I'm happy to say that my first week of Weight Watchers wasn't too traumatic. For one, the program changed and now allows a different point calculation system, along with most fruits and veggies being worth ZERO points. And then they also raised the lowest amount of points allowed, with the points being calculated from some complex formula involving, carbohydrates, fat, fiber and protein, whereas it used to be calculated with calories.
I knew being accountable for everything I put into my mouth would be key for me. It makes me think before I take a bite. I had one big day last week as it was my wedding anniversary--19 years--and we ate at a very nice restaurant, Fleming's Steakhouse. Yes, I had to pull from my weekly allowance of points, but it was worth it.
Oh--and I also lost 6.6 lbs.
So what does Weight Watchers have in common with writing?
With both of these journeys there are many similar hurdles: highs and lows, frustration and exhilaration, boredom and excitement.
As a writer, you are also held accountable for the words you put on the page. The words should weave a story simply by your word choice and how you put your sentences together.
Writing and weight loss are tough, but so worth the end point satisfaction.
And don't you ever think that either one is easy.
Because they aren't.