WARNING: RANT AHEAD.....
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.
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!!!!!!!