I realize that not all of you are Weight-Watcher members, so please bear with me on this post. But I thought it was important to express how I feel about the upcoming changes that the North America Weight Watcher members will be seeing, as soon as tomorrow if you are an e-tools subscriber!
Honestly…I’m excited about it! Sure, it is scary in some aspects. Any kind of change is. Especially when something works so darn well…why change it right??
Well, science changes and evolves all the time. And one of the reasons why Weight Watchers works is because its based on science…scientific studies of the body AND mind! That’s why Weight Watchers isn't a diet…it’s a lifestyle. Corny I know, and I sound like a paid advertisement, but it really is true! (and no I’m not being paid, although with Christmas right around the corner, I really wish I was!)
Don’t you like the idea of knowing that Weight Watcher keeps up with these changes and finds ways to adapt to them to make sure that program does indeed still work.
We had some skeptics in my meeting about the new changes and I made a point I came across while seeing a commercial the other day for sugary cereals…Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks….NOW WITH ADDED FIBER!! Think about all the foods that now have “added fiber”. If you are a Weight Watcher member you know that Fiber is very important in calculating how many points a certain item of food is…usually the more fiber, the lower the points.
The science of food has changed. so therefore that tells me that the plan we are on now may not still work as well in 5 or 10 years. So I’m glad the people at Weight Watchers got to work to make sure this well oiled machine they call the “Points Program” still works!!
I’m sure they will be some flaws and some things we hate about the updated program. Nothing is ever 100% to our liking…especially to us woman. I mean “WE” are perfect as beings…but you men already know that…it’s science.
When Weight Watchers introduced the “Flex Points” program, I thought it was a load of crap. And honestly…I still kind of do. It’s just not for me. But I was thankful for the set-points it gave to some foods. There’s a silver lining in everything.
My leader Cathleen asked us a great question…Do you trust Weight Watchers??
If you are a member, the answer is YES! If you didn’t, you wouldn’t go to your meetings or follow the program online. And unless you like wasting money I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be throwing away those hard earned George Washington’s on the program each week or month.
If you are really terrified try to think of these things…
- You are NOT ALONE! Think of how many people you have out there who will be going through this with you. There is going to be support ALL around. We are all going to need each other!
- Try to not think of this as a “new program”…because is reality, it’s not. It’s just an UPDATED version.
- If you are stuck in a rut or a plateau, this might just be the kick you need to start being a fat-blasting-machine again!
- If you are like me and are at goal and/or lifetime, maybe you are confused or upset about the fear of the program getting boring now that you are not in the losing weight phase anymore…well now we have something to spice it up and work on again!!
There’s been a lot of talk about what the changes will be and I’m trying to not pay any attention them. But I am pretty sure I already know what they are…Beer and cheese are now 0 points and for every mile you run you earn 10 activity points.