Well, I did it. Today, I went back to Weight Watchers. Good timing, I suppose, with their plan change being rolled out. (I didn’t even know they were changing the plan!) Smart Points? I guess it may take some time to figure it out. But, having it be new also may be a good reason to really get into it.
It was nine and a half years ago that I first joined Weight Watchers. During that time, it looked like this:
- 6/21/06 to 1/11/14: 7 years and 7 months on the program – including being on Lifetime for 7 years (1/31/07-1/4/14).
- 11/6/14 to 3/23/15: On for 5 months after being off it for 10 months.
- 12/9/15 to ????: Coming back after being off it for 8 months.
Really, it’s been the last two years that have been the struggle. To be candid, it feels like a lot longer.
Today, I clocked in at 199 pounds. I wanted my goal to be 178 pounds. But, they said – with the new plan – it needs to be 174 pounds. Know what? Hey, whatever…what’s 4 pounds? Sure, let’s go for it. I always said that 172 was my perfect weight.
Now, can I lose 25 pounds? And, if so, how long will it take? Thinking about it, an aggressive goal would be to get there by March 18, 2016. And, if I don’t get there by April 6, 2016, then I did not give it my best effort. There’s no reason why I cannot lose 1.5 pounds a week for 17 weeks – which would put me at 173.5 pounds on April 6th.
Four months. That’s what it should take to get back to Lifetime. Of course, once there, keeping it there is another story. But, one step at a time.