It's not as drastic as it sounds. My big frustration with the Weight Watchers Monthly Pass is that they bill you so far in advance. It isn't even the end of April yet, and I was just billed through June 5. So my "cancellation" just means, "don't automatically charge me in a week for all of June." I am starting to think about wanting to leave Weight Watchers again and I want to have some time to make the decision without getting billed again for another month.
I know I have said in the past that I should never leave Weight Watchers because I just rejoin later, heavier. That is the only reason I'm just thinking about leaving and not already committed to doing so. I have not been successful following Weight Watchers. I find it very hard to stay within my allotted points, even with the activity points I earn plus the Weekly Points. When I do manage to follow it, I lose very quickly but am hungry the whole week. I think the calorie deficit created by Weight Watchers may be high for someone who is as active as I am. The problem is, I have no way of knowing. A woman struggling with 20 pounds called into this week's Jillian Michaels Show who seemed to be in a situation very similar to mine. She is also very active and doing Weight Watchers. Unlike me, she sounds like she has been diligent in tracking and is not losing weight. When Jillian asked her how many calories she was eating, she didn't know, and she also didn't know how many she was burning. That left Jillian in a bind, she just couldn't tell the caller what to do next without that information. She did suggest the same thought I have had -- that Weight Watchers creates the kind of big calorie deficit that works well for losing lots of weight but not as well for losing small amounts of weight. If I do leave Weight Watchers, it will be to use LoseIt instead to count calories.
I just don't know. I have heard the estimate that the new PointsPlus are equivalent to 40 calories each. If that is true, it would be 1440 calories per day plus any exercise points I earn. That seems a little low for a baseline. I have tried "double journaling," using both Weight Watchers and LoseIt, and it's just too much work.
I'm still thinking and really don't know what my final decision will be. I will have until early June to make up my mind. During that time, I might still go to meetings temporarily while I'm figuring it out. I want to give LoseIt a trial run for a few weeks. If I don't like it I have plenty of time to reactivate my Weight Watchers account.
Input is welcome, as long as you keep it constructive.