Some of you have been asking me where my Weight Watchers post have gone? Well, I was posting them every week and Weight Watchers was awesome enough to give me free access to their online program. But my three months came to an end, and they decided to let other bloggers have a chance to try it and write about it. That actually really bummed me out because I was just getting my groove on with the program and I tried to be honest about my results each week and not to toot my own horn but I thought they were entertaining, they were real to say the least.
So, since I have stopped doing the Weight Watchers thing, I have gained 4 pounds. I am at a loss of what to do for my next program. I know, I know, I need to just watch what I eat and exercise, but I work a lot better with a schedule and regimen.
I could have stayed on the online program, but it lapsed before we had the discussion to renew so I missed the chance to do the online program for $15 a month, and I would have to start over and pay the three months up front. I thought of just buying the start-up kit and doing it from home. The journal and book that has what all the points are, but I haven’t decided if I want to continue with Weight Watchers. I think it is a good plan, but I actually wanted to see what all of you do and what you have had success with.
I liked writing about my journey with the weight loss sitch, (new science-backed research) and I think you did too since there was always a lot of discussion on twitter and the comments.
Having your positive words and support really makes a difference.
I would love to hear what you suggest. What do you do, or have had success with that you recommend?
Here is what I have been considering:
Go back on Weight Watchers
The weight loss program Kate Middleton did for her wedding.
I need to get back on the wagon, and I have no shame in sharing the nitty gritty of the weight loss (new science-backed research) deal with all of you.
But what now? Ugh, if I was only as skinny as when I thought I was fat in my 20s.
Mary Hone says
There is an online program (free) called fatsecret. You enter your food and exercise for the day and it helps count calories, fat and carbs. I personally starting eating primal/paleo last summer. I feel better without all the carbs and sugar.
I stick with a low carb diet and it works wonders for me. I have never been overweight but I tested it out right before I left for a trip to Rome, and I couldn’t believe how 10 lbs fell off so quickly! I have a blog that features low-carb recipes if you are interested.
I did weight watchers for 6 months until I hit goal and then I got pregnant and lost access to the online program. I remembered what to eat and what to avoid and carried that through my pregnancy. I only gained 26 lbs with that pregnancy as opposed to the 60lbs I gained with my first. I was able to lose that 26lbs quickly by maintaining my diet. I eat very healthy during the week and allow myself to cheat on weekends but I always weigh myself on Monday to see where I am. If I have gained weight I put myself back on healthy filling foods and the weight just falls off. I try to cook healthy meals during the week thanks to Gina’s skinny recipes and Food Network. Veggies and lean meats are a staple in my house. Without WW I would be overweight and still continuing to make bad food choices.
Adi Edlen says
I’m doing the Dukan diet right now and it’s working really well. I’ve lost 6 pounds over the course of about a week. Plus it’s really straightforward and easy – I recommend it!
I have tried so many diets and the only one that seems to work for me is Weight Watchers. I have actually been back on the program since right before the holidays.
Rather than spending a lot for the tools, you can keep a personal journal and just utilize some of the less expensive tools out there. If you have a droid, there is a great app that calculates activity, food points, tracks weight, keeps a diary and tells you your points target quite easily. I don’t think I paid more than a four dollars for it. It’s called WW Diary and is made by MD2 Solutions. I love it!
Best of luck to you!
I’d recommend the Dukan Diet (please don’t call it Kate’s pre-wedding diet… ugh).
I lost 35 lbs on it before I fell off the wagon (didn’t gain any back though, just maintained my ‘new’ weight). I’m starting it again as of 3 days ago, and feel better already. It’s hard though… Very restricting if you’re used to eating whatever you want.
My Thirty Spot says
Thanks everyone. Your comments are really helpful. I am leaning towards trying the Dukan diet or going back on Weight Watchers. @Mary – Thanks for that tip. I need to check that out. Esp cuz it is free. @Amanda – The story of only gaining 26 pounds during pregnancy is really inspiring! That is so nice to keep in mind when I get pregnant.
@Heather – I think the low carb will be in line with the Dukan diet. I am curious to try.
Nichole- That WW app sounds great. I have an iPhone so I will have to see if I can find that or equivalent. Thanks so much everyone!
I was on WW for months and was getting no where, I tried the Dukan Diet (Kate Middleton’s diet) and it has worked! It is tough for the first couple of stages but the last two maintenance phases are much easier. I got down to my lowest weight in 15 years and have been maintaining since October with no problem! Highly recommended!
Christy LeMire says
Have you considered working with a Holistic Health Coach? Our approach is individualistic and we personalize a program that works for your body type and lifestyle to implement realistic and sustainable eating and exercise habits that you enjoy. No crash diets! http://www.watersidewellness.com Let me know if you would like to chat. Well wishes! :)