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11/21/10 9:01 P

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You will get it, it takes a little time. It just occurred to me that I believe when making pasta just for myself, I only use oz dry. This gives me more of my portion size with less waste. After all of these years, I still measure. However, I usually use cups rather than go stricly by the scale. Both are useful in different ways.
There are, sites where you can enter foods and they will provide calories. You might even enter your desired information on the Spark nutrition, and it will provide a guide.
Hope the puzzle comes together soon for you.


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IRISHEI's Photo IRISHEI Posts: 5,689
11/21/10 12:54 P

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Thanks Teresa,
I'm still working on it. I will figure it out
sooner or later. Appreciate your help. emoticon

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11/20/10 10:42 P

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IRISHEI,
I understand you wanting to know about the calories.
It depends on the type of pasta. The nutritional information provided is for a 2 oz dry serving. Therefore, if you take 2 oz measured dry and cook that as a serving you will end up with the calories per serving as listed on the box.
If you want more or less, you can choose the amount and alter the number of calories from that.
For example 1/2 servining of drum semolina pasta I have on shelf is 210 calories per a measured 2 ounce serving. If you choose to reduce portion size simply adjust the calories per serving. If you choose 1/4 cup and it makes 1/2 cup simply adjust the nutrition by one half. Hope this helps a little.
Doing the math gets confusing sometimes when dividing portions.
Sorry to be so long in getting back, but I was thinking you were looking more at the point system.
Hope this helps some.

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IRISHEI's Photo IRISHEI Posts: 5,689
11/20/10 9:25 A

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Mimi,
I understand you are person who understands the calories.
My question is:
How many calories is it for cooked pasta?
THE reason I am confused is, on the box it says 2 oz.
(dry,uncooked). When I cook it it becomes double, correct? (uncooked shows 2 oz.=210 calories)
Is the uncooked pasta and the cooked pasta, the SAME amount of calories?
Is this too crazy to explain or ask about? Does anyone else get confused with this calorie amount?
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Or, do we just log the calories that are cooked and if so, 4 oz. cooked will be 420 calories, right?

Edited by: IRISHEI at: 11/20/2010 (09:28)
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11/20/10 9:14 A

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Okay, I will check with Mimi. It is really the calories I am trying to figure out.
THANKS!!

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11/19/10 11:02 P

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IRISHEI,
Your precision is one of your characteristics which makes you successful. Mimi is more knowledable about the point system, so she would be a better source. Wish I could be more precise, but without measuring and cooking I wouldn't want to steer you in the wrong direction. I have an idea, but I will put the ball in her court on this one. You might want to bing a conversion chart if you have the time.
Sorry.


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11/19/10 3:27 P

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Thanks Teresa and thanks Mimi,
I know I have probably asked this question before, but still get confused with it. When counting points for pasta, how do I do this?
If the box says serving size, 2 oz.(dry, uncooked in box) when it is cooked does it make double of what you cook? In other words, If I put in 1 cup of dry pasta to boil, it becomes 2 cups when cooked, right?
So, then if I measure my portion to eat, Do I just measure 4 oz. and count as 4 oz. or is this the 2 0z. calories for this?
Sounds confusing to me and will be probably to you too. Hope I explained this right. Thanks for your help with this.
I am pretty sure I have been counting it right, but want to make sure. emoticon

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11/19/10 1:55 P

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Mimi,
Prepared dinners are difficult. I certainly agree about the salads. Perhaps a light and healthy snack before you go will make the luncheon more enjoyable.


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11/19/10 1:51 P

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IRISHEI,
That is a great deal of activity! Great job! Your goals will lead you to the healthy lifestyle you are so dedicated to pursuing.
At any time you are caring for children, there certainly will be a variety of activity. No problems there.
Enjoy your day!

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11/19/10 11:35 A

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IRISHEI

Your exercise will benefit you so much.
Keep going, one day at a time.

I'm going now to a pre-prepared lunch . I hope there is a healthy salad there and fresh fruits.
I'll NOT eat unhealthy foods there and I'll finish my lunch at home , if necessary.
Usually most of the salads include lots of mayonnaise and too much oil.

have a healthy day


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11/19/10 8:54 A

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Yesterday was my big exercise day. (70 min.total)

Today will be at least 20-30 minutes moving in some way. My little grandson is having a little friends
B-day party today. His actual b-day is day after the holiday, and we will do our family celebration on Thanksgiving and his 3rd b-day together. He wants GRAM (me) to be there.
Watching portions, logging and moving is my goal everyday.
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11/18/10 11:30 P

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our team's Chat Cafe.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us.
We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle!
The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY!

Please join our one day mini challenge anytime, following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT!

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY!

For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.





Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the "present".



Not on plan just for today?
Tomorrow is a new fresh day.
Congratulations on starting over.
Forget, forgive and move on!

Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred.
See that you can learn from your slip.

REMEMBER!!!
Slips should teach you, not defeat you!


Accept that sometimes itís going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. Itís picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.



Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

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Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
no matter how rugged the climb,
we're certain to get there
by trying our best,
and taking One Day At A Time.

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"the future" may seem far away-
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I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.

I thought you might like it too.

You can make your own beautiful necklace (or a chain) by being OP (On Plan), using the emoticons provided here on SP.

*** You can also play this game for one week at a time (or month...etc...) and build a new necklace every week if you wish (or a month...etc...)

*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.

Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!

NOTE!
Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME

1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D

It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"

2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) .
Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D



If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-



3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D



RULES OF THE GAME .

1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.

2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.

3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT .
PLEASE READ IT !
IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME .
In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet.
You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!

The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP.
You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.

The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
4. Keep your own records.
THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan).
5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.

I hope you enjoy the game



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