So far, today has gone better than yesterday. I thought I'd post my menu just to give you an idea of how it is going for me.
My stomach hurt when I woke up today, maybe from hunger, because it felt better after I started out with a non-Core breakfast of my favorite Kashi toaster waffles and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (7 points) and half a banana (Core) because I knew I would be going swimming today.
I swam for at least 45 minutes if not an hour (earned 6 points). I came home and had some yogurt (Core) and half a cup of Fiber One cereal (0 points).
Note: I am cheating a little with the yogurt and counting flavored fat-free yogurt as Core, even though it's not. Please do not call the WW Police on me, I just didn't want to buy all new yogurt when I already had some. It's in individual containers so it's not like I will overeat on this food. Yogurt has never been a bingey food for me anyway. I also know that I am deviating from the approved list of Core snacks. I figure if I can get through this week on even a modified plan, I will be doing a fabulous job. I blew through almost all of my Weekly Allowance Points with my Italian Food Festival on Monday, which is making this week a lot harder than it would be otherwise.
For lunch I had whole-wheat couscous with tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper (Core) along with some cottage chese (also Core). I've been semi-working at the computer all day, mostly looking at some jobs and trying to research them enough to feel comfortable sending an application. I haven't started my transcription yet. I need to go out to pick up a few groceries and will do some transcribing after I get back. I also need to clean up the kitchen. I snacked on some air-popped popcorn (Core) with my (0 points) Kernel Seasons cheddar sprinkle.
I was planning to make a flank steak recipe from one of my cookbooks but I came upon this falafel recipe on Andrea's blog and I want to give it a try. So I'm going out to pick up some parsley and some cilantro and also to get some meat for later in the week after I finish this post. It looks like if you leave out the flour and keep the oil to a minimum, the recipe can be made Core. I'll probably have it with some chopped tomatoes and lettuce and skip the pitas. If I can get in a walk tonight, that would earn me some Points to use on some hummus.
If you're a fellow WW-er, check out Andrea's blog journal for great WW meal ideas. She posts her menu almost every day, and I like that she uses mostly whole foods. There are lots of great recipes too. You may need to adjust for your own Points target (from the new Week One book). With my age, gender, activity level, and weight, I only get 22 points a day, and Andrea's menus are mostly for 34. Of course, you can also exercise and earn a few extras, or use your Weekly Allowance Points.
It's Wednesday, only a few more days of this Core experiment left. Can't wait to get back to Flex! After my extreme grouchiness last night, I promised my husband not to try Core again, at least until I'm in maintenance and get some extra Weekly Allowance Points to use....
P.S. I've been using Technorati tags but am going to switch to labels instead now that I know that the labels are compatible with Technorati. If I have some extra time, I might go back and copy least some of my old tags to labels.