On Monday night I had the rare privilege of being involved in success night at Weight Watchers. This night was open to everyone currently involved in Weight Watchers or people who were interested in joining Weight Watchers. Let me just say-This night was absolutely AMAZING!!!! My Weight Watcher leader, Jacynta asked me to share my story on this night and I agreed. I will tell my story to anyone who will listen – hence the blog!
Some important things I took from success night:
- You must go to meetings-This was a common thread with each person who spoke. We all need that support and love from others who are going through the same struggles we are. We also need the accountability of weighing in in front of someone else. Please, please, please, go to a meeting if you can.
- You must write down everything you eat-ONLY do this if you want to lose weight. If you are ok with staying the same or gaining weight, don’t write down everything. If you really want to be successful and lose weight, you have to bite it, write it; lick it, click it; nibble it, scribble it.
- Don’t judge another person who is on a weight loss journey-You don’t know what they are going through or why they walked in the door. Yes, they look like they maybe have five pounds to lose or they look like they have 100 pounds to lose. Don’t judge them, love them.
- Find a leader that works for you-It was so interesting to hear each person tell why they LOVE their leader and those meetings. It was amazing to me that not everyone loves “the clapper” my leader uses. Who would not love that?!? Of course, I am pretty loud and “clapper-ish” myself so it is right up my alley! Not every leader is for everyone, which is why Weight Watchers has different personalities. Find one that works for you-he/she will be an integral part of your weight loss so make sure you LOVE him/her!
- Inspire others so you can be inspired-Don’t keep it a secret! Tell others what you are going through and lean on them for support. Trust me, if you are trying to climb a mountain, it is more fun with someone else there to encourage you, hold you up if you are about to fall, and just be there through your journey. Share it so others can help you as well as you helping others!
I don’t think many other places have Success Night but this is truly an amazing experience. There was laughter, tears, joy, and most importantly, a renewed commitment to our weight loss journeys! Have you ever had the chance to attend a success night? If yes, what did you think? If you ever have a chance to go-do it! I promise you won’t regret it!