My She-ro of the month and Weight Watcher’s newest spokesperson, Jennifer Hudson, motivated me to give Weight Watchers a try. Not only is the partnership a win for Hudson and Weight Watchers, it is my hope that it becomes a win for thousands of overweight people too.
Hudson won a little place in my heart during American Idol in 2004; she just appeared to be a humble and genuinely sweet person. She made me laugh and cry as Effie in Dream Girls (2006) and I couldn’t have been prouder when she returned to the stage after the tragic loss of her mother, brother, and nephew in 2009.
What made her join Weight Watchers?
Hudson stated that after the birth of her first child she wants to lead a healthier life style. She has decided to focus on eating right and exercising in order to be a role model for her child. In addition to counting points, Hudson has also started to run-walk for 45 to 60 minutes a day.
Hudson claims that keeping her eyes off the scale and on the goal of living a long, healthy life really helped her succeed with Weight Watchers.
My Weight Watchers experience so far…
I weighed in on Tuesday, April 20th at 188 lbs. I have lost 12 lbs this year so far. I was a little disappointed because I had gained 4 lbs since the last time I had been weighed but it was not surprising (since I had been celebrating by birthday hard the previous month). Afterward, I received my pocket guide and attended my first meeting which was actually enjoyable.
The meeting leader was very enthusiastic and the other women in the meeting had several helpful tips. After the meeting the leader helped all of us newbies calculate our daily points and explained how the program worked. My daily point target is 24. (Really! Only 24 points.)
Next we went over how many points different foods were worth and all the tools that Weight Watchers had available to help us be successful. I went for the “up sale” and bought a point calculator, Dining out Companion Guide, and the Weight Watchers Magazine.
I now feel refocused and up to the challenge of losing more weight. I will periodically write about my experiences and the results I see, so check back soon!
Have you had success with Weight Watchers? Do you have any tips to share?