I have no idea why date was important enough to stick in my head, but it was a year ago that Weight Watchers revealed its new "Points Plus" plan. I had been getting emails (and thinking it mildly amusing that they chose to launch it on the Monday after Thanksgiving) and was super excited about it. I put the launch date on my calendar and signed up that very day.
I expected that a year later I would be skinny, healthy, and athletic. But instead, I'm ten pounds heavier. I'm slower. I'm more tired. And I'm $216 dollars poorer ($18/mo for 12 months) on just Weight Watchers alone.
Helloooooooo! That's a poor return on investment by anyone's standards! But maybe that's just the wakeup call I need.
Turns out the program only works if you actually follow it. Huh.