The double w is much cooler than saying Weight Watchers, I think.
Regardless of what I call it, I am back in its folds, surrendered once again.
And sure nuff, two weeks in, five pounds gone.
It's not really magic, this program.
Basically, it works under a system of points. The points can be thought of as dollars. I get 20 dollars/day to spend on the food I eat. After I eat, I enter the food into the log and viola! I see how much things cost.
It is a process of cutting through years of bullshitting myself in less than 2 seconds flat.
Instant truth I tell ya. And sometimes, the truth ain't pretty.
For instance, let's look at these staples from the Mrs. Hall diet:
*One three musketeer's bar-6 points
*One mac donald's egg mc muffin with sausage-11 points
*One serving pancakes from a restaurant-9 points
*Spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce-16 points
Ponder that for a minute. Again, you get 20 points per day. This program introduced me to the idea of spending wisely, of getting the most for every penny I spend.
Sure, you get an extra 35 points, waiting in the background that you can spend throughout the week.
But still. Holy good God, what was I eating before?
After a while, I can't help but feel there is a conspiracy out there to keep me and the rest of America chubby. The more I look, the more I see. It is fascinating and irritating all at the same time.
But, this is the state of American fast and cheep cuisine. The food is all swaddled in blankets of fat and salt. This trains me to crave fat and salt. But, I am now saying, in the politest possible way, fuck you.
Fuck you stupid fatty food.
I am much better than all of it. I am a bonifide babe after all.
Thus, I am learning, relearning and growing.
*Egg muffin, better'n eggs, wide slivers of sharp cheddar cheese and- 6 points
*4 Kashi pancakes (from their mix), smuckers sugar free syrup (delicious btw), and a touch of I can't believe it's not butter -7 points
*Spaghetti prepared healthily -5 points
*And that three musketeer's bar? Well, that I still enjoy, only about once a month.
See that, all of this means something. Means something less I mean. And when things are less, they matter more. My food is tastier and sexier. It's true.
Now, one can gain points by exercising. Which is the next part of all this. Well, the next part is to implement consistency in my exercising.
Cause dammit, the shit of it is, now that I have lost five points, my daily point allowance went down to 19.
Grrrr……! It is frustrating, letting go and giving in to the system. It is a matter of dropping huge chunks of pride from my ego.
I think I need a drink.
And hey, a cosmopolitan, why that is only four points, WEE HEE!!!