Misty: Embracing Change with WW Freestyle

“I've been on and off Weight Watchers since 2005 and WW Freestyle™ really has been the way I've lost weight the most successfully."

Misty, Meetings, Lost 13 lbs*

*People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1–2 lbs per week.  Misty lost weight on a prior program and on WW Freestyle™.

In Misty’s words:

I’ve joined Weight Watchers many times over the past 11 years. In 2007, after having my first child, I hit my highest weight at 220 lbs. I lost most of the weight and lost the 40 lbs I gained after my second child with Weight Watchers, but I always quit before I reached my goal weight. I would kid myself, I was good with my weight but deep inside I wanted better for myself. Last year, I joined again to try to lose those last 20 lbs. I was almost 40 years old and I truly wanted to be the best version of me.

Embracing change

I like change. I was thinking I needed to change my menu anyway  as I was feeling stagnant. It's all mostly foods I like anyway. I transitioned really easy from Beyond the Scale to WW Freestyle™. It's encouraged me to naturally make healthier choices. It's freeing not having to count so many SmartPoints®. When dining out, it's nice not having to worry about how much your chicken or salmon weighs.


Life on WW Freestyle

I was so excited to try it! Everything about it appealed to me. Less tracking, more zero Points® foods (which were foods I loved!), and it’s a healthier more sustainable plan. It has been a game changer for me. Dining out is less stressful. I just order chicken breast or fish. I love that I don’t have to get out my food scale for every morsel of food I eat. It’s also nice to have more zero Points foods options when you run out of SmartPoints at the end of the day. My go-to in that situation is 0% fat Greek yogurt with frozen berries and Stevia. My favorite meal is white bean chicken chili. I make a huge batch on Sunday for the week. Plus, I can still have an occasional doughnut or slice of pizza.

Finding support on Connect

I would recommend this program to anyone looking to lose weight in a healthy way. It truly is a lifestyle. I love Connect. That's a great resource for me and way to connect with other people going through the same thing. Plus, meetings give me support and accountability.

Socializing on plan

If I'm going to a potluck, I can bring something I know everyone's going to like. If I'm going somewhere, I'm bound to find something I can have without needing to measure and portion. I don't have to feel like I'm missing out.

It is a challenge to lose weight in our culture. It's such a food culture and most people don't eat very healthily. Having support and easy-to-use tools are a win all around. There's really nothing else that compares to it. 

Have you found success on Weight Watchers? Do you want to share your story? Send your story, photos, and location to wwmsuccess@weightwatchers.com.