Anyway, I finished the adoption and was able to make it back into town in time to attend the open house. I know this Saturday's meeting is going to be packed beyond all belief (there was no meeting last Saturday because of the holiday). So, I wanted to beat the rush and get the new materials sooner than later. The program is a little different than before, in that all fruits and most vegetables are now 0 points. This makes total sense to me. I eat a lot of fruits and it always bugged me to have to log so many points for them (seeing as how they're good for me and all). The calculation for points has gotten more complex. Instead of just counting fat and calories, it's now necessary to calculate Fiber, Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat. To that end, WW sells a little calculator (I know, it sounds like a racket, but it was only a few bucks). I get 29 points per day, and an additional 49 per week (which I can use all at once on a special occasion, use a few a day, or not use at all).
I am now officially obsessed with the calculator. It took me nearly two hours to complete my grocery shopping on Monday night, because I calculated the points value of every other item in the store. I can't believe I haven't worn out the battery yet. If it's edible* and doesn't involve the carcass of a dead animal, I've calculated it.
Anyway, I've got my first weigh-in on Saturday, so we'll see how I'm doing. I'm headed to a moms' night out on Friday and may or may not behave. I'm planning to drink my extra points vs eating them, though. It's all about balance, ya'll.
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