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Old 09-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #886
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How many calories are in 26 points? Wikipedia says 35-45 per point which sounds too low.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #887
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Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I was really surprised that I pulled it off.

As far as the calorie count I have heard it is about 40 calories per point. So for 26 points that is just over 1000 calories per day. Then you add in your fruits and veggies. Even though they are point free they are not calorie free.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:29 AM   #888
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Hi, everyone!! I jumped on board with you all a few weeks ago then fell off!!! Well not actually - We went on vacation and I wasn't recording my points. Ate way too much but was surprised to see that only gain a pound back.

So, did my grocery shopping to get stocked up on great healthy food and started recording my foods again today.

Getting back on track so I can report next week that my numbers are going down!!!

If anyone likes Honey Crisp Apples (can only get them this time of year in NC) Harris Teeter has them for 2.29 a pound. They are wonderful!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:14 PM   #889
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How many calories are in 26 points? Wikipedia says 35-45 per point which sounds too low.
While citing to Wikipedia can be iffy, it is right on this question. However, it's just an estimate. And, as StayCool noted, with the fruits and most vegetables being 0 points plus even though they contain calories. That throws calculating an average off a bit. (I also think that the PP you earn for activity is a bit of a guessing game, too.)
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #890
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man you guys were a busy posting bunch this weekend, lol. I started quoting everyone's post but realized it was 3 pages worth of quoting so scratched that.


CONGRATS, to everyone that had a loss and hit a goal even a NSV goal!

to all who had a slip up or busy weekend that got you off track. Keep with it, this is a lifestyle change and well, life happens .

Don't give up over .2. We have all been there and it adds up. Focus on a victory that isn't related to the scale....are you exercising more, making better choices, or just feel better about yourself in general. FYI, that stupid square box on the floor, it's known to be a liar sometimes, I swear its true I have first hand knowledge .


WELCOME newbies, good luck!
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #891
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FYI, that stupid square box on the floor, it's known to be a liar sometimes, I swear its true I have first hand knowledge.


WELCOME newbies, good luck!
I so agree!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #892
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Down .6 according to WW but I made the switch to jeans and sneaks today. My home scale shows a slightly larger loss but whatever! I was sick so I didn't exercise and I know I wasn't the best tracker while sick. Back at it this week!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #893
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Down .4 tonight. Hooray! Still have a way to go!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #894
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Hi Gang!

Just wondering what do you all think of light beer? I am taking the 8 week challenge and....

My friend asked me to go out and see a show on Saturday afternoon and then get a bite to eat. I KNOW they will be drinking. My friend has asked me to go with her so many times and I have always had to decline. Now I can finally go and I am anxious about drinking. If I dont at all I think I will look like a party pooper so I was thinking 1 light beer. My WI is 7AM the next morning, do you think the beer will make me retain water or anything?

They are going for thai food and I am allergic to soy so I shouldnt have a problem with the food! Just the drinks I am concerned about.

I just dont want to come off like a debbie downer: I cant eat on WW, I cant drink I am weighing in in 12 hours etc....

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #895
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Down 2.2 last night for a total loss of 53.8 now. I'm hoping to make my next goal of 57 pounds off by my 57th birthday, that would 3.2 pounds over the next two weeks.

Topic last night was about getting our minds in gear for the holiday season and making decisions now about how we will eat. The leader spoke specifically about Thanksgiving dinner, how we should use etools cheat sheets ahead of time to plan our plates and to make sure we have plate showing once we have taken all our food.

I am in a whole different ball park on this one. Thanksgiving is ONE day, not six weeks. For ONE day, I am purposely deciding to eat some (or all?) of my 49 weekly points on that single day. Isn't that what the points are there for? I really was kind of baffled as she went on and on about how to eat Thanksgiving dinner. If anything, to me having the opportunity to eat freely once in a while is one of the things that keeps me going with WW.

After every Tuesday night WI, dh and I have an Auntie Anne's pretzel (I save my points for it, but wouldn't normally eat that much carb in a day). And on Wednesday we go out to eat where I choose something that I am craving and if it puts me over points for that day, I know I have five six more days ahead to eat according to the plan. Last week I wanted a cheesesteak (with extra cheese) sub. Now, If I had to tell myself NO forever to ever having a cheesesteak sub again, I think I would have quit WW the first week. But having that feeling of "yes, I can have this" keeps me going through the boring days. I did change up my sub a little this last time. Instead of eating the whole sub, I took the meat and cheese off of half of it and put it on the other half, so I still ate the same amount of meat and cheese, but only half the amount of bread that I normally would have. It was great that way, so I think I will continue to do that.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #896
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Hi Gang!

Just wondering what do you all think of light beer? I am taking the 8 week challenge and....

My friend asked me to go out and see a show on Saturday afternoon and then get a bite to eat. I KNOW they will be drinking. My friend has asked me to go with her so many times and I have always had to decline. Now I can finally go and I am anxious about drinking. If I dont at all I think I will look like a party pooper so I was thinking 1 light beer. My WI is 7AM the next morning, do you think the beer will make me retain water or anything?

They are going for thai food and I am allergic to soy so I shouldnt have a problem with the food! Just the drinks I am concerned about.

I just dont want to come off like a debbie downer: I cant eat on WW, I cant drink I am weighing in in 12 hours etc....

Thanks!
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We have a similar problem!! I am going away to Vegas for the weekend with my sister. If you drink beer--do your research, I'm amazed at the difference in points between brands. I've decided to stick to wine if/when I drink this weekend. I have meals pretty well worked out (at least in my head) and will be walking a lot so I'll get a few extra points for that. I'm also trying to conserve my points allowance to use over the weekend, too. It's all about planning!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #897
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I just dont want to come off like a debbie downer: I cant eat on WW, I cant drink I am weighing in in 12 hours etc....
I'm not sure that this way of thinking is sustainable in the long run. A weigh-in is one day out of seven. If you approach it as a "diet" and play tricks on the scale (i.e. don't eat for XX amount of time before weigh-in, etc.), you're going to only succeed in frustrating yourself.

Go. Enjoy. Deal with the WI the next day, and know that if you've stayed on plan whatever gain may happen at WI will be gone the next week. It's cross-country, not a sprint.

Best wishes, and have a great time.
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I'm not sure that this way of thinking is sustainable in the long run. A weigh-in is one day out of seven. If you approach it as a "diet" and play tricks on the scale (i.e. don't eat for XX amount of time before weigh-in, etc.), you're going to only succeed in frustrating yourself.

Go. Enjoy. Deal with the WI the next day, and know that if you've stayed on plan whatever gain may happen at WI will be gone the next week. It's cross-country, not a sprint.

Best wishes, and have a great time.
Thank you! I clearly have mental issues! I think this has worked for me for the past 2 years because it is not a diet but a lifestyle change. That is what I love so much. Thing is I generally dont drink at all (except for vacation maybe)... After trying so hard this week I do not want to be disappointed by drinking a beer (my leader said it makes you retian water?!?)

I will go and drink the beer.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #899
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Topic last night was about getting our minds in gear for the holiday season and making decisions now about how we will eat. The leader spoke specifically about Thanksgiving dinner, how we should use etools cheat sheets ahead of time to plan our plates and to make sure we have plate showing once we have taken all our food.

I am in a whole different ball park on this one. Thanksgiving is ONE day, not six weeks. For ONE day, I am purposely deciding to eat some (or all?) of my 49 weekly points on that single day. Isn't that what the points are there for? I really was kind of baffled as she went on and on about how to eat Thanksgiving dinner. If anything, to me having the opportunity to eat freely once in a while is one of the things that keeps me going with WW.
I agree that having a day to eat freely and indulge cravings once in a while is important (for me, it was getting Chinese takeout on Monday - first time I've done that since I started WW and OMG it was amazing!) I frequently end the week with 20 or more of my weekly points remaining, so knowing that it's ok to indulge those cravings now and again is a DEFINITE plus in the program for me also!

As for the conversation on planning for the holidays, our leader had a slightly different take on this subject... She brought up the, very valid in my opinion, fact that Thanksgiving is sort of the kick off to the eating season. Thanksgiving dinner for a lot of us, is spread out over multiple days/meals. Sometimes we have lunch with one family, and dinner with another, then leftovers for the rest of the weekend, and sometimes even additional dinners with other friends and family over the weekends before and after. For those of us experiencing Thanksgiving as truly more than just 1 meal, but a series of points plus minefields, I think it's fitting that we're thinking about this ahead of time and planning. It hadn't really been on my radar yet, but it makes sense. Much like someone else mentioned about losing weight in general, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

Thanksgiving is LOADED with carby and often fatty foods. I for one LOVE the roasted turkey skin, so so much. And mashed potatoes in the family recipes are loaded with cream and butter. Stuffing also has butter. Green bean casserole with creamy mushroom sauce and french fried onions. Every Thanksgiving I can remember has involved a mountain of potatoes with gravy. I think about what that would do to my points now, particularly if I did that at lunch AND dinner, and ugg... Now, if I PLAN on only having a small portion, to get the taste, then I go better prepared. And if I'm thinking about it and planning for it now, for me anyway, I get to look FORWARD to my taste of potatoes, instead of sulking about not getting to take what I want on the day, or worse, letting it frustrate me and overindulging and being upset with myself after. If I ate everything I wanted at my first Thanksgiving lunch, I'd be miserable for the subsequent meals over the next several days, or I'd go WAY over my points for the week.

Also, I developed an allergy to cinnamon in my early 20's, so I often have to skip the apple and pumpkin pies for desert. Because of this, family often picks up a french silk pie so I won't be "left out" at desert time. Because I'm thinking about this well in advance, I can "plan my spaces" a little better. I will be asking my family NOT to buy the french silk pie this year. I'm usually one of the only people who eats it, so I get sent home with leftovers. I DO NOT need that, so better to save the money, temptation and points and just have them skip that. I can have a small scoop of ice cream IF I want desert, but I certainly don't need a bunch of pie both AT dinner, and for the rest of the week after dinner.
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So, how many of you have eTools? I admittedly haven't read this ENTIRE thread (I have read the last several pages though) and I was wondering if there's a DIS challenge setup in the WW community challenges on etools?
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