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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today I am visiting family. This person, who is not directly related, was espousing how WW was superior to calorie counting. This was after a discussion about making chocolate covered strawberries for mother's day.
My contention is this-counting points is just another version of calorie counting. It's proprietary to a company. It's calories inputted into a formula to arrive at a number that means nothing.
There is nothing wrong with counting points if that's what a person chooses to do. However there's nothing wrong with counting calories either. I happen to be doing it this way in order to see how much carbs, protein, and fat I'm eating. Can't see that when I'm counting points.
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I had to just walk away from this conversation. Because I'm not where I want to be and this person has been a WW member for years and is a receptionist for them and she is at our near her ideal weight, I didn't feel comfortable. I hope to one day proudly state that I am at goal and spark people helped get me there.
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    You will! You did wise by just moving on!
    2091 days ago
    I know what you mean, we all have to find our own way. Its not OK to say there is one superior method. The problem I have with WW and other programs is that best practices only work long term if they are second nature. I know that I wont consistently track my calories ---or points ...or eat out of containers...or what ever else-- forever, so I try to avoid portion distortion and eat only nutrient dense foods. This is something that is comfortable for me, I know that if I am tracking calories I obsess over the numbers. So for me, eyeballing my plate and making sure it contains a safe portion of slow carbs, lots of veggies and some protein, I can be confident I am doing well for myself. I don't need to worry if I tracked it because its always the same.

    I think you were right to just let it go, with WW lady she was obviously selling the idea and probably wouldn't have backed down even if you were at goal and maintaining.
    2095 days ago
  • DWORB415
    Find what works best for you and stick with it. Try not to let others bring you down! It's your life, not theirs!
    2096 days ago
    I do not see why people cannot let other people live their own lives. I think it is OK for people to share their journey but please do not impose it on me. You live your life and I will live my life. Carebear, do enjoy the journey you are on. emoticon
    2096 days ago
    WW may have worked for her, but WW didn't always count Points. That's the latest and most profitable program they have used, and all of them worked. There are a million "diets" out there and all of them have their successes. People are all different, and I'm glad there is something for everyone.
    2096 days ago
    I agree that each person must decide what works for them and you definitely showed class in how you handled it.
    2097 days ago
    It's only natural for people to think that what worked for them will work for everyone, but it's simply not true. And it's REALLY frustrating when you're still a work in progress. Everyone seems to think you want their opinions!
    2097 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    We each need to do what works for us. The bottom line is to burn more calories than we eat.
    2097 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Good for you to walk away. You are so right that it is important to know the fat, carbs, sodium etc of the food we eat. That is the part that makes it a lifestyle change not just another diet!
    All the best to you on the Sizzling Summer Challenge--LEMON Team!
    Phyllis in Indiana~~
    2097 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    To each it's own. What works for one will not necessarily work for all. You CAN do it!
    2097 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12458719
    You are smart and wise to react the way you did. Good for you. emoticon
    2097 days ago
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