Weight Watchers Weight Loss Success Story: Camilla G.
I'm so excited to share Camilla's weight loss success story with you today. It's one many of us can relate to. Through many ups and downs, she has maintained an 80 pound weight loss for ten years and is committed to doing the work required to never return to her "red sweater weight."
I love her advice, "Not to look at your Goal Weight and get frustrated. Take it one pound at a time because that is an achievement, and soon one pound turns into two pounds etc. Make small goals that add up to your Goal Weight."
Here are the details of her inspiring story...
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
I was a chubby child, went on my first diet in 6th grade and kept the weight off through high school and my early twenties.
I had two children in my twenties and after the second one and after losing most of the baby weight, I chose to eat myself back to delivery weight.
I stayed there for about 10 years and then started Weight Watchers.
I lost 50 lbs that time and kept is off for several years, then decided I could lose more so I then went back to Weight Watchers and lost 40 more lbs.
My goal was to lose 90 lbs. and I hit it and then I lost 10 more lbs.
I maintained that weight for several years and life happened, divorce, being alone, bad relationship etc. I started to use food as my comfort and put 30 lbs back on.
Self-talk told me I knew what I had to do and go back to Weight Watchers. I went back and lost those 30 lbs.
I usually play with 20 lbs when I need to go to the next size pants—I get back at it again.
I have deemed my journey as before Red Sweater days, Red Sweater days and After Red Sweater days. I continue to fight the fight and know I can do it and have to commit each and every day.
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or "A-Ha Moment" That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
My wake-up call came when I lost the first 50 lbs and kept it off—knew I could lose more.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
My eating habits changed mostly in portion control. I only eat small amounts of the things I like and know that is all I need.
I still eat french fries, drink my wine and eat my bread, but not in excess amounts.
I eat pretty much what I want, but know it has points and maintain my points everyday.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
I didn't do much fitness prior to my losing weight, but I can't say I do the crazy gym thing. I have maintained my weight by walking.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
To know that I am me again and enjoy life. The year I hit goal weight, a friend since 8 years of age (and we were now 48 years old) said, "We have Cam back again."
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
Following Weight Watchers, I have lost 100 lbs, I have gained 30 lbs, and lost 30 lbs.
I usually play with about 20 lbs up, then 20 lbs down.
I have maintained at least 80 lbs off for 10 years.
I did it very slowly. I lost the first 50 lbs and kept that off for several years and then went back to Weight Watchers and lost 50 more lbs.
I would have to say it has taken me a period of about 10 years.
Any Advice and/or Words of Wisdom for Others Who Are Struggling?
Don't look at your Goal Weight and get frustrated. Take it one pound at a time because that is an achievement, and soon one pound turns into two pounds etc.
Make small goals that add up to your Goal Weight.
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