My name is Cathy and I am a 37 year old woman who has been on a weight loss journey since I was a teen. I have lost weight before in my teens and gained it back. Then in my early twenties I used diet pills and lost more weight than EVER. Literally my life had CHANGED, I looked GREAT and had gone down to a size 8 from a size 18 (about 50 lbs). I want to look and feel that great again but I want to do it healthy this time because using diet pills off and on has affected my health, they make me nauseas and dizzy etc. I just feel horrible when I take them , sometimes my body reject them and I end up in the hospital. Obesity runs in my family but I am not happy this way. I can't be HAPPY this way. I have joined weight watchers several times and quit because the weight loss seems so slow at times. however I have rejoined because I realize it's the only plan I have tried and can see myself using for the rest of my life. It is sensible. I am 5"7 an weigh 189.0 lbs I have lost about 9lbs in 6 weeks so far on WW. I have given myself one year to lose 50 pounds. I see others who dropped over 100 pounds in a year and I have to admitt though I am extremely HAPPY for them , it is a little discouraging that my weight loss seems so slow.