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PT alone or PT & Weight Watchers ???????

I am trying to decide if I should join Weight Watchers. I have never done it before & know that it can really help. I have alot of knowledge about nutrition & portion size, but have been having problems being consistent with my healthy lifestyle changes. I know what to do...I just do it for a month & then fall off my plan again (repeating cycle). Has Weight Watchers helped for more consistant focus & results? I am very, very short on available time for meetings & $. Thank you!

Wed. Jan 2, 1:18pm

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I've done WW before and lost a lot of weight with the program (50lbs). But I can be quite anal and I get so involved with the counting each point and what do I do if I don't know how to count it and eventually I'd so something where I would eat way over my points for the day. If I had any sort of failure to be 'on program', I had a terrible time recovering from that if at all. So this time I chose to go on my own and I don't count anything, just try to eat healthier and watch my portion sizes. I find just writing down what I eat helps me to stay in line. Some days I eat a little more and some a little less, but I'm making steady progress. And if I blow it at one meal, well, how much I eat is not part of my 'rule' set. It has made it a lot easier to put it behind me.

I guess the point is, you have to know what kind of dieter you are. Some people thrive on structure and some people don't.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008, 2:35 PM

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Do you have a friend or relative you can go to the WW meetings with? Success keeps you going back, but when you hit the bumps in that road, it helps to have a partner in this.

Also, think about why you fall of the wagon after a month - are you losing weight for an event? Are you restricting your calories or treats too much? Do you hit a plateau? Are your expectations unrealistic for *you* (meaning that we all lose at different rates, so maybe 8 lbs a month works for some, but other struggle to lose even 3)? Have you given some thought to the underlying reasons why you gained the weight in the first place and made changes in those areas of your life?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008, 3:02 PM

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I like Weight Watchers

WW is working for me. I don't attend any meetings but did buy the at home kit on line- the kit has all the tools you'll ever need for about $125 - but the bright side is that it's a one time fee and you don't have to attend any meetings. Have you considered purchasing eTools offered on the WW site? Before purchasing the kit I did borrow booklets from my friends but it's nothing like your own. Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008, 8:33 PM

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PT & weight watchers!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008, 11:56 PM

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I did weight watchers last year with peertrainer but now that I know the weight watchers program, I don't need to pay anymore. My pt groups offer me all the support I need, but I'm glad I did ww because it taught me a lot and helped me jumpstart things. I do pt alone now, but I also do other things too, like fat smash.

Thursday, January 03, 2008, 9:51 AM

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