53 Points-Are You Kidding!

Written by moonstone722 (marcee) on 11/29/2010 9:28 AM | COMMENTS (20)

For the last few weeks I've been trying out the new program. I love the concept and the fact that WW has incorporated the latest research on weight loss into the program. Here's what I don't like. I have to eat 53 points every day. Sure I can do that if I eat processed foods, and it's very hard for me to do that eating power foods.

I could eat foods such as full fat cheese, for example, or nut butters, more bread, etc. I want to stay as close as possible to the power foods. This should be very interesting. Right now I can't add anything because I can't get to "Your plan".  I'm game, I'm patient, and I will succeed. here's what I need to make this plan work:

P- Patience
O- Organization
W- Weigh in Weekly
E- Exercise
R- Resourcefulness

F- Focus
O- Originality
O- Ongoing support
D- Diligence
S- Steadfastness

How about you, how will you make this new plan work, especially if you have a lot of daily points to use?

Categories: My weight loss


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  • Post Image lmarie25x (laura)

    1/6/2014 8:49 PM
    I get 33 points a day. I joined on Jan. 2 2014. I stayed within my points daily except for one day and ive lost 4lbs so far. Its not an official loss as it hasnt been a full week, but i usually weigh myself everyday anyways. I feel satisfied. Im not stuffed or starving. If i dont eat all my points, i dont let it bother me. I think another problem is people are eating too many fruits because they are 0 points. You can still gain weight from too much fruit


  • Post Image tiffany-espinoza2014 (tiffany)

    1/6/2014 7:54 PM
    im in the same boat i weigh 330 and hv 52 points its to many points for me im fool its barely my second day


  • Post Image scopp24 (sean)

    6/26/2013 11:42 PM
    I've got 69 and can only manage to eat 35 a day max. I have a very large bone structure so when I weigh 240lbs I'm pretty skinny. 6'6" and currently 330lbs. Not sure what to do. Can't find much help from weight watchers online.


  • Post Image susanwyatt79 (susan)

    4/3/2013 1:59 PM
    Do allotted points depend on age, gender, weight, etc? I only got 29 points and I'm starving. I actually upped mine to 32 (which was the max for me). I'm trying not to use the weekly points but find it hard not to. I have only been on the program for a week and I do exercise daily which is why I'm probably hungry all the time. So far I have lost 2 lbs so it seems to be working.


  • Post Image chrisfire (christine )

    2/1/2013 10:21 PM
    I just joined WW online today, and happened to notice that all of the WW success stories state that people lost their weight on a "prior plan". I started looking around the web site in hopes of seeing success stories with Points Plus and I found this thread. All of these posts are making me very nervous!


  • Post Image gillessue

    1/25/2013 6:50 PM
    Oh, and I think it's ridiculous you can't drop it lower than 3 points below their target. If I gained at 48 while earning 44 activity points (I told you I really pushed myself...), then the number is obviously too high.


  • Post Image gillessue

    1/25/2013 6:46 PM
    This used to be my mom's account, so I was eating 37-39 points for the first 3 weeks and losing 3 lbs/week. I heard the points weren't right for my age/height, so I changed it to my info. It gave me 51 points! I dropped it to 48. I didn't use any weekly points at all, stayed at/under every day, and I bumped up my exercise, which had been almost non-existent. I gained a pound. Now, I've changed my plan to not swap any points, and I'm only using 38.


  • Post Image efraley73 (evan)

    1/19/2013 8:50 PM
    Ever think that the reason you are not losing weight, is because you are under eating for you body size? I also get a vast amount of points, but the reason is because my body needs to adjust to the proper portion rather than what I was eating. The more I stick with my points for the day, I will drop more points per week and be ready to eat less. How are your activity points per week? I try to get at least 49 un used activity points a week to maximize my high point goal.


  • Post Image tbeauton (todd)

    1/17/2013 9:31 PM
    The amount of points I get is insane. I get 71 points a day. I'm only using 40 max.


  • Post Image greekdish (nick)

    9/27/2012 2:06 PM
    I 41 yrs old, 6'3, and weigh 330 pounds. I started at 340 before trying LoseIt, just counting calories, and I lost 10 lbs. I joined Weight Watchers because I wanted to compare the 2 programs and see which is better. I went down to 329, but now I am back to 331 after 2 weeks of WW online. I have friggin 67 points to use... thats ridiculous. LoseIt.com counts the calories I eat from a fresh fruit salad, WW does not. Im startng to question already the points system.


  • Post Image topher1972 (chris)

    7/29/2012 12:53 AM
    Week 1 on WW points plus and lost 5 lbs. Seems to be effortless. I am a 40 year old male that started at 293lbs with a height of 6'1". Feeling Great, losing weights so far and never hungry. Like this.


  • Post Image colmaria (colleen)

    6/26/2012 11:10 PM
    gained 4 pounds and it isn't working going to quit asap starving and gaining something is wrong studies showing people only on average losing 8 lbs in 12 weeks not enough motivation for me when I am starving all the time got to worth more that 8lbs in 12 weeks this plan is not good


  • Post Image cabaugher (charlotte)

    6/21/2012 8:57 PM
    53 points? And below me I read 49 points? I have 26 points and I'm having a hard time not being hungry all day long.


  • Post Image gugg0007 (melissa)

    6/11/2012 10:43 PM
    I had 49 points to eat and at first found it hard but then realized that I have not been successful at weight loss doing it "my own way" so I decided to trust this program as it has documented successes and people who attest to it working. I felt like I was eating all the time but have lost nearly 10lbs in 3 weeks so I see that doing it their way seems to work better. Plus, when I reached a milestone, my point value was decreased; makes sense to me. Best of luck, stick with it.


  • Post Image wwmaturemom

    5/22/2012 11:52 AM
    Sadly the points plus plan has made me leave WW. In the past the mtgs and online tools kept me on track but now my yo-yo results are no better than when I was trying to lose weight alone. I understand the attempt to push more fruits into my diet, but I find the new plan "punishes" the occasional cocktail, pasta dinner, etc. I feel guilty or constantly deny myself - which for me is a recipe for failure. I tried going back to the old plan, but it doesn't coordinate with the meetings.


  • Post Image mhazard2 (lorraine)

    5/20/2012 1:53 PM
    I'm having the same issue.. there are no sample plans for us.. :(


  • Post Image sooki01 (lucinda)

    5/18/2012 1:23 PM
    Hi, I have been on 28 points for 5 days. So far it looks as if I am gaining weight, not losing. Is this common? Does anyone else have this problem with WW?


  • Post Image brandonclark (brandon)

    5/3/2012 10:07 AM
    I currently get 61 points, and only use about 35-40 of them. I couldn't possibly eat all of them without, like you said, adding calorie dense foods. I am only on week 3, but have lost almost 14lbs. I am taking a gain this week, less than half a pound, but I don't know if it's my body adjusting to the 14lbs or if I am getting too many points.


  • Post Image phyzix5761

    4/3/2012 10:41 AM
    You don't have to eat all of your target points every day. "Each day, you can eat any combination of foods you’d like, while staying within your daily PointsPlus Target." Source: http://www.weightwatchers.com/plan/int/planguide_02.aspx If you are gaining weight eat less than your alloted points.


  • Post Image zoeyxelizabeth (zoey)

    3/18/2012 7:22 PM
    I only get 26 points. ):




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