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WW Plan for Me; Day 71 Documentation

Monday, December 02, 2019

I got some questions about the new WW program, so I think I can give you an idea in a few words. The actual points foods count have not changed, but now there are 3 programs: green with 100 zero point foods, blue with 200 zero point foods, and purple with 300 zero point foods. Then on each program you have a point total for things you do need to count.

Fruits and veggies (except a few starchy ones) are zero points on all 3 programs. The blue program includes beans, chicken and turkey, eggs, and fish as zero points. Purple adds whole grain pasta and grains, cottage cheese, tofu, and potatoes. You can switch programs, but must stick to one program for 2 weeks at a time.

The way I am looking at it is that I intuitively eat the zero point foods. What WW says is that you eat to satisfaction. I am going to try the middle program, blue, with 200 foods I eat intuitively. If I have trouble, I will go back to the green plan. If I do well, I will check out the purple plan and see if I can eat those healthy grains intuitively. If I do nail that one, someday I may try everything intuitively including bread and a few sweets. At this point I do think it is kind to give myself limits on foods I tend to overeat.

Have you been following WATERMELLEN? She has been sharing her wonderful experiment with kindness and intuitive eating. She's had so many good blogs recently, but this is her most recent popular blog award winner. Check it out if you haven't already.


I've have been admiring her greatly and almost jealous that while I've been struggling and gaining or maintaining a higher weight than I want, she's been getting kinder to herself and less obsessed with food. I am thinking with this plan I may have a way to get there, and even if not, I may find a way to get closer.

OK. Time for me to do the Day 71 Challenge walk with the dog. Perhaps I will add the documentation picture below in a half hour. Edit: added


Casey posing with his new favorite training treats:

Do you count everything or eat some things (or everything) intuitively?
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    I'm falling into old habits of not eating at all. I get busy or just don't feel like eating because I ignore my hunger signals. The down side of being raised by an anorexic. Sigh, I dread my thyroid test this week. I'm sure my levels are messed up because of me not eating. I've gained around ten pounds since my metabolism has tanked. I do so much better when I eat with friends or am forced to eat when we go out. Oh well, I'm a work in progress.
    42 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    45 days ago
    Sounds like an interesting change to the WW program. Hope it works for you! Watermellen is such a great thinker which is why she produces such amazing blogs. I was happy I found her in the big Spark land.
    You are fun and inspirational to follow as well in that you never give up your running dreams in spite of health challenges.
    Keep on being amazing!
    49 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I'd love to end up like Ellen. She did say it is a matter of trust. But I should read the book first.
    BTW you are doing awesome and being attentive.
    49 days ago
    What a nice blog!! It sounds to me as if WW is encouraging IE through its 3 programs from a "tailored to fit" perspective that suits our common "experiment of one" philosophy.

    Whatever works is what I think . . . and by working we probably ALL mean to maximize our sense of health and joy physically, emotionally and spiritually.

    49 days ago
    I track it all, even when I go off the wagon. I tend to go overboard with trigger foods.
    50 days ago
    I still count everything
    50 days ago
    I DO count everything I eat so I am aware because my type 2 diabetes demands it. BUT I am thinking differently about food. I don't feel deprived, for example, skipping chocolate cake, because I am aware of how it makes me feel. As long as I stay w/whole foods, I'm ok. NO cravings, and don't have reason to be upset with myself for a slip. They happen infrequently, fortunately.

    LOVE Casey posing w/his favorite training snack. LIlly favors mini-milkbones, and she'd do just about anything for one! LOL
    50 days ago
    I count calories.
    50 days ago
    Still figuring out what I'm doing... LOL! I ate everything intuitively all week, last week. Then "wrote it down" yesterday. One day at a time, with kindness, and yes, you know I'm following WATERMELLEN's approach to intuitive eating. emoticon
    50 days ago
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