Logo_weight_watchersI’m holding the brass ring, er, key ring in my hands right now. I received it at my Weight Watchers meeting last week because I lost 10% of my body weight (since the end of May).

What helped me? I take my children to weekly Weight Watchers meetings (they have child-friendly meetings). The support I get from the meetings really helps. My toddler will let me stay for roughly 30-35 minutes (if I bring snacks, healthy of course, and toy trucks. Also, exercising helped; which for me is long walks with the double stroller and Exercise TV on Demand on Time Warner Cable -they have so many great workouts to choose from).

Smarter food choices, plus keeping a food journal also really helped me. I love seeing the calories listed for foods in places like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks because iIt stops me from making bad decisions (like going for a bagel over something less caloric like an english muffin). As someone in my meeting suggested, why not list the fat, dietary fiber and salt content also? I still use E-Tools to help me track my daily food intake and to find family recipes.

My next challenge will be another 10% weight loss, but I’m going to rejoice for every pound I lose! especially since Weight Watchers announced a new campaign to help people in need, Lose for Good (loseforgood.com). Between September 7th and October 18th, 2008, for every pound that Weight Watchers members lose during this six week period, Weight Watchers  will donate the cost of one pound of food — up to a $1 million dollars to two hunger fighting organizations. Mommies With Style will be giving away two Weight Watchers Online subscriptions to participate in this campaign and take an active role in lessening the number of hungry and malnourished people in the world. To enter, post a comment about why you want to participate in the Lose for Good Campaign.

Go to loseforgood.com for more information.


  1. I was recently diagnosed with very high cholesterol at age 34. I know I need to get the weight off to get healthy and to ensure I’m here for a long time for my kiddos. Not to mention setting a good example for them with healthy living. I just need the encouragement and guidelines to do it. I want to participate for my kids.

  2. I’d love to participate in this program. It sounds like a fantastic way to lose this baby weight and help others in need.

  3. congrats on the weight loss nancy – good for you!

  4. tracy rizzo says

    That would be good motivation to keep going! I would love to give weight watchers a try-I have 100 lbs to lose. That looks awful written out 🙁

  5. I recently found your site and love it!!! Thanks. I would love to enter the Lose for Good campaign. I have struggled with my weight since having my kids and it really effects my self-confidence. It would be a huge added bonus to be losing weight through a supported life style change and contribute to a good cause.

  6. Losing weight alone is great – both for your own health as well as for the example it sets for the kiddos – but to be able to do that and help people in need makes it a no-brainer. This program is also a great way to highlight the lack of balance in food distribution around the globe. I know I toss more food than I care to admit, which is just embarrassing when so many people are suffering. I’d like to teach my son to make choices that benefit everyone on our planet, and this is one way to do that.

  7. Wow… this if fortuitous. I just began the free trial week of Weight Watchers online. Losing weight in my first few weeks will mean a lot to me, personally – it will give me the confidence to keep going and enjoy the process — and knowing that my efforts support someone else’s efforts is amazing.
    I waited and agonized weeks over whether to do something like Weight Watchers because I have trouble just choosing to eat better on my own, don’t want to go to meetings.. and lets face it cannot afford to just buy 100% healthy foods all the time and pay for a program to help me do it all. Recently I started having knee problems due to my excess weight and finally yesterday said that’s it – I have to do it for my future, for my child’s future etc.
    Loseforgood means dual things to me – losing the weight that is burdening my life now FOR GOOD, like forever so I can be the best Mom I can to my little one, and Lose for the good of others who need the help — on our budget I often feel a mistep away from their shoes and know what it is like to need help feeding your family.
    I think it is great Weight Watchers will be doing this and hope to win this giveaway so I can do this for myself with more fiscal ease as well.
    And congratulations to you Nancy for achieving your first goal!

  8. I think that the new program is great. I have my meeting this Thursday and I will get more info about it then.

  9. I would be a blessing for me to be able to participate in this program. I just had my third child and really want to make a change for them. There are too many things in the world that I can’t control, but my weight isn’t one of them. I can’t let something I can change take me away from my babies, and I want to make a healthy change for them and set a great example. I want to make a change for the better!

  10. Just as I gave my favorite size 6 jeans away… Thank you for the great article. I did not know that Weight Watchers meetings were child friendly and now that I know, I’m going to move forward with signing up. After unsuccessfully trying on my own, I think a little help is needed. Bonus to be able to talk to adults and other moms at that! Hopefully my jeans will still be in stlye when I get them back!

  11. Congratulations Nancy!
    Losing 10% of your body weight is a huge accomplishment.
    I also love ExerciseTV. Have you checked out Mel Gregory’s pre and post-natal workouts online: http://www.exercisetv.tv/watchvideo.aspx?id=806304823
    I find them very effective and most are free.
    Congratulations again!

  12. Samantha Drossner says

    I have been talking about starting weight watchers for several months now and this would totally get me on the band wagon. I also was diagnosed with very high cholesteral at the age of 30 and will probably be on medication for the rest of my life, once out of my child bearing years. I have not lost the weight from having my second child more than a year ago and need to get the ball rolling.
    I never thought about doing the exercises on TV, but now I think I am going to check them out.

  13. I am still 10lbs overweight since I had my twins 3yrs ago. I really want this last bit to go and have been thinking of weight watchers for 2months. I need a push !

  14. I have been trying to lose weight on my own and it’s tough.

  15. I have been going to Weight Watchers since the end of June. I have reached my 10%. I am working on my next 10% – this program gives me some additional motivation.

  16. I would love to be a part of this program. Not only to lose weight for myself with a reputable program so that I can keep up with my very active 2 year old, but to also help others in need. What a great opportunity, thanks Mommies With Style and Weight Watchers!

  17. Woo hoo Nancy! You go girl!
    For those trying to lose 100 lbs, check out my friend Jen’s website- http://www.Lost100.com.

  18. I would love the chance to try weight watchers. I just had my second baby and I am 174 puonds, I am only 5’1″. In the 35 years before I had my babies I was always thin and active… although I am still active I do not have time for myself anymore to do the things that I use to. It would be nice to get back down to a decent size again. I miss shopping for cute clothes!!!

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