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  1. I get a nice hard covered journal from Barnes and Noble and use that as a tracker. It lasts longer than just 3 months. Once it's completely full, I'll save it in my WW bag and buy a new one. I write the date and my weight down inside the front cover every week.
  2. I love avocado and putting a few slices on my sandwich or salad at lunch. I know it's super healthy, but it's point heavy and I won't eat the whole avocado. The leftovers turn brown so darn fast. Can I keep it from turing brown or use it some other way? I hate to waste it.
  3. Thank you for the suggestions! No, a swimming pool isn't an option, but I can check out some yoga DVD's from the library! I definitely don't want to rush my healing along. I never want a torn muscle ever again. So painful!!!
  4. I tore my calf muscle last Thursday. No physical activity for 6 to 8 weeks!!!!! What? I'm able to do abdominal and upper body work only. This will be a challenge. No C25K? No "Body Attack" class? Oh man. How do you lose weight without cardio?
  5. I restarted WW last November and since then I'm down almost 30 pounds!! It hasn't been easy and I've gone up and down over the past year. I'm not at goal yet, still have 30ish pounds to go. But I'm 30 pounds lighter than I was this time last year!! Keep on keepin' on buddies!
  6. I love Dove chocolate squares. I have a box with milk, dark, peanut butter and caramel chocolates. Each piece is just 1 point!!
  7. Thanks! I'll figure a small for 2 points and a large for 3!
  8. With New Years Eve coming up, I'm trying to plan ahead to stay OP. We'll be getting chinese food. While it's certainly not healthy, it's what we'll be eating and I'd like to enjoy it within reason. There is no mention of chicken fingers in the compete food complanion. I tried a serach for nutritional values and it doesn't seem right, less than 2 points for 1 fried chicken finger? Really? How many points do you count for chicken fingers? Can you point me to any websites? I tried Calorie King and Dotties with no success. This is what I got from My Fitness Pal: Nutrition Facts Chinese Food - Chicken Fingers Servings: 6 - 1 Finger = Calories58..Sodium113 mg..Total Fat3 g..Potassium0 mg..Saturated1 g..Total Carbs5 g..Polyunsaturated0 g..Dietary Fiber0 g..Monounsaturated1 g..Sugars0 g..Trans0 g..Protein3 g..Cholesterol10 mg.. Vitamin A1%..Calcium0%..Vitamin C0%..Iron1%
  9. Here's the original HG recipe: Hungry Girl - Tuesday Newsletter
  10. I made it today! It was fantastic! I'm not usually one for FF cream cheese, I don't care for the taste. This however tasted nothing like anything diet or lowfat. Soooo creamy! It got rave reviews from my husband and son! HG's recipe called for crescent roll dough that you could "braid" together and slice it into strips of danish. I couldn't find it, so I used the crescent rolls that come in the can as perforated triangles that you break apart. HG's recipe also has icing, which I did make but didn't like, so omitted it from my recipe. The only thing I changed from the filling was HG's recipe called for vanilla soy milk and I had vanilla coffee mate!
  11. For a big salad I do a couple bags of Romaine lettuce, cucumber, sliced onion, cherry or grape tomatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms. Next to the salad in small bowls I put out some diced hard boiled egg, shredded cheese, croutons, and dried cranberries so people can dress up their salad as they like. I count 2 cups of salad as 0 points and then measure out the additional ingredients.
  12. This is my take on a Hungry Girl recipe! Cherry Cheese Danish 1 package RF crescent rolls 4oz FF cream cheese, at room temperature 1c cherry pie filling 1/4c oats 2 Tbsp Splenda 1 Tbsp vanilla coffee mate 1/4 tsp almond extract Preheat oven to 350. In medium bowl combine cream cheese, oats, Splenda, coffee mate, and almond extract. Stir until smooth. Fold in cherries and set aside. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Seperate crescent rolls into triangles. Spoon an equal amount of cherry mix onto middle of triangle. First fold the 2 end corners together. Then fold the middle corner up and firmly seal in cherry mix. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Serves 8 1 danish = 3.5 points
  13. Here's the recipe I use. It's yummy! It's not a super thick chowder, it's more thin...but that's how we like it! If fresh clams are available, use about 1 1/2 cups chopped clams. Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 cup) Ingredients 4 (6 1/2-ounce) cans chopped clams 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice 5 slices center-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 2 cups cubed red potato 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 bay leaf 2 1/4 cups evaporated fat-free milk 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk 1 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Preparation Drain clams in a colander over a bowl, reserving juice. Add bottled clam juice to reserved juice to equal 3 1/2 cups. Set aside clams and juice. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Return bacon to pan; increase heat to medium-high. Add onion, celery, and butter; sauté 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add clam juice mixture, potato, and next 4 ingredients (through bay leaf); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in clams, evaporated milk, 1% milk, and sherry. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Nutritional Information Calories: 145 (21% from fat), Fat: 3.7g (sat 1.5g,mono 1.3g,poly 0.4g), Protein: 12.1g, Carbohydrate: 16.2g, Fiber: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Iron: 5.6mg, Sodium: 476mg, Calcium: 248mg Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2006
  14. Absolutely delicious! Here's my recipe with points: Oatmeal Creme Brulee 2c Quick Oats 1/4c white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 1/3c 1% milk 1/3c Egg Beaters 2tsp vanilla extract 1/4c Brown Sugar Splenda Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8-inch-square glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine oats, granulated sugar and salt. Combine in milk, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Pour into greased (w/cooking spray) baking dish. Bake 40 minutes or until center jiggles slightly. Removed from oven to cooling rack. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top of oatmeal. Using back of spoon, gently spread sugar into a thin layer across entire surface of oatmeal. Return to oven; bake just until sugar melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set oven to broil. Broil 3 inches from heat until sugar bubbles and browns slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. (Watch carefully to prevent burning. It may be necessary to turn baking dish). Cut into 8 pieces. Serves 8 1 piece = 3 points
  15. I'm not a fish person. I love shellfish, but regular fish just makes me gag. But knowing how good it is for you, I try it a couple times a year, thinking I might change my mind and suddenly love it. No such luck, I still dislike it. But if I come accross a recipe that looks and sounds appetizing, I'll try it.
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