Weight Watchers Really Works

Just a quick story about myself and my quest to lose weight.  At 4'10" and 215 pounds I decided I was sick and tired of being as round as I was tall. 

A friend of mine was doing the Weight Watchers diet online and seemed to be doing fairly well.  I told her I was interested in it, but didn't really want to pay any monthly fees just in case it didn't work out for me.  So she helped me come up with a point system for my height and weight.  I don't know how many of you are familiar with Weight Watchers, but depending on your age, gender, height and weight, you are given number which tells you how many points you can eat in one day. 

To me it seemed like fun because there are countless websites out there that list Weight Watcher food points.  For example, an apple is 2 points.  I started out allowing myself 21 points per day.  This isn't alot considering my favorite candy bar was a whopping 8 points.  I had to learn how to budget my points to make sure I wasn't being a bad girl.  I found it easier if I kept track of what I ate during the day in a small notebook.  Then at the end of the day, I could log onto my computer and tally up my points.  There are even websites that list Weight Watcher points for restaurants, just in case you happen to dine out. 

Personally, I have found this to be the best diet around.  I love the taste of good food and I like the fact that you're not limited to strictly vegetables or grapefruit and cottage cheese.  If I feel like having a burger, I'm going to and as long I don't go over my points, I have nothing to feel guilty about.  I started my quest 19 months ago and so far have lost 53 pounds.  I still have 32 more pounds to go to reach my desired weight of 130. 

I find that it's getting harder and harder to lose and the pounds aren't coming off as quickly.  I even lowered my point system to 19, but feel I have hit a plateau.  I know they say everyone goes through it, but it still sucks.  HAHA  I'm hoping by sharing my story with you, that it will get me pumped up and motivated again to buckle down and work harder.  I can't lie, I've been slacking a bit on my walking, but now that the weather is nice, I might give it another shot.  My new year's resolution was to lose weight and be able to jog without passing out.  HAHA  We'll see how it goes.

Good luck to everyone and I would love to hear back from anyone that has had similiar luck with Weight Watchers.  :)

KansasGal KansasGal
36-40, F
5 Responses Mar 12, 2009

Awesome work!! Is it getting any easier or harder? my husband lost about 45 lbs doing the WW online program. he had all of those points memorized!

Not a WeightWatchers person, but congratulation son what you have achieved and I hope you succeed in getting to your final goal!

The key when you hit a plateau is to take it up another notch on the workout side. If you like walking start jogging every other block. If you like biking, find some hills or try to do the same route in less time. Remember you have to burn more then you take in and staving yourself is really hard to do. Mix up the burn side and it will get going again.

Actually the count now stands at 57. Did you know you can burn up to 80 calories swallowing those little devils?

thats great- you have lost alot!