There are still people blaming their weight gain on the Weight Watchers app not fully working. It is still suffering from bugs that developers are working on.
While I understand the frustrations, nobody can blame weight gain on the app being down. It may have contributed to bad choices, but in the end, the bad choices were your decision.
Here’s why you can’t blame weight gain on one thing.
There Are Other Options
When it comes to the app, it’s not the only option for tracking on the Weight Watchers plan. It’s frustrating, but there is the website and there’s always good ol’ pen and paper. I love the app, but over the last couple of months I’ve learned to trust the pen and paper again. I had no choice but to go back to basics because there wasn’t an app available for me when I first started on the new plan.
Going back to pen and paper for a short time isn’t that bad. And you can access the website from the mobile browsers.
It’s not the same, I know, but at least it’s an option. You can still track, so the app not working isn’t an excuse for not being able to check the points in something.
People are saying that they’re paying for the app, but you’re not. You’re paying for all the online tools (and for classes for Monthly Pass members). There are still people who don’t have access to the app because they’re on Windows phones or they don’t have a smartphone.
You’re Making the Choices
Some have said they’re making bad choices because they don’t have the app. I’m sorry, but that isn’t a good enough excuse. You may not be able to get the points up but you can get a good idea based on previous choices.
That fish and chips or Chinese takeaway isn’t going to have gone down in points because the app isn’t working! You’ve made that choice to have it.
Before you make a choice, ask yourself whether you would have even bothered checking it if you had the app. In some cases, you probably would have guessed that it would have been too high and not worth it to you. If you would, look at the nutritional values and make an educated guess.
It doesn’t matter what that “one thing” is that you’re blaming your weight gain on. The only person making the choice is you. If you’re going to use that one thing not working properly as an excuse to eat anything, then really you deserve the weight gain that comes with it.
There Are Other Factors
What you eat isn’t the only thing that affects weight loss. You know that overall, but right now you’re using that one thing as a reason for your weight gain.
Think about your other factors. For women, is it that time of the month and are you retaining fluid? Have you not taken your medication as you usually would or have you had a change in medication? That could lead to a temporary shift.
It’s also worth thinking about how active you’ve been. This could affect your weight either way.
So, you can’t blame weight gain on one thing. Whether it’s an app not working or a restaurant taking away your favorite meal, there are other factors involved in weight loss and gain. Be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your choices.
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.