Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-09-10, 03:37 PM   #1
Watching and waiting.
Thread Starter
jethro56's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mattoon,Ill
Bikes: Trek 7300 Giant Sedona E-Bike Trek Madone 4.5 Surly Cross Check
Posts: 1,986
What is weight watchers?

What do you get for your money? It must be lucrative or the airways wouldn't be full of their commercials.
jethro56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-10, 03:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,325
myrridin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-10, 05:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: 2009 Fuji Newest 1.0, 2011 Trek 3900 Disc MTB
Posts: 1,266
The plan isnt what you're really paying for though. Sure the plan is a good idea, and their idea generally works from a technical standpoint. What youre paying for is a group of like minded folks with the same goals as yours who will act as a positive reinforcement and sounding board. More importantly though, it relies on peer pressure. It uses the idea that you probably have all of the negative peer pressure about food you can take. The group meetings provide you with positive peer pressure. You have a weigh in each week, and you want to be able to brag to them how well youre doing.
TechKnowGN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-10, 07:56 PM   #4
Starting over
CraigB's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1500; 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin; 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105; 2012 Catrike Trail
Posts: 4,081
As much as I get out of the meetings, and the accountability aspect of it, I wouldn't belong if they didn't have their online tools. They make it all worth it to me. Everything from point tracking to a database with points already calculated for hundreds and hundreds of foods, to searchable recipes. They even let you enter your own recipes and get point calculations, plus a feature where you can enter three ingredients and it makes suggestions for what you can make with them.
CraigB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-10, 11:40 AM   #5
Born Again Pagan
irclean's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Bikes: Schwinn hybrid, Raleigh MTB
Posts: 2,242
My wife has enjoyed success with the WW program, and she attends her weekly meetings religiously. She also purchased a membership "block" of a number of months (I don't recall how many) and it was cheaper than the monthly/weekly fees. She would never classify herself as gregarious, but having a group of like-minded people with similar goals makes meeting and relating with new people much easier, even for a shy person.

Of course there are support groups out there that have no membership fees; Overeaters Anonymous comes to mind: Having said that I agree with CraigB's take on WW and the inherent value of their resources.
irclean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-10, 06:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
rthomse's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lansdale,Pa
Bikes: Cannondale R1000- IronHorse MTB
Posts: 240
weight watchers is a balanced diet program. It's being revamped and a newer points program is being introduced 12/10. That being said it works if you follow it.
rthomse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-10, 07:18 PM   #7
Jerry in So IL
Rabbit Habbit!
Jerry in So IL's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Johnston City, IL
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus 08
Posts: 458
I really like WW. I'm back after a year absent. And like it was said earlier, the etools are great.

Jerry in So IL is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:34 AM.