I hope you will be with us tonight for the first ever Weight Watchers chat. If you are unfamiliar with twitter, do not be shy ask me or Brittany for help :) You can just go to Twitter set up an account it is free and then join us tonight. Chatting on twitter is easy we will be using the hash tag #wwchat so each time you post you can attach this to the end of it. I like to use Tweet Chat when chatting on twitter so it keeps all the posts with the hash tag together. So hope to chat with you tonight.
Obviously the major topic tonight will be the new Points Plus program Weight Watchers introduced to us all this week. The program focuses on eating more fruits and vegetables and it counts points with a different formula. Now many people are reluctant to change so it may take time for some but you know what? We have trusted Weight Watchers for so long and so many people have been very successful so why would you doubt them now? Our leader has been on it for 2 months and lost 16lbs. I found that impressive! I know the new plan is designed to track carbohydrates more closely and promote "cleaner eating".
For me, this plan is fitting better into my day! I gained 4 points and c'mon 49 weekly points?!? That is a lot in my opinion. I did like how we are not encouraged to use every single flex point. I use my weekly 35 so I think I may stick with that. I just love the flexibility that Weight Watchers is keeping of course and the tools they gave us are fabulous! I got a nice big book filled with tips and another book that breaks down the plan thoroughly. Also the Weight Watchers weekly had additional tips. I think the books they gave out were very helpful and I have enjoyed reading them.
At the meeting Weight Watchers was offering a limited time reduced pricing for the new line of tools to help us track and calculate the points. I bought the Points Plus calculator right away of course:
I love it! It tracks your daily points for you, sets your points allowance, and finds the points of everything you plug in. It also serves as a regular calculator too! The new program has no slider like the old one, so really you need a calculator to stay on track. Weight Watchers has been kind enough to reduce them to half off for this week to let all the members be able to afford it. So it was a well spent $6 for me.
The other tool I live by is my food scale. I toyed with the idea of buying the new one, and really was not going to... Then I realized you know what, the program has worked so well for me for so long that why should I doubt it now? So it was cheaper than the old scale I am not sure if it was reduced or not but for $30 it was well worth it to me. I love having it right there on my kitchen counter ready to tell me how many points anything is:
Have you learned about the new plan? Love it or hate it? I would love to hear from you!