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How Hard Is Weight Watchers- Has It Been Hard or Easy For You?

just looking for your experience here, and also for those who are now doing momentum- has it gotten harder or easier?

thanks- Jackie


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I love the on line system! I think it is much easier than it was the last time I did weight watchers!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 9:52 PM

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I have been successful using WW for years through many programs. The Momentum program is just a slight adjustment from former programs. I feel like WW is just continuously refining the program.

What I like abut WW is the flexibility that it offers. I can eat anything, as long as I plan for it. It encourages exercise. If I want to eat more, I can exercise more and still do OK. I t emphasizes moderation as opposed to deprivation.

Bottom line, I love carbs. I can live without almost anything indefinitely, except carbs. So WW lets me make that choice. I have a sandwich with bread and sometimes bread with dinner. But I trade-off something else. No sweets, no sugary sodas, no cheese, whatever. Easy.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 11:49 PM

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I don't know what the new momentum plan is but I use the point plan WW is the best way to lose and maintain your weight. Of course, if you are like me and can't afford weigh watchers you can stay on the program and get support from peer trainers. I love this site.

Monday, September 14, 2009, 10:20 AM

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I love the Weight Watchers program! I used after having my 2nd child to lose pregnancy weight, and I was able to get and stay smaller than I've ever been in my life (size 3/4)! I maintained that weight loss for 5 years, b/c WW gives you knowledge as you use it. You don't just learn about how many calories are in certain foods; you learn about the overall nutritious value of foods. Even after I stopped counting points, I had a fairly good idea of how much a serving was and what foods I should avoid entirely.

But after my third pregnancy, I was left again with excess pregnancy weight to lose. I've been using the WW system again for a few weeks now. I've lost 6lbs in the last 2 weeks alone. What I love the most about WW is the freedom to choose what you can eat. I don't feel deprived b/c I can eat whatever I want!

For example, some days, I'll separate my daily points into 5-6 healthy meals and never feel hungry! When I'm having a craving, I might eat a little less for lunch and dinner, but go ahead and give myself that craving. As long as you count it, you can eat it, and you will lose. The other amazing thing about WW is that it's amazing how much food you can eat and still lose weight! It truly feels like you are eating too much to lose.

It takes the 'diet' out of dieting. It's a program that, when used long term, can really help you learn how to eat smart in a world that has obviously lost touch with that notion.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 1:09 PM

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article on the new Weight Watchers Momentum Program:

http://blog.peertrainer.com/tip_of_the_day/2008/12/weight-watchers-new-momentum-program.html

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 1:33 PM

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can't afford WW?

What I've figured out is that WW points system is, loosely speaking, one point for every 50 calories. So if you lose best on slightly decreasing your calories, you can probably lose on the "Curves" system which is 30 minutes of exercise and 1600 calories per day. I'm what you call "older," and for me, I need about 1400 calories a day and about an hour of exercise 5 days a week.
What I like about WW is the online "etools." I use the "recipe builder" to calculate how many points per serving in my homemade meals. Also, that's how I track my eating-I've never written down a thing, it's all in the system. What I find difficult is the weekly weigh-in - it feels like a test that I seem to fail more often than pass. Good leaders make a difference - ours always says, "It's just a number! How many sizes have you lost & how many muscles have you built up?"
hope this helps! getting support in your life changes is really what is needed!

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 12:03 PM

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I love wW ! it's a program you can live on the rest of your life. I know peopl like to say WW points is just calories, but that just aint so! points are based on nurtrional value, as in fat grams, and fiber!

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1:04 PM

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Doesn't cures cost money? WW is $ 39.00 a month

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1:05 PM

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