Today is my first day back on the momentum plan! I became a lifetime member in July 2010, and then lost another 5lbs after. When the points plus program launched, I like everyone else was excited. However I started gaining a little, but I completely blamed it on the holidays, but come February I was up almost 10lbs from where I was, and 6 lbs above my goal (still blaming the holidays, and stress from being a senior in college). So at the beginning of March I started tracking very faithfully, and working out the same way I was when I lost my original weight on the momentum plan, so I knew something had to work.
It took me until last night to realize that it can't be me, because I'm doing everything the same, stress in gone, holidays are gone, and I'm NOT losing. I was to my breaking points,
getting ready to start slim fast since it beat out weight watchers in the diet reviews this year (which I think is because of the new program), and I was thinking I've been on weight watchers for 4 years, losing a total of 60lbs I can't just give up, and I've NEVER believed in meal replacement programs, so I literally googled the phrase, "I hate points plus program". I cannot even believe what I found, I feel so much better knowing I am NOT alone.
I was so discouraged, I haven't even attended meetings, or weighed in for two full months. (Luckily my leader informed me that as a lifetime member I really only have to weigh in twice at goal in the year, so I would not be kicked out) I really truly believe that in the points plus program we are eating TOO MUCH. Not to mention, it isn't really individualized, because a lifetime member, and a regular member are given the same 29 points, and when I changed my "plan" from maintain to lose, my points were STILL 29, does NOT make sense to me at all.
Another discouraging thing is that my mom joined the program after the launch of points plus and has been SO successful, so why was I gaining? I believe that this is not meant for people who were on the old program, or people trying to maintain. But of course this is just my opinion.
A lot of the foods I am eating are the same points as before, a few may have gone up by 1, but I'm allowed 11 extra points.. It just doesn't add up at all. I have ordered the complete food guide (because of course I threw out all my old material
) Luckily I have the food scale from the old program as well, which should be a lifesaver! I will REALLY be missing the Weight Watcher App, as I depended on it ALL the time, however I have noticed people have recommended new apps, I'll check them out.
I am really hoping for the best here
I am so glad to that you all have had luck switching back!! I hope I can have the same.. I know this is a long post, I really needed to vent, lol!