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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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…]

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…]