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Ist Semester....

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Now that I have not only made the decision, but plans to complete my goals....I feel peace. I am going to treat my BACK to HEALTHY like BACK to SCHOOL. I like that concept....I do. Now mind you, I could never...nor would want to ...go back to college, but I like the concept all the same. I treasure the time I had there...the memories, my friends, and I just LOVE the thought of new/returning students experiencing their era of a life time.

Mind you, I have not having the LAST summer fling of food these next two days. Oh, part of me wishes too....perhaps will to some extent, but I am showing some restraint and shall log my food all the same. Won't be too impressed with my weeklies I will use up....but I am not totally waiting to start fresh on Tuesday. I would LOVE too, but my week starts on Sunday and I will not change it nor ignore today or tomorrow. Holidays happen....and holidays don't care what day your week starts on weight watchers.

I have set up my upcoming week already and have slowly begun to restock my refrig. Cupboards are never an issue, but fresh produce can be.

I even planned and packed a backpack! I do have program materials including a calculator at work...and at home, but not one for the road. So...when I know I am going OUT....I can take my mini backpack with me I can make MORE of a wise informed decision when it comes to eating out. No more surprises on finding out the point values AFTER a meal out.

Like college days......Friday's shall be fish night....and Saturday's pizza. Yet, my pizza habits have changed over time. I love making my own with flatbread and add a small side salad...and I don't feel deprived nor cheated. (no cheating in college).

Like college, I could never afford chips nor pop. Popcorn replaced chips...and quite frankly, better for you. Popcorn is a power food. No microwave for me...only air popped! Pop shall be a TREAT with pizza night....just like the OLDEN days!

Each night, my homework shall be packing my food for breakfast and lunch for work. Any prep work for dinner the next night shall be completed then as well.

Snacks are always on hand...and a variety for various moods. My snacks are NOT indulgences, but TRULY power food friendly.

Now mind you.....not much shall change in my approach....HOWEVER.....

....I CANNOT take the stance that I have done this before...I can do this again mentality.

I am NOT the same person I was .......circumstances.....have changed for me.......

I miss my friend. My spark has dimmed........

and ....yet...the ultimate goal still remains the same.......

my approach has to have a FRESH TWIST .......fresh outlook......

I know this....hence....I came up with SCHOOL......COLLEGE.....SEMEST

and like a NEW SCHOOL YEAR.....I am a FRESHMAN.

For the FIRST week of MY semester....I shall do SIMPLE START.....which is a good program/approach weight watchers gives new members. I like that new member.......with old habits.......a lot of knowledge.....but lacks.....THE OOMPH factor. This shall be my FAST TRACK to college life/healthy ways life.

I too shall celebrate the season of life as it comes........


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 9/4/2014 7:27PM

    Quite the inspiring concept for many it seems.... Including me!You wouldn't be the loving, caring supportive friend you are if your Spark did not dim! But, it dimmed, it did not go out!You will always have your very own angel cheerleader encouraging and motivating you to eat this, not that and do this, not that! I love the flat bread pizzas too and need to stock up and do like you said and get on a college eating plan, but only healthy! Healthy pizza! Healthy fish on Friday! Lots of walking and classes that include exercise! Thanks Mary for always holding up the Spark to guide yourself and others, even if it is a bit dim right now!

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MALAMI518 9/1/2014 9:00PM

    I love this concept, and it's really helping to inspire me! I am going to really apply myself this semester and make it count. Thanks!

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FUN2READ 9/1/2014 10:24AM

    Great concept to help you along on your weight loss journey! emoticon

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NELLJONES 9/1/2014 8:35AM

    Getting a degree and losing weight have a lot in common: they both take time, patience, persistence and hard work.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/31/2014 9:36PM

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MA_DIDDLES 8/31/2014 6:42PM

    Ok, so now I have to come up with something for when you don't do your homework in my class? Gigglin here. U will probably be my prize student. Its fun to come up with different idea's. I try to think of them when I am bouncing around in the pool doing water aerobics. Good to hear you are getting ready for the 1st semester. I am working on that too. MA

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HEARTOFCHRIST 8/31/2014 4:09PM

    What a wonderful plan!

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/31/2014 12:24PM

    What a good idea - I might borrow it if you don't mind - as my kids to back to school, I will as well - packing healthy snacks and exercise year and being prepared and on a schedule with my health and exercising - thanks!

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