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  • Daph's Diet: Day One

    27 posts, 15 voices, 695 views, started Nov 10, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Daphne

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    • Carnelian
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      For those who may not be familiar with how the Weight Watchers Flex Plan, here’s a quick run down.

      Each food has a point value based on number of calories, grams of fat and fiber content.  At my current weight, i am permitted 26 points per day and 35 “bonus” points per week. (Sidenote: last time i did the program i never used any of the bonus points and i plan to do the same this time, too).

      With all that in mind, here is how today went:

      Breakfast :
      2 ,scrambled w/Pam= 2 points
      2 cups/ coffee w/flavored creamer = 1.5 points

      Lunch :
      Lean Cuisine Fetuccine Chicken Alfredo= 3 points
      8 oz. skim milk= 2 points

      Dinner :
      Lean Cuisine turkBreakfastey & apples= 5 points
      8 oz. skim milk = 2 points
      Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake= 1 point

      Total points used= 16.5
      I should have had more but i was busy.  I am making a specific effort to make time during my work day for lunch...something i have gotten away from over the years.  Tomorrow I will use more points.

      I am drinking my water (with a straw), winding down the day.  I think it was a very good first day!  :c)



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Good Job, good use of points with the weight watchers and lean cuisine meals. This way you didn’t have to weigh and measure or cook anything!

          Way to go



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Good job! That straw is uber important!! ;)



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          Linni wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • good job Daphne!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Good job! I was happy that I didn’t gain while on vacation even though I pretty much ate what I wanted. I took my Osolean with me and mixed it in my coffee in the am, and just skipped the pm serving. Now I am going to really concentrate on these last 10 lbs and few inches. I actually met my goal and then decided I wasn’t satisfied with it. LOL



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          Inakika wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Good job girl! Maybe I should look in to WW.
          I had a egg white omelet, with veggies and a ton of water. I skipped lunch, too busy. For dinner I had a small chicken quesadilla with spinach, tomatoes, onion and jalapeno peppers and a little cheese. I used whole wheat tortillas.
          Tomorrow, I will do better.
          I told you I’m with you.



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Way to go, Linda! I know that when I am consciously notating every morsel consumed, I am my most successful.

          I actually  had someone suggest to me one time that you make a list of all the 0 point WW foods, and eat strictly from that list, but as much as you want. And you supplement with protein drinks and multivitamins of your choosing.

          Is that even realistic? I have no idea what the list looks like, so I don’t how rounded a diet that would be.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Thanks for your words of encouragement, everyone.  Weight Watchers worked for me before and i’m optimistic that it will again.

          Heather...eating all the zero point foods i want would bore me to death...as it’s mostly veggies.  That is kind of what the Core Plan is based upon.  I am doing the Flex Plan.



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Thanks for the info. For the last several years I have begun to tell myself that I could live a vegetarian lifestyle, so now I’m actually even more curious than before I asked, lol.

          I’ve also contacted our wellness guru (happymomma) about this Osolean she’s so fond of.

          Thank you, Linda, for the motivation to take control of myself again. I’ve got a million excuses why I haven’t been, but I only need one reason to see it through. (((hugs!!)))



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          Daphne wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Thanks, Lu!



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Daphne,

          You should read the box on that Lean Cuisine Chicken Fettucine....it’s 6pts not 3.  The eggs you had??  ....if they were whole eggs its more than 2 pts.  

          I lost 18 lbs on ww in the past and am now back on the program determined to lose the 18 that I gained back.  

          Hope this helps....

          Good luck............im in need of luck and self control...

          Doreen



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Okay so I checked the website.......one egg is 2 pts.....

          3 egg whites are 1 pt.

          I dont know how you are calculating your points???
          Just trying to help

          Doreen



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          Daphne wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Thanks for your input, Doreen.  You may be right about the LC meal but i’ve already tossed it.  The eggs were automatically registered through the site.  I guess it’s a good thing that i rarely eat my daily allotment of points...makes errors like that immaterial.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Reviewed my “data” from yesterday...My actual points for the day were 21.5.  Still not the 26 i’m allotted but i neglected to put a 2 in the box when registering the eggs...and i had a misprint in the Lean Cuisine data.

          Just thought i’d clarify...i’m not trying to get away with anything.  I certainly understand that, in the end, it’s ME who suffers.  :c)



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I have a hard time not eating over my points!!  Im allowed only 20 and I do enjoy my wine!!  I need to step up the activity.  Im hoping to be at least 12 lbs lighter by Christmas.  This is one journey that I seem to be on every other year or so.  

          Good Luck to you Daphne.  Keep us posted of your success. :)
          I’ll let you know how Im doing as well.  

          Doreen



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          Raysa Santana wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • That’s great Daphne.  Keep it up.  I lost 20 lbs on WW back in 2000.  However, I wanted to tell you to be careful with those frozen meals.  They are very high in sodium which is also a contributor to weight gain.  Try to limit yourself to eating those meals on days when you are in a rush and can’t make a meal from scratch.  

          Keep us posted on your progress.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Okay,
          The wellness guru in me has to speak up. :) Also be careful with the desserts and ‘sweets‘. Artificial sweeteners are poison, and worse for you than packing around the extra pounds. Okay, off the soap box.
          I'd love to start up a group and teach you how to lose fat without counting calories (or points.) That doesn't mean you can eat everything you love in huge quantities, but it does mean that you can lose weight without having to refer to your list, or have a different menu that the rest of your family. Low glycemic has other side benefits - especially for people who are diabetic, or afraid they are headed in that direction. Keeping your blood sugar level by eating small, low glycemic meals throughout the day is the key to losing weight. Learning to change your lifestyle and adopting low glycemic as a way of life is the way to keep it off forever. For me, it is the only thing that will work long term, because I am not willing to count points for the rest of my life. It prevents yo-yoing, which is also worse for you than never losing it in the first place.



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • NutriSystem takes advantage of the low glycemic (I had never heard of it before), but they are so laden with sodium. Even though they keep the levels within the RDA, I’m supposed to stay on a lower sodium diet due to my high blood pressure and some scar tissue on my lungs that will serve as pockets for extra fluid.

          I say you start that group, Dee Dee!



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Nutrisystem is like eating cardboard. I tried it for a month.....sent back the second shipment.  Totally disgusting food (or a poor attempt at trying to be food).  Tried Jenny Craig.....too expensive although the food is really good.  

          I would love for you to start that group :)  

          Doreen



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Congrats to you!!!  I’m been on and off WW in the past.  The program really works.  I always lost weight.  Writing everything down in the food journal and the motivational meetings were key for me. Keep up the good work!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Nutrisystem and most all pre-prepared meal programs are laden with sodium and more often than not include artificial sweeteners as a way to reduce calories. I’d be happy to start a group. Weekly meetings work best where we actually talk to one another. I’ll start a group here as well. How about Lean for Life as a name? Until Thursday my time online is pretty limited, but I’ll get it set up on Thursday and start posting some articles I have written in the past. I have a couple of blog posts that might inspire you as well.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • When I did LA Weight Loss 3 years ago, I had great success...but learned one thing, opposite of what you ladies mention. Their plan was giving me too little sodium! Most of what you eat is fresh and you have to use salt sub, plus down 8+ glasses of H2O. When I went to the doctor, my blood pressure was out of whack due to low sodium. He suggested subbing some of the water with gatorade.

          Sorry to change the subject!



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Lean for Life sounds like a great name!  Im anxious to read your articles.

          Thx Dee Dee

          Doreen



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