And like every other Tuesday, as I walked into the room, the Weight Watchers leader was finishing packing up all her Weight Watchers swag after the meeting.
I usually just say "hi" (don't know the leader's name) and she's usually out of the room within a few minutes.
Well, guess what happened this Tuesday?
I said more than "hi."
I asked her this one burning question that I've always wondered about:
"Can people with weight loss surgery join Weight Watchers?"
Why did I ask this?
Because everything that I've read on the interwebs on this topic has always been:
Don't tell WW that you have weight loss surgery. They won't let you join.
They don't like weight loss surgery.
But guess what that WW leader did when I asked that question?
First she looked at me like I had grown horns.
Then she said "Of course! Only pregnant women can't do Weight Watchers. We welcome everyone to join who is looking to lose weight and get healthy."
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.
That rumor is officially squashed.
Now you know the truth:
Weight Loss Surgery peeps can go to WW meetings.
I've always said that my lifestyle with the Lap-Band is similar to Weight Watchers:
- I have to track my food choices and water intake
- I have to exercise
- I have to take vitamins
- I have weekly weigh-ins for accountability (in my bathroom at home).
No matter our method of getting healthy, we are all trying to achieve the same thing: Weight Loss. And how awesome is WW for having a weekly meetings (support groups) and the accountability of a weekly weigh-in? That's the bomb dot com.
PS: The WW leader also wanted to clear up another rumor that's floating around out there. She made it very clear that the weigh-ins are done individually and privately at the WW meetings. Weigh-ins are NOT conducted 'Biggest Loser' style on a huge mega-TV screen for all to see. Just. Not. True.