Weight Watchers Get Healthy Freestyle Journey – Week 15
It’s time once again to reflect on the past week. Recently, we have looked at milestones, how to stay motivated, the smart use of free foods, some tactics for dining out, surviving the holidays while dieting, the benefits of a 5% weight loss, diabetes, the importance of exercise, starting an exercise routine, and last week beginner exercises. This week I will be visiting my Mom and celebrating Mother’s Day with her and my children on Sunday so I am writing about my WW Freestyle journey on Saturday night. I will still be venturing onto the scale for my weekly weigh in when I return home Sunday night. I haven’t mentioned it before but I really like the structure of having a set day to weigh. I find that I’m not obsessing all week about the scale by having a set day to do it.
Origins of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. It’s origins go way back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Anna Jarvis had originally conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. Her version of the day involved wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one’s mother or attending church services.
It can also be traced in the UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated long before Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation in 1914 designating Mother’s Day to be held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers. Some families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.
No matter how you celebrate the important woman in your life, whether she be Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Mentor, or someone special who is like a Mom to you remember what all us mom’s want is…
For You to be Happy and Healthy!
Some Of My Favorite Mother’s Day Quotes:
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Theodore Hesburgh
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Meymillod
If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning. – Unknown
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. – Erich Fromm
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. – Unknown
Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will. – Richelle E. Goodrich
Cherish the moments you have with your Mom. Let her know how much you appreciate her.
How my freestyle weight loss week went:
With physical therapy, pain management specialist, lab work, and check-ups, this was another week of appointments and waiting rooms. However, Wednesday had been set aside for an oil change, my Mom and two aunts birthday lunch at the Golden Corral, and our monthly shopping trip. That was a busy and diet landmine filled day! Lunch at the restaurant was challenging. Not because of all the food but there was so little prepared in a healthy manner. Most of the items on the bar were either fried, smothered in cheese, loaded with carbs, or high fat. I know that they are catering to what the public wants and that the items offered are low cost to prepare but I was still shocked that the healthy choices were so few. I did fix myself a nice salad and manage to find some baked fish, veggies, and lima beans that didn’t have a whole lot of added fat on the bars. Of course, I had to have a piece of my favorite sweet. But only one and I cut it into six tiny squares to savor each small bite. After lunch, thank goodness, we had a full day of shopping to work off the square of fudge that I had for dessert.
I did accomplish my goal of three 10 minute walks in this week. Plus, I was able to do my new exercise routine a few times this week. Before beginning this journey I was to tired to do much more than this blog so I was proud that I was able to accomplish so much this week.
Sunday was spent at my parents’ house celebrating Mother’s Day. My youngest son cooked on the grill for everyone. All too soon it was Sunday evening and I got on the scale for my weekly weigh-in to see if the changes I’ve made would pay off. When I stepped on I saw that this week I had lost 2 pounds this week. Each week presents its own challenges, but isn’t that what makes life so exciting? Until next week… Remember to stay positive and keep looking forward.
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