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Day 10: I'm Proof Of This

Research findings were announced recently that said people who attend meetings like Weight Watchers that are led by peer counselors were more successful at weight loss than people who met with a professional counselor. I know from my experience, learning from someone who succeeded at the program made my weight loss goal seem attainable. Also helpful was a group of people cheering me on every week when I was down some lbs and commiserating with me on the weeks when the scale went the other way. At the meetings we would talk about what worked and what didn't work for us and on the weeks when I was ready to give it up and plunge back into my old ways, there was a group of people talking me off that ledge and back on track to lose those 50 pounds.

If you have a weight loss goal, find someone with a similar goal, whether that be through Weight Watchers or a coworker you run into in the office kitchen while you try to resist that box of donuts. Encourage each other, hold each other accountable, and celebrate every pound lost. The struggle will be so much easier if you share it.

Reference:  http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-weight-watchers-20121010,0,7567805.story

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