I became a Weight Watchers (WW) Lifetime member in May 2009. I stayed below my WW goal for over a year. Some of it was from eating healthy and exercising, some of it was pure luck. :p Last August I was offered more hours at work but it meant working on Thursdays, which is my WW meeting day. I gave up my monthly meeting for the extra money. It didn't take long before the pounds started creeping on again.
Fast forward to after the holidays when things typically slow down at work. I stopped working Thursdays because of the smaller workload. After getting tired of the weight gain and loss of control, I finally went back to Weight Watchers today. I'm 5 lbs over my WW goal so I had to pay $13 for the meeting. Five pounds isn't a lot but it's enough to make my clothes uncomfortable. Technically I only have to lose 3 lbs to make my meetings free again. When you're Lifetime you have to stay within 2 lbs of your goal weight to attend meetings for free (you also have to go at least once every calendar month). If I get serious about this, it shouldn't take long to get there - hopefully no more than 2 or 3 weeks. Even though my WW goal is 5 lbs, my personal goal is 10 lbs. I'm more comfortable when I stay below 125 (I'm 5'0").
WW's revamped their plan since I last did it. I was never crazy about counting points but you know what? It's the only thing that works for me. Every time I've done it I've lost weight. Why mess with a good thing, right? I bought a new points calculator and food companion book today. They gave me a bunch of other new materials as well. My old books and points calculator should do well on ebay (I already checked...lol). Out with the old, in with the new!
I've chosen to have my WW week run Sunday-Saturday. I'm going to start fresh this coming Sunday. Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Starting weight: 133. Personal goal weight: below 125
If you're doing the new Points Plus program I'd love to hear any tips you have!