Misty: Embracing Change with WW Freestyle
Misty, Meetings, Lost 9 lb*
*People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/wk. Misty lost weight on a previous Weight Watchers program and is continuing on WW FreestyleTM.
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 pounds. I lost most of the weight I gained after my second child on 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 pounds. I was almost 40 years old and I truly wanted to be the best version of me.
Misty’s Smooth Transition
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.
How Misty’s Success with Weight Watchers has Improved Her Life
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, a tool on the Weight Watchers app. That's a great resource for me and a 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.