Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why Points Plus and Not Smart Points

Whenever there's a change in the WW program.... a lot of people whine.  I'm one of them!  If the program isn't broke, why fix it?

Like I've said before, I lost my weight originally on the original points and points plus.  I like both of those programs but my favorite is Points Plus.  It worked for me and fit my lifestyle.

When smart points came out, I did give it a try....I tried hard.  I remember sitting in meetings and people would be losing huge amounts of weight....and I wasn't losing at all.  Freestyle?  Nope, that didn't work either.

For a long time I blamed myself, my brain wasn't in weight loss mode, you're falling off plan and letting it destroy you.  YOU, YOU, YOU.  It never occurred to me that maybe smart points and all it's plans (Beyond the Scale, Freestyle, Green, Blue, Purple) just weren't the plans for me.  Every once in a while I'd dive back to Points Plus and lose some weight.....but I was determined to do it on Smart Points.

I'd even make it harder on myself....I'd double track, Points Plus on itrackbites and Smart Points on WW app.  Why?  I was looking for a way to transfer to Smart Points exclusively.  Double and even triple tracking takes time, is tedious and doesn't help with the weight.  I had become obsessed with the type of point I was on.

Like I said previously, the pandemic has set me straight.  No meetings (I tried virtual once and hated it) - so the excuse I needed that meeting for "accountability" went away.  I mean really, I wasn't losing, so accountability wasn't working.  Virtual was useless.  And basically, for me, Smart Points in any form was useless.

So I cancelled WW (took app completely off phone for last few weeks) and put my itrackbites app back on the main screen and set it for Carb Conscious (their version of Points Plus).  I also set the app to show me the calories.  It's given me that weight loss mode back....my brain is in the right place....I'm back at the plan that worked for me.

Today's menu:

Breakfast:  A flat out carb down wrap with 1 tbsp of whipped pb, a dannon light & fit yogurt, slice of cucumber and a banana.  Total 6 pt.

Lunch:  Hamburger on roll, apple with drizzle of caramel, dill pickles.  Total 11 pt.

Dinner:  Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts and 2 corn on cob.  Total 12 pt.

Total for day:  29 pts.  1467 calories

I may use some weeklies for a little something later in the evening; but for now it's complete!


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