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Friday, November 09, 2012

Hello My Friends!

Good Morning everyone! I hope you're all well!

I'm sitting here drinking my coffee & contemplating what I should write. Actually, I'm quite excited & thrilled I had such success on the scales yesterday! emoticon And I want to share not only what went right this week, but give you all a glimpse of how I did it! Cause I know we're all, somewhat, on the same journey...& we're all thriving to be successful! So, I'm gonna do my very best to share my insight on the week!

First, let me just say that I was down 4.6 lbs for a grand total of 25.8 lbs! emoticon

Now, you all know I'm doing the Weight Watcher thing. I do the weekly meetings, & honestly, it helps me to go & "get centered" once a week. I listen to what others are doing & struggling with & listen to what works for them. Well, last week the leader discussed the Simply Filling Technique & how she uses it to maintain her weight loss. Mind you, she's been on maintenance for 11 years, so she's doing something right! (I was always told, if you're gonna emulate another person, pick someone who's successful!) So I looked up the plan in my WW workbook & decided that's what I was gonna do this week...follow the Simply Filling Technique (SFT). Basically, all it is, is putting a focus on "power foods". Power foods are simply what are also called "Super Foods". A focus on fresh fruits & veggies, whole grains, lean meats, fat free dairy, & healthy oils. I cut out all the "extras" this week & simplified my meals, eating only turkey, chicken, & fish, simply made. Trust me guys, I ate well! And the premise of the plan is that you eat when you're hungry. And you don't have to track (but I did anyways)... I was scared not to! You are permitted 48 points for extras, like I had a handful of pistachios one evening.

Of course, I didn't run into many stressors this week, except for well, Tuesday! Ya know, the election & all! And no parties this week! But, I know we're going into the holiday season & I do have a fancy dinner I'll be attending next Saturday! But I can see how I can use this SFT plan around those events to keep on track! Even if it's just to maintain!
Cause maintaining is better than gaining! emoticon

Well, have a fabulous week, everyone! I'm doing PILATES & DRUMS ALIVE this morning! It's been a bit chilly here in SW Florida (it's in the 50's this morning & 70's in the afternoon...oh, I know, I'm a freeze baby!!!), so it's really making me move in the morning! It's supposed to start warming up today, anyway!!!

Love ya!!!
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    emoticon Awesome progress Rose!! I love the whole concept of the power foods/super foods idea. I love to see how many fruits and veggies I can get in a day. I honestly think I feel better when I am eating healthier. I have caught the spark again. Now if i can find a container to keep it in so it doesn't get away. lol. hugs. T
    1928 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    You're doing such a fabulous job Rose!! So proud of you!

    1931 days ago
    AWesome i will follow your lead but I will be doing Spark tracking i hope it works just as well as the other. Thanks for the secret of your success, I will give it two weeks from Monday since I am visiting another Spark friend and want to eat what was prepared. I can eat your way as soon as I am home. Is there a book to read about this, I hope so, HUGS Pat in Maine.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love to read your Bloigs, I am thankful that you read mine so often HUGS emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2012 9:56:28 PM
    Good Job!
    You must feel great!
    Thanks for sharing "how" you were so successful this past week.
    I want to read more about the Simply Filling Technique. I wonder if I can find more details online, or do I need to go to Weight Watchers, as it sounds like it's part of their plan?
    Have a super weekend!
    1932 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Simple is good. emoticon Great job my friend!!!!! emoticon
    1932 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    1932 days ago
    emoticon on your success!

    Oooohhh... 50's in the morning-
    you poor little thing!
    1932 days ago
    Congrats on your great loss! You seem to have found your groove and are doing great. I like the SFT and think we would all lose better if we keep it in our thoughts. Thanks for sharing.
    1932 days ago
    A "freeze baby"! Now I know what I am! emoticon I am sitting here with my wool socks on already!

    Congrats on your great loss, Rose! emoticon
    1933 days ago
    Ya know Rose bud... you are doing absolutely emoticon and of course eating healthy emoticon emoticon emoticon is the best way to lose that weight.. and may I say almost 5 lbs.. emoticon is a job emoticon

    emoticon Donna
    1933 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/9/2012 6:54:54 AM
  • DARJR50
    Great job!!!! Great attitude!!!
    1933 days ago
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