Katie Kept Having Fun

Because eating out has remained on the menu, Katie's continued to enjoy date nights while working toward her goals.
Published December 17, 2018

Katie lost 11 lbs*

*At 6 months, participants in a clinical trial of the WW weight-loss program lost an average of 9.7 lbs (5% of body weight). And, people who track their food more often lose more weight. When actual WW members track their food at least two times a week for 6 months they lose on average 16.6 lbs. (7.9% body weight). Katie lost weight on a prior program and is continuing on WeightWatchers.

In Katie’s words:
After college, I tried to get healthier on my own, but the habits didn’t seem to stick. What finally did it for me? I had to buy a suit for an important investor conference. At the store, I had trouble fitting into a size 14 — and that was the biggest size it came in. The next day, I noticed a WW Studio across the street from my office, and I joined later that week.

Finding her tribe

Boyfriend on board
When I joined WW, I wasn’t sure how my boyfriend was going to react. In the past when he'd tried to lose weight, he ended up avoiding social functions that made it too hard to stick to his goals. But when I explained WeightWatchers to him, he said, “So it’s like a video game?” It took the pressure off of my new lifestyle, and he supported me throughout my journey.

Non-stop support
Connect is like a WW Workshop in your pocket. It’s always available, so if you need help, you can post or just scroll through for motivation. The Workshops are really helpful to make one-on-one personal connections with other members, too. We cry together, we laugh together. It’s an all-encompassing support group. I’ve also learned to experiment more with cooking, trying new recipes from other members, like using spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles instead of pasta.

How Katie’s success with WW has improved her life

Eating out made easy
What I love about WW is that I can go to any social function I want. I can eat out at restaurants; my boyfriend and I don’t have to think hard about whether we should go out for sushi. I have so much freedom that most people don't even know I'm a WW member. I usually look up the menu before going out to eat so I know what I’m going to order and how it will work into my day. I blend in, and I love that about the program!

Mind/body connection
Getting healthier and incorporating fitness into my life has made me feel so much more in tune with my body. You only have one — you might as well take care of it. I used to feel stuck in a body that didn’t feel like mine, but now I’m stronger — physically and emotionally. I’m able to complete half-marathons, and I feel confident going out and meeting new people.