In the Weight Watchers January-February magazine issue, their newest spokesperson, Oprah Winfrey, opened up about her weight loss journey.
She revealed that she didn't initially have a goal weight in mind when she set out to begin this journey, which is pretty refreshing news.
This is the kind of motivation we ALL need here at the beginning of 2017!
So far, she's lost a whopping 42 lbs. since she began the program in 2015. She said that because she went in without certain goals already set in, she didn't have the extra added pressure that normally accompanies a new diet change.
"At 200 lbs., I was OK. I have never, ever, ever been at that point. And then at 190 lbs., I was OK. If I don't lose another pound right now, I'm still OK," she explained. "The fullness of life, the fullness of being, the self-acceptance - I'd never done that before. I'd always beaten myself up because I was tied to a number."
"It was frustrating to promise myself 'I'm going to do it today, I'm going o do it today,' and then not stick to my plan. So i shifted," Oprah revealed. "Now, I don't have a goal in mind. I get to a certain weight and I'm OK, and say, 'This is where I want to be. Hang in there. I'll get there when I get there.' And my body will tell me when I am exactly where I needed to be."
"When the weight started to come off, I needed to get clear on my intention. I could lose weight to fit a dress size, or attend an event, or to make other people like me. But I couldn't keep it off for those reasons," she said.
"I always put the weight back on. This time I changed the intention to, 'I want to be the healthiest I can be - physically, emotionally, spiritually.' So the process and purpose of losing shifted for me. It was easier, because my intention was clearer."
She has a new life motto and approach to life now that she's taken on a healthier life plan. It's "about having reverence for this body, this journey, this life, and every step you take," she said.
This motto is one we can definitely get behind in 2017, even if weight loss isn't our number one resolution.
Don't you agree?