Ok, ok, so it won’t technically be here until tomorrow for meeting members. That’s when leaders will start distributing the new program materials to members and explain everything. However,the Weight Watchers website got a bit facelift overnight and has been converted to Weight Watchers 360 already.
Since I’ve been getting so many new readers this week (welcome!) looking for information about the new plan. I took a few minutes and grabbed a bunch of screen captures to show the new look and feel of the website. It also gives a pretty idea of the direction things will be going now with the program. Personally, I’m VERY excited about these changes and can’t wait to get the full explanation at my meeting tomorrow!
Weight Watchers 360
When I first launched the site this morning, I was greeted with this welcome screen. As always, you can click the image for a larger view which will open in a new window/tab.
After reading that and clicking the Take a Look button, I was at the revamped home page. Wow, it definitely looks different! Did you notice? Even the logo at the top has change. The three-color swirl icon is gone! (Note: This was before I set up Spaces and Routines, so that will look different once I have — more on that later.)
Wondering where the recipe of the day, tips, etc. went? No worries. They’re still around, but they’ve been moved below your daily Tracking, Spaces, and Routines section. That makes perfect sense to me since I’ll be using my daily tools much more frequently that the other stuff.
I knew this was going to take some time to delve through everything, so I took a little break at this point to make some coffee, grab a bite to eat for breakfast, and get in some of my squats for the day as part of the Christmas Squat Challenge I’m doing in December. Once all that was out of the way, it was time to learn more about the new program.
First up was Spaces. Each week (or day, if needed), you can select which Space scenario is the most applicable for what you’ll be doing. Since I’ll be home studying all day, I selected the At Home option. Once I’d made that selection, I was presented with several different tips for how to best handle being at home all day. I love that they’ve added an option to bookmark topics, too. This makes it quick and easy to get back to those tips you found most helpful, struggle with the most, etc. They’ve even broken it down into tips for Planning Ahead and tips for those Panic Moments we all have from time to time. Love that!
Next up was learning more about Routines. Just like with Spaces, the first time you click on Routines, there is a brief tutorial on how to set it up.
After that, you are presented options for 16 different healthy habit routines. Each routine will give you a brief general description and how you how many other members are currently working on that particular routine as well. You can select up to three of these routines to work on that day, week, etc.
If you want to learn more about any particular routine, just click on it. A window will pop-up to give you more information why it’s important, ways to help make it a habit, along with links to any related articles for that particular routine.
Once you have decided which routines to focus on for that day, the Routines page is updated. You will now see the three routines you chose along with an option to make them complete when you have fulfilled them for the day. Think of it as the Healthy Checks in the food tracker, but for routines instead.
Updated Home Page
After I made my way through Spaces and Routines, I went back to my main home page in eTools. By this time, I’d already eaten breakfast, done some exercise, marked off some of my Healthy Checks, learned about Spaces, and selected my Routines on which I’ll be focusing. My home page now had the full revamped look & feel.
As you can see, my Daily Points Target info has updated. One of the things I spotted immediately was there’s no longer that 10-15 minute lag time for that information to be updated between the Tracker and the home page. In fact, when I closed my Tracker after entering my breakfast, I watched it change on-the-fly right before my eyes. Rather than just swapping the number, it clicked down each of the PointsPlus I had consumed. As a computer geek, I thought that was pretty cool.
As you can also see, I can now swap my Spaces selection right from the home page. I know I’ll be doing my week grocery shopping tomorrow, so when I log in tomorrow morning before my meeting, I can switch my Spaces from At Home to Shopping and review all the tips for that to prepare.
You also have the option to check off your Routines from the home page as well. Not only is having them on the home screen a great reminder to be working on making those Routines a part of your daily healthy habits, it makes it quick and easy to check them off without having to open up the Routines page.
If you look right above the Routines section, you’ll also notice that your Daily Tokens have also moved to the home page. Woo Hoo!! I know it’s a little thing, but I was really happy to see this. In the past the only way you could see the Daily Tokens was to go to your My Profile page. This is so much easier and again, a great reminder to make sure to track your food, get some exercise, and mark off those Healthy Checks on a daily basis.
Another nice feature is that your Message Boards, Groups, Challenges, etc. are also linked right on your home page now. If you look just to the right on my avatar (profile photo), you’ll noticed the links for those as well. Again, this was something I had to visit the My Profile page or go to the My Community tab in the menu bar to get to in the past, so I love having it right on the home page now. Nicely done, Weight Watchers web developers!
Since the rest of the site got a face lift, it only makes sense that the My Tools section would as well. If you aren’t already familiar with My Tools, it’s basically a portal for all the basic program information you might need. Here’s a peek at the new look & feel for it.
Of course, all of the sub-pages from My Tools have the new look and feel, too. Here’s a peek at the updated Power Start page.
I love the new look and feel of the website! As I mentioned at the beginning, I’m even more excited than ever now for my meeting tomorrow. It makes me beyond happy to see Weight Watchers make a program change that isn’t focused as much as food, but more on behavior changes. I’m a serial Weight Watchers member, so knowing what I should be eating has never been the problem for me. It’s been my behaviors that have always been my stumbling block to success.
Please stop back again tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be posting more photos & thoughts once I receive the materials and hear everything explained by my leader.
So, what do you think of the new look? Are you excited about the new Weight Watchers 360 changes? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
UPDATE: If you came here looking for information about Weight Watchers 360, you might want to check my other Weight Watchers 360 posts!!
Until next time …
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Weight Watchers in any way other than as a paying member. These thoughts & opinions are entirely my own and I was not compensated in any form for this post.