WW At Home - anyone doing ww online? new, and wondering

12-20-2010, 03:32 PM
Hello all, I have been peeking around here, and was thinking of trying ww online. Has anyone found success doing this, instead of meetings?
I found a site where I could join ww online for 3 months at $59.98.
I also seen a at home kit for either $100 or $130.( I looked for coupons but couldn't find any). Im not sure which way to go. online, or a at home kit. I figured if I get the at home kit, I can visit here for motivation, and support.
I have found everyone's weight loss on here very inspirational, and I hope very much that it works for me too, as I have gained sooo much weight, and I am so miserable and unhappy!

Thanks for any help.

12-27-2010, 02:13 PM
since the program changed, I am starting off with the online membership. It is nice because it easier to look up stuff than searching through the books and calculator. But I have purchased the books (once you are a member online you can purchase the books and stuff). Once my three month membership is over I am going to go back to doing it at home with the books.

12-28-2010, 01:03 PM
congrats on your weight loss, you have done this through ww?
Yes, I just realized that ww has changed, maybe online to get the basics, then purchase the books as well, them do it at home would be a good idea.

12-28-2010, 01:06 PM
I do WW online and I LOVE it! It is very nice to have the E-tools right there, plus I have the WW/e-tools app on my I-Pod touch so I can calculate points and track while I am away from my computer as well. Very convenient.

12-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I also joined WW online for 3 months to get the books. I wasn't sure about the calculator. Are you finding it helpful in figuring out point? I may end my membership when the 3 months are up. Although I find it nice to keep track of everything. I thought about going to meetings, but $39.35 a mo compared to $17.95 a mo online is a little steep. However, I enjoy using the 3tools and is worth what I pay to have it. So I know I'll continue doing WW at home and probably keep it after 3 mos online membership is up.

I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and 3fc WW threads has been very helpful in my making the decision to stop low carb and to go back to WW. So I hope we can get a WW at home group going to encourage each other.

12-28-2010, 01:16 PM
I think a WW at home support group thread sounds like a great idea!!

12-28-2010, 02:56 PM
I did ww online and lost 40 lbs a few years back. I'm back at it now. Meetings just aren't for me. Not at this stage of my life anyway.

12-28-2010, 06:24 PM
I've been using the etools since Dec 1st and am down 6 lbs so far. I like tracking online and the program is working better for me than calorie counting. I don't attend any meetings.

12-28-2010, 06:43 PM
I'm getting ready to start WW at home in a couple weeks and I think a support group would be great!

12-28-2010, 08:14 PM
I have lost my weight with ww I love it because you can still eat some of what you want you just have to plan and portion control. I have never gone to meeting...just was not me.

12-29-2010, 11:06 AM
I am thinking about joining online as well and would love to see a thread for at home, I have been following South Beach but I think I need help with my portions and I think this new WW will fit perfectly together

01-01-2011, 03:09 PM
I am just starting back to WW online with the Simply Filling Technique. Trying to find all the help and support I can. Knowledge is power!

I like the online tracker when unsure of points. I also log in my written one. Something about that number makes you think. I just can't get myself to count everything, that is why I do the SFT.

01-01-2011, 06:47 PM
good luck to you all

01-01-2011, 07:34 PM
ok... so reading yalls posts has convinced me to do it online and at home. I was afraid I wouldn't have any success if I did it by myself. But you all have encouraged me.

01-01-2011, 07:37 PM
you all are not alone. WW is WW either on line or at meetings.

01-02-2011, 08:53 PM
I have been doing WW on-line since 10/12/10 and have been able to lose 32 pounds so far. My 20 year old daughter also started and has lost 17 pounds (she didn't have much to lose unlike me!) Believe me, I have tried just about every diet known to man and I have found WW to be the easiest to stay with because I have not felt deprived. Good Luck!

01-02-2011, 09:10 PM
I don't get it. I don't get it. I've been doing it also since End of october and ONLY lost 7 pounds. Lot of work for so little pounds but, it's better then not trying to get it off at all.

32.. :?::?::?::jig:

01-02-2011, 09:16 PM
i started the online a few days ago. today started my first 'real' week, so i'm trying to do it right. although, i've already used some of my weekly points. today was not a great day for planning food, so the rest of the week should be better. i had an apple, ate out and had 1 wood-fired pizza that had a paper thin whole wheat crust, a few thin pepperoni pieces, a few small chicken squares, a few pieces of black olives and pineapple. the rest were just veggies. however the cheese was whole milk mozzarella. this 10 inch pizza with some cheese dip was my entire daily points. i had a coffee with baileys with some weekly points. it all added up to under 1600 calories, so i may not be able to sustain that low of calories. it does make you eat more vegetables. i'm not hungry now, but if i was, i'd have to find something 'free'.

01-02-2011, 09:25 PM
that would be where your fruit comes in and more veggies for the freebies. Drink more water.

01-02-2011, 09:55 PM
I started the SFT on the first, signed up online checked out the site. If your following points then its great but if you are doing Sft then to me it is not worth the money. I already had the older Sft books i got cheap off ebay and will just print out the few changes that where made.

I did the free 7 day look see, I looked then canceled. This could easily be done at home. The main thing is learning not to over eat, and that is what I am doing now. I think I found an up dated free online points plus counter and will use that for looking up the points for my weekly points and Ap's if I need to use them.

I do like the free fruits and lite bread. If you get a chance go read the ww forum on there site. you dont have to be a member to read or post. You can pretty much figure out whats what and find links to the Pf food list. I have found them very nice and helpful.

01-02-2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks everyone for all the info. And I think this support thread is a great idea!
So, currently with the new program, fruits and veggies are free? no point counting for these at all?

01-02-2011, 10:16 PM
fruit is free but not all veggies are free. i think there is a printable list of free 'power foods.' so far, i think ww online is easier than it was several years ago. putting in the activity points are easier. and of course they have certain things already set up if you do them.

01-02-2011, 10:23 PM
I have the dining out book and the food companion books if someone wants then who may not have access to them

They may also be online for sale at the sit but I didn't look for them there.

I never use them

01-02-2011, 10:51 PM
how are points counted say, if you are eating out? Would you track the points online when you come home? That confuses me. I had the paper slide point tracker, when I ate out, or was having lunch at work. Maybe I could still use the paper tracker? (sorry, not sure what the proper name is for this!)

01-02-2011, 11:19 PM
This site is a great source or support

01-03-2011, 09:11 AM
I am doing WW online, meetings are not for me - the plan is easy to followand writing everything down really helps. The free fruit and veg are great in the new points system - lovely to be able to have a banana when peckish. The worst scenario for me is to feel hungry outside meal times as this kick starts bingeing -don't seem to have much of this with the WW plan - alsoyou can swap points for exercise

01-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Hi! I have been doing ww online since 12/27/09 and have lost over 50#!!! I love having access to all the online tools. I later (june) started to attend meetings as well!

Good luck to everyone!!!!!

01-07-2011, 08:13 AM
I plan on doing the at home. I don't like the idea of the meetings, as helpful as they may be to some. I don't have the new plan yet, but have everything for the old plan. I have been debateing whether to spend the cash on the stuff for the new plan. I like the idea of free fruit, but the thought to spending more cash on anything right now is more than I can think of at the moment. I may just suck it up and go get the books and calulators.

jessy 49
01-22-2011, 10:14 AM
how are points counted say, if you are eating out? Would you track the points online when you come home? That confuses me. I had the paper slide point tracker, when I ate out, or was having lunch at work. Maybe I could still use the paper tracker? (sorry, not sure what the proper name is for this!)

Yes, you would track online when you got home. The point values are different now with the new PointsPlus program. The paper slide thingy (don't know the name either :) ) is for the old plan. New plan does not track calories at all -- carbohydrates instead. (plus protein, fat and fiber). Fruit and veg are mostly free but points+ counts for higher carb foods (bread, etc) are higher.

01-23-2011, 06:54 PM
ok, well I'm jumping in here now too. I was going to join online or at a meeting and start the points plus but then I looked at all the old material I had, which is only a couple of years old and remembered very clearly that the regular points program worked just fine for me. So on Jan 4th I started. I chose a Monday as my weigh-in day at home (because that way I would have to be more accountable over the weekend) and since the 4th I've lost 14lbs. I'm really pleased with that. It's not BL numbers, but I don't care - I've gone from the 260's through the 250's and now I'm in the 240's and I say HOT DAMN!
I think the most important thing for me is recognize that in order to be successful you have to change everything about the way you eat. You can't fit only part of the program in to your life and then expect full results - that's just plain denial. You may have to get a little and I mean a little - not famished - hungry from time to time as you're waiting for your next meal. Don't you agree that it's because we never let ourselves get hungry ever and we allowed ourselves to rationalize eating more than we needed to - be it larger portions, or just more often - is what got us where we are in the first place. I'm not sure when my behaviour changed, it must have been really slowly because last year I could easily have eaten at McD's several times a week as well as pizza or another dinner out. That's crazy - you can't replace healthy quality food with crap and expect to be thin fit and healthy. That's not going to happen.
Sorry - this is turning out to be a rant, and that's not what I wanted. I just want to support people and be supported. This is all very important to all of us, but we need to be honest with ourselves and with each other - or what's the point.

01-23-2011, 07:26 PM
Hi everyone!
I am brand new to Weight watchers and this is the first diet plan I have ever tried. I am sick and tired of being fat, and need help. I am hoping I picked the right thing. Any information, stories, support etc would be very much appreciated.
I am also wondering are there food print outs on the WW website that I am missing? I can't find much relevant info other than the calculator to make choices and I need ideas!

01-23-2011, 08:33 PM
hi, glad you are making a change! what kind of food things are you looking for? recipes? meal ideas? browse the 'food' tab. or type what you are looking for in the search box. the results will show you if they are found on the food tab or the activity tab, etc.

01-23-2011, 08:35 PM
I lost the majority of my weight with WW Online :) just keep coming here for additional support!

01-26-2011, 06:46 PM
Hey! I'm new to this forum and WW, but not weight loss:) Do you guys use the forums on ww.com? I tried going on to them, but I found them really un-user friendly! That is why I decided to join this forum instead;)

If anyone has forums they like on WW, I'd love to hear which ones!

01-26-2011, 07:52 PM
Hey! I'm new to this forum and WW, but not weight loss:) Do you guys use the forums on ww.com? I tried going on to them, but I found them really un-user friendly! That is why I decided to join this forum instead;)

If anyone has forums they like on WW, I'd love to hear which ones!

i didn't like the real forum either. I didn't like that you don't get informed and if you don't remember the topic you chatted in, you can't find it but then you have to go to your profile. It's a real annoying site I tell ya.

01-29-2011, 07:03 PM
I don't much care for WW forum either. I just joined WW online on 1/19 and so far, have not lost any weight. I was so disappointed after my 1st weigh-in that I said the heck with it last week. Now, I have re-grouped and am getting back on plan tomorrow. I'll bet after a week of overeating, I'm likely to be traumatized by the weigh in tomorrow morning. I need to lose 25 lbs.
Five years ago I lost 24 lbs easily doing WW online, but now it's harder to lose.....

Tytbody, are you also a VF member under the same name?

01-30-2011, 04:19 PM
Yes, that's me. I gotta find myself so I use the same name .lol

02-03-2011, 04:00 AM
I also do WW online and I think it's fabulous. The recipes are also plentiful. In addition, Points-plus (new version) is pretty great. Fruits are free (yay).