Chiming in with what I hope is a combination of support and inspiration.
I've done the WW programs since 1971, the year my daughter was born. Yes, I experienced liver and bread sliced horizontally and home made ketchup. I have been wildly successful and slipped right back into misery several times over. This time will be the FINAL TIME- or I'll keep waging the war until I lay it all down. When I do, let's just hope I'm finally at Life Time.
Anyways, I started up again in Febraury as I entered retirement. This week, I got my 15 # star. Woohoo!. I do love PP except for the 24 points per bottle of wine. I am working out 5 days a week between weights, cardio, two days of water aerobics and at least hopefully, once a week water volleyball.
I had to make some concessions with wine because, yes it slows my weight loss down and yes, there is an issue that all the experts say it harms me. However- excuse me- 3 glasses a week? Have you tasted some of the wine I've tasted? A perfect Pinot Noir with some fresh cherries? A big fat Zinfandel with the absolute perfect piece of dark chocolate? A crisp St. Supery Rose with Jerk Chicken? Sorry- 3 glasses won't do it. So the compromise is weekends only, or dinner out. Slow weight loss, relatively steady weight loss. Happy Patt. I am willing to add work out time as the points allowance goes down. I got a long way to go. I've got peasant genes that are afraid the famine is just around the corner. I hope there's room for me on this thread.
For all of you on the same journey- we're doing it because we're worth it. We just may as well have some fun along the way.
With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane...
"Changes in Attitude, Changes in Latitude" Jimmy Buffet