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Off My Game...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This past week I had a NASTY cold.....as all know, being sick is so not fun! I kept my spirits up by being grateful that if I were to be sick, better now than on Thanksgiving.

I did NOT attend a single weight watchers meeting. I usually go twice per week. My three year plus streak...ended. sigh.

I also did not WALK. Rambo and I rested ....a lot. emoticon No glow trophy for us! sigh.

What I did do....was plan.....think....and prepared for WHEN I felt WHOLE again.

Even though I have long days and can be quite exhausted by night fall.......I FEEL CONTENT. My contentment consists of the healthy guidelines and fitness.

I missed that this week.

I am now BACK with a VENGEANCE!

Sometimes Winter can be hard for me.....FRESH salads seem to go by the wayside as I desire the warm comfort foods. Salads aren't as fresh and exciting as they are in the warmer seasons. Same can be said of certain fruits.

The simple solution is to go to the store more often....and of course by the seasonal fruits! LOL!
Not sure why I used WINTER as an excuse to go off plan....but.....if I tend to make excuses when I don't want to put in the effort.

Yesterday we went grocery shopping.

I spent a lot of time...and yes.....money on POWER FOODS! My mouth actually WATERED as my brain took in the sights and smells!




For my birthday this past Spring.....a dear friend sent me a few weight watcher toys! Love this fruit container! This am...I loaded it up with fruit and yogurt for part of my work week! Certainly looks scrumptious does it not?

Got my tracker out.....and am ARMED with two ink pens.....green for power foods and red for non. Going to keep track this week....100% to get a feel just how close/ready I am to TRULY follow the SIMPLY FILLING Technique. I have been fighting this forever it seems. I realized that I am fighting myself.

I follow a woman from Ohio on FB. She is a weight watcher leader....AND also owns a dry cleaners! We have a lot in common! She has been quite encouraging.....and a bond was formed with our similarities. The difference being...she is TRULY following the Filling technique. Her constant pics of her meals...have given me ideas....as well as the desire to have these appealing meals.

So.....even though I was off my game this past week with that NASTY NASTY cold...it gave me time to reflect and plan......and....

I am grateful!

Yet...MORE grateful....I feel ever so much better!



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  • SUNSHINE5268
    YOU are my idol and YOU are just amazing, loveeeeeeeee your photo. emoticon

    btw.....

    emoticon Hoping you are having a wonderful Sunday morning!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.... here is my response to your post:
    emoticon you sincerely............... but............ I have learned to eat what I want to eat because otherwise IF I do not eat what I crave, then I will be munching ALL day long trying to forfill that craving my angel.

    Love the advice indeed and I agree that fiber is fabulous and has MANY BENEFITS and know full well about power foods ... this I know well... but this morning I wanted Soup for breakfast emoticon and therefore I had soup, hugssssssssssssssssss

    2613 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/24/2013 12:27:57 PM
  • SHANTODD420
    Way to go Mary on getting back on track. I love your blogs and reading them. You are truly and inspiration to me. Keep up the hard work and dedication.

    shannon
    2618 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Wow, I am in awe that you got all that from being sick. Great plan. Your fruit looks delish. Cannot wait to see all the changes you make. TC
    2619 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    way to go
    2620 days ago
  • SIMONEKP
    feel better
    2620 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    I love your book and that fruit looks yummy. just remember to is good to rest when you sick. You body will heal faster when you do . I am sure you will be back on your game soon.
    2620 days ago
  • YJNANA
    Awesome,
    tell me what is the difference now...with the 360 ???

    2620 days ago
  • STORMYWEN
    I love your attitude! I have been off my game this week as well and am trying to get back on track. Thanks for the inspiration!
    2620 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Sometimes God makes us take a break when we need to. Sounds like you did well with your down time! Your lunch looks delish!
    2620 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    Very motivating! Great job with the planning even while you were sick. I'm glad that you're feeling better and back with a vengeance!

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    2620 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    Being miserable with a cold is horrible and it's easy to get in the Woe Is Me mode. I'm glad you used your down time to plan ahead. Now you are starting to feel better and I'm sure you will work hard to keep the weight loss off that you got from being so sick. That was a wonderful loss!
    2620 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    The fruit colander and yogurt looks delicious and so inviting. Change of seasons and fresh food available is a challenge but we can conquer and we won't give up.
    2620 days ago
  • GLASSART43
    I had a bad cold and felt awful too, but didn't handle it as well as you. I still had work to do, felt sorry for myself, and didn't make the wisest food choices. I like your red and green pens - an idea I will borrow :)

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    2620 days ago
  • BMCOLLEY
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    2621 days ago
  • EMMACORY
    Each day holds its own blessings....You chose to focus on what you could do... emoticon A friend's Mom always said "do your best and forget the rest!" Have a healthy day. emoticon
    2621 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    emoticon you took the lemons in life and made lemonade. Great job! Continued success on your journey.
    2621 days ago
  • EVIE4NOW
    Glad you are feeling better. Now back to the routine!
    2621 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    THAT's MY Sis~~

    The * Never Give Up * Attitude you have is soooooo infectious! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon Big Sister!
    2621 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/17/2013 8:48:11 AM
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