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Required to join Weight Watchers by my insurance

Friday, March 24, 2017

So I will be starting the Weight Watchers Smart Points program on Sunday. I went to my first meeting and had a weigh in on Thursday. My health insurance is requiring I attend Weight Watchers meetings until my BMI is under 30.

If anyone recalls, I tried Weight Watchers while it was the Points Plus program back in 2012 and gained a bunch of weight. Then they acused me of lying about my tracking and eating habits and it was just a big mess. So I definitely have some baggage when it comes to Weight Watchers.

To make things worse, although I'm basically required to do Weight Watchers, and they pay for the meetings, they do not pay for the e-tools, so I have no access to the website or the app. I couldn't care less about the website but without the app, I don't have access to tracking, searching foods, or the calculator. So I am stuck buying a physical points calculator ($15 I think) and writing things out with paper and pencil and scrambling to find out the points values of things from unofficial websites and calculators unless I want to pay $20 a month for access. Which I don't. :(
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    I don't really have $20 a month to spend on it. Tracking and barcode scanner are free with Spark. I can't afford weekly meetings (about $50 month) if I wanted to, either. I think what bugs me is they encourage the app without being upfront about cost
    1505 days ago
    $20 a month isn't very much money when you are going to use the app every day, several times a day to track. If it will save you time and hassle, why not? You're investing in your health. I sure hope this time around in WW works for you.
    1505 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    That really bites. Wishing you the best of luck.
    1505 days ago
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