Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weight Watchers Points; confusing and time consuming

I want a cup of coffee. I want chocolate, but the chocolate is out. I am struggling incredibly on my diet. I know the big reason is stress, but I put my finger on another thing today. I just signed up for Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago and I'm discouraged that I can't stick with it.

The reason, as determined by me today, is that I don't really understand the points in the new system. I have to find time to feed everything into the point counter on the website just to see how many points I have. I just don't have the time to do that, so I'm frustrated and *just eat anything. I understand calories. If I eat an of cheese its roughly 100 cals. How do I know what it is in points unless I take time to go to my computer and find it on my ww page and add it in. Seriously, I must be missing something...or else everyone is leading a much slower life thn I am!

*Actually, I don't really eat "just anything". Today I had a lean cuisine for lunch and a chicken salad for dinner, but in between I had a chocolate heart, a handful of trail mix, and a cookie. I just need to stay on plan. Ugh. So frustrating!

14 comments:

  1. Why don't you just try counting the calories instead of doing all the extra math? I've never done WW, but it seems confusing to me. Just get a little notebook and start writing it all down.. no magic converting to do :o)

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    1. I agree that WW is confusing. They used to give out a slide rule that would allow you to find the points value based on the nutritional content. I tried the new program for a week and I felt I spent so much time calculating points. I gave up. Plus the first week with exercise I gained 1.5 pounds. I think the point is here more money is made when they are able to sell you access to the WW site. It is optional to purchase and that is where all the time consuming points tools are.

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  2. Ugh, I've heard a lot of confusion about the new WW's plan. If I know WW's though, they first roll out the program, THEN they make things simpler by giving better tools or changing things up again...time will tell, I guess. Don't they have a little hand calculator for points? I have one from the old plan - it was so useful.
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  3. I too have struggled with the new plan. Have been hovering around the same weight for 3 months now, having previously lost 21 lbs on the old plan. I am thinking of going back to the old plan to try again. It does take time in the first few weeks, but if you use the recipe books for your meals it helps as you don't have to find out the points for yourself. Good luck x

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  4. I found that when I am on WW (I'm considering it again) that it helps to figure out the points for stuff and then write them on the box so I don't have to keep looking them up. So - once I figure the points for say - saltine crackers - I write the points for a serving on the box and then the next time I want some - I already know how many points they are. Hope that helps.

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  5. WW is certainly a huge deal when on it--although it works, it can be overwhelming!!!All the above are awesome --I'm constantly googling points!! lol..
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  6. I love the new point system with WW. It is a little confusing at first. I too write points with a sharpie on everything! I have the calculator on my phone. I write everything I eat down along with the points. Really helps. Plus all fruits & veggies free now! Don't do handfuls! pre single package, count out your servings & keep in snack baggies ready to go! It works, stick with it! Good luck!

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  7. I don't like the new points plus, they took something great that worked wonders and messed it up!!!... in my opinion! LOL

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  8. i have just started weight watchers last week, and i have to say i am soooo confused. i have no idea what i'm doing lol, i'll see how badly i messed it all up at the weigh in next week no doubt lol

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Thank you for taking the time to encourage me on my journey! Your comment is appreciated!