Weight Watchers New Program for 2018

Yes, it is that time of year right before any program changes roll out for the upcoming year.  Usually they come out the first week in December.  At the last meeting we got a booklet for a charm coming out which mentions that you should come for the meeting the week of December to get the charm “and to get some great news about your plan!”

So what do we know?  At this time of year, it often isn’t a lot.  We do know Weight Watchers trademarked WW Freestyle.  While I don’t know for sure, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that as the new program name.

But, the big news is that program changes rolled out in the United Kingdom this past Sunday.  There, the plan will be called Weight Watchers Flex.  While there is no guarantee that the United States program changes will be the same, in recent years, the changes have been the same or similar.  You can get some hints about the changes by going to the UK Weight Watchers website.  But, even better, Good Housekeeping in the UK has summarized the main changes.

The big changes talked about in the article deal with zero point foods.  In addition to the foods that were previously zero point there are some really big additions to the zero point list: “eggs, all fresh fish and seafood, skinless chicken and turkey breast, fat free plain yogurt, beans, peas, sweetcorn, lentils and tofu.”   [Read more…]

November Weigh In

I weighed in for November at 146 pounds, down .8 pounds from last month’s weigh in.  On the one hand, I was really happy with this as it is the first time since February that I’ve weighed in actually at my goal weight of 146 pounds.  Most of the time I’ve been free lifetime, but I was over my goal weight by a little.  So it is great to be back to goal (I’ve been a bit below it at home but I always weigh a little more at the meeting since I am weighing with clothes).

On the other hand it was a little annoying.  I basically didn’t go down at home during the last 10 days.  The reason I was annoyed was that I ate really well over that period.  I went and did my two sessions of exercise this week.  I did some treadmill.  So, it was disappointing to not really have a net loss during that period.  I think part of it was that I had a really heavy strength training session on Thursday.  Sometimes, that results in a little bit of water retention.  And, while I ate well on Friday I was very inactive because I spent a lot of the day watching Blizzcon on my computer. [Read more…]

October Weigh In

My usual weigh in day is Saturday.  But, I will be gone this next Saturday and the Saturday after that is the day after my husband’s birthday.  I didn’t think I particularly wanted to have to weigh in that day and didn’t want to have wait until the next Saturday to weigh in since that is so far down in the month.

The new week started on Sunday as did the new month.  So, even though we had gone to a meeting on Saturday, we went back Sunday morning just to do the October weigh in. [Read more…]

Unofficial Weigh In

I didn’t weigh in at Weight Watchers since I didn’t want to have to dress for it.  When I weigh in, I wear the same thing and then change at the meeting.  I didn’t want to do that today since I didn’t have to weigh so I didn’t.  I was tempted though because I would have shown a loss.

At home (no clothes), I weighed 146.2 pounds which is down .4 pounds from what I weighed at home at my last Weight Watchers weigh in.  This is notable for 2 reasons.  First, it is the lowest that I have been since having my liposuction.  I think that most of my swelling is gone now.  I sometimes have some during the days, but I’m good in the mornings usually.

I also note that this is my lowest weight in mid-February!  This was my 9th week in a row with a calorie deficit (per Fitbit and MyFitnessPal information). This was also my 4th week back to strength training and 8th week of cardio exercise  It is nice to see those things showing up on the scale.

When I love back at February, though, I must admit a have a pang when I realize I was last below 146.2 pounds then because I was going up in weight.  In early February, I had weighed 140.7 pounds at home putting me back to my post tummy tuck baseline.  By mid-February I was, alas, at 146.1 pounds.  Yes, I was up over 5 pounds in 9 days and I just kept going on.  So glad that the last several weeks I’ve been working on going down and not up.

Overall, this was a good week.  I actually didn’t have as many cardio sessions as usual, mostly because of the day that I went and did all the testing at Dexafit.  This was my best week, though, for strength training so I was glad about that.  I’ll be doing a post soon about what my plans are post-Dexafit testing.

But, at this points, I am just happy to be at my lowest weight in over 7 months.

My Fit3D Scan of My Body

I posted previously about my testing at Dexafit on Monday. I did an initial post before hand about what I was planning to do.

I had body composition testing using the dexa (DXA scan) which is here.

And, I had my resting metabolic rate tested which is here.

The final thing I had done was a scan of my body using the Fit3D scanner.  This scanner takes pictures of your body and takes hundreds of measurements.  From this, a 3D avatar is created of your body.  The information is sent to you privately at Fit3D.  You can log in and get a lot of information, including measurements of core body parts.  In addition, you can download a spreadsheet with lots of other measurements. You can also download your 3D avatar.

Under my Dexafit plan, I can get a Fit3D scan once a month.

I actually really like the scan and think it will be very motivating to me to want to improve my avatar and my measurements each month.  I will go into some detail here about the Fit3D scan as I didn’t find much online about it beyond basic information.

The Scanning

The scan is done in a room privately.  I went in and first created a Fit3D account on a touchscreen by the scanner.  For the scan, you stand on a round disk, hold handles with arms straight and then simply stay still while you rotate around for 40 seconds.  At that point, you are done.

Here is a photo of me on the scanner before I did the scan.

If you look at my feet you can see 2 white feet shapes on the round base.  You stand on those (without socks) for the machine to get your current weight. [Read more…]