(It's true...it really works!)
I've been on and off Weight Watchers for approximately 11 years; ouch. When I first joined, with the loving support and encouragement of Mom, I did well and lost weight. A typical college student I then proceeded to follow the plan on my own...and did not succeed. Next started a cycle of half-hearted joinings and dropping outs, all without any real success. When I got pregnant with Haley, I was already unhappy with my weight - adding pregnancy to mix freaked me out. I was conscience of my eating habits and was able to get my weight gain to 25ish pounds. However, that added to my already overweight frame was not a good look, nor good for my health.
Haley was born in August and I asked for a Weight Watchers subscription for my September birthday; my generous parents obliged. I'm happy to report that I am closing in on my goal and to-date have lost 60 pounds! I am beyond proud of myself - this has not been easy, but through out the past two years I have stuck it out rather than quit. I've asked myself why and have a theory.
This time, the desire for weight loss isn't about vanity...that's a lie, it is to a small degree. But moreso, it's about being the best version of myself for my family, friends, coworkers, dogs...everyone. The people I love most in my life (husband, kiddo, parents, sibling) deserve more than an unhappy, unhealth, overweight me - and they're finally getting it. I couldn't be more excited!