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Week 1 weigh in

Name: Becky
Age: 24
Height: 5'2"
SW (starting weight): 251.2
CW (current weight): 249
GW (goal weight): for now, just 10% (226)

Good things of the week: Pretty proud of myself for eating breakfast every day this past week.  For most of my life, even in previous attempts at weight watchers, I constantly skipped breakfast.  Made the concious decision at the start of the week that I'd be better about breakfast from now on and got myself hooked on a pretty tasty cereal (Rasin Bran Extra) and stuck to it.  In the past, I'd be like 'oh yeah, going to eat breakfast every day from now on'.......and stick to it for 1-2 days, and then forget about it.

Areas that need improvement: Tracking--For the most part I was diligent about tracking, but there were a couple of days in the middle of the week where I'm pretty sure I definately ate over my points for the day, and didn't even keep track/account for it.  Veggies---I definately need to be more concious about getting my veggie servings in.  Last time I went about program, I think I probably over-veggied, heh, so I want to get back to being at least halfway to how I was back then.

Food Tracking Community

Hello again!

A while back there was a community that a bunch of us would use in order to post our daily food logs, get ideas from other people on meal ideas, and just basically keep ourselves (and each other!) accountable. It's been dead for a while now, but I am going to start using it again and I hope some of you will join me over there!


Where else do you track?

So I did WW for more than a year and a half. I lost about 35 pounds. I stopped WW just recently because it was starting to become really annoying. Don't get me wrong, I love WW and it does wonders... I just need to spice it up with something different. I want to focus more on whole grains and eating for nutrition and not just fat free things and foods with low points that are super processed. (oh, and I also recently figured out that my body doesn't like wheat.) Maybe I just need a break from WW. I haven't tracked since November and I can say I didn't gain a single pound over the holidays, but didn't lose any either. At the moment I'm perfectly happy with it. I'm also super happy not to feel obsessed about tracking.

But, so I'm wondering have anyone used The Daily Plate? I've used Spark People in the past and I'm not to keen on it for whatever reason. What are your experiences on tracking in other sites? I might be happy tracking on something new, I like learning new stuff.

Thanks for any input.
balloon basher

I should know this already...

Ok. When whole wheat rotini pasta says a serving is 2 oz (3/4 cup) dry, do they mean that the measure, if you are going by volume, is 3/4 cup dry, or 3/4 cup cooked? My digital food scale was supposed to arrive today, and this is just the kind of situation I need it for.

SO which is it do ya think? ( I measured out 3/4 cup dry, cooked it, and ate it.)

WW iPhone app?

Hello, everyone!

I haven't been checking in for the longest time so I may have missed this question being asked before. Which iPhone apps do you use to calculate and track points? I want to start back on WW today and it'd be nice to utilize my nifty, new phone to help me in my weight loss journey.

Thanks and happy losing!

I'm so sorry, I can't figure out to search this dang community...

I want to be able to track my points on my phone which has google docs and excel. Can someone re-post the spreadsheets for me so that I can try adding them to my phone? I've really been slacking on my tracking lately, and I think its because I've been just tracking at the end of the day, trying to remember what I ate...I always leave out stuff and then wonder why I'm gaining :-X

I'd really appreciate it!! :)
thanks in advance :)
the girls


soooo i have  a nasty cold. what do you guys do when you get colds/sinus infections-do you still track? I know the best thing is to get healthy but i mean i'm not puking or anything...but ive been living off OJ(which is pretty high in calories) and green tea. Just trying to decide if I should track all this OJ and crap I'm drinking/eating or just ignore WW until I get better in a few days...?:(


no gain + etools question?

Wow. New layout! Looks good, but can we have the individual user pictures back on our posts? I kind of like recognizing people, I guess I am lame and very visual oriented and don't know people really by their user names without their pictures. But, it looks great!

So earlier in the week I said I was going to break down and finally go to meetings after being exclusively online. It wasn't bad and I didn't die. After eating every thing in site last week and going way past my weeklys and APs, I still lost 0.6lbs. Sweet, no gain. I've decided I'll be brave and go to weekly meetings.

But so here is a question. Using eTools sometimes things have half points. Like a medium banana is 1.5pts. A 1/4 of a cup of nonfat milk is 0.5pts. But the new info I finally got about the Momentum plan says to round to the next point. Are the people going to meetings having better success because you're rounding up to the next full point and not using half points? I'm confused... Thoughts?
  • acejka

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I'm usually a lurker here, but I have a question so I'm coming out of lurkdom...

On my online tracker, when I enter a chicken breast cooked, without bone and skin, and it gives me 3 points.
Is that for a certain amount of ounces? Is there a "standard" portion size that I haven't ever known about?

Thanks in advance!!