Weight Watchers 360 and Me Part Three

Weight Watchers 360

wwdisclosure

As some you know, I have been following the new Weight Watchers 360 plan for the past three months. Month number one went really well. I used the online tools to keep me on track with my eating and exercise. Month two was not so good. It seemed a bit too easy to stop tracking with no one holding me accountable.

Weight Watchers Shop
Lots to Buy at the Weight Watchers Store

For month three, I decide to try something different and actually go to a meeting. I must admit that I was a bit concerned that there might be a bunch of “blue-haired-old-ladies” at a midday meeting, but this was far from the case. The meeting participants were mostly women, I think there was one man, but they ages ranged from late thirties to up to about 70ish. At 10 on a Friday, this was a popular session with some 35+ people in attendance.

I know I don’t have a lot of weight to lose so I was also concerned about being judged for being “too skinny” to be at a meeting. This was also not the case. I felt very welcomed by the group and the meeting leader.

When you attend meetings, you are given a book to track your weight, notes, etc. There is a page for “bonus” stars that the leader gives out as little kudos for small successes like avoiding the ice cream at home or opting for something healthy when friends were making unhealthy choices at a restaurant. I got a sticker for announcing that this was my first Weight Watchers meeting ever. I felt like a kid in first grade with my little accomplishment chart, but it also felt nice to be recognized. I’m sure looking at the page as it slowly fills up with bonus stickers will feel good.

Weight Watchers Leader
Our meeting leader reviewing the tracking model

Anyway, when you attend your first two regular meetings, Weight Watchers also recommends that you stay for two Power Start Meetings. These meetings alternate each week. They are the heart of the 360 plan because they focus on places and routines and not just food. The “spaces” meeting suggests you make changes in your daily surroundings that can make you healthier. For example, I could sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair while writing. I have yet to try this, but I keep meaning too.

For routines, the goal is to figure out what you can change in your daily routine to keep on track. According to Weight Watchers the main focus for routines is to know what you are going to have for lunch. I think this is the meal that many people tend to “fly by the seat of their pants” and make unhealthy choices. I did find it a bit strange that this was the only focus for the “routines” meeting, but th exercise was interesting. We talked about how to build a healthier sandwich. Using the Weight Watchers point system, we took a typical 20 point sandwich down to more like 8-10 points.

Since I am a newbie, not that many people stayed for these sessions. There were only 4 of us each time. It was nice so I had the opportunity to ask the leader more questions. I think all leaders bring a success story with them. Our leader (let’s call her Jane), took three times to finally get on track and lose over 80 pounds and has kept it off for 3 years. She was extremely genuine and charismatic  I hear that is one reason why here meetings are more crowded.

Going to meetings really helped me to feel better supported and to not feel alone in my struggle. Again, I realize I do not have much to lose, but my main issue is my relationship with food. I am an emotional eater and a bit of a yo-yo dieter. Weight Watchers is helping me conquer these issues and it’s really nice to listen to others at meetings who are going through the same things.

I was given three months of the Weight Watchers 360 Online Membership for free. I decided to pay for the meetings membership myself. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Have you tried Weight Watchers lately? If not, you might want to give it a try.

Sharing is caring!

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Christy

    I’m so glad I came across your blog because I’ve really been trying to find ways to incorporate more fitness into my life. These past few years I find that I tire so easily, and gain weight easily. I don’t eat as healthy as I should and it really affects our overall wellbeing! Weight watchers may or may not be what I need, but this post really gave me the push to examine this aspect of my life a little bit more and take more action. Thanks so much for sharing

    Christy

  2. Elle

    I have been a lifetimer under my goal weight for many many years and love WW – the support is awesome.

  3. Jenna wood

    I’m surprised how many participants showed up that early! I think it’s great there is this support program built into Weight Watchers to help coach real life skills and nutrition smarts.

  4. it sounds like a really nice program, motivational and not judgemental. keep up the good work!

  5. Dede

    I’ve always heard that being part of the WW community is really encouraging. Glad to know you had a good experience.

  6. Amber Edwards

    I haven’t tried weight watcher, but my Mother-in-law just started. I’m excited to see how it helps her and see if it’s right for me.

  7. mel

    I lost 50 pounds with WW 10 years back and kept all of it off!

  8. Lena

    I have always been interested about the group meeting. Thank you for the insides

  9. Dawn

    Good luck on your weight loss journey. I haven’t tried Weight Watchers but I have heard good things from some friends who have.

  10. Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your website
    and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact loved
    account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing for your feeds and
    even I achievement you access persistently rapidly.

  11. building muscle

    I know this site gives quality dependent posts and additional data, is there any
    other web page which gives these things in quality?

  12. I love reading an article that will make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  13. Superb, what a weblog it is! This website provides helpful information to us, keep it up.

  14. ethiopian coffee

    Hello all, here every one is sharing these know-how, thus it’s
    fastidious to read this webpage, and I used to pay a visit this weblog daily.

  15. Anonymous

    Always remember to be extra careful with any toy costume parts that resemble bows and arrows or
    anything like a weapon. Having different ways to deal with the various problems is an important
    part of handling the situations. It deciphers: “He lists the disasters, that droughts, the storms, that fires, the encroaching seas that swallowed up so much of the land, your brutal war for what little sustenance remained.

  16. web page

    Next, take a spoon and scoop out the fleshy green ppart of the avocado from the sskin and plpace it into the puree or smoothie machine.

    Taking care of your skin is noot rocket science, just foplow these
    simple skin beauty tips and you are oon your way to healthy glowing more beautiful looking skin.
    For these reasons, mineral oil is a common ingredient in cosmetic and skin care preparations.

  17. I am in fact glad to read this web site posts which consists of tons of valuable data, thanks for providing such information.

  18. Most likely you are a fan of Entire world of Tanks, nowadays is the launch of the Globe of Tanks Hack 2.two with which you will make your sport much more exciting and exciting.
    As we know the aim of this sport is combating between two players which controls a tanks.
    Many thanks to our programmer who worked
    hard to make Planet of Tanks hack 2.2 with all
    these attributes and straightforward use. With this Planet of Tanks hack you can add endless
    quantities of Gold, Credits and Knowledge,
    but if you want you use our awesome characteristics of wallhack and speedhack and also top
    quality extender. This hack will make your gameplay 10x simpler and will make you benefit from all the high quality attributes such as fifty% a lot more credits and 50% much
    more experience per fight, and a thoroughly clean garage. That’s appropriate!

    All these attributes in a single system! What are you ready for
    ? Get this instrument and gear yourself up for huge battles!

  19. I really like what you guys arre up too. This sort of clever work and exposure!

    Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve added you guys to
    my personal blogroll.

  20. Jeannette

    That is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  21. Water is your organic cleaner so you should always be effectively moisturized.
    And a proficient plastic surgeon with a lot of experience,
    can take that even further. There is no question that how you look has an impact in the workplace.

  22. Alex

    Love your website, is this the default theme or a custom one?

  23. If your visitor clicks on the ad, the visitor has to buy the product through Clickbank for you to
    get paid. Chances are you’ll in all probability be supplied a wordpress theme
    that simplifies the method. Separate your website from the hundreds
    of other competitor’s CPA practice websites by providing users
    with valuable information in a simple format that is easy to use.

  24. In the Midwest, anyone who had a few hundred square feet
    of available space would buy or lease a handful of games and start their own neighborhood arcade.
    Whatever the case, there are simply plenty of great video games that actively mislead
    and repulse would-be players. They had started with the typically lumpy surfaces created by irreducible process variations.

  25. Another useful outlet is to join a forum where you can ask
    question and gather information on certain RV from those
    that already own the particular motorhome. Nowadays, these super coolers are used for both
    commercial and domestic purpose. Another important application of second law of thermodynamics is found in refrigerators and heat pumps, which are based
    on the principle of reversed Carnot cycle or reversed Carnot theorem.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.