Hi bella - thanks for stopping by
WW was great while it lasted. The problem I had was that once I ran out of steam I could never get back on track. I tried too - again and again. I would do good for a day and then be back to my old ways again for weeks.
My history actually goes something like this:
2003 - WW
2004 - SB
2004 - SB/WW
2005 - WW/Nothing
2006 - SB
I started SB for the first time in the middle of 2004. I think I just got frustrated because my loss stalled fairly early in, and I added too much too soon on Phase 2. I made the decision to try to incorporate both plans and that was were I failed on SB the first time. It works well on it's own - adding WW just complicated things way too much. In 2005 I was "on" WW but not really. Most of the time was spent eating willy-nilly and not paying attention. Again, I would try to stick with it but it just wasn't happening.
Now, since I re-started SB I have had NO problem at all staying on track and making good progress. My actual loss has been slow but the inches are melting off.
On WW I would have times where my loss was great but I never really lost much in the way of inches. I also had problems with the whole points system. I would starve myself almost all day and binge on pizza at night (a 6 cut all to myself
). Or I would spend my points on chocolate and sugary stuff, or boat loads of pasta. Now, they do have something that is similar to SB (no daily points, you just eat from certain food groups)- the problem is they still give you 35 weekly points to use on *anything*. That is a lot of points and it is very easy to use them on nothing but junk. Granted, you don't have to use them.....but that is easier said than done! All in all WW gave me too much license to eat horribly, and I really didn't feel like I could stick with counting points for the rest of my life.
Oh - and I never once stepped foot in a meeting. I was an online only member. I honestly wanted the online tools but could not afford the cost of that AND the cost of weekly meetings.
I don't know what it is exactly - but SB just works! Even if you fall off track it is easier to get back on and continue on your way. I consider SB to be my magic little weight loss pill
Whew - sorry for the long winded post! Hope I answered your question