I have been toying with the idea of returning to Weight Watchers for a while. I see yesterday's post as a last-ditch effort to talk myself out of it, but it didn't work. It actually was the final piece of the picture that's been building for a while. It did work for me when I really took the time to plan meals, eat real food and check off all those healthy checks. I want to be the kind of person who can do this all alone with a free app and a couple of workout DVDs, but at least right now, I'm not feeling like that person. In fact, I'm not even going to try the online only, I'm actually going to a meeting. I'm going to a lunchtime meeting today, in fact.
What clinched it for me is that in my area, there is a special on the monthly pass. If you buy the first month, you get the second month free. And because Weight Watchers takes PayPal now, and I had some money in my PayPal account from BlogHerAds, I feel like I'm getting a two-month free trial. That should be enough time for me to build some momentum and feel like I can do this again.
I sat down last night and planned my meals for the week. I downloaded the updated iPhone app. I printed out my temporary monthly pass. I went to the store and stocked up on things like Ezekiel bread (1 point) and salad. I made steel-cut oats last night so I had them ready for breakfast today. I got a little calendar to use as an exercise planner and journal.
I feel like I should be embarrassed to go back to that same center yet again, but I'm feeling hopeful. There's no reason I can't make this work if I really take it seriously.