Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Momentum

I have not been to a WW meeting since November. Although I loosely follow the principles, I have not been OP - counting points, journaling, 8 HG, etc. I have been DYING to find out about the new Momentum program because I've heard it focuses on "filling foods". We have a WW at Work meeting here at my school, but you have to pay for all the meetings up front, and I just haven't had that much cash at one time to join. And now with my schedule being so crazy b/c I have to pick up all the kiddos from school now, I would miss half the meeting anyway by the time I picked up my kids. SO, this morning I was looking through some mail that Clyde brought from my old house, and there was a brochure from WW in there with some coupons. There's one coupon that says "Join for $19". It caught my eye, because I happened to have $20! So when I looked up the available meeting times/locations, they have a meeting on Tuesdays at 5:30, and it says it's the same leader who does the At Work meetings (who I love). So I think I'm gonna go tonight!

WW can get expensive, but it works for me! When I got to meetings, I lose weight - bottom line. I really think I can scrape together $12 a week to go to WW, and now that I'm living back in city limits it's only about 5 minutes away from my house. I've been scraping up cigarette money for Clyde for the past several months (7 x $4 = $28), so I think I can find the money every week ($12) for WW.

Plus I am very interested in changing the food I eat. I really want to get away from processed junk and convenience food, even if it is low in points. I read so many blogs of people who eat clean, wholesome food and it looks so good to me! Exotic and out of my comfort zone, but good! Now that I am in charge of my kitchen and grocery shopping, I can stop buying a lot of junk and replace it with the good stuff.

What do you think?

7 comments:

Karyn said...

Glad you have found a way to go to meetings! Support is very important..

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I think Weight Watchers is a very useful way to go for a lot of people. I do not do the meetings either online or in real life, but I have done a lot of researching to learn the program through the back door. I was a member way back in 1972, and to be honest, the meetings did nothing for me. However, not everyone is the same and I think if it helps you, go for it .

If the goal is simply eating cleaner, less processed foods, may I suggest visiting http://www.katheats.com/
This girl has some of the most amazing, healthy, whole foods ideas I have ever seen and it could give you some useful ideas. She has done things with oats and whole grains that i have never dreamed possible, let alone so delicious !

skinnyhollie said...

Yes, I found her blog today! I have never tried most of the ingredients in her recipes, but they look delicious! Your food always looks so healthful, too!

CJ said...

I really like WW because its to do-able and so flexible. Its easier to manage. I think you are making the right decision. Like you said, if you can scrape of his cigarette money, then you can scrape up the $12 for yourself! Good for you! Have fun.

The Momentum plan is just basically putting the Flex PLan and the Core PLan together! You will like it though!

Linda said...

I thought WW was doing no registration fees for the new years...I dont know if it has ended though. Glad you're going and will get the support and tools you need to assist you on the journey.

Dutch said...

I love Weight Watchers. I decided to do this on my own to see how it goes. I think WW would be great for you. Let us know how the new Momentum plan is. Have a great evening.

Denise said...

Great blog and congratulations on your success!! I am interested on what the momentum program is also.