Yup. It was a good week in the land of Weight Watchers online memberships! I lost a further 2.2 pounds, meaning I hit my first WW milestone: 5 pounds (or more) of weight loss. Woot! I got a lovely little gold star (virtual, of course) that smiles at me every time I open the WW app on my iPhone. Yay, me!
So to date that brings me to, let’s see here: a total of 5.6 pounds down in four weeks. Again: yay, me! I have nothing but good things to say about this program, which is both surprising and not at the same time. It’s not surprising because – duh – I did Weight Watchers before (very successfully) and lost over 50 pounds. It is surprising, because I was always a firm advocate of going to meetings in order to be truly successful. But then again, maybe because I’ve already been there, done that I don’t need the meetings as much? Or maybe because the online tools are so good? I don’t know. Either way, what I know is that it works, I feel good, and I’m still losing weight. That all makes me happy.
So while I was getting ready to write this post I was trolling around on the internet looking for good images to use (mostly because I am sitting here in sweats and no makeup and therefore am in no position to be taking pictures of myself for a post!) and I found lots of images of current and former WW spokespeople. And that got me to thinking: sure, it’s a good gig and all, being the “face” of Weight Watchers, but how do you feel when they approach you? Take, for instance, the beautiful Jennifer Hudson. Now she did have a somewhat public struggle with her weight, and she does look totally fab now, but how do you think the call with her agent went when they first approached her?
Agent: Oh hi Jen, I have this – ahh – interesting opportunity to discuss.
JH: Really? What is it? Dreamgirls 2?
Agent: Well…ah…no. It’s Weight Watchers. They want you to go on their program, lose weight, and then be their new spokesperson.
But seriously – it doesn’t matter how the conversation went, because hell, Jen be lookin’ awesome! Take a look at her when she won her Oscar – not that she was even very fat at all:
But now? Wow. That’s all I can say. She looks so amazing in those Weight Watchers commercials – I swear that’s half the reason I joined myself!
Although I must say that her shoes look a bit weird to me.
But Jen’s not alone in her endorsement of Weight Watchers. Who can forget the inimitable Duchess of York, HRH Sarah Ferguson (still who I think of when people talk about Fergie):
And they also had Jenny McCarthy:
And (you’ll get a hoot out of this one, I promise) Lynn Redgrave! Waaaaay back in the day (although I’m sad to say I do remember it):
“Try it. You’ll diet.” Hilarious!