I’m doing it! I signed up for WW (a.ka. Weight Watchers)! I am only one week in so I have no authority to review the process. However, I will share that I am enjoying the new system. I like the personal points experience and the zero point food options. The app makes it super easy to track my food and activity.
I lost one pound in the first week. I know I should be grateful but instead I felt frustrated realizing just how long this process will likely take. I found the WW Connect section of the WW app to be incredibly helpful. It’s basically a social media for WW participants. When I posted about my frustration, many kind strangers jumped in and sent me words of encouragement. I am also enjoying the 5-minute coaching recordings and the WalkTalks which are podcasts to listen to while walking that get interrupted with encouraging reminders from a coach to walk faster, slower, etc.
I’ve been feeling frumpy and frustrated for awhile. Between menopause and the last few years of stress I have been steadily gaining weight and nothing has been working to slow it down or reverse it. You know that feeling when you look at yourself in a photo and think ugh! That’s the feeling I have been having. Honestly, I just want my clothes to fit comfortably again. I’m reached the point where I had to either lose weight or buy new clothes.
In addition to joining WW, I have committed to hiking for a minimum of an hour at least 6 days a week. I’ve been doing early morning sunrise hilly hikes with my wife each day. It’s such a beautiful time of year around here and a wonderful way to start the day!
One day a time. One pound at a time. One meal at a time. One step at a time. I hope to report back to you over the next few months with some good news!
If you are considering joining WW, please use my referral code. I believe it gives you a free month trial or a significant discount.
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