Question: How do you tell which entry in the WW database is correct? You used to be able to distinguish between WW-verified and member-entered information. For instance, I looked up Oroweat whole wheat Sandwich thins and one entry has 3 points and the other 4 points. How do I know which is correct? I actually got up and used the bar code scanner and found 4 was correct, but why have a food database that is not correct??
~Pam~ ***Aloft*** 1/27/13
If I give up now, I'll soon be back where I started and where I started was desperately wishing I could be where I am today.
I'm feeling frustrated this morning. I switched to green right after the first of the year for some additional accountability and I did pretty well at first. Now I'm just not losing. I stayed the same last week and I just got on the scale to sneak a peak at my weight before my official weigh in at my meeting tomorrow and I've gained a lb!!! I've earned a blue dot on my WW app every day for the past two weeks with the exception of one day early last week. I'm beginning to wonder if I made the right choice. :-(
I just don't know what it is about Hoosiers but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there. --Kurt Vonnegut
My sad conclusion is that as someone in maintenance, all of the plans result in too many calories for me, even Green, which has the fewest free options. The only way I can maintain my goal weight is by counting calories. I was flipping back and forth between the Green plan and calorie counting for awhile, but I would gain weight on WW and then have to switch back to calorie counting to lose those extra pounds. I might try WW again at some point, but it’s not working for me right now either—and I never cheat.
We all know WW doesn't work for everyone and I'm sorry it didn't work for you in maintenance.So far I have been under goal for 3 years while on WW and green seems to be the only plan working for me.That's why there is no one diet that fits all.Good luck in staying at goal counting calories.Sadly counting calories never worked for me.Thank goodness we are all different.
jbird, Sorry it hasn't worked out for you, good to hear that calorie counting does work for you. I went to calorie counting when Free Style frustrated me. I am now tracking on Green and doing okay but if I have problems I'll go back to calorie counting.
I hit a frustration point with either WW or calorie counting, and when I hit that point, I switch over. I’ve been alternating for several years. But what’s keeping me in calorie counting mode longer this time is I start my day at 5 p.m. I know some people call this reverse tracking on WW. It seems easier for me to do it this way for whatever reason.