I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers. From neighborhood meetings in her home with “overweight housewives”, her vision of Weight Watchers’ meetings was born.
A Guest Post by Jennifer
Ok peeps, be my Dr. Phil for a few minutes…I’m struggling over here.
One of the joys of my life is exercise. Yes, it took me a while, but believe me, I have MORE than fully embraced my inner athlete. And that’s my problem. I am “overdone.
April 9, 2005 was my first Weight Watchers Meeting. Well, technically that’s not true. I joined WW briefly as a teenager, when my mother was a member, then again about 25 years ago when we first moved to Connecticut (I needed to lose 10 pounds then). But 10 years ago was when I joined, stayed, made it to goal and Lifetime and never looked back.
At least that’s what we celebrate at my house. I love the years when the holidays overlap, so I can do a combo celebration for the family. It’s probably way more socially acceptable (or should I say “kosher”) to serve brisket and kugel for Easter than it would be to serve Ham for Passover, so that’s the plan.