So it’s been a few weeks since I started going back to WW Workshops, and although my weigh ins haven’t been the very good, I am confident that I made the right choice. I just need to get my mindset right and back into it. I’m struggling with that a bit but I know that I’ve lost weight before and been successful and I can do it again.
I also recently went to see the ENT doctor about my throat for a follow up and it didn’t go very well. He had put me on some acid reflux meds and at first it seemed to help a bit but now I have a sore throat again, ear pain and pain when I talk, so I’m not sure what else is going on and apparently the ENT doctor doesn’t know either. He was kind of rude to me at my appointment and ended up telling me that he doesn’t know what’s causing my issues and referred me to another doctor. To say I was upset would be an understatement because it is a 2 hour drive for me to go to these appts and for him to quickly determine that he doesn’t know what else to do for me and that I need to see someone else made it basically a waste of my time. So in the meantime I am still miserable and suffering with this sore throat and I have to wait until November to see the new ENT. I just want to feel normal again and to not have this pain in my throat anymore. If the new ENT can’t figure things out I honestly don’t know where to go from here. I have considered going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester but it is a 3.5 hour drive for me and I’m not even sure if my insurance will cover it. So I’m going to give this new ENT a chance and if things don’t get figured out, I am going to talk to my insurance and doctor and see if Mayo Clinic might be an option for me.
So this week I have struggled with some emotional eating and have indulged in way too much ice cream, so I am trying to push myself to get back on track, despite the sore throat and pain. I am so disappointed in myself for letting my weight climb back up and I don’t want to keep gaining. So I need to make a plan for my meals and I need to make a plan for when I am feeling like I need to eat something even though I’m probably not hungry, but looking for some type of comfort or relief.
One last thing that I have heard recently on the internet is that WW is changing up the plans a bit. I’ve heard that they are going to be giving us multiple options for plans that include the WW Freestyle but also the original Smartpoints plan and something similar to the Simply Filling that they had previously offered. Basically the difference between the 3 plans is the amount of 0 point foods, so I’m kind of excited about this because I want to go back to the original Smartpoints with the smaller 0 point food list because I will get more daily points and I found that plan to work better for me. I have thought for a long time that WW should offer multiple plans because what works for one person, might not work for everyone. Of course, this is all just rumor, but apparently the changes are supposed to roll out on November 11th, so I’m hopeful that this is true and excited to change things up a bit.