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6/8/10 3:31 P

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Need Help!

Could someone please tell me how points they are in the folowing, I went out for Indian yesterday and since I have the German Version they dont have all the point I am looking for. Thanks

Indian Chai with sugar
Palak Paneer
Rothi/Chappati
Basmati rice
Chicpea/Chole curry

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6/8/10 9:43 A

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Thanks, I have my meeting today. I will work with the leader. It is just 133 might have been a good weight when I was in my 30's, but it is not going to happen now. I also you know can get a dr.'s permission. My doctor already told me a weight range in the 140's is good for me and I have an appointment with her on Friday.

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6/8/10 5:27 A

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I believe it is within that range.

I know here where I live the WW Leaders have a range and Together, the leader and the person trying to lose or maintain weight come up with a weight range to be a lifetime member where the Person is comfortable being at. YOU have the power :)


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6/7/10 5:39 P

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I am a lifetime member. Just a question, when I came back (for the third time)about a year ago I couldn't find my lifetime card or anything that proved I was a lifetime member, well I finally found it. I made life time for the second time about 20 years ago in my 30's. I am not in my 50's. My goal weight back then was quite low, to get back to lifetime, do I have to reach that goal, or can I use a goal weight that is still within the acceptable range, but higher. Back then my goal weight was 133, but if I look in book 1, for my height, I can actually be 146. Can I use 146 or do I have to get back down to 133????

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5/23/10 3:58 P

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I track in both places...

I track sodium, calcium and some other stuff here on Spark and I've been using it way longer than WW so it's pretty much a habit....

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5/23/10 11:25 A

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I was reading through this thread and I want to ask if you count points and track here on Spark.
I just started back to counting points and then I logged my food on here and I was way under calories with everything.
I wasn't hungry but It just made me wonder if I should do both.
Thanks!

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5/18/10 1:59 P

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Thank you. I just got a scale yesterday and I'm sure I could have "guessed" wrong on some things. Thanks again for the help. The computer figured how many points I get--should I recalculate?


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5/18/10 1:57 P

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First make sure to calculated your points correctly, then ensure you MEASURE EVERYTHING with a food scale, expecially protein. If you are off on the high side, you could have more points than you think. Common errors, a cup of milk. Most glasses you usually drink milk out of are usually two cups. Same goes for juices. Measure all liquids with a measuring cup and all solids with a food scale.

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5/18/10 1:56 P

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I get 25 points a day and then the weekly points. Last week I used all my extra points on Saturday (poor decision). I am going to try being better this week and see how that goes. Thanks for the reply.

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5/18/10 1:53 P

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I only have 20 points a day, and I am usually fine with it. Of course, I do use by 35 weekly points throughout the week.

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5/18/10 1:46 P

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I stayed within my point range for the week last week and gained 5 pounds. I am a little worried that the points might be too high for me. I am going to give it another week or two. I also am not going to save my extra points for a one time "splurge". Does it take a little bit to get the system "working" for an individual?

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5/14/10 4:35 P

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At one point in one of the iterations of the program, you could bank points - but they changed that. In the 4 years I've been on WW, there was only 2 days where I didn't use all my points, and those were days when I had surgeries scheduled for late morning and didn't get out until the afternoon. Once in awhile, having a point or two extra isn't going to hurt you.

What I see happening now with them no longer encouraging using all the daily points every day is that there are people who are of the mindset that if they eat as few points as possible they'll lose faster. Doing that way too often is not healthy at all. But that's more commentary than you wanted. :)

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5/14/10 4:29 P

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No. That answered it and I did have extra daily points one day so I just thought since the day before I had borrowed heavily from my weekly allowance that I should get to pay back. lol. It's okay I'm sure I will usually use my daily allowance. Thanks for answering. emoticon emoticon

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5/14/10 3:19 P

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You mean if you have extra daily points? If that's what you mean, you shouldn't have extra daily points. I know they changed their mind on whether or not you have to use all your daily points - but I hold to the belief that you should always use your daily points.

The way they calculate the daily points is based on your basal metabolic rate, which is the minimum amount of calories your body needs for daily, routine functions. Going below that on a regular basis is really not healthy in the long run. And eventually as your daily points drop, you'll hit a very difficult plateau to break.

If that's not what you mean, then I'm not sure what you mean. :)

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5/14/10 3:07 P

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I have been tracking points on line and ran into a question. If I go over it takes from my weekly points (I get that.) But, on the other hand if I have extra it doesn't carry over or back to the extra points? Just curious. Thanks for any feedback.


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4/28/10 10:21 A

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Just reached lifetime last week. I did not use the 35 points in the beginning, BUT as I got closer to the end I began to use them. I wanted to slowly incorporate my high foods back in a little at a time so that when I was done I would know how to eat them again without going overboard. You have to find what works best for you. Good Luck! emoticon

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4/28/10 8:21 A

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Good morning,
Currently I have 24 points. I find it hard to get in 3 milk (I am over 50) and 2 healthy oils without going into my 35 points. I have tried not eating my extra points, but I find I am not eating healthy.
Another way to help is to earn more activity points to replace your 35 points. I am losing very slowly and it is very frustrating, but this time I am in it to stay on program and get back to goal. Our leader indicates you shouldd use the 35 points if you need to, but it takes a while to learn what works best for you. Good luck on your journey. emoticon

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Have you ever tried eating all of your weekly and activity points? Some people lose faster by eating them. The worst that can happen is that you have week where you gain. But the benefit out that experiment is that you know what your body needs or doesn't need.

I got to down to 20 points a day and found that most challenging. I needed to refocus and wrap my head around something different so I started with sparks and counting calories. In addition to tracking fat, carbs and protein, I also track sodium and I think I found out that I was consuming way too much sodium.



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3/30/10 5:34 P

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Use the 35 points. It makes the program easier to follow and makes yoru eating habits more realistic, at least in my opinion.

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3/29/10 8:49 P

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I think you have to find out what is best for you. For me, I try not to use any of 35 points, but I have on occasion. If I use too many of them, I don't lose any weight. I'm not on 22 points, but 24. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and most of time I am very satisfied. In this journey I am learning to listen to my body. Some days I need more protein, so I eat more protein. I'm also eating more vegetarian meals.

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3/19/10 3:46 P

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Laura, I think you and I share a brain.

Sure, if you eat less you might lose quicker. But if you eat less you might feel deprived and hungry, and won't feel motivated to continue. Undereating now leads to overeating later, even if you end up doing it without realizing it.

Slow and steady wins the race, but so does experimenting and finding out what works for YOU best, not others.

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3/19/10 12:50 P

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Yes, if you take in less calories you will (most of the time) lose more weight. But, when you lose it slower, it will give you more time to learn new habits that will stick with you. Also, if you eat your 35 points you won't feel deprived and hungry all the time. You will learn to eat normally.

I believe in eating more calories and losing it slower. This is your new lifestyle and not another "diet" for the short term. Just my two cents!

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3/19/10 12:40 P

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A leader has said this so many times when I've been in a meeting and I can't get it out of my head. If you don't use your 35 points then you will lose much quicker. Everyone on here says use them up. I don't know which to do.

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3/18/10 11:11 P

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Definately go into your 35 points. I am on maintenance and have 21 points a day. I am holding my own and staying within my 2 pounds lifetime goal. Slow is great and then it will stay off. Don't get frustrated because its coming off slow. The scale isn't the only form of measurement. The fit of your clothes, how you feel, Self Esteem. The scale is only a number. The success is your accomplishment in becoming a better you. This is a lifestyle change, you have to entire lifetyme to lose the weight. It didn't get on overnight.

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3/18/10 6:25 P

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I eat my 22 points and as many of my 35 points as I need to eat to stay satisfied. One of the things I've found in my journey is that if I don't eat enough, I won't lose weight. Sometimes when I'm losing slowly, I'm not getting enough points in.

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3/18/10 1:38 P

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Just something to think about. A leader once told me

"However you lose the weight. That is what you need to continue to do to keep it off!"

So, try to eat the points you are allowed to eat and still see a loss. Then when you get to maintenance and you get to add on some points you do not start gaining. You really want to be able to eat a decent amount of food when on maintenance - this is the rest of your life.

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3/18/10 1:33 P

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Thanks for the comments so far I do use some of my 35 weekly points but I try not to use all of them because I am losing weight very slow and I have a goal date.I know that I have a long way to go just like others and it is great to have this site.

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3/18/10 1:28 P

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You have the 35 weekly points and they are MEANT to be used. They are there to make eating fun and interesting - when you want that snack or you are going out to dinner.


My points theory:
Daily points are for meeting your healthy guidelines
Weekly 35 points are to make eating NOT boring and fun
Activity Points are there to sustain your energy when you have worked out (especially vigorously) and need it.



Edited by: INCTRL at: 3/18/2010 (13:29)
"There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." Morpheus in The Matrix

"Failure is only postponed success...The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." -Herbert Kaufman

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
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3/18/10 1:14 P

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I've been counting points for the last 5 weeks and have 22 points as well.
It does seem like most days I go a couple over into my weekly points so I'm usually between 22.5 and 25 points. I don't have issues during the week when I'm working but the weekends have been my trouble spots.
I usually use 6 pts for breakfast, 5 or 6 for lunch, 6 - 8 for dinner and 2 - 5 for snacks. Its the snacking which is my trouble spot. ;)
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3/18/10 1:05 P

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Hi I was wondering if anyone is doing more of the counting points rather than tracking food on Sperk. I only have 22 points a day and am finding it hard to stay with that small amount. I started Spark tracking in Jan and then at the beginning of March tried WW again and find I lose with that one. So 4 questions here. Does anyone else have 22 points a day and are you fine with it? How do you do it ? And the question at the top. Thanks

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