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I am one who is not afraid to express my displeasure for WW. I would never recommend it to anyone. You don't have to necessarily write everything down, but you do have to know your points. What's funny is certain things are 0 points, but they are food and the 0 comes from their fiber content. The food could be high in calories but 0 in points because it's high in fiber. I take issue with that. I also don't "love" their approach to eat anything within your points. It's not productive for a lot of people. If you don't eat right, you won't lose and keep it off.

Then there are the counselors. Not fond of them either. Most seemed to be older and out of touch with my lifestyle. They were all stay at home moms who just couldn't understand someone who had to work 9 hours a day with a 2 hour commute each day. Sure, you can find counselors that work for you, but that seemed to be the offering at the centers I had to choose from.

Then there's the cost. I can't fathom paying someone a weekly fee to weigh myself. I can do better watching my portions and counting calories. What WW couldn't give me, a way to get under 200#s and keep going down, I found myself with just counting calories and not paying someone.

I'm sure there will be someone who loves WW who will slam my opinion but just remember it is an opinion and that's what was asked for. I don't like WW. Enough said. Good luck.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:27 PM

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4:27- what was the biggest factor in your success? How did you get to your ideal weight?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 5:08 PM

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5:08 I'm far from my ideal weight but I've done better on my own counting calories and eating right than I ever did on WW. I don't deny myself but I do watch how much of what I eat. If I want a small piece of fudge, I take a couple of bites and move on. So far it's worked to shed over 50 pounds which I never did with WW.

I'm heading in the right direction and this time it's for good.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 5:52 PM

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I love Weight Watchers. I guess themake up of every group is different and that could make a difference in how much you like or dislike it.

Also the Weight Watchers frozen meals are an integral part of my diet. I try to have one as a meal once a day. I'm not hungry after I eat them. I'm not sure what the explanation for that is because the porton of food is small. Some of them I like, most I find edible, and some I don't like at all. I buy thm on sale when I can get them for $2 or less each.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6:48 PM

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There's another reason why I don't like WW. The sodium filled products they push. Those WW meals average 900 mg of sodium per serving. It's terrible for you to eat those meals, real food is so much better and less expensive. I can buy a bag of chicken breasts for $7 and get at least 7 breasts. I can cook one and a bag of veggies for less than the cost of the WW meals and with considerably less sodium.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:36 PM

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i hated the idea of always going to meetings...after a few they become boring. it becomes a social outlet for the people in my area.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 8:55 AM

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I love the idea of WW in that it doesn't limit what food you can and can't eat. It's teaching you a healthy balance of the food groups. I used to do WW online back in 2004 and loved it. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months without exercise. However, I did not have the willpower to continue. Now, I just can't afford their plans. I have taken it upon myself to count calories and exercise. The key is to watch the portion sizes and look at all the ingredients (not just the calories). I do NOT rely on any frozen meals. To me, if I have to buy any specific product to lose weight, then I don't want it. I want to learn how to change how I eat so I can continue this for the rest of my life. You can choose WW or do your own thing. It's your life. Just think to yourself "Can I do this for the rest of my life?" Let us know what you decide.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:48 AM

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Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:50 PM

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