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Living life as a Type 1 Diabetic.

Journey into weight loss part two: Weight watchers

So I’ve figured I needed to take a decision. Do it on my own which hasn’t worked in all of my life or ask for help. So, ask for help I chose.

I was talking with my best friend yesterday and she convinced me. I signed up for weight watchers. I had been thinking about it for a while, but didn’t exactly what they were offering for a monthly cost. When Val (My best friend who coincidentally has the same name!) told me what it was about, I stepped in. The same night, I created an account and started my WW(Weight Watchers) plan.

I was AMAZED that even thought I wasn’t eating much, the things I did eat took all of my daily allowed points (And more!) but the shocker was this morning.

Out of my 32 daily points, my Slim Fast drink in the morning takes 11 of them. ELEVEN! For something that is supposed to help you lose weight, it whacks almost half of my daily points allowed! And I was wondering why I wasn’t losing any weight and sometimes even gained some every week. In fact, I’ve gained 4 lbs since last week. Huh. I thought this thing would help, but obviously, I need a better plan for my breakfasts now!

The great thing about Weight Watchers is that they give you tons of recipe and their points and it’s really easy to follow. So, all I’m seeing for my future is constant weight loss. But here are a few things I love about them as well:

  • Activity assessment;
  • You track what you eat;
  • Easy recipes with point trackers;
  • Exercice goals;
  • Work out and exercise videos and demos;
  • Science centre which explains you the basics of things;
  • Easy weight loss tools;
  • IPHONE APP. YES!;
  • great community;
  • Much more!

I have a good feeling about this. Now all I need to do is stay focused and also keep better track of my diabetes.

Do you know people who have been on Weight Watchers? What did they think?

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7 thoughts on “Journey into weight loss part two: Weight watchers

  1. I remember, years ago, watching an infomercial for a diet plan sold by Richard Simmons called “Deal-a-Meal”, and I told myself that this sounds a lot like a diabetes exchange diet! (Which I was on, it’s before moving on to carb counting). It’s not much different than this one: you’re allotted a certain number of servings of various kinds of food, and when you’ve used them all up (“dealt all of your meal cards”), you’re done for the day.

    I’d tend to think there’s a way to combine the diabetes diet and the WW diet so that you’ve only got one set of guidelines to follow instead of two. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to do both.

    Oh, and as a general rule, anything marketed as nutrition in “drinkable form” is likely high in carbs. Personally, I don’t find it at all satisfying either. Also, anything marketed as “light” or “lite” usually has more carbs than the regular form. After taking out the fat, they add sugar to compensate for the loss in taste.

    Good luck; I know this will be a challenge but you’re going in with the right attitude. I’m rooting for you.

    • Thanks for the tips Scott E!

      I’ve noticed that most of the negative remarks I’ve gotten about WW were from Type2 diabetics. Something about being able to eat all the fruits you wanted and not being good for you. Since I’m type 1 (As you know too) I can eat all the fruits I want, just need the insulin to go with it. I’m assuming it’s much more complicated for a type 2 as most of them are on medications!

      Also, I don’t eat WW food. I eat my own, just use their point tracking system. I like it so far, but we’ll see if it does anything in the coming weeks!

      • Karen Jackson on said:

        Diabetically Yours, was looking for you on ww website this morning. couldn’t find you. Wanted to connect, have now added both your blog and Scott’s as well. Looking forward to some discussions, thoughts and challenges.

        I am clouder62 on ww.

        see you soon.

        karen

  2. Hi Karen! I’ve found you on WW! Catch you soon! 🙂

  3. lovehatediabetes on said:

    Hey Valerie! One of my closest cousins did WW! She started after her 2nd child and has continued after her third. She really looks great. She loved doing it and always wanted to share the good news! It was a success for her! It will be a success for you too 🙂 Good luck!

    • That’s great to hear! Thanks for the support! So far I’ve only heard horror stories from WW old customers. But when there’s a will, there’s a way! And I’m REALLY motivated! So what you’ve said just put a grin on my face!

      Thanks!

      • lovehatediabetes on said:

        Good! I’m glad I can help. She seriously looked so great and she was happy doing it!

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