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The Sparkler part II

Friday, July 04, 2014

Last Thursday as our meeting was ending, Lisa, our leader passed out a sparklers for us all. I smiled! Two years ago, she did the same thing and I had forgotten. The message was simple...INDEPENDENCE with our choice of healthy eating and living.

Two years ago.,.....

I thought I was on cloud 9. I thought I was ready for I had just earned my key chain. Life was grand and I even WROTE about it.

I almost cringed.

Two years ago..........

and yet.......I had to step back and realize that it was okay....I was okay. The fact remains that I have lost....I have gained....I have lost.....I have gained....and I have lost. Results not typical were added for those like me.

and ....yet......

I have changed and grown in two years........

My teeth are finally DONE.


as far as weight watchers is concern......I have learned that it isn't so much weight watchers fitting into me, but me fitting into weight watchers so that we are compatible.

Without realizing it.....I have created streaks. GOOD streaks and the online site pointed that out to me. My active link highlighted a symbol pointing out that i had my longest streak going in obtaining.....correction...EAR
NING my baseline. It pushed me further to add on to those days. I made it to 24. Now, a new streak begins and I am OKAY with that. Tracking food on etools......never thought of that as a STREAK, but the trophies they proudly DISPLAY on my home page......made me more DETERMINED to keep it up. My streak is strong there. Since doing SF, I find it NECESSARY to KNOW my weeklies and APS so that I THINK and use my non power foods wisely......or unwisely if I so long as I have enough in the "BANK".

In two years, I have LEARNED to not eat in front of my computer or tv. I now eat at the table or outside in this nice weather. I am FREE of distraction and have learned to savory my food.

In two years.....I have LEARNED to MAKE my food and not go the convenient route of processed. I MAKE what I shall enjoy and look forward too. I no longer SETTLE. Settling.......if I DO that, then I am NOT satisfied and MAKE up for it UNWISELY.

In two years.... I have LEARNED that the FIRST two bites are the BEST in savoring those high POINT valued foods and I don't NEED nor DESIRE the WHOLE thing like I once did.

In two years.....I have LEARNED to go with the foods that are in SEASON and make the most of them while I can.

In two years....I have LEARNED that I have to eat ALL my meals and not skip for that BIG EVENT later on that day. I treat the event as a special time all the same, but in moderation and compromises that are SATISFYING and not go OVERBOARD.

In two years....I realize that I am STILL learning and an open to that fact.

Two years ago, I relished my sparkler that was given to us. Tonight I shall do the same thing. I have set it out to light just before the fireworks. My husband asked me if I wanted MORE for he would go get some.

I thought for the longest time.......

and finally replied, "No. One is enough for me to REALLY enjoy."

and I shall!


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    The past two years have been crazy for you and it is wonderful how far you have come through all the obstacles that have been placed in your way. emoticon
    2397 days ago
    Mary, you continue to amaze me and set such a great example. Lessons learned ! Keep plugging away and look forward to your trophies !
    2398 days ago
    ONE sparkler~~as in ONE mouthful of healthy food! You are emoticon My Friend!

    Have a great 4th of July~ emoticon emoticon
    2398 days ago
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