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Went to my first meeting tonight, I really want to find out the formula to figure the points out without the calculator. A physically active person, who walks for 30 minutes on 5 or 6 days each week can expect to add how many years to their life span? I did ww on line for a year and lost 20lbs. Worse, the weight loss drug does not change a person's relationship to food and will likely cause a person to regain the weight. Have recently last 5 months put 10 pounds back on. While watching TV most people eat- beyond reason. I would love to join the support group.
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Maybe a daily or weekly challange to exersize more. Went to my first meeting tonight, I really want to find out the formula to figure the points out without the calculator. I bought the calculator at half price during our meeting but still want to encourage my friends, Before with the slider, I could help them. Any equations out there that they have indulged us with, or do I have to figure it out all by my lonesome.
When is the Android App coming? I have lost from to after a whopping 3. I am excitied about points plus. Thanks for the info! Love you site and want to join your WW Support Group. I was up early this am with coffee in hand on the internet reviewing the new plan. Went to my Monday morning meeting and it was packed you would have thought it was January! My favorite dessert VitaMuffins Chocolate brownie tops went from 1 to 3 points but who cares.
I have rejoined ww again for the third time and am real excited about this new program. My meeting is on Wednesday night so we will see how things go. I love the idea that I have found you site and plan on joining the support group you are going to start. On my way to losing the weight and finally keeping it off. So sign me up for the group and off we go! Forgot to say what I would like to see from the Support Group, recipes that are 5 ingredients or less and the points value.
Also, ideas for breakfasts — for me that is the tough meal of the day. I love fat free Greek yogurt but need ideas on use. I would love to become part of the chat. I keep finding reasons not to join WW. I need a little help getting motivated!! Count me in on your support group. Have been doing it on line, first day today and aside from cereal sticker shock, doing well.
HI, I could be your oldest member,75 years young, but i need to lose about pounds. I first went to WW about 30 years ago and have not tried since because I got tired of green beans and lettuce.
Not much variety back then. Reading your info has really peaked my interest. I would really like to be a part of the support and discussions so that I can work on inproving my health. After raising 3 great children and recently getting the all clear after the dreaded cancer diagnosis, I am ready for happier and healthier times. I am returning to meetings on Wednesday and am starting my WW journey all over again.
Please send me some info. Thanks for the great information. What you have posted combined with eTools will be a really big help. Yes please count me in. After reading what you wrote I think I may be able to do this too. Your enthusiasm has sparked mine for the new program! Thanks for all the helpful info, I would like to join your group please.
Thanks for all the great info on the new plan. Please add me to your support group-been in WW since August and have lost 26 lbs…still have about another 30 to go but feel great-very excited about the new program!!
Please add me also. I am excited to chat with others about all the new stuff. I became Lifetime in July , but have since 30 lbs. Thanks for the stuff you posted so far. Where did you find the deluxe starter kit!? Please add me to your support. I have been doing WW online since Please include me in your new on-line support group. I feel good about the 22 pounds I have lost so far and try to not think about how much I still have to go.
I am a life member but it is still a hard to keep at goal weight. Would love to join your group for Support and more accountability. New program and all will be a challenge, but with a support group it should help.
Thanks… looking forward to your e-mails. Hey…i have tried W. It was like a sign i got the email from w. I have a lot to lose about pounds, 55 minimum for good health. I know i can do it. I am about to cry, because yesterday i was almost ready to take some vacation time and go to this biggest loser camp in UTAH i was that desperate. For some reason this plan looks more interesting and more scientifically sound than the last one AND 49 extra points is not bad: And i will probably be getting more than 29…i am at roughly pounds right now..
And I for the first time in 1 year and a half will go to a meeting either Tomorrow or Wednesday.. I too was waiting for the program to be rolled out! Now you got me so excited…I am going to pop into my center tomorrow and pick up the materials. Then weigh in on Wed. Love to be part of your new group…we all need that extra support! I am so excited about the new program. I am heading over today to get a calculator before they are gone!
Please add me to the support group. Just signed up on your mailing list. Thanks for all the info! Starting WW work today and I am excited about the journey. My biggest hurdle is breakfast and snacking. I am not a morning person, but I have to be at work at 6AM, I need something to prepare in advance that I can put in my lunch bag on the way out the door and eat once I get to work. As well as snacks that are filling.
I would love to be apart of your support group! I have been a WW member since April and have lost 44 pounds. The program has made me aware of what goes in my mouth. Started the program to be healthier. It is working, Yaahoo!!! Would love to join your group. We need all the support we can get. I have been a lifetime member for more years than I can remember.
Weight Watchers has finally evolved into something that everyone can most definitely work worth with their daily lifestyles. This program will take a little getting used to, but I think in the long run, it will be the most satisfying plan they have ever developed!! I would love to join the support group. The new program drew me back, one year and 30 pounds later…. I look forward to sharing the journey! Thanks for posting this. Please add me to the group. Thanks for the update and your wonderful enthusiasm!
I would love to be part of the WW support group! I would love to join your group. I am an emotional eater so I have gained 20 of the 46 pounds I lost. I feel like such a failure which just adds to my depression which adds to my emotional eating!! I think this new program is just what I need to get back on track.
Maybe I can be successful online in combination with this group! Please count me in! Support groups are so important!! I definitely need to be part of your support group. My suggestion would be to have new points calculator as a permanent feature of your support blog.
Hi, I would love to be apart of the WW blog you were mentioning. I have the final stretch of 12 — 15 lbs. I would love to be a part of this support group! I sent you an email as well but wanted to post something. So I could use the support especially since I made it to my goal weight and now have not been back there in a year!
Thanks for the great information! I have been throwing around the idea of joining WW again. Not sure if I should do online or meetings….
I love the idea of the Twitter Group…motivation, support, recipe sharing and healthy tips is the best way to achieve the healthy lifestyle. I joined WW on-line a month ago and definitely need some inspiration!!! But I do need a push. This is my challenge. Found your website and loved it! I want to get back on the wagon. I need support for motivation!!!!
WW is the best! Thanks for all this information. It was all really helpful, especially since at 9: Sadly, I am not excited about this new plan. My concerns are fruits being zero points and there being no consideration of calories in the points calculation. It would also be great to just have suggestions from other members on what is working for them. My BF and I have been eating our way across two continents in the last year so we are ready!
Thank you for your information…. This is getting me motivated again! Have been out of WW for awhile and really need to get it going again. I would love to be part of your group! Thanks for doing such a great job outlining the new program. I am a life member but always need help staying on track. Hi I just love this site.. Just found it this morning… I really like it better than the WW site… Been giong on it for recipes. I would love to be part of your support group. Sign me up for the support group!
I would like to see input from other members on the restaurant points values. The list in etools has changed — a lot of items are no longer listed.
Thanks for the simplified explanation! Thank you for being so positive and encouraging. I lost 75 pounds on Weight Watchers 5 years ago and have gained back 30 even though I am a life member. With is new program, I am very excited to return to Weight Watchers in the next week. I am not waiting until January I am very interested in your support group, so sign me up!! And also am thrilled to have found your website!
Even as a long time WW member I still need support! Would love to join the support group — I have been on and off ww for the last several years — back on now and 20 lbs down so far. I am so happy to get a preview of the new plan! My meeting is not until Saturday and I have not been able to get eTools yet, so this is a real boost for me. I am jumping on the bandwagon…sign me up for the support group…need all the support I can get!
Wow, thanks so much for all the great info! Please sign me up for your group as well. Thanks for all you do! This is a great website you have! Thanks for all the motivation! I am definitely interested in your WW support group! I would love to be a part of your group!
Thanks for the good work you do, Danica! I have been doing not so well WW at home. I always do better by attending meetings but I get tired of the expense.
I am so ready for a change because the old plan kept me running to low point processed foods because of my hectic lifestyle so I need a little shake up in my routine.
I am going to find out about the new plan and give meetings another go. I would also love to join this support group!! Good luck to everyone! Thanks, Danica, for the motivation. I would love to be part of the support group. Was maintaining my goal weight until some health issues got me about two years ago, and prednisone has become a daily part of my life.
So, I went back yesterday and am committed to losing this extra weight. Would love to be a part of your chat. I would love to join the weight loss group. I have been attending meetings for just over a year and have lost 40 lbs. I am SO excited about the new plan and feel it is the new start I need to lose the last 20 lbs. Thanks for putting this together! I have been a WW re-starter for years! Two years ago, I got very close to goal and quit going to meetings dumb!! I am very excited about the new plan, as I think it is forcing me to re-think what I am doing.
I became too complacent with the Points system. You are a great motivator! Danica, please sign me up also. I do WW online and attend weekly meetings. I am looking forward to receiving the meeting materials on the new program.
I may even purchase the kit as you did. Thank you for all of the information. I need to lose 15 pds. I will do this again and hope that I can maintain this time around with the new point system. Just joined for the third time yesterday. Got 30 pounds to lose. I would very much like to be a part of this support group, too. Would like to be part of support group.
Been a WW member since , been a lifer since Still go to meetings every Sat morning although I did go last night to learn the new program.. Please count me in. Do I need a certain kind of phone? I am going to a meeting tomorrow to check out the new program. I would like to join the WW support group as well.
I am excited about this new challenge with the new program. It will mean the need to be consciously self-ware of what is required to make it work. I am up for the challenge. Please sign me up for the Support group. I have been toying around with joining WW and the only reason I have not done so is because of the mixed messages I have received regarding online and face to face meetings. Schedule wise online works best for me.
I am in front of a computer at least 9 hours out of the day, so online is also convenient. I have been told that face to face meetings present greater accountability. Keeping that in mind, I have not done anything. I would love to join and online WW Support Group. Was doing WW on-line, but with the new program decided to hit the weekly meetings again. Worth it to hear all the info and get the materials. Would like to be a part of your WW support group.
Now struggling with keeping it off. The meetings really do work and I am looking forward to hearing more about the plus program. Would love to get my hands one of the new calculators and program to read up on it. Can you access this program off line anywhere? I would also like to join the WW support group, I think it would be very helpful! Thanks for taking the time and expaining the new plan for us. I would love to be included in the support group.
Looking forward to our meeting tonight. Heard that is going to be easier to follow. My leader said she lost 5 plus lbs the first 2 wks. Hope I can do it too. I would like to join the support group also. So the weeks to come will be key in proving me to be a skeptic… I pray to god that I am so so wrong. How about pictures of food, much like the egg on toast and apple picture.. Has anyone seen the Points value for Vitatop Muffin Tops? They are one of my staples and my meeting is not until later this week.
And how about a shout out to Starbucks with a Grande Skinny Latte weighing in as one of the free power foods — Way to Go!! I dropped out of WW three weeks ago as I was doing so badly. MY own problem not WWs. Felt like I was wasting my money. A bit embarrassed at weighing in. I joined 40 years ago and did so well and became a Lifetime Member. Even worked for them as a clerk. I am so ashamed of myself for not having better control over what I stuff in my mouth. Hopefully this new programme may do the job.
I did my best under the original programme but then again I was 40 years younger. What I would love to see on weight watchers would be simpler recipes and cooking just for two as well as families. Sandra in Ca — Thanks — I scrolle dup and saw that Viatatops chocoloate also my favorite went to 3 points — but like you said, wih free fruits and veggies, who cares!
If you like oatmeal, you may want to try this: Follow the Quaker Oatmeal box directions for serving quantity. Start with 2 sticks of whole cinnamon in the water. Add 1 cup of Steel Cut oats great fiber and 3 cups of regular not instant oatmeal.
While that is bubbling away, add a splash of vanilla extract to taste. Keep stirring every few minutes and while that is happening cut up an apple or two remove the skin , lay in a glass pie dish and add ground cinnamon and a few shakes of Butter Buds or Molly McButter this is real butter just dehydrated to the top. Add a little water and microwae on high for about 3. When the oatmeal is done, add the apples and stir well. The cinnamon will have thickened just a little and will over the next few days give even more flavor the oatmeal.
You can add a little more ground cinnanmon to taste. After the oatmeal cools, you can store in the fridge — it will last for about 1 week you will have just about enough for 1 cup a day.
This is really good and you can take it to work in a plastic container — I travel with this even when visiting relatives so that I can have at least a decent breakfast. I admit, as a Lifetime Member who has recently gotten back on the wagon I fell off I was more than a little freaked out about the change! But I will perservere! Oh, and I would love to be part of the support group! I now do WW on-line, and miss the support of the meetings! I really enjoyed your take on the new program.
I am a lifetime member and need support! I would really like to join your group. Thanks for all the information about the new program. I am excited and looking forward to a good change. I need to lose about 80 pounds so I will need all the encouragement I can get. Would love to join your support group. I went to the meeting today and got the new material. It is going to take some getting used to. Please sign me up for group too.
I made lifetime in and thought I could do it myself. Went back in January of I love the new program for some of the same reason others are nervous about it. It makes me feel like a newbie again and re-motivates me. All the past programs have worked if you follow them, but now it seems that new program is much more healthy oriented but still permits you to make your own choices. Would love to join the support group, need alittle added motivation to get into this new program.
I am a lifetime member since ; had a few set backs when I fell and broke my ankle 3 years ago. I need to get back on track and get back to excercising as best I can! The good thing is I am sill under my goal. The other good thing is that when I weigh in on Sat. I will have lost weight. I usually weigh in before eating, in the lightest clothes possible. The program is about a new mindset. Eating higher point quality foods to get up to 29 points.
Today I came up short by 6 points and I had no room or desire for any more food. Hopefully this is a good thing! Will keep you posted.
I havce been on and off the program for many years. This new program might be just what I need to stay on track. Please add me to your group when it does start! Day 2 on the new program and I am completely hooked! I lost about on the former program and have kept it off for 2 years and still track everything I eat online.
I needed a boost and this is exactly it! I have been trying to lose another 10 , but have been struggling with that. I am anxious to see how all the fruit is going to impact me one of the first things I did was buy grapes and bananas!! I have 29 pts each day and today at 9 pm, I still have 11 remaining. Would love to be part of your group! Now is the time!!! Oh, and I love your website!
I would loooooove to join the support group!! Change is always hard however I really like the new program. Went to the meeting today that talked about the new point system. I love the fact that fruit is now 0 points. After the meeting I went to the store and stocked up on fruits and veggies.
Please include me in your support group when its up and running. Please let me know about the details when you have the finalized.
I am excited about WW again. I would love to participate in the support group. Went to the new points plus roll out this am and I think this the best of them all. While many point values have increased Progresso 0 pt soup is now 1 there are many that have decreased as well turkey breast from 1 to 0. This new program has renewed my enthusiasm which is so important especially during the holidays. Please add me to your e-mail list.
Would love to meet new buddies struggling with the same issues. Thank you Danica, for your enthusiasm and insights. With HBP, high cholesterol and triglycerides and 50 extra pounds, my doctor has been very patient with me…. I am about to rejoin WW to finally lose those pesky last 25 pounds I have been trying to shed for years now….
Happy to have found your web site. A support group is a great idea. Very excited about getting on this new WW plan, it has renewed my faith in WW. I find it much more complicated than the old point plan. I guess because I now need a calculator to figure out points when I was able to do it in my head. On points plus I have gone over the old points number a point or 2 each day but stayed within my points plus number. I know that WW has tried to incorporate the newest nutritional information into this new program but they also have a profit motive in getting new and older members into the meetings and also in selling new materials and kits.
Having done the new program for the last 3 days I have to tell you it is almost essential that you purchase the new points calculator and perhaps the new complete food companion.
Most of the foods I eat just are not covered in the free materials. I guess we will see if in the long run it works. I have to wonder, after 3 days of doing it the new way, if in a year or 2 we will be back to doing it the old way in some renamed new plan. So excited about the new program. My first meeting is today! Please sign me up for the online support group — that sounds great! Where do you buy the new kit for that price?
I have looked online and they are like dollars. I found your site by searching for the new WW info, excellent review. I just recieved my new package on yesterday and it is soooo exciting. Way to go WW buddies! I have done WW in the past, but all the enthusiasm about the new program has convinced me to try it again! Hello Danica, I appreciate your comments and enthusiasm regarding the new WW plan.
Last evening I attended my regular meeting and I must admit it was the most quiet our group has ever been, just trying to listen and grasp the new concepts as our leader discussed them.
I just typed in WW new plan in my search and stumbled onto your webpage and it is wonderful. Explained so much more and the comments from friends has helped a great deal. I reached my goal and will work hard to maintain it for life! But I am confused about how I can get my daily points target. On the old plan, it was I am not into going to back to a meeting right now and I do not subscribe to etools I am a Lifetime Member and the third option is to use my points calculator to calculate the daily points target seems to be the best bet for me, but how can I figure out my daily points target using my points calculator???
Richard Simmons old Deal a Meal also was an exchange plan mostly the same. On the tops web site and at their meetings you can find the old WW type journal sheets for keeping track of your exchanges and substitutions allowed as optional calories and personal choice fruits or milk or bread or protein extras. Richard simmons web site also has a journal for keeping track of exchanges. He still uses the exchange basics only he began to close windows on food groups in a handy hand held counter.
WW allowed various levels which changed according to how fast or slow you wanted to loose. Levels were different too for men and youth. And yes you could always substitute for the many fish meals if you could not stand fish, but you had to have less volume of the alternate protein in order to keep the calories the same. Exchange plans are really a fancy way to keep track of calories to make it easier to plan and keep to a set caloric total for your age, height and goal.
Originally exercise was optional and now as WW includes more calories under their point systems exercise is required to loose at the same rate as of old. PS I am still pretty healthy for an old gal too and WW old system works. Back when i did this originally i hated fish..
Glad you are a fellow fish hater! The tuna idea is a great way to get the benefit of fish without having to actually eat fish. You should check out our Salmon Patty recipe on this site - it is another painless way to get fish if you couple it with the Corn Fritters! Your weight loss on this plan "back in the day" was fabulous! And I do think this diet actually gets us thinking about how to eat healthy so we can keep the weight off.
Let me know if your 10 lbs slide off as easily this time! To my knowledge, there was never a WW plan called the original plan; if there was it was from the mids and it definitely did not contain "floater" exchanges and optional calories: Just like there have been multiple versions of the points plans, there were multiple versions of the exchange plans. I do not recall a plan that ever allowed that much protein PLUS 7 floaters and optional calories.
I do not have time right now to drag out all my old materials from the 70s and 80s, but will try to do so later if you have specific questions or are otherwise interested. I remember the plan that had the 7 floaters and optional calories. I think it might have been called Quick Start. I wish I had all my original materials from back then! I agree that it was a better plan for teaching the concepts of healthy eating and portion control. We firmly believe that everyone is different and that is why we try to cover a variety of diet options that have worked for someone we know no rumors of success; only true success.
So glad you found what you needed! Does anyone if mustard is allowed I also lost lbs 25 yrs ago and kept it off until this year said 25 combo of menopause n quitting smoking I have gained on the new WW program to much fruit or something.
I want to go back to the old program from the 80's. Can you help me please. I loved the old revised original WW plan of I lost 50 lbs. Have never done well on points.. This is a fabulous idea, Phyllis!
Anyone who would like to participate in an online support group - drop us an email at forwardmotion outlook. Talk to you soon!!
If anyone has the program from could they send it me please bendell. I too lost a lot of wt. Now i once again need to shed wt. Do you have a copy of the ww plan from the 80,s? Esther, go online to Amazon or any book ordering web site and search for the older versions of the Weight Watchers Program books. Some are used, ebay may have them too. In this they give the plan summary, some exchange lists and include recipes that all work with the plan.
Be sure to order a book prior to their points system, so to not include those newer analysis on the recipes and plan. I'm sorry, We don't have any other WW plans other than the 2 posted on this website.
Good luck in both your search and your future weight loss! Starting on the old plan Monday and looking forward to losing weight. Patty, where did you find the information? Was it the old WW program from the 80's. The new point program is not for me I have gained weight.
I am starting my Old Weight Watchers. I lost 77lbs once. It only took me about 5 months to do it. I was amazed at how fast I lost the weight. I walked 3 to 5 miles 6 days a week. I worked out everyday.
And I didnt eat after 7: I was really committed. I gained the weight back because of cortisone and steroid injections due to back surgery. I do know that it works. I love the old way much better. I got confused with the new system. Too much to do. I never had to change anything that I ate. Brenda, how did you get the old WW program? I've been looking for it for quite a while. I do not like the new point system. How many calorie bread do you eat? What kind of cereal do you eat?
Can you have oikos vanilla greek yogurt? I have gained weight on the new points program. So glad to find this. I did WW in and was so surprised at how easy it was. I did not like vegies I lost 15 lbs on it. The new plans have never worked as well. As others here have said, it seems like people are trying to figure out ways to keep eating junk. This planned helped me become a healthier eater. I need to take off again.
I think I will give this a try. From what remember the original plan allowed ounces of meat for lunch and ounces for dinner. Points system was too complex I became too obsessed with the points and exchanges. Never had a lot of success with it. Last year when I moved I had aloof weight to lose. I started The original plan again and of this year and have lost 63 pounds. Kelly you stated you were going to post the Exchange Program but I dont see it????
I would really like it if you posted it please. Thank you for this! Back in the s my parents and my aunt went on the original plan and lost so much weight among them that it added up to an entire other person, and they all kept it off. In fact my aunt, now 98, is still keeping it off, even though she is the best cook in Texas. Naturally I had great hopes for WW, but the points system never worked for me.
I can't even remember how many times I started WW with high hopes and failed after initially losing a few pounds and finding that I was always hungry--probably because I was using my points for the wrong foods.
It didn't help that they were always trying to sell me tasty carb-laden 2-point treats and giving me free samples. The new WW gives me more freedom than this compulsive over-eater can handle. I absolutely cannot eat sweets and lose, and I don't know anybody who can.
But this approach give me some real hope. It's too bad WW didn't stay with it. Does anyone have a copy of the tracker from the Freedom Plan? Or even a homemade version? I like having the little boxes to check off for each exchange. Liz, the older versions of Weight Watchers many plans had lots of journals with the check off boxes for the exchanges count for each day. If you go on Richard Simmons web site you can get a similar print out of an exchange system journal sheet and it has boxes too.
I just take the old WW plans system tracker with box check off sheet and copy many more days and sheets for me to keep track from my old Weight Watchers material. Does anyone use the TurnAround plan from several seasons back? That worked great for me, but I don't have it and want to go back to that. Every year weight watchers seems to revise their plan. Wonder if they plan to do that. Shirley, yes weight watchers changed or modified plans every year and likely still does.
It is meant to keep up with science as new info becomes available from the weight loss studies. It also helps then sign up new members to keep recent and members wanting the latest plans. I think the turnaround was an early points system I recall.
You can go online to eBay and amazon and search for people selling their old material. There are plenty of older packages there. I love this diet. I actually lost weight on it. Weightwatchers wouldn't give it to me. Lynn hi and welcome. You can get all or most info on the Weight Watchers older version diet from the book: It comes in hardcover and three ring binder form.
It can be ordered used, from Ebay or Amazon or online book site or a book store maybe could get you one used. It was published in by Macmillan Inc and was written by Weight Watchers international. It has a description of the plan, menus, and some exchanges. They published it prior to the introduction of their points plans so it has the older information.
You will have to draw your own food journal sheets and copy them, to check off squares if you want to track exchanges, though one similar is on TOPS websites and Richard Simmons web sites.
Be sure to get the exact title, and year as they wrote others that look similar. Tops still uses a similar plan as one of its options. Any chance of getting a copy of the exchange program posted by Kelly on 8th August We have been looking for you. The bad news is we had no luck in locating that BUT we did take everything we learned while looking for and wrote a few articles just for you! The exchange lists are located here: Let us know if it helps! I too lost a lot of weight in after first baby on the Original non-points WW version and have been searching for the old red booklet and the weekly food diary.
Does anyone please have the booklet scanned and the food diary? It was the only diet that has ever worked for me. You might want to check ebay and see if anyone has a copy for sale. Hi, I have been looking forever to find the old Weight Watchers plan to no avail. I came upon your site and I see the menu at the beginning, but the one I did I had 19 points a day and when I typed in the food it told me how many points.
Do you have a list of foods with points? Hi Donna, Here is a food-to-points converter that we ran across http: Where you had 19 points available, I'm betting you were not using the PointsPlus system.
This post is about an older WW system where you just had to eat different foods. If you scroll to the top of this page, you will see a box that contains reviews of a few different diets. We hope this helps! I have wanted to start the old WW diet for years, as it is the only diet that worked for me. I enjoy food that is fresh, not from a box.
The old plan was very easy to follow. I do not have any of the instruction books only the Daily Tracker sheets. Thank you for this site. If you are able to email me one, I'd be very grateful! There is a food tracker sheet here: If not, say the word and we'll scout out another for you! Is there anyway I could get a copy of the things you have found.
I suffered a stroke due to an injury and not able to exercise like I was able to before. This program worked wonderful for me to loose my weight before and had hit my goal.
Now I feel this is the only thing I can count on to help me in this time. Have a broken hip joint and it is making me fall farther behind. Please help if you can.
Hi fellow weight watchers! I was so glad to find this site and spent the last week working SO hard at trying to follow the old program which worked great so many decades ago. Now it's the weekend and I completely blew it, so of course, I'm so disappointed in myself. Here's hoping I can get back on track tomorrow! You can get back on track - we're sure of it. Be proud of your self for starting on the road to your success. All roads have a bump or two - no worries. Here's hoping this week is a good one for you!
Thank you so much for providing the planner and menu outline. I used it successfully when I was in high school and now my high school aged son and I will be using it together to shed some extra pounds.
Well this is just awesome! My college-age daughter and I are doing the very same thing right this minute. I lost 6 stone 40 years ago with the old weight watcher plan. I have rejoined weight watchers and hate the new points plan. There is no discipline. When I see ''free foods'' I just eat them all day, that's no good to me. I am going to use the old way.
This is the WW plan that I prefer and I'm glad they have a variety of plans so we can all pick and choose. If you get a chance, check out the Satan Diet that we've posted here. It's a healthy way to jump start your weight loss. I started with the Satan Diet and moved nicely into this WW plan with 7 lbs already gone. It felt good and I was able to continue losing weight.
I tried the points system twice.. I have been thinking about the original plan for a while now and could remember some of it but not all. Thank you all for posting what you recall. Going to set it in motion! Would you please send me the old WW program, like you I lost weight years ago. I've tried the new program and do not like it.
Really appreciate your help. It is here on this same site. There are actually 2 articles which were written just last month. Thank you for resurrecting the old WW plan. In , I was a chubby year-old when my dear mother sent me to my first WW meeting.
We sat in a hotel conference room and I recall that most of the ladies always had a can of Tab or Fresca. I am not a fish eater, so eating fish every other meal was daunting. I won't even mention the liver.
It was very hard, at that age, but I lost 35 lbs. My mother was very supportive, even though she was an exceptional cook. She often fixed my special meals while cooking the "regular" meals for herself and my sister. Undone by what I felt was a monotonous diet, I gave up and regained most of the weight over the next two years. I ended up going back and trying the different "improved" versions every other year since. I will soon be 60 years old. I am now facing a do or die health situation and do not need the freedom of these everything-goes plans that are out today.
I have been encouraged to have surgery by a couple of doctors who clearly do not understand the psyche of career dieters. Cut-and-fix solutions only work if the individual understands what and how to eat The old WW is spot on. Thanks again and pray for me. You are quite welcome! Hopefully this diet plan will help you make positive life choices to move you in the right direction.
There are a few other articles on my website that you might want to peruse to get some other ideas regarding how to lose the weight and keep it off. Here are 2 tips that I think are the most helpful: When you make dinner start with fresh ingredients to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy and craving free; 2 Only allow yourself to eat during an hour window each day.
The clock starts with the first item you put in your mouth in the morning. This will help you cut down on the nighttime snacking that destroys so many of us!
On those nights that you absolutely MUST have something to eat after your time limit has expired, limit your choices to vegetables only. Check in every once in awhile and let us know how you're doing So glad I found this site. Been doing WW Points Plus and not losing. Thank you for this great info! I am so happy that I found this site I've been looking for the old Weight Watchers plan for a long time. I remember losing lots of weight when I followed the plan, and I was very disappointed when they changed to the points.
So pleased to have found this site. I'm about to start the original WW plan too. Although successful on very high protein diets, they leave me feeling ill and lethargic. I thought about why I find diets -like Atkins - such hard work, and realise that I miss milk and fruit to the point of distraction. Also that a few carbs make me feel so much better.
Bit of a light-bulb moment! The old 's WW program had all the benefits with enough weight loss to keep me going; I'm so bored of losing half a pound a week etc.
Yes, it's a tough regime, but I hope it's going to work again, as it did when I was a youngster. BTW - is there a forum for fellow "originalists"? Best wishes, J xxx. Hi Weight Watchers, Do you remember the "cheese French toast" recipe. You take 1 slice of bread, toast it, and cut it on half length wise to make 2 full slices of bread. Weigh out 1 oz of hard cheese and put it between the 2 slices of bread like a cheese sandwhich. In a bowl mix 1 egg, a little water, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and whip it together.
Put cheese sandwhich in the egg mixture, coat the sandwhich and cook it like French toast. Drizzzle a little syrup over the top when you put it on your plate. This was delicious and only 1 bread, 2 proteins, and 1 fat. Now I make it with 2 slices of bread, 2 eggs, and 2 oz cheese and it is really good. Lisa, I would love if you could email it to me nmmjg comcast. Lisa, I don't have your email address. That is why I provided my email address. I am interested in this information.
It was the program I used and lost 40 pounds. Could I have a copy please. I have the booklets from the '90s including Superstart. Superstart is basically outlined as Breakfast: Protein was 4 oz. Milk selections are fat free Veggies are unlimited, of course About calories per day average. To cmatthews would you mind sending me the superstart outline. This seems so easy to follow and the points system is too much for me to deal with.
Could you send me the old ww plan. The new WW plan is not working for me. What kind of bread do you buy for the old program? I am looking for the full choice plan listing the sample menus for 7 days.
This was from the early 's. I agree with the previous posts the points system is too complicated. Would be happy to hear back. Hi Lisa, Please let me know how to obtain the entire WW program and manual. Bello Lisa, I al interested in the entire WW program from , including the entire manual.
Plz send me an email. I am looking for the menus that were on the plan in the middle to late 80's. I was so successful on that easy plan. I do not like the new one. I haven't been able to stick with it or loose weight. I would like to have the entire booklets that told you each day, each meal and what you can substitute. Girl name Lisa that replied said she had all the manuals I love weight watchers, the old plan is the best for me and easy to follow.
Thanks for you help I have only been able to find bits and pieces of this program. I am in desperate need to lose weight as I did back in I have a weeding coming up in 6 months and I'm using this event as the push I need to do it again. You can send it to cvf yahoo. Hi Kristen Could you send me the old weight watchers plan via email.
I lost my book and I loved this plan and wanted to start it again. Can you please connect me with a copy of the old 's food tracker and the 's diet plan?
I remember losing a ton of weight then and now I have a ton and a half to re lose. I am a lifetime member because of that diet and I really wan to be again.
I have also been looking for years for the super start plan from My basement flooded 20 years ago and i have not been able to find this information anywhere. If anyone else has these older plans that can be emailed I would love them gmmunj yahoo. I am so relieved that I found this website. I am a life time member of the original Weight Watchers from I left ages ago.
Once it was changed to the Points system it was impossible for me to follow being that I hate numbers and math. They made it so horribly confusing to even want to lose weight.
I had a breast reduction for health reasons 5 years ago. And practically starved myself for the surgery. Needless to say it was very, excruciatingly very hard to maintain that dieting mode. I tried to go back to Weight Watchers some years ago. I hated the Points system. My mind set was strictly on the old WW program from , They kept saying forget the old program. Being that it was very structured and I needed to be guided with measuring and portion control. To the point of obsessiveness.
I lost a couple pounds the first week on the new program, the following week gained one half a pound. Well that was enough for me. I left Weight Watchers and I swore to myself that I would never go back. Although I became a lifetime member and was awarded my "key to the future". I came back to a Weight Watchers where you could not see in private surrounded by a cubicle your own weight loss on the scale. They had to tell you behind the counter what you weighed.
And I am so very sorry that I threw out all my old Weight Watchers books. Everything you had to pay for when you use to just get it for free. The dining out booklet and all the other books that helped keep you going and coming back to the meetings. I would really love the old Weight Watchers menu plans. Is there a way to still get them. Thank you for all your help. It is so good to know that I am not the only one who misses the old Weight Watchers food plan and tracker sheets.
It is so good to feel not so all alone that there are others that still want the old food menu plan. I am very interested in the old Weight Watchers diet menu planner. The old Weight Watchers diet worked for me. I cannot for the life of me understand the points system that they changed it to.
It is so good to know that there are so many who couldn't stand the points program. Please email me any information in regards to the old exchange plan on Weight Watchers. My email address is. Michelle The portion controlled old diet plan works. I wasn't sure if my comment was posted. I just saw that it was. How can you get the old books to Weight Watchers old exchange menu plan. I am looking for the 1st plan with the size of each serving. I just can't adjust to the points.
I lost on that plan. Thank you for any help. It was a 5 week plan and it was a booklet of sorts with meal suggestions and food tracker. Anyone who can e mail me a printable version of the old diet menu plans or lists of foods and quantities, would be so appreciated. Moving forward, if you would like one and haven't received it yet simply fill out the form at the bottom of the post and it will be sent to you automatically!
I too had great success on the WW plan from the 90s and became a lifetime member. The points system is so irritating. By constantly having to keep track of points all day, I have too think about food all day and constantly plan around that; therefore, I am constantly hungry. It is a vicious circle.
If anyone has the serving breakdowns per meal and the food lists from the 90s pre-points please send them or direct me to where I can find them online. The help will be greatly appreciated! Just wanted to ask if I have gone about this the right way. By filling out this form should I receive a copy of the old WW program? Weight Watchers Make It in Minutes: Over Simple Raw Recipes for Hot new releases Previous page.
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