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In a blink of an eye!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The other day...I realized that I had a streak going with my active link.....that I call Morgan. Morgan is not like pedometers for he records MOVEMENT in all directions and not the forward steps. My baseline is high and for me to reach it is quite a feat. To earn any activity points after my baseline.....is amazing. I have never paid attention to the streak of reaching my baseline. I usually don't do much on Sundays for it is my only day off. SO...as you can guess, my longest streak is 6 days! LOL! YET......on Wednesday of this week...I noticed this icon on my active link page. I clicked on it. It informed me that I had quite a streak racked up....17 days. I ....was shocked. I smiled. Thought to myself...let's see how far I can take this bad boy! Today I made it to 20.......and I don't plan on stopping there!

On Thursday......at our wws meeting.....our leader asked us how we would rank our week on a scale 1-10. My dear friend Jodi...told me she would say 8. She didn't lose any weight.....didn't gain....but she was still pleased with her week.

Today....my good friend Susie out in California texted me at her wws meeting. She had lost point 6. Second straight week for a loss. She texted me that she was TRULY happy! She later sent a pic of her lunch......a huge salad! ..which I must say ...looked .....FAB. We later talked via phone. She has eight more pounds to lose before goal. She has accepted the fact that it will take her till at least September to do so. She is doing it the SMART way......and told me that she is FINALLY HAPPY with doing simple start/simply filling. SHE CHANGED her way of thinking......and is WILLING to continue forward her in CHOSEN path.

in a blink of an eye........

I.....Jodi.....Susie.......h
ave streaks going....without realizing we were all on a path of HEALTH improvements. The ELECTRIC CHARGE of this realization.....is EXHILARATING! That bond we share.......is deep.....one where we can FEED off one another.


This afternoon......when we went grocery shopping....there was a small display of beanie babies. I ADORE beanies. I saw him.......I had to have him......





I have never been into turtles........but...he caught my heart. He caught my mind.

I thought of my Thursday leader....Lisa.......

she has always said...and quite often......"It is going to take as long as it takes."

Whenever she has said that...I felt like she was saying it just to me......because quite often...I am the one.......that has not been "successful" with weight watchers as the others in our class. Did I mind? Not really for it was true. I have never faulted the truth. I also have always had the attitude.....at least...I am losing ...slowly or staying the same as opposed to gaining.

SO..this TURTLE caught my eye...and I thought of Lisa.........and I had to have him.

Turtles are slow......they carry their house with them. I find that comforting. Oh...I know they aren't like the CARTOONS that show a turtle inside his SHELL as a home living it up.....BUT......in my mind....a turtle does all the same. The shell to me...represents that the turtle may be slow, but has his tools with him all the same....aka ....shell.


I never realized I had streaks going. I was just trying to do my best......

So many times......




I have been guilty of doing this to myself.....thinking I cannot.....limiting myself......and my active link...opened my eyes. THEN...I noticed that those trophies I get on ETOOLS for tracking.....are streaks too! Yes...I do track on etools....only because I do simply filling and I NEED to make sure that I don't go over my 49 weeklies. Never dawned on me....that too is a streak! Something to be PROUD of!

A friend recently accused me of being one sided....and yes......she is right. I am one sided. I do talk about weight watchers......nutrition...fitn
ess .....a lot. It is important to me.....and the more I do.......say.........I too am becoming more comfortable with who I am...who I wish to be. I no longer MAKE plans.....SAY I need to do.....for I am DOING. I am REPORTING what I am doing...and NOT lamenting this or that.....and because of that...I HAVE STREAKS in a BLINK OF AN EYE!

Being healthy.....is what makes me happy.

Weight watchers...my meeting...my leaders...my friends.....make me happy. We make each other happy.....

and there is NOTHING wrong with being with others that share your passion.......

for....LIKE that TURTLE......(which I need to name!LOL!) .......

that turtle is slow.....that turtle is getting where he needs to get too...slowly....but surely...and is comfortable in his OWN shell.

and in a blink of an eye.....

that turtle...shall get there.

like ME.

Like JODI.

Like Susie.



I walk.......



Turtle name...WALTER....sounds like WATER and that is where he is trying to go too! LOL! emoticon emoticon
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  • GRLTAZ
    Congrats on all your streaks !! I love that you named your activity tracker and that it makes it more special and motivating to you, Keep going !
    2398 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Awesome blog! Love your Walter! Such a meaninigful symbol for you! So, I read your other blog first and think it is time to be more like Walter and learn to be comfortable in your shell.... Because, I neglected to say it in the other blog, but this is your shell.... uniquely yours, powerfully yours, the shell that has seen you through it all and will continue to do so! Thanks for sharing. Your blogs are always so insightful and informative and give me stuff to ponder! My leader said today that it is better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent! Thank you for inspiring me to head to WW!
    2400 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Love it Mary and way to go on your streaks. I love all the information you provide to our group.

    shannon
    2402 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    thanks fro sharing
    2402 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    enjoyable blog! I took like streaks & was bummed that I had broken my SP log in record of 240 days in May. But it was because I was enjoying my life & no where near a computer or my nook.

    I always believe in baby steps for making process along with "slow & steady"!
    Walter is cute.....

    Keep on being the wonderful person that you are!!!!
    2403 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Slow and steady wins the race!
    2404 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    Another terrific blog, Mary!

    emoticon on the streak!

    emoticon attitude!

    emoticon I love your new turtle and the meaning behind it!
    2404 days ago
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