๐Ÿฒ STEAK & SHRIMP HIBACHI & FRUIT

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1499 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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I went into town today to drop off an item someone purchased from me on a yard sale group and to pick up my new glasses. Yay!!

I got all 4 pair, single vision lenses, for $67 incl shipping from Zenni Optical. I’m not affiliated with them in any way but just sharing them. I have been getting glasses from them since 2014.

https://www.zennioptical.com

While I was in town because it was getting a bit later I decided to go ahead and get some dinner. I got a steak and shrimp Hibachi from one of our local restaurants. That was my lunch + dinner.


๐Ÿฒ STEAK & SHRIMP HIBACHI
โ–ช๏ธ Yummi Japan Steak & Shrimp Hibachi
โ–ช๏ธ Yum Yum Sauce x2

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1168

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๐Ÿ’ FRUIT SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Pineapple
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate Arils
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 261

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 70

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿฒ CHICKEN ALFREDO BOWL | ๐ŸŒฎ TACO BELL PIZZA

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1506 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿฒ CHICKEN ALFREDO BAKE BOWL & SALAD
Not feeling up to cooking and Kroger had these Marie Callender bowls on sale. I added some more Alfredo Sauce as it was quite skimpy on sauce and tried a new salad kit from Taylor Farms which was very nice.

โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Alfredo Bake Bowl
โ–ช๏ธ Alfredo Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Watermelon Crunch Chopped Salad Kit ๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blackberries
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins
โ–ช๏ธ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 660

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๐ŸŒฎ TACO BELL MEXICAN PIZZA & SOFT TACO
Still not feeling great so when I had to go into town to meet someone I decided to just get Taco Bell for dinner.

โ–ช๏ธ Mexican Pizza
โ–ช๏ธ Soft Taco Supreme

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 740

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Applesauce
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarin

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 105

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐ŸŒตRESTAURANT MEAL – TAMPICO PORK CARNITAS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…



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๐Ÿงฎ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

Long day of appointments in town with my favorite cousin and we got lunch at our local Mexican place. I had 1/2 for lunch and the rest for dinner – no tortillas or jalapeรฑos for me today.

โ–ช๏ธ RESTAURANT MEAL – Tampico Pork Carnitas

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1380


๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Ferrero Rocher

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 73

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿš™ DAY OUT WITH TRACY | ๐Ÿฃ OCEAN SAMURAI MEAL

I had the chance to spend the day with my cousin and we went over to Virginia. We had lunch at Ocean Samurai in Blacksburg, VA. I ordered 2 pretty plain rolls to avoid as much food reaction as possible and 2 appetizers and split them over the whole day.

Wayyyy over on carbs, but it was a lovely chance to spend time with her and I only ate once the day before (had over 1000 calories left over), so I wasn’t worried.

โ–ช๏ธSpider Roll (fried Soft Shell Crab)
โ–ช๏ธCrab Rangoon Roll
โ–ช๏ธBeef Gyลza Soup
โ–ช๏ธBeef Negimaki (Beef & Scallion Rolls)
โ–ช๏ธTakomaki (Fried Octopus Cakes w Bonito

๐Ÿฅช TUNA SWISS SANDWICH w BEEF STEW |๐ŸŒต MIXED FAJITAS at TAMPICO

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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Planning dinner out with my cuzzy so I pretracked and am having a lighter lunch.

๐Ÿฅช TUNA & SWISS SANDWICH w BEEF STEW
@simpletruth4u 21 Seeds Bread
@krogerco Swiss Cheese Single
@krogerco Ranch Tuna Pouch
@pvt_selection Artisanal Lettuce
@misfitsmarket Organic VIne Tomato, Red Onion
@grillospickles Dill Spears

๐ŸŒ€ IP Beef & Veggie Stew
Based on this recipe – very nice!
https://amindfullmom.com/instant-pot-beef-stew

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 529
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release
1x Quercetin
1x Digestive Enzymes

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The Kroger ad changes on Wed so I went to town to get some things on sale… Juice, toilet paper, a certain yogurt, potatoes… ๐Ÿคฃ… you know, the usual. Well they were out of the juice, yogurt and the toilet paper so I’ll have to go back next week before it changes. I did get some other cool stuff though.

Frugal Finds Healthy Haul video here:

Tracy, my cousin, wasn’t feeling well so after shopping (and catching up with a friend I haven’t seen in ages) I had dinner out at Tampico …

๐ŸŒต MIXED FAJITA PLATE (TAMPICO RESTAURANT)
I had dinner at my favorite Mexi place (Steak, Chicken & Shrimp ๐ŸŒฏ Fajitas)

I should have remembered I never eat it all and when I pretracked I counted the entire meal… Welllllllll I only ate some of it – the rice, beans and the shrimp they don’t reheat well, and ended up with more than 500 calories left.

I have been very lucky eating here – as long as I don’t eat the salsa (Calcium Chloride), I have had no trouble here.

It’s like seafood from Peking House – there may be MSG in some things but I don’t react to that and have no reactions eating there.

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 568 (for the portion I ate)
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š Forgot to take them with me

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES:
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ“š Tracking
Calorie Command in ๐Ÿฆ‹ Healthi ๐Ÿฆ‹
(previously iTrackBites)

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES: 1097
๐ŸŽฏ Daily Calorie Target: 1652

๐Ÿ“Š Weigh In: – 7.2lbs (257.4lbs)
๐Ÿ“‰ Next Weigh In: 01.01.21

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…

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๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:

https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

๐Ÿฅก PEKING HOUSE | ๐Ÿ– CORNED BEEF AND VEGETABLES

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿฅก PEKING HOUSE BUFFET
I had lunch at my favorite Chinese buffet… All tracked at the bottom

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 1196
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release / 1x Quercetin
[supposed to help with Insulin Resistance]

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๐Ÿ– CORNED BEEF, POTATOES & GREEN BEANS
@krogerco Corned Beef [Meal Prepped]
@freshfinds Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
@krogerco Green Beans
@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
@misfitsmarket Organic Red Potato
@oikos @dannon Greek Yogurt

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 511
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release / 1x Digestive Enzyme

๐Ÿ SNACKS

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES:
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ“š Tracking – Calorie Command in ๐Ÿฆ‹ Healthi ๐Ÿฆ‹
(previously iTrackBites)
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES: 1737 (incl activity calories)
๐ŸŽฏ Daily Calorie Target: 1757
๐Ÿ“‰ Next Weigh In: 12.01.21

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…

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๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:

https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Breakfast Bowl / Taco Bell Steak Power Bowl

RETURN TO CORE – DAY 25
๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

๐ŸŽ = CORE Weekly Point
๐Ÿ’œ = WW Purple Smart Point

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

CROCKPOT PORK STROGANOFF w MASHED POTATOES

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๐Ÿฑ LUNCH ๐Ÿฑ
๐Ÿ› FARINA BREAKFAST BOWL
@bgfoods Cream of Wheat – 2tbsp [2๐Ÿ’œ]
@simpletruthorganic Pasture Raised Egg (yolk only)
@krogerco Avocado – 1oz [1๐Ÿ’œ]
@misfitsmarket Organic Red Onion, Mini Peppers
@hoosierhillfarm White Cheddar Powder – 2tbsp [1๐ŸŽ/2๐Ÿ’œ]

Tried Cream of Wheat savory style – still not a fan ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 1WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 244
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 5SP
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๐Ÿฑ DINNER ๐Ÿฑ
๐ŸŒฎ 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…

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 10WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 490
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 14SP
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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 0WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 19
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 0SP
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๐ŸŽ CORE WEEKLY POINTS REDEEMED – 7
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ CORE ACTIVITY POINTS REDEEMED – 4
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ WEEKLIES REMAINING – 21

๐ŸฆŠ Currently tracking in โ„น๏ธ iTrackBites on the old WW CORE Plan plus giving you the points on the current WW ๐Ÿ’œ PURPLE plan + Calories.

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๐ŸŽ CORE NOTES
๐Ÿ…พ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿงˆ 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.

These 3 have exactly the same nutritional value

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๐ŸŽ CORE is the old WW, pre Simply Filling program from 2004-2010.
Here is the original CORE list:
https://tinyurl.com/y6fuash6

I have created a group specifically for CORE on Facebook with a growing library of resources
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwcoreplan

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๐Ÿฆ„ Dietary Modifications are being made for Insulin Resistance / Histamine Intolerance / Mast Cell Activation Syndrome