Last year I asked my Weight Watchers friends how they felt about the PointsPlus program which was fairly new at the time, and many of you had a lot to share on the subject. And now that Weight Watchers has adjusted its plan again, I’d like to ask the same questions now that we’ve had some time to adjust to the modified plan…
Are you losing weight at the rate you were before?
Are you happy with the results?
Do you feel like zero point fruits is helpful or harmful?
Has your points allowance changed yet? If so, by how much?
Are you calculating activity points accurately?
After adjusting the plan (reducing my daily p+ by 4 and not counting fruits and veggies as “free”) I’m much more satisfied with the results on the scale. In January, I lost 8 pounds, and in February I lost 4 pounds. (I didn’t exercise for the second half of February because I was sick, hurt and traveling) so I’m pleased with the number even though I hope to make March more successful in terms of numbers.
Now that I’m back in the gym (even though it still hurts) I’m tracking my activity points in addition to my food, and it motivates me to watch the points add up. I’ve also found that by counting fruits as 1 p+ (with exception of bananas which I count as 3+ based on the nurtition facts) I’ve making better food choices throughout the day in 2012.
Do I think the new Weight Watchers plan is perfect? No, but I like the results I’m seeing with my personal adjustments, and I’m much more comfortable with the plan now than I was a year ago. How do you feel about it? Have you made any personal adjustments? And if you’re not a Weight Watchers member, what do you do to stay on track with your goals?