I went along with a friend on Sunday and did the terrible deed of stepping on the scales to find out my fate.
I did weight watchers some years ago when everything was pointed. I was looking forward to doing the weighing and pointing as it worked so well for me and taught me to control the calories. I've slipped into such bad habbits and really needed to get my head into something that would keep my eating at bay.
I am not sure how I feel about the 'simple start' plan. I find it similar to slimming world in some ways, which is a diet that I have tried and failed because of the awful stomach ache that I get due to the 'free foods' that I eat plenty of. I think this is why the pointing plan helps me because I can still eat the things I enjoy but in moderation.
I was a little disappointed that I wasn't given the choice to decide for myself whether to do the simple start or points plan. Nevertheless I am following the simple start plan and finding it ok so far. I have found using skimmed milk in my hot drinks absolutely fine, but did struggle with it on my cereal!
I'd be interested to hear from others how you find the simple start plan and to ask why everyone is started off on this different plan to start off with? Is it to get you thinking about chosing healthier foods to begin with then introducing all foods but in moderation?