Tracking with SP vs WW
Friday, July 03, 2015
Well, here I am years after finding Spark People. More overweight than ever in my life. It is NOT the fault of this website. I have found friends, support, good advice and many tools to keep me on track.
I have faultered. Lost and gained. I let life get in the way of losing the extra weight.
However, I feel as long as I am trying I will be successful some day.
My sister-in-law joined WW this week and I went with her. It was the first diet program I went on. I was 16 when I started. I would be thrilled to be the weight I was when I joined WW nearly 50 years ago. I was curious to see what changes they have made.
I was worried about the calories they assigned me. However, it is the high end of what SP allows me. They do give you five fruits a day for 0 points. I seldom eat fruit because I don’t want to use all the calories. I tend to stay at the low end of my range when I’m being “good”. I decided this week to eat all the fruit they suggested. The only problem is that it is very expensive to eat so much fruit daily.
I also have been double tracking this week. I put calories in SP tracker and counted points in WW. I found WW to be tedious trying to find some of my food choices. However in SP it is very simple. That could be because I’ve been playing with it for years now. My conclusion is that if I divide the calories by fifty I get the number of points. It is quite accurate.
I will continue to go to WW with SIL but will track on SP. I’ll use the calorie range they give at WW just to give it a try for a while. I think for now I need to be weighed in person. It is too easy to ignore the scale.
These are my personal thoughts on WW. They are a good program. I just find SP much easier to use.