I had a great week in terms of weight loss! I am anywhere from 10 – 15 pounds away from goal, dependent on my waist to hip ratio. I’m not there yet, my measurements were .86. My goal weight is going to be set on these measurements. Just doing that, is a huge victory right there because for my entire life the scale has been the ultimate ruler. Shifting the emphasis from an arbitrary number on a scale (what I thought I ought to weigh) as opposed to something rooted in science and fact is tremendous. Moving away from feelings to facts is a game changer:
A Spirited Meeting
Debate and discourse are becoming scarce in public spaces, and I think that is to the detriment of our society. It is critical thinking that pushes us forward, that is what challenges us to think. I’m happy to report that debate and discourse are alive and well in my Weight Watchers meeting!
Thank you to my sister, Virginia being that voice that says, “I dissent!” Thank you to my leader, Bonnie who opened up the conversation and keep us talking and thinking! Obviously, anyone who is sitting in a Weight Watchers meeting has issues with food. Some of us have lots of weight to lose, while others have a few extra pounds to lose. Either way, we all share the desire to lose weight.
I'm presenting both sides to help you think. There is no one right answer. There is only the answer that works for you. The point of this is to think about it and make a decision that you believe in.
Keep it Steady!
Weight Watchers has suggested using maintenance as another strategy for members to use on the journey. The rationale for that maintenance can be a tool to allow members to still maintain control and to protect their weight loss. They are positioning this idea that there are times in life when a person needs a break from weight loss and this strategy allows members to do it within a controlled environment. We have a maintenance setting on the app, we can set it and stay there for as long as we need to.
It’s Permission To Fail
Weight Watchers is a business and it’s not in their best interest if everyone gets to goal. So what does it matter to them if it takes longer for people to lose weight? It’s just ridiculous because you would have to be counting your points already. Why would you ever want to go on maintenance if you are not at goal. That really isn’t going to help you in the end. Ninety-nine percent of us are here to lose weight. This is a weight loss program and that’s why we are all here. We are here to lose weight that’s the focus.
I am not sharing what I think because I want to know what you think. So, what do you think? Feel free to use the comments box to express your thoughts. No pressure though. Honestly, I’d really love to read what you have to say.