The Big Announcement!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I made a status update that I had a big announcement to make, so here it is:
I have, for the foreseeable future, quit Weight Watchers.
Since they've switched to ProPoints (Points Plus in the US, I think?) I have had so much difficulty shifting ANY amount of weight, and when I went to my doctor last week, she asked me how many calories I was eating a day, and I paused for a minute or two before answering, "... I don't know."
She told me that if the plan wasn't working for me, to quit. She wanted me to count calories, watch my saturated fat intake, try to just... y'know. Eat healthily.
So that's what I'm doing. And I know the best place to count calories and watch my exercise and all is here. Tonight was my last Weight Watchers meeting, and my amazing leader, Stacey, was sad to see me go, but she said she knew I had to placate my doctor first and foremost, especially since she's one of the people who knows how much trouble I've had losing weight on ProPoints - she's looked at my Tracker one week and said, "They look great! You should be in for a good loss this week," before I stepped on the scale and gained 2lbs.
My body sometimes doesn't listen to me, so this is by no stretch of the imagination going to be perfect. I assume there are going to be gains and losses along the road, but I hope once I get it all figured out there'll be more losses than gains.
Calorie deficit SHOULD = weight loss, right?