I’m holding the brass ring, er, key ring in my hands right now. I received it at my Weight Watchers meeting last week because I lost 10% of my body weight (since the end of May).
What helped me? I take my children to weekly Weight Watchers meetings (they have child-friendly meetings). The support I get from the meetings really helps. My toddler will let me stay for roughly 30-35 minutes (if I bring snacks, healthy of course, and toy trucks. Also, exercising helped; which for me is long walks with the double stroller and Exercise TV on Demand on Time Warner Cable -they have so many great workouts to choose from).
Smarter food choices, plus keeping a food journal also really helped me. I love seeing the calories listed for foods in places like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks because iIt stops me from making bad decisions (like going for a bagel over something less caloric like an english muffin). As someone in my meeting suggested, why not list the fat, dietary fiber and salt content also? I still use E-Tools to help me track my daily food intake and to find family recipes.
My next challenge will be another 10% weight loss, but I’m going to rejoice for every pound I lose! especially since Weight Watchers announced a new campaign to help people in need, Lose for Good (loseforgood.com). Between September 7th and October 18th, 2008, for every pound that Weight Watchers members lose during this six week period, Weight Watchers will donate the cost of one pound of food — up to a $1 million dollars to two hunger fighting organizations. Mommies With Style will be giving away two Weight Watchers Online subscriptions to participate in this campaign and take an active role in lessening the number of hungry and malnourished people in the world. To enter, post a comment about why you want to participate in the Lose for Good Campaign.
Go to loseforgood.com for more information.