Weight Watchers Freestyle New Program is Here!

Weight Watchers Freestyle rolled out today in the United States.

 

 

The UK version, called Flex, rolled out two weeks ago.  I posted before about it.  For the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to follow the new program based upon the UK information.  So far, I have been very happy with it.

Of course, until it rolled out officially in the United States, we couldn’t be sure if it was going to be the same.  But, now, we can be sure.  I had previously set my weigh in day to Sunday so I would get it on the app and on the browser today.  I think if you are not set to Sunday that it will change for you on your weigh in day, but I am not totally sure. [Read more…]

December Weigh In and Week 2 New Program Report

Two topics for this post, but they are related.

December Weigh In

First, I weighed in for December.  I was down 2 pounds from November, to 144 pounds.  That is 2 pounds under my goal weight of 146 pounds.  I am wanting to get to a lower point for my weight as part of my quest to improve my body composition.  I plan to reset my goal weight down a couple of pounds probably in January if these weight holds so I am not tempted to think it is OK to gain above 144 pounds. Hmm.  Actually, I may not wait until January.

I was very happy with the weigh in.  Being at or near goal, it is often hard to have a large loss.  And, yes, 2 pounds in a month counts as a large loss for me.  Also, the last time my weight was this low was in February.  I had a great weigh in during February (141.6 pounds) where I was basically back to my post-tummy tuck weight baseline.  It was wonderful.  But, then I started gaining.  I think mentally I didn’t think I had to worry about it since I was below my goal weight.  Hence, the reason I want to slowly reset my goal weight to something closer to where I want to be.

Anyway, I last saw my current weight while I was in the middle of gaining weight in February.  My next mini-goal is to weigh in at Weight Watchers at 141.6 pounds or below.

Week 2 – New Program (Flex in UK, Freestyle in U.S.)

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November Fit3D Scan

I just had my November Fit3D scan a couple of days ago.  I posted about my in initial Fit3D scan in September.  Then, I updated the scan in October. I can get a scan monthly as part of my plan at Dexafit.  I wasn’t sure if I would have much difference.  Up until about a week before the scan I wasn’t really down very much from last month.  But, the last week or so, my weight has really dropped (I think due to my trying to follow the new Weight Watchers plan that was unveiled in the UK). At Dexafit, I weighed 2 pounds less when I was scanned there in October.

I was a little concerned I wouldn’t have much change in measurements because I hadn’t exercised much the last couple of weeks mostly due to having a houseguest due to Thanksgiving.  I have done some walking, but had missed about a week and a half of strength training. So, even though I was done 2 pounds I wasn’t sure if I would have much difference in measurements.  As it turns out, I was happy with my November results.

To do the Fit3D scan, you basically get down to your underwear, then stand on this pedestal that spins you around for 40 seconds taking tons of measurements.  From that, a 3D avatar is created.  This is the one from this past Wednesday:

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Week 1 Report – New WW Program

Last Sunday based upon the information from the UK version of the new Weight Watchers 2018 program (called Weight Watchers Flex there), I started following the program as best as I could.  I  read the UK FAQs and followed some UK groups and felt I had enough information to do this.  I believe based upon trademark applications that the program will be called Weight Watchers Freestyle in the U.S.

Results

This was an interesting week to start, of course, since it was Thanksgiving in the U.S.  Because of the holiday and my mom visiting I had most of my higher point days loaded toward the end of the week which isn’t typical for me.

I didn’t weigh in at Weight Watchers during this period since I’ve already weighed in for November.  However, I did weigh at home on a daily basis.  For the week, I am down .8 pounds this morning from where I was last Sunday.  Given the holiday and the fact I feel like I am retaining water (lots of high sodium foods the past few days), I was very happy with this. [Read more…]

Avoiding Leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  And, may the eating season begin!  Honestly, how we eat on Thanksgiving is really not the problem.  One day won’t have a long term effect over the course of the year.  Even add in Christmas and it has no long term effect.  One problem, though, is that this time of year eating more than usual is often not confined to the holiday itself.  It truly does become an eating season.  Sometimes that is due to multiple celebrations or holiday parties or people bringing in treats to work.  Sometimes it is due to the main subject of this article – leftovers.

For the first problem, what I try to do is to simply fit that into regular eating.  If I go to a party then I try to fit that into my eating plan for the day.  I may use some weekly points, or even fit points.  But, basically I don’t let it derail me.

For the holiday itself, I think there are two reasonable ways of eating.  Some people simply don’t track that day and eat whatever they want to.  For a couple of days a year, that is fine.  On the other hand, if you do that for every holiday, every minor celebration and every birthday you come near — well, that ending up derailing progress.  Having a day where you just do whatever is fine when it is rare.  If it is every week, it isn’t rare and one day can undo a lot of progress for the rest of the week. [Read more…]