Weight Watchers rejected me. Ouch.
As usual with me, there is a back story. My coworker has been doing Weight Watchers, and it looked kind of fun and interesting. Mainly it was like a cool toy, and I wanted to play too.
They had a promotion for the first month free, so I figured I could mess around with it for a month just to get a sense of what it was like. If you know me, you know I love making lists and keeping track of stats, so this seemed like a great combination of both.
I went in to do their free trial thing, and started putting in my info. Before they even took me to the next page they said I was not qualified on the basis that I was too underweight.
My coworker replied that they are in fact called Weight Watchers. Exactly! I am not trying to lose weight, I am trying to watch my weight. To be exact I want to monitor and micromanage so I can claim to have a hobby or preoccupation.
Last time I checked weight loss and diet were a long term/life altering endeavor. Just because I am skinny now doesn’t mean I will always be this way, and if I don’t watch my weight I may actually need Weight Watchers. Isn’t the whole point of Weight Watchers dedicated to maintenance and helping those who have lost weight to keep it off?
I don’t necessarily belong to any of the above categories, but how do they know this? What if I am a chronic yo-yo dieter and need their support to finally make that life changing transition? Next thing you know I will be 600 pounds overweight, and beyond rehabilitation. Thanks a lot Weight Watchers!