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“There was once a point in my life where I weighed over 300lbs.”

That was the opening line of my friend Nikki’s blog post yesterday, a blog post she titled “A Hard Thing For Me To Admit”. I cannot tell you how totally proud I am of her for putting those words out there, for saying it “out loud”.  But even more so, I am amazingly proud of her for having the determination and strength to do this ‘on her own’. I’m not going to copy the entire thing over here, you can click the blog title above and go on over there to read it all for yourself. What I want to share with […]

3 seconds is still 3 seconds, right?

Ah January, you have returned, and along with you comes the start of the new year of racing. In my neck of the woods, we always start the year with the Island Race Series, a series of races every second weekend from January – April with distances varying from 5K to half marathon.  The series starts each year with the Pioneer 8K, a fun, friendly, race just outside of Victoria.  It’s a great start to the year! After a disappointing race in 2012, I was ready to take on the course and set a new PB (Personal Best). This was […]

They should put THAT in the commercials!

It should probably come as no surprise to you that there are a LOT of people in my life who need to lose weight, who are trying to lose weight, or who have already lost the weight & are trying to maintain the loss. Therefore, it should also come as no surprise that the benefits of weight loss are often a topic of conversation. Sometimes, the conversation about weight loss is a medical conversation. I want to live longer. I want to take less pills. I want to control diabetes. Quite often, the conversation about weight loss is a conversation […]

Sometimes I forget that I’m not fat anymore!

Sometimes I forget that I’m not fat anymore. I forget that I am a fit, energetic, active person! I realize that sounds crazy, but it’s true. I often refer to myself as a ‘fat person in a skinny body’, since I will ALWAYS struggle with my food weaknesses. Most people who know me now never knew fat me. They never new the girl who would buy A&W on the way home from work, order the Chubby Chicken sandwich, regular fries, a side of onion rings (with honey mustard dipping sauce) and a DIET coke,  then eat it form the bag […]

617 Doughnuts?

2012 in Review: So, now that 2012 is behind us, I can sit down and reflect on what I accomplished.  And since I really am a numbers geek, this is just going to be a pile of statistics. In early 2012, I made it my goal to get a marathon time that started with a 3.  I wanted that elusive sub 4 hour marathon.  I’m happy to say that in May, I achieved that goal.  I also managed to pull of a 10K OB of 49:02 just a week before the marathon.  Unfortunately, the rest of the year didn’t go as well. On […]

Let’s get serious!

Let’s get serious for a minute here!   I am willing to bet that the majority of us got a little too ‘festive’ over the holidays! The temptation was out of control, and in my case I have to admit that it was self inflicted! I got this smart idea to try baking for Christmas!  Yup, I filled my house with all the things that tempt me, with the intention of gifting it all to others!  Well, to make a long story short, I ended up having to toss most of it in the garbage because the temptation was too much and […]

So what does the 360 in WeightWatchers 360° mean anyway?

Since the launch of the New Weight Watchers 360° Program a month ago, I’ve been asked a lot of questions. People want to know what I think about the program, they want know how it is different from PointsPlus, they want to know what the changes have looked like from my point of view. So because of all the questions, and all the hits on this blog searching for “WeightWatchers 360”, I thought it was time I answered some of the questions!   So, what do I think of the program? I have to admit that when I first learned […]

6 years ago today!

6 years ago today, on January 2nd 2007, I walked in to a Weight Watchers  meeting for the (second) first time! I remember the day clearly, I was home sick from work, but determined that was the day I was going to join. It took me ALL DAY to shower, and work up the energy to drive across town to the meeting room to join. When I walked in the room, I was greeted with a cheerful “KIRSTY! Welcome back!”. You see, the women working that night were the same women who worked at the meeting I had attended, and […]

Guest Post – Karen – Christmas & a month of Weight Watchers 360

It’s been almost a month since we started the new Weight Watchers 360 program.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to adapt to the new program because it was all about the non food parts of the program and for the most part I haven’t thought about that.  I focus on the Points of the food and making the best choices I can and haven’t worried about the “where and the why”.  Weight Watchers 360 has made me think about other things than the food.   I love routine normally but it has taken a bit to get into […]

Guest Post – Christina – Watching the Weight.

“Watching the Weight.” That was the whole point, wasn’t it? I mean, as someone generally unfamiliar with Weight Watchers, I could at least know what to expect given the name of the game. I knew what my ‘why’ and ‘what’ was, and I was ready to learn the ‘how’. September 28th was the first time I entered the meeting room. It was a brisk Saturday morning, which meant pealing off the layers I had bundled myself up with, trying not to tip the scale against my favour. Slowly, I unveiled what was underneath, which to tell you the truth I […]