December 2nd, 2010

Arg! Hate it when I don't ask questions at meeting...

Hi, everyone!  Went to my meeting last night and was super excited to get all my new materials.  Not super excited about having to look up points values again, but it's all part of the process, so I'll live with it.  I purchased a new points calculator, which will make life much easier, however I'm having a bit of a problem.  I thought I could figure out how to use the calculator, so I didn't ask for help from my leader.  Guess what?  I can't figure out what number to put in for carbs!  I know that sounds so stupid, but I don't know if I should be putting the "Total Carbs" or what to enter.  For example:

On a favorite "go to" snack bar that I love, here's what's listed:

Total Carbohydrates  11g
   Dietary Fiber 1g
   Sugars 0g
   Sugar Alcohols 5g
   Other Carbs 4g

I entered 11g for carbs into the calculator.  Do any of you know if that would be correct?  I don't want to wait until my next meeting and then find out I've been doing this wrong for a whole week.

P.S.  I have no idea what sugar alcohols are... how sad I didn't know what was in my food.  I think this new plan is going to be great for my general knowledge about what I'm putting in my mouth!!


I'm sorry, this is a gripe.

I am really starting to hate the WW message boards, seriously. Actually I hardly ever use them due to elitism (them, not me) but I had some questions about the new PP plan so I started browsing and I think it is really, really, REALLY stupid that you can no longer assign point values to food while on the boards. So if you have a legitimate "I'm really confused, could someone tell me how many points this that or whatever has" question, you won't get an answer. Actually yes you will, you'll get ten people saying "THAT IS PROPRIETARY INFORMATION WE CANNOT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ON THE MESSAGE BOARDS ASK AT A MEETING BLAH BLAH BLAH." 

Why exactly then are the boards even public? Don't they exist so that people ON Weight Watchers can help each other???? Can't WW just banish the general public who isn't paying to be a member from seeing the message boards? I'm sure it wouldn't be THAT hard for WW to sync meeting members with online members so that we can all see the message boards but no one else can.

UGH UGH UGH i'm sorry i just think this is really stupid