As New Year resolutions go, losing weight is on the top of most people’s lists.
I made a pact on New Year’s day with my family and friends that my 2013 resolution is this: 2014 will be the year I don’t resolve to lose weight.
It is a realistic goal: I have been a Weight Watcher’s meetings member since June 2011 and am down 35 pounds. I only have 20 pounds to go until I reach my healthy weight range. And trust me, once I am healthy, I plan on stopping.
Why? Because, I have been either actively trying to get smaller or actively ignoring when I got bigger, since I was a little girl.
Sometimes, I am exhausted. But Weight Watchers gave me a little dose of inspiration to make 2013 my year to get to goal. They launched “The I’m Only Human and I Did It Project,” a YouTube initiative dedicated to inspiring people who don’t believe they have it within themselves to finally lose the weight and keep it off. Not only do they have their celebrity spokes people like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson to share their stories of their weight loss journeys but they also have real people telling their honest portrayals why Weight Watchers worked for them, and what their life is like now, to spread the message that you don’t have to be superhuman to be successful at losing weight. Weight Watcher’s goal is to inspire people at any stage of their weight loss journey to overcome self-doubt and believe they can do it too.
My favorite part, real people, like me, can upload videos to share our experiences.
So, if you find yourself waffling on your own weight loss journey: please check out this page to see that real people cannot only lose weight but keep it off. Better yet, upload your own story to show the world!
Here is to a active and healthy 2013.
How long have you been trying to lose weight?