Points Plus Shockers & Surprises

by DanicasDaily on November 30, 2010

Happy Biggest Loser Day all!  It’s honestly one of my favorite days of the week just because I get a little motivational boost watching the show.  I am not sure if I have a favorite yet though.

Thanks to all of you for being patient today while my site was down.  It’s kinda cool to think that we had so much Weight Watcher LOVE going on that it crashed my site twice in one day.  Hopefully it’s fixed and won’t happen again.

Thanks for all the great comments and ideas for working the new program on my last post.  It is great to know that we all have each other to bounce ideas off as we work the new Weight Watchers Points Plus Program.  I am sure it is just as fun for you all to read each other’s comments as it is for me Smile


We made HUGE progress today and I think it might just be ready for everyone to get started on Thursday.  I am soooo excited!

Today I discover that some of my FAVORITE things didn’t have their points values change when switched to Points+

Like hard boiled eggs (2 points+)

Hardboiled Egg

I think the fruit I am MOST excited about being ZERO points is bananas!!! I have a feeling you all will be seeing them a lot for awhile Open-mouthed smile (2 pts+ for the cheese)

Protein Plate

Tall nonfat Decaf Latte with caramel drizzle on top (2 points+)

Starbuck's Red Cups

Sometimes life can be so ironic.  I actually had to miss our work Boot Camp today to go to pick up Nation’s Pies for everyone to eat pie.

No worries though, I didn’t have a single BLT (bite, lick or taste) because I was too busy enjoying my delicious Leftover Honey Glazed Chipotle Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad.

Chicken leftovers

Organic Romaine Lettuce

Organic Broccoli Florets

Organic Cucumber Slices

Organic Tomatoes

3 oz Leftover Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 oz Leftover Honey Glazed Chipotle Chicken

1 Tbsp Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (for crouton like crunch)

A sprinkle of chopped chives because I needed to use them

All topped with a little FULL FAT Ranch (which didn’t change in points either!)

THIS is why I make leftovers! So tasty (10 points+ and completely satisfying)

Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Mid afternoon snacks ~ Cashes (2 pts+), Cheese (2 pts+) and a honey crisp apple (0 pts+).  Oh and it’s totally normal to use Halloween plates in December Winking smile

Halloween Snack Plate

I was pretty excited when I was pondering recipes for tonight and I checked the stats of my FAVORITE Shrimp Scampi Recipe had not changed Open-mouthed smile

Shrimp Scampi

I put a slight spin on this recipe because I served it with 1 cup of steamed broccoli to bulk it up and served it over 1 cup multi-grain pasta (9 points+).

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

After logging everything into my tracker I realized I STILL had points left, and after calculating the stats I realized that Dove Caramel Milk Chocolates didn’t change points values either Smile 2  for 2 points+!  (They really are 1 point+ each, even if you have the 5 piece serving!)

Dove Miniatures

I have to admit one of my struggles before with Weight Watchers and Points was staying within my points and not breaking into my flex points (Weekly Points Allowance).  Now, I am completely digging the fact that I might be “challenged’ to get all my daily points in Open-mouthed smile


Tell me what do you want to see in our support group and win a Points Plus Calculator!


1.  Have you had any Weight Watchers Points Plus shockers or surprises? 

For me, I was shocked to discover that the 1 point Bagel Thins are now 3 points!  However, I am pleasantly surprised knowing my favorite chocolate, recipe and eggs are the same.

Night all!

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