Hi everyone, we’re so excited to be sharing another great REAL Weight Watchers success story with you. This one comes from Sandy V, a longtime lifetime member who has shed 62 pounds over the past 8 months and is now just 15 pounds away from her goal weight 🙂
I hope reading her story motivates and inspires you as much as it did us!
Weight Loss Success Story #3: Sandy V.
Tell us a little bit about your weight struggle:
I have been a member of Weight Watchers since my second son was born. 17 years ago I lost 45 pounds to become a lifetime member. Over the many years following, I have been up and down, but mostly up. This past June I decided the time had come to shed the 70 pounds I had gained back. After going to the doctors with my parents, I saw that I was headed down the same path as they were health-wise. I started reading extensively about clean eating and took those principles back to the good things I learned through Weight Watchers. I now track everyday. I apply the Simply Filling power food guidelines but I track the points. I do not eat processed food. I am very selective about the types of oils I use. To lose those last 15 pounds, I know I have to start exercising, so that’s my next goal to conquer…and I know I can.
What was your wake-up call or “A-ha moment” that caused you to sign-up with Weight Watchers?
When my kids were little it was just losing pregnancy weight. This most recent time, when my daughter was a junior in college, I realized she was growing up – as were my other two sons – and it was time I did something for myself.
How have your eating habits changed since Weight Watchers? What did you eat before and what are you eating now?
I am on a strictly filling foods with no processed food regime. I now eat lots of great, real food.
What is the difference in your fitness before Weight Watchers and now?
That’s my next goal, to work the exercise portion in on a regular basis.
What has been the biggest change/payoff for you so far?
It’s pretty sweet wearing jeans in sizes I didn’t even wear in high school:) Also, my cholesterol score has gone down over a 100 points!
How much weight have you lost? How long did it take you to lose it?
So far, 62 pounds in 8 months. I still have 15 pounds to go to reach my goal.
Any advice and/or words of wisdom you’d like to share?
Going to weekly meetings, tracking and weighing in is paramount… You need accountability. I sat for years contributing to the Weight Watchers Society…I was not ready. But my leader Debbie always said the light turns on when you are ready, and I am ready and finding great success.
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