Yesterday, on the GOAD message board, I posted a thread entitled "Am I Lying?". I have stopped telling people that I'm on Weight Watchers as I have come to realize it's more of a lifestyle change and not a diet. In my opinion, most people associate Weight Watchers with a diet and I don't consider myself on a diet. I am watching my portions, eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water and exercising. All of these are part of Weight Watchers, but they are also part of adapting a healthier lifestyle.
I'm not embarrassed to say that I'm on Weight Watchers, in fact, I've talked to my wife about the possibility of becoming a leader to stay more accountable to myself after I reach a lifetime status withing Weight Watchers guidelines. I am uncomfortable with the response I get when I tell people I'm on Weight Watchers. It's as if they look at me and I can hear them thinking, "he'll put that weight back on in no time!" I want to be associated with a healthier lifestyle, but I don't want to be on a diet. It happens mostly with people I don't know all that well, so I guess I shouldn't let it bother me. I will be successful as I have made these changes part of my daily routine and they have become a daily habit and if I miss my exercise, water, vitamin, etc. I don't feel right.
Weight Watchers Info
Apparently, the info we received at our meeting is just a more comprehensive guide called "Kickstart" and not meant to have members eat only 20 points a day. It really was not explained well at the meetings. Especially mine, as our site went computerized this week and our leader was quite flustered. On the Weight Watcher message boards there has been a big buzz about the info and debate about what the brochure really means.