Sometimes things are staring you in the face, and all the pieces are there, but you just can't QUITE see the forest through the trees. And then the grand epiphany happens, and you hit your head and say "Duh.:
This happened to me last night at Weight Watchers.
First of all, I am happy to report that I am happily back on medication and feeling MUCH MUCH better. I lost 3.0 lbs this week, for a total of 29.2 lbs since I started in January 2009 (this is important....) I had hoped to hit 30 lbs before my birthday in May, but obviously that didn't happen. So now, I am trying to hit it before our vacation in 2.5 weeks. I think 0.8 lbs is doable in that time!!
Anyway, we were talking about maintenance of weight (which in WW land, is staying within 2 lbs plus or minus of your goal weight). Now, my goal is still pretty far off (about 40 more lbs). But once you hit goal, and maintain it for 6 weeks...you are considered "lifetime" and you don't have to pay anymore.
Duh! I knew this. But again, really didn't put it all together. I pay $43 a month for Weight Watchers. And debated stopping this for the sake of debt repayment. Decided my health was worth it. But each time I am not following the plan....I am not only cheating myself of health benefits, I am giving WW my money!
An older woman commented that she has been lifetime for 2 years, and struggles, but she said "I just don't want to pay for this anymore." DUH! The longer it takes me to lose this weight, the more money I am paying!
I joined in January 2009....or 18 months ago. 43x18 = $774. Since I have lost 29.2 lbs, that averages out to $26.50 per pound!!!! If something was $26.50 per pound, there is no way I would buy it. DUH!!!
So, here I am. Totally and completely back on the wagon. Wouldn't it be cool to not have to pay $43 a month anymore, and be healthy, and have a rockin' bod???? I think so too!