So I went ahead and quit Weight Watchers.
I've been plugging away at it for some time now with little to no visible results. If you're familiar with Weight Watchers, then you're aware that they recently changed how their program works. I started Weight Watchers over ten years ago - before they changed the program and before Jennifer Hudson was singing their praises. The original program worked for me. The original program REALLY worked for me. The new program which has altered the point values for food and altered how many points are allotted per day per person just hasn't been cutting it.
I loved the support of attending meetings each week and socializing with the ladies there, however, as time has passed I've realized that I don't have too much in common with these ladies. When I first joined, most women were like me. On average, most women were looking to lose 20, 30, 40, 50 lbs. There were a few very obese women sprinkled in the crowd, but for the most part, it was women that somehow lost their way on the eating right and exercising path and caught it before it got way too out of control. Now, 10 years later, the crowd is filled with extremely obese women who consider walking up a flight of stairs their daily workout.
Now, I have nothing against these women. Kudos to them for deciding to do something about their weight. I find their journey inspirational, but I just can't relate.
I've decided to take another route. Instead of focusing on points and low-fat, no fat, skim and whatnot, I've decided to take on a bigger challenge on how I eat and how I view food. I vowed to stop eating processed foods and to pay more attention to labels. I've cut out all artificial crap, all the preservatives, and pretty much anything that has an ingredient list of more than five ingredients. I'm forcing myself to ask the question, "where did this food come from," and "do I really want to eat this?"
I figure that if I eat as nature intended me to eat and continue to remain active and healthy - my weight will navigate itself to where it should be.