I'm back - and quitting WW meetings for good this time - here's why:
I was on vacation and went to a WW meeting in a different town where they are being used as a test market for a new WW device that clips onto your clothing and records every single movement you make - swimming (it's waterproof), walking, jumping, twisting, scratching your leg, waving your arms while talking, everything! The leader was so excited by this thing....but I was not, for several reasons.
First of all it costs $39.95 just for the device, then $5 per month to keep it activated. (It can plug into your computer and link itself to your e-tools so you can see all these reports of your activity)...but, and here's where my radar went up...if you are suddenly earning activity points for talking with your hands, are you entitled to start "eating" those points? Do they become extras? The members did not seem thrilled by the idea of shelling out more money for this gadget so the leader kept pushing the idea of how they were a test market and this was so wonderful, blah blah...I think it's a way to get people to pay more money so they can lose less weight. I know if I thought I was earning extra activity points per day, I'd want to use them for extra food. But seriously, can scratching my arm really earn me activity points? According to this leader, all the movement adds up....so sure, why not? (really?!?)
Anyway, that was the icing on the cake for me. I had rejoined WW, done Simply Filling and lost and re-gained the same two pounds for 4 months....all while paying $42 per month and learning nothing I don't already know. Last night I cancelled my membership. Today, I'm going to take what I have learned from the various WW programs over the years along with basic common sense and start over.
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