Friday, December 3, 2010

New Weight Watchers System

Unless you have been living under a rock this week and have no access to Internet or television I am certain you have heard about Weight Watchers launching their new program this week.  As a member I was alerted to the fact that they were changing things a few weeks ago - maybe other people knew before that but that was when they started talking about it in meetings I think.  I was a little nervous - I have been doing this for two months now and I have it down pretty well - I have foods that I eat on a regular basis and I know what they "cost me" so anything that was going to change that was a little daunting. 
Monday morning when I logged on to my page on the WW website - it was all new - it recalculated my daily points, there was a new total for the weekly points allowance and most of the food I had stored in my favorites was all converted to the new PointsPlus program.  I was kind of annoyed by this - they had made it seem that we wouldn't need to start doing anything differently until our weigh in and meeting day - which for me is Wednesday.  That meant for me it was going to be almost three days on the "new" plan before I went to a meeting and heard from my leader!  So, instead of panicking, we decided to go to the meeting on Monday at lunch time instead of waiting.  I figured if the tools that I use on a daily basis to be successful at this program have already changed - I need to know what I am doing - and I need to know NOW!

We went to the meeting - note to self - do not go on Mondays anymore - the leader on Mon is CRAZY!  I like our subdued leader that we have on Wed much better.  But, we were able to gather much of the info we needed to start the week off right and not feel like the rug was pulled out from under us.
I think if they ask for feedback at the meetings as to how the roll out went my only comment would be that I didn't like being "forced" to change everything to the new system right away.  It would have been nice if they had made it optional to switch on your meeting day instead of Monday morning.  I am certain that the technology people at WW surely could have figured out something that could have made it a manual switch instead of automatic. 

Moral of the story is I am finding the new system livable.  Sure, some of my go to foods have a higher point value today than they did last week - but maybe that just means they don't need to be a go to food anymore.  I really like that I can have fruit and most veggies for Zero points and not have to worry about what I can't have because I had them. 

I look forward to seeing what the changes are going to do for my weight loss and continuing my success.  I feel like this new program is going to be the catalyst that I needed to really ramp up my nutrition and force me to continue to make the right choices! 

I am going to be positive and face this new program head on! 

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