MAXINEMARIEM
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I have been on Weight Watchers since January of 2004. I weighed 389 lbs with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and very painful knees. My older daughter, was on Weight Watchers and I watched her get thinner and thinner and I said to myself "I can do that too", so I started on my own weight loss journey using my daughter's Weight Watcher materials. I lost 73 lbs the first year doing Weight Watchers on my own, no meetings and no Weight Watchers on line.

I was in lots of pain from my knees and saw an orthopedic who told me I needed a surgery but wouldn't do it until I lost more weight. He suggested by-pass surgery. Let me tell you that really made me angry! What he was saying is I don't believe you will lose the weight but it also made me more determined to show him I could do this without surgery.

That very month I joined Weight Watchers and became a member. 4 yrs later I have lost a total of over 215 lbs and have been at goal over 1 1/2yrs.

If there was one thing I could tell you that would help you in your weight loss journey it would be "Motivation comes and goes but DEDICATION to yourself and to the program will get you to goal and beyond."

I wish you good luck on your journey, enjoy the ride!







Member Since: 8/12/2007

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I have lost over 215 lbs doing Weight Watchers and have been at goal and doing maintenance for almost 2 yrs.

My goal range is 171-175

Motivation comes and goes but DEDICATION gets you where you want to be.




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  • v REDGRAMA
    Maxine, welcome to the AT GOAL AND MAINTAINING TEAM.
    We look forward to helping you in ANY WAY WE CAN.
    THE NEW YOU LOOKS FANTASTIC. CONGRATULATIONS.
    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH, AND BE VERY PROUD.
    YOU DESERVE IT.
    HUGS &LOVE.
    Nancy M.

    P.S.
    Hope I was able to help you with the questions you asked?


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    2502 days ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Thanks for sharing your story. Inspiring! I look forward to your words of advice and experience regarding maintenance.
    2503 days ago
  • v TRYINGHARD1948
    Welcome Maxine, you are inspirational and look fantastic. All the very best and congratulations on achieving your goal.
    2504 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Welcome to the At Goal & Maintaining Spark Team!

    Your story and your program are incredible! You have lost a whole person! You have lost almost 2 whole persons! And you look fabulous!!

    We are really glad to have you on our team! We can learn so much from you!

    Hugs,
    Linda
    2504 days ago