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Date:October 31st, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)

Hi Ellison!

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Glad to see someone else is here right now. I was a little concerned about that when I looked at the posting dates, but I figured if I was talking to myself, it wouldn't be the first time anyway! I signed up for this web site just because of this WW Core journal.

Core is just GREAT for me. Lots of benefits that I don't get from counting points: "clean" eating (which for me equals feeling better/better overall mood), no bad food choices, much more stable blood sugar, don't have to worry about running out of points, although I do count them anyway...and with only core foods I'm almost always under what I'd eat on points only. And, if I'm really craving something, I've got those weekly flex points to rely on without feeling like I've "gone off" the program.

I don't know if I'm doing Core perfectly, but it's sure working for me. I stick 99% to core foods, and drink 60-80 oz of water a day (or sometimes some splenda sweettend drinks). I decided when I started, that if I was truely hungry, I'd eat; but had to cut out the stress eating I'd become so good at!

I've kind of gotten into a routine now, so it's easier than it was at first. To get started, I made a list of all the core foods that I thought I'd actually eat and use that for a basis for my grocery list. Then I had to figure out what to pack for lunch and snacks to take to work every day so that I wouldn't run out of food, especially if I have to work late.

If you need any suggestions, or have questions, I can try to answer them from my perspective anyway... I don't feel like I'm getting much info I can use for core at the weekly meetings because everyone else is talking strictly points, but the support there is wonderful anyway.

I'd love to see you start posting here with me too!!! So GO FOR IT!