Happy December everyone! This year has FLOWN by…I guess I say that every year. As the year ends, people will inevitably make resolutions. I wish I knew a statistic that showed how many people resolve to lose weight at the beginning of the year. I don’t think I’ve ever had a different resolution…at least not one I can remember. I usually vow to be nicer but that is less of a resolution and more of an example of wishful thinking. I guess the good news for me is that I have fulfilled my resolution for a couple years now…I think I will probably use the weight loss resolution again this year…why not? How many people can say that they fulfilled their resolution? Might as well keep going. I am back on track after Thanksgiving which is good. I discovered this week that Weight Watchers has decided to completely change their program because of new developments in “scientific research.” I have been very unhappy with this change and so I decided to stop paying for Weight Watchers and continue to do the same thing I have been doing. They have totally changed the way they calculate points and the process in which they decide how many points you get a day. Essentially, if I go over to the new program, all of my books, calculators and accessories will be totally obsolete. I have lost 80 pounds on the old program and I don’t want to change…it seems like a scheme for them to make more money. So-since I still have my materials from the old program, I decided to venture out on my own. I will still be on Weight Watchers, just not the new version. If I start to fall, I may consider the new program but while I’m still succeeding, I’ll do it my way. You know, I have been on Weight Watchers for a year and a half now. When I first started, it was hard to be optimistic…I had SO far to go and now, I’ve lost 80 pounds and my journey isn’t close to being over…really I guess it will never be over. I have changed the way I live. I guess what I want to say is…YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE. I started out disappointed before I even started because I had a huge mountain (my butt, thighs & belly) that had to be conquered…but it wasn’t just to lose weight. I had to start somewhere because I was unhealthy and I didn’t know how to live…changing what you eat should be a permanent decision…not a temporary one…that’s why I love Weight Watchers so much…I have no desire to go back…sure I still want bad food and sometimes…I let myself have it but I never want to get complacent again…so…start now…and if you fall, pick yourself back up! If I can do it…ANYONE can! Resolve today to change your life…I’ll do it with you because trust me…I’m not cured of my fatness or anything…that’s not how it works…I’ll be working on this forever…just some thoughts.
Speaking of Weight Watchers, I have recently discovered a new snack option I wanted to share with you-
This is one of two cheese spreads that Weight Watchers has available. I haven’t tried the other flavor (which I think is Garlic Herb). This cheese comes in a little triangle and it’s spreadable so it’s really tasty on melba toast or the everything bagels I’ve been eating. I love it and I think it’s a good option…especially if you are cheese lover like me.
I also wanted to show you the gingerbread house that my brother and his girlfriend made with my mom-
Isn’t it cute? I helped make a couple of the rice krispie treat trees but I didn’t stay around for the complete decorating process. It was going to be way past my bedtime. I think they did a great job!
This weekend is pretty low key. Tomorrow, after I do some shopping, I am going to Nish’s house to watch South Carolina (hopefully) do something Alabama couldn’t…beat Auburn. If they don’t do it then maybe Oregon will. Then, Sunday, is Christmas day. I will have most of my shopping done and we have all our decorations up but I will use Sunday to wrap presents and work on a couple of homemade Christmas gift projects. I HAVE to get that done if I’m going to give them to people before Christmas…at this rate though…it may be Valentine’s Day before they get them.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Get out there and get your shopping done!
“We live and we learn to take
One step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen when it's
Supposed to happen and we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time
You believe and you doubt
You're confused, you got it all figured out
Everything that you always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours
If they only knew
You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
And you're getting all kind of impatient waiting
When you can't wait any longer
But there's no end in sight
when you need to find the strength
It's your faith that makes you stronger
The only way you get there
Is one step at a time.” One Step At A Time-Jordin Sparks