9/17/11

Because it works!


I started back on Weight Watchers this past Monday, using their etools program as the closest meeting is 30 minutes from me.

Weight Watchers has had alot of press coverage recently after coming out top on a couple of 'weighty' surveys as the best weight loss plan out there. I also think Jennifer Hudson has been their best celebrity endorsement ever, as she seems approachable, somewhat normal and now looks amazing.

I can vouch for their claim as this won't be my first time, in the past I have not only lost 40lbs but also not been hungry, food obsessed or miserable. The truth is it just works, but the harder part is sticking to it.

But I have finally reached that critical age (45) where it has dawned on me that if I want to live a long healthy life with the Hubster and not bankrupt us with medical costs for knee replacements etc, then I need to lose the weight for good. It's kind of been an awakening and it's all about my age and seeing so many heavy older people having health issues I am headed for without an intervention now.

So actually I am quietly confident this time. I have a good life and I want to be here to enjoy it for many years to come to it's fullest.

So I am putting it out here that I am aiming for 105lbs weightloss, I have gained 35 since that picture over there with the Hubster was taken! You may still think surely she doesn't need to lose that much, well first off I am tall and the weight is spread evenly all over so I carry it. Secondly to be in healthy range I actually need to lose 85lbs but I want to be skinny slim for the first time in my life and get to wear clothes I have only ever dreamed about.

I will add a little weight loss tracker somewhere here to keep me accountable to any of you that want to comment and I may occasionally blog about major milestones. I am going to take it in 25lb segments and my first target is 30lbs by Christmas and since Monday I have lost 5lbs for a great start.

Finally if any of you are using Weight Watchers Online and would like to add me as a friend on there, please email me at sukie175@hotmail.com.

I need all the help and support I can get :-)

18 comments:

Lynne said...

You go girl! You can do it! I'm doing WW too, sort of - no meetings or online, just following the old point system that worked for me before. I'm down 15, need to lose 35 more.

Gaelyn said...

That's a lot of weight loss. Glad you'll be following a program. Good luck.

gigihawaii said...

Good luck and best wishes, Sarah!

Vickie said...

YAY! I, too, concur that WW is the best course of action and Jennifer Hudson has got to be the best celebrity spokesperson/representative they've had. I am heading back to meetings on Monday morning myself. I have some work to do.

King of New York Hacks said...

great program, a few people I know who had a lifelong struggle with their weight have been sooo successful with WW and it has changed their lives for the better !! Best of luck !

Mary said...

I started back nine months ago - WW Online. I LOVE it! So far, -26 (yes, that's slow but I'm older than you and I decided to take my time and enjoy life as I do it this time. I'm aiming for 10 by Christmas. We can do this!!!

Kay said...

Good for you, Sarah! You can do whatever you set your mind to doing. I'll be looking forward to reading about your progress.

Kate said...

I know lots of people who have had success with WW. Good luck - look forward to following progress...

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Good luck - extra weight is bugger to get rid of - 30lbs by Christmas a fab goal - I wish you well, and you might just inspire me to get back on track again!!!

Expat mum said...

I love Weight Watchers but you're right, the hardest part is sticking to it. I start guessing with points, and not writing everything down, but when I do it properly it helps keep the weight off. Good luck!

Pat said...

Good for you, Sarah! I wish you the best. Accountability to others is a great motivator to stick with it.

Kathy G said...

Good luck!

Jill of All Trades said...

Good luck.

Daryl said...

I love WW .. back when I was in my early 40s and felt as if I might never lose the weight I gained when I quit smoking, I joined an office group and lost 1 pound a week for 25 weeks and never gained it back .. and I wasnt ever hungry, WW is the best way to lose and not regain .. lots of diets let you lose but once you start eating off plan back it comes .. not so with WW .. I know you can do it!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Good luck on your program!

Robin said...

www.skinnytaste.com is a great website for weight watchers' recipes. Gina posts delicious new recipes everyday and she lists the ww points for each one.

karen said...

Good luck Sarah! Brave of you to make a public announcement - I know you will do really well!!

I was quite shocked, when catching up on older posts, to see that it's already a whole year since your citizenship came through..

Brown English Muffin said...

My problem too is staying on it...I loose get excited and fall off the wagon!! LOL