Weight Watchers Musings

Sitting here staring at the computer, second cup of coffee in hand. Gave up trying to figure points for yesterday and simply wrote a question mark in my notebook. I did have the Weight Watcher fairies whispering in my ear during the cocktail party at a friend’s house that preceded dinner. They helped me to avoid most of the items on the buffet table, and I ordered cioppino at the restaurant, so it could have been worse.

Saturday is meeting and weigh-in day in the WW world of North Falmouth. It still amuses me that the meeting is held at a local restaurant. They need the parking lot and the big room with tables for the crowds that show up for the event. You have to admire their staying power. Weight Watchers has been around for years, and they’re still going strong.

They instituted a new approach yesterday morning. Encouraging people to look at success in all aspects of life instead of just the number on the scale. There’s also an emphasis on looking at data in month long segments instead of just looking at weekly weigh-in numbers. Loved the quote from the group leader: “If you’re not new and improved, you’re old and lousy.”

If I’m being honest, I’m not a fan of the meetings. Consciousness raising at 8 A.M. on a Saturday morning isn’t really my thing. I don’t need little stars in my book to motivate me. But, to be fair, you do pick up a few interesting tips. The head cheerleader (AKA, the group leader) suggested shaking up a routine for better results.

That made sense to me, and to a lot of others as well. I know that I’ve been having the same things for breakfast and lunch, and being pretty much carb free until dinner. I also walk the same half mile on the treadmill at the same time five days a week. I think I may have shaken that routine up a bit much yesterday, but today is a new day, and the idea is sound.

So, almost four pounds down, I’m ready to start week three. Maybe I’ll alter my routine by having a slice of toast with my egg this morning.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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