Written by Ann
I have just completed ten weeks on Weight Watchers, and I am now 10% lighter than when I started. I have only a few pounds more to lose, but I am happy with how far I have come. Weekly weight loss is now less than 2 pounds per week, but I am steadily losing. I have made healthier choices, cook lighter, and eat more fruits, vegetables, and fiber than before. The only area of weight loss that I wish I would do better at is exercising. I’m just not consistent. Maybe this week?
I did not know that losing 10 % was anything special, but Weight Watchers has a nice article on its website called “The Big Ten Percent,” extolling the virtues of a 10% weight-loss. According to Weight Watchers, the benefits are:
- lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- lower risk for Type 2 diabetes
- more energy throughout the day
- higher self esteem
- a reality check on what it will take to reach the final goal.
I did not have elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, but I do have more energy and self-confidence. I also feel committed to losing the final few pounds. I think I’ll have to increase my walking and swimming if I want to keep going.
How is everyone else doing?