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Old 04-03-09, 10:08 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of joining.....I haven't met anyone yet who said it didn't work well. I'm not having much luck at finding a place for meetings when I'm available. There is 1 place, but it's a bit further than I wanted....

Has anyone tried this?
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I've tried Weight Watchers before, and it does work if you stick to it. It think it's a much healthier and more realistic weight loss program than most programs out there. You're taught to eat in moderation rather than to cut things out of diet completely, and you don't use pre-packaged meals and shakes as your main source of sustenance.
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Yeah, that's one of the best things about it. You're not left craving for a food you want but can't have at all. They use a points system, which is a fabulous way to learn how to control your eating habits and make healthier choices. I sort of learned how to figure out how many points one is supposed to have each day. And I'm sure I could get the points counter thing too, but the support meetings is what would really be helpful.

I think????
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I've thought about going to Weight Watchers, or Jenny Craig - An Australian Equivalent - But I don't think that I have the will power to not eat junk food. I can go for a week or two without eating it, but after that I have the biggest craving for a Double Whopper with Cheese...Damn! I'm hungry now. Lol!
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I can't say I know how Jenny Craig is structured in Australia, but I'm pretty certain that their program in the U.S. is based on pre-packaged meals, or at least I think it used to be.

As for the Weight Watchers meetings, I at least found them helpful in terms of reminding you to stick to their regimens. Depending on the skills of the leader for the meetings, you may or may not find their advice and practices helpful. To be honest, the leader of the meetings I went to was an absolute putz, and she wasn't very helpful, organized, or professional. Hopefully, she's an exception rather than the rule.
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They also have lite and easy food which you can get delivered.

I'm thinking about it. What about you Vex?

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My mom does Weight Watchers. It's been working well for her. The key is that you stick to it, is all. If you can do that, it will bring you amazing results. Not to mention, their meals really aren't that bad. So yeah, if you're willing to stick to it, then I think this could be a great thing for you. (For anyone, really.) Their diet plan really doesn't leave you all that hungry. Mostly because you can eat all the fruits and vegetables you want and not feel bad (because they're not any points).
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I had done weight watchers in the past and it absolutely works. And just as a lot of other people have already said, the key is to stick with it.
I started strong, but stopped going to meetings and then put all my weight back on, plus some. (I don't think I really understood that it was a lifestyle change. I have poor willpower and needed something more strict. I have since then enrolled myself in a 6 month program at my local gym.)

As long as you stick with it, you'll succeed. Trust in the program. That's all you have to do. Good luck!
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I have anxiety about going for the 1st time alone, and not knowing anybody. I don't wanna go alone. I probably would've joined a long time ago if I didn't have to go alone. Just the 1st time, I'll be fine after my 1st visit.
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I think a lot of people go to Weight Watchers meetings alone. And even though you may start out going to meetings alone, that doesn't mean that you have to continue going to meetings alone; maybe you'll find someone else who's interested in going after he/she has learned that you've been going to meetings. Or maybe you'll make friends with someone else there.

Men probably have a lot harder time going to these sorts of things then women. While I was a member, there was a man who occasionally came to some of the meetings. I got the impression that he felt like the odd one out.
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