Today I want to address the only thing about Weight Watchers that just gets me the teeniest little bit annoyed. And that is that they fall all over themselves to remind you that it’s not all about your weight, that you should focus on how good you feel, how much more you’re able to move, the fact that you’re buying smaller clothes…you get the idea.
I’ve even seen memes that say something to the effect of, “You know what the scale DOESN’T tell you? What a good friend/mother/sister/daughter you are.”
Ha ha, Weight Watchers. Very clever.
And it’s true. I mean, yes, we should certainly be focusing on the entire journey. Non-scale victories, they call these things, and of course, they’re important.
But the truth of the matter is this.
I (and my hubby and I suspect most other people on the program) have a specific goal in mind. And that goal is to get to the goal weight that I have selected for myself (out of a range that Weight Watchers deems is appropriate). And once I’m at that weight for six weeks, then and only then will I be considered Lifetime.
I mean, that would be a dream come true for me. But let’s be honest. Does Weight Watchers make you Lifetime because someone comes in and vouches for you and says what an awesome person you are? Can you just come in to your meeting, modeling some smaller clothing, and ask them to make you Lifetime? Or can you just say something like, “I feel so fabulous today that I think you should make me Lifetime”?
Of course not.
The only way to make Lifetime is to stay within your goal weight for six weeks. And should you ever get heavier than that, guess what. You’re not Lifetime anymore.
So I get it when they tell you not to be so obsessed with the number on the scale, but I feel kind of like they have their hands behind their back with their fingers crossed.
(And no, I’m not a first-born, overly responsible, super achiever. Whatever gave you that idea???)
All kidding aside, I love my weight loss program and I would recommend it to everyone. And I have every intention of staying on it and reaching my goal. I just had to get that off my chest. Carry on now with the rest of your day, and thanks for stopping by!