Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So Different!

Well, I sucked it up and decided to pay the money and join the monthly pass again at weight watchers. I've been going to meetings (sort of) but have NOT been doing what I need to do to keep weight off. And so, it has crept back on! ... And on! .... And on!

And before it gets out of control, I'm nipping it in the bud. The new points system is so different that I'm having a hard time keeping track without at least having etools. And since I'm over goal, I'd have to pay for the meetings anyway. Therefore, I decided to do both in one shot! Hence, the monthly pass.

Monthly pass and etools! I have SO missed you! They are so easy to use! And since I'm so unfamiliar with this new points system, it's been really difficult doing it by myself.

But I rejoined! And I started by tracking all my food today. Even the 6 pieces of starburst candy (3 points+) and the granola bar I ate for no reason (4 points+). That's 7 points+ of worthless junk!

My yogurt (yoplait light) used to be 2 points and I assumed it stayed the same! Nope, it's 3 points+ now! And my subway lunch (if I get a bag of baked Doritos, which I don't always get) used to be 9 points and is now 13 points+!! Subway used to be a good option, but now I'm reconsidering! 8 points+ for the sandwich, 1 point+ for the oil and 5 points+ for the baked Doritos! Oh crap! I can't add either! That's 14 points+ total! And I only get 29 points+ for the day (plus the extra's, I know).

**Note to self: take a new math class.

So, getting the monthly pass is going to be the best thing for me to do right now! Clearly!

I've been doing great on activity however! Still going strong on my 100 day challenge (see tab above). I did a kickboxing class for 55 minutes last night, 15 minutes on the stairclimber and 5 minutes of abs. I wanted to clean at home afterwards...but yeah, too tired after all of this!

Tonight it's my 2 hour gym day. 1 hour will be an advanced step aerobics class and 1 hour of weights/abs. In the reverse order: weights/abs comes first, then step aerobics.

Anyway, getting use to the new points on some of my old foods is going to be the biggest challenge. What are some of the foods that were regular staples of yours that has been the hardest to adjust to? Are you still eating them or have you tried to find replacement foods?


  1. The eTools is a huge eye opener for me - recipes I thought would be around 4 or 5 points a serving are more like 8-10! And my Nature's Path crunchy granola bars are 5 points now - but they are my before and after workout snack, so its all good.

    And I am counting points for my wine, which I never did before! :D

  2. The best thing is the 0 points for fruit, however i think that one is even a hard one for me.

  3. Tomorrow is my first meeting where I'll get all the goods! I've been trying to familiarize myself with the program online a little. It is a bit different and will take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to it!

    I know you'll get back to where you want to be, Amanda!!! Glad you had a good day!

  4. I love the new plan. Try not to compare points to old plan. I love free fruit. I also find I eat more whole foods.

  5. Congrats on rejoining, Amanda. YOU WILL DO GREAT. You've been there before, so you know it works.

    As for the new plan versus the old plan, it's true, you shouldn't compare. If you avoid something because it used to be 5 points and now it's 8 points, you're really just depriving yourself. The nuts and bolts are the same. Yeah, the points of certain foods may have gone up, but so have your daily points and your weekly points, and also, points for certain activities have also gone up.

    So my suggestion, FORGET ABOUT THE OLD PLAN and just follow the new plan. Don't say to your self, wow, that used to be *** points.

    The free fruit is great, but for me, I'm doing it in moderation until I get a handle on it. Anything "free" could be a problem for me. :)

    Won't take you long at all, girl! YOU CAN DO IT!

  6. LOL @ can't add. :D

    2 hours at the gym! WOW!!! Way to earn those activity points!