Alright peeps, I posted before about my excitement about Weight Watchers and upcoming changes to their plan. I also listed a few of the specific changes. And last week I even shouted about my excitment about the free fruit.
Today I come before you with a confession which is this: I have not fully embraced this new program.
The main reason for this is that I don't know the program. I cannot look at the nutrition facts on the package and just know the points. I have to calculate everything. I have memorized some of the PointsPlus values for everyday things like my favorite breakfast, but I haven't taken the time to figure everything else out. It's not that it's difficult, I just need to spend a little time looking over the new program. At this point I can barely keep track of how many daily points I am allowed, and weekly points? Not a clue. Do you know that I have not tracked my points for one whole week since the change? Not one whole week.
Now if we take a look back, we will see that I have not lost any weight since Thanksgiving. Weight Watchers introduced their new plan right around Thanksgiving.
I think not.
I think you see where I am going with this.
I truly believe in Weight Watchers. I believe it is a program that works IF YOU work it. I believe it is not a fad diet, or a quick fix. I have embraced every single change to the Weight Watchers program through the years. I have even embraced these most recent changes and figured out many of the benefits. What I haven't done is taken the time to learn the new program and figure out how to make it work for me. I haven't figured out how to make it a way of my life.
I know all the information for the new plan is available online, and I enjoy having an online only membership. However, since I was a prior meeting attender, I have all the paper materials and a points calculator in my kitchen. I use the online system for tracking and keeping track of Points, but I like having the program information at my fingertips. I have been missing that information ever since the new program was rolled out, but for some reason I haven't done anything about it. I briefly read some things online and thought about purchasing the materials, but I never got around to it. Now I am getting around to it, but wouldn't you know it, the kits and calculators are sold out. Even the expensive $90 kits are sold out. And would you believe the $12 calculators are selling for like forty bucks on eBay? That is pure craziness, or desperation.
I won't buy the materials on eBay because I don't think it's right and I wouldn't pay that much anyway. I'm just going to have to wait until the supplies are restocked online. Or I suppose I could visit a meeting nearby, maybe they have stock. Regardless, I need to make some changes and start being more accountable. I ask myself if I'm just making excuses and I shouldn't rely so much on Weight Watchers to help me lose the weight. Maybe it's not about a new program or old program, but more about my lack of efforts, period. Maybe a lot of things. Maybe Weight Watchers just works for me and relying on a "program" is not a problem. Maybe I want to be a Weight Watchers success story and tell my story on their website and get a free makeover. Or maybe I'll just be a returning Lifetime member who rejoined Weight Watchers online and lost a 100 pounds. Maybe I should get back to work, both at my job and on my weight loss efforts.
Maybe I'll write more later.
Probably will; I can't shut up.