Going to count the POINTS again

Last night I dragged my old POINTSfinder out of the kitchen drawer. Discovered I missed the thing like an old friend! Actually what I miss is going to Weight Watcher meetings (which I did in Philadelphia).

Once having been exposed to WW, I found myself indoctrinated with their message and their method. Got a laugh recently when I read someone's opinion on the Net. They considered WW to be a CULT! As in brainwashing, mind control, etc. Personally I found it to be a sensible organization.j

What's even better is that counting the POINTS can be done in conjunction with other dieting tools. I can continue to make a protein shake for breakfast or mid-afternoon. Any food or drink with the Nutrition Label attached can be figured out in POINTS.

Between Sept. of 08 and Aug. of 09, I lost 30 lbs. by counting the POINTS. This year I've tried just counting calories--but it isn't working as well. Therefore, I'm going to count POINTS again and see if I can get myself losing steadily again.

The difference between counting just calories and counting POINTS is that the POINT system regulates how much fat is consumed and encourages high fiber. It's kind of neat!

I'm also going to weigh myself only on the first day of each month. Been getting scale-obsessed and I don't want to be. Been getting crazy when I lose something and then there is a gain. Some of that is fluid retention, but it demoralizes me. If I just weigh once a month, I will get a more realistic view.

As for those "brainwashing cult leaders" at WW, I can still hear one of them yelling PORTION CONTROL! PORTION CONTROL! PORTION CONTROL! And "What you do to LOSE your weight you've got to keep doing to keep the weight OFF."

Anybody else doing WW at home?

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Kellie30
Kellie30

I am doing WW at home

Help each other alone
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am going by WW points but not a member now. Or I should say I do lose weight when I go by the points. I haven\'t been for a while. Have to get back to using them. Isn\'t that point slidder a great thing?
LivingWater
LivingWater

Yes, Kathy, the POINTSfinder sliding thingie is great! Something cute & fun about using it. Plus, as you said above, when we count POINTS, we lose!
JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

I never did the WW points. My Granddaughter and Grt. grandson are going to start WW under the advice of their Doctor....that seems to blow the cult theory. I understand it is a very heatlthy eating plan.
LivingWater
LivingWater

Yes, my doctor in Philly said Weight Watchers is \"the best program out there\". The guy who called WW a \"cult\" only did so because he was selling his own diet plan and thought he had to bad-mouth his competition.
loveblue2
loveblue2

I had my best weight loss ever on WW\'s, Judy...105 lbs in 18 months...and I kept it off for four years until my thyroid gland and life in general crashed around me. I consider it to be one of the most sound weight loss plans out there. (Not sure why anyone would think of it as a cult. What\'s ritualistic about losing weight in a healthy way???) I can\'t afford to go to the meetings right now, but, luckily, I kept all of my old WW\'s material. Great stuf! They ARE really big on portion control, but, I\'m always amazed at how little food we really need to eat to feel comfortably full when we\'re eating only to fuel our bodies. Excellent program!