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5/2/13 10:35 P

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I am tracking on line, and I now have active link, so the activity takes care of itself! I earned 10 points from activity yesterday, just walking!
My phone app does not seem to be in synch with the web site, so I just track on line.

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4/22/13 8:45 P

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All the best to you Bonnie. With Spark and WW pp together it is a Great Big Plus to helping
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4/22/13 4:42 P

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I just joined WW online program yesterday and so far I have just been using the mobile app on my iphone and ipad and the website for tracking. Works for me! I don't go anywhere without my phone so I will always have access using the mobile app. I will not be doing double tracking by tracking on SP...that's just too much work!

Glad to see this team for the WW from home option! Look forward to learning a lot and getting to know you all!

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2/8/13 10:52 A

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Tracking has always been a challenge ... I think the most I've ever tracked was 3 days then life would happen and I'd fall off the wagon. There are times, when not tracking that I plan ahead, B/L/D and Ss and that was my method of "tracking." Tracking forces you to look at what your doing and or not doing. I don't journal, just something I never got it it, although I receive journals as gifts. What I write, I don't think will make the best seller list ... lol

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2/6/13 6:35 A

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I also track my points in a notebook. I just find it easier. I keep my little notebook on the kitchen counter when I am home and jot things down as I go. When I'm out, I just take it with me. I also use the facing page (opposite side) to journal my feelings, motivational quotes, or just anything that comes to mind.

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1/5/13 4:18 P

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I agree with those who track on paper and keep it handy at home or work. Logging in to SP for every food became a chore when I did that before. It left no time for me to use the other SP resources. (This is my last re-start until I reach my goal and begin maintenance!) emoticon

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12/27/12 7:47 A

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Hi

Is there a difference from Points Plus and ProPoints - is one just the UK version or are they different? I am just wondering what the difference was between the UK plan and USA .... if there is any....

you know what curiosity did to the cat! *grin*

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8/26/12 7:20 A

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Thanks for your welcome and response. I was able to calculate my daily pp target. So far, yesterday, I was way over. So today, I will do much better. I have the pocket guide and the ww calculator on my desktop. I am anxious to get started in the right direction. emoticon

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE Posts: 603
8/25/12 9:31 P

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Hi, Irish Ei,

Welcome to our team! I also use a notebook as a food journal and calculate pp by hand. Michelle put a link in the team links for calculating our daily target (whether Points Plus or old Points) (you could click 'links' on the right of this thread). Here is the link for your immediate use:

www.laaloosh.com/how-to-calculate-da
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To me, using a pencil and notebook is a lot less work than tracking using a computer & it's a good fit for me. Whatever is best for you (computer tracking, phone app, pen & paper), you can find friends and support and information on WW from home!! and you can definitely lose weight without attending meetings or joining WW online. Michelle is a really great leader!

I wish you great success in attaining your goals. It's nice to have you on our team.

Johanne



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IRISHEI's Photo IRISHEI Posts: 10,048
8/25/12 10:00 A

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Michelle,
I was using the nutrition tracker for many months, but still had to calculate my pp, so it has been double work and time.
For gone back to----Notebook--
I also had used a notebook and have started to do this again TODAY. I just joined this Team and am Happy to see I can get help here. I cannot afford to go back to WW meetings and keep paying since I retired. I am looking for how to :FIND my daily PP target. Thanks for your help.
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FLEUR_DE_LUNE Posts: 603
5/3/12 3:36 P

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Brenda, I'm a very low-tech person, I don't even own a cellphone, but I'm curious. Have you tried the barcode app from WW? It all seems like science-fiction to me.

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4/30/12 8:50 A

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I track all of my points online on the WW website. I have the app on my phone and ipad, and usually track as I go. But I do keep notes when I can't do that and go back later to fill in.

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12/13/11 12:20 A

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I have the mobile app on my iTouch. It won't post the points without being connected to the internet, but it still holds the information while I'm away from home. (I'm archaic and without a smart phone), but I can't survive without my iTouch.

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8/27/11 9:16 P

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I also do that and find it very helpful, saves a lot of time. I am using my calculator. After all this time i actually figured out how to use those 3 little buttons. I like the PL button, which is points left. Im on the old program before points plus.

Isn't it funny how all of a sudden you can look down at your stomach and wonder to yourself, "Who put that there"?


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6/26/11 8:51 A

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I recently switched from tracking online to tracking in a personal memo pad. I am finding that I am still very accountable yet it feels more flexible to me.
I just purchased a point clicker on the Weight Watchers online site and I think that will be very handy. It allows you to click off your points throughout the day so that you stay aware but don't even have to write anything down. Of course I will still need to consult my points books and my calculator to figure out certain items, but I am finding that for the most part there are only 20 or so staple items that I eat, so it makes them rather easy to remember.


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3/21/11 4:17 P

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I've converted the Spark favorite foods list to calculate points by manually entering the points values where the calorie count should go. I've also added my points on the calories line in the goal tracker and then it automatically deletes the points I have eaten from the total I have for the day leaving a balance. It's working great for me. If I need to find the points value I go online to the free WW points plus calculator and get the value and add manually.
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LITTLEBABY284's Photo LITTLEBABY284 Posts: 76
1/21/11 7:40 A

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Oh, another thing that I did to help keep track of points is to take a sharpie and after calculating how many points something was, I wrote that number down on the box/bag/container/carton/jug. That way whenever I wanted something and didn't know exactly what I wanted, I could just take the number of points I had left and look for something that fit within that range without having to bust out the sliding scale to calculate. Helps if you're feeling a bit lazy and don't have a meal plan or decide you want a snack. Saves time if you're in a rush, too. I am definitely going to do this again. Just thought I'd share this little helpful tidbit.


(as the garbage compactor closes in) One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner. -Han Solo



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1/21/11 7:29 A

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I kept track in various ways that I think I might do again. Well....maybe not all of it. I made a chart on the computer to keep track, I kept track in a small notebook that I wrote in with pencil and also used to deduct points as I went to make sure I was up to date on what I was allowed. This also included the free points that people can use if they need/want a little extra room and the points gained back from exercise. I tried not to use either, but sometimes I just couldn't resist. I also kept track of how many servings of 8 oz. of water I drank. I think I might do this again because I really need keep a visual chart to keep me on track.


(as the garbage compactor closes in) One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner. -Han Solo



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1/17/11 12:03 P

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I just ordered the books for dining out & points values for the new Points Plus program....and a 3-month tracking book. Should be here this week.
I keep a pencil and tablet in the kitchen and track before I eat most of the time. Away from home I have a small tablet & pen I carry to use.
I don't track on SP anymore, but do on the WW site..doing both would take to much time.

I lost 25# doing this with WW before, and then we started full-time RVing and I put on 15#, so knew I needed to get back. I also measure and weigh foods for awhile now, until I can get a "good Eye" again!!

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1/15/11 10:35 A

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I have a small notebook I keep in my purse. I track all my food with paper and pencil on the front side of each page. On the facing page to the left, I make notes, track my weekly point allowance used/remaining, and record my daily activity with the weekly tally as well. I love seeing that number grow.
I don't track my food with spark people, because I don't access it EVERY day. I tend to save the weekends for me time and family time, so I wouldn't be able to track consistently. For me, the ability to always have my tracking tools at my finger tips is key. I don't have a web enabled phone, so using the ap is not an option for me either.
As far as before or after I eat- I usually track it before I eat it. This way I know exactly where I stand for the rest of the day BEFORE I put it in my mouth. If it doesn't look like I will have the remaining points I will want for the day, I think about an alternative- possibly turning to fruit and a piece of lowfat string cheese which only deducts 1 point. If it's a treat that I am giving myself- I just plan on using some of my weekly to balance out the day.
I always pack my lunch for work, so I track as I pack it. This way I know at the beginning of the day what I have left for supper. (I like to use the largest amount for my supper...)
This works for me- I keep it pretty simple, because I know that if I want to live this life forever, I need to have a plan that I can use consistently forever. I'm hoping that this is the key I was missing every other time I have started this journey, because I have it now!!

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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1/12/11 12:03 P

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How often do you track? Everyday? Before you eat it or after? Maybe a combination. What is working for you? Do you use paper and pencil? Online tracking? Do you track your food using SP?
Share what you do and how you do 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.


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