Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's Up?


It feels like months, not days that I have been on my blog and making my rounds visiting all of you. Please know you are loved....Even if I haven't left a comment, I stop by to see what you have been up to!

I took a little time off because I needed to get focused on something....ME! I know all of you are loving, caring women (sorry Drew, my brother-in-law who is cool enough to admit he likes my blog!) who constantly give, give, give to everyone. We have families, jobs, a home to take care of and SOMETIMES we drop like a pinball to the bottom of the life machine. I finally had to carve out some ME time. Took some deep breaths to figure out what Nancy needs in her life...what Nancy would like to change, to be even more scrumpdilicious than she already is. Well, the answer....HER HEALTH. So I decided to join WEIGHT WATCHERS. Saturday will be two weeks
and I can't wait to weigh in on Saturday. So far I'm doing marvelously. In the past I've either dieted, or exercised, but never together. I've always thrown in the towel when a holiday came up, a birthday needed to be celebrated and gone off track never to return.
I have an AMAZING leader at my weekly meetings who is just so snazzy I want to hug her every time I see her! I've been an ANGEL planning out my meals and getting on the treadmill and exercising (WW likes to use the word "activity"). I am pumped up and just love ETOOLS, their on line program that helps your track what you are up to. And hey, isn't that my "grow your bangs out" mentor on the cover of that magazine? Yup, I'm pretty sure it's her! BTW progress report, the bangs are now down to my top lip...yeah! Veronica Lake, WATCH OUT!!!
Anyhow, I just want to encourage anyone who feels like they have gotten lost in the shuffle of life to tell yourself YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!! Just as important as all of those people you constantly take care of all the time. SO schedule some YOU time. Get a manicure, take a bubble bath by candlelight, find a juicy novel and curl up in bed an hour earlier than normal and tell everyone you're tired and going to sleep! Carving out time for you to have quiet to think, and make you a priority in your life because YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!

20 comments:

Karen said...

Good luck with the WW!! You are so enthusiastic.. I bet you would be a great lecturer. You are so inspiring.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
Karen
Ladybug Creek
Love your music!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I ought to try it one more time. It works...it's me that doesn't work hard enough at it! It's me that ...anyway...I need to get busy and lose some weight!
If I join again..it will be my eighth time over the years! Keep us inspired! They are a fantastic group and do it right! Good for you! I need to get out of this chair more! :)
Hugs and good luck! You can do it!!
Mona

Marianna said...

Way to go girl! Sounds like you have a great leader. I wish you much success.

Leslie said...

you go girl!!!!! You can do this!!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Way to go!! I am trying to change my eating habits too. I just read your last post about how you met your husband. That is so sweet. Glad you found a Kansas man.

Cathy said...

Atta girl, Nancy. It's so easy for us to forget to take care of ourselves. Thanks for the reminder. Sounds like you are off to a great start.

Suz said...

Good for you

Karen said...

Nancy, me again... I just wanted to thank you for the prayers you have said for our friend Neal. They are so appreciated.
Hugs,
Karen

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Great post Nancy. Congratulations on joining WW. I joined (again) last October and have been losing slowly, but feel so much better.
Yes, you are right. We need to take care of ourselves. I have been going through getting all the necessary health issues under control too.

Valerie said...

Good for you, Nancy! So glad that you have moved yourself to the top of your priority list and are experiencing success on WW. (BTW...I love WW...always have success...just never seem to stick with it, but I do believe it is a plan for life!)

Needless to say, my scale is moving the wrong direction, but hey, with Baby #3 on the way it's all a matter of perspective. I have been good though...making all my calories count as I think taking off the baby pounds at 41 is going to be a bit of a challenge...but one I am UP FOR!!!

XOXO,
val

Cathy Cobblestone said...

You are so right - we all need to take a lil' time for ourselves - no matter how hard that might be. Our town is doing the biggest loser - over 306 people signed up - really exciting. I wish you the very best - sounds like you are off to a great start! Good luck! Cathy

myletterstoemily said...

hi nancy!

sorry for my rude welcome. :)

you must have thought i set you up!

that is my one and only sports update.

next time it will be all sweetness.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Laurie ~ Congrats on YOU! May you be successful & enjoy your challenge ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Cottage Cozy said...

I wish you all the best...

Jules said...

Amen!

BECKY said...

Wow! I needed to hear this, BFF!! I hardly ever take any time out for me! Way to go for you too!! I'll be praying for huge success for you!! Will you pray the same for me, too?

Have missed your visits, but sure understand! It has been crazy around here lately so I have hardly been on the computer!!

Have a blessed Thursday!
HUGS n love,
Becky

Carol J. said...

Beautiful, truth-filled post Nancy. I love how you put it...drop like a pinball! Well put, and quite timely. I'm there, only not quite out of the "drained" pit yet. I have a strong feeling that once spring arrives, I'll be able to take my last few stops out into the sunshine of life. Til then, tally ho to all of us!

You will do great at WW...I lost 50+ there years ago and if you're mentally ready, it will work without a doubt! Of course, I found those 50 pounds over the years, but that's just me. :) I can't wait to hear your success. I shall live vicariously through you for now. :)

Carol J. said...

(and by "stops" I meant "steps"...see what I mean?!

Catherine said...

I am on the point of doing the same as you did go back to ww! I think i need some time off... off the family and look after me too! her it's on Wednesday. Catherine

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