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,