Success! That's the point!!
Okay gang, I've done Weight Watchers so many times that I've lost count. The only thing that has ever really worked for me (in the weight-loss world) is Richard Simmon's Deal-A-Meal. You know, those little playing cards with food exchanges on them. See, the beauty of them is that they don't include stuff like, oh, jelly beans.
The first time - or first dozen times - I did WW and cheerfully counted my Points, I had this nifty little book that told me 25 jelly beans was 3 points. And, that better yet, 22 Gummi bears was 3 points. (So what's the deal with 12 Dots = a WHOLE box of Good & Plenty???!!!...3 points, btw, if you're interested.) Seriously. SIX pages of candy and their Points values.
Let's see...I could have 8 oz of cranberry juice (something good for me) or a WHOLE box of Good & Plenty for the same number of Points. Well, needless to say, I chose the Good & Plenty. (A WHOLE freakin' box!!!! Helluva trade off if you ask me.)
SO...seven weeks ago, I decided to join WW...again. BUT, I decided to use the Deal-A-Meal logic. And guess what? In seven short weeks, I've lost 5% of my body weight. In fact, when I weighed yesterday, I blew past the 5% mark. (3.8 pounds last week! Woohoo!!) Now, you don't need to know what 5% translates to on the scale...but, it's a big number.
So what's the point? The point is to do what works. Deal-A-Meal works for me...but I have to be accountable to someone. Translated: I have to pay someone to weigh me. Enter WW.
NO jelly beans or Gummi bears or Good & Plenty for this gal. I'd rather eat the fruit that I can or drink the milk for the same amount of Points. Click. Soooo making a point of successful weight loss again!
Hang with me. 10% isn't very far away!