Monday

Weight Watchers Week 8 & 9

Mandy, Panel Member:

Over the past 2 weeks, I took the opportunity to further explore the Weight Watchers website. The website serves as a terrific resource for Weight Watchers members, particularly those of us who are doing Weight Watchers Online. I really enjoy reading the Q & A Column, which is moderated by a registered dietitian and food editor. I read several interesting articles with titles such as "Defeating the Midnight Munchies" which empowers you to move forward and offers helpful hints and strategies. At the end of the article, I was directed to the related message board for support, which was fantastic. Not to be missed is the section of the website devoted to "Success Stories." Here members share their Weight Watchers Success Stories which are so inspirational! I stopped by the online Science Center (science of weight management) to learn about new findings so that I can make informed choices. Readers can learn about the Physics of weight loss, the Psychology of weight loss and all about healthy nutrition to equip yourself with essential tools to continue to help you drop the pounds while improving your health in the process through good food choices.

Aside from the articles, I was most impressed with the exercise demos which feature step by step instructions with streaming video for clarification. The exercise demos include Yoga, Pilates and Strength Training so there is something for everyone.

Now onto my Weight Loss! I had a fantastic 2 weeks! I can't wait to share the great news. Drum roll please......I reached my 10% goal weight!!! My current weight is 135 lbs (lost 2 lbs in the past 2 weeks) which means that I reached my 10% goal (135.9). I am thrilled to say that I am no longer considered overweight and I honestly feel like shouting it from the rooftops. For anyone who is thinking about joining Weight Watchers, I say don't wait, do it now. You won't feel deprived, you won't feel like you are on a diet (because it isn't) but you will slowly gain your confidence back week by week as I did.

What did I do to celebrate? Why I went shopping of course!!!! I couldn't get over how great I look in clothes now. I would dread shopping when I was heavy as I didn't want to face the changing room mirror and the double digit sizes. I will continue to keep up the great work as I make my way toward my goal weight of 120lbs. I am so motivated to continue this journey and urge anyone wanting to drop the excess pounds to join me! I am really looking forward to New Years Eve and I can't wait to see my transformation continue. My energy levels are through the roof and my self-esteem has been renewed and this translates to me being a better wife and mom. I have a positive outlook on life now and a new and healthy body which is ready to take on the world!

I would like to thank everyone for their support including my family, friends and the Success Through Play Readers. If a busy mom like myself who is short on time can lose weight without depriving herself, YOU CAN. Many of us lead such busy lives that we aren't able to attend the Weight Watchers Meetings, but with the Online Program, you have the freedom to follow the same plan, but in your own time. Don't waste another minute!

3 comments:

Tina said...

FANTASTIC. Great job. Go ahead and shout it out from the rooftops. You totally deserve it!!!!!!!!

Nikki said...

Well done!

nancygriffin said...

Congratulations on your achievement thus far! Keep up the good work.