On November 10th, 2015, I made an important decision that would change my life. I walked through the doors of Weight Watchers with fierce determination. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined where I’d be today.
By following the WW program, every small change I made gradually became the WW lifestyle that I lead today.
Let me share with you examples of change. When I joined, I was going to Starbucks daily for a grande Frappuccino complete with whipped cream. AND a loaf – whether it be a banana nut, pumpkin etc. The beauty in WW is that I was never told, nor was it suggested, that I could no longer enjoy Starbucks. What changed? Since I was tracking and following the program, I decided all of those points simply were NOT worth it. I continued to go to Starbucks but I started scaling back – tall instead of grande; no whipped cream; half a loaf etc. Then I started experimenting with lower point drinks. I was never deprived.
Small steps were taken in the area of my fitness. I started with taking my grandson on small walks in the neighborhood. I gradually added distance to my walk. Over time, I built my walks up to 5 miles. I also challenged myself physically with fitness classes. My current fitness regimen consists of walking, yoga and Orangetheory 💪🏼❤️
Prior to November 10, 2015, I always wanted to weigh a certain weight. However, the total pound weight loss seemed overwhelming, so I broke it up into 7 pound increments. Every pound loss was a victory, and gave me the boost I needed to move forward to the next 7 pounds. Once I reached my goal weight, my weight loss continued. Since my nutrition and activity level was livable and sustainable, I continued on and let my body weight settle where it may. I’ve maintained my 50+ weight loss ever since.
My biggest non scale victory was when I went for my physical 8 months later, July 2016 as a lifetime member. For the FIRST time ever, my cholesterol levels were NORMAL. That is HUGE. My doctor said my health was optimal. I continue to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and all other levels that are checked.
WW has taught me about moderation and balance. Nothing is off limits. I’ve never felt deprived. One of the best things I heard early on in the workshop was, “The first bite is the best bite.” I found that statement to be profound and so true. The first bite of cheesecake is heaven. I don’t need an excess amount of it, only a few bites. I take the time to enjoy it as opposed to inhaling it.
The icing on the cake was the job offer from WW as a Wellness Guide in August of this year. It is an honor to represent a company I’ve always been so passionate about and guide others on their journey.
The unconditional support received from WW is like no other. From the WW Coach, WW Guide and fellow WW members – they are with you every step of the way and truly understand the journey you are on. Weekly workshops have been very important to me. I encourage you to check out WW for more information on this lifestyle.
I am forever grateful for the decision I made 4 years ago. One step at a time, here I am four years later. Its amazing how one decision can have ripple effects in your life.
Imagine with all your mind ~ Believe with all your heart ~ Achieve with all your might
Life With Lisa 💕