Hi! I am new. I have been a member of WW since 10-27-03. I am doing okay. I have lost 11.4 lbs. I had a lot of trouble the month of January. Think the Christmas holidays took their toll on me. I really need to loose about 32 - 35 more pounds. I did Atkins last May, June, July and August. Did really well at that diet. Lost 27 lbs however, I gained back 7 within several weeks of stopping. Stopped mainly for health reasons---I was having some female trouble and they attributed it to the diet. I am getting super support from home and work. A co-worker goes with me to meetings. Let me hear from you. Would love to talk to others about their successes and well as their stumbles.
Post by NancyRogers on Feb 19, 2004 20:43:00 GMT -6
I was on WW and went off the program. I did gain some of my weight back over the 8 months that I went off the program. The first time I was on WW my weight loss was very slow. Recently I joined Curves (exercise for women) and have more weight each week than I did in several months the first time I was on WW.
Because I have muscular dystrophy and weakened muscles finding an exercise program that I could do was hard to find. I joined Curves for Women several before I joined WW. In the past month I have lost 9-1/2 inches over my body in the past month.
The first time I was on WW I lost less than 2 pounds a week if I was lucky. There were often weeks and weeks I didn't loose anything. I have been back on WW for several. I lost more than 6 pounds the first week and this week I lost over 4 pounds. For me exercise has made all the difference. I feel so much better as well.
My Aunt is doing weight watchers and has lost about 60 lbs. She says its not a diet, but a life style....however, she is always counting points, carrying around a weight watchers book and a weight watchers calculator. To me, that is a diet....am I wrong?
I know she is healthier and I commend her for her success.
I personally believe that exercise, portion control, and incorporating a variety of foods is the best way to lose and maintain your weight for a lifetime.