I’m Alexis, and I have been blogging on and off about my weight loss journey here since 2008. I have had several “about me” pages as time has gone on because a lot has changed over the years! So here’s the latest…
Well, people, I am here to tell you that I finally did it! I lost 75-ish pounds with Weight Watchers Online!
Well, that was back in 2012 and 2013. Getting there is definitely only half the battle! I’m finding maintaining it is even harder and have gained some weight back, so there’s still a journey here! I hope you will continue to follow along!
I’ll share more of my trials and tribulations, successes, crazy thoughts, weigh-ins, ideas, recipes, reviews, giveaways, good blogs, race recaps, resources, and even some more featured fit friends! Having the support here blogging and on twitter (I refer to it as my “virtual Weight Watchers meeting”) has proven to be a great tool for me to fight on! You are never alone!
And ultimately, I hope to inspire others! (If I could put glitter on those letters, I would! They really need to add that option!)
I’ve Been Featured!….
I was lucky enough to be chosen to appear in a Weight Watchers commercial in 2012 that aired on TV for a few months into 2013! I was only in it a few seconds, but it was the most amazing experience of my life! It used to be on the Weight Watchers YouTube channel, but they took it down in 2014. Luckily I have some screenshots below! Jennifer Hudson narrated it, and my favorite line is:
“We’re human. We fall down. We gain weight. And we get back up.”
While filming the commercial, we also did a photo shoot! That led to me being featured in a Weight Watchers Success Story on their website and mobile app! (PS They used to have the picture to the left on the story, but they changed it to match the advertising seen below!)
How Did I Do It?…
I started out in Weight Watchers meetings back in 2008, but eventually found that Online fit my lifestyle better. I went on and off the program a lot, but I always came back to Weight Watchers because I just knew it would work for me! I started Weight Watchers Online again for the last time in June 2011, messed around a bit for the next several months, and then rededicated myself to the program in December 2011 when I had my “a ha” moment (see my success story!), along with a little help from a fellow blogger’s #Back2Basics challenge and entering the Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You contest (no, I didn’t win, but it was motivating!). I also started out walking and doing Wii workouts and eventually started running!
I’m sad to report that during the later part of 2013 and now into 2014, I gained back 38 lbs of weight due to many issues. 2014 has proven to be a struggle, but I hope to be back closer to goal by the end of the year!
I am completely transparent in where I am at in my journey, as you can check out more details of my progress on my log of almost all of my Weight Watchers weigh-ins here.
On a side note, my blog title is a little misleading. Weight Watchers isn’t actually a “diet,” it’s a “lifestyle!” And really I believe any healthy eating plan has to be a lifetime commitment, not a short term fix! The best thing about Weight Watchers is that you don’t have to be perfect! You can have splurges and still do it! And no, I don’t get payed to pimp out Weight Watchers. At the same time, I know every “body” is different, so I hope you find what works for you and you can change your life too!
Have a question or comment? Just contact me!