"Uh, how many points is one whole salmon--rare?"
I went back to Weight Watchers tonight. I am a lifetime member who was a meeting leader for a couple of years in the '90s. I felt excited to be back because I know there is no better way under the sun to get control of this challenge than by doing what I know works.
One reason WW works is the weekly meetings. Statistics show, and my personal observation as a leader supported the assertion, that people who attend the weekly meetings are much more successful than those who just weigh in and leave. In fact, they do 3 times as well. I don't know why it works that way, but it does. The leaders don't usually bring anything revolutionary to the discussion, and sometimes the awards feel juvenile, but somehow it works (maybe it's that accountability thing in action.)
Here are 3 of my personal challenges:
A. Seeing a portion size for what it really is (BTW, the average soft drink size in the 1980s was 12 oz, it is now 32 oz.)
B. Not cleaning my plate (I should be able to see what color my plate is between the servings sitting on it!)
C. Sweets ... mainly chocolate, which I literally crave to the point that the craving does not go away until I get some, or other sweets, but usually it's my good buddy Chocolate that I love.
So anyway, I am hopeful and excited to see what happens.