned a lot. An example, one avacado has 12 PP and 280 calories whereas a McDonald's double cheeseburger has 440 calories but similar PP. I can see where some people won't lose weight consistently because the calories do not add up each day the same vs PP would if you track PP for your daily intake. I have finally lost weight this week counting calories, after gaining and losing the same six lbs for 3 months on weight watchers. So, in conclusion, calories do count for weight loss. What we eat whether it's junk food or fruit all has calories. I'm done with points.



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Whn I got serious about losing weight in January, I started out doing WW online by itself. I figured I've been paying for it for two years, so might as well. As somebody else pointed out, it's sometimes difficult to find points values for things that aren't specifically in their database. For that reason, I started doing SP along with it. Personally, I like the WW tools better than SP. But nothing beats the SP community!

As for the free fruits and veggies, I'm kind of confused about how to track some thing with WW. For example. my Dole bagged salad mix should technically be 0 points since it's only lettuce, cabbage, and carrots - all of which are 0 points no matter how many servings you eat.. It doesn't seem to matter how many servings you eat of these - they are all still 0 points. But if I eat two servings of my salad mix, it's 1 point. This just doesn't make sense to me! I still count it, though, because I really don't want to cheat myself.



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" I'm betting the free fruit and veggie rule is going to get thrown out since it is not logical. '
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I tend to agree. I did WW in 1999/2000, that was when most veg were free, some starchy veg were 1, most fruit was 1, some higher-sugar fruit was 2. There was a big shakeup somewhere along the way, in which they changed Carrots from "free" to "1 pt" - allegedly there were people that *really were* consuming so many baby carrots that it was slowing their weight loss?

The other thing people used to do to "cheat" the system was play with the fibre content. I KNOW people who would do this (they were at my meetings sometimes, or on forums, explaining their tips and tricks - but who were they tricking!!!???) Where you would take a 200-calorie item which would be about 4 points, and add a big glop of "fiber" to it, now it's 230 calories but "only 2 points!" because of "all that fibre!" -facepalm-

I don't imagine people are any different today than they were a decade ago. People really will eat a whole pineapple and 2 pounds of cherries, and wonder why the plan isn't working. (I have done this myself, many many times).

Edit: hmm just noticing the date stamp on that initial prediction. 2 years later, fruits are still free, yeah? Ok well then. I eat my words (which are hopefully low in calories) :)

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 3/5/2013 (13:38)
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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I dropped 13 lbs in a month. I am looking forward to my 2nd month of weight watchers

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I have been on WW for 3 months and have lost only 5 lbs. Their website is not nearly as good as spark people. I enjoy the meetings, but I'm not losing. I lost 25 lbs on spark people before. Now I am going to track points with calories and see what those points really add up to. I think 38 points is way too many to lose weight.



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I love WW. I never did any of the old programs, but Points Plus is working for me! I've lost 22 pounds since October. I love my leader and everyone in the group is so supportive.

I just started a new Sparkteam and I'm looking for some people to join me. It is called Weight Watchers and Sparkpeople = Perfect Team. Check it out if you love WW, too. I'm looking for a few really positive people. :)

Back in the GAME!


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ok I did WW for 4 weeks...I prefer counting calories...sparkpeople's website is way better, friendlier and easier to use IMO.
Finding point values for some foods are impossible, they don't take into consideration calories... you go out to eat and cannot get the fiber, fat, carbs and protein numbers on what you eat forget it you cannot get the point value.
Overall I didn't find the meetings helpful at all, they don't tell you anything you don't already know or can read here for free.
Accountability didn't work for me because I am honest about what I eat, lose, gain, etc. I cannot justify the price when I get all I need and more here.
That is just my honest opinion...if it works for others that is great, for me I will stick with sparks!



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Going insane-- just joined ww online and now I find out my computer isn't compatible for their downloads after an hour UGH. I can't even find out about the darn points except they gave me 43 daily ones and 49 weekly ones. How do I find out their points and what they mean???

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I lost 50lbs on WW and really loved the Program and found the meetings very motivating. But then i discovered SparkPeople and SparkCoach. I can get much more support here 24/7 at a cheaper price. I still track my foods by using the Points Plus system because that's what i am used to and comfortable with. But other than that, I am totally converted to SparkPeople. Either way, i think both programs are very beneficial for anyone wanting to lose weight in a healthy way.

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update...I have been doing ww point plus for a little over 2 weeks and have been doing great on it. I still track my food here on the tracker as well. It still boils down to what type of food you are eating because junky things carry more points than whole foods. The only exception is nuts and some grains and even good fats. You get out what you put into it like anything else. It isn't a quick fix but it is easier to count points over calories but the key is tracking in in some way, shape or form. For me personally that is the biggest thing is just tracking it.

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first i thank u all for being the first place i could go and talk about ww[old] . i have lost 45 pounds on this.. then had a baby ...then last august lost 17 pounds but lost my daddy passed and gained more than you d believe... ihope you ladies could get me back on board.ang good luck to all


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i m new to this.. but are u saying that u follow ww [old ].because if so i agree ...i would love your input...and thank u




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I follow WW and eat much healthier now that fruits and veggies are "free".





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I will rejoin ww if they ever start counting nutrients instead of points and calories. I don't like doing either.

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I think that is key...they give you the free fruits and veggies so you will snack on those instead of the usual junk we would go for...I have found hands down that eating more fruit and veggies DOES keep me on track and eating less garbage...the points for processed foods aren't worth it and once I stop eating them I don't crave things when I am not hungry. Even when I am physically hungry I don't want to eat, but I know I have to so I eat what my body needs rather than just stuffing myself on crap.



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For me, the WW points plus program works. For a year I used SP to track my calories and lost s grand total of 10 lbs. In a year! I've been on WW since October and I've lost 14! The loss speaks for itself. I find the program very easy to follow. I don't overdo fruits and veggies, but I will have an apple instead of a bag of chips!

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Don't know anything about it.



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I started the points plus 3 days ago and I track my calories on SP as well. I have found that I don't get enough points, so I if I go over I don't sweat it. As long as I am in calorie range I am not concerned if I am over or under on points.
I KNOW what is good for me and what isn't and as many said these are just TOOLS to help you, what you do with them is up to you.
Every person is different and each body has different ways of absorbing and using nutrients...what works for one or twenty may not work for others. Find what works, what you can live with, and go with that.
The jury is still out on points and I am so used to entering my food here that I don't want to rely on points alone. My main reason for joining is that I NEED in person accountability. Everything they teach at the meetings is common sense to me. But with no support at home I find it very beneficial to go to the meetings. If you don't like the leader find a new meeting. If something is important enough to you you will find a way to do it.
Even doctors cannot agree on health and fitness issues and there is so much contradictory information out there. I think you just need to find what works for you personally, make changes you can live with for life, and go with that.



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I tried the new plan and did not like it. I find it to be more complicated than the old system. I don't think I'll be going back.

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Weigh less than 200 lbs. by summer!








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I have on WW for 7 months and I am a very successful member. I have lost over 60lbs. I follow the program with tracking and keeping my activity level up. I do not see why people are haters on the new program. It seems to be very easy to follow. Any program where you can have whatever you want and still be able to lose weight is a program I will stick with. MODERATION is a word that any overweight person needs to learn and practice. Whether it is fruit and veggies or hamburgers and french fries. You can't expect to have 600 calories of fruit and veggies a day and still be successful. There is still a caloric value to fruit and veggies and they add up. I have been successful with having a fruit and/or veggie with every meal and seems to be working. If any person truly wants to be successful, they will be. It all goes back to pushing yourself away from old habits and creating new ones that are healthy. Blaming a program that has been so successful for me and thousands of others is only a excuse for not succeeding. I am sure I have upset others with this comment and I do not mean to be hateful. WW has been what I needed to be so successful and I can't see why others are so negative about it. Just my thoughts....



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I am a WW online member and find it helpful. In the beginning I used the points religiously and learned overtime how many points are in most things I eat so it has become part of my life.

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Losing weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Pick your own kind of hard.


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I have had much success on Weight Watchers, however I hate that I have to pay for it. Also, the message boards on WW are not as supportive as they are on here. I think in 2013 I am going to try to convert to calories and use something that is free and that I can use for a lifetime and not pay for it.

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My sister is on WW and has lost a lot of weight but still needs to loss about 20lbs. She is stuck and goes up or down 1lbs a week.

I can never see how you can have free food if something has calories. If it is so go and eat lbs of veg and see what happens.

Most people on SP have lost weight by following and keeping to their calories.



How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

Join the 10 minute challenge and get exercising.

See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

Links on my Spark page.

Don't forget to make your workout fun so as not to get bored with it.

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Free fruit is not a marketing ploy. It is genuine madness. Someone on the board of directors decided that fruit is one of the foods that use more energy to digest than are in the food. Hahahhaaaa! I gained weight on Points Plus and they absolutely denied that it was the fruit I was eating. Hahahaa! I was eating 600 calories of fruit a day. Then they had the nerve to say that if we ate too much fruit we needed to learn moderation. MODERATION! If we could use moderation we wouldn't need Weight Watchers.



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Ah hahahahaahaaa! The leader insulted you. They always do!!! They are so mean.



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