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Weight Watchers Activity Points-Please Explain

Hi there:
I just had my 1st WW meeting on Monday and it was an intro type. I already have the basics down but I need to learn how to "earn" activity points. Can someone help?

Tue. Jan 24, 10:34pm

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activity point

In your third week, you will learn how to count activity points. The first few weeks are for you to learn about your own existing eating habits and to incorporate ways to improve them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 10:57 PM

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yes, on the third week they will give you another slider calculator, this one to calculate activity points. you earn them by excersising. depending on your weight, how long you worked out, and at what intensity will determine the AP's.
I'm still up in the air as to whether or not to "use" them....they tell you that you can, but dont have to. It really depends on your body, as your cravings. If you have them to use, and still want something more to eat, you can use them. I earn 6 whenever I work out, and so I'm trying right now to use up 3 or 4 of them. Weeks that I've done "really well" as far as not going over my daily points, working out, and not using my AP points...i've either lost less than half a pound, even gained a litle.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 9:29 AM

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Go to the WW Boards

Go to the community section of the WW web site and get on the message boards. There are threads for newbies, recipes, age groups, fitness, etc. It's a great additional source of information while you're getting started.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 9:33 AM

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OP here

Thanks for all the helpful comments- you're exactly right on the money with the explanation of activity points in week three! I was just thinking I joined a slow group- ha ha. I guess they're all run basically the same. I think I may check out those boards and I don't necessairly need the extra points, I just thought if I was earning them I could use them instead of my weekly extra 35.

Thanks again for the helpful suggestions :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 11:24 AM

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WW sucks

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 11:24 AM

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I don't agree with the previous poster (11:24 am). WW doesn't suck, it's just not for everyone, apparently.

I am currently on WW, and have found that I either don't use the AP points or I don't use the flex points for the week. I earn 5 APs when I work out. I am following the core plan, so I use those APs for bread for a sandwich or something like that during the day. If I use the APs I earn daily, I try really hard not to dip into the flex points allotted for the week. I have lost 8.2 lbs over the last three weeks, so it seems to be working alright to do that. That may change, but for now it's helping.

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 4:26 PM

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Those kind of comments really have no place in our community. If you don't like WW, please state why.

Poll-- should we leave comments like that up, or delete them? It's your call.


Thursday, January 26, 2006, 4:48 PM

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How about a flagging system...if enough users flag a post, it gets removed. Or, if enough users flag a thread, the whole thread gets removed. I have no idea what the cut off would be.

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 4:57 PM

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Kind of like Craigslist. Thats a good idea. I guess what we wanted to do is make this more of a democracy and put these decisions into the hands of the community.

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 5:04 PM

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I don't like WW either and I don't think I should be flagged for stating an opinion. Then it would become a matter of judgment.

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 5:52 PM

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