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New weight watchers points formula

Thought this was helpful - new way to calculate your points for weight watachers.

Weight Watchers Updated: Your personal daily points target- use this formula

1. Are you
female?- score 2
Male?- score 8
A nursing mom?- score 12

2. How old are you?
17-26- score 4
27-37- score 3
38-47- score 2
48-58- score 1
over 58- score 0

3.What do you weigh?
Enter the first two digits of your weight in pounds.
(for example, if you weight 199, you will add 19 to your score)

4. How tall are you?
Under 5’1- score 0
5’1-5’10- score 1
Over 5’10- score 2

5. How do you spend most of your day?
Sitting down? score 0
Occasionally sitting? score 2
Walking most of the time? score 4
Doing physically hard work most of the time? score 6

Now add them all together and that’s your daily total. It might be higher for some. My WW coordinator said if this is the case, take the difference between your new and old and divide it in half and then add that much to your previous total.

Sat. Feb 17, 2:21pm

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ooooh thx

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 6:05 PM

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what about the extra 35 a week do they still allow those points??

Sunday, February 18, 2007, 10:25 PM

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yes, you still get the 35 flex points per week to be used at your discretion.

Sunday, February 18, 2007, 11:27 PM

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so, what do you add if you're trying to maintain your weight instead of lose weight? do you just add 4 more points?


Sunday, March 18, 2007, 10:04 PM

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I don't understand the last paragraph in the points figuring. As you lose, points go down, so why would you add some?


Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 10:10 AM

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I think what they mean is that if you were on the old points program and were allowed 22 points per day and then switched to this and it works out to 24 points per day you would take the difference 24-22=2 and divide that in half = 1 and add it to your previous daily points 22 + 1= 23. as your weight goes down from there on I suspect you would just follow the new way???
Hope that made some sense. :-)

does anyone know how the maintenance works, I'm curious too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 11:44 PM

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New weight watchers points formula makes sense, thanks!

Friday, November 16, 2007, 3:01 PM

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What if you only nurse 2 times a night now. I have weaned daytime feedings. What would the points total be then??

Sunday, January 13, 2008, 8:30 PM

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What if you only nurse 2 times a night and have weaned the daytime feedings? How would you figure that??

Sunday, January 13, 2008, 8:31 PM

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You give yourself 2 points for every nursing session you have each day. So if you are nursing twice a night, thats 4 points.

Monday, May 12, 2008, 4:40 PM

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