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 Post subject: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Hi Guys,
The weight loss room was a trial. We thought we'd give it a shot on the new boards even though it had not been successful on the old boards. It is gone now because there were not many posts in it, and the few that there were had a lot of negativity in them that made us uncomfortable and could have been triggering to some people. In light of that we are not going to have a room to specifically talk about weight loss. We'd love for people to talk about staying healthy in a positive way in the general health forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:11 am 
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So, does that mean we can talk about things like weight loss, calorie counting, diets such as weight watchers, etc?

I know some people may see those things as not so positive but I think it is a case by case basis. I think we all need to figure out what is right for ourselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:55 am 
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Oh, that's kind of sad. I noticed one thread just disappeared, and was confused this morning when the whole forum was gone.


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:40 am 
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Basically, it's cool when people talk about Weight Watchers or healthy weight loss stuff, but it seems that having a whole forum just seems to breed a lot of negativity and stuff that can be triggering. Plus, there are a lot of weight loss sites on the internet, and while we want to provide a vegan friendly space here, this site is primary about vegan food and veganism and stuff, not weight loss. We do what we can, but we can't do it all!

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Yes, thanks, I was wondering. It did seem to go down hill really fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:03 pm 
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That's okay. between general health and excersize, we should be covered!

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:26 pm 
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It was dead for a while, then I noticed it picking up. Didn't know why, because I wasn't reading. I'm cool with it. It's better not to trigger anyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 pm 
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Could we get back those sticky posts with WW points for Vcon, VwaV, and YRR?


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:54 pm 
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pensarepink wrote:
Could we get back those sticky posts with WW points for Vcon, VwaV, and YRR?

I'd like these back too. Perhaps condensed into one thread?

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:21 pm 
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Sure - I will move them!

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Thanks! for anyone else who wants to bookmark them:
Veganomicon points:
http://forum.theppk.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126
YRR:
http://forum.theppk.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=125

Was there also a VWAV one?

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:13 am 
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Thanks for the WW points links, joyfulgirl! I wanted to make my friend some food and I was so excited- I told her I had the WW points for the dishes!

Does anyone have points values for VCIYCJ... or is that asking too much?


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:17 pm 
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these are great! i saw that the dates from the PPK WW Points post are from October, and i know that WW changed their points system just a few weeks ago. from what i've seen the points have increased, BUT they give ya more points per day to use so it kinda levels things out a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:52 am 
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Yeah, we're going to have to go back and re-enter the points for the pointsplus system. Unless Lavawitch saved them in her recipe builder.

I've been going through Appetite for Reduction and writing the points in the margins, so I don't have to grab my calculator every time I try to figure out what I want to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:36 pm 
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that's an excellent idea - i should totally do that, too. i didn't even think about it. so smart, joyfulgirl. thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:11 pm 
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joyfulgirl wrote:
Yeah, we're going to have to go back and re-enter the points for the pointsplus system. Unless Lavawitch saved them in her recipe builder.

I've been going through Appetite for Reduction and writing the points in the margins, so I don't have to grab my calculator every time I try to figure out what I want to make.


I did that too! I still have to go through the last chapter but other than that it's done. It's really helpful when I'm planning menus for the week because I can see what things work out okay together for me to form a meal.

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 Post subject: Re: Where did the diet forum go?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:46 am 
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i've only been cooking out of AFR lately because i figured out all the points (whatever i'm sticking with the old system it's always worked just fine for me and i dont want to try and learn something new).

i'm so excited to have the vcon and yrr points! though i haven't gotten sick of AFR yet (the dressings have made me re-love salads!)


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