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/////////////////////////////////////////// Discover Your Passion in 2017 – New Year, New You
Posted: 29 Dec 2016 09:06 AM PST

Have you ever had a thought or idea or mission that you felt so passionate about, but didn’t know where to start? Make 2017 the year to take that passion and start turning it into a reality. I have spent so many years of my life dwelling on things that I wanted to do. I would talk about them to others, look them up on the internet and then do nothing about them. I felt like I was failing myself over and over again. As you know, if you read my blog, this past September, I started on a journey to be more healthy and to lose the weight that I packed on over the past years. At first, it started out as just wanting to lose weight. Now, it has turned into so much more than that. I want to be healthy, fit and educated. I want to learn more about foods and how they effect our bodies, how they work together and how they can benefit my body and mind. I also want to inspire others to do the same. I want to get back into the gym and discover new exercises that are low impact, yet have a big impact on my body. I want to learn how different exercises work and how they effect the muscles they work on. This is my passion for 2017. I feel, the more I learn, the more I can succeed. Afterall, I don’t consider Weight Watchers as a diet. I think of it as a lifestyle change. It isn’t a temporary solution to a problem. It is a permanent way of living for me. Each week I will continue to blog about my successes and failures and learn from them, grow and prosper. Find your passion and live it. This is my wish for you in 2017. I wish you success.

/////////////////////////////////////////// I Did It! I Reached My Year-End Goal! Week 16 My #WeightWatchers Journey
Posted: 29 Dec 2016 07:16 AM PST

I did it! As I stepped onto the scale tonight at my Weight Watchers center, I have to be honest, my heart was pounding. I knew this was the final week of the year to reach my personal goal of 25 pounds lost by year end. As I stood there, with my fists clenched in anticipation, my Weight Watchers receptionist looked over at me with a big smile and said, “25 Pounds Lost!, Congratulations!”, and gave me a big hug. I felt my eyes start to tear up because it was so important to me. The past 2 weeks were not good at all. I had two consecutive gains in a row. I was feeling angry and confused because I had been doing everything right, or so I thought. My Weight Watchers coach looked over my food diary last week after my second gain, and we talked about what I was or wasn’t doing, that could be effecting the scale. We both determined that I wasn’t drinking enough water and I wasn’t getting in enough exercise. Plus, a couple of other personal reasons. This week, with Christmas here, I was feeling a bit on edge. Christmas had always been one of my biggest cheat days when it came to snacking. This year was different. I made a conscious effort with everything that I ate and kept a log of it all. I was determined to stay within my points goal. Sure, I had a piece of cake for dessert. However, I did not sit in front of the cookie and candy dishes and pig out, like I would have in the past. Instead, I went to another room where there were no temptations surrounding me, grabbed a nice glass of red wine, and sat and sipped it throughout the night. You know what? I was satisfied. I didn’t feel deprived at all. As a matter of fact, I felt full and content. I definitely see a change in my approach to celebrations and big events. I use to think they were an excuse to be a glutton. Now, I treat them as I would any other meal. I don’t let them intimidate me, and I certainly don’t let them allow me to lose control. Looking back on this year, it started out on a very somber note, but ended on a high one. It is time to start planning new goals and working even harder to reach them. I use to think that losing weight with Hypothyroidism was impossible. Now I know it isn’t. I just have to work at it.
This key ring represents the past 16 weeks and all of the hard work I put into reaching my 25 pound weight loss. It will serve as a constant reminder to me of how I can do anything if I set my mind to it. I plan on adding a lot more charms to it too.

My New Year Weight Watchers goal is to take 1 month at a time, join the gym, exercise more, eat even healthier than I am now, and to never lose focus on being good to myself. I am worth it. So are you. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Sincerely, Savvy Sweeper’s Tidbits

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