I'm almost 75 and live in SW Connecticut with my husband and three cats. I've been a Lifetime member of WW since 1992. This is my third time getting to goal. This journey started in 2006, called goal on 01/01/2008. Been doing the Beck book reviews since 2011, moving from the old WW message boards in 2015. I like running the group, the reviews help me to stay at goal.
I’m 60 and live in a suburb outside of Portland, OR with my husband and 1 cat. We have two kids in their 20’s. I did WW once when I was 40 and lost 16 pounds getting to goal. Since then I’ve slowly but steadily put on weight every year. Losing and gaining. Since last November, I lost 20 pounds, but stalled this summer and gained 6 back. I’ve done Beck for about 3 years and get better with each attempt. I’m not sure if I’ll get back to goal, but it’s still important for me to try and I feel like I still can. I’ve made good progress with exercise and when consistent, I do well with planning and logging. I understand that I need to be accountable to be successful. I like this group because I like the discipline of daily check ins and I like reading success stories of members at goal. My husband lost 30 pounds this past year and he is extremely helpful with food planning and prep.
Thanks Judy for running this group and all who contribute.
I will be 70 in February, live in a small village in Lebanon with my husband, have a married daughter, son and two granddaughters in the USA, and other family in the US as well.
I first joined WW in 1984 and reached goal losing about thirty pounds. I have been to goal twice before and am currently about ten to fifteen pounds from goal again (last time is the plan) having lost between forty and fifty pounds so far. High weight was 215 and starting weight loss weight in May 2020 was 204 ~ today's weight was 157.4 and goal weight is 145 (or lower).
I am "here" because I find support online and this group is a good anchor to keep me motivated.
Thank you bbbearsmom, for keeping the thread going!
Hi all. Let me add thanks to Judy for running the thread and introducing me to Beck in the first place back on the old WW message boards.
I was always a normal weight until I moved away from home at 18 and became depressed and isolated. I only put on about 25 pounds giving me a highest weight of 165 which I know is much less than most others have had to deal with. I first joined WW while I was living away from the family home for the first time. I remember I lost 7 pounds the first week, but I soon quit. When I moved back home my dad and I both joined WW and I got back to a normal weight. This was around 1973.
I really started Beck because of serious GI issues. I wanted to get a handle on being able to choose the foods I could eat regularly and manage my symptoms. I have experienced big weight swings due to the digestive stuff (down 30 lbs.) and meds for treatment (up 40 lbs.).
Thanks to the Beck tools I am (mostly) symptom free and have an eating plan I can live with. I also got to a weight that I consider ideal for my height and can maintain it.
Oh yeah, I'll be 68 in December, live in northern/central California with my husband of 37 years and one cat. I have one brother in Mpls. A large family of in-laws who I adore thanks to Mr. Lani.
Thank you Judy for all the work you do to maintain this BBR and the inspiration you give us all that we can be successful as you are celebrating 14 years at maintenance!
I loved reading all your posts above, thanks for taking the time to post them!🤗
Let’s take the time to introduce ourselves. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why are you here.
I'm 83 years old and live in Southwest Michigan a couple blocks from our beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets. I joined WW back in 1964 and I've been Lifetime since 1965. I joined WW when I was 26 years old as I gained 40 pounds after my three beautiful children were born. I remember one lesson we had in studio workshops was to lift bags of flour to see how much weight we were carrying around, I couldn't even lift 40 pounds so how did I carry that weight on my body, that really motivated me to get to goal! I joined BBR over a year ago and am very happy I did as I was able to lose 17 pounds to goal with the help of the Beck Principles I've learned on this thread and all the great help I get from all you ladies who post on here! I join at least one WW virtual meeting a day, some days more, as it's my anchor to keep me maintaining at goal. It's extremely important for me to pre track in my journal and earn blue dots on the WW app. everyday. I really love being at goal because I feel so much better plus my clothes fit, I now call this my "Living The Goal Dream!"
I am 67, retired and living in NE Pennsylvania with my husband of 22 years. We have 7 children and 9 grandchildren between us. I enjoy reading, writing and crafting. I’m here because I was invited by bbbearsmom , in 2013 when expressed concerns about gaining weight during retirement. What keeps me here is the support and shared experiences from all of your posts.
I joined WW in 1983 and lost 25 lbs. I stopped attending meetings, the 25 returned and brought 15 more with them. I returned to WW twice after that, worked for WW and still, the same results. Long story short, I hadn’t made it a lifestyle. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the BDS that I began to make lifelong, mindset changes. In 2019 I had open-heart surgery to replace the aortic valve. My cardiologist believes that my WW habits are the reason for my otherwise good health and remarkable recovery. With the Beck book reviews, attending virtual WW meetings, studio workshops, and the accountability here, I can focus on the strategies that needed more attention. I’m at my personal goal weight (below WW’s goal) and finally comfortable with my lifestyle and my health.