There’s nothing like kicking off a new birth year with fabulous hair! Ok, so my birthday isn’t actually for another 6 days…but I treated myself to a hair cut and some highlights on Saturday. I used to be so good about getting my hair done – but this time I hadn’t been to see my stylist in 6 months! Crazy.
I love it!
There’s something that makes you feel so grown-up about bangs…they make me feel like I should wear lipstick!
This weekend I also rejoined Weight Watchers to try their PointsPlus program w/ my brother. We’re both WW drop-outs, but I thought new year, new program, new chances.
Sidenote: I also love that Jennifer Hudson is their spokesperson. I love her anyways, but she looks fantastic now!
The plan used to just focus on calories, which annoyed me.
On the old program a banana and cupcake were both 4 points. Given the choice, how many times do you think I chose a banana? If you said “rarely” you’d be correct.
Finally, WW realized that all calories are not equal! On the new PointsPlus program all fruits and most veggies are zero points. This encourages you to fill up on fruits and veggies instead of carbs. So, I think the new plan has a lot more nutritional merit than it previously did.
So, we get our weigh-in card, our welcome packets and all the week one literature. I am disappointed to see I am 10 pounds heavier on WW’s scale then on my own. Bummer. I look down at my card and instantly get furious. The woman checking me in has affixed an angry “no sitting” sticker to my booklet! Who does she think she is?!
I sneak a look at the woman next to me – no angry sticker. I show Derek – nope, no angry sticker on his either. Why is this woman judging me at my first meeting in years?! I’m pissed. I go to the gym dammit! I might be fat, but I’m less fat than I used to be! I could probably less press your weight right now! Grrrr!
Derek and I stayed for the meeting – and it was beyond painful. The leader was fake, which I hate. If you want me to sit in a room full of other fat people and talk about my feelings, you better be endearing. Worse yet was the woman who was eating breakfast at the meeting. Iced coffee, egg sandwich on an english muffin and….(drum roll)….MUNCHKINS! Who the fuck brings donuts to fat club?! Honestly! She’s lucky she didn’t get jumped by the guy a few rows away!
During the meeting the unendearing leader references this weeks “Get up and move!” challenge….and low and behold, there’s the angry pink couch sticker! Turns out it wasn’t about me, it was about the challenge of the week. LOL. Looks like the world doesn’t revolve around me after all eh? 😉
I’m thrilled to see they have a point/activity tracking app for the Blackberry – hell yeah! That makes my life soooo much easier. I’m also happy to see a lot of recipes I would actually try. (While I love watching cooking shows, I don’t love cooking).
Activity points are points you’ve earned (to eat or not eat) – by working out. I rarely ate mine last time. Why workout just to eat more? Seems like a moot point. So, I’m just collecting them. I went to the gym last night with Derek and we both did our circuit workouts. I earned 18 activity points and he earned 26! Doing that 4 times a week is going to really help motivate me – I will have accrued 72 points just for doing my normal workout! Nevermind all the other things I will be doing on top of that.
If anyone is considering joining, I’d recommend it. I might not like the meetings, but I do like the program and all the tools that come with it. At the end of the day, it’s all about being accountable. Either you’re going to eat right and record what you do eat – or you’re not.