Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Thoughts

Wow, I don't know about you, but this week has FLOWN by! I've been a little quiet the last couple of days because I found out on Wednesday that I'd be attending a conference all day Thursday and today. We're one of the exhibitors, and my boss wanted to do a fun Christmas photo booth type of thing, and he wanted me to come along to run it. It hasn't been so bad... honestly, we're only busy for about 20 minutes every couple of hours (during the breaks between sessions). I could get used to this!

If you haven't heard about it already, Weight Watchers launched their updated program this week (they update it in some form or fashion every year)--they weren't kidding when they said it was going to be big! From what I've heard and read, PointsPlus are now going to be called SmartPoints; PointsPlus were calculated using fat, carbs, protein, and fiber, and if their was enough fiber in something it could actually lower the overall PointsPlus value. SmartPoints will be calculated using saturated fat and sugar as well, and now protein will be the mitigating factor. It's designed to nudge people toward healthier choices; for example, I read somewhere that a doughnut practically doubles in points--that's nuts! But it will also definitely make me think twice about having a doughnut on a regular basis.

I get to switch to the new program tomorrow (my weigh in day), so I'll have a much better understanding of it after a week or so. Sugar is definitely a huge problem for me, so I'm looking forward to the change (though I'm also a little nervous about it). We'll see how it goes!

This is a quick post because I'm being called back to picture duty, but if you're doing Weight Watchers, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new program!

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