Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weight Watchers?

After thinking about the Weight Management Program at my hospital, I'm pretty much against it. I mean, it would be great to lose 60 pounds in three months, but while it's doctor supervised, it still doesn't sound like a good plan to me overall. My cousin and his wife did the same or a very similar program and lost a ton of weight, but within a year they both had gained back everything they lost but plus some. I also talked everything over with my mom and I've decided to try other options first... and if they fail, maybe I can try at the beginning of the year.

I go back and forth from wanting to try Weight Watchers and not wanting to try it. I've done WW online before and was successful, but I feel that was more because, at the time (about 5 years ago), I had more willpower than I have now. Back then I looked at doing the meetings in my town but found out through the grapevine that it was ran by older women (like 60s) and not worth it.

There is a Facebook group called "[My Town] Weight Watchers". I requested to join it. Through the Weight Watchers website, I figured out that the Meeting Leader of the weekly meeting I would have to attend is named Ingrid. Through the Facebook group, I found Ingrid and she's young! Like my age! That gives me hope that this might work. I hope they allow me to join the Facebook group without being a member of WW so I can decide if it would be a good fit for me or not!!!

I looked into the pricing. Here is the chart that I found:

I would like to figure out if there's a possible way for me to afford the Monthly Pass membership. I think that is what would be best for me at this time. The reason I think that is because I know that I need someone to hold me accountable. I need to go stand on a scale in front of someone once a week. If all else fails, I'll do the online one again, but I really want to try out.

Your Thoughts:
--- Have you ever tried Weight Watchers?
--- Do you recommend attending the meetings?
--- Did the online-only program work for you?

1 comment:

  1. do you know if the etools are the same as the online option? like linked together?
    i did realize recently that you can email people your daily food log. im not sure why, but maybe it could be encouragement? to email them to someone every day and get feed back.
    i do the online, i eat all of my points. i also have the activelink (which is an extra $5 per month) but it syncs right up to my WW online account.
    oh i just thought of something awesome. ill put it on the other site.


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