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7/16/10 5:26 P

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I'm actually not doing it right now.. I've kinda forgotten the points system.. But I did use this A LOT another time I lost weight.. and it helped me BUST thru my plateau!! I loved it! Because I hated dipping into my flex points, but this incorporates them right in, so I didn't feel bad using them.. since I was supposed to! :) The SHD was sooo nice! One day to eat a 'cheat meal' felt so good! haha
Good luck with whatever you choose to do!! :)

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

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7/16/10 5:21 P

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Thanks, Erin!
Plenty of food for thought there (no pun intended, haha)!
Are you doing this plan? Right now, sticking with WW as is, doing some cycling with Bonus Points, I've averaged a loss of 1.4 lbs a week (I lost 13 lbs so far, since mid-May)
Now, my only question is, does this use the Bonus Points in order to accomplish the cycling? A glance at the list seems to indicate that it does.
I'm heading over to that site. It's nice to know that great minds think alike! emoticon

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LIFES_A_DANCE's Photo LIFES_A_DANCE Posts: 3,774
7/16/10 11:51 A

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There is actually a plan that someone divised a few years ago, called the "Wendie Plan" that is exactly that! Calorie Cycling your WW points!!

http://www.stormpc.com/ww/wendie_plan.ht
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I used to do this when I was on WW!! :)

Now, I know that they give you a single number, not a range..
So here's this..

Find your normal Weight Watcher POINTS TARGET and then view below it the modified Wendie Plan POINTS RANGE:
You should schedule your SHD as FAR away from your weigh in day as possible, due to the fact that you may notice a slight gain the day after your SHD (which WILL go away)
POINTS TARGET - 20 (Weigh Less than 150 lbs)
• Day 1 - 20 points
• Day 2 - 25 points
• Day 3 - 21 points
• Day 4 - 35 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 20 points
• Day 6 - 24 points
• Day 7 - 22 points
POINTS TARGET - 22 (Weigh 150 -174 lbs)
• Day 1 - 22 points
• Day 2 - 27 points
• Day 3 - 23 points
• Day 4 - 37 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 22 points
• Day 6 - 26 points
• Day 7 - 24 points
POINTS TARGET - 24 (Weigh 175 - 199 lbs)
• Day 1 - 24 points
• Day 2 - 29 points
• Day 3 - 25 points
• Day 4 - 39 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 24 points
• Day 6 - 28 points
• Day 7 - 26 points
POINTS TARGET - 26 (Weigh 200 - 224 lbs)
• Day 1 - 26 points
• Day 2 - 31 points
• Day 3 - 27 points
• Day 4 - 41 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 26 points
• Day 6 - 30 points
• Day 7 - 28 points
POINTS TARGET - 28 (Weigh 225 - 249 lbs)
• Day 1 - 28 points
• Day 2 - 33 points
• Day 3 - 29 points
• Day 4 - 43 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 28 points
• Day 6 - 32 points
• Day 7 - 30 points
POINTS TARGET - 30 (Weigh 250 - 274 lbs)
• Day 1 - 30 points
• Day 2 - 35 points
• Day 3 - 31 points
• Day 4 - 45 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 30 points
• Day 6 - 34 points
• Day 7 - 32 points
POINTS TARGET - 31 (Weigh 275 - 299 lbs)
• Day 1 - 31 points
• Day 2 - 36 points
• Day 3 - 32 points
• Day 4 - 46 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 31 points
• Day 6 - 35 points
• Day 7 - 33 points
POINTS TARGET - 32 (Weigh 300 - 324 lbs)
• Day 1 - 32 points
• Day 2 - 37 points
• Day 3 - 33 points
• Day 4 - 47 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 32 points
• Day 6 - 36 points
• Day 7 - 34 points
POINTS TARGET - 33 (Weigh 325 - 349 lbs)
• Day 1 - 33 points
• Day 2 - 38 points
• Day 3 - 34 points
• Day 4 - 48 points Super High Day (SHD)
• Day 5 - 33 points
• Day 6 - 37 points
• Day 7 - 35 points

These days from these ranges can be bumped around, for example, if you want Saturday as your SHD and you’re starting DAY 1 on a Sunday, you would use DAY 5 instead for Sunday, DAY 6, Monday, DAY 7, Tuesday, DAY 1 Wednesday, DAY 2, Thursday, DAY 3, Friday, DAY 4, Saturday




Wendie Plan - Beginner's Tips:
The advice listed here was copied from Runner-girl's post on the WW's board
"Plateaus and A Few To Lose"
1. The low-days: You need to really prepare for the low-days-if not you will find yourself hungry. Have low-point food that you LIKE in the house, and a menu in mind. These are great days to also try new, low-point foods and recipes-if you need some ideas, post here or visit community swap, etc. Also, if you are one that needs a snack at night make sure to save a point or two for it-there is nothing worse than being so hungry at 9:00 and nary a point to eat with.

2. The Super High Day (SHD): Yes, its scary, I'll admit it. But I'll say this -you will get used to it, and after a few low days look forward to it. And yes, you really do need to try to eat all those points, to get your metabolism swinging (the whole premise of Wendi). You can approach the SHD 2 main ways:
1. Leave the bulk of your points for a meal out, or old favorite meal, special occasion, etc. But watch out-its still allotted points--some times they will add up quick
2. Add a few extra point to each snack/meal, and focus on healthy, higher-point food that you normally don't want to spend the points on: nuts, cheese, wine (OK, sort of healthy!), peanut butter, fruit smoothies, extra protein...you get the idea. You CAN do an SHD "healthy"-and if all that seems bulky, "drinking points" (OJ, etc) won't be as filling... I will say that the SHD does grow on you after a few weeks. You will either love it or hate it, but it is an essential component of Wendi. I would urge you to sort of plan it out as well.

3. WATER: Drink it-LOTS of it! Water, water, water.
4. Changing Days/How close do I have to stay with this ... The girls that have been able to follow Wendi as close as possible seem to be the ones that have the best loss. Having said that, I know that most of us end up with a "modifed Wendi' despite our best efforts-an extra point here, etc. Try to follow as close as you can, but life happens-do your best. Its best to get a schedule of when the SHD works best for you, and stick with it. However, things come up, and you have to switch. With the switch thing, keep this in mind (and Erin and the others are much better when it comes to this!):
1. Your SHD will be reflected on the scale for a day or two, depending on salt content, etc. It will go down (yes, it will go down!), but because of this you don't want that close to WI. Alot of us have our WI the early am of our SHD, that might work for you as well.

2. You need to keep a very low day the day before and the day after the SHD. If it was an "unexpected SHD", then try to keep it low for maybe two days afterwards, or get in some extra exercise, etc. Switching days are tough so if you need help, just post.



"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Erin


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7/16/10 11:50 A

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... excellent, I will reply later... I am doing this along with carb cycling as well... ~ Dee



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7/16/10 11:42 A

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Hey, all,
I believe in calorie cycling. It makes perfect sense. Body builders have been using the technique successfully for years; my trainer approves of it.
At the moment, my framework for calorie-counting is the Weight Watchers points system. Now everyone who knows WW knows that you are required to finish all your allotted points within the day. And there are Bonus Points to use as you wish during the week (or not). However, I was thinking: Why not use the points (which are calories, after all) in a cycling system? So, say, if I have 28 pts allotted me but I'm just not hungry enough one day to finish them, and I then carry over those points into the next day, isn't that simply Calorie Cycling, using points?
The Bonus Points can also effectively be used for cycling if you use them, not everyday, but sporadically.
What does anyone here think? I'd especially like to hear from CC's who've done WW. Personally, I think it's genius *lol* and that one day one of their programs will be called the "Cycle" program (right now they have Core and Flex).
Opinions, please? :)

Aelnyana
P.S. I came up with the idea of the Fitness Tracker a year or so before they did. I'll never forget the shock on my fellow WW's faces when I suggested that a 400lb person burned more calories in 30 mins that a 175lb person did, so the 400-pounder should get more points for that 30 mins. Ha! Glad they caught up to me. emoticon

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