4/23/14

Weighty Wednesday -- Ennui Sets In

Yesterday was my regular Weight Watcher day. My weight was up, but I wasn't surprised considering I hadn't done anything other than eat Easter candy for the previous two days.

I haven't been posting regularly about weight loss, partially because I've not as enthusiastic about how they have designed their program for this year.

And enthusiasm goes a long way toward reaching your goal weight.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a fan of the program, but instead focusing on something new each week, they repeat the same routine for an entire month.

Boooorrrrrrriiiiinnnnnngggggg. *boring*

It's right up there with beating a dead horse.

Supposedly Weight Watcher researchers have figured out that if you are presented with the same information for an entire month, you retain it and utilize it.

It might work for some people, but not for me.  . ..

"Look, shiny." *gets sidetracked*

Repetition might be the key to remembering things, but repetition can also lead to boredom, careless behavior, and mistakes.

"Squirrel!"

Four weeks (even five in some months) is too long to spend on a topic. April's topic is "Is it worth it?" Which is all about choice, and deciding if you want to spend your points on that Dove chocolate bunny . . .

Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes it isn't.

The problem for me is that I don't actually care any more about this topic. With technology already posting the next new thing only days after the last next new thing, WW is trying to slow the world down. But I think they've taken it too far in the wrong direction.

I think I could have handled two weeks on the same routine, but four weeks is too long.

Ennui has set in. 

My goal for this week is to wrangle ennui back into its little hole in my brain and duct tape it inside.

Not exactly the goal I was shooting for, but this one is a little more fun than, "Is it worth it?"

Later, Peeps!


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