I have started several times, but never stayed with it, what is the key to sticking to WW for such a long time and how can i do it?
That’s a great question! I wish I knew the answer. I really do. But, unfortunately, all I can do is speculate.
I truly think it has a lot to do with mindset, readiness, commitment and the right plan.
Weight Watchers gave me the tools that made it easy to stay on plan. It wasn’t hard to journal and keep track of points. I treated them like money and that worked for me. I made the commitment to stay on plan no matter what. Others find the same simplicity in the CORE plan, and still others find plans like South Beach or Jenny Craig to give them most logical approach.
My suggestion is to research the right plan for YOU! Maybe Weight Watchers isn’t it. Or maybe you aren’t ready. And I say that in the most non-condescending way possible. I wasn’t ready for 15 years and if I tried Weight Watchers in the past it may not have worked for me either. I know (many) other plans did not.
If I have to pick one thing, the “key”, if you will. I would have to say it’s the realization that I was making a lifestyle change and I was NOT on a short term diet. Once I realized that everything else started to fall in place.
Last year I wrote a post about weight loss motivation you may find it applicable to your situation.
I hope that helps a little.