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(CNBC)   Weight Watchers 1Q profits shed 56%   (cnbc.com ) divider line
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2014-05-01 11:55:34 AM  
When you're worried about your bottom line you don't worry about your waist line
 
2014-05-01 11:59:45 AM  
If Weight Watchers is losing money, either they're doing their job too well for sustained profit or their model has been found lacking. Either way, I have no complaints.
 
2014-05-01 04:21:08 PM  
Did people finally figure out that their points counting was just abstract calorie counting?
 
2014-05-01 04:50:50 PM  
BeefMasterSlim.
 
2014-05-01 05:08:10 PM  
I guess they're not making much money slapping their name on stuff in the grocery store.  I like the portion sizes of some of those things, though they do have more competitors now in the small portion market.  And I lost my 80 pounds in the last year without paying for any club or doctor or pseudo-doctor.
 
2014-05-01 05:14:42 PM  
I know several women who have gone to meetings for DECADES. They never loose any visible amount of weight or they just keep getting bigger.

I think some of them use it as cheap therapy. They go when they feel down or stressed. Then they go back to their old habits.

I would love to open a Dunkin Donuts next to one and watch the profits roll in.
 
2014-05-01 05:51:17 PM  

Stunt_Cat: I know several women who have gone to meetings for DECADES. They never loose any visible amount of weight or they just keep getting bigger.

I think some of them use it as cheap therapy. They go when they feel down or stressed. Then they go back to their old habits.

I would love to open a Dunkin Donuts next to one and watch the profits roll in.


I want to own a strip mall with a weight watchers office, a froyo place, a bakery, and a curves.

/set for life
 
2014-05-01 06:17:31 PM  

Saborlas: If Weight Watchers is losing money, either they're doing their job too well for sustained profit or their model has been found lacking. Either way, I have no complaints.


They're not losing money. Look again, their PROFITS are down, but they are still profits
 
2014-05-01 06:53:35 PM  

El Dudereno: Stunt_Cat: I know several women who have gone to meetings for DECADES. They never loose any visible amount of weight or they just keep getting bigger.

I think some of them use it as cheap therapy. They go when they feel down or stressed. Then they go back to their old habits.

I would love to open a Dunkin Donuts next to one and watch the profits roll in.

I want to own a strip mall with a weight watchers office, a froyo place, a bakery, and a curves.

/set for life


You need a Fat Fat Fatty clothes store too
 
2014-05-01 08:34:43 PM  
Second paragraph:

The results weren't as bad as Wall Street expected, however, and the company raised its guidance for the year. Its stock rose 11 percent to $21.92 in after-hours trading.

Overzealous Fail tag.
 
2014-05-01 11:30:58 PM  

12349876: I guess they're not making much money slapping their name on stuff in the grocery store.  I like the portion sizes of some of those things, though they do have more competitors now in the small portion market.  And I lost my 80 pounds in the last year without paying for any club or doctor or pseudo-doctor.


Do you mind sharing your secret?
 
2014-05-01 11:52:29 PM  

Stunt_Cat: I know several women who have gone to meetings for DECADES. They never loose any visible amount of weight or they just keep getting bigger.

I think some of them use it as cheap therapy. They go when they feel down or stressed. Then they go back to their old habits.

I would love to open a Dunkin Donuts next to one and watch the profits roll in.


I see them next to chinese buffets all the time.
 
2014-05-02 12:10:32 AM  

Bagpiper's Underwear: 12349876: I guess they're not making much money slapping their name on stuff in the grocery store.  I like the portion sizes of some of those things, though they do have more competitors now in the small portion market.  And I lost my 80 pounds in the last year without paying for any club or doctor or pseudo-doctor.

Do you mind sharing your secret?


Number one thing before all this other stuff is be patient be positive make your habiatchanges gradual and don't sweat falling off of it once in a while.  The diet took a few months for me to work my way towards, exercise took several months to build up to something the government would recommend.

Food:
Less than 1500 calories 3-5 days a week (days I didn't eat out)
Relatively low carb sandwich bread sandwich for lunch, cans of beans/soup for dinner
Snacks in small packaging (lots of nuts, fresh fruit, still had some chips and cheese plus some chocolate ice cream and yogurt with some fake sugar in it)
Almost completely ditched sugary drinks, but had tons of fake sugar drinks (sucker for Mountain Dew Throwback, but cut it to can every 3 days)
Somewhat controlling portions while eating out while still having it as a treat
A 6oz steak and broccoli is so much better for you than a burger and fries

Excercise:
Mostly at home (no excuse to not do it)
Small apartment means jogging in place or incredibly slowly but I was focused on getting the heart rate up and not giving a damn about muscles or anything else
Started really slow with intervals and built up stamina (didn't want to be too sore to not want to do anything for 3 days - had that problem when I had a personal trainer)
Go to the beat of some good music (even though my heavy prog preference can be all over the place when it comes to the beat, that just makes it more fun to try to keep up)
 
2014-05-02 07:06:02 AM  

Bagpiper's Underwear: 12349876: I guess they're not making much money slapping their name on stuff in the grocery store.  I like the portion sizes of some of those things, though they do have more competitors now in the small portion market.  And I lost my 80 pounds in the last year without paying for any club or doctor or pseudo-doctor.

Do you mind sharing your secret?


Without checking the thread to see if 1234... responded I'll guess his secret includes eating healthy and exercising regularly.
 
2014-05-02 09:54:08 AM  
I lost 60 pounds 2 years ago using WW. It was very helpful and taught me a lot about proper portion size. I made "Lifetime" at Weight Watchers (hit goal and maintain it for 8 weeks) and then ended my relationship with them, having accomplished my goal.

I did not once attend a "meeting". I just showed up every week to get weighed. The accountability was very motivating and was a key factor.

Also a bonus, my company (at the time) offered a monthly 50 dollar "health & wellness" allowance to go toward a gym membership, and they agreed to let me use mine for the 45 dollar a month WW fee.

As one user said above...the meetings are sad. They are basically AA meetings for food addicts. I think the goal should be to free yourself from your food addiction (though I realize some are not able to do this without support)
 
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