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Vikitoria Sat 12-Mar-16 11:38:05

Hi! I'm new to Mumsnet, so hello everyone! smile

I joined WW about 18 years ago to lose weight after my son was born, and am now a Lifetime Member! I reached my goal weight of 9st in 3 months losing 35lbs in total! I did lose a further stone but I was too thin and in reality I couldn't maintain that weight!!

I'm now 54 and since menopause my weight has gradually crept on and I'm struggling to lose about 7lbs! I know it doesn't sound a lot but I'm only 5'2" and 7lbs shows!!!

I don't know the new WW system at all and still use the old counting points method!

Is the new system any better?

I still find that writing EVERYTHING I eat or drink is the only way to diet, but as mentioned above I am finding it hard!!

Any tips welcomed!

Thanks
Viki smile

middlings Sat 12-Mar-16 11:49:09

I did old school ww in 2004 (used to call the points calculating slide rule my Fat Controller) and lost about 40lbs. Two children and 11 years later, I had about 18lb to lose. I rejoined (was also a lifetime member but I moved from Ireland to the Uk and it doesn't cross countries) and did pro points. They're much better as with old ww, the focus on sat fat meant you lost out in protein too. The app was really easy to manage and I lost the weight relatively easily. I actually lost about 25lbs in the end.

Then late last year they moved to smart points and did it REALLY badly. I had loads of data saved in the App and lOst it all. Also, frankly, it was too easy to earn exercise points (now called fit points) and if I'd used them all, I'd have ended up the size of a house!

If I were you, I'd stick with the way you know.

Pocketrocket31 Sat 12-Mar-16 11:50:27

New ww is crap, my situation is similar to yours, I went back to ww and gained on the new points, I'm doing a 1000 calories a day & 10k steps now, Just going to ww meetings to get weighed for motivation

Vikitoria Sat 12-Mar-16 18:58:55

From what I've seen/read, the new WW looks quite complicated! Think I will stick to what I know and write EVERYTHING down!!

poorpaws Sat 12-Mar-16 20:03:54

Hi Vikitoria (that is exactly what I call my daughter).

I lost weight with WW 4 years ago on pro points. The weight has crept back on as it does and I'm sticking with what I know. The smart points seem to concentrate on less sugar which is my downfall but I think I'd get very muddled if I started on smart points. I would say if you lost weight before you can easily do it again. I was a "write everything down type" until I got my fitbit at Christmas. I would really really recommend getting one it makes life so much easier.

poorpaws Sat 12-Mar-16 20:06:32

OH and come over to the WW 2016 thread and let us know how you are doing. There are loads of very supportive people on there especially if you hit a bad patch, I couldn't do this without them.

Vikitoria Sat 12-Mar-16 20:36:07

Ok! Will do! My husband calls me Vikitoria!!smile

MissMooMoo Sun 13-Mar-16 22:38:06

I have done points, propoints and smart points now.
Personally for me I LOVE smartpoints, finding it really easy and sometimes struggle to use all my daily points, I don't have a sweet tooth though and sugary treats are very high in points and I think that is where a lot of people struggle.
To the above poster about earning activity points.....you are not supposed to eat them on smart points! they are just there to motivate you.

If you really know a certain program well and have been successful on it then I would just stick with that to lose the 7 lbs. Goodluck!

Miffytastic Mon 21-Mar-16 09:46:10

Another SP fan here - I've done all different types of WW in the last 16 years... SP is good because it does reeducate your habits and palate with regard to having less sugar and more protein. I was resistant to this at first but I do eat better and feel fuller - and I am losing weight and finding it manageable in the long term smile

HumphreysCorner Tue 22-Mar-16 11:40:42

I too am a Gold Member with WW and was a helper for a year before having DS. I still have all my books, scales, pedometer and calculator so follow the old points from 7 years ago. 😃 I just write everything down and weigh absolutely everything. Started at the end of January having gained 2 stone and so far have lost 10lb and lots of inches. 😀

Lots of luck, you can do it! 😁

CharleyDavidson Wed 13-Jul-16 21:09:24

I've come on here particularly to see if there is anything on here about old/vintage points. I got to goal on Discovery and found that I could stick to my points really well. I found the weekly points really screwed with my head and I didn't like it. I lost far less in any given week on smart or propoints than I had on vintage points.

I have a new diary from amazon and am going to calculate the points I can have and get started as of tomorrow.

Bottomchops Wed 13-Jul-16 21:24:15

I find 1200 calories per day on My Fitness Pal reminds me of old ww and has the same effect.

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