I won't be staying with the official Weight Watchers site in the new year. Even though I think it is a good value and it had some good tips, and I would recommend it, I am not a meeting person, and a good look at the budget this week means that money is going to go elsewhere. I'm pretty convinced that any tracking system will help you; overall, theirs seems pretty balanced and healthy lifestyle oriented. I will be continuing to work on the weight loss, though, mostly because I feel better when I weigh less.
I found a great I phone app that uses the new points plus system for tracking. I've used the new WW system for three months, so I can say that the new points system allows for my eating restrictions without a lot of hassle, or feeling stressed or depressed. My anaphylactic allergies mean I can't eat anything 'low fat' (poultry, eggs, fish, shellfish), mangoes, melons or peanuts. Every other diet plan I have looked at over the years suggests eating strictly low fat proteins, and normally melons as a primary fruit because they are filling and low calorie, or seriously penalizes you for having to eat beef or pork (this was an issue with the former WW point system) because they are trying to encourage 'lower fat/lower calorie' intake. The new one doesn't do that.
So, my sewing plans for SWAP are going to be a little fluid, because I am losing weight. I didn't think I was, and then I started sewing clothes this week and needing to take them in. Seriously? But, the pants pattern fit in October!
This is good, and bad at the same time. Good because I feel better, and look better. Bad because it means that I am going to be putting energy into transitional clothing. I already put three tops I made this summer that fit really well then into the black bags of blessing this week, along with two pairs of nice tailored pants. My new resolution is no tailored pants until I've stabilized.