Okay, I have to say that I was so shocked today when I showed up at my weekly weight watchers meeting. There was a HUGE long line, and the room was packed with people. The reason- the launched their new PROGRAM this week. The momentum points program is GONE. I mean it is not going to be used at all. I finally got weighed in and sat down. I saved a seat for my friend who comes and sits with me each week. I posted on my FACEBOOK and TWITTER that I was in my meeting. I got responses right away...wanting to know more and what I thought about the new program.
The meeting began and Gina (the most AMAZING and INSPIRING leader) started to explain the POINTS PLUS program. It is BRAND new!!!! I was instantly EXCITED. Hello- I am all for eating fruits and vegetable unlimited that are ZERO points. We were all told our new POINTS allowance for each day. I am at 29 per day. We were told that 29 is the LOWEST you will EVER go. Hmmmm.... so no matter what my weight is I will always be at 29 points a day. These POINTS are not calculated on calories. It is based on a food's value: PROTEIN, FIBER, FAT and CARBOHYDRATES. The points value is derived from the WW formula which was developed based on the LATEST nutritional science. WW said, "OUR BODIES HAVE TO WORK HARDER TO PROCESS SOME NUTRIENTS THAN THEY DO OTHERS. THE ENERGY REQUIRED TO PROCESS EACH OF FOUR MAIN NUTRIENTS IS REFLECTED IN THE POINTS PLUS VALUES." It has made diets that focus only on calories a thing of the past.
Okay...and then you get POINTS PLUS allowance each week. An extra 49 points to use as you wish. I did notice that the POINTS PLUS points are higher than some of the previous POINTS values with the other program BUT I love that you get MORE POINTS PLUS to work with and the FREE fruit... well, I could LIVE on FRUIT alone. (not really-wink!)
So after the meeting, I waited in a LONG line again to purchase the WW Points Plus Calculator, Dining out book, and Complete Food Companion. It's like starting WW from the start. It was $23 but well worth the HUGE volume of information and motivation inside.
I came home and read the material. Okay, it's a lot to sink in. I have to be honest and tell you that I'm 1,000% EXCITED and know this will work BEST for me. I love it... and it was just what I needed to not feel deprived. I love strawberries, peaches, oranges, kiwi, grapes, apples, etc. and they are now FREE food. I know that when I NEED an extra something, I will grab a bag of frozen grapes ( i love frozen grapes) and feel like I'm being satisfied.
I am thankful for my weekly Tuesday meetings. I see so many LIFETIME members each week that have kept their weight loss off for YEARS. They inspire me to know it is possible. I am thankful for my friend who I meet there each week. I love the support. So there is my little review of the program- granted it is only DAY one of the new program. You know I will be sharing more about it. I have been doing WW for some time now and I honestly think it's the BEST program for ME!!!!!!!
A winner was picked...
The Black TC Fleur de lis Blingage necklace that I wore on TV yesterday. Are you a FACEBOOK TC fan???? If so, Teresa Collins Designs has the video posted. You can see me wearing it. I love it so much and now need to make a new one. I have a winner picked to get it shipped to them tomorrow: