I quit Weight Watchers because it was too devastating to follow the program, pay my money, and gain weight. But that doensn't mean that I'm throwing in the towel.
Nope. I'm still tracking WW points and focusing on core/filling foods (i.e. lowfat dairy, fruits and veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats). I'm getting my exercise and light therapy all in one. In fact, I've upped the time to 45 minutes and increased the resistance on the Nordic Track just a tad.
I made a breakthrough yesterday. In the past I've been a little discouraged by my family's desire to have carbilicious foods around. Well, yesterday I decided that I will no longer buy foods that aren't good for me. They can want them. They can even buy them. But I won't.
At family night I told them of my resolution. They weren't happy. I also explained that we'd still have a treat every Monday evening as a part of family night, but that it would be a single serving treat. Meaning we'd go to the store and have everyone select a treat of their choice, but the days of ice cream tubs and a dozen donuts are over. I told my kids that they could put their sweets/treats requests in with their dad, and he'd be the one to buy them. They weren't too optimistic that he'd be bringing their booty home either.
Taking a stand to not buy unhealthy things may seem like a little thing, but already I feel more in control of my life. More free. It's a good feeling!