Two weeks ago today I started on Weight Watchers. I toyed with the online version of Weight Watchers a few years ago. This time around I’m going to the meeting version of WW, the one with accountability built in- the weighing in front of other people kind of accountability. I’ve spent the past two weeks tracking every morsel I put in my mouth, and every step I take (ok so perhaps going to the mailbox should not count as “activity points” but, what the heck).
The meetings I’ve attended include motivational lectures with titles like, “Snacking Smarter” and “Produce Power”. During my very first visit, the meeting leader distributed a brochure urging participants to “color up to your plate” as a dieting strategy. The color comes in the form of orange carrots, red peppers, yellow squash, and green leafed lettuce. All this rich, beautiful “color” costs the dieter 0 food points in the Weight Watchers World.
Hearing this I could not help but think of Be Brave. Lose the Beige (the name of my website and journal). Color is a defining characteristic of BBLB. While I am crazy about color (all colors, the more the better) the color component of Be Brave. Lose the Beige is really used to encourage people to think creatively about their lives and make interesting choices ( An interesting life is a choice after all).
I feel like Weight Watchers is a good choice for me. Any system that uses color to achieve a successful outcome is the place for me.