Calculate How Many Weight Watchers Points You Get A Day

It involves some fairly simple math so have a piece of paper and a pen handy!

(1) Are you:

Female? = 2 Points

Male? = 8 Points

A Nursing Mom? = 12 Points

(2) How old are you?

17 – 26? = 4 Points

27 – 37? = 3 Points

38 – 47? = 2 Points

48 – 58? = 1 Point

Over 58? = 0 Points

(3) What do you weigh?

Enter the first 2 digits of your weight in pounds.

Example, if you weigh 183 pounds, use 18. If you weigh less then 100 pounds enter the first digit of your weight in pounds; example, if you weigh 98 pounds, enter 9.

(4) How tall are you?

Under 1.55 m (5’1″) = o Points

1.55m to 1.78m (5’1″ – 5’10”) = 1 Point

Over 1.78m (5’10”) = 2 Points

(5) On most days of the week, how do you spend most of your day?

Sitting down (ex. receptionist, bus driver, office worker) = 0 Points

Occasionally sitting, but mainly standing (ex. sales person, housewife, cook, teacher) = 2 Points

Walking most of the time (ex. waiter, mailman) = 4 Points

Doing physically hard word most of the time (ex. nurse, gardener, construction worker) = 6 Points

The total is your Daily Points Target!

Quick note, if your total is less than 18 your daily points targer is 18. If your total is more than 44 your daily points target is 44.

Make sure to retake the quiz as your weight goes down, as you age or if your activity level changes!

16 Responses to “Calculate How Many Weight Watchers Points You Get A Day”

  1. Megan September 21, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Do you know how old this system is? My husband and I are doing WW and I have a book from 2004 that calls for a different scale. My husband weighs in the 300+ range and it gives him 33 points. This scale would give him 44. Right now he seems to be fine with what he’s eating (even coming in under) and losing weight…

    • shrinkingwmn September 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

      Hi Megan, the book and slider I am using are from 2007. Who knew there could be such a drastic difference in points from 2004 to 2007! If the info your husband is using is working for him I say go with that; why mess with a system that works? Good luck to both of you! :)

  2. barelydigested February 24, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    There is also a completely new Points counting system, so this only works with the old program. Which is great if that is the reading material you have, but would leave you hungry if you were folling the PointsPlus system!

    • shrinkingwmn February 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

      Yeah, I have heard about the new program. I don’t actually go to meetings because I can’t afford them so back before this new program was put in place my mom got extra copies of the books etc (she goes to the meetings) and I have been working the WW program on my own. :) I decided that since I am perfectly happy with the program I am using and getting results there is no need to switch to the new system, I mean hey, it ain’t broke so why fix it? lol. Thanks for reading my blog! :)

      • Lorie January 19, 2015 at 8:28 am #

        I actually first went on ww about 3 years ago. I was unemployed and couldn’t afford meetings and to use the new program. My friend went on the old system and lost over100 pounds in less than a year she had the old book and point slider she gave to me and I just used it at home with a good scale I lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks. My friends daughter is on the new system which counts crabs instead of fat like the old she wanted to lose 10 pounds and it took her a month using the new system diligently and it took her a month to lose 10 pounds but with the old system I lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks, the old system works for me so I just keep using it. However I am sure there are good things about the new system but even my friends daughter who is using the new system said it is a good system but takes much longer to lose weight on than the old system.

      • shrinkingwmn January 22, 2015 at 2:07 am #

        Hi. I was the same way, when I first did weight watchers I couldn’t afford the meetings so I got a slider and book from my mom and did it on my own. It took a long time for me to lose the weight, my body doesn’t like to give up its fat stores lol, but it did come off slowly but surely. I never managed to lose 2lbs or more each week, usually I’d lose around 1lb a week or so, but I kept at it and it did work. I haven’t completely immersed myself in the new program yet, I have the calculator and the books I am just lacking the commitment to really buckle down and follow the rules, sigh. I couldn’t say with any certainty if weight loss is faster with the old program when compared to the new one, I know people who are following the new program and losing weight at the same speed as when they were on the old program, I think it has more to do with the individual and what their body wants. Mine for instance never wants to lose weight, doesn’t matter how hard core I am with following a program I will never lose more than a pound a week, it is how I am built, but other people can lose way more than I in a week, something I am quite jealous of lol I say use whatever works for you cause in the end that is all that matters! :)

  3. Colleen Jacobs February 3, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    Hi, Do you have an extra points slider I can buy from you or get? Colleen

    • shrinkingwmn February 4, 2014 at 2:30 am #

      Hi Colleen! I’ll take a look and see if I can find a spare one, I’ll let you know in a day or so. :)

      • Colleen Jacobs February 4, 2014 at 4:54 am #

        You are sooooooooooooooooo Awesome!!! I really appreciate it!! God Bless!! Colleen

  4. Colleen Jacobs February 3, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    Please Help!! The new program I don’t lose any weight on and I lost lots of weight when I was using my points slider!!!!!!

    • shrinkingwmn June 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Oh my goodness I’m so sorry! I didn’t see that you had commented again, I didn’t mean to ignore you! I’m sorry Colleen but I couldn’t find a spare slider or books and since I every now and then toy with going back on WW I don’t really wanna sell mine…maybe you could tell me what info you want and I could scan the pages and email them to you?

  5. Kristina Alongis June 23, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Hello I did thus a couple years ago j gave call the stuff so I don’t want want to pay again does any know how many points a day u get if you wiegh 220 I’m 5’5 and 30 years ok thank u so much!

    • shrinkingwmn June 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

      what is your activity level?
      If you spend most of your day sitting you get 27 points a day. If you sit occasionally but mainly stand you get 29 points a day. If you are doing physically hard work you get 33 points a day.
      Keep in mind this is using the old system, to calculate your daily points, using the new system you would need to look up that information because I know it is quite different from the version of Weight Watchers I did.
      Hope that helped! :)

  6. Gettin this crap off! October 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Hello my name is Monique, guess i will be doing the old program. THROW BACK! It worked for me and im reading the comments on this new program and im concerned this one may not work for me. So im going to go on Amazon and look for old books,sliders, scale even!

    • shrinkingwmn October 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

      Good luck! Let me know how it goes! I’m sure you’ll do awesome! :)


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