Weight Watchers Flex Points

Saturday, August 08, 2009

About a little over a year ago, one of my friends used to be on Weight Watcher Flex points. Unfortunately, she lost interest real quick and ended up quitting in less than 3 months. I never went to any of the Weight Watcher sessions, nor did I spend a dime on any of their programs. But what I did was ask my friend if I could borrow her Weight Watchers book which entails all the points one is allowed to eat based on their weight. I read the directions and mimicked the food journal, creating my own food journal on a school wire bound notebook.

I started keeping track of everything I ate from breakfast to dinner, how much water I drank, the workout activities I did everyday. I measured and weighed myself once a week.

Surprisingly, within 3 months, I lost about 30 pounds and I didn't even have to pay someone to help me lose the weight. I did it all by myself and I was so proud of myself.

As time went by, I started memorizing the points that I didn't need to resort to the book anymore. Plus I also had to return the Weight Watchers book that I borrowed anyways. But I eventually fell off the Weight Watchers wagon and just started counting calories...then to eventually nothing at all.

Well, I decided to try the Weight Watchers Flex Points one more time. Last night, I happened to come across a blog by accident that gave a cheat sheet of the Weight Watchers flex points. Which basically means, I don't need the book again...I could just go online. YAY!

So you're probably wondering by now, "what the heck is Weight Watchers flex points?"
Well, bottom line, it's a point system and everything you eat is worth a certain amount of points and based on your weight, you have to stay within your daily bracket of points.
To be more's the point system below.

Daily Points Target (for those of you that need to know how many points you can have)

Less than 150lbs 20pts
150-174lbs 22pts
175-199lbs 24pts
200-224lbs 26pts
225-249lbs 28pts
250-274lbs 30pts
275-299lbs 31pts
300-324lbs 32pts
325-349lbs 33pts
350lbs or more 34pts

Now I track my points thru an online Weight Watchers calculator.
If you look at the back of the Nutrition Facts of everything you eat, you will be able to keep track of your points.

I know my blog probably doesn't explain it very well. But that's okay with me because I'm actually just writing for myself and if someone finds my blog interesting enough to comment on it or all means, go right ahead.

But I know in the past when I was on Weight Watchers, I struggled and dealt with a lot of negativity that came from people including friends who didn't believe in what I did. Who thought I was just wasting my time and believed that the program does not work. Yet, I lost 30 pounds. But to be honest, I didn't care anyways. Because most of the people who said negative things to me were people who were not even trying to do something for themselves. I'm patient enough to do whatever people call "wasting time" on myself...because I think it's never a waste of time if what you do is only to benefit yourself as a person health wise, emotionally, financially, etc. Do what's best for you and no matter how negative people can be or how they bring you down, let that be the fuel to pick you up and work harder towards your goal.
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    You explained things perfectly!
    Especially the part about not letting people bring you down... NO MATTER WHAT!
    Congrats on your sucess thus far!
    As you seen... Im doing the same thing as you... on my own... (of course with the help of spark people as well)... and flexing rocks!
    The thing about flexing... is its a lifestyle change. you hear that everyday... and on oprah all the time... you cant go on a "diet"... you need to make a lifestyle change. And without you even knowing it right away... that is exactly what Flexing allows you to do! I love it! Its the only thing that has every worked for me.
    Keep up the fabulous work!

    3146 days ago
    Kudos to you for doing your thing no matter the negativity. We're born alone and will die alone and this body has been given to us to take care of. You're doing an awesome job, keep up the good work!!! You can never invest too much in your health! emoticon

    Karla emoticon
    3148 days ago
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