Shana Found Her “Why”
Shana, Meetings, Lost 54 lbs*
*People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1–2 lbs per week. Shana lost weight on a prior program and on WW Freestyle™.
In Shana’s words:
When I first joined Weight Watchers in 2008, I fell in love with the program. The amount of support I received from the meetings was priceless, and it has made me an advocate for Weight Watchers ever since. I’ve had successes and failures over the years, but I know the program always works. That’s why, after I had my third (and final!) child in March 2017, I decided to head back to Weight Watchers. When my “why” changed from “looking good” to “being healthier for my children,” I was able to start the program with gusto!
Off to a running start
I found great success over the first few months of the program. I was so happy with how things were going that my Leader and I even discussed what it would take for me to become a Leader myself. If I became a service provider, I knew I’d have another “why” that would help me keep off the weight for life!
A slight adjustment
I was loving the program, when our meeting (and another in the area) was selected to be a part of Weight Watchers beta trial for their new WW Freestyle program. Most people would’ve been ecstatic for the change, but I was scared: It was the 4th of July and my wedding anniversary, so it wasn’t the best time to change everything. At first, I was bitter—I couldn’t believe that Weight Watchers was changing something that worked so well for me. I started giving myself excuses to overeat—excuses to not let WW Freestyle work for me. But then I realized something: I lost 12 pounds over past two months since starting WW Freestyle. Maybe it was working. Maybe WW was on to something…
An easier life
Yes, there was a learning curve, but I finally realized that WW Freestyle makes living this plan so easy. The list of zero Points® foods illustrate what a healthy life looks like, and they help you make smart choices frequently and absentmindedly. I don’t even think about grabbing an apple when I’m eating it. When I cook tacos, I use ground turkey or chicken. I add healthy beans to darn near anything! I can eat healthy foods and feel satisfied all day long. My favorite meal is rotisserie chicken, zucchini noodles, and alfredo sauce for only 3 SmartPoints! I can eat out with total confidence in myself, my food choices, and my SmartPoint values. No one has to know I’m on Weight Watchers unless I tell them—which, I do! I want everyone to feel the way I feel on Weight Watchers.