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WORLDSERIES11 SparkPoints: (179,218)
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6/14/12 4:55 P


in So. Calif.

When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
--C. S. Lewis

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,706
6/14/12 3:28 P

i do both, my husband made me a chart so we log all our food on it, also do sparkpeople for the recipes and exercises. really like sparkpeople dvd's and other exercises on sparkpeople.

MAMAWALMART SparkPoints: (0)
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6/12/12 8:39 P

SparkPeople no contest

Keep Smiling
I'm not as good as I want to be, But I'm better than I use to be.
3 Steps forward and 1 step back, still keeps you going forward.
Rescue an animal and you will get all the love.
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W5VEOTX Posts: 1,980
6/12/12 8:36 P


DOLLY007 SparkPoints: (3,337)
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6/12/12 9:45 A

I have done both. I really like the "Free" feature of SP. The points are handy, though, when you are in a hurry for a meal.

LISAV77 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/12/12 9:08 A

I did well on WW, but it's expensive. I'm new to SP, but I like the SP website better and it's free, something really important for me on a one-income budget. So far what I've seen on SP seems to far outweigh paying for WW. I like calorie-counting better than points because it's what I'm used to (WW did the calorie counts back in the 80's and a friend taught me to do that while she was going). There are some impressive weight losses here, though, so the jury's still out for me! But I'm definately leaning toward SP!

DZDAZR2BGR8T SparkPoints: (0)
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6/11/12 8:42 P

I've done both-with WW it's nice because it's points and I really didn't have to think, but with Spark, I've had to work at planning more, but the support, even it it is virtual, is so much more comprehensive than WW... emoticon

Day by Day, Step by Step...Each weight I lift, each step I take brings me closer to the person I know I am meant to be...
FISHGUT3 Posts: 8,386
6/11/12 2:20 P


HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (106,078)
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6/11/12 2:18 P


TESSANGEL1 SparkPoints: (6,624)
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6/11/12 2:15 P

I like SP, more info and more connection

MRSG942011 Posts: 292
6/11/12 1:30 P

SP. Way better website, FREE, and focused more on nutrition. I love the graphics and reports of your ratios and calorie burn.

MITAYO SparkPoints: (0)
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6/7/12 8:36 P

Hi, I was on ww. I liked it but I always felt so alone. I love SP so far. Though I just started :P
By the way, I really admire all the weight loss goals that people are acheiving. I really hope Im as successful

HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (106,078)
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6/7/12 11:18 A


SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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6/4/12 7:32 A

I am a WW life member, but I always make sure my total points are "within a calorie range" so in a sense I do both. I like the concept of a live meeting with a live weigh in and I feel that is the main advantage that WW can give. If you are doing both online, than I am sure I would like SP better since there are more tools and good ways to connect) in my opinion.

SASSYLJB SparkPoints: (63,601)
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6/3/12 10:18 A

I think it is a personal choice, I have done both, but honestly, I have had better luck here on Spark!

sassy aka Lori
Do or Do not There is NO Try
My Race My Pace
I run to burn off the crazy!
So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day,
To live, would be an awfully big adventure.
MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
6/2/12 5:32 P

Both work; it really is a matter of personal choice and being true to oneself and following through with the program

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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6/2/12 8:39 A

Both. Sparkpeople is a great site. You can talk to people online. At WW you can learn to lose weight with friends you have at the meetings and can comingle with them in person. Try anything to help you to lose the weight.

KEELY128 SparkPoints: (280,438)
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6/1/12 7:37 P

I have done both and both were a great thing for me.

MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
6/1/12 7:18 P

Both work; it is really up to each and every one of us!

MOBOLA1 SparkPoints: (10,812)
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6/1/12 5:28 A


JESCOBEDO8 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/1/12 1:20 A

Spark People!

MAMAWALMART SparkPoints: (0)
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6/1/12 12:22 A


Keep Smiling
I'm not as good as I want to be, But I'm better than I use to be.
3 Steps forward and 1 step back, still keeps you going forward.
Rescue an animal and you will get all the love.
Iheartradio co-leader
MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
5/31/12 5:23 P

Both work only if you do your part!

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (288,004)
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5/31/12 1:44 A


BESCATS SparkPoints: (218,807)
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5/30/12 6:42 P


If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!
5/30/12 1:17 P

sparkpeople is free and more thorough

JORDANIE25 SparkPoints: (8,086)
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5/30/12 12:32 P

Just left weight watchers online to join spark people. Spark people is my preference, free is good but the resources on spark people are much for valuable, weight watchers online really online has the points and exercise tracker, no health education, spark pages, points, blogs, recipes, etc. Spark people is much more motivating and exciting to me.

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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5/30/12 12:23 P


ALBAUGHMO Posts: 2,819
5/11/12 3:46 A


MRSCLARK Posts: 590
5/10/12 9:44 P


one bite at a time
ALBAUGHMO Posts: 2,819
5/9/12 4:29 A


LMCUSA SparkPoints: (0)
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5/8/12 11:31 P


Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
CJBIRDJO SparkPoints: (0)
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5/8/12 10:29 P

I have done both before. I am currently using both. I'm finding it much easier to stay within range, and to be where I need to be. I'm WW online, so I don't go to meetings, due to time limitations and work schedules.

CJSARGENT1 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/8/12 8:13 P


Change is good so get over it and move on
DOLLFACEDX SparkPoints: (142,917)
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5/8/12 7:38 P

DELBIZZ Posts: 70
5/8/12 6:31 P

I like SP the best...I was talking more about the dieting/eating part between the two

7 days without laughter makes one weak.
LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (54,123)
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5/8/12 6:13 P

Sparkpeople emoticon

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You are MORE than the Number on a scale
MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
5/8/12 3:48 P

Both programs work; it's really all about the individual's commitment to the program

5/8/12 3:38 P

emoticon BUT if other programs help you, with in person support or ideas or recipes, etc I say go for it. I will stress this is a lifestyle change and I credit SP for giving me that! Also, make sure you eat up to your in your range...that maybe why you are not losing as fast!
Best of luck!

DIETER27 Posts: 7,024
5/8/12 11:30 A

I enjoy both. I find the support in both places so i would say use the both!

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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5/8/12 10:56 A

The difference of the two is that Weight Watchers is a place where you can go to and meet people in a meeting. SP you can make friends online. I enjoy both. Use them both!

DELBIZZ Posts: 70
5/8/12 7:48 A

First off...I love SP....I was just wondering if others do WW instead of using the range system SP does. I have been losing weight with SP, but I think I was losing faster with WW point system...I stay in my ranges and if anything I am below so at times it can be frustrating...anyhow I was seeing what others thought...thanks

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