I've made it to the 6 week mark and my total weight loss so far is:
Considering I made it through Thanksgiving without any significant set back is a triumph.
I have my daughter's 10 year birthday party this weekend and must persevere another chocolate cake -- then of course the Christmas holidays. But I feel much more confident and far less hungry than I did 4 weeks ago.
But, as an open letter to Weight Watchers I have the following comments:
Today, I was told they have "rolled out" a new Points program. The truth is, I didn't stay for the orientation because we have Saturday obligations, so I don't know all the specifics, but from what I overheard standing in line it makes obsolete ALL of the previous tools, books, and points that I have been using off and on for 12 years. I suppose its a good program and I hope women are successful -- but when you make women now buy a calculator and lots of other bells and whistles to figure points, to me it's just a money making venture and not a weight loss program. Not to mention, that counting points is time consuming (although effective) enough, trying to incorporate a calculator into my routine is just nonsense.
As such, since I am old, stubborn, set in my ways, and not used to learning new tricks, I will stick with the old plan and the old points and the old slide rule, which I have been highly successful using (see above weight loss!). You can take your very expensive calculator and any of the other new marketing products and try to sucker someone else. Because I for one am not buying it.