I Lost 20 Pounds with Weight Watchers – Kept off 16.4!
by Melodie Haas
A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions. Many end up failing pretty quickly, which is why I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. I would always feel like a failure if I didn’t follow through.
In October 2018, I received my cholesterol results, and it was not good. I had gained 20 plus pounds after having a hysterectomy and going through menopause five or so years ago. Most people like myself gain weight, and it’s hard for them to lose it.
I had never been successful with Weight Watchers, which is now called WW but my friends were. So, I decided to try again. I lost weight the first week!! I was so surprised and excited!
Then they changed the program. I was so mad because I had finally found something that worked for me. I sent my complaints to weight watchers, but they did not listen. So, I found an app that allowed me to follow the program I that I had previously had success with.
It was a lot cheaper using this app than Weight Watchers. I think when I signed up it was maybe $2.99 with no additional fees. There are no monthly fees! Also, there are a few other items you can add to your plan, but I didn’t. However, I do miss the community and encouragement from using Weight Watchers.
Jesus not only gave me salvation but also continues to guide me through this life. For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
My weight battle is a lifelong process. However, Jesus surprised me with the 20-pound weight loss goal because I originally just wanted to get to my pre-hysterectomy weight. My clothes don’t hurt my fibromyalgia as much when my weight is at the 20-pounds-lost level.
I think with all the stress I have been under in the last year, and this year, that it’s hard to stay focused. Yet, Jesus has blessed me with a plan that works for me. I just need to keep trying to stay focused. I would love to lose another 19.6 pounds maybe when school is finished.
Have you tried Weight Watchers? Or have you had success with another program? I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to comment below.
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About the Author
Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS. She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks.
You can read Melodie’s regular “Hacking Life” column on the 2nd Friday each month at the magazine.