I quit Weight Watchers.

I thought about coming up with a more creative title for this post, but then I figured, hell, let’s get right to the point with it (which is not how the rest of this is going to be, just FYI).

Recently, I’ve been feeling unhappy with my eating. Let’s be real here, I’m rarely happy with all of my food choices. This was something bigger than having that extra cookie or drinking another glass of wine though. I am an emotional eater.

Rough day at work? Let’s dive into the chips.
Celebrating something? Cookies for everyone!
Stressed?
Sad?
Lonely?
Bored?

Name an emotion, and I’ve probably used it (consciously or not) as a reason to eat. I’m tired of it. Luckily, I stumbled upon this.

Reading the summary, I immediately felt a connection. Two days later, I had the book in my hands (thank you, Amazon Prime), and it is amazing. I haven’t even finished it yet, and I know that this is the tool for me to use to shape the rest of my life. That’s how good it is.The concept is simple. Eat what you want when you’re hungry. Stop when you’re satisfied. Novel idea, right? Not really, but her writing speaks to me. It sounds weird, but it just makes sense.

Now you may be wondering where Weight Watchers fits into this. The truth? It doesn’t. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. When I stuck to it, it worked. I lost weight, but it wasn’t teaching me anything that I’m going to use forever. I have no intention of tracking every single thing I eat for the rest of my life, and I certainly don’t want to pay for it. It may work for some people, but that’s just not how I want to live.

Honestly, I thought long and hard about continuing to pay for Weight Watchers until I was sure that I could go without and still be successful. I actually hovered over the cancel button for a few minutes, still deciding whether or not I could do it. Then something came to me. If I leave myself something to fall back on, I’m allowing myself an out. I don’t need one though. This is what I want, and this is how I want to live. Have I been perfect so far? Absolutely not. I have started to understand myself. I am more at peace with food than I can ever remember being, which is worth more than I could’ve imagined.

This is not a sponsored post. I just really freaking love this book.

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