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  1. Hi, thanks so much for checking in! It's been a really good two weeks. I have lost 5 pounds and feel great. Sometimes I have trouble with overeating, which is usually because i eat too fast and then forget to take that break to check in with my "fullness" factor. But overall this is the most satisfying diet (it feels weird even calling it that) I've ever been on. Thanks so much for the support and anyone who is newer than me, BELIEVE, this thing works!!! Best to all, Samantha
  2. That's a good point. I am doing really well with water and exercise, but will watch the other stuff.
  3. So now that I am getting into this the questions are coming even moreso.... Brown Rice pasta... the only ingredient is brown rice, but on the calculator it counts as points and isn't a filling food. Thoughts? Also can you build FF out of various ingredients or make assumptions based on ingredients that override what the calculator says... for example in a marinara sauce, there was no fat, and the only added ingredients were mushrooms, basil, garlic and tomatoes. I counted it as a couple of points to be safe in case there was some oil but what are thoughts on this kind of thing? Samantha
  4. Hi... I can see the confusion around the cream cheese because on the "list" it includes Fat Free Cheese. But I guess Cream Cheese isn't your run of the mill cheese?
  5. Hi again... I have a couple more questions now that I'm heading into week two... 1. Soy milk. It says you can have non fat or regular but doesn't specify about sugars. Some have cane juice, some brown rice sweetener, some corn syrup... but WW doesn't mention if any or all of these are concerns. Also, what about the flavored ones that have no sugar added, like vanilla? 2. Fat free mayo and other salad dressings. Also has sugar as most FF foods do. Is this a concern? 3. I looked up various FF butter sprays and margarines which I know it was said are ok, but they add up to a lot of points if you use them often so I wanted to double check about these too. Thanks for your help on these. Best, Samantha
  6. Thanks again, all this is so helpful. I wanted to report that it's been one week and much to my disbelief (because I don't feel deprived AT ALL), I lost 3 pounds. Amazing. Wanted to put that out there to other new people who might have been nervous about this plan. The support here is awesome, thanks. Samantha
  7. Wow... thanks everyone. The advice to eat more grains is excellent and I do need to up my water. I don't like to drink a lot of diet soda but I have learned that having one at dinner actually helps me get full faster and eat less. I can see how there is a learning curve on this so I am going to hang in there even if I don't lose this week since i am still learning to read hunger signals. I'd love tips on if anyone has a particular "system" for deciding when they are full. I'm sure it becomes second nature but as some of you have said, my problem isn't so much what I eat but how much, so I am excited to learn how to recognize fullness before I feel overstuffed! I still can't believe i can eat olives and bean and whole wheat pasta and lose weight but I am going on blind faith and the experiences of all of you! Best, Samantha
  8. Thanks for the responses... I think the Friday thing is a good point. I will check out the posts, thanks for that! I am a terrible cook and I eat out at least 2x a week so I'd be a bad candidate by those standards! However... the trade off for me is that it allows me to eat some of the foods I love to satistaction without points hanging over my head. Also, sugar and simple carbs are big trigger foods for me so eating those WW foods are reallly just a tease for me. So far so good. Just need to reasearch this butter thing and make sure I'm not cheating there. Thanks!
  9. Hi all... I posted a similar thing under "Newbie Questions", but it was suggested I post a new thread to broaden discussion so I figured I'd expand a little and maybe it'd help other new types like me. I am new to all of this, but I have tried 3 diets in the past year and either they didn't work (low carb) or I gained weight right after because I felt so deprived. The idea of tracking and measuring sent a chill through me so when I read about SF I was really excited and inspired. I started this on Jan. 4th... My questions... I know the focus can't be on how much we lose each week, but a part of me is concerned that I wont lose at all on this because I"m eating too much. When I add up the points each day if I were doing this under regular momentum I'd be about `10 points over per day on average. Should I be worried? I am stopping when I am full for the most part (messed up on some pudding after dinner the other night lol). Can you veterans give some examples of your success with this program and maybe some of your earlier doubts and fears? I have also included a sample menu from one of my days and would love feedback on if it seems excessive. Questioin.... when I look up most spray butters and ff margarine's on the tracker they count as points, but the literature seems to say we can have any ff margarine or spray and not count, insight on this??? I've been using I can't Believe Its Not Butter Spray on my veggies but want to make sure its ok. Thanks! Sample Day: Oatmeal w/ banana coffee w/ fat free milk chicken breast (2 small) brussel sprouts (1 small bag) w/ I can't believe it's not butter spray Apple 2 slices of cheese 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese w/ mandarin orange Filet Mignon (6 oz) sweet potatoe diet coke 1 or 2 servings ff sf pudding
  10. Thanks so much Lynn! I will repost as a new thread as you suggested. I am still learning how to navigate! The cottage cheese is ff and you're probably right about veggies. I have no idea what "Healthy rate of weight loss" means lol, that may be part of the issue. I think it's 1-2 pounds a week??? But maybe its less. Anyway, thanks again!
  11. Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions! I am new to all of this, but I have tried 3 diets in the past year and either they didn't work (low carb) or I gained weight right afterwards because I felt so deprived. The idea of tracking and measuring sent a chill through me so when I read about SF I was really excited and inspired. I started this on Jan. 4th... My questions... I know the focus can't be on how much we lose each week, but a part of me is concerned that I wont lose at all on this because I"m eating too much. When I add up the points each day if I were doing this under regular momentum I'd be about `10 points over per day on average. Should I be worried? I am stopping when I am full for the most part (messed up on some pudding after dinner the other night lol). Here's yesterday as a sample... I'd really appreciate some feedback! Oh and also... when I look up most spray butters and ff margarine's on the tracker they count as points, but the literature seems to say we can have any ff margarine or spray and not count, insight on this??? I've been using I can't Believe Its Not Butter Spray on my veggies. Sample Day: Oatmeal w/ banana coffee w/ fat free milk chicken breast (2 small) brussel sprouts (1 small bag) w/ I can't believe it's not butter spray Apple 2 slices of cheese 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese w/ mandarin orange Filet Mignon (6 oz) sweet potatoe diet coke 1 or 2 servings ff sf pudding
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