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    06-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Fridays sound great!!, although I don't know what the point system is so if some one want's to list that , that would be great!!!i tihnk that we should list our age and hight!! Not wieght (keep that to our selfs) set goals I.e set a goal of maybe 15 pounds in 3 months , remember the faster you take it off the faster you put it back on.....it should be done in a safe way....and yes like AA if you feel that you need support though this just pm any one doing this!!!.....i wish every one luck and that we lse what we want?
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    06-29-2008, 02:48 PM
Green Broke
I could type up some of the main foods with points, although, unless you have a set number of points per day, the food points would be useless. Like mine is 32 pts a day. I don't know how my nutritionist came to that determination, but I can and will look into it.

I also have a book called "CALORIE KING" it basically lists major fast food items, almost anything you can think of.
    06-29-2008, 03:01 PM
Green Broke
I'm feeling really positive about all of this. Is the point system that you use, along the same principle as the Weight watchers counting system? If it is, I really like that one, as you can have variety, and all foods, just in moderate portions.

Are we starting from today/tomorrow and then weighing in on friday?

Well my age and height are..... 34yrs and 5ft3inch (could of sworn I was 5ft4 but Simon (hubby) has just measured me and I'm an inch smaller. :roll:
    06-29-2008, 03:06 PM
Here is a site that has a point calculator on it. You just enter the info from nutrition panel on the food package and it tells you what the point value is.

Here is a site that gives how many points you can have per day by body weight.

Its actually a pretty simple plan. I remember when I was on WW last time I would save up enough points so by the end of the day I could have a scoop of lowfat ice cream
    06-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Green Broke
I did a little snooping and this is what I found. One reason I never started Weight Watchers is because of the money. I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on something that I saw was frivolous. My opinion is that the WW system only benefits those who are members, and the rest of us don't benefit at all. So take the following information for what it's worth.

*Weight Watchers Points Equation:

P= {c/50}+{f/12}-{min⁡(r,4)/5}


P = Points
C = Calories
F = Fat Grams
R = Dietary fiber Grams

(Note: min{r, 4} equals the number of grams of dietary fiber or 4, whichever is smaller. In other words, only the first 4 grams of fiber "count.")

**Points Per Day:

Male - 8 pts
Female - 2 pts

17-26 - 4 pts
27-37 - 3 pts
38-47 - 2 pts
48-58 - 1 pt
Over 58 - 0 pts

Use the first 2 digits of your weight - for example - if you weigh 175 then use 17 pts

If you spend most of your day:
Sitting down - 0 pts
Occasionally sitting but mostly standing - 1 pt
Walking most of the time - 2 pts
Doing physical work most of the time - 3 pts

Add all your numbers up and you get your daily points allowance!

You also get an additional 35 points to use throughout the week however you want - you can use them all at once or spread them out over the week

According to this mine would be:
Female: 2
Age- 3
Weight- 28
Daily activity- 0
I wasn’t aware of the extra 35pts per week, I try to keep to the 33/34 pts I was originally given or less.


Hope this helps.
    06-29-2008, 03:32 PM
Green Broke
Lol Vida's information is MUCH easier to use! Thanks Vida!!!

I am personally starting today.
    06-29-2008, 03:38 PM
My main problem with WW was the drive. The closest meeting is 40 miles round trip. Plus I have a little psychological problem with keeping appointments (agoraphobia plus dysthymia) Not something I easily admit.

Edit: looks like we had the same idea just different google searches
    06-29-2008, 08:50 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Vidaloco
My main problem with WW was the drive. The closest meeting is 40 miles round trip. Plus I have a little psychological problem with keeping appointments (agoraphobia plus dysthymia) Not something I easily admit.

Edit: looks like we had the same idea just different google searches
lol amazing how many search results are out there,eh? I too suffer from dysthymia coupled with a panic disorder, and some major anxiety issues.

The past few nights I have been sleeping very little due to the fact that I can't turn off my brain. I lay in bed and think and worry. But, that's for a different thread all together lol.
    06-29-2008, 10:31 PM
I started last school year several pounds above where I wanted to be (like 20 ish) I can't fit more exercise in than I did already so I needed a diet change. I have a cursedly slow metabolism and I'm still young! It's going to get worse so I better get used to it. I'm 5'6'' and an ideal bmi or 22 is 122 pounds (I've got broad shoulders and hips and most of my weight is muscle so I made my goal 125). I did weight watchers, then cal counting (1500 a day), then replacing lunch and breakfast with a weightloss shake or .energy bar, then no carbs. It sucked. I lost maybe five pounds and was starving. Finally I decided I was going to eat whatever the hell I wanted (I'm not a terrible sweets fan so I guess you could say I limited desserts). It was fabulous. My rules? Only one serving size, choose healthy things where possible (splenda, imitation butter, skim milk, whole grain bread, chicken instead of steak), and only veggies between meals except for some fruit and/or yougurt at 4 o'clock-ish. It was easy to do. Eating veggies kept my system on drive and limiting amounts to where I was no longer hungry but not so full I wanted to sleep limited calories. So fricken easy. And guess what? 11 weeks later (and after vacation) I weigh 123.6!!!
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    06-30-2008, 12:04 PM
Another thing is if you find a really good receipt that is ww aproved post it!!! Another thing how many of you cook from scratch?

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