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6 years ago today!

6 years ago today, on January 2nd 2007, I walked in to a Weight Watchers  meeting for the (second) first time!

I remember the day clearly, I was home sick from work, but determined that was the day I was going to join. It took me ALL DAY to shower, and work up the energy to drive across town to the meeting room to join.

When I walked in the room, I was greeted with a cheerful “KIRSTY! Welcome back!”. You see, the women working that night were the same women who worked at the meeting I had attended, and lost 25lbs at, 2 years earlier.

Here I was, walking in the room wearing my ‘fat jeans’ again, embarrassed to be back, ashamed to have put all the weight back on, and hoping no one recognized me! And here they were, greeting me like a long lost friend. They didn’t care that I had put the weight back on, or that I hadn’t been to a meeting in 2 years, they just cared that I was back again, ready to give it another try!

I wasn’t sure if I could “do it” this time. I mean, I knew I could lose weight, but I wasn’t sure that I could get it ALL off and keep it off!

But after I went back the next week, and the week after, and the week after that, it became a routine, it became just what I did!

Here I am now, 6 years later, at my goal weight for four and a half years, living a life I never expected.


I recently recorded a video, and uploaded it to the WeightWathers “I’m only human and I did it” Project! If you click the link, and then click “user uploaded”, you can watch my video, as well as other videos of real people who have real lives, and still achieved real weight loss on the program!


It’s that time of year when people are starting to make resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, eat better, quit a bad habit, and so on.  My decision to join WeightWatchers wasn’t a resolution, my decision to join “after Christmas” was based on not wanting to be watching what I ate over the holidays.  If you are thinking about losing weight, or becoming healthier at this time of year, I highly encourage to to take that first step, be it in to a WeightWatchers meeting room, a gym, or just out your front door to go for a walk.


Do whatever you need to do, just do something. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to do it for you!

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