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Old 10-19-2011, 04:19 PM   #121
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Anyone have a good easy to use carb counter for use on laptop? I am trying to cross ref with carbs and points many of the higher carb foods I am likely to use as I wish to stay as low carb as I can and still follow the plan. would be really nice if the points calcs gave you that info, too easy I guess.
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Wow Dee! Thank you so much for this list!!!

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Dee, try ******. Online, or you can buy the program.

I tried a version of Shari's (SHinOK) pizza casserole earlier in the thread. I used ground turkey, and a huge serving was 11 pts. Most filling thing I've eaten on WW, in other words, I ate too much!

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Good morning to all!! The app someone suggested is AWESOME!! I'm SLOWLY getting the points for some of Linda's recipes. If anyone is interested I will post them here section by section.
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The more we can do to help each other the better! Yes please post all info all of us are busy and need all the help we can get to save some time.
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The points are for the smallest portion of the recipe.


Appetizer Meatballs * 4
Apricot Ginger Dipping Sauce ?
Cajun Smoked Salmon Dip 2
Cauliflower "Popcorn" * 3
Cheese Filled Bacon Roll * 8
Cheese Roll-Ups * 4
Cheesy Pepper Poppers * 2
Deep-Fried Cheese Bites * 1
Deviled Eggs * ?
Dottie's Stuffed Mushrooms * 3
French Onion Dip * 1
Fried String Cheese * 3
Garlic Cheese Ball 2
Homemade Boursin Cheese Spread 2


• Jalapeño Cheese Appetizer * 3
• Jalapeño Poppers * 1
• Korean Meatballs * 2
• "Nachos" * 2
• Nancy's French Onion Dip * 1
• Pastrami-Dill Bites * 1
• Pimiento Cheese * 4
• Pimiento Cheese II * 3
• Portabello "Potato Skins" 12
• Quesadilla 6
• Ranch Cheese Ball 3
• Skillet Pizza * 6
• Tasty Tuna Deviled Eggs * 3
• Ugly Green Bean Snack * 3
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Nice job on that, thanks! I worked yesterday and it was a quiet case so spent a lot of time building the database on the phone app. The other app the ultimate weight counter or something like that that was 5+ was on sale so I bought it too and I do like it better. It is better organized and more intuitive. Wish they would do one for pc.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #128
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Did we lose our momentum here for WW/lc? everyone seems to have left. Bummer.
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Sorry Dee! I was off a couple of days this week, but been back at work for the past few days! Just now reading and catching up! You are not alone!
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Whew, thats good! This thread is what made me change my mind on WW and I have put in a bunch of work to make my life easier when I start don't want to do it alone! Here is another list I have been working on, it is not complete but a lot is done if anyone wants add the them and then repost them that would be great. Here ya go guys.

Higher Carb food for Points Plus plan


Cereals

Oatmeal cooked 1 cup/1/2 cup dry- 4 pts / carbs 27 (quick oats)
Steel cut quaker ¼ cup dry- 4 pts (27 carbs)

Cream of Wheat 1 cup cooked 3 pts / carbs 28
Cream of Rice 1 cup cooked 3 pts / carbs 28
Oat bran (hot cereal) 1 cup cooked 3 pts/ carbs
Shredded Wheat lg /2 biscuits carbs 67
Grits ¼ cup dry 4 pts / carbs 29 quaker brand

Popcorn
Orville Redenbacher pop up bowl Smart pop 94% FF (1 bag 2 servings) 7 points for full bowl/ 42 carbs
Orville Smart pop mini bags 4 pts/ 24 carbs
O. Red butter mini bags 6 pts /21 carbs
O. Red butter large bag 2.5 servings full bag. 14 pts/ 43 carbs (we have)
Jolly time healthy pop 94%FF full lg bag 13 pts 62 carbs
Mini bags, 4 pts/ 25 carbs

Potatoes

Baked small 3 oz 2pts / 26 carbs
Baked med 7 oz 4 pts / carbs
Baked large
Home fries 1 cup 6 pts/ carbs
Sweet potatoes small
“ “ 1/2 med carbs - 10
Sweet “ boiled and mashed ½ cup -27

Squashes All 0 pts ½ cup serving
Butternut /carb 11
Delicata /carb
Acorn / carb 11
Spaghetti/ carbs 4
Summer yellow -3
Zuke -3

Rice and Pastas

Regular pasta 2 oz dry/ 1 cup cooked 5 pts / 32 carbs
Dreamfields Angel hair 2 oz dry / carbs 5
Rice white minute 1 cup cooked 4 pts/ 54 carbs
Brown Rice 1 cup cooked 5 pts/ carbs 42
Couscous regular 1 cup cooked 4 pts / 35 carbs

Higher Carb Vegs
Avocado ¼ - 2 pts / carbs Haas- ½ cup -2 , Fl ½ cup 2.6
Brussel Sprouts 0 pts/ carbs
Rhutabaga 0 pts / ½ cup 6 carbs
Turnips 0 pts/ ½ cup4 carbs
Corn kernals ½ cup 13
Green peas ½ cup
Hominy white 1 cup 3 pts /carbs
Hominy yellow 1 cup 3 pts /carbs
Onions – ½ cup
Tomatoes
10 cherry - 5
Plum 1 small = 2 carbs
Small 3 oz – 3.5



High Carb breads

English muffin 1 – reg or lite 3 pts /carbs check
Cinn Raisin 1 muffin 4 pts / carbs


Peanut butter
1 tbsp 3 pts / carbs
2 tbsp 5 / carbs

Fresh Fruit 0 points / net carbs
Apples 1 med carbs 16
Bananas 1 small- 21
Blueberries – ½ cup - 9
Blackberries – ½ cup -3
Cherries sweet ½ cup -8
Cherries sour ½ cup - 6
Grapes green/red seedless ½ cup - 13
Kiwi 1- 9
Mango – ½ cup – 13
Melons cantaloupe balls ½ cup -7
½ 5” melon – 21
Honeydew ½ cup -7
Watermelon ½ cup- 5
Pears 1 med bartlet – 21, 1 small Bosch 18
Pineapple ½ cup - 9
Oranges ½ cup -8, 1 whole - 13
Grapefruit ½ cup -8
Tangerine 1 small -8
Papaya 1 small - 12
Plums 1 small – 3
Peach 1 sm - 6
Nectarine 1 sm- 12
Raspberries ½ cup - 3
Strawberries ½ cup - 4
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Dee, are those net carbs or carbs on your list?
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Dee, are those net carbs or carbs on your list?
Yes on the net carbs. I only want to do the math once
They came from the Atkins Carb Counters handbook. There is a free 200 page pdf for this just do a seach for carb counters.

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Hi everybody,

Would love to see some menus. Trying to figure some good breakfast, lunch and dinners combos within points and lc......Thanks for some of the great recipes.....
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Would love to see some menus. Trying to figure some good breakfast, lunch and dinners combos within points and lc......Thanks for some of the great recipes.....
How LC are most of us going to try to stay under? I am shooting for 60-80 a day with a max of 100. So will pack most carbs early in the day. I am just getting started so I am planning to eat pretty much what I have been.

Went out to dinner last night with my In-laws and DH who have been on WW for over a year and they look great! My MIL has lost about 35 pounds without watching carbs and just followed the program and she loves it.So I felt more encouraged so say the least.

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pcaltman (Do you have a shorter name?) I am doing more or less the same as Dee--not even thinking of induction level carbs, but trying to stay at more or less 60 - 70. Some typical menus would be

Breakfast - 2 RyKrisp (Wasa) with 2 T Philadelphia Light and 50 grams of
smoked salmon - 5 points
1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 T sugarless peanut butter also
5 points
Full fat Greek yogurt with blueberries and splenda - again for
5 points. For a special treat I'll add 4 or 5 walnut halves chopped
for an additional 2 points

To any of these you could add a fruit of your choice for no
additional points. If you like eggs, at 2 points each there are
lots more possibilities. Unfortunately, I don't like eggs.

Lunch/ Almost any of Linda Sue's main meal recipes. Most of them
come out to 8 - 10 points per serving. Where she uses cream
cheese I use the Light cream cheese, and where she calls for
other cheese I use full fat, but maybe 1/3 less than called for.
I made Shari's pizza recipe this week (it was delicious) and had
that every day for four days at 10 points per meal.

Supper Soup-- I am currently on a gazpacho kick--my supermarket has
superb gazpacho with ground almonds in it that comes out to
4 points a serving, and I add lots of chopped red and green
peppers. After this I might have tuna salad or chicken salad
or some roast chicken, depending on how many points I have to
spare I might have the tuna or chicken salad on whole wheat
toast. I try to not eat bread or crackers too often.

I always have some Lindt 85 chocolate - 3 points for 2 squares. If my points have been low, I will have an Atkins Advantage bar for 6 points. An occasional glass of wine at 4 points also finds itself into my menu, as well as some almonds or an ounce of cheddar.

Hope this helps.

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Are you all doing the new weight watchers with the 29 points or the old one?

I do love WW. It lets you eat normal food, just count the points. I am trying to be lower then the 50-60 carbs, but some days are off. Sort of trying to kick start myself with the 20 carbs. Just not into a routine yet. Tried some new recipes and the family hated them. Now I have tons of left overs so I need to figure out what to remake them into Anyway I will try Shari's pizza recipe this week, looking forward to it. And the creamy southwestern taco soup for tomorrow night's dinner. It looks very yummy....

Pat love the idea of the Lindt chocolate. Will have to pick that up. I can eat that for Halloween and stay with in points. Great idea......

Just a little frusterated this am.....Thought I would be lower in weight and can't seem to stay on track, but can only blame myself. Well, start of a new week so we will see what will happen.

My menu for today, hope I can stick to it....
B - coffee,hwc,splenda,1 hard boiled egg
L - chicken salad
D - chicken taco salad
S - jello
Total 23points and 12.5 carbs

Have a great day ladies.....Pam
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Pam. We are doing the new WW program with 29 daily points and 49 weekly points. I know it seems like voodoo science, but people who don't use their 29 points don't seem to lose, and people who use a good portion of their weekly points seem to lose more. It looks like you could add half of an avocado to your chicken salad at lunch and maybe half a cup of beans to your chicken taco salad.

I am no expert, I am just going by what people who have had success on this program have said. I am also unfortunately quite good at Do as I say, not as I do, which is why I have been dieting for approximately the last 40 years.

Shari, are you back from your trip with your daughter? Hope you had a good week.
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You guys!! These lists are amazing!! Thanks SO much for posting everything here! Will be of great assistance as I drag my sorry self back on the WW/LC wagon. I was doing great until we had fried ice cream for dessert one night...then I just threw in the towel and seemed to eat FAR too much junk after that. Sheesh. But today is a new day, and I'm going to put all that vacation stuff behind me and get back on track.

Welcome aboard, Pam! Hi, Pat, Dee and anyone else I missed!

YES....I had a really nice vacation, too. Made a quick-turnaround trip to Colorado and then got to spend a couple of days with my daughter while she was home from college for fall break. Should have been relaxing, but we just packed too much into a few days, so now I'm dragging. But things should get back to normal soon. Still wading through email at work and trying to remember what the heck I was doing when I left. Ha!!
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Hi everyone!!

Thanks for the list Dee!! Have been very busy at work and have not had time to turn Linda's Sue's recipes into pts. lately. Will try to update the list soon.
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Have to relate this.

I had really watched my carbs, but I got lazy and ate a piece of pizza, the points were okay, but:

I couldn't breathe right. My throat closed almost.

I gained 4 lbs. This a.m.

I must have a wheat allergy or something, had not had any, but I learned my lesson. No more wheat.
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Decided to start today, so far at 20 pt and 50 carbs. The Delicata squash got me could not have 1/2 cup so had 1, oh how I have missed them! But still better than a large potato.
I never ate breakfast so I usually eat around 11-2 then a late day snack dinner around 7 ish and a late snack/desert. Also finally got the rest of my guides etc so reading them today.

You guys are all welcome on the lists, I would hope that as you think of things not on them by all means add to it and re-post it.

Shari, glad you had a great time you were missed.

On the Linda Sue list how about everyone when you make one post the points per serving then no one has to "do" it all.

Pam, If you look now like your avey, you look great! Funny I went off any plan for 5 days ate what I wanted and lost 2 lb, go figure.
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Correction to list, per Posts website 2 biscuits shredded wheat, 31 net carbs not 60 something per Atkins, man you got to watch everything!
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Thanks all, Dee I am tall and hold my weight well. I gain 30 pbs after my father had a stroke and I had surgery. Awful time at my house and still working on it. Anyway lost 15 of that and really want to lose the last 15, then see where I can go from there. I know I can do it, but it will be slow.

Will try to stick closer to the 25-29 mark on points. I just don't have the new points all figured out, but with everybody posting carbs and points for things, it's a lot easier.

Menu yesterday:
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L - chicken salad
D - chicken taco salad
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Thanks all, Dee I am tall and hold my weight well. I gain 30 pbs after my father had a stroke and I had surgery. Awful time at my house and still working on it. Anyway lost 15 of that and really want to lose the last 15, then see where I can go from there. I know I can do it, but it will be slow.

Will try to stick closer to the 25-29 mark on points. I just don't have the new points all figured out, but with everybody posting carbs and points for things, it's a lot easier.

Menu yesterday:
D - coffee,hwc,splenda, 1 hard boiled egg
L - chicken salad
D - chicken taco salad
S - little bit homemade granola
Do you have the getting started guide and complete food companion and the little calculator or access to one that you use? If so read,read and read some more. That phone app I bought has been a life/time saver for sure.

I had the hardest time figuring out the program. Making up those lists really got me to understand it and help me clarify it in my mind. Hopefully that will translate into lost pounds, but today is day 2 and this is a lot of food even if low cal. Both days have been around 50-60 carbs and 25, today 26. I know they say to eat all your points, but if I do I as of yet can't see how I would lose. We will just keep at it!
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Hi everyone,

Blah. It has been impossible for me to get past one day..Anyway..could someone help me with the difference between net carbs and carbs?

In addition, how do I come up with a serving size and its carbs/points? This drives me nuts. For example, I make a lot of casserole sort of meals with everything mixed up, and tonight I made a WW meal that included ground turkey, diced tomatoes, onions, and cannelloni beans. How does one come up with a serving size and its value(s)? I asked the leader at WW and after a while my eyes glazed over and I just shook my head as if I understood what she was saying. She lost me when she brought math into her answer. I know that sometimes WW will tell you what a serving is, but do I just measure it out and not fuss with how much of what I'm getting in the serving? To use the last example, say the serving is 1 cup. I could scoop up one cup of mainly tomatoes and not many beans and meat. Maybe I'm making it too difficult? But if I'm not sure of what I'm eating, my psychotic food voice chimes in with things like, "Well, you probably ate mostly vegetables for dinner, so go on and have more points.." It's pretty much bedlam in my head all of the time..

One other tiny question..I noticed that some spices actually have carb counts in them...Should I bother?

I'm really grateful for the help here..I tend to be a bit of a hermit; kind of like the troll who lives under a bridge and only comes out to strike horror into the hearts of innocent children..I'd like to be more of a part of this group..I have to try harder..

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Hi all,
Dee - No I don't have any of the stuff and don't have access to it either. That's ok the more I read the more I tweek and all in all I eat healthy. Ok by me......

Hi Jake&Loo I too never understood serving sizes. What I do is write down everything in the recipe, find out the points and carbs for each item by looking it up online, add it up for a total, then divide that total into how many people or serving I want or need.

Example: (may be a little different totals depending on the items used)

Soutwestern Taco Soup:
1 lbs ground beef = 24 pts, 0 carbs
1/2 cup diced onion = 0 pts, 7.4 carbs
2 cloves garlic = 0 pts, 2 carbs
1 Tbsp cumin = 0 pts, 0 carbs
1 tsp chili powder = 0 pts, 0 carbs
8 oz cream cheese = 16 pts, 8 carbs
2 cans Ro-tel = 7 pts, 28 carbs
2 cans beef broth = 0 pts, 0 carbs
1/2 cup cream = 8 pts, 3.2 carbs
salt to taste

Points = 55
1/4 - 13.75
1/6 - 9.2
1/8 - 6.9

Carbs = 48.6
1/4 - 12
1/6 - 8
1/8 - 6

I might tweek the recipe a bit to reduce the points or carbs, but you get the idea. Like last night I used less ground beef, less cream cheese and less cream to get a lower point/carb total to fit into my menu for the day. I know a lot of work, but worth it to stay on track. Hope that helps.....

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That's great, Pam. You're right-it is a lot of work & I'm sure it'll come naturally after some time, but I tend to want to know everything yesterday...you sound like you're getting the hang of it!

By the way, what do folks here mean when they say they will "PM" each other?
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PM means private message. You can send messages to each other without them appearing in a thread. Kind of nice to use for personal conversation.

Weigh-in day....was up 0.4 today, but I will TAKE IT!! I was afraid I was up as much as 5 pounds, but somehow I squeaked by with only a tiny gain. Considering how off-plan I ate for the last week, I can't complain.

Welp...got a work thing to do right now. I'll try to check back in later.
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