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SIMPLY .....ME......

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I LOVED both the weight watcher meetings I went too this week. I was so excited to attend my first one on Tuesday, I was like a little kid on Christmas Day. I say that because it is LIKE Christmas Day to me when they share the additions....changes to weight watchers for the upcoming year. New materials...new toys.....updated info.....it is so much like.....NEW START! FRESH ATTITUDE!

The exciting addition is the SIMPLE START PROGRAM. It is almost like weight watchers has THREE different programs one can choose from for their lifestyle. One is points.....one is simply filling and now SIMPLE START.

I won't get into the program. My weight watcher friends....if you haven't been to a meeting in quite some time...NOW is the time to go back. If you are waiting till January to return....or join....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

I was quite impressed myself....and yes....a tad nervous. I have to admit...I like what I saw.....and after much THOUGHT....this is for me! So many recipes to see! YES SEE! Each recipe they gave for BREAKFAST...LUNCH...DINNER...S
NACKS....AND INDULGENCES...has PICTURES AND RECIPES! YUM!

True to NAME...it is SIMPLE....and SIMPLE is my middle name! I cannot STAND recipes that are complex. I hate the ones that give you ingredients that I have NEVER heard of....then add me TRYING to find that so called ingredient at the store......LOL! ...then ONCE I do find it...cannot find the recipe that I wanted it for! IT IS ALL THERE!


I know.......I know.......it is almost Christmas and January is sooooooooooooo close. Yet...I ask you........

Last year...did you say the same thing? What happened to THAT January? Now.....I am not pointing ANY fingers here....for if I point one at you....I have more pointing back at me!

This is a hard time of year......it is. My main goal is to maintain and if I lose....GREAT...but I don't plan on gaining.....not even one ounce!

I have already been to several gatherings......and my outlook HAS changed. I never understood the concept to....enjoy the people and not the food and beverage. NEVER understood that for I tend to NEED the food and beverage to just get me THRU some of these gatherings.....and yes....people. There is always someone that makes me want to drink! emoticon


AND NOW....


now is different. It is.

Tis the season to think of one's past and reflect on those that are no longer with us. Many times these memories DO bring a smile on my face and I do feel comforted inside. It dawned on me recently...these days.....these times are one day going to be added to my other memories of days gone by. The realization was over powering as my mind processed these emotions.....and I changed my outlook.

I have gone to parties already this season. My anchor has been candy canes. I know ...some wear a trinket or two...but mine was a candy cane. I could pass on the mindless hand to mouth snacks by having a two point candy cane. They are my favorite and last a lot longer than a handful of green and red M&M's. By doing so....my mouth kept busy and I could LISTEN and THINK as others talked. They did NOT get on my nerves so badly.....and the ones I truly care about...I enjoyed all the more.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO......

I share this....because.......this all took time for me to get where I am today because I DO GO TO MY MEETINGS.....IT IS DECEMBER....It is NOT January......my meetings will get me to January! If I had waited to January....I would have even MORE to lose than if I had not.

and........

I have SIMPLE START to work on.....to do........and somehow...that just makes me.......feel confident inside and I demonstrate it with my actions on the outside.

It IS simple...but then again....so am I ...if I truly think about it! Yes..I know...life can be complex......but......deep down......Life is for those that show up.......
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  • EILEA73
    Thanks for this post!! I have been on the wire whether to join WW again (in 2006 I lost 30 lbs) and I think I'm going for it!!
    2584 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Very motivating. You go girl ! Tc
    2593 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    and candy canes would make any wine taste yucky
    2597 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    Awwww.....I LOVE how you LOVE your WW's!!

    I wish I had a WW's meeting here like yours! Where I live we only have ONE option! Which I have tried.....and hated the leader...hated the format of the meetings ( boring! ) and hated how most attending seemed to be there to socialize and so talked even when the leader was talking! ( she had no control over her meetings )
    The worse part of WW's here is the cost! $18.50 per meeting and you have to pay for any meetings you miss!

    Can I come live where you are? emoticon emoticon
    2597 days ago
  • CHALLENGER15
    Great thoughts here, lady!


    Thank you for sharing!
    2597 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Mmmmmm candycanes...
    2597 days ago
  • SIMONEKP
    wow, your excitement is refreshing
    2597 days ago
  • GLASSART43
    Mary, I was a WW member on and off for many years, reaching goal 3 times! And then gaining even more back. I was not consistent - totally my fault. Now that I have a better understanding and certainly motivation, mostly through SparkPeople, I think I'm ready to give WW another try. We have moved to a more urban area with several choices of meetings. I think I have 10-12 pounds to lose, compared to the 40-50 I worked on before.

    Thanks for the info and the encouragement to get started now. emoticon
    2597 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    Great blog especially "It dawned on me recently...these days.....these times are one day going to be added to my other memories of days gone by."

    We really are making tomorrow's memories today. Thank you and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas a the best 2014
    2597 days ago
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