Monday, March 20, 2017

Is It Worth It?





'No matter how hard the past,
you can always begin again."



Amen




Create Healthy Habits, Not Restrictions Quote




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you CAN lose the weight, take control,
and enjoy the journey!






Monday, January 23, 2017

Physical Activity Guidelines


from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

(click on the link above to go to the Guidelines document)

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Every minute counts! You don't 
have to move for an hour, 
start with just 10 minutes...
then work on going longer or
doing another 5 or 10 minutes
again later in the day. 
YOU CAN DO IT!
Everyone benefits from becoming
more active, even with some physical
restrictions. Talk to your doctor to
find out what is best for you.

Visit a Weight Watcher meeting this
week to find out how Activity 
can benefit you, and even be FUN!

♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Meeting Canceled


The  
Weight Watcher Meeting
at the Mansfield Free Methodist Church
has been canceled for
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
due to ICY road conditions.

Be safe today,
and see you next week on
Christmas Eve morning!
We will meet as normal on Sat.
Dec. 24!


Weight Watcher Meeting Cancelations





If you are a Weight Watcher member
 wondering if your meeting
 is going to be canceled due
to bad weather, 
CALL 1-800-651-6000, and
choose menu option #2 or #3.
If your meeting is canceled, it
will be listed on the recorded menu.

Weight Watchers does not often cancel
due to bad weather, but it's also
important to consider road conditions
and your own safety. Make the right
decision for you.

Meetings canceled due to a holiday
will be announced in the meeting
in advance. No fees are due for
canceled meetings.



Monday, August 22, 2016

BETTER TOGETHER




This journey is even better when you take it together! 

Refer a friend to join Weight Watchers and you could win

 a five-day luxury retreat and the chance 

to meet Oprah Winfrey! 

Head here for rules and to learn more:

 weightwtch.rs/wwbettertogether #BetterTogether 


Go here for the video:
https://weightwatchers.app.box.com/v/bettertogether


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thoughts, Pizza, and Chips



(Click on any image to enlarge)

Sometimes you just have one of 
"those weeks,"  and you gotta get
back ON TRACK asap!




Remember, negative thoughts lead to
negative actions.  Nip the negative thoughts
in the bud, and THINK POSITIVE!
You are a valuable person with
many good qualities...try something
new and fun...and feel more confident!
You can do this.
One pound at a time.





Friday, June 3, 2016

Coloring for Mindfulness



Excerpt from
"BETWEEN THE LINES"
by Nora Krug of the Washington Post
Adult Coloring Books are More Than Just a Fad...
Coloring books work like other mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation, says Craig Sawchuk, a clinical psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Such approaches work “almost like a volume knob to turn down the sympathetic nervous system, the stress response.” Coloring can help slow down heart rate and respiration, loosen muscles and stimulate the brain, he says. Coloring has a “grounding effect” he says, a benefit that can be amplified with deliberate focus on the process — “the gentle pressing of the crayon or pencil on the page, the texture of the paper across your hand, and the soft sounds of the coloring instrument moving back and forth in a rhythmic fashion,” he says.
Although there have been no large clinical studies of coloring books, the benefits of coloring are comparable to those of mindfulness practices, he says, which have been studied. And coloring can help with more-severe problems beyond stress; Sawchuk spoke about one patient who used coloring books to stop an obsessive habit of picking at her skin.
Indeed, art therapists have been using coloring books for years. “There's a self-soothing meditative benefit because you are doing the same motion over and over, especially with symmetrical drawings,” says Lina Assad Cates, a psychotherapist and board-certified art therapist in Washington who uses coloring books as part of her practice. “The books help create boundaries — the literal boundaries of the lines and the metaphorical boundaries for drawing healthy boundaries in relationships. There's also the potential benefit of just mastering something you've created.”
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So instead of trying to fight the urge to head to the refrigerator
during the TV commercials in the evening, try coloring for 
additional stress relief, and keeping your hands busy!!
~Dianne


Monday, May 2, 2016

Motivator: Less Pain

I came across some notes in an old sketchbook that apply to our discussion from last week's WW meeting...

Viewing a sunny park increased blood flow to the Brain by 10%. That's pretty dramatic. I bet walking in the park would be even better!

In Ohio this week, I need to keep thinking "Singin' in the rain!' "