Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I'm going back to Weight Watchers

As I read the comments on yesterday's post, I realized that I hadn't exactly communicated the message of hope I was trying to indicate with the title. And obviously, I wasn't feeling very hopeful when I wrote it.  

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. 

5 comments:

  1. Good for you for going back! It's hard to go back after a gain, but everyone will be supportive and happy to see you. You know how to do this and having already planned your week's meals and stocked up on good options, you're ready to go. I'm happy for you :) ((( hugs )))

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  2. You should NEVER feel embarrassed about not giving up!! I thought about your post all day yesterday and came up with a thought. Perhaps the reason we don't alway succeed at something the same way we did in the past is because we bring something different to it. So I'm focusing on that idea, what am I bringing to the journey? Good luck to you!!

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  3. You should NEVER feel embarrassed about not giving up!! I thought about your post all day yesterday and came up with a thought. Perhaps the reason we don't alway succeed at something the same way we did in the past is because we bring something different to it. So I'm focusing on that idea, what am I bringing to the journey? Good luck to you!!

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  4. The people who should be embarrassed are the people that never go back and just give up. If you were a leader or lifetime member who would you respect more, the person who keeps trying, or the person who never came back?

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  5. I'm glad I found this post! I feel embaressed to go back to but i know I need to get over it!

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