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I don't know much about weight watchers, other than you pay until you hit your goal and then you have to maintain a certain +/- margin or you have to pay again (assuming that's correct). I've heard too many stories about people that end up dishing out more money then they'd ever imagine b/c they never hit their goal. I was recently in Va Beach and was talking to my SIL that's been doing WW for 2 years. By the end of our conversation I had her upset with me, which is shocking b/c I've been known to piss off people from the start of a conversation.
Anyway the converstaion went something like this.
her: I'm trying to lose like 10-15 more pounds.
me: How long have you been doing WW?
her: 2 years
me: How much weight have you lost?
her: 20 pounds... well 20 then I gained back 5 so 15, the problem was that I broke my (shoulder I think) and I couldn't workout for a month (or so)
me: wait... you're going to WW for the diet part and to lose weight. You quit going to the gym and gain back 5 pounds WHILE STILL GOING TO WEIGHT WATCHERS??? It sounds to me like the diet's not working. Sounds like the only reason why you've lost weight is b/c you go to the gym 3-4 days a week (with a personal trainer), b/c when you stopped the weight comes back. Besides that If I had to pay someone, or a company like weight watchers to lose only 15 pounds in a 2 year period WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF GOING TO THE GYM I'd be pissed!
her: 15 pounds isn't bad.
me: when you're having to pay to do it and it takes 2 years, that's very bad. Why do you keep going and spending your money?
her: I do it for the support group.
me: At that point I told her about FitDay, how's it's free and all the support that the forums have to offer. I told her about some of the MANY successes here.
her: she rolls her eyes and said that she's happy with WW.
me: no problem, I just figured that it's taken you 2 years to lose 15 pounds, you want to lose another 10-15 to hit your goal weight. How many years are you willing to wait and how much are you willing to pay to lose 25-30 pounds? So basically weight watches is a program that you continue to pay for as long as it's NOT working for you? That's an interesting concept.