1. Are you ready?
This is the most important thing to consider when you are approaching any weight loss or lifestyle change. Are you in if for the long haul? Are you willing to make mistakes and learn from than instead of letting them snowball into something bigger? Do you understand that by simply signing up and attending the meetings you are not going to achieve your goals? You have to ACTUALLY put in the work. If you are not ready don’t give WW a single dollar, but once you feel committed to the change pull out your wallet.
Now that your wallet is out…..
2. Do you have health insurance that covers Weight Watchers?
Mine did! Blue Cross covers 3 months of WW meetings. You have to pay WW upfront but your insurance company reimburses you, so consider the first three months your trial period. Why not give it a whirl? Three months to try something new, lose some weight and meet some people going through what you are going through. AND if you hate it you get your money back. Not too shabby.
3. You are ready, you have your trial period now stop it with the eye-rolling and give in to the clapping hands and the woo-hooing!
I’m no expert and I don’t run a Weight Watchers meeting myself, but I have seen lots of newbies come and go with some major eye-rolling (even I have caught myself once or twice). Your WW leader is gonna be your cheerleader he/she is going to break out those clapping hands and give you stickers, key chains and charms. I know it’s hard to take someone seriously with all that background noise, but your leader is there to help you no matter what. Give in to your inner six year old and accept the stickers, put down your guard and get excited about the journey YOU have decided to take!