Sunday, January 20, 2013

50

In true Retro Weight Watchers fashion, I was conspicuously absent from any and all WW fun during the holiday season. There has been nary a celery stick, a carton of cottage cheese or a box of Knox to be found in my house since October. But now that January and the New Year is in full swing - Guess what???

I'M BACK!!!!!

I know. Soooo predictable, right?

Whatever. Getting back in the saddle was rough, but here we are. And strap yourselves in folks, because it is a new year, and Weight Watchers is celebrating a MAJOR milestone in 2013.

WE'RE 50!!!!!

That's right. Fifty years ago, Jean Nidetch made it official and turned her little idea into a full-fledged corporation.

Did you know:
  • Weight Watcher's first "official" headquarters was located in a second floor loft above a movie house in Little Neck, NY.
  • The rent was $75 per month.
  • They opened their doors on May 15th, 1963 and over 200 people attended the first meeting.
  • The meeting fee was $2.
Stay tuned for more fun facts, Retro WW recipes, and lots more as we enter the GOLDEN year of Weight Watchers.

The party is just getting started!

4 comments:

Tracie MiddleClassModern said...

Wow, $2 was a LOT back in 1962!

Margo Porras said...

First of all, I almost choke-laughed my coffee when I saw that photo! "Weight Watchers...we love to kick...and streeeetch...and KICK!! We're FIFTEH!!"

Secondly-I'm over here all like, "Yes. Yes. Yes. Um, YES."

Some might call it nerdy to know all that stuff, but we know it's cool. :)

Alynn Kramer said...

Fun facts!! I am glad to see you back. I am hoping to see you soon.

Shoes15 said...

Did you see SNL last Saturday, an actress impersonating Jodie Foster did a riff on the "Im 50!" thing with her Academy Awards speech. So hilarious.