Success Stories - Cindy
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My name is Cindy. I'm a 32 year old wife and mother from Louisiana and I have been on WW for 1 year this week 01/04/2001. I am the mother of 3 boys ages 8, 11, and 13. I have been married for the 2nd time for soon to be 4 years.
I have tired so many diets in my time. I have driven hundreds of miles for shots, I have went for pills and bought every gimmick you can imagine. Last year at this time I had had enough. I was so big I could no longer wear any of my clothes. I had one pair of warm ups that I wore just about everyday. My family hated them on me. They would ask me..."Cindy is that all you have to wear" Sad part was the answer was yes! I really didn't want to go buy anymore clothes. I really wanted to lose this weight.
When my husband and I had got married I was about 189 lbs but I had gained up to well over 200lbs...I wasn't sure how much over because I refused to get on a scale. Well, in December 1999 I met a lady that worked at a restaurant here where I lived. I knew she had lost a lot of weight...I got my dad to ask her what she had done. She began to tell me how she went to Weight Watchers. Every time she came back to our table I would ask her something else about it. Well, by the New Year I was ready to join Weight Watchers!
So on January 04, 2000 I walked in the doors of a Weight Watchers Meeting. WOW, was I shocked to see how much I had gained. I weighed in at 237lbs! I was upset but I didn't let it get me down. I knew if I didn't start now I was going to keep gaining. So the following day I started the 123 program. I was amazed at how easy it was. My first week I lost 4.8 lbs. This was a great boost for me. Well, as the weeks went by I kept losing. I was so happy to have found a program I could eat out, eat real food and still lose weight. I had the great support of my family and my wonderful husband. I found that the meetings were so important! I have only missed one meeting in one year due to my grandson being born. I try to tell anyone who will listen to me about Weight Watchers. To me it has been a life saver. I feel so good about myself. I have so much self esteem!
As of my last weigh-in, 12/29/2000, I have lost a total of 80.6 lbs! I also would like to tell you Dotti how great your web site is. Thank you for all the information you put on it. I know you have helped many people on their journey to losing weight!
Photos - L-R: 1st two photos - before Weight Watcher's; 50 lbs down; 63 lbs down; 75 lbs down