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*teeth chattering*

weather: mostly clear
outside: 3°C
mood: brrrr...
*pppffftt* So, who gave permission for it to be winter again? I had to flip on the seat warmers in the car tonight driving home.

I have a new snack fad for myself. Shreddies mixed in strawberry yoghurt. I love Shreddies. But I don't eat cereal because of my gag reaction to the smell of milk. Husband Guy put them together the other day and I stole some. Now I'm hogging up his strawberry yoghurt =D

I think it's 3 points (Weight Watchers). 1 cup of regular yoghurt looks like 3 points. 1 cup of dry cereal is 3 points. I put half a cup of each in a bowl.

The Reverse Weight Watchers thing has been interesting for me in the last little while. I'm in that stage of discovery where I'm finding out all the point values of different things. I have a point range of 22 - 27 points a day, but I try to stay near 27. So far, it's been okay. It's easy because Chinese food is hellaciously high in points, otherwise I'd be so toast. =P Today, my lunch came out to absolute 0, zero, de nada, zilcho, bupkiss points. This is what I get for snorting Rabbit Food.

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incognita
Feb. 5th, 2003 05:41 am (UTC)
What was lunch? I'm always looking for low-point ideas :)
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:20 am (UTC)
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There's a produce place called Hyrise near where I work and they have a fruit and salad bar. I got ~250g of romaine lettuce, raw spinach, mixed beans/sprouts, 2 slices of tomato, 2-3 mushrooms sliced. No salad dressing.

I went back there to get my afternoon snack - ~350g of fruit: 4 slices of mango (1.5), 4 medium-large strawberries (.25), 1 kiwifruit sliced (.75) and half a nectarine (.75). They also had canteloupe, honeydew, orange slices, grapefruit slices, plums, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, etc. but I didn't get a lot because they charge by weight and fruit is heavy (water content) =P Otherwise I would totally pig out on the fruit =D
incognita
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
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fruit is the best thing ever... next to bread (and people wonder why I couldn't go on Atkins ;) )
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
fruit is the best thing ever...

You ain't kiddin' =) Why would you take a Vitamin C tablet when you could eat an orange? *boggle*

next to bread

I'm a little more picky about bread. Multi-grain only and thick slices, untoasted. When I was little, I used to call it "birdseed bread" and white bread was "cotton candy". =)

Someone gave me a really simple recipe for Beer Bread once. I should dig it up for you =D
incognita
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)
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That would be nifty keen :)
ducks
Feb. 5th, 2003 06:40 am (UTC)
You know what? You should put the Special K Berries cereal into yogurt. It's amazing!
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
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Hmmm... I should try that, thanks! =)
mayna
Feb. 5th, 2003 07:37 am (UTC)
"reverse Weight watchers" you're the first person I've heard of doing that. :-)
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
All it is, is learning to eat healthy. It just so happens that it was developed from the angle of overweight folks trying to lose weight. =)
serennig
Feb. 5th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC)
Hey, that sounds like something I was trying to do for a while. My friend went on the weightwatchers program and since I have problems remembering to eat I tried to follow it too. But then I forgot to follow it. Maybe I will try again!
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, absolutely! You don't have to follow it that strictly. Just enough that you're choosing healthy food and eating enough in a day. =)
bdspitapit31
Feb. 5th, 2003 11:38 pm (UTC)
Are you actually a member of weight watchers? If not, how do you know how many points everything is? I was interested in doing the same sort of thing you are, but I don't know how to figure out the points, nor how many I should eat. When I try to put my info in their website, it just says that I should not be dieting. (Which I'm not, just eating healthy, like you said.)
bride
Feb. 5th, 2003 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Nope. =D I just one day worked up the courage to ask =)

incognita was wonderful about helping me out. She said that we can basically do the "Maintenance" stage of the program. Look up your weight in the chart she posted, and look at the point range. You add 4 to both the numbers that that's the point range you should be staying within per day.

I wouldn't worry about banking and other stuff. And if you go over the upper limit, no worries there either =) There's a bit about adding more points if you're exercising that I need to read/ask about again...

Dotti's Weight Loss Zone has a lot of foods and their points values. This is a good starting point.

If I can't find the food item there, I resort to a Google search for +"Weight Watchers" +"points" +"[insert food item here]" Half the time, Google finds exactly the point value I want. Most of the time, I can find a non-fat, low-fat or reduced fat version of what I want and I just double the points if it's small or add a few points, then resolve to ask incognita or something =)

I'm not too comfortable with posting points questions to ww_users, just because a) I know it's gotta be out there and b) I'm not sure I should be rubbing it in everyone's face that I'm not trying to lose weight and c) scamming info on something that everyone else pays for... =P

I don't follow the points very strictly. I'm using it as a guideline for generally choosing good food to eat and eating enough in a day.
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