Noticing that there are still several people checking here daily for inspiration and a dose of reality, I want to assure you that I am still plugging away. I mentioned last week that I was going to try CORE for a while. My week starts on Wednesday and by Saturday, I had eaten all of my 35 weekly points. I know when you're on Maintenance, you are allowed more points, but it was clear to me that I am not quite at a point where CORE will work yet. Convenience foods, peanut butter and chocolate take up too many of my points to consider going CORE. I noticed myself regressing to bad habits of snacking with BIG snacks like a bag of popcorn and a bowl of oatmeal or peanut butter and carrots and a piece of fruit, instead of one or the other. All those are technically CORE foods, but they also add lots of points that I really didn't need.
So it's back to FLEX and tracking everything for now. I still have noticed that I tend to eat a lot of CORE foods, it's just that I eat too many non-core foods too;)
I shall return sooner than my last post...it's just been a busy week: WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD. Meant a few evening engagements at daycare and long nights that wore Daddy out faster than the kids.
Thanks for hanging with me and motivating me to keep going. I shall make it to a meeting this week, skipped my regular meeting "just because" and I don't want to get into that habit.