Ready or Not Here it ComesNovember 28, 2010
So in case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard, Weight Watchers is debuting a new plan this week (if you don't do Weight Watchers bear with me here, because there WILL be something for you in this post as well). Apparently it is the biggest change in 13 years! I don't know about you, but when I see the words - BIGGEST CHANGE - I freak out! My heart rate goes up, my palms get all sweaty, I think about hyperventilating.
I have never been one for change. I kind of like things to stay the same. I like routines, and the familiar feeling of the same things. So I won't lie to you people, this is going to be one tough thing for me to swallow. Immediately, I already decided in my head that I will hate it, no, no loathe it. I mean, why should I change away from something that helped me lose 111 pounds in the last 2 years? There is NO reason I can think of. But then I remember some things I have read about the original Weight Watchers program:
- Fish was to be eaten at least five times per week, liver at least once a week, and beef, frankfurters, lamb, and dark meat turkey no more than three times per week.
- Initially no fat was to be eaten - No butter, margarine, mayonnaise, oil, salad dressings, etc.
- Certain fruits were excluded including: cherries, bananas, watermelon, and grapes.
- There were no rolls, bagels, biscuits, muffins, crackers, cereals, or special breads allowed.
So... a lot about Weight Watchers specifically today, but this concept goes for everything in life. I would venture a guess that most people can relate to liking the familiar, and avoiding change. But change is sometimes exactly what we need. It is change in the first place that got this journey rolling for most of us (including me). I know 2 years ago I decided to make a change in my life, and I took the steps needed to get there. Now I can sit here feeling tired, but empowered from a 4 mile run yesterday, wearing my size 8 pants - 111 pounds lighter. It was change that got me to this place, and change that will keep me here!