FRESH START

Yesterday, I did what I said I was going to do: I dragged my shameful, no results after a month on Weight Watchers booty to Weight Watchers. And, the girls there were WONDERFUL! Absolutely wonderful.

They threw away this past month’s weight booklet and said, “You are starting over!”

The leader pulled me aside and said, “You are staying for the Simple Start Orientation. You will love it. It’s actually what you need.”

It all felt very welcoming and encouraging. I didn’t feel bad at all.

I stayed for the meeting. Afterwards, I was able to drag my mom into the store and sit for the Simple Start orientation.

Ms. Bettie, the leader, was the cutest most forceful little Southern lady. Born in the 30’s. No bull.

She told me what I was going to do for the next 2 weeks and she had some great one liners:

“Now, you don’t have to worry about portions but this is not an all you can eat buffet. Eat until you are satisfied but not stuffed. Wait 20-30 minutes. If you are still hungry, then you can have more.”

“Park that car in the very back. Walk. Walk. Walk. I want you walking. Do you know that you have to walk 10,000 steps nowadays to equal the walking we did in my day? You park that car like it is a brand-new Cadillac. Back. Back Back.”

“When you do laundry, take each piece out of the dryer, fold it and put that piece away. Go back for another. That is exercise!”

“I want you to get a 10 inch plate to eat from, a 12-oz bowl and a 12-oz glass~ that should be your serving guide. Your dinner plate should be half veggies, a quarter carbs and a quarter protein.”

“Eat every 3 hours. If it’s not a full meal, make it a snack.”

So, this girl went to World Market, parked my pretend Caddie that is really a Ford Focus in the back 40 and hooved it inside. Man, I love this store. I could have even gone to Pier 1 and been just as happy. Regardless, as a treat, I bought my own special 10 inch plate to eat from and a 12-oz bowl. Then, I saw a coffee mug that was screaming my name: It had French writing wrapped around it with a giraffe in glasses and a granny sweater. Next to it in writing was: Coco de Paris 2013. So cute.

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Today, I started with black coffee but I’m about to make my breakfast from the Simple Start list. I have my Simple Start booklet tabbed and I have my notebooks ready.

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Enjoy the day!

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