About 10 years ago I lost 25 pounds on Weight Watchers which I have managed to keep off by watching what I eat and having a vigorous exercise program that includes daily walks.
I still use Weight Watchers when I find my weight inching up.
I could stand to lose 10 more pounds, not enough to qualify me for the Biggest Loser but I don’t want my weight to creep up on me since it is so hard to take off again. I never achieved my lifetime goal at Weight Watchers which is where the 10 pounds I could still stand to lose comes in. But, I am healthy, my blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose are all normal. I feel good and my clothes fit and so I am not motivated to lose any more weight. However, I don’t want to gain any weight either.
There are two ways to use Weight Watchers.
The first is for people who need to lose a lot of weight, 20 pounds or more. That is the program that Weight Watchers aggressively markets. That program requires joining the program and making a long-term financial and time commitment.
The other way is how I am now using the program. When I gain 5 pounds I head back to Weight Watchers and start using their on-line “pay as you go” program, attending meetings and going to weekly weigh-ins.
It helps me refocus on both my diet and my exercise program. After I lose 5 to 10 pounds and have my healthy routine back I generally drop my membership. I still follow the program, but I know that when I reach the weight where I am happy my weight loss is going to stop.
I always try to follow a healthy diet and exercise daily but even with that commitment there are times when my weight creeps up. It is comforting to know that Weight Watchers is there to help me when I most need help.