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Nov. 11th, 2008 @ 09:46 am week 1 weigh-in
I have lost 4.5 lbs on my first week doing Core! I have done WW before (always Flex,though), so I know there's always a big whoosh at the beginning, but that doesn't make it any less exciting. I'm hoping to get a good head start on the holidays because I know I'll have some trouble when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around. Additionally I'm going to Vegas for a long weekend in December, which I'm sure will present some challenges.

Hope everyone else is doing well on Core!
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Oct. 31st, 2008 @ 05:04 am New Here...

Hi everyone.  Y'all look like a great group of WW Core folks, I'm glad I found you!  I've been doing WW Core for 10 weeks now and am down 27 pounds.  No one else at the meetings I attend is doing core, so it's great to find this group!  I've been making up recipes/meals as I go along and am looking for some new ideas and a little "core support". I've got a few recipes that y'all might enjoy too.

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Oct. 23rd, 2008 @ 05:37 pm core in toronto
anyone else in toronto?
i am currently doing core and hate eating at chain restaurants when i live in such a diverse and yummy indie resto city. does anyone have interesting core dining out in Toronto suggestions?

Here are my faves:
The Healthy Greek (Queen and John St.) - salad (by weight) and a side order of potatoes
Ho Su (Queen and John or Yonge and Eglinton) - brown rice sushi
The Rice Bowl (Kennsington Market) - brown rice bowl or quinoa bowl
Gaby's (Bloor and Avenue Rd.) - Ultimate or Smoked Salmon salad
Cultures - tri-salad combo
Lettuce - veg soup with whole wheat pasta; veg soup with barley; grilled veg salad without goats cheese

Core + points
Lalibela (Bloor and Ossington) - Veggie Platter (count for butter (3) and for injera (1))

I know this is very specific, but I figure it's worth a shot.
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Aug. 26th, 2008 @ 08:27 pm Chinese Takeout - All Core :-D
So, I had to share cause this was a freakin' awesome dinner...designed by me! (ok and Rachel Ray helped)

I saw RR do something very similar the other day...I made a few changes, a couple of tweaks, made it healthier and voila! A super duper yummy dish that tastes like it comes with the #23 lunch special at your local chinese take out joint.

I think the next time I do this I'll try it with chicken and a whole bunch more veggies....there just wasn't enough. Maybe some bok choy or brocolli and carrots.

Crystal's Asian NoodlesCollapse )

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Tarepanda - Teacup
May. 15th, 2008 @ 09:39 am Flex or Core?

So I have been considering switching from flex to core.  Flex has been easy to stick to but I haven's been seeing the results I want.  Some real life friends on weight watchers have said that they have lost a lot more weight on core than flex.  I am just worried if I will be able to handle the restriction?  For those who have done both which one do you like better?  Did you see faster results on one of the plans?  Was flex a lot easier to stick to?

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May. 13th, 2008 @ 01:39 pm Core Adventures (Xposted to WW)
Current Mood: pissed offpissed the hell off

Oh my dear sweet God.

So, I remember reading that if you add ONE item that is not Core to a Core dish, the dish becomes Core???

God, I want to slam something against a wall.

So, breakfast/lunch today was
1 can black beans
1 avocado
4 tablespoons brown rice
Garlic pepper
some ff cheese 
1 stick of 2 point string cheese.

I mushed everything together and heated it and ate it. Nummy.

But, if that one string cheese f**ked it all up??? Then, that is a ton of points...and, quite frankly, I am out of all 35 points (thank you, emotional depressing mother's day eating...and one bad late night Taco Bell choice when I couldn't remember what the 3 point tacos were and got the Border Bowl which I thought looked harmless enough SINCE IT IS CHICKEN AND RICE AND CHEESE IN A FRICKING BOWL BUT WAS ACTUALLY 10 POINTS!!!!!!)  


Thanks for tuning in to my total meltdown.

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angry, pissed
Apr. 30th, 2008 @ 06:50 pm OT: Cost of Food and "More-With-Less Cookbook"
Isn't it crazy how much food prices are going up? I know I think twice about buying things like eggs (because it's something I have often thrown away in the past because I didn't end up eating them). I thought I would mention a book that came highly recommended on a frugal cooking community I belonged to a while back: "More-With-Less Cookbook" by Doris Janzen Longacre. I haven't gotten it yet, but I am ordering it tonight (hopefully!). I bet the ideas and recipes would be useful for core eating since they will most likely include a lot of grains. I'll give you guys my review when I receive the book. Here's a link to amazon:
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Apr. 30th, 2008 @ 05:07 pm the core diet based on volumetrics?
I don't know if any of you have heard this too, but someone mentioned on the WW core board that the Core plan was designed with the help of Barbara J. Rolls who wrote the Volumetrics books.

long discussion about food density and satietyCollapse )
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Apr. 29th, 2008 @ 05:13 pm looking for core dedicated friends
If you write a lot about following the core plan on your LJ, I would greatly appreciate it if you would add me as a friend. I am trying to be hardCORE as much as possible and I can use all the encouragement I can get! I mainly blog about being on core and how it is going with me. Thanks! Have a good one!
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Apr. 27th, 2008 @ 02:38 pm (no subject)
I am Corebie who loves finding new recipes. I made this one yesterday, because I needed new lunch ideas. It's hot. It's spicy. It's also a cold summer salad.

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous Salad
recipe behind the cutCollapse )

This recipe is so good, perfect for a light summer lunch or supper, served with a green salad. Enjoy!
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