I did it. I bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers. I am halfway in between two offices. Each are about 20 minutes away with no highway and lots of traffic. I tend to be late to everything, a lot. I was late to my wedding, and the scheduled c-section for my youngest son! I have joined the one on the other side of my city about 10 times. Never made it past week 5. Either I would have to skip a meeting, or was running so late I didn’t bother.
Also, I was the only non-senior citizen in the room. I go to the 12:30 meetings, and they all have white hair and a cane. (I live in Florida?nuff said).?When I was successful on WW in the past, it was at a satellite meeting close to home with a younger crowd.
So I noticed they opened a new location in the city/county next to me. My county is franchised. It’s old and yucky. This new store is a corporate store, built out to be a weight watchers store front. It’s open every day until 2:00. No excuses not to weigh in!
This place was gorgeous. What a difference! And the kit I bought is so cute. I just love stuff like this. And it came in three choices of colors. This, red, and black, white and fuchsia.
Half the shit I won’t use and didn’t need, but I wanted to get it because it was cute. I admit it. It comes with a 12 week planner. One of the reasons I went back to WW is the great app for phone and iPad. You will never find me without them so I might as well use them. So that’s a total waste. It comes with a cookbook. I don’t cook much, but I’ll try. A Success Handbook-I’ll read that. A fitness DVD sampler-I’ll do that. Stickers with points plus values. I may use that. A silicone measuring cup set-definitely will use. A cute measuring tape-my 7 year old already stole it, and some coupons.
I really like the bag, it’s like a laptop sleeve, and a great way to keep all of your WW stuff together. (Though they hide the weight watchers logo in the box when you get it.
I also came home with a shitload of snacks. I’m a snacker. So I might as well have things I can grab when I need to.
I have a LOT of points! (Well duh, the bigger you are, the more you get). 32 for the day! Here is the basic rundown of the Weight Watchers 360 program:
- All foods have a point value. You get a minimum of 26 points per day, depending on age, weight and height.
- You get 49 bonus points per week.
- You can earn more points with exercise.
- Fruits are free as are most veggies.
- They are very focused now on your spaces–keeping your spaces conducive to weight loss. Having your WW snacks front and center and the “bad stuff” hidden away or gone.
- They are also very focused on Routines, and making new habits.
I will do my best to follow the program. I am looking to add a tab to the blog with a daily shot of my WW tracker (under Daily Diet). Maybe publicizing it will keep me on track. But I don’t want it front and center of the blog, so I am working on making it a special section.
Who else is a Weight Watcher? Anyone? Even if you use another tracker, join me! Lets share successes, failures and hurdles together.
I cleared my schedule to get to the meeting on Friday. Hopefully I’ll make it on time.