What a great day yesterday was!!!!! I came prepared to volunteer! I went to a polling place for 8 hours & drove & made calls for Seniors, to get to vote! I felt wonderful AND very tired once I got home! (I took the day off work, catching up now!) I met several wonderful people & saw what the people in this new area, for me, are like! Many VERY over weight people (150+), I gave out my Spark People cards (I found them on my Spark Points page & printed them out) when I felt it would help them. I have learned the hard way, that if a person is not ready for my help I can offend them!
So, as I said, I brought my lunch & snacks, (in the handy freezer tops I bought from Spark People) THANK GOD! Baked Turkey, baby carrots, celery, & (my new fav.) diced raw butternut squash, water, organic whole grain animal cookies! I had that to fall back on instead of pizza, donuts & junk! I am SO proud of myself AND I should be! I have turned the page to junk food. 1 lady couldn't believe me when I called candy pretend food. She is going to make cookies, not for herself, but her family & friends. I said I won't give my loved ones foods I won't eat! If a food doesn't GIVE me energy then I don't eat it. She was surprised by this comment. We were making calls sitting next to each other. I could tell she was feeling guilty about what she was eating. I KNOW this vibe, all too well! BUT hearing me say this AND following through with what I brought, was REALLY great for me! I'm thrilled to have turned that page! Now, I want to get out of THAT book, too! HAHA!
My only regret from yesterday, was that I didn't get involved, sooner. They could have used my help & I could have helped several more people, therefore helping myself. Because I volunteer for the Disney Legends, I hadn't considered other organizations to volunteer for. I travel so much, I don't want to make commitments I can't keep. I get along so well with seniors, I may go see if I can help out at the local senior centers, if I can just drop in! I'm going to a place today, finally, to see if I want to swim there. (I'm considered a senior, there, WOW!) Maybe I can help there, if I have extra time.
REALLY great day!!!!! I'm off to work and all the other things I want to ketchup with! Logging my points from yesterday, too! I missed out on many because there was just not time, BUT I feel great that I helped out! YES! I am a winner AND it is because of Spark People & the answer to my prayers, to heal this weight problem once & for all! I have in the past gained & lost 100#'s, 50#'s, 65#'s, & now 51#'s, (13 to go for my highest weight goal)! I KNOW this is the last time! This is my life, it is VERY important to me AND so are you & your love & support! Let's go out & make it an even better world! We can do this! We can & DO, help each other! If you are reading this, know I love you & think of you many times, everyday!!!! PLEASE leave a comment , here IF you do read this, OK? Please, Please, Please?!
Have a Sparkling Day!
Sitting with Mickey in Hollywood, 10-24-12 To see Frankenweeine
From my walk in Hollywood hills, last visit there! Pretty, right?
The display after the movie
Hiking Hollywood hills, 10-24-12