Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hey Banana-You've Come a Long Way Baby!

Hello Retro WW Fans! I sincerely apologize for my lengthy absence.

You see, I have been very busy working, playing, Christmasing, and yes...following the brand NEW Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program. (And getting back into my skinny jeans in the process, I might add).

It's a little awkward, because as you all know, I didn't have much success on the 1972 WW Program. Part of it was my inability to stay on plan for more than a few days at a time. It was just too strict... And too time consuming.

But I still have an obsession with all things Retro WW. Which is why I pulled out my 1972 Revised WW Cookbook this week and started looking through it for recipes that might be PointsPlus friendly. FYI-There are many. And I will begin to share them with you as I incorporate them into my menu.

However, during my recipe search, I was reminded of a shocking discovery. Apparently, in 1972--Bananas were evil.

That's right. Bananas were only permitted once per week. And they had to be rotated on a tri-weekly basis with cherries and grapes. So if you were lucky, you'd get one--maybe two--bananas per month! And furthermore, on the day you ate a banana you were not permitted to eat any other fruit - be it apple, pear or pineapple. Let's face it--you had to REALLY want that naughty little banana.

The horror! The shame!

I am enjoying the freedom of zero PointsPlus bananas on the current Weight Watchers program so much, I had almost completely forgotten about the fact that bananas were forbidden fruit for the Retro WW gal. So here I am. Downing one (sometimes two) bananas per day like it's my job. And it... feels... fabulous!

Let us now sing the praises of our beloved banana! Raise your fruit bowls in the air and cheer! That is one liberated fruit!


Ally said...

I always feel like fruit has so much sugar. I know that sounds wrong but on some lowcarb plans bananas are encouraged.

Good luck in 2011! I'll be starting my yearly diet again on 1/2.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi, Welcome back....yay for that, and yay for the no point fruit!! All the best for the new year!

This Mid 30s Life said...

I did WW points years ago and loved it, after reading that I'm intrigued by their new system so will check it out. Have 10kg to lose - argh!!!

Never knew the banana had such a rough time. They're having the last laugh now though.

Ann said...

Until I started PointsPlus, I didn't remember just how much I loved bananas! Fruit and veggies are now my friends --- very good friends.

Averyl said...

I'm really curious how the new PointsPlus will work out with no limit to the bananas!