Just a moment…


I’m not going to lie….I’ve been living in this “new” body of mine for over a year. The thoughts of the “old” me don’t really arise very often.  I mean don’t get me wrong, I remember everything bout how I looked and felt as the old me.  I do have pictures here on this blog which I check every day every week. 

But 95% of the time, I try to spend my time focusing on the present, fabulous me.  Because who want’s to dwell in the past right??

But sometimes I have just a moment…

A moment where I see my former self…A moment where my mind flashes with all the tears, the yelling, the pounding, the hate…I remember vividly how I felt back then.

And then I think about where I am today.

And all of a sudden my heart begins to flutter and my eyes swell with tears.

I never, NEVER imagined I would be where I am today. 

When I first walked (back) into a Weight Watchers meeting, I never thought I would even hit my goal weight, let alone become a face in their commercials and campaigns.

I never thought I would be able to sit here and say “I did it!!”  I’ve maintained my weight for over a year!! Sure, the holidays did a little damage, but its nothing that I’m not working hard at fixing.  This time, unlike so many times BEFORE WW, I am AWARE and I choosing to IMPROVE, not DAMAGE.

I never thought I would be able to sit here and say, “I am a Lifetime Weight Watcher member and a Weight Watcher Success Story”!!

But I can…because I never gave up on myself…I never stopped believing in myself or my goals.  Sure, I doubted them sometimes, but I never quit.

Sometimes I think to myself “holy F*ng Sh*t Ball F*ck!!!!”

When I heard that the theme was ‘Believe” I started to tear up (as did a lot of us who are in the ad) because it hit me like a ton of bricks…BELIEVE…it’s all you have to do!!

If you Believe in yourself, you can do anything.

Everyone always asks me…”how did you do it?” “what was the thing that got you going?”

I don’t have an answer for any of that…all I can say is that I walked into that meeting and I BELIEVED that I wanted to be there and I BELIEVED that I wanted to CHANGE my life…so I did…and so here I sit…

In part of the commercial we say “I am you, and you are me…”

I can’t think of a more honest line.

I am no better than any of you, and you are no better than me. We are one. One amazing group of individuals wanting, willing and BELIEVING in changing our lives.  Together we can, and we WILL do this.

We will make 2012 an amazing year…we will continue to grow and better ourselves.  Why??

Because we BELIEVE!!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to ABC between 10-11pm EST to watch Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve to catch the new Weight Watcher commercial. Feel free to raise your glasses (or beer bottles) and have a toast with me!!


Every one, please, have a very safe and VERY HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!

Let’s ROCK 2012!!!!


  1. Suzi- thank you for being a real life inspiration. Looking forward to seeing you in the new ad campaign. My goal for 2012 is to hit goal weight at WW.

  2. Love it and Love you! I'll be right there with you in TV Land tomorrow. So proud to share un*BELIEVE*able moment with you! CHEERS!

  3. You rock... and thanks for the motivation!! Happy New Year

  4. This is a great post. You are right - I don't ever think I'll get to where I want to be. Your story inspires me to BELIEVE.

  5. Just saw your commercial on TV in Toronto, Canada !

    Looking fit, happy, awesome and sexy !

    All the best for 2012 girl and thanks for writing a great blog !


  6. Just saw the ad campaign ... you are looking good ... congratulations on your achievements! Continued success and happiness!

  7. I recognized you in the ad last night. BIG congratulations on all your accolades Suzi. Have a wonderful 2012.

  8. I saw the WW Commercial last night and then today I saw you in the print ad in the WW magazine. You look awesome! That is so awesome and cool, I can't imagine being in a national commercial. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  9. Suzi -saw you in the commercial last night and flipped out and showed my bf excitedly. So happy for you! Congrats, girl!

  10. i saw the commercial today! And I was like...okay the girl with the awesome eyes are dark hair looks so familiar...then I realized it was you. Congrats you are such a REAL story and such an inspiration!

  11. OMG!! You look amazing and I just loved the commercial!!! That's it just believe and thank you so much for sharing your story with us. All your story the good, bad and being so true...

  12. Congrats on being in the WW ad. You look amazing! www.dashingdiva.net

  13. Oh crap, I was actually watching, but I had too many Magic Hats to pay attention to anything. ;)


  15. saw you on the commercial!!! so cool!

  16. I saw your commercial and about jumped off the couch. I told my boyfriend, I read her blog! She's awesome.

    He didn't quite get it, but I was so thrilled for you. Congrats again!

  17. Just saw your commercial on WGN! Way to go lady!

  18. I saw your commercial yesterday when I was watching the Dr. Oz show!!! Life has been hectic so I haven't had a chance to read your blog so I wasn't even aware of it!! I was soooooo excited for you!! That's awesome! You are truly an inspiration!

  19. I just saw you in the Believe commercial!! You look HOT!! You are an amazing role model and Weight Watchers is lucky to have you :)

  20. I too just saw you on the commercial last night, you totally rocked it, way to go.


  21. Love this- those pictures of your weight loss are fantastic! Look at how differently you hold yourself when you've lost weight, you're all like 'yeah, look at me, I'm awesome!' Good for you


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