Weight Watchers has not been my first attempt at weight loss. I have had several reasonably successful runs before, using different methods.
My most recent go at weight loss was 3 years ago, almost exactly. I did South Beach for about 4 months. I actually credit SB for much of my success on WW. While I was on SB, I learned a lot about how the body processes food, appetite control and the Glycemic Index. Armed with all that information, I am able to control my appetite a lot more while using points. I still eat with some of the SB principles in mind. It's a pretty good program. My problem was that it seemed as though it was all or nothing. If I went off course, I felt like I was cheating and that isn't a good way to start a new way of life. Any program that tells me I can never eat a certain food will not work for me. So it didn't last, but I did lose 45 lbs in the process.
I'll never forget the weigh in that I did before I started. It was about 3 years ago, give or take a week, and Nate was 4 months old. I stepped on the scale and it said 269 lbs.
This morning, I weighed in and the scale said 169 lbs.
Today, as I sit here before you all, I am 100 lbs lighter than I was 3 years ago.
I guess I can lose 100 lbs. Granted, there was a pregnancy in there and all, but the fact remains that I have lost 100 lbs. And I'm proud of that.
Takes my WW loss to 84 lbs. I had another really good loss this week. I'm back on track. 2 big losses, then 2 smaller losses. That seems to be my pattern.