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

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January 24, 2013 9:58 AM
Will this work on MFP mobile for Android once I have it setup?

Thanks
January 24, 2013 10:02 AM
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Will this work on MFP mobile for Android once I have it setup?

Thanks

No it doesn't work with the app.
  18707619
January 25, 2013 11:42 AM
hi & thanks so much for this - i have the points showing now the old ones - how and where do i change the source code?

Thanks!
January 25, 2013 3:56 PM
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hi & thanks so much for this - i have the points showing now the old ones - how and where do i change the source code?

Thanks!


check back in this thread, t's described in good detail. It works great too!
January 31, 2013 5:04 AM
Thank you for the information!smile
  108912
January 31, 2013 5:18 AM
Cindy, THANK YOU! I loved it, I love you! :D
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January 31, 2013 7:50 AM
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Cindy, THANK YOU! I loved it, I love you! :D

Haha, you're welcome!
  18707619
January 31, 2013 11:41 AM
I have tried everything to get into the script to change it. I do not get anything that has me Select "notepad" as your editor, edit line 10 as needed, then click save". This part does not come up for me. I get three buttons to choose from....


Install or Show Script Source or Cancel

Any help out there?? I would like to change the false to true ....
  108912
January 31, 2013 1:19 PM
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I have tried everything to get into the script to change it. I do not get anything that has me Select "notepad" as your editor, edit line 10 as needed, then click save". This part does not come up for me. I get three buttons to choose from....


Install or Show Script Source or Cancel

Any help out there?? I would like to change the false to true ....

Assuming you have Firefox, you've installed Greasemonkey and have installed the script:
Click the arrow next to the monkey head in your firefox browser
Select "manage user scripts"
You will then seen a screen with all installed sripts
Click on the Weight Watchers script to select it - you should see 3 buttons -> Options, disable, remove
(if you don't see the script then you haven't installed it yet).
Click the Options button
Click "edit this user script" on the bottom
You wlll get a pop up window asking you to browse on your computer for a text editor - you need to browse to notepad.
the script will then open in notepad and you can make your changes.

If you aren't seeing this, then you have done something incorrectly.
Edited by CM9178 On January 31, 2013 1:20 PM
  18707619
February 1, 2013 5:54 AM
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February 4, 2013 10:14 PM
I've gotten this to work on Firefox, although even changing it to PP, it isn't matching up with my WW log.
I'm attempting to make it work on Chrome, and I can if I get it installed under my Chrome extensions, but can't edit for PP, but when I attempt to install it with Tampermonkey (where I can edit it,) I can't get it to run. I'm really hoping I can get this to work, I love different options :)
February 5, 2013 2:21 AM
It works pretty accurately. Problem is that some foods on MFP aren't entered correctly for all nutrients and therefore the points may be wrong for that reason. The browser you use doesn't make any difference. Also,make sue you are using either the new PP or old PP and set those values accordingly in the script. For new PP, set both lines 10 & 11 to true.
February 5, 2013 8:53 AM
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I've gotten this to work on Firefox, although even changing it to PP, it isn't matching up with my WW log.
I'm attempting to make it work on Chrome, and I can if I get it installed under my Chrome extensions, but can't edit for PP, but when I attempt to install it with Tampermonkey (where I can edit it,) I can't get it to run. I'm really hoping I can get this to work, I love different options :)


It definitely calculates the points correctly - the nearest .5 pts. If it isn't matching, you may be selecting an incorrect food item in the MFP database.
  18707619
February 5, 2013 3:09 PM
Based on a couple of entries I see using it today I am reluctant to rely on it.

It calculated 3 oz of farm raised salmon, with the nutrients entered in the correct places as 1 point vs 5
It calculated 113 grams of cottage cheese, entries also correct as -1 points.

It counted the points for fruit, which is ok, I could subtract those if I had to but the first two make it a deal breaker for me.

It doesn't really matter, I don't pay for WW anymore anyway but do follow the WW structure so it would have been a nice to know thing. I already double tracked on both sites for 3 months so have a sense anyway of how the two compare.

Nice idea, needs work.
  23600839
February 5, 2013 5:49 PM
awesome! Thanks so much for posting how to do this :)
February 5, 2013 8:46 PM
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Based on a couple of entries I see using it today I am reluctant to rely on it.

It calculated 3 oz of farm raised salmon, with the nutrients entered in the correct places as 1 point vs 5
It calculated 113 grams of cottage cheese, entries also correct as -1 points.

It counted the points for fruit, which is ok, I could subtract those if I had to but the first two make it a deal breaker for me.

It doesn't really matter, I don't pay for WW anymore anyway but do follow the WW structure so it would have been a nice to know thing. I already double tracked on both sites for 3 months so have a sense anyway of how the two compare.

Nice idea, needs work.


I guarantee you either don't have it showing Points Plus (haven't edited the script correctly), or you aren't entering the correct foods with the correct macros on them.
I have been using this tool for a year and it has NEVER calculated a points value incorrectly, and certainly not by a difference or 4 points.

I am using the old points, however I just searched the database for "farm raised salmon" and there were a TON of entries, all varying in nutrients entered. I chose one, 3 oz, and it showed it at 4.5 points (not points plus). so that is a clear indication you chose the wrong entry in the database if it is calculating it as 1 point. It can only calculate the points based on the nutrients the way they are entered, so if they are wrong, the points will be calculated wrong - but the SCRIPT itself works perfectly and is completely accurate.
And yes, it is going to calculate points plus for the "free" fruits and veggies" because they still have a caloric value. If you don't want to count the points for them, don't enter them, or just subtract that number from your daily total. But at least that way you can see how many points worth of "free" fruits and veggies you are consuming on a daily basis.
If you share your diary with me, I can take a look to see what you are doing wrong.
Edited by CM9178 On February 5, 2013 9:08 PM
  18707619
February 5, 2013 8:50 PM
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Edited by CM9178 On February 5, 2013 9:03 PM
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February 6, 2013 7:22 AM
I have been looking for this for some time now!! Glad I finally found it!!
  12551765
February 6, 2013 5:27 PM
This is awesome. I entered several days of journals into MFP and it calculated everything correctly.
I found one thing wrong (I thought), but when I double checked it seemed I had entered the NI wrong into the WW site.

I need to find a simple way to track my weekly and AP. I know I can use the notes section here...anybody else do something different?
February 6, 2013 8:20 PM
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I need to find a simple way to track my weekly and AP. I know I can use the notes section here...anybody else do something different?

I'm not sure what you are referring to?
  18707619
February 7, 2013 12:58 AM
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I need to find a simple way to track my weekly and AP. I know I can use the notes section here...anybody else do something different?

I'm not sure what you are referring to?


I think she means that WW gives you AP that roll over for a week if you set it that way and the additional weekly allowance, I love that about WW but there isn't any way for MFP to track that. That's a WW special :) I just sort of do it in my head...smile
February 7, 2013 1:27 AM
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February 7, 2013 7:18 AM
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I need to find a simple way to track my weekly and AP. I know I can use the notes section here...anybody else do something different?

I'm not sure what you are referring to?


I think she means that WW gives you AP that roll over for a week if you set it that way and the additional weekly allowance, I love that about WW but there isn't any way for MFP to track that. That's a WW special :) I just sort of do it in my head...smile

sorry, I'm having a brain lapse. What is AP?
  18707619

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