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ESALGADO28 Posts: 1
3/25/09 9:19 A

Thank you that chart was helpful

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1/11/09 6:59 P

It's about 10 calories difference, so I wouldn't worry. It's not about measuring things THAT precisely!

Also, if you don't like cream of wheat... DON'T EAT IT!!! It's really not a very good breakfast choice anyway, no protein and no fiber. The only time I'll eat it is when I'm really sick and I can barely swallow. Or when I've donated blood and need iron.

ANARIE Posts: 13,042
1/11/09 6:16 P


Here's a link to a fraction/decimal conversion chart that you can print out and hang up on your refrigerator or somewhere else that's convenient. You could also just copy off the ones that are useful and make your own charts.

One unexpected bonus to a program like SparkPeople is that we re-learn all the math we forgot when we left school!

1/11/09 4:06 P

Sorry if my first post wasn't clear, I was explaining that in order to get .75 cups you would need 3/4 a cup, which could also be 1/2 plus 1/4.

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1/11/09 3:33 P

whenever I start getting confused with decimals like .75 I think of it like cents.

.75 cents is the same as three quarters of money--
.25 +
.25 +
.25 = .75 cents. It is more visual and may give you a bit of help.

Edited by: AKASHA66 at: 1/11/2009 (15:33)
TIFFENYL Posts: 98
1/11/09 2:44 P

Ladygadyva6, I was reading the posts and found myself laughing at your comment on getting out the jump rope cause you went a little over on your cream of wheat!! LOL!! I would probably say the same and the measuring is a pain and difficult at times. I made a chart today and if you would like i will post it for you. Let me know Tiffeny

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1/11/09 2:20 P

Don't be too concerned about the small overage :) There is a learning curve involved when you start paying attention to what you put in your body! Eating slightly bigger meals in the morning is better than eating them at night because you are less active then :)

1/11/09 2:08 P

well then since I went way over my limit then I assume I need to get that jump rope out and jump for 20 minutes or so it seems like eating the right food is easy part but measuring them is another whole story never was good at math

Edited by: LADYGADYVA6 at: 1/11/2009 (14:09)
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1/11/09 2:05 P

.75 is 3/4 of a cup. Make sure you read your menu carefully and that you know if the amount SP lists is either before or after it is cooked. If you start with 3/4 cup dry cereal and then cook it with, it will bloat up and be much more than the original amount. When I make oatmeal, I put 1/2 cup of whole oats with 1 cup of water and microwave for 3 minutes...very filling and good for you!

1/11/09 1:56 P

oh really well then thats not good at all ate more then I was suppose to.I thought other person said .75= 2/3 cup or 1/2 cup and then another 1/4 cup also equals .75 must have misunderstood what she was saying it was cooked when i measured it my man said i had measured 1/2 cup and then another 1/4 cup

Edited by: LADYGADYVA6 at: 1/11/2009 (14:00)
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1/11/09 1:44 P

you did go over your limit but just barely.
1/2 cup is .5
1/3 cup is .33

.5+.33= .83, which is greater than .75.
the .25 cup would get you to hit .75 on the nose.

also in the tracker the food is ready to eat. so 3/4 cup of cream of wheat cooked should yield more due to the increase in liquid. you;d have to measure it out. or look at the chart on the back. i think a cooked serving is supposed to be 1 cup. so you might have to cut everything down by a 1/4 to get a .75 cup yield.

1/11/09 1:42 P

You did go over...

1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6 = 0.83

And a 3/4 cup is = 0.75

But you were only a tenth of a cup over so don't worry about it for today.

1/11/09 1:38 P

thank you didnt know I am glad that I didnt go over my limit

1/11/09 1:23 P

.75 would be 3/4 of a cup, or 1/2 and then 1/4.

1/11/09 1:14 P

says i can have crean of wheat cereal no salt and I measured out only 1/2cup not packed and another 1/3 cup not packed smooth at top did I go over my limit gee I hope not but that stuff is sick no flavor to it at all.but if its to lose weight then I am all for it but has alot of carbs I saw on my chart
oops I thought was 1/2 cup and 1/3 cup but my man said it was 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup maybe he has better memory then I do

Edited by: LADYGADYVA6 at: 1/11/2009 (13:16)
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