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Jan 7

Believe and never give up

I just wanted to share this with you…..I’ve been on WW for a year now. I officially did my first weigh-in on January 6, 2011 after attending a free meeting. I signed up to make a commitment to change my eating habits and become a much healthier me. I was skeptical at first but when I was losing the weight on a weekly basis, I can honestly say it has worked and is still working for me even after a year. It was a struggle but it was worth it when my leader announced that I made my goal weight which meant I became a lifetime member.

For all of you who are struggling or thinking about quitting — please DON’T. We all have to be patient and give this LIFESTYLE CHANGE a chance. Yes, WW is really NOT a diet. Remember, there will be tough times ahead but it’s all worth it in the end. And for those who are getting discouraged because you’re in your last 5 lbs until your goal, don’t worry you’ll get there. Been there, done that and it took me 3 months (+/-) to lose that last 5 so you’re not alone. 

What worked for me? 

  • Please track everything you eat.
  • Exercise even if you hate doing it or find the time to at least move for 30 minutes.
  • Eat more fruits & vegetables and drink lots of water. They’re z-e-r-o points!
  • Attend the weekly meetings.
  • Ask for help! If you need a little extra encouragement, please do not hesitate to ask your meeting leader or the other members for some tips & tricks. We are not in a race but rather we are all here to help and not pull each other down.

Remember, it’s a brand new year….BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Oct 9

Feeling Good
Jennifer Hudson

The spokesperson for WW, Jennifer Hudson, has been an inspiration for my own weight loss. Here’s her version of the classic song Feeling Good.

Oct 9

Sharing my journey

I’ve been on WW for 10 months now and I’m so happy that I made the decision to join in early January 2011. I’ve been writing a (private) personal blog on my weight loss journey on another blog site and I’ve decided to share my ramblings here thinking it might help some of you out there who’s also on WW. It’s been a roller coaster ride for me the past few months and I’ll try my best to re-write or re-post the 12 I’ve written about my journey. So please bear with me.

PS. Weight Watchers rule! :-)

The Last 5

(Originally posted on May 29, 2011 at 7:31 am)

I haven’t written for a few weeks now….been lazy, lazy, lazy. Although the laziness was due to the fact that I was having a hard time losing at least a pound for 2 consecutive weeks. Can you imagine I averaged 0.4 to 0.6lbs weight loss every week for almost 4 weeks?! That was a tough one on me…made me mad at myself for not losing more. But my Thursday leader kept encouraging me that things will only get better and that a weight loss is always a weight loss. It’s not the number but how you feel about yourself and how you look good in your clothes.

I just need to remember that this journey is for me and not anyone else. I’ll make it to the finish line even if it takes me a while to do so.

I’m Almost There!

(Originally posted on April 16, 2011 at 8:24 am)

After several weeks of frustration of not losing as much as I want, this week I lost 2.6 lbs! Whew! I was so happy during the meeting I just couldn’t help but share my excitement to everyone present. Big thanks to my leader for being there every step of the way…offering tips and words of encouragement when I thought I was about to give up. Only when I calmed down that I realized that I made another milestone….I achieved my 10% target after 15 weeks on WW.

I couldn’t believe my clothes fit with no muffin-top in sight, I can even fit into one of my favorite pants which I haven’t worn in 3 years! I can honestly say I look better and I feel better about myself! It’s really a life changing experience for me. After the roller coaster ride I’ve gone through the past 5 years (mostly on the downside), I feel good about where I am today. I’m now going on the ride “up”.

People should realize that having a lifestyle change…eating what’s good for you and exercising regularly is a hard choice to make. This made me realize that my leader was once in the same path I am right now and she’s sharing what she has gone through with us in our meetings. Yes, I’m learning so much from her and I’m also learning so much about who I am with this journey. I hope that one day I can share my own experiences with others who can benefit from it.

I made a choice at the start of 2011 and it was the right one.

Why, Why, Why?!?

(Originally posted on April 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm)

Another week and another less than 1 pound weight loss?! For four weeks straight. Are you kidding me? Why, why, why?!!! Been doing everything that’s right from eating more veggies & fruits — check. Exercising more — check. Drinking more water — check. Not even dipping into my extra 49 weekly points nor finishing my 29 points for the day — check, check.

I’m so upset! What’s happening…hhhmmm, am I plateau-ing or is it something else. Need help with this one. It’s beyond my comprehension, ugh. What do I need to do to get to my goal?! I’m almost there but too many hurdles. So hard.

The good thing about this whole situation is…I lost some weight (whoo-hoo!) and I have another week to make it better than the last. I’m going to hang in there. Let’s do this!

Apr 2

Frustrations

(Originally posted on April 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm)

For three weeks I just lost 1.6 pounds. What’s up with that? Out of frustration on the second week, I ate so unhealthy and skipped exercising! Can you imagine eating almost a whole waffle (almost the size of my plate!) by myself, eating fried foods for 3 consecutive days and not moving at all?! I just wanted to kick myself. Why?! Just because I lost less than a pound each week?!? C’mmon girl, why do you have to put yourself through this nonsense.

The mind and emotions play such a big part on your psyche…it’s so unfair. When you have been emotionally beaten up and ready to give up, women normally eat their woes away. I hate that.

Luckily, I have people who support me. I emailed my WW leader and told her how I was feeling. She emailed me back with words of encouragement and wisdom. Since she has gone through the journey before, she absolutely knows what I’m going through. She offered some advice that I took in and absorbed. It made me realize that I’m only human and can make mistakes. The only thing unique about being human is that when we stumble, we can dust ourselves, stand up, learn from it, and move on.

That’s what I did. I learned and moved on.

10 in 10

(Originally posted on March 12, 2011)

Last March 10th, my WW leader and group took a few minutes to celebrate my 10 pound weight loss! Whoo hoo! Yes, 10 lbs less than when I first started 10 weeks ago. 10 in 10! I know, it’s not a big deal for some but for me, it is a BIG deal! I have been steadily losing week per week and I can honestly say, I love it. My clothes fit better and I feel better about myself.

I’m so glad that I’m not alone in this journey. My husband has been very supportive. He sat in one of my weekly meetings to have an idea what WW is all about. The funny thing is, since he started eating what I have been preparing, he has lost weight quicker! As what my meeting leader says, men tend to lose weight quicker than women due to their faster metabolism. I say, not fair at all! But then again….who says life is fair?!

I’m just happy that I’m continously losing the pounds that I’ve gained through years of eating so unhealthy.

Mar 6

Little Big Milestones

(Originally Posted on March 6, 2011, 2:38 p.m.)

It has been 8 weeks now that I started my “new me” attitude. I became a member of the WW community with lots of hesitation and skepticism, on my part, in the first week of January. I have never believed in “dieting” or any diet program(s) for that matter. I guess since every time I decide to start a diet program, I don’t succeed on any one of them. But after starting my 9th week, I can honestly say that WW really works. As of Thursday, my weigh-in day, I lost a total of 9.2 lbs! I know it’s not much but it’s a big milestone to me.

Through the course of the past few weeks, I learned that WW is a “community”…a group of people coming from different walks of life, different ages, gender, and of course different weights. Yes, we are all unique but have one goal when we signed up with WW. We all made a choice to change our eating habits, to change our relationship with food, and of course to change our lives for the best by setting our weight goal, lose and maintain it….all with the help of each other, our chosen WW leader, our own family, and our own commitment to just do it and hang in there.

I Can’t Believe It Works!

(Originally posted on January 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m.)

I celebrated a milestone last weekend when I attended my 4th (week) meeting. Everyone was happy and gave me a round of applause for losing….5 lbs! I know for a lot of people it seems that it’s not that much but believe me, it’s a lot for me! I’ve been trying to lose weight for years and I can say that becoming a part of the WW community really made a difference. I feel that I’m on my way to achieving my goal of losing weight slowly but surely and maintaining it successfully. I am so glad that I decided to do this “new lifestyle” for myself.