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In an effort to further combat the nation's growing waistlines, Weight Watchers has unveiled a new approach to weight control. FlexPoints, which promises a high level of freedom for participants, will be introduced to local Weight Watchers members tomorrow evening. "I am very impressed with the new program," said group leader Barb Hopkinson. "I have tried it on myself and I have not found it difficult at all. I'm excited to bring it to the local people." Through the FlexPoints structure, participants are given a number of 'points' they may spend each day, based on their current weight, as they work to shed pounds. On top of that, they get 35 additional FlexPoints to spend each week in any way they please. These extra points are meant to cover a variety of occasions and food indulgences. See 'Staying' P.# Con't from P.# "Staying motivated to lose weight is super tough if there's little room for error or pleasure," said Weight Watchers International scientist Karen Miller-Kovach in a news release. Material on the new program will be given out at the local Weight Watchers meetings tomorrow, September 3, and Wednesday, September 10, at the Seniors Room of the Flin Flon Community Hall. A new eight-week session begins tomorrow and Hopkinson is hoping to see plenty of new and returning members. She commented that the success of Weight Watchers comes down to one thing Ñ support. "It works because of the support of the group, the accountability," said Hopkinson. She said her position as leader of the local branch of Weight Watchers is rewarding. "I enjoy seeing people achieve their goals and promoting better health and seeing the changes it makes in people," commented Hopkinson. For more information on Weight Watchers, phone 1-800-651-6000 or Barb at 687-6349.