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With all the excitment of the new  WeightWatchers 360° program, and the focus on giving members 360° of support, including the official WeightWatchers twitter and Facebook accounts, I thought it might be time to back up this blog with a Facebook presence!   I’m hoping that members will be able to reach out to me there,  as well as connect with each other outside of the meeting room, to build closer relationships and get more support!   Check it out and share it with your friends! The New Kirsty – Runner, Weight Watchers Leader and Work in Progress  

Guest Post – Inching towards ‘onederland’.

Recently, with the impending launch of WeightWatchers 360°, I thought it would be fun to look at the Program through the eyes of a member.  I thought it would be interesting to see how they work the program, and how the transition to 360° impacts them. I asked 2 members to help me, 2 members of different generations, 2 members with different life experiences and points of view.  I’d like to introduce you to Karen.  I love her perspective on the program.  She originally got her Lifetime Membership 2 years before I as born, so she has seen many incarnations […]

Guest Post – “Why did you join Weight Watchers?”

Recently, with the impending launch of WeightWatchers 360°, I thought it would be fun to look at the Program through the eyes of a member.  I thought it would be interesting to see how they work the program, and how the transition to 360° impacts them. I asked 2 members to help me, 2 members of different generations, 2 members with different life experiences and points of view.  First off, we have Christina, representing  the under 25s. I hope you enjoy this look at the program from different perspective. ________________________________________________ “Why did you join Weight Watchers?” Good question. Let’s back […]

WeightWatchers Changes Are Coming, and they call it 360°

  I have to admit it, every year when the teasers start coming in our staff emails, I get a little nervous. Everyone fears change. Our members fear change. They trust the program that they know, so when we tell them we’re changing it, it causes fear. Here’s the thing I’ve learned over the years though, WeightWatchers always changes for the best!   When we first launched PointsPlus in 2010, I was one of the resistant ones.  They introduced us to the program, and asked us to start living it, 3 weeks before a race I was training for, and there was […]

Once a year…

There is one day a year that everyone gets to be selfish.  A day where they get to put themselves first. It’s even okay for them to expect the people who care about them to put them first as well. Once a year, everyone gets a ME day, everyone gets a birthday. The lucky people out there get someone who cares about them so much that they will go out of their way and make special plans. The lucky people have someone who will do their very best to bring together everything that matters to them, to one place and time, to show […]

Do unto others…

as you would have them do unto you.   I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I’ve been thinking about how I treat the people in my life, and how they treat me in return. I’m a very trusting person and I care deeply about the people in my life. I try to treat others as I would like to be treated. I think that if you lie, mistreat, or take advantage of the people in your life, you deserve what comes to you. I believe in Karma. I believe that you get what you give. I will continue […]

Should I use my weekly PointsPlus allowance?

Every now & again I check out my website’s stats, and I take a look at what search terms are bringing you here. This one comes up at lot: Should I use my weekly PointsPlus allowance?   Well, first of all, let me make it clear that this is my own personal opinion, based on how I live the Plan, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Weight Watchers.   Let me tell you how I personally use my PointsPlus Values. First of all, we have three PointsPlus “banks”.  We have our Daily PointsPlus Allowance (DPA), our Weekly PointsPlus allowance(WPA), […]

The elusive ‘runner’s high’.

For the most part, yesterday was a nondescript day. It was supposed to be a rest day, but because I missed Tuesday’s 30′ easy due to an upset tummy, I knew I had to get out and run. I avoided & procrastinated like a master.  I just didn’t want to get out there.  My running experiences over the last 2 months have left me with a bad taste in my mouth.  It has been so long since I’ve been able to just go out and run, and enjoy it, that I haven’t been feeling motivated to get out there and run. But […]

Worst Marathon Ever.

“The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.”  – Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ   I’ve always known that marathon training was not just about getting the body ready to run 42.2km.  There is so much more to the marathon than just running.  Your body can run. It just puts one foot in front of the other, […]

I believe…

It came to me in the middle of my last marathon. I had run most of the race with my friend James, but I needed a porta-potty stop, and he didn’t, so we parted ways around the 32km mark. When I came out of the porta-potty, he was long gone, and I used it as motivation to try and keep his orange shirt in my sights. Kilometers 32-40 were pretty tough for me during the 2012 BMO Vancouver Marathon.  The long & flat Sea Wall was mentally tough.  Every time you turned a corner, you could see so much more […]