W is the letter of the day for the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I can’t believe that we’re almost at the end of the alphabet. This has not necessarily been easy but it’s been a great learning experience. If any of you have read BCDC for a while, you’ll probably find it easy to guess what my “W” word will be.
Weight Watchers has been a part of my life for 25 years. I wrote all about it on the anniversary of when I joined. 25 years and Counting tells the story of how I got to WW.
It seems like I’ve always been part of Weight Watchers and yet, some days it feels like I’m just starting out. Weight loss and weight maintenance are real projects for those of us who have struggled or in some cases still struggle with our weight. I often wonder what my life would be like if I had never joined. In some ways, it’s too scary to think about.
My major reason for joining was health related. I came from a family where many people suffered from weight related health problems. Heart disease, diabetes, breathing problems. All of those things were real in my life growing up. I didn’t want to follow that same path. When I realized that weight was the real villan in the scenario I decided I needed to do something about it.
Of course, like so many others with this issue, I didn’t take the easy route. I would latch on to the latest fad diet and poke around at trying to make it work for me. I’d lose a little, then when I stopped doing it, I’d find that I had gained back more than I had lost. It wasn’t until I joined Weight Watchers that I put it all together and figured out what worked for me.
I want you to realize that this is NOT a commercial for Weight Watchers. I don’t work for them anymore and I get nothing out of telling you about what an incredible program this is. It has changed my life and taught me to do the things I should and not to do the things I shouldn’t. It’s a wonderful program because it allows each person to find out what works best for them.
In my opinion, Weight Watchers very simply saved my life.
Anyone reading this who struggles with their weight should find out about Weight Watchers. There are meetings everywhere. The people at the meetings are welcoming and helpful. Most importantly, If you go to a meeting and you don’t feel comfortable, Find Another Meeting! Each meeting develops its own personality. Find the one that suits you. But if you need to get healthy, Find A Weight Watchers Meeting.