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Weight Watchers?

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Started by WannaBSkinnyB, Mar 03, 2009 6:07 PM
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    WannaBSkinnyB

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Posted March 3, 2009 - 6:07 PM

#1
Anyone out there doing Weight Watchers with the band? I have had it with this band and not losing a pound. Had to have an unfill last week cause I could not get water down. So I am filled. Still not losing a thing. Just wondered if anyone out there is on WW and how it is working for you? :)


    CapitolChick

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Posted March 3, 2009 - 8:03 PM

#2
Yup! I was banded last July and realized right away that once the 'dust settled' I needed more structure. I love doing ww now! It is actually fun!! I feel sorry for all those boardies over at WW online -falling on and off the wagon..'specially the gals/guys on the 100+ to lose boards..I had done WW for SO many years and failed just like everyone else because of my hunger or over eating..well now both those issues are solved!!

I highly recommend it.

At first I felt a little bit like a failure or something. When I busted out all my materials..Like there must be something wrong with me. It wained fast as my results show.

But, now I KNOW that there are many different ways to do the band and each person has to find what they can do (essentially) for the rest of their lives.

Here is what I do:

  • I am a long time flex points person so that is program I do.
  • Reduced my base points to what a person 150LBS would eat (20 pts a day)
  • Use all my flex points in a week (35 extra) if I need em.
  • Have a mission to find all different kinds of WW and band friendly foods and meals
  • I have been able to get in about 40 oz of water a day and am aiming for 64 soon.
  • I walk 30 minutes 5 days a week (I hate it, but I do it)
Send me a message if you need more information or post on the boards.


    SueAZ

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Posted March 5, 2009 - 10:47 AM

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I have been struggling lately and think I will take out my old WW program and try the flex system too. I need more structure at this point. I think it's a good idea.

Edited by SueAZ, March 5, 2009 - 10:50 AM.



    WannaBSkinnyB

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Posted March 5, 2009 - 10:50 AM

#4
I just started this week and lost 2 pounds. I like WW, you can still eat what you want and lose weight. :)


    ebar822

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Posted March 14, 2009 - 7:06 PM

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I highly recommend this...I joined in January and it's helped me with the structure I need. I don't even eat all of the points a 150lb person can eat, but I feel like it keeps me on track to make the right choices - the filling choices. I would definitely join for the structure...
and stepping on that scale every week makes you stay on track too! Good luck!


    kastoner

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 9:35 AM

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I have been a Weight Watchers member for at least 20 years and have gaine and lost many mny pounds. I even made it to lifetime status in the very beginning. It's a good program and when I follow it I lose a lot of weight but, in the past, I have always fallen of the wagon. Now with my band and the weight watchers program, I am losing 1-2 lbs weekly. I allow myself 20 points ( about 1000 calories) daily and use my flex points if needed. I am attempting to get on an exercise program that involves running and weight lifting. I know that weight watchers frowns on weight loss surgery and have not mentioned my surgery at meetings. good luck to all with their journey.


    CapitolChick

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 11:55 AM

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So I just wanted to post again re: WW. Now I know how successful doing WW is and having the band! I lost such steady wt in the last couple of months that I ended up having to get another fill! Which is nutz because I was perfect before. Now I am totally convinced that doing WW points and having the proper restriction is key.


    SueAZ

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 1:12 PM

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Jenn
Thanks for posting. I am motivated now to go back to WW. I think I need more structure with food. I feel like the food issue isn't addressed enough at my surgeons office. I would have liked a food plan to follow. Like others I have had sucess in the past with WW but could not maintain it. A new challange ahead.


    Jaffa

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 1:19 PM

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I'm confused by WW. In the end, isn't it really just counting calories? I mean yes you can have more calories if it has a lot of fiber, and less if it is mostly fat, but how is that really different then what we are suppose to eat? I thought we were suppose to be watching our calorie content even after the band?


    lacasst

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Posted March 15, 2009 - 1:21 PM

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This is great info.............I too was totally debating joining WW.I've been sucessful in the past with ww only to fall off and gain it back.

I feel like I also need structure and like I am sooo lost about what to eat.This confirms for me I think I will join and it shouldn't be so hard to follow this time as I have the band on my side.It will be my little secret!! LOL !!:)


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