Wow, real soon turned into a month and a half. Spectacular. Welcome to the world of “OMG, I lag so freaking much”.
You know, I actually start every week with the intention of writing a blog post, but by week’s end have managed to completely forget and/or move on to something else. Did I mention I’m a little scattered lately? Ha!!
Truthfully, I haven’t had much to say the past few months because I wasn’t actively pursuing weight loss, and other related guilt issues surrounding my lack of motivation. However, in news of the thank-god-I-finally-did-it variety, I’m back at Weight Watchers meetings on a regular basis (and aren’t you glad I’ll stop WHINING about it now). Granted, it took the introduction of a new food plan to make me drag my butt back to a meeting, but there I went. And surprise, in the months between now and stopping, I managed to get rid of nearly eight pounds! Not too bad for a girl who mostly stopped thinking about it.
Now, the introduction of the Points Plus system took me by surprise. The smack myself upside the head for not paying much attention to the blogging world or going to meetings kind of surprise. Seriously, the first I heard of this MAJOR plan change was a few weeks back because of this notice on my iPhone. It prompted me to delve back into the blogging world in search of news about this new plan I’d never heard anything about, but apparently it was everywhere. Why am I the last one to figure these things out?
Okay, bad Zan, no cookie.
My initial reaction? Denial. BUT I LIKE POINTS!!!! I’ve liked the Points system since it was introduced in the 90′s! I won’t give up my Points! Grr! Argh! Roar! *sulk* They can keep their stupid new plan, I’ll just keep doing Points. But once I got over my impression of a preteen throwing a temper tantrum, logic prevailed (Damn you logic and your whole sensibility thing!!!). I’ve followed other plans and been successful. Further, reason dictates WW wouldn’t release a plan that didn’t work. Might be that whole them being a business and making money. Or something like that.
Week One Verdict? I like it. My reluctance stemmed from a desire to keep on doing the same thing. I knew the old plan, I didn’t have to think about it. The new plan, on the other hand, really makes me think about WHAT it is I’m eating, not just how much I’m eating (which, BTW, 0 PointsPlus Fruit, ZOMG!!!). And I’m eating a whole lot more. Go figure. I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing about it, but if I have to choose between a 3-4 PointsPlus 100 Calorie Pack or a 0 PointsPlus apple, guess what I’m gonna choose? If you said 100 Calorie Pack, you’re WRONG!
With the completion of Week One, 1.2 lbs are gone (for a total of 65.8 lbs). Sweet. I’m quickly approaching that happy 70 lbs gone forever mark. Yeah, I’ll do my happy dance alright.
I have no plans of promising another blog post in the near future, although I have another one or ten percolating in my head. So maybe, just maybe, you’ll start seeing more (or less as it were) of me soon.