From the start of this blog, I’d always intended to strive for a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve read some of my posts, you’ll see that I’ve often tried but failed. This time, I’m hoping to stick with my choice.
Earlier today, I re-joined Weight Watchers. I haven’t attended a meeting yet, I just signed up and paid for a monthly pass online. I plan to go to my first meeting next week. I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers several times in the past, and I’ve been on the email list. This week I received an email offer from WW, I could get my first month of my membership for 50% off. I figured it was a good deal, so I joined.
I’ve had a long history with WW. My first experience was when I was a junior in high school. I joined with my mother in the fall of that year and by the spring, I had lost about 35 pounds. Of course, when I started, I didn’t weigh anything near what I weigh now. In fact, I would be much happier if I now weighed 175. That was my starting weight in high school. I believe I lost about 35-40 pounds during that time. My next WW experience came in the summer prior to my junior year of college. Once again, I lost a significant amount of weight.
Since those two successful periods, I experienced a great deal of disappointment. It wasn’t because WW didn’t work, it was because I didn’t do the work to lose the weight. Weight Watchers does work, I’m proof of that . The trick is sticking to it.
I have a co-worker who joined this August and she has already lost over 50 pounds! She’s my inspiration. She’s been working hard and it shows. I’m envious whenever I hear someone ask her, “how much weight have you lost?” I want to be that person.
Next week, I’ll start my journey to a better, healthier life. I’ll need all the encouragement I can get. I hope to share my success with you!