Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weight Watchers New Points Plus

Went to a WW meeting tonight.  Made sure I took my boots off before I stepped on the scale (I weigh 150lbs with my clothes on). 

I felt a little bit weird being at the meeting as I wasn't sitting there as a fat obese person (at my past experiences at ww meetings I was the obese person sitting in the room).

My thoughts on the new WW points system:

1) I'm glad to see the emphasis on more fruits and vegetables (many are zero points now). 

2) The bummer on the new points system is that the peas, pasta, avocado and some beans I love are now higher in points. 

3) On the up side I am allowed more points to eat in a day (I'm going from 23points to 29points) with a weekly set of extra points at 49.  It's going to take some adjusting for learning the new points for some of the foods I eat but if it helps keep me going in the right direction then I'll do it.

4) There are no more point sliders but a points calculator that will work well for when I'm shopping in the store and I need to figure out the points value based on food labels.  In combination with points I will continue to check labels for sodium, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives etc...

The big difference being an official WW member now compared to when I was a member 10years ago:  I'm all about not eating processed foods full of things I can't pronounce.  In addition this time I'm going to lose the weight and not put it back on!

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