Ok here it goes: I quit Weight Watchers.
Yep, I did. After all of the posting about it, I decided that it just wasn’t worth the money right now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to lose weight, and I do feel that they really promote a healthy lifestyle and not just a fad method of losing weight fast. It’s great, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to drop a few (or many) pounds.
Why did I quit? It goes back to struggling with my self-esteem. I got so focused on weight loss, and I am not sure it was good for me. I felt guilty every single time I strayed from my points. I guess that’s pretty normal, but the issue for me was, I am not overweight. I don’t have a ton to lose, and I am trying really hard to actually create a lifestyle I am happy with, and feeling guilty about having one cookie is just not my idea of a good time.
So, about 2 weeks ago, I quit. I decided to lose the last 5 or 6 pounds on my own, with the tools that WW has taught me. In two weeks I have only lost 1 pound, but I am happy about it. I have been exercising a lot more, and having treats on the weekends, and overall I just feel happier. Yesterday I ate a muffin because I haven’t had one in months and really felt like it, and then I went to the gym.
|Here I am looking happy! I heard you shouldn't blog without photos so that's why this is here, awkwardly placed in the middle of a wordy blog post :P|
This is exactly the kind of relationship I want with food. One where I typically eat very health and get lots of exercise, and as a result, treat myself on occasion without feeling guilty. I'm hoping this doesn't end with me gaining back the 15 pounds I have lost... only time will tell. Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to hit the gym!