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Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Decision, A Check, & A Warm Head

Hi Friends!!  This weekend sure has flown by!!

Friday I made the decision and joined Weight Watchers!!  I have been thinking about it for a while now.  I did WW years ago, and I lost 50 pounds on it in less than a year.  I don't know why I stopped, but I gained 30 of it back and have been fighting with it ever since.  I really liked WW, but I just wasn't sure if I wanted to go back to learning all the points again, spending the money, and just...yeah.  I've been doing well, tracking on Myfitnesspal, but I tend to cheat some, especially on the weekends, so I really am not losing anything, I've just been going up and down and I sick of it.  I say if something isn't working the way you want, then it's time for a change.  At WW, I know I will have to weigh in every week, and that will push me to stay on track....to not cheat.  Plus the fact that I am paying for it makes me want to succeed!  Last time I joined, my sister went with me and I was confident and comfortable walking into the little school where our meetings were.  This time, I went to a new, bigger, scary center, and I was all alone.  I was so nervous that I sat in the parking lot for a good 15 minutes deciding whether or not I should go in.  I did.  I opened the door and immediately new that I made the right decision.   Everyone was so nice and welcoming.  I payed and weighed in and I felt so good just doing that!!  I quickly found out that everything is new since I last did WW.  There is a lot to learn, and I know that will help me stay motivated!   

So, this is me.  My new life for at least, the next 3 months.  Just the kick in the butt I need for the holidays!  

After my meeting, I treated myself to a Tall, Non-Fat, No Whip, Pumpkin Spiced Latte.  See how good I am getting at remembering how to order at Starbucks?? :)   Anyway, It was as yummy as I remembered it to be, and only 5 points.  (Talking in points instead of calories, is going to take getting used to!)  

So, I am checking off #3 on my Fall To Do List!!  Yay!

I have been fighting a cold since Thursday.  I woke up today feeling worse, so I didn't go to Church or to teach my 2nd grade CCD class.  (CCD is like bible school)  Anyway, I bundled up in the chair and read all morning.  My little Ava sat right with me watching me read and snuggling in to keep me warm!  She has the warmest head ever on a dog!  I just love her so!!

I took it easy all day, and now I'm off to a hot shower and to get ready for The Walking Dead. :) 

Have a great night everyone!!

Remember change is good even if it scary and uncomfortable.  :) 


"Whenever you are making an important decision, 
first ask if it gets you
 closer to your goal or further away.  
If the answer is closer, 
then pull the trigger.  
If it's further away, 
then make a different choice.  
Conscious choice making 
is a critical step
 in making your dreams a reality."

~Jillian Michaels


  1. Congrats on joining WW- I am sure you will see success! It's always fun and motivating to start a new program too.

    Did you know you can order drinks at Starbucks by just saying "Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte"? They usually ask if you want the whip and I just say no. Otherwise, they make the drink non-fat and will use sugar free syrup if it's available in the flavor you're ordering. It makes ordering so much simpler!

    1. Oh boy, I'm learning everyday with the Starbucks lingo lol. Thanks for the info!!

  2. I belonged to WW a few years ago, and I loved the points system. It is such a healthy way of viewing our eating, striving for balance.

    1. The points are all new for me this time around :) Still can't get used to counting calories tho :)

  3. Love the quote. I hope you find success again with WW and your cold doesn't hang around for long.

  4. Congrats on the fresh start!
    I love your nails, BTW :D

  5. Love that you are making a fresh start and wish you well :) I never do Starbucks...maybe the names are too intimidating...or maybe I just don't like coffee. Have a great weekend.

  6. Hello! I tried finding. Your blog when you joined e challenge and must have misspelled it, because I didn't see it. I'm excited to see it now! Congrats on the new start with WW; they really do have a good program.