As of Sept 2013 (today), I am a 34 year old female that has lost over 100 pounds. I have over 100 pounds more to go.
I have been on the Weight Watchers program for just over 1 year. When I started, I weighed 398.
I truly value the benefits that WW has brought to me on my personal Weight Loss Journey.
At first, WW made me take note of what I was eating. I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I knew I was fat, and I had resigned to be "OK" with it. I realized on a typical day, I was eating "a lot".
WW next helped me to realize what I should be eating within a day, by giving me a "Points" allowance, and encouraging that I only eat the amount of points I had in a day. This taught me things like portion sizes.
Third, WW gave me accountability by Weekly Weigh ins. I NEED THIS! :)
While I always figured that "I ate too much", or too much fast food, things like calorie counting, or always fretting over a treat sounded like a horrible prison to me. So horrible, I turned a blind eye and just ate whatever I wanted.
As crazy as it may sound, it took me a long time to realize that my body had become imprisioned because of my eating.
I had slowly noticed that I was getting bigger, because of little things like my pants getting snug or a sweater fitting too tight. Denial is a bitch though; that damn dryer is always shrinking everything!
I had no full lenght mirrors in my house, which was pretty convenient since I carry a lot of weight on the bottom half of my body.
Obviously, there came a point where I couldn't hide anymore, and I became determined to make changes.
So, I began my Weight Loss Journey in August of 2012 with Weight Watchers. Truth be told, beyond Weight Watchers, I've gotten an unspeakable amount of encouragement from others out in this cyber world, and I truly believe that I wouldn't have had the success I've earned without this cyber support system. That's why I'm here. To be your weight loss buddy...part of your cyber support system.
If you are reading this, there is hope. You are not alone.