One of the benefits of attending Weight Watcher meetings, in my opinion, is the celebrations. I enjoy celebrating weight loss milestones with my fellow WW members.
There are 5 lb stars up for grabs and I enjoyed collecting many through my weight loss journey. There was also a key chain and several charms to go on it. Once you reach goal, it can be difficult to no longer earn 5 lb stars and big awards.
As a Lifetime Member you collect a Bravo star for each month you weigh in at your goal weight. After you have collected 10 Bravo stickers in a calendar year, you are awarded another Lifetime key charm.
In the picture above, these are all the charms I currently have collected. I prefer to keep my key ring and charms safe at home. Other use it as a visual “anchor” to help them along their maintenance journey.
The key ring itself if in the shape of a 10 and you earn this once you lose 10% of your starting weight. This is usually the first award you win unless you have a substantial amount of weight to lose.
My first charm was the clapping hands (hard to see but towards the top of the photo and to the left). I earned these for my 16th week of attendance. In Weight Watchers, research shows that after a member has stayed for 16 weeks, they have made WW a part of their life and will be a continued success.
I then earned my 25, 50, 75, and 100 pound “washers”. These are supposed to signify a weight like if you were at the gym lifting weights but we call them washers. Since I lost 130 pounds, it would have been nice to get another 25 pound washer but I wasn’t given one.
I got a 5K charm, two of them actually, for separate years of participating in Weight Watchers 5K Walk It Challenge. I walked a 5K with my other WW members.
I earned the star when I met my goal weight.
And finally, the gold Lifetime Keys.
I am very pound of my “bling”. I find it to be a great motivator for myself.