WW kiss off

by DaniGirl on June 13, 2005 · 11 comments

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I tried, I really did. I wanted it to work out.

I’m sorry, weight watchers, but it’s just not working out between us.

It’s not you, it’s me. Much as I have suspected all my life, I’m just not a diet kind of girl.

Four weeks into the programme, and I’m still up a pound from my starting weight. Ironically, the only week I totally blew through the point ceiling, my first week, was the week I lost two pounds. Ever since, I’ve been gaining. Go figure. And that’s not even using the extra 5 points a day I am theoretically entitled to as a nursing mother. Nursing only once per day, mind you, but still.

Plus, I’ve ended up exactly where I never wanted to be – obsessing about food. That’s exactly the thing that I most wanted to avoid. When I found myself pouting in the kitchen one evening after dinner, miserable because I wanted to eat two oreos and a glass of milk but berating myself over the points, I knew I was in a place I didn’t want to be.

I’ve decided to see someone else. I’ve signed up for a gym membership, which is what I wanted to do in the first place. I used to work out all the time before the boys came along. So I looked at my schedule, at my life, and figured if I have room enough to read a 500 page book in seven days, I have 45 minutes two or three times a week to work out.

To all of you who have been so sweet and supportive and encouraging in the past month, thank you! I hope you will stick around and continue to offer cheers and moral support, because I still have 10 or 15 lbs to lose, and I’m still planning on using blog to keep myself accountable. I’m just not going to do it via dieting.

(And since you’ve been so sweet, here’s a little secret: if you send an e-mail to WW online and tell you are a nursing mother and you would like them to please adjust your points because you heard from a friend you are entitled to extra points, they will cancel your membership with a full refund within two hours, don’t call us we’ll call you. Oh gosh golly, what a shame. Man, they are terrified of nursing mothers. You’d think I’d told them I had the plague. Thanks to Kaykota for sharing your experience on this frontier!)

Cooper, I hope you have better luck than me with WW. Sharon, good luck to you too and keep up the good work! Anna and twinmom, thank you so much for your encouragement. And to my now TWO secret weight loss buddies, please feel free to show me up and do so much better with WW than I did. Did I miss anyone? I’m grateful to all of you…

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mommy abroad June 13, 2005 at 12:35 pm

Working out works for me…I run. Running not only allows me to pig out once in a while(ok, maybe everyday) but also keeps me sane.
Good Luck:)

2 SilverCreek Mom June 13, 2005 at 1:08 pm

Sorry it didn’t work for you Dani…I foun dit hard at first too. Alhough I had paid for 12 weeks and go to be weighed in weekely.
I hope the gym works…Gosh I would love a gym membership

3 Bren June 13, 2005 at 2:30 pm

Sounds like you made the right decision for you. Good luck with the gym membership. I can’t diet well either (and as a nursing mom probably wouldn’t try ww after your experience ;-)). I just left a message at a pilates studio in hopes that I can regain some core body strength after two pregnancies and then maybe everything else will “fall” into place.
Look forward to hearing about your progress!

4 nancy June 13, 2005 at 6:34 pm

I love how you ditched them – good job!!

5 Troy June 13, 2005 at 8:50 pm

Ditto on how you ditched WW. It was straightforward and direct, but you managed to stay kind in the process. Hopefully you two can remain friends somehow.
(Incidentally, I think WW had someone else on the side all along, but you didn’t hear that from me.)

6 Kaykota June 14, 2005 at 1:04 am

Hey! My link doesn’t work!
I’m glad you’ve moved on, much like I did. Although, I suspect that in a few months time, I will slink back, tail between legs, and sign up again, but in person. There’s nothing like stepping on a scale with an audience as a motivator.
Good luck at the gym. You will do great!

7 Danigirl June 14, 2005 at 1:38 am

Whoops, not only that but I spelled your name wrong too. Sorry about that, K. I was having some trouble with blogger this morning and actually had to re-enter the link twice – must have messed it up then. It’s fixed now.
Troy, I knew it! Cheating bastards.
xo Danigirl

8 Ktcakes! June 14, 2005 at 2:33 am

Good Riddance!
You need that 45 mins of “me time” a couple of times a week anyway!

9 AnnaJ June 14, 2005 at 11:43 am

Sorry to hear it didn’t work out between you and WW ๐Ÿ™ I wish they would go back to thier old system (for me as it always worked) and as Kaykota said there is nothing like going in person and getting weighed on a scale in front of strangers to keep you motivated ;). I am sure you will love the gym though as it is what you originally wanted to do. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

10 mgood June 14, 2005 at 4:13 pm

Well, when I asked my doctor for advice about losing last ten-fifteen-okaymaybe twenty pounds I’m still packing post- the forty-five-okaymaybefifty I gained during pregnancy (um, fifteen months ago), she did say that more of it would go after I stopped breastfeeding. So there’s a little hope there. Even if you’re only doing once a day. Right? Right?
And then she said to simply eat better food and less junk and exercise more. My Good ness – why hasn’t she made a fortune with this advice?!
Good luck, whatever you do.
And stand up straight. Good posture gives the impression of losing at least five pounds.

11 Running2Ks June 14, 2005 at 10:52 pm

WW worked for me the first time. And why didn’t I bother the second time–because I like rewards. And WW ticked me off so much that the more you lose, the more points they TAKE AWAY! Hey, I earned my right to eat that ice-cream, darn it all! Anyway, getting fatter, much happier, and maybe I’ll try that E word sometime–althought I swear that “exercise” is a four letter word.

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