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  1. How do you make your oatmeal with pumpkin? Do you just stir a dab into the cooked oatmeal? I'm going to have to try that. It sounds like a great way to eat more veggies.
  2. There's no way I'm throwing out my egg yolks, even to save points! I only buy organic, cage-free eggs (for ethical reasons) and they run $2.50-$3.00 a carton.
  3. I agree! And I'm quite tall. I also have knee problems & high steps aggravate that problem, too.
  4. This confuses me. Why is there a difference in point counts? Isn't canned pumpkin just cooked fresh pumpkin? I'm quite sure the brand I buy has no ingredients but pumpkin. Is it because some brands contain sugar or corn syrup? Anyone know?
  5. I think that's so true! When people insist they "hate" vegetables & refuse to eat them, I always think that same thing. Also, while it's preferable that my food taste delicious, I think nourishing my body is far more important. I really subscribe to the "my body is a temple" philosophy: my creator gave me this wonderful gift & it's my responsibility to take really good care of it.
  6. I think this is where the misunderstandings lie. Back in grad school I was involved in a number of studies that were published in professional journals (yep, with my name on them) & I know that research can, & often is, written in such a way as to "prove" the sponsors point of view or the researcher's pet theory. I'm very skeptical of believing every new theory that comes out, but most people have little or no knowledge of research methods & just accept whatever they hear on tv or from their friends or read in a magazine as fact. Anyway, this is getting way off topic.
  7. I have to comment on this: there is no valid research that proves this theory to be true. It is only a theory & even if it were true I doubt it would explain 99% of cases of slow metabolism.
  8. This is absolutely true! I frequently hear someone mention that Marilyn Monroe was a larger sized woman because she wore a size 12 (or 14 or 16 depending on who is saying it). Not true. She was tiny. She may have worn a larger size in the 50s but it was equal to about a 4 or 6 in today's sizes! Yep, Marilyn was itty-bitty. http://www.justsaywhen.com/Vintage-101-Sizing.htm [ April 15, 2004, 03:50 PM: Message edited by: Moonbeams11 ]
  9. Kathryn, I eat pizza fairly often, too, (veggie lovers, light on the cheese) & I also only eat 2 pieces. With sweets I either buy single servings or carefully measure my servings using a measuring cup. No estimates.
  10. I find it helpful to tentatively plan my meals & points ahead of time, too. It helps me to avoid those terrible surprises when I enter the lunch I already ate on WW online & discover I've already used all my points for the day.
  11. High fiber/low-fat cereals & fat-free dairy products did it for me. It wasn't until I started WW that I figured out why I wasn't able to lose weight when I was eating a very healthy diet. WW online says 3 cups of Fiber One, one of the lowest point cereals, has 7 points. (And raisin bran, my favorite, has 9.) Add a cup of skim milk with 2 points & a large sliced banana with 2 points & I've already used 1/2 of my daily points on 1 bowl of cereal!
  12. Moonbeams11

    Stairs

    Walking stairs is great exercise! Even athletes do it for training.
  13. Point values in Fiber One per WW online: 1/2 cup: 0 1 cup: 2 2 cups: 4.5 3 cups: 7 So I guess the answer would be that more than one serving definitely has points!
  14. Judy, I'd count carpet cleaning! That's HARD WORK!
  15. I've thought the same thing, Kathryn. I know when I work out with weights I go right from one machine to another with only a few seconds break between sets. My heart rate is as high or higher during a weight workout as it is during a cardio workout. But I often see other people take extended rest breaks between sets. Maybe WW is counting rest breaks in their calculation? That's the only thing I can think of.
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