share a laugh with three round girls looking for their next square meal while shaping up with weight watchers
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Lessons from a pro
Well, it's been a tough week so far. Last week I was worried tough times were coming. Not sure if I brought them on myself with that kind of thinking or I just have pitifully little in the way of determination. I've been keeping my food journal, staying within range, but I've hopped on the scales a few times (and I know better than to do that), only to see it edge UP! However, while I'm struggling, there's someone in my life that I look to for inspiration. She's my dear cousin, Paula - aka auntpawlie. She is a WW Lifetime Member and has kept her weight off for 15 years!!!! Through the years, there are things that I've noticed she does that help her stay on track. She always has a half of a peanut butter sandwich with her (although now she uses the Sandwich Thins type bread), she's faithful to drinking her water and is truly dedicated to exercise. At family gatherings, she always makes sure to bring dishes that fit into her plan. I know she has tweaked things through the years, both to stay in her goal weight range and probably to "mix it up" some. What hasn't changed is her long term dedication to her health. She has already been a great cheerleader for us on the blog. I'm so proud of her accomplishments, thankful for her advice and lucky to have such a pro close at hand. Oh, and she also mentioned that Chocolate Vita Tops are delicious and only 1 pt each. Are we lucky to have her around or what?