Do you ever read our Weight Watchers success stories and wonder if that could ever be you? Why not do some positive planning to make that dream come true? By taking a few simple steps, you could make great strides towards your goal.
It may seem a wacky idea, but planning your own success story may just be the key to your own success. If you can visualise the person you’re going to be, you may well be halfway there. After all, you need to know where you’re going to get there!
Plan your appearance
Visualise your success story photo shoot by answering a few questions:
- What can you see yourself wearing? Is it well-fitting jeans or a cocktail dress?
- What kind of colours do you see? Are they different from what you’re wearing now?
- How do you seem to feel? Do you see yourself smiling or serious?
- Just how slim do you see yourself? Can you translate that energetic, slim person to a target weight?
By answering these simple questions you may be able to identify the kind of clothes you really want to be able to wear, the style you need to aim for and even your target weight.
Plan your turning point
As you probably know from reading other people’s success stories, people who’ve lost weight usually report some kind of turning point. Looking back in your mind’s eye, what turned out to be the key to your own weight loss? (Did you start planning more carefully? Did you become more adventurous? Did you start tracking in a new way? What kind of new exercise did you try out?)
There’s bound to be something that will trigger you forward to higher levels of success. Work out what it could be in your own personal success story.
Plan your people
Although we’re alone to some extent in life, most of us get a lot of support from people around us. Looking ahead, who is it that made the difference to you? (Was it your Leader? Was it the people you got to know on the Community Message Boards? Was it your weight-loss buddy? If so, who was that exactly?! Did you manage to talk a relative into joining you on your weight-loss journey? Was it those phone calls you made to that supportive somebody?)
Plan your new priorities
Most success stories include some mention of a change of priorities. How will your life have changed? What will your new perspective be? What new routines will you have? Which part of your new lifestyle will have been an essential part of getting you to this point? (Is planning now your top priority? Is it buying in healthy snacks? Is it regular walking? Do you see yourself regularly going to the gym?)
Plan your pointers
What will your top tips be? If you can guess what your keys to change are, you’ll be well on your way to that real success story write-up.
Write some ideas of how and what you would write in your own success story below.
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