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DESSA :

You make a very good point... I think that if I am honest I am the same way...the last time I did WW I had a hard time figuring out how to balance my points throughout the day...because I was just trying to figure out what I could eat a lot of with low points...a friend that I saw doing really well on the program was doing that...a whole bag of popcorn, 2 liter bottel soda in one day, several fat free jellos, a spoonful of fat free cool whip if she wanted sweets....she said that she was a snacker anyway and that she found that most of her calories were in beverages so that is why she would down so much diet soda.

I also am a snacker...but I notice that now that I am gluten-free I only am constantly hungry when I have been contaminated. ...oh, and also during my period...

Anyway, I see your point in that if it is going to be a continued change then I should be more reasonable with portions because after I get to my goal I will be more likely to control myself and even if I do fluctuate it won't be extreme.....

At first when I read that you said that I shrugged and thought about how desperate I am to do this quick and get results quick and if I spend each day surviving on low pt snacks until I get home and have dinner with my husband and hope I can afford the pts...but that is NOT realistic....and anyway, isn't that like the actual definition of INSANITY...to keep doing the same thing expecting different results....?

WELL...I will try to be more reasonable...thank you dessa

-erica

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OOPS MISTAKE SORRY LET ME TRY AGAIN...

FOOD QUESTION

Fat Free Pringles

heard they were gluten-free

Cool Whip

heard it was gluten-free BUT is the fat free one gluten-free?

Skinny Cow Fudge Bars

heard they were gluten-free...sort of tastes like a wendy's frosty on a stick...and it is big!

Jolly Time Healthy Pop

heard it was gluten-free

Jello snacks

heard it was gluten-free BUT is the fat free kind gluten-free?

Regular Pringles are not, so I doubt the fat-free is.

Cool whip is made by Kraft--just read labels to determine if fat free is gluten-free.

Don't know about the Skinny Cow or Jolly Time things...

Jello is made by Kraft--again, read labels.

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GOAL # 1

Start date Wednesday March 23rd.

Goal to lose 10% ....20lbs. loss...

-erica

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Regular Pringles are not, so I doubt the fat-free is.

Cool whip is made by Kraft--just read labels to determine if fat free is gluten-free.

Don't know about the Skinny Cow or Jolly Time things...

Jello is made by Kraft--again, read labels.

I agree regular pringles are not, label on fat free original does not seem to have anything...and the list I got it from did specifically note "fat free original ONLY"

Fat Free Cool Whip has MODIFIED FOOD STARCH in it ....I remember that....so I guess no-go

Skinny Cow also was specific on the list "ONLY the fudge bars," and lable appears safe. I think also their sundae cups were on the list...but they are not at local supermarket anyway...

Jolly Time Popcorn was on the list except for the new one that is made with extra butter or something like that ...but I was only interested in the lighter one anyway....

I guess the fat free jello is safe too :-) :ph34r:

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FOOD SUGGESTION

Thai Kitchen

makes these little packages of soups...they are rice noodles with seasoning packet and oil packet and they are VERY flavorful, satisfying, and even MARKED gluten-free!!!!!

I think they are only about 2pts. and less then a dollar a piece. My favorite is the spring onion flavor....the chili lime is a little much for me... I have used them as lunch with fruit, or you can use it as a snack I guess...

Glenny's Soy Crisps

Really yummy as well, pretty sure they are gluten-free

They are healthier then other chips and come in chip like satisfying flavors...there is also a apple cinnamon flavor which I had as an on the go breakfast one time with some tea.

Kozy Shack Pudding

There is a new type out that is specifically less calories and less sugar it comes in snack packs only...not sure what the pts. on that are but it is a healthy, gluten-free , choc. treat ( also comes in other flavors).

-erica

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Modified food starch doesn't make it automatically bad--just questionable. But with Kraft, if the modified food starch has gluten in it, they will say so. See this article put out by Kraft--you need Adobe to read it and it takes a little while to open, but it's worth it. Basically, any gluten would be put in parentheses. For example: modified food starch (wheat), artificial flavors (barley). Since Cool Whip and Jello are made by Kraft Foods, they follow this labeling policy. Here's the article. By the way, just check the label to see if it's made by Kraft:

http://www.kraftfoods.com/health/articles/...ree_0623031.pdf

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I am trying to be reasonable with this, too. I discovered that using the flex points, I would eat my points in ice cream and chocolate bars. I really need to eat healthier foods, and lose weight. Sometimes I think I am obsessive about food. >sigh<

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I agree regular pringles are not, label on fat free original does not seem to have anything...and the list I got it from did specifically note "fat free original ONLY"

Fat Free Cool Whip has MODIFIED FOOD STARCH in it ....I remember that....so I guess no-go

Skinny Cow also was specific on the list "ONLY the fudge bars," and lable appears safe. I think also their sundae cups were on the list...but they are not at local supermarket anyway...

Jolly Time Popcorn was on the list except for the new one that is made with extra butter or something like that ...but I was only interested in the lighter one anyway....

I guess the fat free jello is safe too :-) :ph34r:

what list are you talking about. I would like to have it also. :D

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what list are you talking about. I would like to have it also. :D

This mainstream list is quite a book! It is useful however with grocery shopping. Of course it is still important to skim the ingredients on the actual product...just incase it has changed...but this is still a convenient giude...

Go to http://www.napervillegi.com/celiac

(make sure you type in the whole address)

then scroll down to celiac option

then scroll down to Partial Mainstream Product list

it is printable on Adobe Acrobat

I don't remember where I got it from but thank God there was a web site on the packet itself!

;)

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FOOD SUGGESTION

Thai Kitchen

makes these little packages of soups...they are rice noodles with seasoning packet and oil packet and they are VERY flavorful, satisfying, and even MARKED gluten-free!!!!!

I think they are only about 2pts. and less then a dollar a piece. My favorite is the spring onion flavor....the chili lime is a little much for me... I have used them as lunch with fruit, or you can use it as a snack I guess...

Glenny's Soy Crisps

Really yummy as well, pretty sure they are gluten-free

They are healthier then other chips and come in chip like satisfying flavors...there is also a apple cinnamon flavor which I had as an on the go breakfast one time with some tea.

Kozy Shack Pudding

There is a new type out that is specifically less calories and less sugar it comes in snack packs only...not sure what the pts. on that are but it is a healthy, gluten-free , choc. treat ( also comes in other flavors).

-erica

:wub:

MEAL CHOICES/ GROCERY SHOPPING

First of all this is hillarious to me because I am quoting myself...hehe...anyway though...I went grocery shopping and here is the gist...

I have gluten-free cereal for breakfast, which is by envirokids. Gorilla Munch and Koala Krisipies with fat free lactaid milk= 2pts. for cereal and 2pts. for milk

For lunch I have the Thai Kitchen soups=2pts.

Snack options are Sugar Free Jello (0pts.) Kozy Shack by Request No Sugar added ( 1pt.) Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Flavor ( 0pts. but that is for 1cup popped...eventually it would cost you...) Skinny Cow Fudge Bars ( 2pts.)

For Drinks I have diet coke, and diet snapple peach tea (0pts.)

Dinners with husband will have to be modified of course...we usually have meat/veg/ starch...and this is fine as long as my portions are reasonable and they are simply cooked.

ON ANOTHER NOTE

I also found my small arm-band radio for walking....(negative points there BABY!) ...hehe...

Also found my getting started book which has a small food list, and .....I FOUND MY POINT SLIDER!!!

--but thank you so very much to talsop...for if you did not send it to me I would have assumed I couldn't do it...

-erica

-erica

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Oh, I found this:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/glute...weightwatchers/

Looks like somebody else had the idea of starting a gluten-free Weight-Watchers support group as well :D. This one is on Yahoo...you could start your own (free) if you have a Yahoo e-mail account (also free), or you could join this one, which already has 48 members.

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Oh, I found this:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/glute...weightwatchers/

Looks like somebody else had the idea of starting a gluten-free Weight-Watchers support group as well :D. This one is on Yahoo...you could start your own (free) if you have a Yahoo e-mail account (also free), or you could join this one, which already has 48 members.

WOW!

celiac3270 thank you!!

Hey what do you think Dessa and Talsop?

-erica

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Thank you, celiac3270. Some day, you'll have to explain to me how you manage to find things like that!

It is worth looking into. I went and applied for membership, I want to learn more about it before I truly commit. I want to know if they do a weekly weigh in, trade recipes, and such. I encourage each of you to look into it for yourselves. I can't say whether you would like it or not! I will let you know what I think of it after I get to look at it!

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Oh, you can opt out anytime you want. With many groups, you need to join to post or even read messages. I've joined a couple Yahoo groups (but I read more than post)...anyway, I joined one for the New York area--then discovered that there are virtually no posts made and a lot of spam...so I unjoined...it's not a big commitment.

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I was approved, so I will spend tomorrow reading up on the group. Thanks for the link!

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Hi all,

I checked out that yahoo site, I'm waiting for approval. Once approved I want to spend some time reading it before I decide to commit. I did weigh in today :( @ 219.6. I will start off with yogurt for breakfast 2pts. Apple for mid morning snack 1pt.

Lunch will be Chicken stir fry with rice & 2 servings of veggies 6pts. Afternoon snack - gluten-free crackers & 1 slice cheese 3pts. Dinner will be oven fried pork cutlet with gluten-free flour 6pts. green beans 0pts. mashed potatoes 2pt. applesauce 1pt, maragine for seasoning 2pt. with 4pts left for some kind of snack. That should take care of my 26 points. I would have gotten in 2 dairy , 5 fruits and veggies. And I will drink lots of water today.

I go tomorrow for my 6 months scope and another biopsy to see if my gut is healing after going gluten-free. Keep your fingers crossed. I really hate this test. Can't stand anything done my throat. :angry: First test they didn't put me out which was horrible. 2nd. test I was out and it was alittle better. I told the doc then that if he didn't knock me out I would knock him out after it was done :D

My goal is to lose 21lbs. then i will concentrate on losing the rest until I reach my all time goal of 160. 59.6 lbs to goooo.

And thank you celiac3270 for taking the time to find that site :) your to sweet!

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Good Morning! B)

I'm new to this gluten free lifestyle (1 month) and before that I doing WW. I lost 37 pounds and now I'm trying to incorporate Core with my current eating. I'm bouncing around the scales (3+ pounds every week). I started out last year at 240 and now I'm at 210..so first I have to relose the 7 pounds Ive gained.

I would love to follow this and see how everyone is eating. I have so many questions and hope you can help me get motivated. I still have 50 pounds to lose.

Tam

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WI this morning is 199. So my short-term goal is to lose 19.9 pounds. I'll make that an even 20! I ate plain M-O-M corn bursts this morning, I will have a cup of 2% milk in a few minutes. My daughter did point out that my weight today is 2 pounds lower than it was a couple of days ago, so I think I will be happy!

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LOL

Hey, I weighed in at 206lbs....don't know where the 3lbs. went but I DO NOT MISS THEM AND THEY ARE NOT INVITED BACK!!

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:huh: I accidentally posted without finishing...

so anyway...I am trying to be reasonable as I said...but truth be told I am a snacker...so I hope that I am okay considering that I am paying more attention to making healthier choices and portion control....

Breakfast

Koala Crispies 2pts

Fat Free Lactaid milk 2pts

Dried plums 0pts

Snack

Kozy Shack Pudding by Request 1pt

Lunch

Thai Kitchen Soup 2pts.

Sugar Free Jello 0pts

Diet Coke 0pts.

Snack

Fat Free Pringles 3pts. ( 1pt. per serving)

WATER -32oz so far

Dinner will be...

Soft shell tacos 3pts. each ( not sure about this ....getting started book says fast food soft or hard taco is 3pts. each, so I assume if I use similar portions then it is the same, but I am not sure)

( made with Mission Corn Tortilla says gluten-free on package)

Desert will be ....

Skinny Cow Fudge Bar 2pts.

The remaining two points may be used by milk,or two cups strawberries, or maybe I'll have another taco and have pudding instead of the fudge bar...I don't know yet...

Oh, and I need to finish that water!

By the way I also was accepted to the other ww site and have been exploring!

If nothing else it is a great tool.

My question is should we start a new thread...e-mail...or just use the already established site....???? :unsure:

-erica

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Welcome Tam, way to go dessa. I think I'm going to check out that yahoo site celiac3270 was talking about. I may even start a fresh group and see what kind of responses I get. I'll get back to you all in a few.

Counting down the points till dinner. WOOOO

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Hey erica, you must have posted the same time I did. LOL your post wasn't there when I started typing. Keep up the good work. Like I said before, I might start a new group at that yahoo site. What do you think? That way we won't clutter up this forum

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Proud of you all!!

yeeeeeeaaaahhh we are getting healthyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D

-erica

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