Are You a Role Model?
We are constantly delighted and amazed by our members' incredible progress - together we've lost nearly 1.5 million pounds (and counting). Yet, each success story is slightly different; some of you learned how to resist the sweets, others found a trick to avoid the midnight cravings, and some said that teaming up with a diet-buddy also made a huge difference. Basically, many roads lead to Rome, and we are today starting an effort to collect all those tips and experiences and to make them available to our community.
Ever since we started publishing our members' success stories, many of you have asked us how to submit your own stories. In order to streamline this process, we just released a web form that simplifies this process. We encourage all of you to submit your stories, regardless of how many pounds you have lost; we are primarily looking for insightful comments, and we fully understand that not everyone has to lose the same amount of weight, or has already reached their goals.
Here are some of our favorite insights from the stories that we've already published:
"The main way I prevent relapse is to allow myself "cheat days" and regular treats. I also keep pictures of myself at my largest, and an old size 28 pair of jeans to remind myself of how far I've come."
"Taking control of my life and my habits has instilled a sense of pride that I never knew I had. I have become a Certified Personal Trainer to help people that are in the same situation that I was in."
"My "Ah Ha!" moment was realizing that the time required to lose the weight would pass anyway. After it passed, I could be unhappily the same size, or I could use the time to reclaim my life.