Weight Watchers Weight Loss Success Story: Sandra W.
I’m so honored to share Sandra’s weight loss success story here on Simple Nourished Living.
Sandra demonstrates that losing weight is possible no matter what your challenges or circumstances. Her strength, determination and courage are beyond inspiring….
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
I have been over weight all my life. I’m disabled and I use a wheelchair—I would tell myself “that’s why I’m over weight.”
I was stared at and made fun of by other kids my age, and even some adults made comment such as you would be pretty if you would lose some of that weight.
So in 1992, I started my diet and it was easy to follow Weight Watchers. The food is very good and there is a lot to choose from. You are not limited to just one thing.
I am very glad I chose to use WW and I will always use it
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or “A-Ha Moment” That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
My wake up call was when I went boat riding with my family and there wasn’t a life jacket big enough for me. Then there was a doctor who just plainly said, if you don’t lose weight you’re going to die.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
Now I count everything I put in my mouth. Weight Watchers has taught me how to keep track of what I eat and taught me some surprises, such as how to read food labels.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
I’m more active now—I go outside more and now I don’t get winded like I did. And people are inviting me more places because it’s not as hard to get in a car as it used to be before. WW helped me lose the weight.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
I am in better health since Weight Watchers helped me lose weight—I can breath better, I can get around my house better without needing someone to help me so much.
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
When I started in 1992, I weighed 188 lbs. Now I weigh 95 to 98 lbs. I know that sounds like I’m too small, but I’m only 4’6″ tall and because I’m disabled, my muscle mass in my legs is not as large as someone else’s would be.
Any advice and/or words of wisdom you’d like to share?
It takes time, but don’t give up. All we really have to do is “Choose to Lose.”
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