After a very long sleepless night, I decided I have to blog about this.
So right before I went to bed I checked my e-mail and found 1 that someone had left a comment on my Key to Success post. This is what "anonymous" wrote:
"How can you say WW is the program for you when you don't even follow it. You don't eat all the points, you don't even track so how can you say it is for you when you aren't following it. I'd love to know what diet pills you've been taking this whole time because it is obvious that is what you've been doing!"
Whoever it was was too chicken to log in as them so I don't know who it was. When I read it I was sad, hurt and mad so I went to my blog and removed the comment.
I felt the need to set the record straight. Hence this post. I hope none of you have had to experience rude and hurtful comments. It really is not fun. Now I find it humorous because if I was only taking diet pills I sure in the heck wouldn't be exercising and then my foot would not be injured. I sure would not have been spending $40.00 a month for the last 10 months to a program that I wasn't following. My family would be eating junk food and I would have attended more social gatherings where I could have indulged in the unhealthy foods that were there. I have missed out on a lot of things for taking those diet pills.
Here is some background about me and my dieting. All my life I have had weight issues. When I was 25 I was struck with MS and my self esteem went even lower. Not able to do much and having the MS tell me what I can and can't do was very hard for me to except. I have control issue. So with WW I have regained my control back by controlling the foods I eat.
My neighbor was going to WW and I wanted to go check it out so I went with her. I was impressed with their program and even though I was not able to exercise at the time I wanted to see if only changing my food choices would allow me to lose.
I found a lot of great information out about myself in the meetings. I knew I did not have the normal eating problems that the other members were talking about. As the doctors have told me over the years I have a big problem with my metabolism working properly. It took years for them to get the right amount of medication to stay in my body (blood stream) long enough to be effective.
The reason I say this is because for a normal dieter the points that WW have set for you are healthy. But for me I had to adjust them in order to lose weight. For me I only needed a small amount of points. It may be from the lack of any exercise or movement too. So yes I DO NOT eat the number of points that the program ask. But if I did I would have been gaining not losing. It took several weeks before I got to the right # of points for me.
As far as tracking goes. Oh I tracked religiously for the first 7 months. I could see a pattern with my day to day eating so I though I really didn't need to be a slave to a tracker. I had gotten in the habit of eating and knowing the low point foods. I was very strict and mainly ate only 1 or 2 point foods in the day.
So I did a test back in March to see if not tracking would mess me up. I did it and am still doing it. I have a brain and I keep a mental tab of my points through out the day. Again I am not saying that this will work for every one. But it is working for me.
I have not missed any of my meetings, binged or even fell off the wagon for a year now. I have exercised to the point of hurting myself and in spite of my physical challenges I continue to exercise.
This is my new life and I love it and LIVE it! Any NO NO NO I am NOT taking any thing other then my prescribed medication. So I am sorry if there are those out there that are struggling and feel the need to lash out on me and my success in hopes to make themselves feel better.
I know that I am doing this without pills and my REAL friends know it too. So to all those others that think otherwise. You can KISS my BUTT!
Keep your jealous self off my blog. I have set my blog to only allow registered bloggers to leave comments now. No more chicken shit comments. This is all about accountability right? So be accountable to your comments.
Thinking I may speak up at my meeting to set this person, who ever it is, straight. I am 99% sure they are in my meeting. It is just not my style to let it go. Should I say something or have my leader say something?
I am very out spoken and confrontational. But I can be very caring, loving and understanding too. I am so confused on what to do.