“I was somewhat heavy most of my life. In high school and in my twenties it was only about 10 to 15 pounds and never bothered me much. In my 30’s I got up to 332 and at 6’ 2” I was obese, so, I joined Weight Watchers and got down to 175. Shortly after reaching goal, I moved and meant to attend Weight Watchers at my new location but never did.
By the time I was in my 40’s I was over 240 with intermittent weight loss that never stuck. Throughout this time, I would swim laps to help me lose weight. Swimming is the only exercise I enjoy.
About 3 and a half years ago I retired at age 61. The first 2 years of retirement were an extended celebration with much eating out and over eating. By the end of 2013, I weighed 266 pounds. As the year came to a close I was frustrated with my weight and made a commitment to lose 80 pound in 2014. I joined Weight Watchers again on Jan 1, 2014 and took it very seriously by combining lap swimming 5 days a week at Sun Oaks. I never weighed myself in between weekly weigh-ins at Weight Watchers. Each week I would anxiously get on their scale, taking account of the week before. On 2 occasions, I gained a very small amount, but other than those two weeks, I lost weight each week. I never missed a swim: It was 5 days a week for the entire year. I began adding other exercises like stomach crunches and pushups along the way.
On December 31, 2014 I did my final weigh in for 2014 and was 176. I had lost 90 pounds and the other exercises were starting to show. I began 2015 with a firm commitment to keep my weight between 170 and 173. I am now 64 years old and have never felt better. Thank you Weight Watchers and Sun Oaks.”
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