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  1. I don't go to the meetings, mainly because of time, but I do go pay to weigh in. I find that I need the accountability of at least going to the WW building in order to stay OP, but I do OK without the meetings. It sounds like most people do find the meetings helpful and necessary. If your having trouble I would definitely recommend going for at least a month and seeing if it makes a difference to you.
  2. Twice Baked Potatoes (Core recipe) 3 medium/large potatoes 1/2 cup small chopped broccoli 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1/2-3/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese 1 Tbsp. fat free milk Fat free butter spray Salt, pepper, and/or garlic powder to taste. Preheat oven to 400, bake potatoes about 45 minutes. Pull potatoes out and set aside to cool just enough to handle but still warm. Saute onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and broccoli w/ a small amount of olive oil, season w/ salt and pepper. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice in 1/2 lengthwise so your potato bowl will be wider and not deeper. Scoop out most of the insides of potatoes making sure to leave a solid enough potato skin to fill back up. Combine potato in a bowl with butter spray, fat free milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste, mash together as much as possible. Add fat free cheese and sauteed veggies, mix together well. Fill potato skins with mixture, packing in tightly. Top off potatoes with remaining cheese. Bake potatoes in oven for another 10-15 minutes, changing to broil at the end until cheese browns slightly on the top. I made these last night spur of the moment, didn't use mushrooms because I didn't have at home, but added them because I would have used them if I had them. I didn't really measure out the quantities but made rough estimations. Easy dish to throw together. I also was cooking for 2 others not on a diet and simply mixed their potato innards in a separate bowl with the same ingredients but not fat free. Made w/ corn on the cob and boiled chard greens. Excellent!!
  3. On the subject of burgers.. You should try making a breadless burger, using a cabbage leaf for the "bread". I had one of these once and was very surprised with how good it tasted! You can use lean meat, onions & mushrooms, tomato, all inside and it would be core.
  4. I love it when people ask me how much weight I have lost! It lets me know that my weight loss is noticeable, makes me feel confident that what I am doing is working, and usually it's people who want to lose some weight themselves and I am always more than happy to give advice and tips to help other people in the direction of feeling good about themselves.
  5. Thanks all of you for your replies! It seems best for me to continue with core for at least a couple weeks and see how it works for me. I never even considered it before because I too liked keeping myself in check by having points to follow, it didn't seem at a glance that it would work for me to lose weight. It does seem like I am eating much healthier on core, I have pretty much cut out any sort of junk food entirely and I feel I have much higher energy levels. I did feel like on flex I would have more cravings and end up giving into the brownies on the break table at work, then later I would have to turn down the cup of blueberries that I might like to have. I'll continue to check this posting if anyone else has any advice/input to share. ~April
  6. Hi all! I started weight watchers a couple years ago and lost 25lbs on the flex plan. I started again a week 1/2 ago (first week flex, second week starting core) I'm thinking this would be way easier for me not having to count points, weigh foods, and worry about going over points. Since I love fruits and veggies anyways, I think it would be better in teaching myself good habits as well. I was hoping to get some input from people who have tried both plans, or to just hear some success stories/personal experience from people trying the core plan. Also any tips and tricks anyone has for success. I feel like I have been eating a TON the last 4 days on core, I haven't felt full once yet, just satisfied at all times, I hope this is a good thing. I weigh in on Wednesday for my first full week on core. Highest weight = 182 Start weight = 139.8 Current weight = 139.2 Goal weight = 125.0
  7. I started with weigh watchers a couple years ago and lost about 25lbs using the flex point system. I recently started again to lose that last bit of weight and thinking about trying the core system instead. I already eat a lot of fruits and veggies. I am wondering if anyone could share their experience with the core system with me? SW = 139.8 CW = 139.2 GW = 125.0
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