Sunday, September 19, 2010
I missed doing a blog yesterday! I went to my Weight Watchers meeting in the morning and was disappointed at only a 1.2lbs loss. The topic of the meeting was " .2,.4,.6,.8, Why Don't We Appreciate!" What a perfect topic for how I was feeling. I know I worked hard a exercise all week, stayed within my point range and what happens? Only 1.2lbs. I guess the difficult part for me to understand is that at the beginning of the week I was down about 3lbs from my last Saturday weighin and then over the week my weight started creeping back up. In discussing this with some friends we concluded that we women still go thur a "cycle" of hormone fluctuation even thou we are menopausal. I know that last week I was feeling down, teary most of the time and cranky as well. Is that a good excuse? I think so.
I was also of the mind as I only had one coupon left for the meetings that I wouldn't continue going to Weight Watchers. But I changed my mind. I promised myself that this was going to be the time I reached my goal. I am 3lbs away from getting that 10% key chain which in all the other times I have joined weight watchers I haven't achieved. So darn it all anyway I am going to do this. Enough said.
This morning I met with 3 other friends and we did a wonderful walk in the rain. We then went out for brunch. Very enjoyable.
I am going to try a new chicken dish tonight with chicken pieces, taco seasoning and salsa that I heard about here on Sparks. It sounds soooooo good.
I am attaching an email I received the other day about "Pencils". It is something to keep in mind.
A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX :
1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.
2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.
3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.
4.) IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS,
WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.
5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF
TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.
We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique God-given talents and abilities. Only you can fulfil the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed and, like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are, is what's inside of you.
Cheers for now