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  1. Add ham and count the points--- Split Pea Soup 1 POINT per serving -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ingredients: 2 cups split peas, washed 1 bay leaf 2 quarts water 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley 1 cup sliced celery 1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 teaspoon crushed basil 1 cup chopped carrots 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 cup diced potato 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 clove garlic, minced pinch cayenne Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduced heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until split peas are cooked through. Remove bay leaf before serving. Yield: 10 servings 1 POINT per serving Nutrition information: PER SERVING: CALORIES: 158 (3.2% from fat) FAT: 0.6g (SAT 0.8g) CHOL: 0mg FIBER: 11.1g SODIUM: 165mg
  2. I made goal in 1987 on WW's. It took me 19 weeks to loose the 19 lbs to make goal. I attended meetings monthly for awhile after goal and then drifted away. So, here I was back at my old weight the beginning of 2005. I tried WW's on line last year, but the points system drove me crazy, so I stopped. Tried the low carb diet, but feel physically bad when on that diet. So, I started WW's at home last April and have gradually lost 10 1/2 lbs so have about 8 more to go to make goal. I am a lot older now than I was in 1987 (73) and it gets harder and harder to loose as we get older. Loosing the weight so slow has got me pretty well trained on how to eat. I have the hand calculator, which I bought on e-bay and all the info for the points system, which I got off the internet. Living out in the country and having to go to town every Monday night is too much of a hassle. So doing it at home is the best for me, and I also try to get into this web site each day and get encouragement there. One of the main things about dieting this time around is that over the years I have become pre-diabetic and I am hoping loosing weight will get my BS down to normal again.
  3. http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/news/index.aspx Lots of good recipes and info here. JanK
  4. Someone mentioned these bars awhile back and I just found the recipe. I made them and they are really good. I got the recipe from my WW's news letter that I get in my e-mail. Its a good source of info. JanK Recipes Oat and Apricot Breakfast Bars POINTS® value | 3 Servings | 8 Preparation Time | 12 min Cooking Time | 20 min Level of Difficulty | Easy snacks | Our bars are perfect for breakfast-on-the-run: Make a batch and freeze them individually. Then grab one for an on-the-go (or at-home!) morning energy boost. Ingredients 1 cup whole-grain wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats 15 pieces dried apricot halves, diced 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds 1 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, melted 1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute Instructions Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, oats, apricots and sunflower seeds. Whisk together margarine and egg substitute. Quickly mix together wet and dry ingredients. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until firm, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 8 rectangles. Yields 1 bar per serving.
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