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‘ You Gotta Eat. Right?’

 

I absolutely LOVE! LOVE! LOVEWeight Watchers’  new Big Game Commercial.
It’s fast. It’s visual. It’s provocative. It’s confrontational.
It’s All of the reasons that,  ‘those who love us’,  use to convince us to abandon what we know works.

If you’ve missed it or saw it but it blew by too quickly, here it is- The Uncut version:

I’m glad that they posted it on their Youtube Page.

That way I can watch it again and again and again, so that I can become immune to all of the reasons to sabotage this good thing….

… You Are in Control. Right?

Do Tell…

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My Weight Watchers. My Weigh….. Thank Goodness for ‘Do Overs’

Good Day Luv-lies,

Hope that your weekend was everything that you planned it to be.  Mine.  Relaxing. Music- filled. Memorable.

Then this morning happened.  This is the day of the week that, for the last eighteen months I’ve been doing what I affectionately refer to as – ‘My Weight Watcher’s Thang’.  First the weigh in- mostly welcome – but not lately.  Then  thirty minutes (too short) sharing session of the Weekly Topic – this I always look forward to despite what happens on the scale.

I usually know what the topic for the week is.  Not today.  Not sure why I didn’t, but let’s just say that I’m glad I believe in karma.

Over the last few months – all summer to be more exact- I have not had much success staying on program.  With every new weigh in, I would tell myself  “You’ve got to get back on program.  And today is the day to start…”.   Like I said, that went on for the entire summer!  Resulting in, as of today, a twelve pound weight gain!!!!

This is where karma comes in.

As I stepped off of the scale and took a seat at the nearest available green chair (again telling myself that  ‘[I] have to get back on program!  Enough fooling around with this!…’),  I glanced at this week’s Weight Watchers Weekly.   This week’s topic –

A Simple (Re)Start

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 The byline reads  “How going back to the basics… can fuel success

How did they know that I need this!  And right now!  How did they know!!!  Just yesterday, I vowed that no matter what the number was on the scale today, I was recommitting to making this lifestyle change work.  And today was the Re-starting day for me.  Yesterday I vowed that starting today, I was going back to all of the basic strategies that had made this journey so successful (until this summer).   Because I know the ‘how-to’ of successful weight loss/management,  I was not concerned about the ‘why’ of falling off the wagon.  Today is the day that I would take back control!!

 Today’s weekly topic was right on time!!!

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These are a few of my  take-aways to  ‘A Simple (Re)Start’:

~~  First and foremost, forgive yourself for the lapse.  

‘Nuf said….

      ~~  Remind yourself of the reason that you started the program –

‘… healthier lifestyle, to be around to for the grandkids, upcoming social gathering….’

~~   Take action! 

 start tracking… again.  Make a meal that indicates that you are back on program.  Plan! Plan! Plan!

~~  Re-commit to those elements of the Plan that work for you 

E-tools, Recipe Builders, Simple Start Plan, Reading the ‘Success Stories’

~~  Move Your Body!!!

break out your ActiveLink activity monitor, lace up your shoes, throw on your workouts and move your body

…. One more thing….

courage

Thank Goodness for Do Overs!!!

 I participated much more in today’s meeting than I have over the last several months.  I believe that the reason (as I shared in the meeting) is that  “… restarting allows you to forgive yourself and to move on…”

And with that, I’m out of here!  I’m going running!

I do luv a good do over!  Don’t you?

Do Tell….

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Friday {FOOD} Porn…. ‘Happy’ in Print

Hey Luv-lies,

Ahhhhhhh.     The weekend.      Finally here.

And all of this reading awesomeness landed in my mailbox today!

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It’s Friday!

I bet you know how I’ll be spending my weekend.

And.

What’s even better is, tomorrow is the first day of Summer! That means even more time to spend on indulging in this goodness.

Happy First Day of Summer!

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What’s on your ‘Happy’ List this Summer?
…. Do Tell …

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An Unexpected Surprise & a Good Read

Good Afternoon Luv-lies,

Had a fun-filled weekend (read – ate a little off program :/ ).   Stayed mostly on, but I must admit that I strayed a little…. *just a little*  🙂  Didn’t make to my usual Weight Watchers meeting place to weigh in (that’s usually done on Sunday) because the festivities started waaaaay before the meeting time!  Needed Monday to recoup * come on!  You know how that is…. right?*

Went in today for this  weeks weigh in…. couldn’t find a reallllly good excuse reason to hold out any longer … to this VERY welcomed surprise!

 

 DOWN!!!   1.6 WHOLE POUNDS!!

Didn’t really expect that!  Although I ate a ‘little’ off program, most of my hedonistic indulges were either fat laden and/or salt ridden.  With that in mind, I approached the weigh-in with the mindset that “… I know that I gained something! …. I just hope that that ‘something’ is just a little bit…”

This kinda surprise … I like !!   This kinda surprise … I can do !!

And to think that I was seriously trying not to be accountable this week by skipping the weigh-in  *there’s something to be said about your conscious getting the better of you!*

Just think I would have missed on the ‘Scale’ Celebration, getting my first #BRAVO sticker for #WeightWatchers’  ‘ACE Your Summer Challenge’, getting the ‘#WeightWatchers’ Weekly’

Non Scale Victories!!!

Non Scale Victories!!!

….. and picking up this gem of a magazine that is always chock-filled with loads of great articles and even greater *delish* recipes!!

#WeightWatchers Summer Read

 

 

I rushed home because I knew that I had to share it with you on MY TWITTER FEED

 

and my FACEBOOK Post

My #Facebook Post

Such a nice way to begin a beautiful, sunny afternoon.
I’ll say.
What unexpected happened in your day?
… Do Tell…

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{K}eep {K}alm…. #AtoZChallenge2014

Good Morning Luv-lies,

I do Luv Saturday

Nested between the rowdy happenings of  TGIF and soothing restfulness of Sunday, Saturday is a day of trying to get it all done!

Here’s to Day #11  of the #AtoZChallenge2014

…. The Letter  {K }!

Because I’m declaring today, This Saturday, as

{K}eep {K}alm Saturday

keep calm saturday

What’s on your Saturday ‘to do’ List?

Do Tell….

Tomorrow.  The Letter ‘L’

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Namaste’

Hello Luv-lies,

Remember that I said that I was going to add more yoga to my fitness routine?  Well, I’ve been trying reallllly hard to keep up with this inspiration.

One of the reasons that this has been so challenging is –  finding a class at a yoga studio that fits into my crazy schedule.

Arghhhh! Don’t you hate that!

Not to be defeated, I found this GREAT Yoga Video Site.   I know that there are tons of yoga video out there (trust me.  I’ve seen my share of them).  But I think that I’ve nailed it on this series!   I’ve done several of the ‘classes’ and I must say, I feel like I’m back in the yoga studio.

Most important… All of the classes fit nicely into my schedule.  Whoa! Hoo!

I posted one  of the videos above so that you can give it a test run.   And, if you like it – then you can subscribe.  I did!

Nothing like a good find. Right?

What goodies have you found lately?

Do Tell ……

 

 

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