I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers on and off for the past 10 years. I’ve always half-assed it, losing a little bit (without really changing my eating habits), then quit when I was wooed to the dark side by my pals Ben & Jerry.
When I re-joined last November, I swore it was for the last time. I would change my ways and get healthy. And I have made big changes. I’ve lost around 27 pounds. I don’t hate exercising anymore. I want to run, and no one even has to chase me to get me to do it! But around May, I started to half-ass it again with relation to food. And I ended up just maintaining my weight all summer.
Of course, instead of blaming myself, I blamed Weight Watchers. The program bored me, we were too familiar with each other, and I needed something new. Many of my Twitter pals have been successful with counting calories, so I decided to give that a try. I started tracking using MyFitnessPal. It’s a great website/app, and it was interesting to see where my diet fell with nutrients every day. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t wrap my head around calories easily. I’m not sure what it was. My intention was to make healthy choices and hit all of my nutritional goals, but I ended up focusing on calories only. Which meant that if it fit into my daily allowance, I ate it. Even crappy, unhealthy foods.
I made the decision this morning to give Weight Watchers one last try. I’m not going back to meetings because I just can’t find one I like. So, I’m switching to e-Tools and counting on my Twitter and Facebook pals for support. Since I suspect that counting all fruits & veggies as 0 was an issue for me, I’m going to count points for anything fruits/veggies I eat over my 5 servings per day. I’m going to make sure I earn Activity Points at least 4 days per week. And I’m going to drink at least 80 oz of water daily.
I can’t half-ass this anymore. Seriously. So, if you notice that I am, kick me. Hard. In my fat ass.