View Full Version : WW - how many points for this?

03-18-2003, 10:10 AM
Last night we brought a major trouble food (for me) in the house. It was my DH's birthday and we ordered pizza. Have had no problems at all avoiding the cake but pizza . . . oh boy.

I didn't have any last night because I hadn't planned for it but its only 8 AM but I had a wonderful piece for breakfast!!! I feel confident I can stop with one piece (major accomplishment for me!)

My question is this. In the Dining Out guide it says 1/12 of a family size Chicago Stuffed pizza is 11 pts. I had 1/8 of a large (which is a little smaller than family size). So how many points should I count? I'm thinking maybe 15? I don't want to short change myself but don't want to underestimate either. I might have to make that zero point soup to get me through the whole day.

It was soooooo good.

03-18-2003, 01:16 PM
Liz --

Here's how I'd do it.

One whole family sized pizza has 132 points (1/12 has 11 points, 11 points x12 slices =132). For the sake of argument (and to keep us both sane), assume that the pizza you bought is the same size as the family one. 132 divided by 8 (because you had 1/8) = 16.5. So, I guess since it was a smaller pie, it would be about 15 points for your slice.

If I were you, I would eat the upper end of my points for the day, so you have enough left to eat.

So tell me why I can't balance my checkbook?

03-18-2003, 01:30 PM
Donna, you're brilliant!! That's a much better way to estimate it! Thanks!