WW meetings vs. Online meetings

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Nbuyt

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 07:58
Hey WW Friends - I want to start WW on Monday, Oct. 22 but I don't have time to attend the meetings. So, I think I'll give it a try on my own. Do you think this website would be helpful in place of attending WW meetings? How strong is the network of WW friends here? Would greatly appreciate your input.
theboev

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 10:52
I just started this website and it seems GREAT. But, I think that the in-person meetings are a big part of it. For me, I have to be accountable to someone at the scale. For some reason that keeps in "in line" more. But there are people who do it on-line perfectly. The keys are these: Eat all your points (if you get 24 points, don't think you'll lose faster only eating 20, your body will think you are starving it and slow your metabolism down), Drink your water, use both milks and your healthy oils (they make you feel full and you need healthy fats), keep your diet journal (VERY important) and MOVE MORE (it doesn't have to be a half marathon, you can walk stairs or use soup cans as weights). If the points side doesn't work for you, try Core. It's a little more in the planning area for the week but well worth it from a health stand point.
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GATORGAL

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 12:57
I lost 30 lbs on WW on-line. The key for me was finding a community support group on their site. I actually found one for my town/state. We even got together to socialize & share tips, successes, etc. once a month at local restaurants, parks, etc. Even if you can't find a local support group on the website you can still find one that you can relate to- your age group, mommies, etc. Check it out! I never liked the meetings b/c ones near me had people I couldn't relate to most of the time. I didn't want to hear other people whine & that seemed to be a weekly occurance. WinkIf you have discipline & are motivated, WW on-line rocks!Very Happy
palmetto...

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 15:42
I agree...there wasn't anyone at my meeting I could identify with, other than the fact we all worked in the same building. My group felt more like a divorce support group. I know stress, like going through a divorce, can lead to overeating but I just couldn't identify with their issues and we seemed to get off track.

You CAN be successful on-line or by yourself with various types of support in place. Don't let the fact that you can't go to meetings or you just don't want to go to meetings sabotage your efforts or be your excuse for not trying.

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MoonLite

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 18:56
I've not ever attended any WW meetings, but joining this site have found the support of others fantastic. I find that just weighing in each week, reading others journals and their messages of support is what helps keep me motivated.

The first couple of weeks were the hardest, but I found that once my graph started going down that it's made me more determined to keep going. I guess some people may feel they need face-to-face contact with a group, but certainly for me at the moment this is enough. Just watching others graphs go down, I find a great inspiration and just keep telling myself.. "Well, if they can do it... so can I".

Good luck to you though and remember that you won't be on your own because were all doing it too! Wink

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angelathomas

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Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 21:09
I absolutely need the accountability of the meetings. However, I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, so I have the leisure to go to tons of different meetings. I have been to plenty where I couldn't relate to the other people (my sister and I go together most of the time, so we have to bounce around to fit her schedule). I learned I don’t care for the meetings during the workday, as they seemed to be stay-at-home moms, and I just can’t relate to their issues. Weekend meetings are larger, and I’m very shy, I prefer a small group. One location seemed to be mostly seniors, another demographic I can’t relate to. It was interesting to attend so many different leaders meetings and see how they ran meetings differently, what I liked and what I didn’t like (I know it’s cute, but I don’t want to dance to celebrate my losses…(

I think you have to find a meeting that fits you, and if you don't like the one in your area, see if you can find another, or try another time (if they have others, we are lucky here that there are so many). I have found that the demographic from one city to another, from one time to another, and from one leader to another are different!

I think it can work on-line, but you have to make it work, you have to reach out for support and be accountable.
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