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TOPIC: How to Track Weight Watchers Points on MFP!!

 
January 8, 2013 3:38 PM
Need a little tech help... I was able to install the WW points but I think I have the old program because fruit isn't coming up free.

How do I set it to Points Plus?

Thanks a bunch!!!

Steph
January 8, 2013 8:32 PM
QUOTE:

Need a little tech help... I was able to install the WW points but I think I have the old program because fruit isn't coming up free.

How do I set it to Points Plus?

Thanks a bunch!!!

Steph

I'm pretty sure Point Plus would still show points for "free" fruits, because it is going to calculate the points if you enter in the diary.
I don't use WW e-tools so I don't know.. if you enter a "free" fruit, does it calculate it as free? or as a points value?
If you don't want to see the points for the fruits, then I'd suggest not entering them. Or enter them so you can see the calories but remember to subtract them from your points total.

Anyway, in the beginning of this thread, multiple people talked about how to change it to points plus and it also tells you how on the page you install it from:
To display the new Points Plus calculation, edit the source code. On line 10, change variable pointsPlus=false; to pointsPlus=true
Edited by CM9178 On January 8, 2013 8:33 PM
  18707619
January 9, 2013 6:11 AM
Yes WW puts in fruits and veggies as 0 but the userscript will not, it doesn't contain that logic, but that's ok cuz MFP counts calories, so you want to see it.
January 9, 2013 8:11 AM
This is great information. Thank you.
  34554358
January 9, 2013 10:00 AM
I did it! Thank you!!! I love MFP, but wasn't getting anywhere so I rejoined WW. Now I can do both and don't have to pay for WW! Thank you so so much! YIPPEE!!
  5750959
January 9, 2013 10:17 AM
You definitely have to do some tweaking. It's telling me a Roma tomato is 1 point, for instance. But I'll play with it and see if it's worth cancelling my WW subscription. Thanks again!
  5750959
January 9, 2013 10:23 AM
"Thank you" so much. I'll have to have my husband figure this out for me. I would love to be able to do both. Thank you for sharing this info. I have an older WW points book which I can refer to. Do you have any idea how many points I should be using per day? I'm 5' 3 1/2"...I weigh 177 and would like to weigh 135. I hope I gave enough info. I'm 60 years of age. Gosh...I'm excited!
January 9, 2013 10:31 AM
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"Thank you" so much. I'll have to have my husband figure this out for me. I would love to be able to do both. Thank you for sharing this info. I have an older WW points book which I can refer to. Do you have any idea how many points I should be using per day? I'm 5' 3 1/2"...I weigh 177 and would like to weigh 135. I hope I gave enough info. I'm 60 years of age. Gosh...I'm excited!


Try this site: http://onemorepound.com/

I'm pretty sure it has everything you need. But I only glanced it.
  5750959
January 9, 2013 10:45 AM
QUOTE:

"Thank you" so much. I'll have to have my husband figure this out for me. I would love to be able to do both. Thank you for sharing this info. I have an older WW points book which I can refer to. Do you have any idea how many points I should be using per day? I'm 5' 3 1/2"...I weigh 177 and would like to weigh 135. I hope I gave enough info. I'm 60 years of age. Gosh...I'm excited!

It depends if you want to do points plus or old points - I'm guessing old points (momentum or flex) if you have an old book?

If you want to use a set number, use this calculator: http://www.healthyweightforum.org/eng/calculators/ww-points-allowed/

If you want to use the old school point range, use this: http://losing2gether0.tripod.com/losingtogether/id16.html
  18707619
January 9, 2013 10:48 AM
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You definitely have to do some tweaking. It's telling me a Roma tomato is 1 point, for instance. But I'll play with it and see if it's worth cancelling my WW subscription. Thanks again!

You are probably selecting a tomato that a user entered themselves.
Search for tomato - raw, and you will find: Tomatoes - Red, ripe, raw, year round average. Select Plum tomato (same thing as Roma I'm guessing) - it should be 11 calories, 2 carb, 0 fat, 1 fiber, 1 protein and 0 points.

The script calculates points correctly - 99.9% of the time, foods are entered into the database incorrectly by MFP users.
  18707619
January 9, 2013 11:46 AM
Ah! That makes sense. Thank you Cindy!
  5750959
January 9, 2013 11:54 AM
Awesome! Thanks!
January 9, 2013 11:55 AM
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January 9, 2013 12:03 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You definitely have to do some tweaking. It's telling me a Roma tomato is 1 point, for instance. But I'll play with it and see if it's worth cancelling my WW subscription. Thanks again!

You are probably selecting a tomato that a user entered themselves.
Search for tomato - raw, and you will find: Tomatoes - Red, ripe, raw, year round average. Select Plum tomato (same thing as Roma I'm guessing) - it should be 11 calories, 2 carb, 0 fat, 1 fiber, 1 protein and 0 points.

The script calculates points correctly - 99.9% of the time, foods are entered into the database incorrectly by MFP users.


You are a genius! That's exactly what was wrong. So if you enter the MFP food entries you're golden! Thank you again!!
  5750959
January 9, 2013 12:05 PM
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QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You definitely have to do some tweaking. It's telling me a Roma tomato is 1 point, for instance. But I'll play with it and see if it's worth cancelling my WW subscription. Thanks again!

You are probably selecting a tomato that a user entered themselves.
Search for tomato - raw, and you will find: Tomatoes - Red, ripe, raw, year round average. Select Plum tomato (same thing as Roma I'm guessing) - it should be 11 calories, 2 carb, 0 fat, 1 fiber, 1 protein and 0 points.

The script calculates points correctly - 99.9% of the time, foods are entered into the database incorrectly by MFP users.


You are a genius! That's exactly what was wrong. So if you enter the MFP food entries you're golden! Thank you again!!


Yup, and that is probably one of my biggest annoyances about MFP. I don't know where people get all of the random things from or why they enter them - but they are clearly not calculating their foods correctly if those are the numbers they are basing their food diaries on! It ends up taking me forever to find the right food when searching - such a pain in the butt!!!
  18707619
January 9, 2013 12:26 PM
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"Thank you" so much. I'll have to have my husband figure this out for me. I would love to be able to do both. Thank you for sharing this info. I have an older WW points book which I can refer to. Do you have any idea how many points I should be using per day? I'm 5' 3 1/2"...I weigh 177 and would like to weigh 135. I hope I gave enough info. I'm 60 years of age. Gosh...I'm excited!


Try this site: http://onemorepound.com/

I'm pretty sure it has everything you need. But I only glanced it.


Wait - just looked more closely at that website. The calculator that figures out your daily points is way out of date. You'll probably want to add 5 more points.
  5750959
January 9, 2013 2:08 PM
worked for me and changed it to Points Plus, Thanks!!


and if you need to know what your daily points should be, http://gnomes22.tripod.com/dailypptarget.html
Edited by deb2799 On January 9, 2013 2:08 PM
January 9, 2013 8:58 PM
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January 13, 2013 3:05 PM
I have Points values showing up on MFP on my laptop. Is there anyway to add and track Points values to the iPhone MFP app?
January 13, 2013 4:05 PM
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I have Points values showing up on MFP on my laptop. Is there anyway to add and track Points values to the iPhone MFP app?


unfortunately not.
January 13, 2013 6:13 PM
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January 14, 2013 10:15 PM
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January 16, 2013 1:43 PM
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  18707619
January 16, 2013 8:47 PM
Thanks!
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January 20, 2013 2:35 PM
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