Monday, October 11, 2010

Calculating Points for Day

Here is how to calculate your points that you get for the day:

Your personal daily points target-use this formula.
1. Are you female? score 2
Male? score 8
A nursing mom? score 12

2. how old are you?
17-26 score 4
27-37 score 3
38-47 score 2
48-58 score 1
over 59 score 0

3. What do you weigh?
Enter the first two digits of your weight in pounds (for example, if you weigh 199, you will add 19 to your score)

4. How tall are you?
under 5'1" score 0
5'1"-5'10" score 1
over 5'10" score 2

5. How do you spend most of your day?
sitting down? score 0
occasionally sitting? score 2
walking most of the time? score 4
doing physically hard work most of the time? score 6

Now add them all together and you have your daily point total.

You also get 35 bonus points to use however and whenever you want during the week. They do not cary over from week to week. You are supposed to track your weight once per week and that is the first day of your points week as well.

For activity points, figure one point for every 15 minutes of exercise (that makes you sweat).


  1. Hee! Welcome to the dark side. WW is very effective- I lost around 50 pounds on it in 2008.

  2. Robin, I'm starting Jenny Craig this week. It's expensive, but I've used it before and it works well. I'll let you know how it goes.

    All my health numbers are getting worse -- constant stress from grad school + obesity = :( and time to do something.