Since January 3, I've been doing Weight Watchers. And I mean DOIN IT. I go to meetings, I use the mobile app, I use it online on my big computer, I'm a mad point counter. I just wish the mobile app and the website on my big computer were more in sync. I haven't tallied up the total cost-to-date of doing this program, but whatever it was, it's worth it.
In about three months, I've lost 20 pounds.
I have lost the pounds mostly from my fingers and my boobs, but also, surprisingly, I was able to zip up my non-wide-calf boots the other day.
The only new clothes I've bought in a new size are a pair of workout/lounge pants so I can get through Zumba without stopping to hike up the waist. So, I must be shrinking my hips, I guess. Hips don't lie.
I got scared one day. I thought, what happens when I have to buy all new clothes? I don't love all my fashions, especially the big shapeless sweaters, but I don't want to go through the fitting and the expense of a new wardrobe. On that scared day, I over-ate. I counted every point but I tore through a bag of jellybeans like nobody's business. I mean, jellybeans? Not even the good stuff. I also drank not one, but two beers. I didn't want to face success.
Psychology aside, I have to give props to Salty D., who has been so supportive and has eaten every Weight Watchers' recipe I've made during the past three months. Even the crappy ones. The experiments. Even the Thai curries, one of which was really good but he doesn't like Thai food, no matter what. Their recipes made it easy to track the points and I attribute some of the weight loss success so far to that.
One friend asked about the food prep, and it is more intensive than what I was doing, for sure. She said, "I don't have time for that!" and some people might not. I've had time to work on changing myself.
This is not a paid endorsement. Just saying that right now, I like the plan. No "yeah, but's..." It's a good plan. And it's the only weight loss plan that is recommended by my psych counselors.
Now if someone from Weight Watchers reads this, I could handle a free monthly pass. I have a way to go to reach my final destination.