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I started Weight Watchers about a week ago. I struggled for a really long time if I should join or not. I had tried free apps to help you track your food, but they didn’t really work for me. I knew I had to do something though, especially after Jeremy proposed.
When I walk down the aisle, I want to feel the best “me” I can. And that means losing some weight. So, I finally decided to start Weight Watchers. My ultimate goal is to lose about 20lbs before wedding day. It’s very doable and I know I can get there…I just knew I needed some help.
Let me tell you a little bit about why I think Weight Watchers works:
1. It’s easily accessible.
I am doing the online only option. I don’t go to meetings or anything like that, but I still feel like I am getting the full WW experience. I can log on from my computer at home or use the app that is free to me if I need to.
The Tracker tool and the app makes going out to eat so easy. Yes, it takes a little bit of planning, but it really is so simple to do. Simply search for what restaurant you are going to and then see how many points each food item is. Could it get any easier? The WW Website says that if you go out to eat, you have to know what you are getting before you get there. This is key! DO NOT open that menu. You did the research ahead of time, so use that. Trust that. The food will be delicious…remember that.
3. It’s easy to understand.
Once you sign up you are given your daily points. These are for when you are tracking how much you eat during the day. You also get Weekly Points that you can use any way you wish. Think of them as rollover points or safety points. If you go over your points one day; no big deal. It will just deduct from your Weekly point allowance.
4. The apps
Holy goodness these apps…are awesome. I honestly think they are the reason I can stay on this plan for the long haul. Let me explain. I use 2 apps. The Tracker app, which is just like the Tracker on the computer. You can track your food while you are on the go. I love this because you aren’t always by a computer, but can easily keep up with things. (The free apps out there are similar to WW in this regard).
The 2nd app is probably my favorite. It’s the Scanner app. Not everything is endorsed by WW, so tracking the points can be hard. Well…not any more. This scanner app is fabulous. First, it’s free to users. Second, you can easily scan a bar code at the grocery store to know exactly how many points it is. Cool right? After you scan it and it shows you the point total, you can add it to your Tracker app by a push of a button. Simple and easy. This is truly the easiest weight loss app out there. Scan, tap, and it’s tracked. Amazing!
If you are contemplating joining and have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I love comments and try to respond to each one!
You want to know my progress? Well. I won’t tell you my starting weight, but I will say that I am already down 5lbs (yes 5) since I started last Thursday. That’s less than a week and a huge difference in the scale. I weigh every morning and I can say that the scale is down again already so this thing works!
A sidenote: I know that this number will not always be this high. I also know that each of us is different and we all lose weight at different paces. I am in NO way trying to make you feel like you are doing something wrong. You aren’t! Keep up what you are doing. I also know that my weight will probably hit that icky plateau eventually and I will be stuck. I am pretty excited for how well it’s going so far though.
I was also not endorsed by WW tlefto provide a post. I pay them each month like everyone else. I received no compensation from them for this post. All opinions are my own.