You can do this, Mary!
We will all be here supporting you the whole way. I've heard nothing but good things about Weight Watchers. My sister has been successful with them. They allow for a real food/exercise life, which is what you need to make the change permanent.
I know you'll do it!
If you want to talk to some other people for your article, I know there is a board somewhere in I-Village, I think on a channel called "Diet and Exercise," that is called "100 lbs. or More to Go." It's for people who have that much weight to lose. When I was a CL, I learned this is a really popular board.
You'd think you and them would motivate me to lose the 30 to 40 lbs. I'd be better off without, wouldn't you? I don't know why you haven't!
I am new to the board but I thought I'd say Hi anyway :-)
I think it's you have done the very first and most important step - declared your goal! I am sure you can do it, with time and knowing that not everyday will be smooth you can reach your goals!
My MIL has done it, I am currently doing it (a little) and I know it's possible to lose weight with weight watchers.
Good luck, love Stef
I am actually in West Africa now because a friend lives and works here. She is married to the director general a gold mining company. After she had asked to be signed up as a long-distance member in my group in South Africa, it took only four days before he husband offered to fly me up here on a visit to motivate and support his wife one on one. I had nothing to do with the mining company although my husband runs the earthmoving company which is contracted to the gold mine.
I arrived here just as a position became vacant in one of the offices. It started out as a temporary position and I seem to be firmly ensconsed in the company now. The friend has lost seven of the twenty pounds she needs to. We intend to get her to goal weight by mid-September.
Anything you wish to ask or if you merely need support, call me!
Edited 7/28/2004 3:52 am ET ET by jo_granEdited 7/29/2004 12:50 pm ET ET by jo_gran
Jo- the other half of a cat-mad duo