Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 3

Read this on yahoo this morning, WW must be doing something right:

The best diet to lose weight on is Weight Watchers, according to weight-loss experts who rated the diets below for U.S. News. The Jenny Craig diet program and the Raw Food Diet come in close behind. Some other diets outperform these for fast weight loss, but long-term weight loss is more important for your health.

#1. Weight Watchers Diet
(3.8 out of 5.0)
This popular points-counting diet helps dieters drop pounds—and keep them off. In experts' ratings, Weight Watchers bested all other ranked diets for both short-term and long-term weight loss. But that doesn't guarantee it will work for everyone. Its average rating of "moderately effective" for long-term weight loss reflects the difficulty dieters have staying on the wagon, even when using the best weight-loss diet available.

I am going to keep at WW (I've been saying that since Feb.) and still trying to have my points in the low-carb range(not doing as well as I should on that.) But I do believe each person has to do what they think is best for their body no matter what program you choose it has to be for LONG TERM. What works for some might not work for others. I was wondering what "moderately effective for long term weight loss" means when people are figuring out what is a good diet and what isn't.

So on to Day 3 for all of us doing Summer Slimdown. I think on Monday's I will do a total week recap of my goals on the blog instead of trying to write them daily. I am keeping up with my goals and food in a notebook so even tho I am not posting everything here I am keeping myself accountable. What's everyone else doing? I would also like to post pics of what I eat but may have to do that with the cell phone since the camera is still not cooperating with my computer.


  1. That's great! I'm doing a weekly re-cap as well. It seems easier that way. :) I'm tracking all my stuff through then transferring the calories in/out and water for each day over to a weekly post.

    I've thought about doing WW, but the points thing kinda turns me off. I seem to do better with calorie counting. Like they say, not for everyone. But, I wish you the best of luck! Look forward to your Week One results. :)

  2. I've never done WW before but I hear fabulous things about it! I'm glad you find this program sustainable and great!

  3. I love Weight Watchers, but I always quit because it was too easy. Sabotage or what? I just joined again. I hope to be successful this time.
    Glad to meet you, I am a new follower.

  4. I've never done WW, but have also heard good things about it. We are all smart people and can do what's right but the points seem to add another layer of accountability which I know I need sometimes (a lot of times...). I will have a hodge podge of stuff on my blog about the challenge and what I'm eating but on weigh-in days, Mondays, I will post in relation to the calories, etc. As long as we are all supporting each other, we should be fine. Best of luck!

  5. I did WW and it was OK. I find more support here and also more accountability by sharing my story. I am glad u find it helpful for you. I know this summer is going to be the start of something awesome.

  6. I'm keeping track of everything in

    I lost 83 pounds before just making some healthy changes so I'm doing the same thing again and cutting out sugar and night time snacking, etc. Hopefully, I won't sabotage myself this time (even though last time it was really the fault of my dad's homemade oatmeal raisin cookies--they were the beginning of my downfall...)LOL

  7. Hey there! I LOVE Weight Watchers. I've been doing it since the end of February 2010. So, a little over a year and have lost 87 lbs. I could have lost more but there are some weeks when I just felt like eating crappy. I started to keep track of calories last week, but felt it was easier to keep doing the points. We all have to do what works for us.

    Good luck and I know we'll all do GREAT this summer :)

  8. I love Weight Watcher's! It is a great support system to keep you motivated and you feel like you have a great support system. It's an easy way to lose weight and still enjoy life. I've lost over 120 pounds and like you, battle emotional eating - I even wrote a blog post on it a few months ago. Would love to swap stories sometime. Stay focused, you can do this!!!! Best of luck!!!

  9. This is good to know! I would have to agree! I love WW, it works and helps you figure out how to eat well so it eventually just becomes second nature. Thumbs up.