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Monday, November 30th, 2009

Subject:weight watching (or how i hope to learn to stop worrying and love the points)
Posted by:smallgoodthings.
Time:3:26 pm.
hey everyone! just your average college girl/ former culinary student who loves car karaoke, bad chinese and her boyfriend, less so the whole exercise/ weight accompanying aforementioned bad chinese food thing. feel free to friend for some weight-loss buddying, and i wish you all the best of luck!

love and activity points,
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Subject: Debbie Meyer Green Bag: What You Should Know
Posted by:lfart5236.
Time:1:07 am.

A whole lot of us are attempting to live healthier nowadays. We try our best to stay in shape, get sleep, and eat an adequate amount of vegetables and fruit on a daily basis. However frustration can mount when stocking up on fresh produce only to see it turn brown and wilt within days.

A good process to help keep your produce fresh for longer is to store it in Debbie Meyers Green Bags. These bags can prolong the freshness of your fresh produce for weeks longer than you ever though possible. The bags slow down the ripening of produce and result in fresher fruit and vegetables. By slowing this ripening process, valuable vitamins can be preserved, meaning that you get more of a health benefit from your meals.

Lettuce and cabbage, which tend to wilt within a week under normal circumstances, can stay green, crisp, and fresh for weeks when stored in Debbie Meyers Green Bags. Apples stay crisp, bananas stay yellow, and celery stays crunchy for much longer than they would in regular supermarket produce bags. Even cut flowers can enjoy prolonged freshness in the bags.

Debbie Meyers Green Bags can also help to cut down on landfill waste. Unlike the plastic bags you find in supermarket produce departments, Green Bags can be rinsed and reused several times. Take a moment and consider just how many single-use bags you can keep out of circulation every year - just take a couple Green Bags with you to the supermarket and use them instead of plastic bags.

With rising food prices, it is very easy to get frustrated with the high cost of healthy foods. When your veggies and fruits stay fresh until you're ready to use them, you'll get rid of less food due to premature spoilage and possibly reduce your food bill.

Although Green Bags feel like plastic, they are actually made from a special form of a natural mineral. Green bags are made to absorb the ethylene gases given off by produce which contribute to ripening and spoilage. The special bag material is also designed to cause a reduction of moisture and the appearance of mold and bacteria on your fruits and veggies. They perform consistently well, whether kept on the counter or in the fridge. Even cut fruit experiences a significantly lengthier life when wrapped in Debbie Meyers Green Bags.

Besides the obvious benefits of reducing landfill waste and keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh for longer, these wonderful bags can also cut down on the clutter in your fridge. Debbie Meyer Green Bags take up less space than plastic boxes and can be stored right in the fruit drawer and vegetable crisper. You can store some in your car or purse and always have them ready for quick store trips. Very quickly, you'll notice that you are throwing out less spoiled items and enjoying lower grocery bills.

About the Author: For more information about these great green bags which are good for your fruits, veggies and helping the environment, visit ProHealth News to get more...

Good. dangelo sandwich shops
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Friday, June 20th, 2008

Subject: what makes an ideal kitchen.
Posted by:lfart5236.
Time:12:07 am.

It is a mistake to suppose that any room, however small and unpleasantly situated, is "good enough" for a kitchen. This is the room where housekeepers pass a great portion of their time, and it should be one of the brightest and most convenient rooms in the house; for upon the results of no other department depend so greatly the health and comfort of the family as upon those involved in this 'household workshop'.

Every kitchen should have windows on two sides of the room, and the sun should have free entrance through them; the windows should open from the top to allow a complete change of air, for light and fresh air are among the chief essentials to success in all departments of the household. Good drainage should also be provided, and the ventilation of the kitchen ought to be even more carefully attended to than that of a sleeping room. The ventilation of the kitchen should be so ample as to thoroughly remove all gases and odors, which, together with steam from boiling and other cooking processes, generally invade and render to some degree unhealthful every other portion of the house.

There should be ample space for tables, chairs, range, sink, and cupboards, yet the room should not be so large as to necessitate too many steps. Undoubtedly much of the distaste for, and neglect of, "housework," so often deplored, arises from unpleasant surroundings. If the kitchen be light, airy, and tidy, and the utensils bright and clean, the work of compounding those articles of food which grace the table and satisfy the appetite will be a pleasant task.

It is desirable, from a sanitary standpoint, that the kitchen floor be made impervious to moisture; hence, concrete or tile floors are better than wooden floors. Cleanliness is the great desideratum, and this can be best attained by having all woodwork in and about the kitchen coated with polish; substances which cause stain and grease spots, do not penetrate the wood when polished, and can be easily removed with a damp cloth.

The elements of beauty should not be lacking in the kitchen. Pictures and fancy articles are inappropriate; but a few pots of easily cultivated flowers on the window ledge or arranged upon brackets about the window in winter, and a window box arranged as a jardiniere, with vines and blooming plants in summer, will greatly brighten the room, and thus serve to lighten the task of those whose daily labor confines them to the precincts of the kitchen.

The kitchen furniture.

The furniture for a kitchen should not be cumbersome, and should be so made and dressed as to be easily cleaned. There should be plenty of cupboards, and each for the sake of order, should be devoted to a special purpose. Cupboards with sliding doors are much superior to closets. They should be placed upon casters so as to be easily moved, as they, are thus not only more convenient, but admit of more thorough cleanliness.

Cupboards used for the storage of food should be well ventilated; otherwise, they furnish choice conditions for the development of mold and germs. Movable cupboards may be ventilated by means of openings in the top, and doors covered with very fine wire gauze which will admit the air but keep out flies and dust.

For ordinary kitchen uses, small tables of suitable height on easy-rolling casters, and with zinc tops, are the most convenient and most easily kept clean. It is quite as well that they be made without drawers, which are too apt to become receptacles for a heterogeneous mass of rubbish. If desirable to have some handy place for keeping articles which are frequently required for use, an arrangement similar to that represented in the accompanying cut may be made at very small expense. It may be also an advantage to arrange small shelves about and above the range, on which may be kept various articles necessary for cooking purposes.

One of the most indispensable articles of furnishing for a well-appointed kitchen, is a sink; however, a sink must be properly constructed and well cared for, or it is likely to become a source of great danger to the health of the inmates of the household. The sink should if possible stand out from the wall, so as to allow free access to all sides of it for the sake of cleanliness. The pipes and fixtures should be selected and placed by a competent plumber.

Great pains should be taken to keep the pipes clean and well disinfected. Refuse of all kinds should be kept out. Thoughtless housekeepers and careless domestics often allow greasy water and bits of table waste to find their way into the pipes. Drain pipes usually have a bend, or trap, through which water containing no sediment flows freely; but the melted grease which often passes into the pipes mixed with hot water, becomes cooled and solid as it descends, adhering to the pipes, and gradually accumulating until the drain is blocked, or the water passes through very slowly. A grease-lined pipe is a hotbed for disease germs.

About the Author: John Ugoshowa. For more information about cooking see the cooking section of The Free Ad Forum at: .thefreeadforum.com/infowizards/CAT/Cooking_81_1.html

I like it - bobs big boy
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Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Posted by:dancing_grl.
Time:1:25 pm.
I've just joined this community so coming in to introduce myself. I've just finished one WW at work program and am about to start the next (same as regular weight watchers, it just takes place in our office and we run for 12 weeks at a time). There was a two week break between the sessions and I've been NOT following my points. :S So I'm a bit worried about Thursday's weigh in - time to get on track again!

Looking forward to hearing everyone's stories.
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Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Posted by:carryingon.
Time:5:26 pm.
Mood: amused.
I started back at WW three weeks ago but haven't been back since I was studying so I went back today for the new monthly pass which comes to $9.22 a week AND free e-tools (you used to have to pay for those). I'm pretty excited and want to well now that everything has died down. I was back up to 325lbs but pretty much expected that since I let myself have anything I wanted to get me through my studying...but no more excuses!

It was funny when I went in to the meeting today. There are two women who work there on Sundays, the leader and the woman behind the counter. Well since they went to computers and I was early they were both manning the counter. The funny thing was that they were both wearing the EXACT SAME DRESS! A red dress with white polka dots. I didn't say a word but was thinking, "God, how strict has Weight Watchers become that they have to wear uniforms now (and not very attractive ones to boot)!" Someone finally asked and we all had a good laugh when they said it was a fluke that they just both wore the same dress!
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Monday, August 14th, 2006

Posted by:ms_priestypants.
Time:1:04 pm.
I just had a chicken burrito with pinto beans, fajita vegetables, fresh salsa and cheese but no rice at Chipotle, and I was bored so I used their restaurant information to calculate the points, and, for what seemed like a healthy lunch (though it did of course weigh about a pound), it came in at 20.5 points.

If I had skipped the over 7 point tortilla and opted for the salad style, it would still have been just over 13 points. What shocked me the most (besides the tortilla) was that the fajita vegetables, which seem like basic onions and peppers sauteed with some oil, were worth almost 3 points.

So, heads up to stay away from Chipotle. I guess it was a little naive to think that their food was good for me just because it is basically fresh, but how do you turn 0 point vegetables into 3 points? I would have done better to have cheese pizza.
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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Posted by:wwmd29.
Time:11:26 am.
what is that link about Brittany about??
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Posted by:lesik_baby.
Time:6:53 pm.
Sorry, but the previous link about Britney was wrong. Here is correct one...

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Subject:I made the vegetable soup...
Posted by:carryingon.
Time:11:10 pm.
Mood: calm.
enough for 2 cups per day for a week. I decided to add all the veggies that I like (and aren't many calories) and have one each day with dinner as well as two fruits for snacks and that should take care of some of my "5 a day" needs while being low on points:
Chicken broth (low sodium)
Diced tomatoes
Green hot chili peppers
Red & Green garden peppers (sweet)
a little additional salt, pepper & garlic.
I don't like mushrooms so none of that. Zucchini is plentiful right now but I think its flavorless. I love broccoli & corn but neither work well in here and it's just not the right kind of thing for potatoes.
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Subject:I'm so sorry...
Posted by:carryingon.
Time:10:51 pm.
Mood: embarrassed.
I wanted to apologize if you saw me "disappear" this past week. I was having some security issues and needed to make it "friends only". Since I didn't know how to do that I just deleted my LJ until I was able to figure it out today. Please forgive me!
(Just comment if you want to be added to my LJ - the more the merrier)
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Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Posted by:bluenecker21.
Time:7:23 pm.
just curious.. where's everyone from?

Im doing this from home and not meeting, i'd be nice to see if there was someone close to me to meet with, talk about WW and exercise. =)


I'm from CT.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Posted by:strwbrysmoothy.
Time:10:26 pm.
2 slices light bread w/ fat free cottage cheese - 2

Apple & Orange - 2
1/2 c. fiber one - 0
sandwhich of 2 slices light bread w/healthy choice turkey & light laughing cow wedge - 3
Chocolate Chip Rice Cake - 1
fat free yogurt with 1tbs. flaxseed - 3

Salad with/fat free ranch - 1
soy chips - 2
shirataki noodles with tofu chicken and soy sauce - 3

sugar free jell-o cup 0
100 cal. popcorn bag 2

Total - 19
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Monday, January 30th, 2006

Posted by:illusion_fairy.
Time:11:41 am.
i lost my copy of the points of foods. can someone send me a copy...or does anyone have an ebook they can send me??? i have the slider....but i need the list of foods like bananas, carrots, etc. thanks in advance to whomever can help me.
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Monday, October 17th, 2005

Posted by:loseb4061706.
Time:4:54 pm.
Just kiddin! Its sooo not hell, and i actually am NOT hungry.... So far i've stuck by the menu i had planned for myself (see previous post) except i've added 10 pretzels. But heyyyy... a drug rep came in the hospital today and i said no to the chocolates and cookies and stuff.....so i think i did pretty well... I just got home from the hospital and its almost 5 pm. I'm going to go do 200 situps, and then i'm meeting a girl from work at the park where her kids have football practice... we are going to walk around the track (1 mile) two times...... Slow start, but i already feel healthier...... I gotta go put my chicken out to thaw :)

Good luck, hope you all had a happy monday :)
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Subject:Today's plan Day 1
Posted by:loseb4061706.
Time:6:05 am.
B-tortilla(wheat) with slice of skim monzerella pan warmed....
1c skim milk (7 pts)

L-Tuna and fruit snacks(7 pts)

S-1 c.grapes (1 pt)

D-4 oz chicken and veggies with Thai Sauce (6pts)

Total Pts: 21

Walk of the pounds (2 miles)

What do you guys think??? hope day one goes okay for me :) You are all so awesome, hope you have a great day, off to the hospital i go!!!!
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Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Subject:New to Community/LJ
Posted by:loseb4061706.
Time:1:34 pm.
Today is my last day of freedom.
The last day
i dont have to count calories
i dont have to exercize
i dont have to eat healthy
The last day
i can eat chocolate as much as i want
i can watch hours of tv sitting on the couch
i can go out to dinner with my fiance and order whatever i want.
The last day of my life... :)

haha, i'm so just kidding. Tomorrow is October 17,2005... The day i will begin this journey/journal. It is 8 months away from my wedding day, and i want to lost 40 pounds. That adds up to 5 pounds a month, which i'm sure i could outdo, but i am going to start with this as my initial goal.
Let me give you some background...
I have always been a chubby gal.... (well after i hit puberty) i was always chubbier than the other girls my age, but along with that came boobs too, so i wasn't too teribly dissappointed. Recently my fiance moved in, and we go out to eat a lot.... and i've ballooned out to my biggest weight.... and i refuse to hit 200....
But here i am now..... 21, and i wear a size 12-14. i weighed 188 this morning, but i'm calling it 190. I do however get told that i don't look like i weigh this much, but this is the fattest i've ever been. Also i just dont feel healthy. I want so much to be healthy... and a little less to where i feel like i'm knocking on Lane Bryant's door.

Also, my bridesmaids..... My fiance's 3 little sisters (all tiny) and my 3 best friends.... size 2, size 4, size 10....
and then you have my friends.. the beautiful...
plus sized bride....

so i've tried Atkins... Failed.
Tried Weight Watchers... worked, but i gave up because i was too busy (what a cop out.. i know)
Gym membership (i'm just too busy to go.. cop out)

My life is hectic i must say. I'm in my senior year of college studying to be a respiratory therapist. I graduate on May 5. I am in school Monday-Thursday 7a-3:30pm working alongside a therapist..... Then Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (minus 1 weekend a month) i work 7a-7p at a hospital doing admissions (which is where i am right now) ***can't you tell i'm busy today***

Anyways, So basically my life consists of school, studying for boards, work, and Planning this wedding.
I think i've been worrying so much about all of that... that i forgot to take care of myself.
Well thats in the past now...as tomorrow holds a new day.

Tomorrow i will start counting calories and attempt to do weight watchers with some support from some friends.....
I hope to meet some of you that are struggling with the same weight loss issue, and maybe you know "motivate" each other.


X posted to a few other places :)
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Friday, June 24th, 2005

Posted by:wingxnut18.
Time:9:05 pm.
Hi all! Losing the weight is getting easier, as long as I can stay away from pizza and oreo cookies, but I still need more support.

I think I posted the link to my site here before, but it wasn't quite ready for the public eye at that point. I encourage all of you to pay us a visit again and check everything out.


I've been working hard on getting this all up and running, so I would appreciate it if you all could take a moment, check it out, and let me know what you think.

The NEW Realeasyweightloss.com!

-Weight Loss Journals
-New Recipe section!
-More content!
-Weight Loss Newsletter
-More Weight Loss programs than ever!
-Review and comment on any and all programs/stories on this site
-Vote for your favorite prorgams and help others acheive their goals!
-All new forums!
-Much much more!

Roam around the site and let us know what you think and how we can better help you. Also, don't be afraid to share this wonderful resource with others.

Thank you all for your time!

Sorry for the x-post
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Posted by:ginagwen.
Time:1:45 pm.
Mood: hopeful.
I was doing WW meetings but now since I started school I have no time for it and have noticed I am beginning to slowly gain.

I want to prevent this from happening so I am interested in Weight Watchers online...but noticed two different things
Weight Watchers Online
Weight Watchers eTools

Which do you guys recommend? eTools is cheaper but why is the other so pricey?

Or is WW online not as good as a meeting?

Your advice is very much appreciated.
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Posted by:andreajanine.
Time:12:26 pm.
anyone have any advice for someone who is stuck at 140 and cant get any lower. IM SOO STUCK. I don't gain weight, and I don't lose it either..I'm just stuck..but I feel like I LOOK fatter..I am so annoyed and confused..maybe I'm retaining water..that must be it!
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Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Posted by:hulahoop.
Time:5:08 pm.
i ate dinner at pf changs last night and emailed them to find out the nutritional info of the kung pao scallops. let's see, it's scallops, peanuts, and some spicy sauce. i was FLOORED when the email came back and said the whole dish has 1180 calories and 76 grams of fat. WTF?

Description Calories Protein Carbs Total Fat Saturated Fat
**Nutritional information is listed in grams and pertains to the entire dish. All of our menu offerings are freshly prepared; consequently, the nutritional values may vary slightly from those presented.** (g) (g) (g) (g) (g)
Kung Pao Scallops 1180 70 56 76 8
Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps 630 44 92 8 2

anyway, i ate 1/2 the scallops last night, over and done with but for real..............what is pf changs thinking to make seafood like a billion grams of fat????

i also emailed dwlz to let her know that the pts for the lettuce wraps are WRONG on her page. she has those listed as 4 pts for the ENTIRE DISH.............
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