On Tuesday, at my Weight Watchers meeting I had a woman approach me and ask, "What is your name?" She said that she saw my a few weeks ago and I looked familiar, but she could not remember where she knew me from. She had finally remembered who I was and this is why she was asking my name, just to make sure she was right.
It turns out, I was a former client of hers at LA Weight Loss. She asked how much I had lost and complimented me on my success. I told her that I had lost 90 pounds and that I loved the Weight Watchers program.
As she walked away I could not believe that I had run into her! I immediately sent Jon a text, because I knew that he would be just as surprised as I was.
You see, LA Weight Loss was the first diet I ever tried. It was an extremely rigid program. You were required to weigh in three times a week at one of their centers. You were also supposed to eat two of their LA Lite bars a day. We spent more money on that program, bars, and food then I have spent all together on Weight Watchers.
I started losing weight with them in January 2007 and quit is June 2007. In that time I was able to lose about 40 pounds. However, the moment I got off the program I began to gain it all back. I gained everything back and then some! I was so ashamed of the money that we had wasted and that I had been unable to maintain my weight loss. I never wanted to do another fad diet like that again.
June 2007, I was about 180 and I had lost about 40 pounds on LA Weight Loss.
January 2008, Celebrating our anniversary in Houston, TX. I was back up to 200 or more.
When I learned about Weight Watchers it was like a breath for fresh air! I did not buy any products at my meeting when I first joined, because I did not want it to be like the last diet I did. I wanted to be able to eat anything I want and still lose weight.
If you are like me and have failed at fad diets, don't let the shame, guilt, or embarrassment hold you back from living a healthy lifestyle. It takes a lot of courage to change your lifestyle, but let me tell you that when you do...it is worth it!
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