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Fitness Minutes: (40,035) Posts: 34,737 5/12/10 2:51 P
I'm a lifetime member as well. have been for about 2 years. I have a few pds to drop before I go in to weigh and I am hoping that I do. Hate to have to pay again. To be honest I think at times it is harder to maintain.
I am a lifetimer also - just a few pounds from goal. maintained about a 70 pound weight loss for 11 years.
"There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." Morpheus in The Matrix
"Failure is only postponed success...The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." -Herbert Kaufman
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." - Pope John XXIII
current weight: 141.4
Posts: 19 4/28/10 4:13 A
I'm new to lifetime (as of January 2010). I actually reached my goal weight last May but didn't realize it until I talked to my doctor about why I couldn't lose any more. Although I'm still about 15 lbs above my WW range, she wrote me a note to be goal with WW. Since then it's been more challenging maintaining now than it was before I had the note.
I'm headed in for plastic surgery in a month to remove excess skin (total weight loss with GBS and WW is 190 lbs).
No matter where you are in this journey - you need support.
current weight: 159.8
Fitness Minutes: (3,332) Posts: 482 4/27/10 12:15 A
I'm a Lifetime member too. I need to shed a few pounds to get back to my goal weight but going through menopause it is so much more difficult. I'll keep plugging along.
Karen Littleton, Colorado *-:¦:-*
"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it." Alexander Graham Bell
Fitness Minutes: (18,492) Posts: 5,026 4/23/10 11:01 A
I can no longer remember when I became a Lifetime Member - It was in the 70's or 80's. I also had back problems and the first chiropractor I saw, did something he shouldn't have and it was downhill for me after that. Oh, am I blaming my weight gain after that on him? Nope!! It was my decision to gobble everything in sight. Somehow, in my mind anyway, that compensated for the pain I was experiencing. Continued seeing chiropractors but none of them really helped and the last one screwed me up so bad it has taken all this time for things to go back into place where they should be. Years and years. So, all I can say is be careful where you go for help! LOL Yes, I can laugh about it now. And yesterday was the day I was waiting for - when I finally felt my leg go into the right place of my hip. I still can't believe it . . . !
So I can't really get down on myself for regaining a lot of weight these past few years. Since joining SP for the umpteenth time, I lost 25 lbs. and regained 3. Nothing is going to stop me now!!
Helen, Calgary, Alberta
Pounds lost: 20.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,491) Posts: 895 4/21/10 12:37 A
Hello: I have been a WW Life Member since July 19, 2,001. I stopped going to meetings in 2006 and I also took some time off from WW but that did not stop me from doing what I needed to do. Sometimes a break is good if one feels they need it. I just felt I needed it. That did not mean my status changed as a life member and don't believe people lose it because they never do. I have heard people say they became a Life Time member again, but you don't lose that status. Anyway, I am here and hope to give any kind of support one needs. Cyrella
Hi, I am a lifetime WW. But it is taking a lifetime to learn what I have to do to take it off and keep it off.
Once a job has just begun, leave it not till it is done, be the matter big or small do it right or don't do it at all. Unknown
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 2 2/18/10 9:41 A
Good morning! I joined WW 6 years ago, lost 65 lbs and became a lifetime member. I was really good at losing weight, but have always struggled with maintenance. I think my problem is that I only track when I want to lose weight and stop tracking when I make my goal weight. So then I start to gain and after 5 - 10 lbs, I start tracking again to lose. It's a vicious cycle - So Maybe I've finally figured it out - you have to track EVERY SINGLE DAY, even if you are at your goal weight!! So that's my new plan, and maybe after I lose these 15 lbs, I won't ever have to pay again!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 441 1/26/10 1:44 P
I am on my second time at WW, the first time I reached goal and kept the weight of for nearly 4 years until I had an hysterectomy op and It just seemed to go back on.
I am struggling to try and get it off but I am determined to get there, I did want to give up a few weeks back but was encouraged not to by my SP. Elaine
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (59,577) Posts: 556 1/25/10 1:24 P
You'll get back there! Between WW and SP (and any other acronymed groups you might have access to LOL) you'll be back to free status in no time.
Outsmart the fat!
Posts: 11 1/25/10 1:15 P
I'm a Lifetime member too, although sometimes I wonder if I deserved it. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months after having my second child. I maintained for 15 months, and in November had to pay for the first time... I haven't been back to my goal weight since. I'm only a few pounds off, but still a few pounds more than goal still means paying, and still means I'm not where I want to be.
I was hoping to be back at goal weight end of this month, but since I'll have to weigh-in on Saturday, not thinking that's going to happen since I haven't been very successful in the past 3 weeks since I really recommitted myself.
current weight: 183.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,515) Posts: 8,642 11/16/09 12:28 P
Yes you will! Your determination will get you there. Don't worry about what others say, she was probably just jealous! She probably had a bad week herself and wanted to take it out on someone. How sad! You just have to feel sorry for people like that...how miserable they must be all the time!
YOU GO GIRL! YOU CAN DO IT AND WE WILL BE HERE TO CHEER YOU ON!
Pounds lost: 30.8
Posts: 12 11/16/09 12:10 P
Oh I would love to get my lifetime membership! I was on WW 8 years ago and ended up going to the meetings for a few weeks and then finishing up on my own. I did reach my goal weight, but when I even gained 5 pounds I got myself right back to WW to make sure I could take back control again.
It was my plan to join just to lose the 5 pounds and then go on to lifetime membership where I could learn maintenance.
On the morning I rejoined there was another lady there who asked me, "are you here to sign up to?" I told her that I was and she said to me in a snarky tone "well, I guess we all need to look anorexic these days".
I was shocked and stunned. That whole meeting I was very uncomfortable and never returned again until years later with many pounds gained.
It took me a long time to be able to go back to WW because I was scared what people would say to me. Now that I am in my third week, and know that my leader is not there to judge, I love going and look forward to it every week. I will get to my lifetime membership!
current weight: 407.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,515) Posts: 8,642 10/4/09 1:10 P
Boy I'm really digging up some old threads here aren't I?
Yes I am a lifer. Just joined again last Monday 9-28 I actually kept it off for 7 years after reaching goal but not this time. I know I need the meetings to face that scale every week. It's really easy to lie to yourself but not that scale that is being operated by someone else!
Pounds lost: 30.8
Fitness Minutes: (12,216) Posts: 977 6/6/09 7:37 A
Thanks for all the input- I'll keep on keepin on- HEy I lost 3 lbs the last wiegh in!YOOHOO
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current weight: 168.6
Posts: 3,469 5/2/09 10:05 P
I am a lifer. I made goal about 3 years ago. I still go to weekly meetings for the support. Honestly I find it harder to maintain than to loose.
Our Greatest National Resource is the Minds of our Children... Watler Elias Disney
current weight: 145.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,412) Posts: 22,978 3/30/09 12:18 A
I am a lifetime member and reached that milestone in 1962. I have gained and lost the same 50-75 pounds until the present time. The difference now? I have changed my attitude about my lifestyle change. This is the way I have to eat for the rest of my life. I had a health issue scare and because I couldn't take my pre diabetes meds because of their side effects I decided to lose weight and exercise for a permanent solution. So this week I reached a milestone I broke through into the 190's and I feel so good.........and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm motivated and stoked.
Donna Brown Deer, WI leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=30504
I joined WW May 2004 - lost 80 lbs by Nov 2005. I am a lifetime member and was a leader for a year. I've maintained (within 5 lbs) for over 3 years now. It is a LIFETIME thing. You can't ever go back to your old habits - that way lies disaster. It's OK to have an OCCASIONAL splurge, but you have to maintain your healthy lifestyle 95% of the time. Good Luck on your journey.
Fitness Minutes: (90) Posts: 758 3/29/09 2:26 P
I am a LT member. Finally 4 years ago I joined WW after many other things. Had tried it years ago. Anyway I got to goal weight after about 1 1/2 years and stayed for about 6 months, then had a traumatic event and after about 2 months started gaining, and gained back about 25. I stayed with the program and ate as healthy as possible, but never missed but one meeting, then after another event finally got back on track .It took me 6 months to get back to LT. But I am still learning this new lifestyle and the main thing for me is no matter what happens, I go to a meeting or two if necessary.
Fitness Minutes: (46,948) Posts: 3,313 3/29/09 9:13 A
Hi. I am a lifetimer and now work for WW. The key is to shed the "diet mindset". You never quit doing what you learn. You never "go off" it. You make it become a lifestyle. Sometimes easier said than done...it's all about getting our head in the game. There are several other lifetimers on the other WW teams. Check WW at Home and WW & Friends teams out. Welcome back to WW and welcome to SP. This is a great place for motivation and the WW program works if you work it.
BittyGirl, aka Linda Jesus Girls Made to Crave leader NE Texans Getting Fit, co-leader
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