Sunday, March 30, 2014
It has taken me quite some time to find MY way in becoming/being healthy. Just this past week, someone made the comment that "results not typical" as a disclaimer was made in reference to me on weight watchers. Sort of funny, perhaps a tad cruel, but a lot of truth in that statement all the same. I personally, don't care for I have TRULY found MY OWN way and I couldn't be ...more satisfied nor complete.
On February 4th, my friend Kim and I both purchased our active links. I texted her that I had mine and she texted back......she was getting hers that evening at her meeting! If you could FEEL the smiles in our texts...you would understand.
The assessment period of 8 days was too long, but a necessity all the same. We are now in week 7 of our first challenge of 12 weeks. I have soared. I still wear SPAT to see my steps. I can safely assess that for each activity point earned, one mile has been completed. The active link does not calculate steps/miles, but movement. I LOVE THAT. I DO. I didn't realize just how much until a day warranted that fact.
One day we worked for almost 6 and 1/2 hours straight without stopping. I was beat. My active link showed that I hit my base by 100%. (right now my base is 2 aps). The SPAT showed that I had UNDER 3200 steps. I would say that was FAIR in that assessment. At work I cannot tell you how many side steps, back steps I do. I also bag and tag and carry heavy objects at times. The SPAT does not take that into account. Like most pedometers, it only recognizes FORWARD steps. The active link.....registers...MOVEMENT.....ACTIVITY
...... At the end of the day...I had just over 10000 steps...which normally would have been 3 earned activity points. The active link...gave me....SIX. Huge difference.......and I felt more accomplishment and pride with the active link.
I have named my active link MORGAN...after my first dog back in high school. I loved MORGAN...and still do in fact.
Soon...if Mother Nature cooperates, warmer weather will indeed arrive. Most of my shorts do not have pockets. My bathing suit does not. I want to continue to WEAR Morgan. Not a fan of the clip and so my dilemma began. A necklace would work, but didn't want it to be too long nor flop on me.
My husband surprised me today and got me one of those plastic necklaces that have a clip at the end ...to wear around your neck.
IT is CAMO in color! LOL! My fight to be fit!
It makes me smile...it makes me feel whole!
For the longest time, I felt lonely doing weight watchers. I wanted others to do what I was doing. It was only recently that I realized that I had to do what I needed/wanted to do on my own. IF others choose to do so...then great......if not....I was okay to stand alone.
BUT you know what?
In the end...I am NOT alone. Yes, for awhile it was truly MORGAN and ME....but others around me...they are changing too..they are doing as well.
My biggest obstacle was home...my husband. Since I have TRULY 100% been doing simple filling....he has too. When we had shrimp stir fry, he wanted white rice. I told him that with brown rice, he could have what he wanted without measuring. MORE FOOD! grabbed his attention without measuring and feeling cheated.
We are eating less, but filling full and not deprived in any way.
I have lost weight every single week since Morgan and simply filling.
My circle of friends......we share a weight watchers group on facebook. We are all at different stages, but we are working together with lots of sharing and laughs.
I did this.....and friends are joining in.
My new camo necklace....I call a LEASH for Morgan..........and smile.....
and then.....I realized that it also reflects.....more than a leash for Morgan....but a LEASH on life....for me.
THANK GOODNESS....RESULTS ARE NOT TYPICAL!