Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weight Watchers can suck it.....


This morning, I put on my big girl panties and decided to go to Weight Watchers. I looked back in my official WW book and the last time I was there was May 26th. I weighed 147 lbs. I got on the scale this morning and weighed in at 150.5, so I knew it was time to reign it in and revisit my old friends. I have been getting it back together since we returned from the beach, so it didn't help matters this morning to discover I had gotten my monthly "gift."

Anyhow, I shower, dress, get Emma ready, etc, and we head off. Once we get there, I get ALL of the "stuff" (mommas- know what I mean) and we get in the stroller and head in. Whereupon (is that even a word??) I am informed that since I missed a week, I will have to pay the registration fee PLUS the weekly fee. Are they insane? It was going to cost me $33 to be weighed and hear stuff that I already know. I cancelled my monthly pass at the end of May because I knew I would only be in town for one Wednesday meeting-this week. So, I was planning on paying the weekly fee of $13. Apparently, if you miss more than one week, your membership has to start all over again?!?!?!?!?

Out-flippin-rageous! I told the receptionist that this was NOT the best way to get "members" to come back to WW. That is the STUPIDEST rule I have ever heard of! Now, I was almost out for one month (28 days to be exact). I understand if you lapse for a month or longer, but if you miss more than one WEEK you have to re register.....

Someone tell me I'm being ridiculous. I still maintain that was an asinine rule. And I'm not going back to WW until I can commit to my weekly meetings again. This summer with our travel schedule, that may not be until August!

So, I give you my letter.

Dear WW,
Boo WW, very poor move on your part. You have lost me for now, and I will not come back until I am at goal and can get FREE lifetime membership. I am OVER paying you to tell me something I already know. And you were pushing it with the $13 weekly fee! if you really want people to stay loyal, give them a chance (and a week isn't a chance!) when they have other things going on. And don't tell me I could've gone on another day or at another location. I have been on vacay for cryin' out loud! You need to welcome us back when we fall off the wagon and then return.

A formerly loyal, weekly weighing in, proselytizing for your cause member

As my friend Kelly would say, "Boo-Hiss!" I agree!!!!!!!


  1. This is what I hate about the health industry! It's all about swindling money! UGH!

  2. I saw your comment on Lyndsey from Fluffy, Fashionble, Famous's post today and it made me laugh to I had to click over.

    This post makes me sad because I'm in the health industry and I truly believe that you're much of it IS about making money so it's made a bad reputation for those of us who actually care. I always tell my clients that I'm only happy if I've worked myself out of a job with them! I don't want them to need me or to keep coming back...there's always someone else I should be able to help out there!

  3. Oh BOO! Forget them! Save your money for some cute new clothes for your skinny self. You know the program, you don't need them.

    I'm doing it on my own right now too and while it's not as effective as going to weigh in, it's working.

  4. my husband gets so irrtiated with WW and their stupid rules! It is really frustrating that you have to pay if you have missed. Seems like they could come up with a better way of doing it!

  5. Uhh, wtf? If you had told me you were paying 13 dollars a week for that I would have told you to quit a long time ago! That is rediculous. I understand a monthly fee but a weekly fee is dumb. And echoing Britt, it's swindling your money. I think you know what you're doing now, it's just accountability that WW meetings seem to give you? That's just an assumption, but you're looking great and doing well too!

  6. Love your rant!

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  7. Okay, I'm going to play devil's advocate. I REALLY REALLY wish I would have gotten to goal before I quit WW. I was in the same boat you were in Fall 2008 and I dropped out. I thought I knew the program and could save money not going. Looking back I know it was a huge mistake. WW is a business, but they are a business that can help and part of it is accountability and finishing something until the end. Those weekly weigh ins are worth every penny if they work...and they do. I know it sucks to have to pay registration again, but finish. I can't wait to get back into it after Walker is born...I know what I did wrong and that was quit before I was finished. I ended up putting it all back on and then me, I would have paid that fee 100 times over not to be at that weight again! You can do it...keep going! You look AMAZING Sus!

  8. I totally agree- the weekly fee is crap, and I stopped going about a year ago- I have put all but about 3 lbs back on, BUT I am still eating very well, counting points, but I admit, I am pretty liberal on the weekends! You can do it on your own!


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