So I haven’t been on the Weight Watchers program long, but when I signed up I pledged that I would give myself over to the program and follow it without question. Basically I have to let myself put trust into their formulas, follow what they say, and let the system do the work for me. I am not allowing myself to try and play games with the system. This may confuse some of you, but I am sure most of you understand where I am coming from.
When I was tracking calories I was always trying to find that magic number, that special balance of calories that golden ratio. I did crazy things like weigh my fruits and veggies to calculate the exact caloric content of them. I didn’t track nutrients, i didn’t much account for where my calories came from just that I ate them.
So part of what Weight Watchers has already done for me has made me, or rather forced me to chill out. When I say things like, I am giving myself over to the program, it is okay to eat this, it is a reminder to myself. I have had people tell me it sounds like I am part of a cult. The funny part about it is, I am okay with that. I ask those around me if I seem more normal, or more relaxed, and the answer has been an undeniable yes.
I am doing my best to not stress about the program, I constantly need reminders that nothing happens without work, but that the work doesn’t have to be as hard as I made it before. There is a balance to be found, and I am working to find it.
So here we go for another week.
For those counting I am down approx 7lbs down since I started