Has Weight Watchers Taken A New Turn
For many years I was a on and off member of Weight Watchers.
While I thought the program made sense, I was not a very big fan of it’s maintenance program. I had lost well over two hundred pounds with Weight Watchers and was never happier.
As I finally met my goal weight though, I felt that like there was not a substantial enough plan in place to keep it off. I had not learned to change my life and I was not happy.
So I quit going. My immediate thoughts were to blame the company and go it alone.
Then even more pounds came back and I went in search of another magic cure. Some time later now, I heard all about Weight Watchers new 360 program.
My first thought was here we go again. Just another company playing another profit game. After all, they just changed their program a year or so ago.
Yet to my total shock, there really were extensive changes. Many of them concentrating on more then just food and weight loss. Instead it was fantastic and easy techniques to give me a better chance at succeeding. All this without having to resort to my old school thoughts about dieting and the constant obsession with taking off the pounds regardless of my health. Could there actually be ways to deal with our horrifying food environment we are surrounded by every day?
What shocked me the most though was that I was greeted at the door by the group leader named Matt Karres. This is a man that was so similar to myself in his old weight that I could immediately relate. He had once been over five hundred pounds and lost all the weight he needed to.
He showed me the the utmost compassion and interest. I had even brought my mother with and he treated her like she was his own. Bravo!
As I sat through the meeting, one thing struck me. Matt did not hawk any Weight Watchers products or make me feel obligated to buy anything. Later on I curiously asked Matt how he could even earn a salary doing this. The theory always was is if you push they will buy. Well that theory needs new thinking. Curiously, Matt has the highest sales of anyone in his center.
So what could be his trick. Does Weight Watchers have a secret plan. Do they own some unknown candy or cookie company like many other so called weight loss centers? Are they putting diet pills in the water? Absolutely not. There was no ulterior motive. Just the task and desire to help people help themselves.
It was just a admirable company with a goal and compassion towards helping others.
I will admit that the fees for this group can sometimes be scary at first and that bothered me.
Why should I pay out another weight loss company. These are difficult times. What do I have to gain.
Well ironically, other then a new much happier way of life, the amount of money I saved in eating out more then payed for the group fees. It actually tripled my savings.
I just needed to look at the bigger picture.
When I left that day, I was so inspired and more then relieved.
I knew that the company had made great changes with C.E.O. David Kirchoff.
There was a new level of hope from a company that I could have easily tried to bundle into a group with many others.
This was the first time that I knew that I was making a investment in myself.
Great work Weight Watchers and Mr. Krichoff as you have brought me along for the greatest 360 in my life. There is new hope after all.