Well, I did it! I made the long-lost return to Weight Watchers last night. And you know, I’m glad I did.
And today I was happy to be back on track. Why, even my crossed eyes are happy!
It’s funny how you just have to be at that “right” moment to either start or restart a weight loss journey. At first you may gain a pound or two and then the Holidays come and you go full-blown off whatever structure with eating plans you had and BOOM!!! Before you know it, you’ve gained 14 pounds.
Yes. I gained 14 pounds since September. The scale at Weight Watchers had me in at 154 pounds. And considering the feasting I did over the weekend, I thought the number would have been slightly higher.
Anyway, let me tell you about the meeting.
A “Weight Watchers Weigh In” outfit was packed into my tote. I’m not kidding you. I packed the lightest pair of cropped leggings I could find in the bowels of my dresser. I also packed a lightweight tee shirt. Oh, I didn’t stop there. I wore thong panties because there is less fabric and my bra was not padded. Every ounce counts!
In addition, I made sure I was wearing my lightest hair! I wore my Tony of Beverly Isla wig.
I’m not kidding! Those leggings and tee are my new weigh-in ensemble and that short blonde Isla wig is my new weigh-in hair!!!
And if there was a private room for a naked weigh-in, I would do it!!
Unfortunately, I would be arrested if I got naked to weigh in. I’ll stick with the leggings and tee!
Naturally, Monday evening rush hour traffic was at it’s worst but I made it to the meeting on time.
Since there is yet another new program that Weight Watchers rolled out, I gathered as much information about this Freestyle program that was offered.
This Freestyle is yet another change in Weight Watchers–and you can’t overload on the zero-point foods either!
There are a bunch of zero-point foods, but to counter act that, many foods went up in points. Points can be rolled over for the new “weekly total” (which is what I need because of the weekend aperitifs). And, I can still use my Smart Points. All in all, it seems pretty decent.
Print this. It’s a great reference! I highlighted some of my faves. But I’m thrilled that Fresh Dates and Figs are zero-point foods!
But the best is the new tracking journal. OMG! I can write little notes, keep recipes all while tracking. I love this journal/tracker. I figured it was worth the ten bucks since I don’t have to pay for meetings.
I’m all about that little black journal for tracking…
Recipes can also be written in the journal and I plan on doing that!!!
Yeah. I found my old Lifetime Member card and my 154 pounds is actually less than the goal WW gave me some years ago. I ballooned up to 176 during my divorce and 155 was my goal. Now that I’m looking to go back down to 140, I can do it for free! Well, not for free because I’ll be buying better food.
That little orange Success Story is where my weekly numbers will be entered!
The other thing that I really liked was this was a very good meeting. The group seems to be very tight with each other and with the leader. That’s a great sign. I’ve been to meetings that were a bit on the dull and bland side where nobody participated and it doesn’t help in the weight loss journey.
People need to talk about what makes them tick when it’s all about the food.
Luckily—my clothing still fits. Many of my clothes are tighter but one of the pushes to get me back on track was that I want to keep at my size 8!
So now that I’m back on track, I’m going to try to use Tuesday nights to write blog posts about the weight loss and hopefully share tips that I get! If you are ready to lose a few pounds, chime in. We can do this together!!
Weight. Weight. Weight. I was thinking about this song by The Band today. Did you ever see The Last Waltz? Did you like The Band. I did–and check out how cute the younger Robby Robertson was!!