Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Weightwatchers Android App, part 2

The Weightwatchers app for android came out in September, I did a quick review of it then, you can find it here. Since then there has been one update.

It is truly awful. I have three android devices. Only two of which I use every day, my tablet runing android 2.4 (I think) and my phone, running 4.04.

The app is still not available on my tablet (which is budget range and thinks that it is a phone, not  tablet).

Despite many, many bugs, all of which have had reports sent off and an email to the developer, a third update has never occurred, making the app, really, a total waste of memory on my phone.
Now it does not even open. I just get the error message "weightwatchers has stopped," which is extremely frustrating when you think about how much you subscribe for and how it just does not work.

What I have noticed recently on the google play store is that:

The Weight Watchers Android app is officially supported on smartphones running the following version of the Android operating system: 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.0 (Honeycomb)
The app does not officially support operating system 4.0
So that's awesome, I spend years with a basic android handset which can't get the calculator. Then I manage to upgrade my phone and I can't get the new app because my phone is too new? Really weight watchers? You are losing marks here.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled as advised but that hasn't made any difference to the apps performance. Regardless if it is saved to either the phone or the SD card, it still does not work. I sometimes am lucky enough to be able to log in, but I have not been able to track or use the app for anything at all since that first fortnight.

Last time I was able to give a few screen shots of the app in action, but I can not even get that far sadly. So, if possible it has gotten worse.
Last time it got a 2 out of 5, this time, I would give it a zero.

If you are looking to join weightwatchers online due to the fact that it has an android app available, don't. You will only get angry at yourself for wasting your money. If however you will have access to the main website, by all means go for it. It is a brilliant site, with brilliant and helpful features.

(Hate that I have to say this, but not a sponsored post.)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Inspiration. This is something I have really been lacking in this last long while. I am good for a few weeks, but then I let something slip and then it all slips. It wasn't always like this with me, I used to be so good at it. Learning from mistakes and moving on.
I obviously never actually learned from my mistakes though as I have the bulk of my weight loss all back on again.

And it actually came as a bit of a surprise because I stopped weighing myself and never really realised how big I was getting, until, on a whim I decided to step back on the scales again. And the number frightened me, I did so well before!How did I let this happen again?

Well I know that answer, I let bad habits creep back in. I forgot about weight watchers and I just comfort ate, and I stopped exercising all together. Basically I reverted back to old me.

But for the last few weeks I have been getting back into the swing of things, trying to track and increase my activity, and so far it has worked. yesterday I hit my first new mini goal. Half a stone! Yay, (actually 8.5lbs). Which was amazing considering last week involved me having a domino's pizza, going out for an indian and consuming a bottle of wine.

I have a few blog posts drafted and some scheduled so for now I'm back to blogging. But we know that might not stick for long.

I have been looking for inspiration, failing to find it in the magazine (a post on that later) and the sites for the most part. Then I started to read back at my own story, look at my own photos and feel great. I did do this before, it wasn't that difficult, and if I did it once, I can do it again.

As always, here is some pictures. (taken with the flickr app, seriously shocked at how little people use flickr. )

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I just ate that, christ knows how many points. I am guessing about 25? Taking it from my weekly points.

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Adore these, three points each, well worth it.

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There is only 8 propoints in a 750ml bottle of Shloer. Yum yum and (according to the website) 4 bottles of becks blue is only 2 propoints! 2 propoints and no hangover! Win!