Tuesday, March 24, 2009

On becoming a Lifetime Member

I had been at a healthy weight throughout 2008, but in all my years at Weight Watchers I had never gone through the official process for becoming a lifetime member.
For those not familiar with it, Lifetime Membership is achieved when a member is able to stay within 2 lbs of their goal weight for six consecutive weigh-in's. My first step was to deter
mine my goal weight, which I determined in consultation with my leader, Liz (who rocks, BTW). Second, I weighed in within my goal weight range for six anxious weeks.

On March 17, 2009, I became a Lifetime Member, which entitles me to free attendance at meetings (as long as I stay at my goal weight). I have to say, it was a pretty big deal for me to finally have the official honor of joining this special group of people.

Note the attractive jewelry (it's a key chain with a charm) I acquired as my reward. It's not a pinky ring, so that's a plus.

As I reflect on this, I am pretty happy with the way my lifestyle has changed along the way. I eat healthy (mostly) and exercise lots. I feel better than I've ever felt, and I'm in the best shape and health of my life. Like so many other people, I am forever changed through Weight Watchers.


  1. Congratulations David. I will be a lifetime member for 5 years June 30, (it's like a second birthday.) And in September I will have worked as a WW receptionist in Chicago for 5 years as well.

    Lisa Callahan

  2. An congratulations from me as well. I always look at the anniversary of when I last joined (for the last time), the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend of 1998, as an anniversary of sorts. And I have worked as a Leader since 2001.

  3. Congrats, David!!!!! I just celebrated 7 years at goal in February. Lifetime came a bit later than that since I started off (and lost all of my weight online). I didn't earn LT until moving to Ohio in 2004 where I was finally able to attend meetings. Meetings were so much fun, I decided to quit my job and become a leader. Go us! Now we just have to keep it up for the rest of our lives. :)

  4. Congrats David! I'm a struggling lifetime member who is trying to get back to my goal weight. I currently work in the Milwaukee Metro area as a receptionist/leader. I prefer receptionist.

  5. THis is a great feeling knowing the CEO has done this program. An inspiration.
    THank you,
    Bridal Lady

  6. Congrats! I just became Lifetime last week. I "tried" WW many times in the past 20 years and never quite reached my goal. This time I did it! I think the hard part is in front of me but I now that I have the tools, I know I can do it too!

  7. Congrats. I've been an online member for just aboout 4 years and at goal for just about 3 but no lifetime for me so long as I stay with online. I've actually never been to a meeting. Off and on, the boards have been my meeting