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Old 08-05-2014, 09:36 AM   #266
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 922

S/C/G: 405/249.5/281.5/220

Height: 6' 0"


No problem, Libra. I understand the buyers remorse. I had bad experiences in the past with weight loss centers because of their focus on selling product and their pushy sales tactics. It left a bad taste in my mouth. That, and wanting to save money, convince me to try to do it on my own. It worked for me. But some people like to go somewhere to get weighed in for "accountability" purposes and to have the coach / counselor cheer them on or shame them into following the plan. If that is the goal, there are cheaper ways of doing this. (Weight Watchers comes to mind. I think you can pay them a small fee just for that.) But in my humble opinion, if one's mind is not into giving full dedication to weight loss, then going to a weight loss center isn't going to help for long.

The QWLC products are pricey. $18 for 7 bars. That's up $1 from two years ago when I started following the plan. That's over $2.50 per bar. In my old posts I described my experiences using "Pure Protein" bars and shakes that I bought at the grocery store. They compare favorably -- even better I think -- to the QWLC products, and are MUCH cheaper. The bars, for example, are $6.27 for 6 bars at Walmart. At $1 per bar, your monthly cost would be $31 -- as opposed to $77 for the QWLC bars. To some people, that is acceptable trade off because they want to go to the QWL center for monitoring. But if you think you can do it on your own, then there are alternative products you can use with great success.

Started out at 405.5 on 7/31/12. Then lost 156 lbs to get down to 249.5 by 7/31/13. In the past year I have put back on over 40 pounds and reached a high of 291.5. But I have recommitted myself and quickly took off ten pounds by 7/31/14. I am now trying to take off the weight I put back on, and then lose the rest of the weight I was originally trying to lose. ---- Starting weight / Low weight / Current Weight / Goal Weight
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