Weight Watchers Start Living, Start Losing: Inspirational Stories That Will Motivate You Now

Overview

What Makes a Great Weight-Loss Success Story?

Over 70 real women and men

(including a few celebrities!) share their stories and strategies for finding a healthier life

If you've ever admired a friend, colleague, or relative who has lost weight and wondered, "How did they do it?", this is the book you've been waiting for. In Start Living, Start Losing, Weight Watchers brings you some of its best-ever and most inspiring stories of women and men ...

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Overview

What Makes a Great Weight-Loss Success Story?

Over 70 real women and men

(including a few celebrities!) share their stories and strategies for finding a healthier life

If you've ever admired a friend, colleague, or relative who has lost weight and wondered, "How did they do it?", this is the book you've been waiting for. In Start Living, Start Losing, Weight Watchers brings you some of its best-ever and most inspiring stories of women and men who have lost weight and kept it off. In their own voices, these people share their personal experiences of slimming down and reveal their practical tips and secrets for success. Read about what worked for them and hear what they had to say:

About Food

"I've learned that you can eat everything—but just not in one day. The best weight-loss advice I ever heard was 'one bite tastes like the rest.' For my son's graduation, he wanted me to taste the cake so I took one forkful. He said, 'That's all you're going to have?' and I said, 'Now I know what it tastes like. I don't need any more.' It has to be looked at one bite at a time, one portion at a time, one day at a time."

Susan, 43, New York, receptionist

About Exercise

"Now I think of exercise as if it's a relationship—you have to keep it alive, varied, and vibrant, or it will stagnate. I cross-train, which keeps me from getting bored and tones different muscles."

Nazalee, 37, Ohio, fund-raiser

About Maintaining Weight Loss

"I'm now in the maintenance phase of my weight loss and will always track my POINTS® values because that's how I maintain my weight. The sooner you see that you're losing control, the sooner you can pull yourself together."

Sarah, Duchess of York, author, philanthropist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470289389
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC. is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 50,000 weekly meetings where members receive group support and education about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification, and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com provides innovative subscription weight management products over the Internet and is the leading Internet-based weight management provider in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications, and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.

To see and hear several Weight Watchers success stories online, log on to WeightWatchers.com/startliving.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Sarah, Duchess of York     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
Mirror, Mirror     9
Size Matters     11
A Transforming Experience     14
My New Neck     16
On Campus and Still Losing     18
Wearing My Daughter's Clothes     20
Looking Suitable     23
From Overweight Mom to Fit Triathlete     26
Waving Good-bye to Excuses     29
Journaling: Show Yourself Signs of Success     32
Family Matters     33
Making Time for Me     35
Losing It for Sugar Face     38
A Big Thanks to Mom     41
Controlling My Weight-and My Destiny     44
Rethinking Old Family Habits     47
Dealing with Family Tragedy     50
Making Myself a Priority     53
A Healthy Legacy     56
From Single Mom to Diva     58
Journaling: Think about How Your Family Can Help     61
Working Nine to Five     63
Coming Clean with Myself     65
Losing Weight Surrounded by Food     68
Acting My Way to Weight Loss     72
Living throughDownsizing-in More Ways than One     75
A World Traveler Carries a Lighter Load     78
Watching What You Eat on the Road     81
Nursing My Portions     84
Journaling: Stash Healthy Snacks in the Right Places     87
Changing My Relationship with Food     89
Finding Me Again     91
Stopping Sneak Eating     94
Weight and Relationships     96
Finding the Bubbly Girl Again     99
Stopping the Junk-Food Habit     101
Learning to Love Me     104
Feeling My Feelings, Not Stuffing Them     106
Living through My Plateau     110
It's All about Portions     113
Journaling: Share, Share, Share     115
New Brides, New Moms     117
The Incredible Shrinking Wedding Dress     119
How I Stopped Hiding behind Eating     123
Cooking and Eating Great Food-the Healthy Way     127
Getting My Body Ready for Baby     130
Bouncing Back after Baby     134
Journaling: Visualize the Future     136
Embracing Challenge     137
Losing Weight, Finding My Sisters     139
Sticking with It     142
Becoming a Cowgirl     146
Getting Back into Exercise     149
Riding for My Life     152
Praying for Help     154
Getting Healthy in Mind, Body, and Spirit     157
Journaling: Consider What You Can Control in Your Life     160
Seeking Good Health     161
Saving My Heart     163
Looking toward the Future     166
Gaining a Positive Attitude with Cancer     168
Taking the Pressure off Myself     171
Losing Weight to Save My Life     175
Keeping a Sense of Humor     178
Bye-Bye, Diabetes     180
Journaling: Participate in Physical Activities You Used to Love     183
A Guy Thing     185
Healthy = Happy     187
Scared Serious     190
Finding the Courage to Change-Twice     193
Losing Weight Is a Family Affair     196
On Becoming a Superhero     200
From Husky to Marathon Runner     203
Journaling: Give Yourself an Oil Change     206
The Power of Teamwork     207
Making Each Other Stronger     209
Teaching Us How to Take Care of Our Bodies     213
A Couple's Journey to a Better Life      219
A Ton of Inspiration     223
A Mother and Daughter Losing It Together     228
Journaling: Go Public with Your Goals     232
Credits     233
Index     235
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