I was surfing the WW boards yesterday, when I came across a gentleman who has lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks!! I thought, that's an awesome two-week total. He thought, it's not enough. The member is throwing in the towel as the weight is not melting off fast enough.
I'm going on 3 years following WW and I know I still have things to learn. I try to follow the program to the best of my ability, but sometimes life gets in the way.
Habits take much longer than two weeks to form. I feel great about the foods that I eat, but I still know that I eat too much. My portions keep creeping to a bigger level and have sometimes turned into a "second" portion on occasion. I know I'm not hungry, but just enjoy the food.
Last night, I watched a new episode of "Ruby." I do enjoy the show for the most part, as she is definitely a "real" person struggling to lose a lot of weight. In the episode, she admitted to not journaling, not exercising enough, and also not eating what she was supposed to.
It is so easy to get back into bad habits that a "new" habit has to be given a chance for at least a month. Somewhere I have heard that most WW members quit before their fifth week. Is that really long enough to even create a healthy habit?
Going on three years and I'm still learning healthy habits, I won't be quitting anytime soon.