“WeightWatchers® gave me my confidence back”

Maggie's not only lost 20kg, she’s gained a new career, too.
Published 21 March 2022 | Updated 16 June 2023

Maggie’s weight-loss story

When trying to ‘eat healthy’ on her own didn’t deliver the weight loss results she was after, Maggie joined WeightWatchers. Convinced that losing weight would make her happy, after losing 20kg over three years, Maggie is happier than ever but says that’s because of how WW helped changed her lifestyle, rather than the number on the scale.

Maggies’ why

When I turned 18, I started going out drinking every weekend and forgot about looking aftre my health. A year later, I felt terrible. So I joined WeightWatchers.

How have your eating changed?

It was only once I joined WW that I realised how poor my food choices had been in the past, even when I was trying to ‘eat healthy’. My go-to breakfast was 13 Points! Looking back, I was very young and didn’t understand nutrition.

WW has shown me how to incorporate a healthy diet into my lifestyle, and I love how flexible it is. As well as still being able to eat out, I love how you can eat lower-Points meals during the day so you can enjoy a dinner that might be higher in Points.

WW also has such a great variety of healthy recipes, so I can always cook whatever I feel like eating. I have a sweet tooth, so am a big fan of the dessert recipes, like banana bread, bliss balls and pancakes. Being able to enjoy these makes me feel like I’m not missing out on anything.

How has your lifestyle changed?

WW has taught me how to be organised and to accomplish a healthy lifestyle. Now, if I don’t exercise or track my meals, it feels abnormal. I know that the habits I’ve created thanks to WW will stay with me forever because I don’t do them to look a certain way – I do them to feel at my best so I can perform at my best, including at work, when I’m studying, at the gym and even in my relationships.

"Being healthy changes your life for the better, as you’re able to show more love to your friends and family and love the way you feel. "

How do you feel these days?

I feel amazing. Because every day starts with movement followed by a nutritious breakfast I always feel energised and ready to work hard. I have a clear mind and have been able to study and learn so much.

Before WW, I was always sick and run down. My body was tired. Now, I haven’t been sick for two years. Knowing that I can help other members with their health is incredible. Being healthy changes your life for the better, as you’re able to show more love to your friends and family and love the way you feel.

It’s very inspiring seeing other members on their weight-loss journeys with WW and watching them discover new habits that help them every day.

I joined WeightWatchers to lose weight because I thought that would make me happy. Ultimately, it did! But it wasn’t losing weight that did the trick – it was the way I felt about accomplishing the goals I’d set, creating new habits and connecting with my WW Coach and other members that made me happy again. WW gave me my confidence back: the side-effects were weight loss and better health!