On this exact day last year I woke up and started my new lifestyle. I planned all my meals for the day and tracked the Weight Watchers points in the online calculator. I focused on drinking a lot of water and staying positive about the whole thing. And then I repeated that process every day for an entire year.
Well, maybe not the tracking…but my brain is a points encyclopedia.
I don’t talk a lot about Weight Watchers because I’m not really your typical Weight Watchers member. I’ve never been to a meeting (I followed the program exclusively online). I don’t buy their food products very often. Since I met my goal I don’t track my food full-time any more, only when I feel the need to get back on track because I know it always works.
Somewhere along the way, probably once I started nearing my goal weight, I figured out a way to make the plan my own. I became less of a 100 per cent Weight Watchers member and more of a healthy person in general. Once I got used to the points system, I didn’t need to track everything. I started relying on intuitive, clean eating. (That’s just what worked for my body – I recommend tracking if you find you’re gaining weight).
Still, I credit Weight Watchers greatly for my weight loss. I really support the program. It was the only thing that worked for me in terms of feeling completely committed and following a program that didn’t leave me confused and unfocused. When people ask me how I lost weight, I always mention Weight Watchers. It will always be a part of my history and I am thankful for what the program did for me. I am so happy I started one year ago so I could be where I am today.
You can read more about my thoughts on the Weight Watchers program here:
The day I reached my goal weight:
And a little more about my motivation for starting here:
I am celebrating this anniversary by starting my 10K clinic at Running Room tonight! I am so exciting to start running with a group again. I noticed that I was getting a little lonely while running lately. I am also a lot less nervous than I was when I started Learn to Run last year. I am forever thankful for the foundation that clinic gave me. My 10K goal race is in October so let’s hope I stay injury-free until then!