In January, I left Weight Watchers. It all started with a stuffed pepper. It was full of brown rice, black beans, a little bit of cheese, some veggies…and it was 11 PointsPlus. 11. I was irritated that a simple stuffed pepper, filled with healthy things, was so pointy. So I quit.
OK, it was more than that. I haven’t yet found a meeting that I love. The meetings in my area tend to be filled with folks who are…older. Who don’t know what quinoa is. Who think that Weight Watchers is all about eating Fiber One Bars, and salads with no dressing. I was tired of sitting through the meetings without anyone I could relate to.
I needed a break. So, I took one.
I tried tracking using MyFitnessPal. I love the database, the ease of calculating recipes on the app (seriously, Weight Watchers, y’all need to make that happen on the WW app!), and that many of my online friends were using it. But it never clicked with me. I don’t know if it was dealing with the larger numbers, or what, but I just couldn’t get the hang of it. I found myself missing Weight Watchers and the simplicity of the program. I missed having weekly points, and even just having a defined week. I missed having to be accountable to someone.
I’ve been resisting going back, though, because of the cost, and because I’ve given up on it so many times before. I can’t count the number of times (though I’m pretty sure my husband has kept track) that I’ve joined, swore it was THE LAST TIME, quit, and then rejoined, swearing again that it was THE VERY LAST TIME FOR REALS. And, here I am again.
I signed up for WW this morning, and will go back to meetings on Saturday.
When I told my husband, he rolled his eyes. I can’t blame him. All I can do is show him that I’m working hard. He’s very supportive; I think he just wishes I’d find something to work for me.
I know the problem lies with me. With my dedication. With my tendency to turn to food when I’m happy, sad, scared, stressed…anything. I know that Weight Watchers works. But I also know that I have a lot of work to do on myself. I have come a long way, and have made a lot of positive changes in my life. I just have to continue that journey.