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MKELLY72's Photo MKELLY72 Posts: 2,012
11/18/14 3:27 P

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Recipes and Resources
www.laaloosh.com/
Calculating Daily point allowance
www.laaloosh.com/how-to-calculate-da
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Edited by: MKELLY72 at: 11/18/2014 (15:30)
Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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1/7/14 11:31 A

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Those are great tips! I too keep the restaurant point book in my car. Over the years, I have collected a few more complete food companions...I snatch them up @ garage sales/goodwill when I see them, so I have a set @ my boyfriends house too---I used to carry them back and forth, but I like having them handy all the time, especially since there is no network access there.

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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12/21/13 10:27 A

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I purchased the Shop and Eat Out books, I keep the Eat Out book in my car and the Shop book in my kitchen. I have a point calculator in my purse. As a fail safe, I have the small tracker books that the local office gives out (they gave me a whole stack!) in my bedroom, kitchen, office, car, so I track and then a night put all tracked foods in my calculator. Seems to be working.

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12/19/13 1:14 P

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Great ideas! I really love the address book/points notes idea! I may use that too!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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CD14309945 Posts: 872
12/19/13 6:01 A

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I have a WeightWatchers calculator to work out the points value of new foods.

I don't eat out much, perhaps once a week, so I allocate all my 49 weekly points to that meal and try not to eat excessively!

I write down what I'm going to eat in an A5 lined notebook. I try to plan at least the day before so I know what meat to defrost. And as I eat throughout the day I make any adjustments to what I've written.

In that book I also keep a note of the water I drank, and the amount of activity I've done, and tot up the points at the bottom of each page.

I also have an A-Z address book which I note foods in when I calculate their points so I don't have to work out the points every single time I use them!

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4/8/13 12:11 P

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Here's a link to instructions for calculating your daily target for either the old or new way--I would recommend the new (you'll use fat, carb,fiber, and protein info for calculation your food points) www.laaloosh.com/how-to-calculate-da
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Sounds like you have a lot of activity in your future!
Also--that website that has the target calculator is also a great one for WW recipes--you'll have to peruse it a bit. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask again!


Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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4/8/13 10:18 A

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Okay I am going to try this again. Which is the best way to go.... Fat Protein and Carbs or Calories Fat and Fiber? Where do I find out how many points I need and all that information? I so need help. This winter was horrible but the funny thing is I had capris pants I couldn't get into and now I can get into them. I don't weigh any less but something changed. Anyway I am going to be 59 and need to lose at least 50 pounds. I hope I can do it but it is so hard now that I am older. One thing that should help is we just bought a camper at a campsite my brother and sister-in-law and sister and brother-in-law have one and we are going to be able to go up there. I think that will help because most of the food I will be eating will either be grilled or in a crock pot. Also we will be outside and walking, riding bikes or doing something. Hopefully that will help. Like I said, I need ALL the help I can get

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9/5/12 1:48 P

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Sounds great!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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REENEY2 Posts: 302
9/5/12 1:03 P

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Started tracking today did my walking video.got some apples and had some spag squash for lunch.

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9/4/12 11:30 A

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Everyone can choose his or her own weigh in day or simply post on the generic weigh in thread. If you click on the weigh in forum, you will see a thread for each day of the week. Saturday gets the most traffic, but no matter what day you choose, we will reply with positive feedback for you. I have had fantastic success from home, and in my own personal life- two other friends have had great success this way too. A commitment to tracking is really important-it has been my rock, and even being 6 months into maintenance, I still track everything I put into my mouth- every day in addition to my earned activity every day.
Nice to have you here. Feel free to ask many questions, and explore our links page as there is a wealth of helpful information for at home WW users.
Michelle

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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REENEY2 Posts: 302
9/4/12 11:22 A

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I have an app on my kindle fire but still have not committed totally this time to aw trying to keep focussed from home is hard but scheduling does not allow me to go.is there a weigh in day here? That may keep me focussed.any suggestions what r the successes from home?

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4/8/12 10:02 A

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I have used a small lined spiral notebook for so long, but so many keep talking about a composition size book...that you can journal more in...I'm definitely considering a change the next time I get a new one. I have liked my small one so much, because it fits neatly in my purse, but maybe I would be ok with the switch as long as I keep paper handy to jot down additions when I don't have my book. I would like to be able to write more sometimes.
Maybe it could be a change I work in as I maintain. :)

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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4/7/12 3:32 A

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I brought a journal book used for work project works really well; from Dollar store.
I record my weight, medication, blood pressure at the beginning of the week.
I record daily my points and each meal listed. The book is lined like a composition book so I can journal thoughts, ideas or how I am feeling if I choose.

CalorieKing.com help me out finding fat, protein, and carb amounts.

The food companion for WW I brought from ebay and the calculator-work great.

The 2012 starter kit has great ideas and meal plans and the way it is designed you can pick and choice from various days to plan your daily menu...

Wk 1 - 4/17/13 192 Ibs
Wk 2 - 4/25/13 189.3


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3/20/12 11:46 A

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Thank you for sharing.

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3/20/12 11:26 A

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I try to keep it simple, and I think that is what has been key for me. I set small goals to build upon one another, and reward myself when I reach the small goals. I never would have guessed that those rewards would be so powerful, but they really have. I think they have helped me to stay accountable, because in my head, I have to continue to deserve those rewards. I'll have to dig out that old list of rewards I have given/planned to give myself.

I use a points plus pedometer every day, because I LOVE seeing the points I earn back every day, and I track it in my notebook too.

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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CD11901404 Posts: 43
3/19/12 2:25 P

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Thank you so much for sharing that with me. What other tools do you use? (if you don't mind sharing).

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3/19/12 1:51 P

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Fitting your style is half the battle. That really made the difference for me, because I'm a pen and paper girl- not a techie, and once I realized that and gave myself the tools that worked for me-bingo!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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CD11901404 Posts: 43
3/19/12 1:47 P

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Oh neat! I've alway been a journaler so this way suits my style. lol!

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3/19/12 10:44 A

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Love the notebook-
The composition notebook is my best friend's way too, and she always writes notes to herself everyday too. It really helps her.

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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3/17/12 4:26 P

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I use a composition type notebook. I log my food, points, water, exercise and jot a little note to myself about what worked for the day or changes I want to make.

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1/23/12 2:30 P

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Great information. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm like you with the notebook. I'm pretty tech savvy too, but the pen and paper route is what is easiest for me, and it's got to be that way so I will keep doing it!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


 current weight: 237.2 
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1/23/12 11:09 A

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Thank you for this suggestion of Doli's Weight Loss Zone at www.dwlz.com for the restaurant nutritional info, including both Points Plus values and Points!

I'm housebound almost all the time, so that I hardly ever eat at a restaurant. At home, I use mostly the 'Complete Food Companion' (Turnaround program - 2004) which has Points and Core information. Otherwise, I use Corrine T. Netzer's book 'The Complete Book of Food Counts'. Otherwise, a Government of Canada publication 'Nutrient Value of Common Foods'. With these 2, I have to calculate the points using the WW slider or my calculator.

Using Algebra and the WW slider, I had calculated the formula WW used for Points:
Points = (calories / 50) + ( fat (g) / 12) - ( fibre (g) /10)
Therefore, I can use any old calculator to calculate my points. With Points Plus, the formula is much more complicated. I did find the formula on Wikipedia (topic: Weight Watchers) for the Points Plus, but I would not want to calculate all that every time.

I also have a binder I had started when I followed the Zone Diet, with the nutritional data for 100 g portions of my usual foods. When I decided to follow Weight Watchers, I added the Points in the margin. As most people I believe, I eat the same foods often; when I eat something new, I try to make the effort to add it to the binder, so that I don't have to calculate it again the next time. If and when I buy a calculator for Points Plus, I will add the calculations for those in the margin.

I'm a very low-tech person, most people must find using a web site for tracking a lot easier than making all those efforts, but for me, this is easier and more comfortable.

I use a notebook as a food journal, I leave it next to my preparation area on the kitchen counter, and I always write everything down before having a single bite. It works for me.


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12/4/10 4:18 P

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What are your favorite resources for tracking WW points from home?
Use this thread to share and exchange your favorite tracking tools, tricks, etc.

I like Doti's Weight Loss Zone when I want points for restaurant foods. Very extensive list. Old points and new Points Plus are both included!
www.dwlz.com

Edited by: MKELLY72 at: 9/26/2011 (11:25)
Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
2/5/18---seriously!! 265--still struggling to get back on track
7/1/18 started logging on Spark again.


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