Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

I think I'm ready to let go of something.

I know. Historic for me, isn't it?

You may be slightly less impressed to learn that this something is my online membership to Weight Watchers. I'll still be counting points to some extent. That will happen all my life I guess. You know, unless I decide to get fat again. However, I'm really ready to stop paying for the privilege of having someone else do the math for me. That's pretty huge, too. Usually I'd do anything to get out of doing my own math. Membership automatically renews on the 15th of the month so long about the 13th I'll be logging on and canceling before the next payment of $16.95 can be sucked out of my bank account.

Until that time I'm actually trying not to log in and fill in all the satisfying little boxes. I have it there as a backup and to easily look up the points values of anything I don't have memorized as yet. I have a paper handheld points calculator so I'll be able to do all this on my own when the time comes but for now it's easier to type in "baked beans" and have the grand old internet tell me what my choices are.

I'm not even nervous about it really. So far, though I've been testing my limits, I've stayed within a couple of pounds of the almighty goal. I do feel like marking the moment, though, so I thought I'd tell you all about it.


  1. Congratulations (I think...).

    I've been doing the free fitday thing for a while now (and I'm at around a pound a week). It's calories, not points, so if you find, after letting WW go, that you're not able to stay within a few pounds of the almighty goal, you can hook up to fitday and do the same SORT of thing - not quite exactly IT, but close - and see if that works. (and there are plenty of online counters to figure out what your calorie intake should be for a particular weight and goal, so someone will still do the math for you)

    What are you going to do with that 17 dollars a month?

  2. The WW system uses calories but with an offset for fiber which gives me more wiggle room which I find really really helpful.

    Ideally I'm supposed to just save that $17. I can think of a million things I'd love to spend it on, though. Sounds like I'll be spending it on AC for the pets and travel home for Christmas and whatnot.

  3. You may be interested to know that as soon as my WW three month trial was over, I lost the ten pounds. Not sure if I relearned how to eat from WW or not, but I couldn't lose shit while I was actually using their site. I think it made me too conscious of food or something.

    So you should do just fine without their site!