RETURN TO CORE – DAY 25
🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…🐶🛒👩🏻🍳
🍎 = CORE Weekly Point
💜 = WW Purple Smart Point
👩🏻🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility. We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁 Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.
CROCKPOT PORK STROGANOFF w MASHED POTATOES
🍱 LUNCH 🍱
🍛 FARINA BREAKFAST BOWL
@bgfoods Cream of Wheat – 2tbsp [2💜]
@simpletruthorganic Pasture Raised Egg (yolk only)
@krogerco Avocado – 1oz [1💜]
@misfitsmarket Organic Red Onion, Mini Peppers
@hoosierhillfarm White Cheddar Powder – 2tbsp [1🍎/2💜]
Tried Cream of Wheat savory style – still not a fan 😁
🍎 OLD WW CORE – 1WP
🧮 CALORIES – 244
💜 WW PURPLE – 5SP
🍱 DINNER 🍱
🌮 TACO BELL STEAK POWER BOWL
Boy, what an evening! I made Sandy lunch. Got ready to take it to her and was putting some for me in a little container for dinner.
I ate probably three or four tablespoons out of the crock pot as I was doing it. I was starting to leave to go to her and all of a sudden I had shooting pain in my back and my chest was super tight like when my BP gets too high.
I messaged her that I needed a few more minutes and I came and laid down but had a pretty nasty reaction. I was laying here trying to think of what could have possibly caused it and the only thing that I bought different was Dollar General was out of the cream of mushroom soup that I had bought the last time so I bought the Clover Valley one. Obviously didn’t read the label well enough and had a big tight chest reaction.
I didn’t want her to not eat because of my stupidity so I went down to her and then eventually came home and lay down for a couple of hours. It eased off a little bit and I decided because the Kroger ad changes tomorrow and some of the stuff I was out of goes back to normal price, I was going to go ahead and go into town.
I walked around Kroger like a super Nana for over an hour and by the time I was finished, it was 9:30. I knew I wasn’t going to have any of that pork and I hadn’t taken anything else out so I decided to get a modified Power Bowl from Taco Bell so I could sit, rest and eat something before driving home. Whew!
What I have never understood is why I react to some things so strongly like 3tbsp of condensed soup mix but then there are places like Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Tampico – my local Mexican place, Shoguns – my local Sushi place, Yummy Japan – my local Hibachi and Peking House – my local Chinese that I know have ingredients with food additives but I don’t generally have a problem with – certainly not like that.
On the other hand, McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Sonic, Bojangles = definitely problems… I have discovered over the years since this started where I can go and what I can get and generally be okay…
But it is still unexplainable why I am okay with some places and others cause this kind of reaction…
🍎 OLD WW CORE – 10WP
🧮 CALORIES – 490
💜 WW PURPLE – 14SP
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
🍎 OLD WW CORE – 0WP
🧮 CALORIES – 19
💜 WW PURPLE – 0SP
🍎 CORE WEEKLY POINTS REDEEMED – 7
👟 CORE ACTIVITY POINTS REDEEMED – 4
🗓️ WEEKLIES REMAINING – 21
🦊 Currently tracking in ℹ️ iTrackBites on the old WW CORE Plan plus giving you the points on the current WW 💜 PURPLE plan + Calories.
🍎 CORE NOTES
🅾️ These items are not True Zero on Core (as in indefinite amounts) but they are 0 by nutritional value at the serving sizes I used. All details are in the recipe cards on the blog.
🧈 PERSONAL PROGRAM TWEAK DECISION
I am not a fan of oil in cooking – both from a taste and texture perspective so I very rarely use my 2tsp/day.
1tbsp of this particular butter (not regular butter) is less calories, less total and saturated fat and the same 0 fiber as 2tsp of oil. They are both 9g servings.
So for me, and this is just a personal decision, I am going to allow 1tbsp/day in place of the 2tsp/oil. Any after that counts as per normal, just like the oil. But if you see this butter tracked as 0 for 1tbsp, that is why.
🍎 CORE is the old WW, pre Simply Filling program from 2004-2010.
Here is the original CORE list:
I have created a group specifically for CORE on Facebook with a growing library of resources
🦄 Dietary Modifications are being made for Insulin Resistance / Histamine Intolerance / Mast Cell Activation Syndrome