Tuesday, September 04, 2007

should I quit going to meetings?

Weight Chart

It may seem to be a weird question for someone who has a blog with "Weight Watchers" right the name, but I have been thinking about giving up on the meetings. I am going to be commuting a long way to work and back for a while, and meetings would cut into my little remaining free time.

I could, theoretically, do Weight Watchers without the meetings -- I have all the stuff. In my experience, I haven't done a very good job of it on my own, but maybe I could try harder? I don't know. I am thinking about doing WW Online, or just waiting until I'm more settled.

Meetings are sometimes really great and sometimes I feel like I'm counting down the seconds. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.

This week's weigh-in was crummy, just like I knew it would be. I haven't been following the program very well so my results haven't been great. I don't know if I need to spend $11 a week to find that out.

I'm really not sure what to do at this point. I might try next week without a meeting and see how it goes.


  1. Hi

    I'm sorry your at a cross roads. I think you need to decide what's best for you and if you know you need the meetings then carry on, if it's really not helping then its obvious you need to change things. Go back to basics and stick to the program and be honest about what your consume and how much you burn off, you will be surprised how much you slip when you don't mean to. There are so many people here to support you if you need us so feel free to just ask.

    Hope things pick up soon
    Vics x

  2. I like the idea of waiting until you’re settled, but when I’ve done that in the past I always had a difficulty getting things back into routine.

    Personally, I prefer to do things on-line, but that’s me. I’m an introvert, and I find it easier to share when on the Internet. However, you might be the type that needs a more face-to-face, human experience. I don’t know.

  3. Jen! Congrats on your new job!!!! I hope it is everything you want.

    And you are selling your house... I didn't realize you were going through that now, too. It must be so tough right now. I can't imagine wanting to move in the housing market we have today.

    Okay-- on the meetings, here's my 2 cents. You are going to go through 2 very major life changes soon-- a new job and selling a house/moving. Those are life events that can sabotage even the strongest of souls, and a weekly WW meeting might be what you need to keep you maintaining your weight. Even if you aren't losing, you are maintaining. And life events like these can cause small gains that eventually are big gains. And then you are back to where you started, which I know you don't want to be.

    Maybe it's not the meetings you need, but find something else to keep you going and accountable. Whatever you do, take care of yourself and don't let your job or the house take over.

    And again, congratulations on the new job!

  4. You asked a question and I feel compelled to give my opinion. You were so close to reaching goal and being on my Weight Loss Hall of Fame listing on my (previous) blog, I still feel that you will make it. $11 a week plus travel is a lot of money, my suggestion, take it or leave it is give someone you trust the $11 a week with the proviso that they pay it back when you reach goal or when you stop trying to lose weight.

    You still need support, but going to a meeting when you have "only" (yes, only is relative) 5.6 pounds to go may not be necessary.

    Good luck, I'm still waiting to see you reach goal. You won't be first on the list but I'm hoping you'll be second.

  5. IMO the most favorable thing about Weight Watchers is learning how to do it on your own. Of course you can go it alone, and you can always return to meetings if you miss the group.

    It makes more sense to take care of yourself, and if you have limited free time, use it however you prefer. You don't have to attend meetings to continue making progress with the WW plan.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07