Friday, January 1, 2010

Bad Blogger_

Yeah, yeah, I know. What can I say.. life gets in the way sometimes. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday. Now that they are out of the way, maybe I can get back to business. If anyone was wondering, I am still on the Weight Watchers gravy train. I have lost 34.5 lbs to date and am still going strong.

Here is a topic I have been thinking a lot about lately because of all the ads for weight loss programs that are on TV right now. New Years is probably the most profitable times for these companies.. why? Because who doesn't resolve to eat better and get healthy?? I am a bit biased. I will admit that. But that is only because I know why Weight Watchers works. And no, I am not being paid to say any of this, wish I was but alas I am not. I see all the ads for Nutri-System and Jenny Craig.. and sure they work but they also cost you an arm and a leg in the food you have to buy in order to lose said weight. They don't teach you how to cook for yourself or even how to eat in public. So what happens when you are done losing weight? You either continue to spend a fortune on their foods or you go back to regular food and gain it all back because all you've learned is how to eat THEIR food. Again, personal opinion and observation.

That is where Weight Watchers is different. There is no required food to buy, you are taught to eat real food you get at the grocery store. Taught how to make the proper substitutions in order to continue to eat those family favorites and yummy goodies. Taught about proper proportions and even taught how to eat out in public!

I have been using WW since 2001 after the birth of my 3rd son. I successfully lost 20 lbs on the plan. I was forced to stop because I got pregnant again. I resumed after my 4th son and discovered the WW Nursing Moms program. Here I thought I wouldn't be able to actively do WW until I was done nursing, which could have been at least a year. I lost 37 lbs in 6 months that time and stopped because.. yep, you guessed it. I got pregnant again. Are we seeing a trend here? Trust me.. it ends here lol. After my 5th son, I lost 25 lbs. I was thinner to start and didn't gain a lot of weight during my pregnancy. I had about 35 to lose. The only reason I stopped losing was my own fault.. no fault of the program. I got very depressed and lazy and I went temporarily insane for a minute. I have been back on plan for 10 months now and feeling SO much better. I never ever plan to stray. I am excited to make my long term goal and I have a lot to look forward to when I do.

So there you have it. My 2 cents for whatever it's worth:)


  1. Angel the Terrific DrunkJanuary 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    You inspire me :)

  2. You are doing fantabulous on the WW thing! And I agree with what you've said about WW, and the reasons it is effective. I was doing well to maintain my weight until - guess what?- I got pregnant. I'm planning to use WW to lose the additional pregnancy weight after I have the baby. Although I have to say that I am feeling healthy and gaining the proper amount of weight, and I contribute that partly to the lessons I learned on WW. I love that it teaches how to eat healthy for life, instead of simply how to lose weight. You are a beautiful example of the program, and the success a dedicated person can have. And you look excellent!

  3. YEY!!! Girly I am so proud of you, you are doing awesome :) I wish I had your willpower! Keep it up you can do it!
    Love you