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Laurel Lu

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Posted: 15 Jul 2008, 18:33
Thought it might be a cool idea to share our "foods I can't live without" lists...maybe we'll introduce each other to new ideas/products! Smile

Some of the foods I can't live without are:

100 calorie packs - they come in just about any flavor of salty/sweet or crunchy you could be craving! And for 100 cals, its a snack you can actually manage.

Wylers Light - only $1 for 6 servings at Crystal light to-go packs but super cheaper!

Tuna Flavor Sensations packs - flavored tuna (lemon pepper sweet & spicy, etc) that is easily portable for salads & wraps...low in calories and no need to add mayonaise to up the "yum" factor!

Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges - great for bagels, sandwhiches, wraps and putting in celery. Only 30 cals per serving!! Better than butter or mayo any day!!

Western Bagel's Alternative Pita and Alternative Bagels...tasty and only 110 cals for ONE WHOLE PITA OR BAGEL!

LightFull Satiety Smoothies - delicious, healthy and only 90 cals...they really fill you up! Great for a tide-you-over snack or breakfast on the run.

Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal - sometimes you really want cereal...but most are high in cals. This is filling, tasty and just a hint sweet...and for 3/4 cup a serving, its only 100 little calories!

Kashi Go-Lean crunchy bars - yummy, filling and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Only 150 cals...great as a tide-you-over snack or breakfast on the go (just add a piece of fruit).

Gortons frozen fish fillets - Only 100-110 cals, easy to throw in the microwave with veggies as a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.

Egg Beaters - like eggs but less cals! Stuff half an alternative pita with two servings, some veggies and a wedge of LC Cheese for a delicious and low-cal (under 200 cals!!) breakfast on the go.

Jolly green giant SteamFresh steamer packs-
An easy and yummy way to get a couple servings of veggies into your diet. Microwave at home or at work for a healthy snack or eat with Gortons fillet for an easy balanced meal.

Progresso's Light (O pt) soups - yummy and point free!

Pre-packaged single serving baby carrots & apple slices - not as wallet-friendly as the unprepared stuff, but great for the convenience of the bag lunch or a snack-on-the-go.

Sensible Food Crunch Dried Snacks (crunch dried fruits) - an easy, delicious and portable way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get 1/2 serving of fruit on the go.

Light string cheese - portable, a burst of protein and only 60 cals

Come on guys! Lets give each other some ideas!
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"

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Posted: 15 Jul 2008, 21:32
- Goat's cheese
- Beets
- Kale
- Lemon grass soup
- Luna bars!!!

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Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 11:34
-unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
-frozen skinless boneless chicken breasts
-sugarfree puddings
-94% fat free popcorn
-fat free/sugar free yogurt
-Fresh Fruit
-cottage cheese

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Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 11:46
-salad spritzers
-hard boiled eggs
-v8 juice
-bran flakes
-diet coke/rootbeer/dr pepper
-Iced nonfat lattes

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Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 15:45
So many .....

Here goes

Diet Coke
Weight Watchers Mint Chocolate Topped Desert
Uncle Bens Mediterranean Vegetable Microwave Risotto
Always, Goodtobeme

B.E.A.C.H Challenge
Blue Team
Week 1 196.6lb
Week 2 193.8lb
Week 3
Week 4

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Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 01:01
Smart Beat Smart Squeeze Butter (0 pts - can only find it at Shaw's)

Thomas' 100 Calorie English Muffins (1 pt)

Cliff Z Bars (for kids) (2.5 pts each)

Light Italian Bread (1 pt for two slices)

Kraft Fat Free Cheese Singles (.5 pts each - not bad if you melt them)

Breyer's Fat Free Double Churn Ice Cream (1 point for 1/2 cup!). Sometimes with a 20 calorie cake cone. YUMMY DESSERT!

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Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 14:12
Special K with Red Berries- Yum yum in the mornings!
Edamame - So easy to cook so tasty to eat!
Lemons - They just go such a long way with EVERYTHING.
4C - Don't remember the exact name, but its the powder packets you put into water - I like the Kiwi and the Pink Lemonaid (Crystal Lite made me so sick!)
100 calorie pack popcorn - Butter or Kettle corn, its all good!
Cottage Cheese w/ dried Pineapple - yummy
Hummus & baby carrots - Great lunch!
Thats all I can think of right now... maybe more later!

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Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 16:17
Salsa & Light sour cream - as a dressing or dip.

Mashed fresh avacado. Use as a spread.

Oven baked french fries-slice a baking potatoe, salt it and spray pam on it.

Roasted Chick Peas. (bake in oven)

Peanut butter.


Cool Whip.

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Laurel Lu

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Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 16:35
You guys are awesome!! I'm getting so many good ideas! Thanks for posting!! Smile
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"

Aiming for 20 lbs before New Years!

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Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 16:46
How long have you been a member? This is like my 3rd day. Luvin this new site.
Laurel Lu

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Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 22:04
I joined in June...and I am totally addicted! lol
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"

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Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 22:50
I can't live without Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Yummy Very Happy

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Posted: 25 Jul 2008, 11:09
Roasted Chick Peas. (bake in oven)

I keep meaning to pick up chick peas at the food store so I can make that - I LOVE chick peas - can't wait to make this... if I ever pick them up!

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Posted: 27 Jul 2008, 19:55
I cannot live without my daily latte, I thought that it would be difficult to cut down to just one a day, but to my surprise it hasn't. I have my dailt skinny latte= 2pointsLaughing
Live and let live.

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Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 06:19
A few of my favorites:

WW Frozen Latte Bars - 1 point

Hummus - 1 point

Curves Chocolate Peanut Bars - 1 point

Yoplait Thick n Creamy Light Yogurt - 2 points

100 calorie Thomas's English Muffins - 1 point

Boneless skinless frozen chicken breasts - 3 points

Sugar Free Hazelnut Liquid Creamer - 1 point

Quaker Weight Management Instant Oatmeal - 3 points

Marzettis Honey Mustard FF Dressing - 2 points

This is just to name a few!!

Nothing TASTES as good as thin FEELS!!

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Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 09:19
MomofTwoGirls wrote:
Roasted Chick Peas. (bake in oven)

I keep meaning to pick up chick peas at the food store so I can make that - I LOVE chick peas - can't wait to make this... if I ever pick them up!

You can buy them at Middle East food stores...those are very crunchy!! Help with the salty cravings something fierce Smile
Laughter & Light,


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Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 09:51
Some of my staples are:

100 Cal mini popcorn packs butter or kettle corn
Oroweat double fiber english muffins (only 1 pt)
Oroweat Light 100% Wheat Bread (only 1 pt for 2 whole slices!)
Quaker weight control oatmeal
WW American Cheese Slices
Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon - Yum!
I can't beleive it's not butter spray
Salad spritzers
Feta Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Tostitos Baked Sccops
Hot Salsa
Nonfat Milk w/ Espresso

For those sweet cravings:

Hostess Choc Cupcake 100 cal pak
WW mini Carrot Cakes
Smart ones chocolate eclairs
Smart ones cookie dough sundae

Mini Goal: 170 lbs by Christmas Goal Met: 11/27/08

New Mini Goal: 160 lbs by Christmas - Almost made it & then gained over Christmas! Sad

New Mini Goal: 150 lbs by my Birthday - March 12, 2009 (Didn't reach this goal Sad)

New Mini Goal: 156 lbs (10 pound loss) by July 22, 2009

Total Inches Lost from 09/10/07 thru 12/04/08
(New measurements coming soon!)

Neck: 1"
Shoulders: 6"
Chest: 7.5"
Biceps: 3"
Waist: 7"
Forearms: 2.5"
Hips: 7"
Thighs: 3"
Calves: 1.5"

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Posted: 04 Sep 2008, 14:52
My favorite new snack is...
Kellogg- All Bran crackers- Garlic and Herb
I dip them in cream cheese. But I actally count out 18 crackers and 2 tsp of cream cheese. I can live on these!
1 serving all bran crackers fat 6.00 carbs 19.00 fiber5.0 sugar3.00 calories120
Laurel Lu

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Posts: 47

Posted: 16 Sep 2008, 15:17
Three new favorite snacks...

don't laugh, but:

Gerber Graduates (yes the baby food!) Yogurt Melts (1/2 pt a serving, totally nutritious and definitely satisfies that sweet tooth)

and Gerber Graduates L'il Chrunchies in mild cheddar (1/2 pt a serving for a healthier version of cheetos!)

and ANY of the flavors of Sensible Foods chrunch-dries snacks. About a point for a serving (sometimes 1.5 or 2 pts) and 1/2 cup of fruit!

"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!"

Aiming for 20 lbs before New Years!

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Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 10:08


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