Dear Weight Watchers,
I have been doing your programs since I was in high school. Unfortunately, I have always had weight issues but always found WW helpful in getting me back to my comfortable weight. It is worth knowing, I am 32 and was doing WW in high school in 2003/2004.
As time went on I still stuck with WW. It worked for me and I loved it. Online tracking was easy and kept me motivated.
The problem I had was once WW changed from Momentum/FlexPoints (i.e. Calories, Fat, Fiber), I tried losing weight with the other programs and didn’t have any success. I would call it my yearly WW donation – around $50 for the 3 month plan and I would try it every few months without success on the PointsPlus Plan. I then tried SmartPoints a few times without success and then also tried Freestyle a few times, also without success.
I went on eBay and got some old school Momentum/FlexPoints materials and I am now doing it on my own the old school way.
My hope and prayer this year, is that Weight Watchers (WW) gives us the opportunity to choose which tracking plan we want to be on.
Weight Watchers executives – not every plan works for every body. We all have different needs and what works for one person or even the majority, might not work for everyone. I ask that you give us the opportunity to sign up for WW and select which plan we want to track with while giving us the extra tools for Mind and Body.
I have endometriosis and recent research has proven my lifelong journey of low-fat high fiber being best due to estrogen issues. Anytime I eat something, even small amounts of fat, oil, etc. I gain weight and water up to 5 pounds overnight that never goes back down. I also have IBS and food intolerances. I can’t eat all the free fruits and veggies you give for the Freestyle program. I don’t like fish and there is only so much chicken one can eat. Plus, I have to eat eggs on a rotation, and usually only eat whites. Additionally, I am gluten and dairy intolerant. So a large majority of the Freestyle Zero point foods, I can’t eat. Then using the 27 per day, and having extremely high point values for everything is just undoable.
Thus, with over 15 years of doing the different WW systems and having only 1 work for me and it being the original one that I successfully used from 2004-2011 (before it changed to PP) – please give us this option. Thank you.
I am 5' 8" and my comfortable weight is 164. With the old WW I was always able to get back to that point.
My current situation:
Well, a doctor I had for 4 years [starting Aug. 2014] (and who I recently fired in November 2018) told me to eat a high fat diet (knowing what I told her, that I gain weight on high fat really fast and it doesn't go back down). She persisted and kept telling me to eat high fat and she said it is impossible to gain weight eating high fat foods. So I did. Well, a few months ago - weighing 220 pounds (my saddest and highest EVER) I fired her. Despite counting calories and eating high fat, my weight just kept going up and she kept telling me to eat high fat - even after weighing in at 220.
Now I am trying to do the old WW on my own and through an app that claims to be letting me do the old WW. I am not 100% confident in their calculations but they are either right or close (and I make sure to edit according to my manual WW Momentum/FlexPoints tools.
While I am thankfully down 4-8 pounds in 3 weeks depending on the day - Nothing would make me happier than to get help from real, legit, WW and get my comfortable weight back.
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