If you are looking for a place to get a nice easy lunch that is SmartPoint friendly, Panera is a great option. The two for two lunch deal was only 5 SmartPoints. I had a cup of the Ten Vegetable Soup and 1/2 Asian Chicken Salad for 4 SmartPoints and an apple 0 SmartPoints. It really hit the spot and and left me feeling good.
I learned about, Mark Hyman who is part of the Cleveland Clinic, and his work dealing with healthy immune systems in a Facebook group, #dailyjounalprompts . Here is his talk if you want to check it out for yourself:
Molecules in motion they go the way our emotions do so chronic stress is so bad for us. Everyone know it has negative impacts on health. However, do you know about the immunology of joy? Joy improves health, and it’s easy to do. A gratitude journal – yielded these amazing results. The amount of touching that goes on makes us healthier – a hug has profound effects. This blows me away.
More fun facts – Rheumatoid arthritis – there is a genetic predisposition, so gene plus environment equals a result. However, it can be greatly influenced by diet: plant based diets, eating fish, it all has an impact! A meatless Monday – so easy. Activity – moving just a bit more it helps a lot. A common sense approach that sounds a lot like the WW program – it all makes sense to me.
For me, there is something therapeutic to washing and cutting up vegetables. Then they look so colorful and cheerful. Plus it takes some time to prep them and that is time I can use to reflect. Today, is a good day to reflect. I’m thinking about how a WW member, Lauren, made Lifetime before her wedding. I’m so happy for her, she set a goal and accomplished it – that’s amazing. What she was able to do is a very big deal. I’m also thinking about the good advice a WW member shared…
“Don’t stop, keep attending meetings- it comes back if you stop.”
Some of my weight did come back, and I’m sorting things out and I am doing better. I have found my footing and have regained some perspective with the food. I am grateful and so happy I didn’t give up when times became challenging. I did have a dream that I gained back all the weight, and when I woke up I felt so stressed out – isn’t that terrible? There is no way I can accomplish anything significant that comes from fear and anxiety. What if I turned to confidence instead of self-doubt? Confidence wins every time! I have beat the odds and lost the weight (even with my recent gains over the past few weeks) I am at a healthy weight and that is something I did for me.
So if you’re like me, and have been experiencing some challenge tell yourself…
Just keep going.
Thanks, Regina 🙂
I’m going to just keep going, I’m working the program dealing with setbacks and anticipating a great comeback – I can do this.