So I joined Weight Watchers yesterday. I’ve had problems with my weight ever since middle school. I started eating my feelings and binging on bad food after my maternal grandmother died. I never really learned much about good nutrition other than the smattering of information about the Food Pyramid that we got in health class. My house was full of sodas and snack cakes because my family was always on the go. Since they were available, I’d eat them.
Anyway, it’s been a while since middle school and the only time that I felt good in my own skin was when I was in college and lost a good deal of my extra weight. I was at my smallest adult size then, and I was wearing size 12/13 pants. I’m currently wearing a size 15/16.
I’m not going to share my current weight today, but once I start losing and post updates I’ll post my starting weight, current weight, and goal weight.
I joined Weight Watchers for a few reasons. First, one of my best friends has been using the program for about a year or so now and they’ve gained a greater appreciation for food in general while they were losing unwanted guilt/baggage about food (along with a good deal of weight). Their sister recently joined as well, but she lives in Washington state so we’ll have to cheer each other on long-distance.
The second (and perhaps main) reason that I joined Weight Watchers now is that they’re currently running a special offer where if you lose at least 10 pounds within your first two months (which is super do-able and a very healthy amount to lose within that time frame), they’ll either refund of 2 months’ worth of applicable fees paid, or you can choose to receive a 2-month time credit to your Weight Watchers account. I’ll probably end up choosing the latter option.
They’re also currently waiving the usual start-up fee (which in my area is $20) through 3/20/2017 and I also got an additional $20 off by purchasing a three-month package to start out. This deal is only available until 1/16/2017 and will work with either the OnlinePlus, Meetings, Personal Coaching, or Total Access plans.
You do have to complete a “I lost 10 lbs with Weight Watchers!” refund form and then mail the signed form along with proof of weight loss by 3/25/2017. But that’s super easy to do, and only costs a postage stamp. Totally worth it.