Friday, March 27, 2009

Cutting the apron strings

Weight watchers will always have a soft spot in my heart. Weight watchers helped motivate me and get me over a hump in my weight loss journey. But I really do feel that my time at weight watchers is at an end for the time being. Yes, I may go back eventually. (I've always said that the lifetime thing is a godsend because it would help keep constant accountability). However at this time, the meetings are just not doing it for me. Firstly, getting to a meeting is no longer a priority. When I do go to a meeting, I've struggled finding one that fits me schedule and my needs. So i have decided to stop spending $40 a month to not attend any weight watchers meetings. As I said, I will probably go back later......I can't predict the future though. But for right now my official weight watcher days are over. I'm a little sad and a little worried. Paying that monthly fee each month has been a bit of a crutch for me.....always reminding me that "I'm paying good money to lose LOSE it" But in the long run I have to look at myself and where I am.

I will forever be grateful to the weight watchers program for what it taught me. I learned and shaped my eating. I learned to make healthier options instead of simply eating nutritionally empty foods. I learned to manage and budget my eating. I learned that I can do it. But on that same breath, that crutch that weight watchers was for me I think has also become somewhat of a hindrance. I need to stand up on my on two feet and finish this journey the way I started....on my own.

So, just 5 minutes ago, I logged onto the weight watchers website and cut the financial ties to weight watchers. I am officially on my own again. I'll be honest. I'm scared to death! But I know in my heart that this is the right choice for me.


My weight this morning...UP UP UP and away. I'm hoping a good deal of that is water retention because of the wonderful monthly cycle. I'm also just incredibly thirsty this morning. I'm swallowing the water at a pretty fast rate. (who knows what's up with that). I've already ridden on the exercise bike for about 45 minutes this morning and I hope to ride again this evening. :-) I am however almost at the end of the Australian Biggest Loser...I'll be looking for something else to watch on youtube...anyone have any great ideas????


WWSuzi said...

I have no doubt that you will do as well without them!! You know what you need to do, you have the tools :)

VRaz60 said...

You will do just fine, I am quite confident. You have the tools necessary for success. And, as you said, WW is always there when you need them. But I'm betting you'll do just dandy on your own. I'll be cheering you on to victory.

VRaz60 said...

Knee-teorologis!! Why didn't I think of that?? Made me laugh so hard I cried. I won't know about the haircut 'til I weigh myself tomorrow morning, but I'll sure keep you updated. :)

Teresa said...

You will do fine, like you said you started your journey alone. Not that your alone anymore, you have your blogging buddies. It helps me to know that there are others out there struggling like me.

Deborah said...

I could have written the first part of your post. Those are the same reasons I quit WW too. You'll be able to handle it on your own. You know what to do now.