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Fresh Eyes....

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I am very fortunate to have the friends I do. I am. Everyone has that one friend that has your heart. My dearest friend and I are so much alike. We are both blind in our right eye, we have our own business, our pets mean the world to us, and we both hate to DIET. We do.

We text a lot....probably too much since we had change our text package to unlimited! LOL! We also talk every few weeks....just to catch up...like we need too...but....hearing that voice....sharing laughs......can never replace texting.

I had the best news possible yesterday. My friend joined weight watchers. She got the monthly pass and will attend her first meeting this Thursday. I cannot express the excitement and energy she brings forth. I know every single food and point value she is having. She LOVES the mobil app and her 26 points. She is so proud that she is getting in her guidelines and checking them off as she goes.

She joined....because of me. She has seen the difference lately in my attitude and approach to eating healthy. She reads my blogs....and decided she was ready. She asks a lot of questions...and ......I ........can answer them! LOL! She.....hit the truth when she said she can LIVE with this.

AND....I can too....FINALLY.

When I first joined weight watchers......I didn't join to lose weight. I joined so that I would NOT gain anymore weight. I liked the idea of weight watchers.....I just didn't like ME on the program. It is funny, but other members talk about how they don't like to be FULL.....or over eat...it makes them...Uncomfortable. I never could relate to that......still can't to be honest. I liked going to bed on a STUFFED stomach. It made me feel.....whole....secure.

I slowly started to....understand. I worked on my spaces....practiced my routines......and made better choices. It was when I realized that weight watchers set forth a GUIDE to better eating........and not a diet persey......I could do it. I wasn't fighting it anymore. I wasn't fighting myself.

I do feel .......good about eating cleanly. Most of my points are power foods. That is quite a feat...but.....one day...I can see myself strictly doing the simply filling technique.

and yet....

hearing......my friend and her excitement of being new to weight watchers......I realized....I never had that moment. Even now......I woke up to the fact .....I am treating this as a JOB.......and not a CAREER. A job.....a job I am doing well at ...FINALLY.....but a CAREER is one you RELISH....LIVE FOR......EXCITED TO DO....and not so.......rigid with correctness.

You see......I needed to HEAR my friend........see the view in her eyes.....hear her excitement......

and........

today as I wrote in my tracker......I didn't just mark off boxes and think, "good that is out of the way"......I smiled and was PROUD I could mark that box off and that I got that healthy guideline in.....

you see....

I have that zip now.....not the dry sense of honest reality I posses.....but....zip...zing..
.....

and SENSE of ACCOMPLISHMENT....

because.....with my friend's fresh eyes and her honesty of I CAN LIVE WITH THIS.......

well.......

so can I.....for it is not a JOB ......it is definitely a CAREER........That I now have........and didn't quite realize that....till now.









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