And there’s a huge “but” that’ll I’ll tell you about in a minute. First, I want to let you know how my first weigh-in went.
Naturally, I did cheat a bit on the Easter Weekend. My cheating came in the form of two Kir Royals each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I’m tracking those drinks as extra weekly points—but I may have had one more on Saturday. That’s fine.
I also had a gougere. It was too difficult to pass one up since it was the weekend.
But overall, I did well. On the way to the meeting last night I still had my doubts though. I literally prayed the entire drive to the meeting “Please God, just let me lose one pound—even a half a pound. I swear if I lose a pound I won’t curse for at least three hours”
That’s right. I took time out to pray before I entered the meeting. Why did I pick MONDAY to go WW?????? Monday is the heaviest day of the week–it follows the weekend!
When I stepped on the scale I received a smile. I lost two pounds.
Two pounds down. If I can keep the one-two loss a week, I’ll be incredibly happy!!!
Can I just tell you that I was honestly thrilled? This Weight Watchers Freestyle is a challenge due to the large amount of freedom one has—but still, it can be done.
And for a fleeting moment I had to laugh. Thirty years ago, after Roman was born, I got my weight down to an all-time low of 117. It was due to breastfeeding and being a stay-at-home mom of two children at the time. I was always on the go.
But now, at 5 feet 6 inches and my 63rd birthday in 13 days, I’ll be delighted to get back to 140 pounds. My frame is large. And as I age, my pro-aging mind doesn’t want me to become too skinny.
And that’s that!
So, here’s where that “but” comes in.
Everyone is talking about how great the Weight Watchers App is. OK? Now—I’ve had this app three times during three different phases of my Weight Watchers life. I’ve also had three different log ins. So—I go to log into the app that I downloaded. I get a message that I have three different usernames.
This was my welcome back to APP! I was not a happy camper!
None of them worked. I tried them all with every password known to man that I’ve ever used. One of the members in the group suggested I get in touch with Weight Watchers Corporate.
So, I did—I explained my issue and received an email from a customer service person named Neil. Neil asks me for quite a bit of information, as you can see below.
Despite the LARGE amount of information I gave Neil, including my LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP ID didn’t help!
I gave Neil the information he requested. This morning I get an email from Ebony, another customer service person at Weight Watchers. Apparently, I don’t exist. Over the years I’ve gifted Weight Watchers with wide hips, an overabundant gut and a fat ass. Not to mention quite a bit of money. But—I did gain the elusive Lifetime Membership. Now—I was told that because I’m a lifetime member, I would have no issue getting the app.
I’m a non-existent member–even with LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP!!
Below, I’ve posted my reply.
And so, I’m being true to my word and venting in this blog post! I’m NOT rejoining. What a money-grubbing organization!
Weight Watchers wants more money from me. Lifetime membership is a joke. I paid both money and sweat for that membership and WW wants more money from me as suggested I rejoin the program. The APP isn’t worth it.
Granted, I’m very happy that as a lifetime member, as long as I keep within two pounds of my last goal, I don’t have to pay. For me, that’s incentive enough. I’m not paying a cent right now.
This card, doesn’t mean all that much. I paid my twelve bucks last week because I was within ONE pound of my goal. I swear I’ll keep losing just so I won’t have to pay!
However, Weight Watchers as a corporation only wants the money. For a true benefit, lifetime members should have access to the APP without having to pay for it.
Anyway, I found an app that works just as well. I can track on my phone. The app is iTrackBites and I’m still finding my way around it, but it will suffice just fine.
iTrackBites is in tune with the Smart Points WW program. I’ll take it. And I can incorporate this into my Freestyle. I’m playing with this APP and I didn’t pay a cent. Thank you iTrackBites!
It’s so weird—because the weight program does work—but man, the Corporate WW really needs to stop being so greedy!
I’ll tell you though—I’m so happy to be at work instead of home. Hunger struck me badly today at 3:10—had I been home the fridge would have been my friend. Instead, I took out my tracking journal and wrote my thoughts. Here they are!
Yes. I did write that at 3:10 this afternoon and yes, that is exactly how I felt!
And when I finally left work, the rain was coming down pretty heavily. That meant one thing. Traffic was a mess—and it was. It took me over an hour to get home. Dinner was a very quick 2-egg omelette stuffed with mushrooms that I cooked in seasoned water over the weekend and two ounces of soft Chevre cheese. On the side I had baby arugula topped with red peppers that I also roasted over the weekend. No dressing—I like my greens dry! This was accompanied by a 2-ingredient, 3-point bagel that I made. The meal was simple as satisfying. I’m not hungry anymore!
Simple omelette. 2 eggs+ 0 points. Filled with mushroom7s and 2 oz. soft goat cheese. Greens on the side and a 3-point WW bagel that I made. 7 points of goodness!
Chippy is giving me the side-eye because he can’t lap up any more crumbs for a while!
Have a great evening. Let me know if you think I’m overreacting to this App debacle!!!
Bonaparte doesn’t want me to lose my hips or my bum. I’ll play this for him!!! One of my favorite Queen songs because they celebrate the gifted women!