After many years of trying fad diets and struggling to lose weight, Nicole Cronin has lost almost 9 stone since she joined Weight Watchers last year. GALWAYnow caught up with Nicole on her incredibly successful weight loss journey with Weight Watchers.
Joining Weight Watchers was the best decision I have ever made. It really gave me the help and motivation I needed to keep going. I can’t believe how much weight I’ve managed to lose so far without having to starve myself. If anything, I would say that I am eating more than I ever did before. The big difference is that I am making much healthier choices when it comes to food and not always going for the convenient option.
I didn’t know what to expect the day I joined but I soon realised that Weight Watchers would become a huge part of my life. On my first day, I was greeted with smiles and friendly faces from people who were on the same weight loss journey as myself. I found the programme very helpful and easy to follow which made it much easier to stick to. Anne, my class leader, was so encouraging and supportive every single week. Throughout my journey there were good weeks and bad weeks but no matter what, Anne always made sure I stayed focused and motivated. There were amazing weeks where I lost three or four pounds, which isn’t really sustainable in the long term, and then there were weeks when I didn’t lose anything. The programme kept me really focused so even during the weeks when my weight stayed the same, I kept going and knew the next week would be better.
A big part of losing the weight was going to the meetings every week.
Listening to everybody else and how they were doing on their own journeys was a great source of support and motivation. I also found that discussing healthy food recipes and chatting about the best exercise activities with the group really helped me.
Losing weight has changed my life completely and has allowed me to be the person I want to be. I am so much happier as a result and I am really proud of how far I have come. My confidence has grown, not least helped by all the motivation, compliments and encouragement I get during my weekly classes, and I have Weight Watchers to thank for that. The programme really does work and I’m living proof of that.
- Hair & Makeup: Barry’s Hair & Beauty Studio
- Top: Penneys
- Trousers: Willow
- Shoes: Greenes Shoes
- Location: The House Hotel
- Photos: Sean McCormack