Posts Tagged ‘Watchers’

Weight Watchers: “What’s Your Why?”

Michael and I joined Weight Watchers together over the weekend, and I went to my first meeting today. The meetings aren’t new to me, but I had never been to that one before. I liked it. When I opened my “Success Story” weigh-in book I noticed a question that I never noticed before. It said, “What’s your why?” What’s motivating me to try this again? What are my reasons? What are some specific details that led me to walking into a meeting? My simple answer has always been that I want to lose weight, but the answer seems more specific now. I’m so close to my lowest recorded weight as an adult (284 pounds,) and I want to reach it. I actually want to exceed that, and for the first time in a while it feels like I can do it. I’ve lost about 100 pounds since September, which was hard. I realize that it’s only going get harder as the journey continues, so I’m trying to form some good habits now by tracking. Tracking my food intake is easier to do when I eat at home and plan what I’m going to eat when I’m not at home, so […]
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Hello Again, Weight Watchers…

I’ve been pretty quiet about the fact that I rejoined Weight Watchers, but I have to say that I’m enjoying the new Smart Points system. I never liked PointsPlus. I mean, I couldn’t stand it! I didn’t care for Oprah’s commercials earlier this year either, but after some serious consideration I decided to rejoin. I still […]

Weight Watchers no more after 37 years

Carol posted this interesting comment about her weight loss and health success experienced after reading Wheat Belly:

I have been mesmerized by the book. Being a lifetime member of Weight Watchers since the age of 21 (now 58), I am amazed at how I feel and the weight lost.

“I have also suffered from severe scoliosis all of my life and have been on prescription naproxen for since 1987. Since I eliminated the wheat I have not taken any meds, I’ve lost my sweet and salty cravings that often consumed me. Now, with spring in the air, I have not had the sneezing and itchy eyes that I’ve suffered with in the past. I am also a breast cancer survivor, so the cancer linkage is interesting as well.

A Question For Weight Watchers Members

I’ve missed my last two meetings.  I have good reasons that would probably sound like excuses (one regarding an underground fire and one regarding my last trip,) but this post isn’t about that.  It’s about the fact that I miss my meetings when I don’t attend them.

I’ve stepped away from Weight Watchers twice, but I came back because the meetings keep me accountable.  Attending weekly meetings helps me take steps in the right direction (at least most weeks.)  Some of you don’t need that; I’ve learned that I absolutely need that.