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IT isn't an issue.......

Sunday, October 13, 2013

This is the time of year we go to the apple orchard every Sunday! Oh how I love to go! Only have two more Sundays in our area before for they close down for the season. sigh. YET...the drive is so worthwhile as the leaves are changing... the sky is a crisp blue as the sun shines. It makes my heart sing!

Naturally, they have caramel apples with nuts or without. I cannot have them for two reasons: 1) my teeth and 2) I am NOT willing to use the points to have one.

SO.......I adapted.

Once home, I took the core out of an apple. I then microwave the apple for 90 seconds. Took it out and had sliced up a 2 point chocolate caramel weight watchers bar and put in the middle of my apple where the core once was and microwaved it for an additional 30 seconds.

IT WAS GRAND!

and for TWO POINTS ONLY!

I adapted.

I wasn't negative...I made what I wanted WORK for me....and in the end...it was better on two fronts.....1) it was only TWO points and 2) I got a hint of chocolate with my caramel apple!

NOW...for those that are NOT on weight watchers and don't have the option of the 2 point bars....HELLO? At the grocery store....Smuckers has the bottles in syrup form that will do the trick just fine!



My point is........people tend to be QUICK to be negative and GIVE UP.......they FIGHT the desired end result as opposed to find a way to make it work for them. Sometimes they tend to TRY to bring you down if you LET them.

I LOVE emoticon I do. RAMBO is my new best friend!

In reading.....even talking to others.....they are complaining about SPAT .... emoticon
I find it odd ..those that don't have it.....seem to complain the most.....they are going by what others may have posted. HOW DO YOU TRULY KNOW?

Others that have one.....I truly believe have NOT figured out how to make theirs work for them.

I too had questions....and when I asked, I asked WHAT WAS I DOING WRONG? ...and not....I AM DISAPPOINTED....it doesn't do this or that.

Some issues are simply resolved on HOW you are wearing your SPAT. Some are that it simply does NOT track your certain event.

If not...then......manually add yours in your tracker.

If the event is unknown event..then hover around it..then reclassify it. Problem solved.

The Fitness activity verses the Fitness workout may throw one into a tail spin...they were not given credit for what they felt they had earned.

I get that. YET.....I have noticed that if I stop ever so slightly, then it does stop giving me my workout minutes till I have reached 10 CONTINUOUS minutes again.

WHAT AN EYE OPENER FOR ME!

and you know what?

IT ISN"T AN ISSUE. It is REALITY!

You can either 1) step it up and work harder in obtaining the goal you wish to see or 2) quit.



Bottom line.....it is called...Adaptation......and what action you decide to take...is really up to you....not only with SPAT...but in LIFE.
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  • JACQUEBO
    Well stated. You are such an upbeat person and I really like that. I try to stay positive as well. I doesn't pay to dwell on the negative.
    I really like my fitbit, but am thinking when it dies I may have to look into the SPAT. I like the way it divides the activity levels.
    The apple sounds yummy.
    2659 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    What you call adaptive, I call creative. How can you make it work for you within the parameters of your chosen Plan? The apple sounds delicious!
    2662 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    Nothing like a fall day!!! Glad you found ways o adapt to your new eating habits...
    Good foy you for being so creative!

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    2662 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    Well, I love my FitBitOne and won't be getting a new tech toy.

    Yes, sometimes adapting and thinking outside the box is the perfect answer. Sometimes not.
    2662 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13114729
    Mary, I LOVE this blog! I'm always telling people, it is what it is so make it work for you. There is no point dwelling on the negative.... get off your behind and turn it into a positive! Again, I love this blog..... oh and the apple recipe sounds REALLY good! haha
    2663 days ago
  • BMCOLLEY
    Well done!
    2663 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    I like that apple idea too.
    thanks Mary
    2663 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    I hate *negative*people~~ they are SO self righteous~ And I never understand what makes them think THEY know everything~~ emoticon

    I like *POSITIVE* and I feel good when I think positive! So I do!

    When I was mentoring student nurses in Scotland~~ I use to tell them...Just because you graduate from your nursing course~~It will NOT mean you know everything or that you will ALWAYS be right!
    Never...I use to tell them~~*fudge* an answer....Always be positive & truthful and your patients will respect you for it~~
    So never be afraid to say~~I don't know that answer...OR ...I am not sure..

    THEN....go search for the correct answer....

    What do you think? Mary? Sound about right? emoticon
    2663 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2013 4:26:28 PM
  • CHALLENGER15
    I think I have a new dessert and DH will love it!
    2663 days ago
  • NANCYLRAGS
    Wow, I'm impressed. Your apple sounds wonderful...and for 2 points! Very creative! I like when you said you didn't want to spend the points on a real holiday apple. I never think that far a lot of the time...which is why I struggle.

    So glad you mentioned your RAMBO! Sounds like a hunk, eh? I was looking at the ad today and wondering......wondering if I need that next step now. Glad for the positive feedback. Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy
    2663 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    I love your positive attitude! I hear negativity all day all around me so it's refreshing to read your blog. You have adapted well and the more I hear about RAMBO, the more I think I need to get me a SPAT for myself! I love your caramel apple recipe and I will be getting me the stuff needed to try it this week!
    2663 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7276122
    WOW sounds great..another super recipe to add to my collection
    thanks for sharing your thoughts & the recipe ...

    Have a great Sunday & enjoy!

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    2663 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Your idea for caramel apples sounds wonderful. Going to the store today and might have to pick up more apples!
    2663 days ago
  • YJNANA
    I love your WW recipe, I must try it
    wonder if I can buy those bars at my old WW store??
    I haven't been active in WW, and they asked your info when you made purchases.

    your right abut the 10 min stop,BUT doesn't it add those 10 min once your have continued on with your exercise??
    I thought that's how Omron was??
    anyway, glad your enjoying seeing the stats, its motivating isn't it :)


    2663 days ago
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