I’ve been counting calories since the beginning of the year, and as a result, I have found myself doing precisely what I said I would not do. I’ve become so focused on the caloric numbers that I haven’t bothered looking at fat, fiber, etc. I have eaten within my caloric target, and I have lost weight. But I’ve lost focus, in that, I’m eating more junk..less vegetables, lean proteins, fruits…
I’ve said many times that the method isn’t nearly as important as consistency, and I still believe that to be an absolute truth. That being said, Weight Watchers has been the driving force behind my success, and I believe it will continue to be just that for a number of reasons:
1) I look at counting points as an opportunity to get the best value out of my daily allowance. This means that I tend to eat more fruits, veggies, lean proteins and other point friendly foods.
2) Weekly meetings are easily the best source for recipes, tips, support, encouragement and accountability. There’s nothing better than a good meeting.
3) People on Weight Watchers love to help other people on Weight Watchers. I tweeted a question about edamame (my favorite veggie ever) today and received an onslaught of responses within moments.
4) I can access e-tools wherever I am – from my laptop and/or my iPhone. I loved the app when I used Momentum, and it seems like there are a lot of new features to enjoy now.
I’ve been extraordinarily (and quite openly) bitter about the changes Weight Watchers rolled out late last year, but that stops today. I have not given the new plan a real chance. My life changed in the best way when I joined Weight Watchers and followed Momentum, and I did not want that to change. Everything else in my life was changing at the same time, and I desperately needed something to feel familiar.
But I’m ready to make the new program part of my everyday life. I’m ready to find counting PointsPlus values as second nature as I found counting points on the old plan. Weight Watchers is home to me, and this prodigal girl is ready to come home.