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PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
6/3/13 9:50 A



Fresh fruit and veggies are also quite good and can be handy !

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6/1/13 5:05 P

I should have said: 7 lbs in 20 days, so I think I'm probably trucking along just right - not too fast, not too slow. I was thrilled to bits, though, because I have been struggling with my weight for the last 27 years, and finally, finally, I'm getting somewhere. Lean Cuisine sucks, (excuse that word), but I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer and I was at the store anyway ... Never again, if I can help it.

Thanks for the encouragement.
SD

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6/1/13 3:58 P

Wow!! lol--maybe I should try Lean Cusine! It sounds like its not something you will have to worry about "over-eating" anyway...or at least that flavor of it....

While your 7 lbs is a great start, please don't get discouraged if next week isn't also 7 lbs!! Once you are eating healthy and the sodium levels drop some, it will cause that water weight drop initially. Just remember to keep eating great, and you will keep losing, even if a bit more slowly! 1 to 2lbs a week is a good goal if you have much to lose....but maybe only 0.25-0.5 lbs if you are close to your healthy weight.

Welcome again to Spark!! And keep up your good work!!
patti

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6/1/13 1:56 P

Yes, great, thanks. Weighed myself today for first time and had lost 7 lbs despite eating icky Lean Cuisine.

SD

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6/1/13 1:34 P

There is also a "How To.."video you can watch.
Click On My Trackers (Top left of this page)
Click On Start
look on top right for Site Guide
Choose Site Tour Videos
Intro to Using Your Nutrition Tracker.

Probably better info than my "Hit and Miss' approach to learning this!!

Enjoy!!
patti

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 6/1/2013 (13:35)
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6/1/13 12:15 P

Thank you so much for the info; I was getting really frustrated here. Really appreciate your help.
SD

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6/1/13 2:15 A

No Problem!! This might not be the best description....but should head you in the right direction:

Open your Nutrition Tracker...then there are two ways to do it
:
1) use the SEARCH function that comes up....(The little white box in it has a shadowed "what did you eat?" in it. Just type in your Lean Cusine Meal name....and Voila!! about 200 (it seems !) pop up that other folks have already entered!! Click on one, and part way down the description, you will see a little tiny box that says "nutrition info"---I'd check it to see if they typed it in accurately. If so, then you simply "add it" to your meal....(and if its an item you are likely to eat again, check the little box that say "Add to favorites"!).

2) on the page directly under the word "search" there is a little tiny box that says "enter food not listed". It will bring up a blank page of nutrition facts you can enter the values into. When done, then add it to your meal, and save to favorites.

I found the Nutrition Tracker REALLY frustrating when I started....but LOVE it now!! Just play around with it a lot for several weeks, and save things into your favorites---it will get So Much Easier With Time! Trust me on that....! You can also enter your own recipes, and it will calculate nutrition info for you. Again--frustrating at first, but really cool once you get the hang of it!! Go under Recipes and at the bottom on the right is a little box for "Access Recipe Calculator"......
patti

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 6/1/2013 (02:20)
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5/31/13 10:08 P

I just had a Lean Cuisine Grilled chicken and vegetables for my dinner (blah), and I don't know how to enter the nutrition facts on the back of the packet to my daily log; it's 250 calories; 6 gm of fat (9%); carbs 30 gm; fibres 3gm; sugar 4gm; protein 19gm.

Can someone tell me, please, how to enter it.

Thank you

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