Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I Quit

I quit Weight Watchers today.  I started thinking about the $39.95 I pay each month and how I am not working the program.  I may as well be setting fire to forty bucks each month.  I have not found a meeting leader that provides the payment induced inspiration that I need.  I do not have a group of people that I enjoy seeing every week.  Finally, I am not working the program.  I do feel like a complete tool for paying money for so long only to be heavier than when I first jumped on the scale.  I do know the program works (if you work it) and I was hoping to have the success I did in 2006.  I didn't, so today I cut my losses.

I know this doesn't go with my 2010 goals but I am replacing Weight Watchers with cleaner eating.  I have a massive support system both at home and at work as everyone that I know is kicking it into high gear and getting fit.  I will be one of them.

I am happy to have my $39.95 back each month......there is my Italy money right there!!

I have been kind of in the dumps this week.  My work BFF, Sarge, is going on an extended leave of absence (read:  being deployed).  She is a my fellow Starbucks girl, my lunch buddy, and my all around go to gal for girly chit chat.  I am going to miss her so much.  While I am beyond proud that she is serving our country, I am pissy that I am probably going to have to start making good old Folgers coffee (selfish, I know).  Thankfully time goes by fast so she will be back crunching numbers before we know it.  Also,  the world is a lot smaller these days with email and Facebook so while we are a half a world apart, we will be in touch.   In the meantime....she has some highly coveted office supplies that are just screaming for me to take.  **evil grin**

27 comments:

MCM Mama said...

I'd say that sounds like a good choice. Why throw money away if it isn't working for you? Glad you have other support for eating better.

Sorry your friend is being deployed. That sucks on a lot of levels. Hope she's back quickly to save you from the folgers.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Sounds like you're comfortable with your decision about WW, and that you have a plan in place, great job.... :) Sucks about your friend. All the best to her, and YOU! :)

RockstarTri said...

The choice you made was not "to quit" but "to take control of the situation". This must have been hard but I think you made a wise choice and just need to follow through by finding something that will work for you now. Well done.

WannabeRunner said...

I thought about joining WW, but the price seems really steep - esp. since i don't feel like i would be 100% committed. I am trying to be better about shopping for groceries & not buying "trigger" foods - SO. DAMN. TEMPTING.

Big Clyde said...

I think RockStarTri nailed it. You were stuck in "inaction" (at $40 a month) and today, you took control and made a bold choice of action to take control. Now, go get some progress! You can do it.

Delane said...

weight loss is calories in/ calories out. weight watchers just provides a mechanism for counting. Until you start eating less, nothing will equal weight loss. Sorry to say but its true. I think clean eating is great and I try to eat as clean as possible, just have to remember I cant eat my weight in almond butter and brown rice.

Good luck!

Sorry about the friend.

Shannon said...

I say give that $40/mth to your husband to keep until you reach a goal. Make mini goals to accomplish within a months time. Once you reach the goal, you get $40 to spoil yourself. If you don't reach your goal, then your husband gets to spend it as he pleases.

Sarah said...

I think that with your drive and your support system, you can do it on your own...and be $40 a month richer. :) Sorry to hear about Sarge...it was rough on me when my brother was deployed...made having him back home even sweeter.

TinaGirl said...

sorry about Sarge. Thats a bummer but yes, our techno age does bring our loved ones deployed or just far away closer via keyboard and monitor.
Good for you for kicking the WW to the curb if its not working for you. I'm not sure I would be that honest with myself. I have a tendency to hold onto something with the hope and dream it will fulfill itself. LOL

Jess said...

Good choice. That's nearly $500 a year.

Sorry your friend is being deployed. Hope she remains safe and sound!

Dawn said...

maybe eating cleaner is precisely in line with your goals...I too did WW a few times, and each time was harder to keep the momentum going. You know yourself best, do what works for you now.

Best of luck! We're in the same boat, and I know you can do it!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Good choice about the WeWa. If you aren't working it, why pay?
There are lots of free online programs that are out there (dailyplate, sparkpeople) if that is what you want to do. Clean eating is cool too.

Sorry about Sarge! She'll be back before you know it! One word about Folgers. Kreurig!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you are making the right choice with WW. From a distance, if you need more support, I am here, chica!

Sorry to hear about the Sarge being deployed. Time goes by fast, and she will be back before you know it! :)

Megan said...

I'm sorry your friend is leaving. I know its tough. The program I work on is ending and everyone is getting laid off this year. Many people are finding jobs before they're end date. It's tough to see my friends go.

Lauren said...

Your reason for leaving WW was my exact reason. Now, if I could only convince myself the same logic about the gym membership...

Megsie said...

Well, they are happy I am sure that they will be getting their $40/month from me, so they won't go bankrupt. Sorry about Sarge. That sucks, even if it does mean good office supplies.

Becca said...

Sorry to hear your buddy is gonna be gone :( But good job for making the decision to quit ww. If you're not using it, it's a waste of money and Lord knows we all need to watch that these days! Good luck with everything!

Amanda said...

Kudos to you for realizing WW wasn't working for you. It sounds like you know what to do and can do it on your own. Sorry to hear about your friend being deployed, add that Starbucks money to the italy fund:)

lifestudent said...

I quit WW several times. The program only works if you are in it 100%, I totally get where you are coming from :) I'm sure you will find other ways to get where you want to be ... and you can always go back to WW if that ends up in the plan again!

X-Country2 said...

I think you've made the right choice. You have the tools. Now you just need to use them!

Carolina John said...

good call. ww has to work for you if it's going to work at all. yes i still love it. but do what's going to work for you.

i'm trying the biggest loser approach of just freaking working out 8 hours a day.

Stacey said...

I agree, I think you made the right choice too. $40 adds up FAST. Way to take control! Glad you have a great support system. Good luck.

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

You got it, seriously!!! Clean eating is great, you'll love it, and feel fantastic!

Tony the Pink Panda said...

Wow! That's like the cost of a lifetime membership. WW is a total rip off ;x.

Aka Alice said...

Wow! 40 bucks? I had no idea it was that expensive. That's more than my gym membership.

Good decision to quit...echoing everyone else's sentiments. I agree with Rockstar Tri. I don't think you quit, just took control. Good for you.

Sucks about Sarge...but seriously, what's she got in the way of coveted supplies?

D10 said...

Carly, you don't need Weight Watches, you know what you need to do and you will do it. Happy 2010

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