Today was my second Weight Watchers meeting at the new location. I was actually really excited to go today, because I really enjoyed the leader last week. I had plans to meet Jessica for lunch at Panera afterward, and then go to the funeral home on the way home, so I dressed in my funeral clothes this morning. Sarah had specifically requested that everyone wear bright, cheerful clothing to her funeral, so I picked out a bright pink cami with a white shrug over it.
The meeting was great again today! The more I hear from this leader, the more I like her. Today, she talked about how how she's always recommended that her members use up their weekly points, because that is what makes the plan do-able for a lifetime. A lot of new members are nervous to use all their weekly points, but I think it's so important to do so--you can fit in your favorite treat foods and not feel deprived. At the previous WW center I went to, the leaders always used to tell us not to use those points unless it we really had to, or it was a very special occasion. So today, hearing the leader say that she recommends using all the weekly points was great!
I feel comfortable enough in that meeting to participate in the discussion, which is nice, and I like hearing what the other members have to say as well. Today, a man raised his hand and said the sweetest thing--it actually brought tears to my eyes ;) He wasn't there last week, and when he raised his hand to talk, I discovered why: He said, "My wife has always been asking me to lose weight with her, and when she wanted to join Weight Watchers, I told her that I would go only when she weighs less than I do [meaning, he wanted her to prove that it would work]. And here I am, today, because she lost 115 pounds and now she weighs less than me!" He was SO proud of her, you could see it all over his face.
I remember the day I weighed in less than Jerry, and I was so excited about that! No woman wants to weigh more than her husband. So it was exciting to see that woman's husband follow through and show up to Weight Watchers with her today ;)
When I was at my mom's house a couple of days ago, I saw that she had some Weight Watchers Smoothie mixes--the Salted Caramel favor--and I took one home to try it out. I mixed it with milk and some instant decaf coffee, and it was amazing! I wanted to buy a box today, but when I was at the meeting, they said they discontinued that flavor. Bummer! I bought a different flavor instead, so hopefully I like it just as much:
I like to spend about 4-6 points on an afternoon snack, so if I mix this with milk, it'll be 4 points.
After I left Weight Watchers, I had some time to kill before going to meet up with Jessica. I stopped at Target, and I ended up buying a floppy wide-brim hat to keep the sun out of my face. Sarah's death has made me second guess every little freckle on my body, and I want to be extra-cautious about sun exposure. Besides, the hat is really cute!
I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of it in San Diego... just 29 days left! :)
I went to Panera to meet Jessica for lunch, and I ordered off of their "hidden menu" today. Since I didn't run today, I didn't have any activity points to spend, and I wanted to keep lunch on the lighter side. I got the Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad. (I forget to take a pic, so this one is from the Panera site)...
It comes with lemon and olive oil to dress it, and after squeezing on the lemon, I decided to try it without the oil and see how it tasted. I was surprised to see that I liked it a lot, so I skipped the oil altogether. When I got home, I discovered that by skipping the oil, the salad was only 4 PointsPlus. If I'd have known that, I'd have ordered a piece of bread on the side! ;) It was really good, and I would definitely order it again; but it's pretty pricey (I think it was $9).
After lunch, I stopped at the funeral home, which I don't really want to write about. Emotionally, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. But I'm glad I got to talk to Sarah's mom.
Exciting news: Bonnie, from my Ragnar SoCal team, got her April issue of Runner's World in the mail yesterday! I'm still impatiently waiting for my copy, but I saw a sneak peak of the spread--and it's AMAZING. Once I get mine, I'll post a pic. The issue will be on newsstands March 11th, but if you're a subscriber, you should be getting it any day now.