Weight Watchers

Tluvtigger
By Tluvtigger Latest Reply 2013-06-13 20:50:08 -0500
Started 2012-03-02 08:59:51 -0600

Hello Everyone. I have recently joined Weight Watchers, and in the last month I have lost 18 pounds, and very happy about it. With the WW plan, fruits and veggies are free, they do not have a point value. I know fruits are high in natural sugar so I try to eat more veggies than fruit. I am wondering if anyone is currently following the WW plan, and if you have any pointers on how I can follow WW, and keep my sugar down as well. I am on insulin, but not taking what I should because I feel it slows my weight loss. I know that might not be the answer, but I need to lose weight. I want to lose 80 more pounds. Any advise?


16 replies

CADebbie
CADebbie 2013-06-13 20:47:29 -0500 Report

I lost weight w WW. What I found when getting all the weight off was my image of myself was still heavy. I also was not comfortable with the loss. I was happier and felt better at a bit higher weight than they wanted. That was okay. I also lost an extra lb a week when added walking

Lizardfan
Lizardfan 2012-03-03 16:45:48 -0600 Report

Count me in the WW crowd too! I don't count carbs either, just follow the plan and eat according to what I know is right for me. I have lost 10.5lbs since Jan. on the plan and want to lose about ten or so more. I don't attend classes, I bought all the extra materials they offered and had everything I needed. I do keep a food diary and that keeps me accountable. And as someone mentioned, fruits are free but as with anything moderation is the key and after all it is how food is affected by your body that counts. I also exercise too, at least 5 usually 6 times a week. It is a big part of losing for me. Good luck everyone!

Bamberg
Bamberg 2012-03-02 20:09:29 -0600 Report

I've been doing Weight Watchers since being diagnosed. In just ove three months I have lost over 25 pounds and my blood sugar has fallen into the normal range. I stopped taking Metformin about 4 weeks ago. I had my blood drawn today for an A1C test. That will tell the tale.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-03-02 20:16:04 -0600 Report

Sounds like you are doing well with the weight loss. Does weight watchers have a diabetes program or do you have to know how to adapt it to your own needs?

Irish1951
Irish1951 2012-03-03 19:28:21 -0600 Report

I do attend meetings and unfortunately they don't really have a program designed for PWD's. There is a pamphlet they have but it is very general and basically says to check with your Dr. Ad I said I use the Weight Watcher recipes because most are in the 30 -40 carb range. I don't count carbs other than limit them per meal. As a T2 I don't have to worry about matching carbs to insulin. I limit my meals to 30 carbs for breakfast and lunch and 40-60 for dinner. I will have a mid morning and afternoon snack of about 15 carbs. This seems to keep my glucose reasons level throughout the day. My goal is from 150 to 170 carbs per day. This also has helped with the weight loss.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-03-03 19:36:53 -0600 Report

I'm T2, no medications. I don't count carbs either, but I eat about half the carbs that you do. Also, I'm gluten intolerant which complicates the wheat/barley/rye and whole grains approach. Was just curious, really, I've lost over 60 pounds since I was diagnosed.

Bamberg
Bamberg 2012-03-02 20:24:55 -0600 Report

I was familiar with the weight watchers program before I was diagnosed. The only changes I made were to use strictly whole grains and to cut out the treats that were built into the Weight Watchers program. It is an easy diet to follow. I use their online program so I don't go to meetings. I decided, when I was diagnosed, that losing weight would be the most important step. I don't count carbs. I just use the diet as is with the minor changes I mentioned.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-03-03 19:37:24 -0600 Report

I'm T2, no medications. I don't count carbs either, but I eat about half the carbs that you do. Also, I'm gluten intolerant which complicates the wheat/barley/rye and whole grains approach. Was just curious, really, I've lost over 60 pounds since I was diagnosed.

Irish1951
Irish1951 2012-03-02 10:05:22 -0600 Report

I am also a member of Weight Watchers and have been since before I was Dx. I have lost and gained but since being Dx I have been more conscious of the plan. We have to adapt the plan to our needs. Bananas being a good example. They are not free since they are high carb. You can fit them into your diet but the carb total is key. What is good is that Weight Watchers have change the program to include carve in their plan. What I have found is that their recipes in their books tend to be low in carbs. Most recipes for meals are in the 30-40 carb range. These are the meals I look for. It allows me to have a wide variety of meals and it doesn't get boring eating the same food day in and day out. I was diagnosed in Oct of 2010 and since Apr of 2011 I have lost a total of 48 lbs. My blood glucose has reflected this. My A1c has gone from 7.1 down to 5.7 and I expect that it will be around 5.4 at my next test. You do have to add the exercise to the plan but this also is encouraged by Weight Watchers. Keep up the good work it will pay off!!

Tluvtigger
Tluvtigger 2012-03-12 18:15:21 -0500 Report

WOW! Way to go!

Irish1951
Irish1951 2012-03-12 18:21:01 -0500 Report

Just an update ,Weight Watchers had called today to survey how we( my wife and I) were doing. Weight Watchers has a pilot program in Washington DC and Maryland that is geared and tailored for Diabetics. If it works it will be expanded to other areas of the country. Finally!!

ochibeachgirl
ochibeachgirl 2012-03-02 09:19:58 -0600 Report

diet alone is not effective - I can speak from experience. you need to incorporate regular exercise, start slowly and work up to a full day's worth of activities. I tried starting with just 5 minutes twice daily and made it up to 1 hr in the gym 3 x per week. unfortunately I have fallen off the exercise wagon and am struggling to get back on it!

Tluvtigger
Tluvtigger 2012-03-02 09:51:07 -0600 Report

Lets both try to make and keep an exercise goal this week and follow up during the week? :-)

ochibeachgirl
ochibeachgirl 2012-03-02 09:59:41 -0600 Report

getting started is the hardest part. my prob is I work 6 days a week, long hrs, and have lil energy after. Let's try to do even 5 min each day for a week and keep track of each other. inbox me if anything.

Tluvtigger
Tluvtigger 2012-03-02 09:48:40 -0600 Report

Oh yes! I have begun going to the gym. I have made it 2 days, and did 30 minutes each day on the treadmill with some hills, so my incline changes a little. I keep it at a low level, but my goal is to make it 3 times this week, and might even do some pool exercises.