Insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results.....
Monday, February 08, 2016
So, after over 10 years of being a Weight Watcher (and being a lifetime member for 8 years), I'm stepping out to try something different. It's a hard decision. WW has been good to me, helping me to shed over 70 lbs and become more aware of my portion sizes.
But as I get closer to the six decade of my life, it just isn't working anymore. I need something that encourages me to eat more healthy fats and less carbs. And something that doesn't draw me in with their processed snacks. Not anything that is the fault of WW - I'm just at a different point in my life. Unlike Oprah, I can't seem to eat bread every day and still lose weight.
I've dabbled my toe in the Trim Healthy Mama water and it feels pretty good. It will probably be where I go for now. If it doesn't work, WW won't lock the doors on me. At least I hope not.
I've tried doing both worlds - counting points for my THM recipes. But it leaves me frustrated. The WW meetings are making me want to go back into the bondage of point counting and it's just not where I want to be right now. And when I count points, I end up reducing or eliminating my fats and upping my carbs. That worked a few years ago, but now I'm working with a different metabolism.
So for now at least, I'm staying away from my meetings. It's scary not to get the accountability of the scale each week, but it's just messing with my mind. So I'll have to account to myself every week.
On another good note, the added fat in my diet is helping me sleep better. Now to lose the 15 lbs. I've put on!