01 November 2013

i never thought I'd say this

But I'm thinking of cancelling my Weight Watchers subscription.

I still entirely plan on tracking what I eat, however, for this past week I've been counting calories instead of points and using MyFitnessPal instead of the WW app and it's been, well, liberating. I like seeing the whole picture of what I'm putting into my body and if my focus really is to be health and happiness instead of weight loss then understanding nutrition is a key component of that. For whatever reason it's worked, too. It makes me make healthier choices because they are healthier for me. I don't have those extra flexible 49 weekly points and while those always came in handy when I followed Weight Watchers, now I think in terms of just today because that's all I have.

Like, yesterday when I wanted a Reese's peanut butter cup for after lunch. Well, I have to budget for that. Before I probably would have used some of my extra points and chosen the soup I'd been eating that week for lunch. Instead, I brought in a salad. It might seem inconsequential but for me it's a big deal to think in those terms.

Also, what I pay for a monthly pass to Weight Watchers can be turned into four spinning classes at Harness Cycle. It's like when Carrie Bradshaw tells someone that when she first moved to New York she spent her money on Vogue magazine instead of food because she felt it fed her more.

So that's where I'm at. I have a couple weeks to decide before I'm charged for next month.

In other news, as of today I've been soda free FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR! (I actually had completely forgotten until Sissy sent me a text asking about it. She's about a week behind me so she knew mine was coming up.) Considering how much pop I used to drink it's crazy I don't miss it at all.

Happy belated Halloween! How did everyone do? I'm going out in costume tomorrow night and I can't wait to put the whole thing together and take pictures to share with all of you!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

3 comments:

  1. I know YOU know that I feel 100% the same way. That SATC quote/scene was the EXACT same thing that ran through my mind! What's going to help you more, what's going to feed your soul/journey more in the long run?

    I love My Fitness Pal for the aspect of seeing all the components/micro-nutrients. I'm not sure I'll be tracking calories, but I'll definitely be writing down everything I eat for a long while.

    I'm so proud of you (which I just shouted on twitter, LOL). Not because of the "i might quit ww" part, but just because you've come to realization that you COULD and the world will still go on. You COULD step away and still be amazing. I think there's so much strength in realizing our own potential, even if we're unsure how to harness it!

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    1. I absolutely write down everything I eat and would like to get to a point where I don't have to track calories, but right now I don't trust myself enough to not do that. Plus it helps put things in perspective. I seem to believe I eat more calories than I actually do in a given day so seeing that number makes me realize that I really am okay where I am in terms of what I eat.

      And that SATC quote has been running in my head all week. THAT is what finally convinced me that I do have to think in terms of what will feed me body and soul more.

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  2. I love that you call it POP. After spending time in SODA country it's nice to hear. Glad you have found what works for you!

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