I was very excited to get to go to my first Weight Watchers meeting. Unfortunately, I left feeling confused and slightly dejected. Why? I didn’t have enough money with me for the program’s new electronic calculator. I had left it all at home on accident.
In the past, Weight Watchers gave participants a card board slider that you used to calculate your points. It has been so long since I last participated in the program, that I am not even sure how long they have used the smaller, compact electronic version. The original one was free. The new calculator cost me a little over 13.
This was the first bump in the road onto a new life. The second problem I had was that there was things I just didn’t realize that that is how it worked. I wrongly assumed that the person doing it wrote down my starting weight on one of the papers I was given.
I didn’t write it down and do not know if they keep that on record with the computer they were entering information into. The problem is, now that I have the calculator I am wondering if I have all the information entered in correctly. Also, I think someone was suppose to discuss with me what my weight goal was and tell me what my 5% goal would be. With so many new people at the start of the New Year, it was hard for them to give anyone that one on one attention.
Lastly, they have rolled out the new Weight Watchers Points Plus at the beginning of the year. Sometimes, there are hiccups and bumps along the way for a company when they institute a new policy, change marketing strategy and – Weight Watchers case – roll out a new, updated program. One of the things participants get with the program is a code that allows them to sign-up for just the websites etools to help track your progress. When I got home, read that it should be on Getting Starting Booklet. I had to call the customer service number and found out that whatever hand out they give you is on back order.
This is their biggest time of the year. I am sure that I was not the only one that felt at a loss wondering: Great. How do I get started when I don’t have all the tools available to me? The delay made me want to think that it is too difficult. I can’t do this. But the truth is I can. The key for many resolutions is that when when you have a bump in the road, keep climbing. Don’t look back and never look down. Your mind has away of playing trick on you and your not as high off the ground as you might think! Most of all, don’t back down.
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