Non-scale Victories & Other Weight Loss Miracles

December 5, 2008

The New Weight Watchers Momentum Plan

At this week’s meeting, we learned a little bit about the new Weight Watchers Momentum plan, which is sort of a FLEX/CORE hybrid. I think I’m going to like it.

For starters, we’re going to get all new plan materials. I am so all for getting new materials of any kind. I LOVE getting new booklets and stuff to read! I’ve now been a member for just over a year (my anniversary date was 11/28/2008, and it’s been quite some time since I’ve had new stuff to take home. Yes, I will readily admit that I’m a materials junkie!

Another important feature is the focus on eating more of what they’re calling “filling foods”, aka CORE foods, while tracking POINTS and your Good Health Guidelines. I think this is really great for FLEX folks like me, who may eat within our POINTS for the day, but might not eat the most “filling foods” with those POINTS.

Those members who have eTools have been given a bit more info about the changes. One of the other neat changes is that now all liquids count towards your 6-8 glasses. Granted, this doesn’t mean that you’ll get the same results downing a case of Diet Pepsi as you would drinking 64 ounces of water a day, but now my daily 20 ounce hazelnut coffees will count as part of my liquid requirement! Can you say, “Yeah, baby!”?



  1. Oh praise be. I had not heard yet about the water change. YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I get to count my Diet Coke at lunch!!!! 😀

    Comment by Annette — December 5, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

  2. The Momentum Plan is really a linguistic reworking of Flex and Core. There a few changes but for me not much has changed at all. I did Core for a while but found out that my ability to deal with hunger levels and portion sizes just didn’t jive so this time I started back using mostly Core foods but counting points. Anyone who has to stay on this program for any length of time soon realizes that the difference in the fullness factor between weight watchers 1 point cookies and cakes and a good medium baked potato filled with non fat cheese and sour cream and broccoli.
    One change I would like to see, but it will never happen is to throw away the scales and use a tape measure around the abdomen sort of like the Dr. Oz method. The scale just gets me so compulsive and sabotages the whole idea that I’m in this to eat healthfully, not to reach a certain number. The scale makes people forget that the idea is not to concentrate on the pounds lost but the benefits of eating healthfully.

    Comment by Pam — December 5, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

  3. Hi there,
    I found you on wwtweets. Like you I am a materials junkie!! LOL My meeting isn’t until Saturday and I’m excited to see what this is all about. I guess I should check out etools!! 🙂

    Comment by Natalia Burleson — December 8, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

  4. I can not afford the book or meeting will you share your book

    Comment by gary — December 27, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  5. I’m not able to go to meetings, could you please let a printable “points tracker” be available? Thank you so much

    Comment by Carol — January 2, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    • I’m afraid I can’t help you there. I’m a member, and not a Weight Watchers employee.

      If you have an online membership, you should be able to find a POINTS tracker on the Weight Watchers website, or be able to purchase a Three-Month Journal.

      If you’re not a member, the POINTS tracking information is proprietary information for members only, subject to trademark and copyright laws.

      Comment by Carol — January 2, 2009 @ 10:56 am

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