Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Regardless what you want to call it "ambassador" "spokesperson" "whatever"....I am never impressed or inspired by celebrities when it comes to weight loss or about anything else.
I don't understand why WW can't pick a normal everyday person to be the spokesperson - someone normal everyday people like me can relate to.
I voiced this on the FB page.... someone was quick to point out that Kate was normal and had a normal life outside of the spotlight with a family.
Well, okay...maybe my choice of using the word normal wasn't the best, but c'mon everyone knew what I was saying and most agreed.
Let me explain something to you..... I have nothing against Kate Hudson, I actually like her movies and if she feels she needs to lose weight after having her last child; she is more than welcome to the WW world.....but why does she have to be an "ambassador" why not a regular normal member like most of us? I'm guessing it's because she's being PAID by WW.
But let's say she isn't being paid to endorse.... I can assure that Kate's normal and my normal are not the same.
My normal? I can just afford to go to WW (remember I was quitting until they offered me 2 free months). So I pay for WW but I can't also pay for a gym membership - it's one or the other. Do you think Kate has this issue? I'm betting not. As a matter of fact I'm betting Kate has a gym at her house and a personal trainer that makes house calls. We know she had her own activity clothing line (wonder when that'll be available to buy through WW).
My normal? I'm going to make my meals with foods I can afford. There will be no strange ingredients, nothing organic. I have to eat within my means. I'm betting Kate's normal is just a tad bit different than my normal. She can afford to buy whatever, she probably has her own garden, she may even have someone to cook and plan her meals....all things totally out of my reach.
My normal? In addition to WW, I'll work a full time job; clean house, take care of animals and the hubby and basically collapse into bed at night. Kate's normal? I'm betting there is a house cleaner and some child care help available.
I'm not dishing Kate...I'm just saying I can't relate to her normal. Kate grew up in a celebrity household, she's never lived my normal. So Kate can't inspire me. If she can inspire you, that's fine...but don't try to tell me I'm wrong in not appreciating the people WW chooses to represent them.
I'll stick to social media where the normal everyday inspirations exists.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Wait? What? Of course, I said yes....so now I have a WW membership good until March. HOWEVER, with that being said......
I still need to pull myself together...but lately I've been feeling sluggish, knees hurting and such and I know it's because of my weight. So I NEED TO get back on track....it probably isn't going to happen over Christmas but right after that; it NEEDS to.
A lot of the long timers at my meeting are feeling the same, they are in the give up stage. At first I was going to restart my blog all over...but after thinking about it, I thought that was silly. After all the "give up stage" and the back and forth with other apps/diets is all part of the weight loss journey and it would be unfair if I wasn't sharing those parts.
So now I'm looking up recipes and encouragement....and hopefully my new journey will be successful!
Sunday, December 9, 2018
**Update** I'm now one of the people beta testing the upgraded itrackbites app for android. Everything isn't working totally correct yet but I really like it and am eager for it to finalize. The iPhone upgraded version should now be available to all....it does still have some quirks and seems to work perfectly for some but not for others...I think some of that may be due to the change in the look and finding where everything is. Some don't like change, I get it but it's not like they didn't see this coming. Android version won't be ready for a few weeks yet but I think you'll really love it - I DO!
On a happier front..... I am liking the all the Christmas lights and I even bought some Christmas cards that may or may not get mailed out....sometimes I'm just lazy. But at least it is something!
Sunday, December 2, 2018
There, I've said it. I'm a Grinch or a Scrooge, whatever you want to call it.
As a kid, I enjoyed Christmas just like all the other kids. As an adult I've enjoyed it less and less and it gets less each year.
I don't know if it's because the stores start cramming Christmas down our throats in July or what; but really when does Christmas begin and end???
And what is with the people that start decorating months in advance? WHAT IS THAT?
But I think mostly I hate Christmas, not because it's become so commercial but because everyone wants to claim the holiday for themselves.
I'm a Christian, I may say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Enjoy Your Holidays....if someone says to me any holiday greeting for any other religion or culture - I DON'T CARE....it's just a nice greeting. I'm really sick of the "select few" speaking for the rest of us. I get sick of the debate between whether we should call it a Christmas Tree or a Holiday Tree - for gosh sake people IT'S JUST A TREE WITH SOME DECORATIONS - it's not an insult to anyone; it's a tree.
And hey Christians - it's okay to shorten the word Christmas to Xmas; and since it's obvious you nay-sayers are too lazy to google it, go here: Why Is There An X in Xmas? Secondly....the ancient Pagens had a celebrations at this time of the year; to convert Pagens to Christianity....Christians learned that it was easier to pull in some of the Pagen customs and make them their own. No, we are not celebrating a Roman god as the Pagens did....but we took over that celebration and made it our own. Again for the lazy people.....Why is Christmas Celebrated on December 25th?
And then there's the gift giving......I hate hate hate hate it! Now I'm going to sound very ungrateful but I don't mean to be. If someone thinks enough of me to give me a gift; then I really appreciate it...but in all honesty, I probably don't really need it. I'm older now and I buy my needs and wants all year long. Yes, the body washes/lotions/sprays are a nice gift....but I don't use them; I re-gift them. Knick-Knacks? Yes, I have a few but I don't really have space for more; again a re-gift. Candles? I do have a few, but it isn't something I really use and with the pets in my house, a little dangerous to use. See???? I appreciate the thought, but don't really need anything. A simple card or a verbal greeting is all I need.
Then there's the gifts that the giver intended to do right but missed it all together. You know the things collecting dust and every time the giver asks you lie and claim you use it all the time? Know what I'd use all the time? A hair dryer. Know what I won't? Some type of kitchen appliance. If I want a kitchen appliance, I'll buy it. Even if I say something like "I'd like to have one of them", I'll buy it if I really want it. I have a small house and just have no room for these things. The thought is appreciated; but just give me a card.
Then there's the buying I feel obligated to do....you read that right "obligated". I'm not talking my family...they are the easy ones and for the most part we don't exchange gifts like we use to (thankfully). It's the other ones and I'm sure those receivers feel the exact same way I do as mentioned in the two paragraphs above - so why are we doing it?
I do like the get togethers at Christmas, the socializing, but why are they limited to just Christmas?
In all, I'm sure I'm not alone. Christmas will go on....and I'll continuing hating it for being what it is.
Happy Holidays to all of you!!
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Since I have had absolutely no interest in WW since they introduced Smartpoints, I've decided to stop fighting it and go with calorie counting. There are things I ate on points/point plus and lost weight that are way too many points on Freestyle/Smartpoints. It's time to get back to the basics.
I came across these:
I also bought some tuna, soup and oatmeal to help with the journey. Simple easy things to get me through breakfast and lunch.
I picked Lose It as my calorie counter and upgraded to the premium service as I got a good deal on it.
It's a good start!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
I did come across this ebook though:
So I'm hoping to move further a long in the book and hopefully give me some mojo.
In the meantime HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!