Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Roundup

Those who have not Christmas in their hearts
will never find it under a tree.

Roy L. Smith

Didn't need any more Christmas decorations, but I could resist this one. 

Good morning, everyone.  It's a cloudy day here in Brooklyn, and rain is on its way.  I'll be out of here early.  Have a number of places to go--Rite Aid for wrapping paper and boxes, the train station to re-up my metro card, and the fruit stand.  I'm hoping they have some blood oranges.  Oh, how I love them.

Well, all the worrying about gaining weight was for nothing.  I lost .08 pounds, quite a feat on Thanksgiving week.  I really enjoy the WW meetings.  I feel comfortable with the women and men who attend and absolutely LOVE our leader.  Yesterday we discussed the reasons we joined WW, the deeper the reasons, the more powerful they can be, and how important it is for us to remember these reasons when we find ourselves weakening and going back to our old ways.  

I originally joined because of my health, but as I learn more about myself, I realize it was for emotional reasons as well.  I told myself that I was getting old and it didn't matter any more what I looked like, but the truth was, I was feeling really bad about the way I looked.  I didn't want to see people who I hadn't seen in awhile because I was 'embarrassed'. 

I shared yesterday about my recent trip to the shoe store to buy a pair of boots.  I fell in love with the perfect pair and went to try them on....only I couldn't GET them on.  Try as I might, I just couldn't do it.  I couldn't bend enough to  pull them on, and each time I tried to slide them on from a sitting position, the sides would collapse and get in the way.  For twenty minutes I struggled, and I was too embarrassed to ask the sales girl to help.  Besides, what if I bought them and then hubby isn't home when I need to wear them.  What then with no one to help.   Tears began to flow.  I ended up settling for a shorter pair in the same style and a vow that I was going to do everything I could never to have to go through that again.  

This weekend I plan on trying a new dish Pasta Al forno.  I'll be sure to let you know how it comes out. 

Wishing you a weekend filled with joy and laughter.  See you on Monday. 


  1. You're doing SO well at WW! Impressive!

  2. You lost weight during Thanksgiving!!! What an accomplishment!

  3. I'm so happy for you, Mary. To lose weight like that over Thanksgiving, that's quite something for sure! Big hug from me to you. :)

  4. I wish you much happiness my friend.