Saturday, January 12, 2008

The groceries of a Weight Watcher

As I was putting away my things from my most recent trip to the store- I had a good laugh at the things that were in my bin....made me laugh.... I also picked up a people magazine for some extra motivation....hope you all are having a GREAT WEEKEND...
Gotta finish unpacking the groceries and go for a walk...
did that walk- that was really good 1.39miles!!
Then I played photo experiment check this out...I'm kinda funny...


Hanlie said...

Hi Carleen, I love the idea and will do the same when I go grocery shopping again!

Chubby Chick said...

That is funny. lol

I need to get that issue of People magazine! I have several "Half Their Size" issues from previous years... and I LOVE them! really is motivating to read of others' success. If they can do it... we can, too! :)

Lidian said...

Great grocery picture! I want to start photgraphing some of my stuff too -

Have a great rest of the weekend

catsbd said...

Just thought I'd say hello as I have just found your blog via a link on Janeys World. Hope your weekend was good too.....I am going to make myself go on the treadmill later!!!! Cathy

EclecticGirl said...

Hi Carleen,

Love the pic of your groceries! I might have to borrow the idea for my next grocery shop, though it won't be for another ten days or so!

Look forward to getting to know you on the challenge!

Heather said...

lol that was what my cart always looked like when I did WW too. I always wondered if the people in line or the cashier notices things like that and what they must be thinking!

Anonymous said...

HAHA!! That is what my cart looks like too!

Swizzlepop said...

Great idea. Unfortulately we don't have many stores that actually carry WW items out here but I do always stock on on FF/LF stuff too.

Anonymous said...

I’ve been so good, each time this week when I have gone shopping for fresh items I’ve not given in and bought junk… I am so surprised at myself… although I have found I have spent a mere fortune this week on magazines – still they look nice on the coffee table! Lol

Living to Feel Good said...

OoOOooo I didn't realize the new issue of Half their size People was out. I must run and get it!!!

BTW congrats on your 8lb loss!! :)

Teale said...

I like seeing other people's groceries. LOL I guess I'm a little voyeuristic!

Selma said...

Hi, Just ran into your blog. That is really great picture. I loved that People magazine.


Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!