This was me in September 2002. I joined Weight Watchers on September 11, 2002. I beleive this was the heaviest my weight has been. I was 173.6 pounds and 5'2". I was talked into going to my first meeting by a friend. She only went for a few weeks, but I continued. I lost 6.8 pounds my first week! (Haven't had a loss that big since, but that is ok!) I was inspired by the meeting leaders and hearing stories from fellow members.
Nine months later I reached goal. My goal is 139. At my lowest, I was 134.2, for a total loss of 39.4 pounds. Over the years, I gained some weight back. In October 2006, I was back up to 163 pounds. I have managed to lose the weight again. This morning I weighed in at home at 137.6 pounds. I have been in the 137-140 pound range, which is ok, but I'd like to lose 5 more pounds to be at my lowest. LOL
I have realized that I need to track my points. If I don't track, then my weight gain gets out of control. I still follow the plan that I learned in 2002. I have not gone to a Weight Watchers meeting in over a year. I didn't care for the Points+ program, so I am sticking with what works for me!
Right now I am focusing on maintaining my weight, living an active life, and eating healthy.