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Old 09-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #601
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Hopetolose- could you share with us what your pumpkin dessert is? I have some pumpkin that I need to use, and always looking for yummy pumpkin recipes Thanks!
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Hopetolose- could you share with us what your pumpkin dessert is? I have some pumpkin that I need to use, and always looking for yummy pumpkin recipes Thanks!
The recipe that I used this time is on Linda Sue's site - Crustless Pumpkin Pie and figures out 3 pts per serving with liquid splenda. Before I baked it, I gave it just a dusting with finely chopped nuts.

Congrats to all the losers.

Love to see all of the menus. Gives me some ideas and I think a variety really helps me stay on program.

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I also think it is fascinating to see other people's menus. I seem to need to eat much, much more than a lot of people. Wonder why that is. Anyway, I create lots of volume with 0 point veggies. Here is my menu today. I pretty much do a variation on this every day unless I go out.

B - 1 c NF Greek yogurt (3 pts) with 1 nectarine (0) and 1/2 oz walnuts (3 pts), 3 cups coffee (0 pts)

S: 2 hard boiled eggs (4 pts)

L: Big salad with roasted butternut squash (0), eggplant (0), zucchini (0), arugula (0), grape tomatoes (0), 1/2 cup quinoa (3), 1/2 oz goat cheese (1), 1 T olive oil (4), vinegar (0)

S: pear (0)

D: TJ's spicy jalepeno chicken sausage (3), sauteed green peppers and onions (0), and another big salad with spinach (0), mushrooms (0), tomatoes (0), 1 oz gorgonzola (3), 1/2 oz walnuts, and 1 T olive oil (4) and vinegar
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #604
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Good morning to all.

Had a good day yesterday on plan, but weight is up a little because of sodium, but will really watch that today.

B - Glucerna cereal
L - chicken, zuchinni with parm cheese, 1/2 baked apple
D - fish, salad, pumpkin dessert

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Good Morning All!!

274.3 today!! Going down.

I will come back and post my menu.
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Congrats, Cassidy.
You are doing awesome.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #607
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Good morning ladies..

Congrats Cassidy..your doing fab...

Thanks for posting menus...I am struggling with stress and TOM..which Is a toxic combo for me...plus I have the munchies...TOM grrrrr

have a nice day today
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Good morning!
ceecee: wow you're doing AWESOME!!!
crazyone: I hope you're feeling better soon!
hopetolose: Thanks for the info on the pumpkin recipe. Gonna go look for it on Linda Sue's site.
murray: thanks for posting your menu too! And thanks to everyone who posts menus! It's very helpful, and appreciated

Well, yesterday didn't go quite as planned as far as the menu, hubby got home earlier than expected and took me out to lunch. But I was a good girl and only ate half a turkey sandwich . I find that it helps alot in restaruants if you order a to go box along with your meal. That way you can box up half right when it arrives at the table, and you're not sitting there staring at it when you're done with your WW portion.
Sorry such a long post this morning, just trying to share stuff that I'm learning that might be helpful... here's the menu for today:
B: 3 mini paleo banana muffins (6)
1 cup coffee w/1 tsp cream (1)
5 drops vanilla stevia (0)
1/2 cup organic blueberries (0)

L: 1 cup Progresso Light beef pot roast soup (2)
10 oyster crackers (1)
1 cup mixed greens (0)
1 apple (0)

D: 1 slice homemade meatloaf (6)
1 medium baked potato (4)
1 cup summer squash, fried in EVOO with onion, zuchini, garlic, salt & pepper (2)
1 1/2 tbsp butter (4)
TOTAL: 26
Exercise: 1 hour water fit class today

Have a wonderful day ladies!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #609
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Thanks Ladies!!!

Here is my Menu.

Menu:
B: 3 boiled eggs; 4 slices turkey bacon 10 pts (0 carbs)
L: ?? Maybe a Chipolte Salad 20pts!!!! (18 carbs)
S: Almonds 5pts (1 carb)
D: IF'ing
WATER, WATER, WATER
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:42 AM   #610
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tttmom, do you have the "mini paleo banana muffins" recipe handy? Love banana nut muffins!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #611
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Ladies.. I would love to ask a question.. since I don't go to the meetings...Do you use the food calculator to calculate points for protein????? I know dumb question..
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #612
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I use the WWPP Calculator from the WW website. It takes protein, fiber, carbs, and fat into consideration
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #613
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Ok cool....that's what I do...I just punch inthe nutritional value..I just want to make sure I am not going insane...now I just need to be good and not give into stress.

Thanks so much for your help...sorry for all the questions.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #614
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banana bread for camping!!

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From Robb Wolf's site:
Paleo Banana Bread
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free
Ingredients

2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
4 really ripe bananas (mashed well)
2 tbsp local honey
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, add the mashed bananas, eggs, honey, and vanilla and mix well.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Normally with breads or muffin recipes, you don’t want to overmix, but since there’s no gluten here, mix to your heart’s content. The muffins won’t get gummy or icky.
Fill greased muffin tins, baking cups, mini-loaf pans or big loaf pans about 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 23-25 minutes and loaves for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool slightly and enjoy with a pat of almond butter, coconut oil or grass-fed butter. Mmmm.


Copied this from the recipe section where I found it (I hope it's ok, cuz I dont know how to post links on here). I believe it's from Robb Wolf's site. This recipe makes 36 mini muffins for me, and I cut the bake time to 15 minutes. If you make the mini muffins, it equals 2 points plus each
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:58 AM   #615
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Good morning ladies, I've been so busy the last few days!! I didn't do so well this week for weigh in, gained 3.8lbs and I know why. I've been going over points and not calculating as well as I did the first week. The beauty is that today starts a new week so I can turn it around.

Congrats to all the losers!!! And to those still holding on...taking it one day at a time.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:38 AM   #616
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Thanks tttmom - looks great. I might try them this weekend.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #617
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Good morning ladies. Another beautiful morning here! Trying to soak it up, looks like this might be our last warm week of the season. So pretty with the trees starting to change, cool nights, no wind haha (it's usually windy almost every day here).
Ok menu for today:
B: 3 mini banana muffins (6)
2 cups coffee with SF caramel vanilla creamer (2)

L: 1 slice Sara Lee Delightfuls whole grain light bread (1)
1 tbsp natural peanut butter (2)
1 tbsp grape jam (1)
1 apple (0)

D: 3 oz grass fed beef (6)
2 small corn tortillas (2)
lettuce (0)
sliced olives (1)
salsa (0)
FF sour cream (1)
wholly guacamole (3)

TOTAL: 25 so I will probably have a few chocolate chips or something for dessert
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #618
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Good morning ladies.
Pretty day here in the Midwest so have been outside.
Stayed on plan yesterday and here is today's menu:
B - 2 oz sausage
L - Salad, eggplant, chicken, pumpkin dessert
D - chicken, apple or banana, bean brownie

Have a great day,
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #619
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I'm trying to start WW. I'm not finding an easy way to calculate points ...I'm math handicapped. Would someone please be kind enough to figure the points in my menu from yesterday? I'd really appreciate it.
B- 1/2 oatmeal 1 pear
L - 1 porkchop 3oz 1 orange
D - 4 oz baked chicken no skin bowl of ) point soup.
2 cups micro popped no butter popcorn

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #620
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Morning! Today was WI. I only lost .4 this week. I kind of expected a teeny number after last week's unexpected big drop. Plus, I seem to lose either scale weight or inches, but not both at the same time. So hopefully I got a bit smaller this week even though the scale doesn't show it.

Anyway, I am on plan and working out. Hope everyone else is too!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:38 AM   #621
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Good morning.
Had a good day on plan yesterday. Weight stayed the same, but clothes are getting looser. Takes a few days for my body to get used to eating fruits and veggies and more carbs after coming off of low carb. Really enjoying all of the fruits that are so good for me and blood sugar readings are good, too. Am finding that I can eat a lot of carbs that I didn't think I could eat because of blood sugar issues.

Today's menu:
B - oatmeal muffin w oleo
L - Zuchinni with parm cheese, chicken, baked apple.
D - Not sure yet - will be making a recipe, pumpkin dessert

Have a great day,
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Annabelle...unfortunately I have to calculate everything as well...what I do..is have to google nutritional value of whatever...then when I get that pulled up.. I then pull up an online Weight Watchers calculator and do it that way...I don't go to meetings because they closed up the one near me...and it's too far to go.. and I don't like the online stuff.. so this is the way I do it... or if it's a packaged item, I take the package to the calculator....I think when you commit to work a little bit at it, it makes it more a commitment if that makes sense...

Happy Friday all. and congrats on your weight losses...
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Good morning ladies, I've been so busy the last few days!! I didn't do so well this week for weigh in, gained 3.8lbs and I know why. I've been going over points and not calculating as well as I did the first week. The beauty is that today starts a new week so I can turn it around.

Congrats to all the losers!!! And to those still holding on...taking it one day at a time.
Shari - I'm in the same boat as you. I had weigh in on Thursday and I was up 1.4 lbs. I really can't figure it out except on Wednesday night I went out for Mexican food. I stayed within my points but I think it might have been the carbs (chips) and the salt? Not sure. I did use some of my weekly points this week but not all of them. No other explanation because I got in a lot of exercise too. Well....it happens and I'm moving on ....
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:20 AM   #624
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Morning! Today was WI. I only lost .4 this week. I kind of expected a teeny number after last week's unexpected big drop. Plus, I seem to lose either scale weight or inches, but not both at the same time. So hopefully I got a bit smaller this week even though the scale doesn't show it.

Anyway, I am on plan and working out. Hope everyone else is too!
Good news for you! .4 is better than a gain. it's supposed to be slow - it's ok. You're doing great.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:41 AM   #625
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Good morning ladies.

tttmom~thanks for posting your menu as we get the same amount of points. I sometimes post in my journal here on lcf but I usually change it at the last minute. This week, I'm going to really concentrate on saving a lot of weekly points and see if I can come down after the gain.

Annabelle~it would be hard to calculate without knowing the product name, fat, fiber, carb, etc. because it's needed to use for the online calculator on the WW site. Like Crazymom said, there is a free online calculator you can use to get point value...it's the same one used for WW I believe, but I don't have the link. I'm sorry..hope you can figure it out.

Murray~congrats on the loss!! It all adds up!

Hockeymom~ I ate birthday cake from a team meeting on Wednesday, not included in points so that definitely contributed to my gain..along with other days. I'm determined to not make that mistake again this week. The salt probably was a contributor in your case. If you weigh again during the week, it'll probably show the loss from it. As you said, it happens..moving on.

Hope~Glad to see you taking that 'plunge' to add more carbs and fruit. It's harder some days than others to let that low carb mentality go. Yesterday I was feeling I needed to go back to lower carb to get off the excess weight. Today I'm reminding myself to trust in the plan and know that it works, just counting points.

Rotay and anyone else I missed. Happy Friday!
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Good morning everyone! Finally FRIDAY! YAY!!!!

B: none- meeting for brunch out

L: OUT- planning on breakfast for lunch, the place we're going has this little mcmuffin thing and I plan to order that, without cheese, with a side of fruit. Should be about 18-20 points for the whole meal including coffee

D: bbq'ing hot dogs (I know it's not the healthiest choice, but I'm lazy on Fri nights lol)
1 oscar meyer lite hot dog (2)
bun (3)
fruit salad (0)
maybe a side salad or squash (0)

TOTAL: 25-ish

Have an awesome Friday everyone, see ya on here tomorrow!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #627
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Hi All,
I joined WW on Tuesday 09/18 and I will admit it’s been VERY hard.
I’m giving this a try, I couldn’t stay dedicated to LC and I’m hoping, praying that I stick with this.
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Hi Sweety and welcome aboard. I have only been at this for a week and am just doing it on my own since I live so far from a meeting. Since I am old and coming off of low carb, I haven't seen much of a loss as yet. Since I am getting to eat a lot of the things that I couldn't eat on low carb, I am really happy with the plan. My blood sugar has improved and am eating fruits that I never thought I would be able to eat and keep the my numbers low.

Lost around 40# over a long period of time on low carb, but just got so I wasn't losing. Since I am pretty close to my goal, it will probably be very slow.
Know you will do fine.

Good luck with your journey and I am here for support if you need it.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #629
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Ok, so I officially went back to weight watchers today. I had maintained since leaving in June, which is definitely better than gaining, but I was truly hoping for additional loss. Unfortunately day one has not gone as planned, so I will definitely be working up some activity points this week. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow to get all the necessities so that I can be better prepared.

Welcome to all the newbies.

Just an fyi, I am a former WW, lifetimer actually. Lost 40 pounds in the past. The program does work when you do it. I got off plan, gained some weight back, and bought that I would try low carb this time around. LC just did not seem to work for me without doing a lot of tweaking. I do believe that we should limit carbs, but I also think that fruit should be ok too. Understand??

Anyway, good luck to all.

Hellooooooo Penny, where are you? Don't you weigh in Fridays? Miss you when you don't post.
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Hello Rotary...

I am just wondering does anyone know how many points in a chicken thigh, skin on and with a bone? I seem to get several different answers...
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