Before and AFTER – 140 lbs GONE!

FALL, 2011

FALL, 2012

I RARELY post personal things on my blog but this was something I just had to share with my friends.  These are pictures of my wonderful husband, Rich, and I.  Last year, like so many other people, we felt it was time to rid ourselves of some excess weight.  We really liked the concept behind Weight Watchers online program so we thought we would give it a try.  WOW!!!  I can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing program it is!!!  These picture say it all.  Rich lost 90 lbs and I lost almost 50 lbs.  Wanna know the crazy part?  We loved every minute of it!

Weight loss is hard no matter what kind of plan you’re on but Weight Watchers PointsPlus system was just easy to stick with.  People ask us all the time if we are always hungry.  Heck NO!  Or they ask if we ever get to eat pizza again or if we had to cut out bread.  NOPE!  The minute you tell me what I “can’t” eat, I will crave nothing but those foods.  Did you have to live on celery sticks and boiled chicken?  Hahaha!  No way!  I wouldn’t have lasted a week!  What we did learn was that we were eating WAY too much and so we SLOWLY worked ourselves to eating meals that were properly proportioned but we didn’t starve in order to do that.  We did eat a lot more fruits and veggies as we learned to balance out our meals.

If you’re New Year’s Resolution this year is to learn a healthy lifestyle and shed some weight, I hope you will look into what Weight Watchers has to offer.  They always offer sign up specials after the first of the year.  We are not “meeting” people and knew that attending meetings wouldn’t fit our schedule so we did the online program only.  If you have a smartphone, there is an app that will track everything for you. Wahoo!

Note:  I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers and I get nothing from them by posting this.  I just wanted to share our success with everyone.  🙂

23 Responses to “Before and AFTER – 140 lbs GONE!”

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  1. D Sparks says:

    Congratulations. You both look wonderful.

  2. Penny Reed says:

    Hooray for you both! I am on WW right now (and lost 50 pounds 12 years ago – needed to re-up) and have lost 20 pounds. And you’re so right, no deprivation, no starving – it’s so easy. I am so happy! Good for you two.

  3. Terri says:

    Congratulations to you both!!

  4. Congratulations to both of you!!!! You were great looking before but obviously even better now! It us not easy to take it off or to maintain it, but you seem to have found the solution for you and I send best wishes that you are able to keep this new eating life style going. So happy for you!

  5. Eveline says:

    Well done! You look great.

  6. Frederique says:

    Wow ! Congratulations… You look so handsome ! Keep on your good habits ! Bravo

  7. Anonymous says:

    What an accomplishment. Congratulations on a job well done!

  8. Kim In Texas says:

    I love Weight Watchers too! I still have a ways to get to goal weight. You’ve inspired me. I think I’m going to add having a beautiful picture taken with my husband to my rewards for achieving my goals. One of my other one is to buy a real leather jacket.

    Congratulations on the loss!

  9. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story! You both look great, and so happy.

  10. Vickie says:

    Connie you & Rich look amazing! Congrats on the weight loss. I am a lifetime member at WW and I like their approach to losing weight. Goo job & God bless.

  11. Vickie says:

    Connie you & Rich look amazing! Congrats on the weight loss. I am a lifetime member at WW and I like their approach to losing weight. Goo job & God bless.

  12. Connie, congratulations to you and your Husband. You both look great. I’m anxious to hear you at Leadership. Congrats on that, too. And, thanks for sharing! I personally like some personal things in a blog … it helps us get to know the person we respect and admire in the blogs we follow. I love your blog!!!

  13. Cindee says:

    You both look wonderful! Congrats on your success! My husband and I need to do something, maybe this is the way. Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. I am so proud of both of you and the picture says it all. I know you motivated me and because we share a brain it is working for me too. WW is the best diet/plan I have ever tried and to lose through Thanksgiving week, well wow it really does work.

  15. Frenchie says:

    Wow ms Connie you both look supper great !!! And good lookin !!
    Proud of you both !!
    Hugs frenchie

  16. Tinabobina99 says:

    Congratulations to both of you. I know that Weight Watchers is highly recommended by dietitians for diabetics and it’s so cool that they have a no-meetings option now. How wonderful you could do it together.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, and thank you for posting your story…it gives those of us who want/need to lose weight inspiration!!


  18. Mary Beth Krakowski says:

    Congratulations! A job well done, and more power to you!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, you both look amazing; keep it the good work.

  20. WOW!!!! I was on the fence about posting this but you guys have made me glad I did. You made me cry though! All your comments were so sweet and to know that I have inspired some of you… well, that just blessed my socks off! Thank you all SO much!!!

  21. terriloo says:

    You have NO idea how timely this post is for me! Just recently found your blog to follow it–and I love it! Glad you digressed a bit to post this VERY inspirational personal story. Congrats to you and your hubby on such tremendous success! Now I’m ready to get back on the WW bandwagon with renewed vigor!

  22. Oh my gosh Connie! Congrats to you both – WW is a great program. I hope to see “less” of you at leadership. 🙂

  23. Aw, Maggie, my friend! How are you? Can’t wait to see you too!! We are going to have so much fun in Orlando!!! Don’t you just love this job? Making us fly to sunny Florida in January? Wahoo!

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