Weekly Weigh In – Routines

Weekly Weigh In
This week’s meeting topic at Weight Watchers was all about routines.  In keeping with that, I followed my typical Sunday morning routine and headed over to my meeting for my weekly weigh in.  See what I did there? )

Just like the previous week, I went into my meeting having completed a great week!  I stuck with my eating plan every day. I drank lots of water. I got in some activity.  I checked off my Good Health Guidelines.  The result?  A maintain. bleh

My initial reaction? Honestly? I just wanted to say screw it and go out and eat a bunch of crap food. My brain immediately went to that place of wondering why on earth I’m putting myself through all of this hard work and then not even see the reward for my efforts.

Instead of going off on a binge, I did two very smart things.  First, rather than just bolting from the center as I might have done in my previous time on Weight Watchers, I stuck around for the meeting so I could see my friends.  Secondly, I reached out to those friends and shared my frustrations with my pals Dee and Kerry.  In order to help me stay on track this week, Kerry suggested we touch base with each other on a daily basis this week. Brilliant! By holding myself accountable to check in with Kerry, it will help keep me on the straight and narrow and not give in to my emotional reaction to the scale.

I guess I technically did three smart things. After leaving my meeting, I headed to the grocery store. I stocked up on lots of healthy foods for the week and plan to switch to Simply Filling again this week. I just seem to gravitate toward eating a lot more processed foods when I’m following Tracking. I do so much better about eating cleanly when I follow Simply Filling.  Here’s a peek at what I bought:

Grocery Haul
After I got home from the grocery store and had put everything away, I decided to check in on social media. I have so many awesome Weight Watchers/weight loss pals on Instagram and my Facebook page that I decided to share about my weigh in experience there as well. It was so awesome receiving support from my online pals, too!

Keep On Keeping On
As I was settling in for the afternoon waiting for the Super Bowl to start (Congratulations, Seattle!), I was thinking more about the topic of setting routines.  In many ways, I feel like I’m actually doing really well when it comes to healthy routines. There are several routines I have in place that are also definitely helping me on this journey.  Here are just a few of them:

  • Posting Daily Positives on my Instagram feed.
  • Walking a lap around the perimeter of my office building (~1/4 mile) every time I take a bathroom break.
  • Other than my morning coffee, not allowing myself to drink any flavored beverages until I’ve consumed at least 48 oz. of water.

On top of those, here are some new routines I’ll be working on this week:

  • As mentioned before, touching base with Kerry every day.
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep per day.
  • Eat a fruit and/or vegetable with every meal.
  • Eat protein with every meal.

What are some of your healthy routines? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Until next time …


Weekly Weigh In – Small Victories

Weekly Weigh In

It’s time for another weekly weigh in!  I headed over to my Weight Watchers meeting on Sunday morning.  Of course, it’s always great to see all my pals once I get there.  I knew I’d had a good week with my food and activity, so I was actually excited to hop on the scale.  Thankfully, my work for the week was rewarded and I lost 1 pound.  Woo Hoo!

Over the past 16 weeks, even with the holidays thrown in, I’m still averaging 0.9 pounds of weight loss per week.  Now I’m sure some people may be thinking to themselves that 0.9 per week doesn’t seem that fast.  Honestly, I would have been feeling that way in the past as well.  We all seem to want to lose our excess weight overnight even though it probably took years of overeating to put it all on.

Thankfully, the topic of this week’s meeting was just what I needed to hear to remind me that I’m not doing so badly.  It was all about building on our small victories to create a path for long-term success.  So, even though I may “only” be averaging 0.9 per week, when you multiply that by 52 weeks in the year, that means I would be down nearly 50.  I don’t know about you, but hey, I’ll take a 50 pound weight loss any time!  Even if my loss were even less than 0.9, it could still add up over time.  In fact, my pal Andrea posted this on Facebook which was a great reminder:

Keep Going

In other news, there were also three new products available at my local center this week.  They should be rolling out to all U.S. meeting rooms by early February, so if they aren’t available in your area yet, they should be soon.  There is a new 24 oz. double walled tumbler, a new cookbook full of recipes that can be prepared on a budget (including a chapter on slow cooker recipes), and a new chocolate chunk snack bar.

New Products

I’ve already skimmed through the cookbook and there are some really yummy sounding recipes that I can’t wait to try!  I think at the top of my list will be the Mexican-Style Beef and Hominy Stew.  It’s a Simply Filling/Simple Start recipe for the slow cooker.  For those following the Tracking method is 8 PointsPlus value per 1.75 cup serving.

How do you celebrate the small victories on your journey?  Do they motivate you to keep going and stick with it?  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Until next time …


Simple Start Slow Cooker Chili

Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Even though I’ve already completed the new two week Simple Start plan for Weight Watchers, I thought I would share this recipe since a lot of other folks are just getting started.  This is a pretty quick & easy slow cooker chili recipe that I’ve been making for several years.  Not only will it work for Simple Start, but it will also work for the traditional PointsPlus Tracking method as well as Simply Filling.  Enjoy!

Simple Start Slow Cooker Chili
Serves: 6
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans beans (kidney, pinto, or black), drain one can
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions soften. Add the ground beef and all the spices. Cook until no longer pink, breaking the beef up with a wooden spoon. Transfer the beef into a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Add the tomatoes and beans. Stir well to combine. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Makes six servings of approximately 1-cup each.
This recipe is compatible with both the Simple Start and Simply Filling plans for Weight Watchers. If following the Tracking plan, it is 6 PointsPlus per serving. If you are a vegetarian, simply substitute a bag of Boca Crumbles in place of the ground beef.


Until next time …


Weekly Weigh In – Change is a Process

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done a weekly weigh in post, but I really want to try and get back in the habit of doing them.  Fingers crossed that I actually follow through with that plan. lol

After being sick for a few days, I finally ventured out yesterday morning and headed to my Weight Watchers meeting.  I’m happy to report that it was yet another successful week.  I dropped 1.4 pounds this week.  Woo Hoo!  That means I’m back to 45.6 pounds down from my heaviest weight.  Even with posting loses the past couple of weeks, I’ve still got about a pound a half to go to get rid of the holiday/Prednisone double whammy weight gain I had on Jan. 5, but I’m getting there.  Hopefully the rest of it will be gone by my next weigh in.

Simple Start Bling

Another positive thing from the meeting this week was the awesome bling I received.  This was a new promotion they introduced at the end of December for meeting members.  Any member who attends at least four meetings between Dec. 29 and Feb. 1 will get one of these awesome keychains.  Love it!

Change is a Process

The meeting topic this week was all about making small changes.  I’m a a true believer in the power of small changes.  I think it’s pretty natural for anyone who has a large amount of weight to lose.  It becomes very natural to break one’s weight loss down into smaller chunks and set more short-term goals because it just becomes far too overwhelming to focus on the big picture.

As the image above states, change isn’t an event.  It’s definitely a process, and it’s definitely been a process for me along my journey.  Even though I’m down 45 pounds from my all-time heaviest weight, I’m “only” down 13 pounds in the past two years.

Now, to a lot of people, that would mean I haven’t really been successful.  I would definitely disagree with that assessment!  While I may not have lost nearly as much weight as some others, I’ve still lost weight.  Not only have I lost weight, but I’ve done it while dealing with several challenges:

  • Working a full time (sometimes more than full time) job that’s extremely stressful and includes being on call 24/7
  • Commuting for work 32 miles each way in Los Angeles traffic
  • Going to school full time
  • Living with an autoimmune disorder
  • Having knee surgery
  • Having pneumonia

I could have easily let any of the above items as an excuse to just not even try to lose weight and get healthy, but I didn’t!  Not only did I not throw in the towel, but I’ve even managed to lose some weight along the way.  How did I do that amidst all the craziness listed above?  By making small changes along the way, such as:

  • Attending my weekly meeting no matter what (unless I sick or out of town)
  • Fitness?  What you can, when you can is my motto!
  • Giving up soda and starting to drink more water (203 days soda-free now!)
  • One of my latest small changes is tracking every day — good, bad, or ugly

I have to say, one of the other small changes that has helped me far more than I would have imagined is reaching out to other members at my meeting and developing friendships with them.  Having that connection with other members who are also there week in and week out keep me motivated to keep going.   Over time, we’ve truly developed a very special bond and our friendships have carried over beyond the meeting room and my life has definitely been enriched by knowing each and every one of them.  Because of that, I just want to take a moment to give a major shout out to my “crew” from my meeting — our fearless leader Jacki and receptionist extraordinaire Summer, Dee, Kerry, Tonja, Rebecca, Penny, Debi, and Daniel.  Thank you all for being such awesome friends!!

Oh, and speaking of those awesome friends, Dee was kind enough to treat us at the meeting.  Check out this lovely mini loaf of homemade wheat bread and meat sauce she gave me.  She rocks! yes

Bread and Meat Sauce

Yeah, half of that mini loaf of bread may or may not already be gone. sly   Thankfully, the whole loaf was only 12 PointsPlus value, so even with noshing on half of it throughout the day yesterday, it only set me back 6 PointsPlus.  It did throw me a bit into using some of my Weekly PointsPlus Allowance, but given yesterday was day one of my Weight Watchers week, it’s all good.  Thanks for much for the awesome treats, Dee!!!

What small changes have you made/are you planning to make on your journey?  I challenge everyone to come up with at least one small change to make this week.  My small change goal this week will be to get back into the habit of going to the ladies room upstairs rather than using the one on my floor.  Not only will it force me to take the stairs, but it will give me a little boost on my ActiveLink, too.  Bonus!

What small change will you be making?  Leave me a comment below and let me know so I can cheer you on.

Until next time …


Attached to the Goal, Not the Journey

Attracted to the Goal

I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast last night that was recorded last summer (July 8, 2013).  I didn’t actually notice the title of the podcast when I started playing it.  I had just noticed the description which said it was about weird gym tools which I thought sounded like something fun to listen to as I drove home from the office.

As fate has it, that podcast was exactly what I needed to hear right now.  It started with segment that ran about seven or eight minutes where she was talking about the latest batch of people they had been interviewing as potential contestants for this season’s The Biggest Loser.  During the course of that discussion, she said something that kind of smacked me right in the face.

“It’s like being attached to the goal, but not to the journey. You can love the goal, but if don’t love the work, you’ve got problems.”

Wow, right?!  I think it’s often far too easy to fall into that trap of setting a goal for ourselves and being so excited about it, but then when the day-to-day nitty gritty of going after that goal sinks in, that enthusiasm begins to waiver or disappear completely.  Climbing those stairs to reach our goals can be so challenging. Given we’re already at mid-January (how did THAT happen?!), many folks who set those New Year’s Resolutions just two weeks ago have already abandoned them.

Personally, I know this is all definitely true for me.  I was so excited when I decided to go back to school, but then the endless hours of studying that were required starting hitting me and suddenly it wasn’t so exciting or fun any longer.  Thankfully, I persevered and, if all goes well, I should graduate this summer.

Similarly, when it comes to weight loss, it’s so easy for me to dream and pine about what it will be like when I get to my goal weight.  However, when the reality hits that I still have well over 100 pounds to go, yeah, it can be a struggle.  That’s one of the reasons I’m so glad that Weight Watchers breaks things down into smaller, more manageable goals like the 5 pound stars, 5% award, 10% award, etc.  It helps keeping it all from being quite so overwhelming.

After hearing Jillian’s comment, it’s made me realize that I need to start learning to embrace the “journey” part more and not focus so much on my end goal.  If I don’t, the odds of me actually keeping the weight off when I reach my goal is less likely.  By attaching myself the journey instead through focusing on healthy eating and exercise, the byproduct of reaching my goal will come naturally over time.

Which are you attached to the goal or the journey?  Hit me up in the comments and let me know your thoughts.

Oh, one last thing before I go.  If you haven’t already done so, please stop by and enter my Slender Kitchen Meal Planning Membership giveaway.  Tomorrow is the final day to enter and the winner will be selected and announced on Thursday!

Until next time …


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Friend Makin’ Monday: Taboo Topics

Friend Makin' Monday

If you’ve taken part in Kenlie’s Friend Makin’ Monday (FMM), then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over on Kenlie’s post so everyone can see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Taboo Topics

  1. Are you a registered voter?  Absolutely.  I’m a political geek and have only missed voting once since I turned 18 and became eligible.
  2. Do you believe in God?  No.  I used to, but I don’t anymore.
  3. How has your readership changed since you first began blogging?  I started blogging way back in 2001 before most people had even heard of blogs or knew what they were.  Given the change in online culture, I can definitely have a lot more readers these days. lol
  4. If you could choose between a serious relationship or $100,000, which would you choose?  Despite have a few failed relationships and having my heart absolutely broken twice, I would still choose the relationship over money any day of the week.
  5. Have you ever changed political parties?  Changed parties? No, but I have declared a party after spending many years independent of party affiliation.
  6. If you were put in a position in which you had to be in a room with someone that you can’t stand, how would you handle the situation? If it were just the two of us, I would just try to make the best of it and hope that the time passed by quickly.  If there were other people in the room as well, I would just focus on everyone else rather than the person I disliked.
  7. Do you ever eat in secret because you don’t want anyone to see what you consume?  Given I live alone, there’s no one around from which to eat in secret. lol   That being said, I did eat in secret quite often as a teenager and well into my college years.
  8. Do you use curse words in your daily conversations?  Yes, probably way more than I should. It’s a really bad habit I’ve developed after years of working in a predominantly male field.
  9. How much do you tip when you’ve had decent service at a restaurant?  I generally tip about 18% (double the sales tax).  If it’s exceptionally good service, I will often tip as much as 20-25%, depending on the quality of service.
  10. How do you respond when someone confronts you?  I despise yelling and arguing, so I typically try to diffuse the situation as much as I can in order to calm the other person down.  If that’s not possible, I will generally just walk away and tell them that I refuse to be yelled at and when they are calm enough to have a reasonable conversation about whatever the issue is that I will be happy to discuss it with them.

I hope you all still like me after bearing my soul on such taboo topics! lol   Now it’s your turn.  If you decide to play along, don’t forget to head over to Kenlie’s blog and link up.

Until next time …


Slender Kitchen Meal Planning Giveaway

It’s hard to believe yet another new year is upon us, right?  As you know, there’s just something about starting a new year that makes people want to shed those holiday pounds and start dreaming of summer, right?.  Of course, one of the biggest challenges for meeting that weight loss goal is preparing and eating healthy foods that are tasty.  Meal planning takes a lot of time — looking up recipes, making a shopping list, etc.  You want to eat healthy and lose weight, but you just don’t have the time.  So, what’s a weight loss wannabe supposed to do?

Slender Kitchen Meal Planning

Well, Kristen over at Slender Kitchen may have just the answer for you!  If you aren’t already familiar with her site, do yourself a favor and check it out!  She offers her awesome Slender Kitchen meal planning subscription service.  It includes not only a meal plan of three meals per day for the entire week, but also includes a shopping list as well as what pantry staple items will be needed for all of the recipes in that week’s plan.  Pretty cool, huh?! Her meal plans include the full nutritional information which means it can be incorporated into any type of eating plan you might be following such as Weight Watchers, calorie counting, low-carb, etc.  If you want a sneak peek, you can view a complete sample weekly meal plan here (PDF link).

If you’re interested in more information, be sure to check out the Questions & Answers section on the meal plans page (scroll down to the bottom half of the page).  Here are the quick highlights of what the membership includes:

  • Weekly Meals Plans for 2 or 4 people
  • Nutritional information
  • Weight Watchers® PointsPlus® included
  • Complete, categorized shopping lists
  • Vegetarian Meal Plans available!
  • Low Carb Meal Plans available!
  • Quick and easy breakfasts
  • Packable lunches
  • Delicious dinners
  • Fallback meals to swap in
  • Over 100 Bonus Recipes
  • Ideas for snacks and desserts
  • Time saving tips on meal preparation
  • Month-to-month unlimited access!
  • Printable and cell phone/tablet friendly
  • Memberships are available for $6 monthly or at a discounted price of $35 annually

If you haven’t looked at the sample meal plan linked above, I’m sure you may be asking yourself what types of recipes are included and wonder how easy they are to prepare, if they taste good, etc.  I’ve been a subscriber for over a year and can vouch that they are definitely easy to prepare and taste delicious!  They also call for just basic ingredients that should be available at virtually any supermarket in the country.  You don’t have to worry about trying to track down some exotic ingredient you’d probably never use again.  Love that!!

As for the types of recipes, here are just a few examples for the types of recipes that have been included in the 2014 plans thus far:

Regular Plan

Vegetarian Plan

  • Tomato, Egg, & Cheese Cupcakes
  • Chickpea Pot Pie Soup
  • Slow Cooker Tuscan Sloppy Joes

Lowcarb Plan

  • Western Omelet Frittata
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

You can also find lots of amazing recipes and information on her blog.  For example, just check out this photo of her Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate recipe that she posted recently.  It looks amazing!!  I definitely want to give this recipe a try.

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Now comes the fun part!  Kristen is offering one of my readers a complimentary one-year membership to her meal planni service.  I’ll be using Rafflecopter for this giveaway, so please be sure to read the details carefully.  Giveaway ends at 11 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  There is one mandatory entry and all the others are optional bonus entries.  For the mandatory entry, leave a comment below letting me know whether you currently plan your weekly menus.  If not, why?  Please note this is a mandatory entry, so anyone who clicks the “I commented” button in the Rafflecopter window without actually leaving a comment will be disqualified.

Even if you don’t win the giveaway (or don’t want to wait), you can still take advantage of Kristen’s meal plan subscription service.  She is graciously offering my readers a special discount through Wednesday, January 15.  Rather than the usual $35 annual subscription price, you can get it for only $25!  If you do the math, that works out to basically just 50 cents per week for a year’s worth of great meal ideas, recipes, shopping lists, and more. At that price, even if you don’t follow the meal plan exactly as written each week, it’s still a great resource for ideas, inspiration, or just a jumping off point for your own weekly menu plan based on your family’s tastes and/or food restrictions. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit this special subscription link and use the password “skspecial” to access the discounted pricing.

UPDATE:  This giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Candice on winning the one-year meal planning membership!!

Until next time …

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Disclaimer:  Slender Kitchen provided me with a complimentary one-year membership for the purposes of this giveaway.  I received no compensation and, as always, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

R.I.P. Grandma T

Grandma T. On Friday, I lost my last living grandparent.  This was my Grandma T.  She was the mother to five, grandmother to 16, great-grandmother to 36, and great-great-grandmother to 13.  She was a woman of faith who loved my grandfather dearly.

Given I’ll be turning 50 in a few weeks, I realize what a blessing it is that I had a living grandparent for so long in my own life.  Many of my friends lost their grandparents in the teens and 20s, so I feel extremely fortunate that my grandmothers lived until I reached the middle part of my life.

R.I.P. Grandma T.  You will be missed.


My 2014 To Do List

2014 To Do List Happy New Year, everyone!!! Here we are that the beginning of bright new sparkling and shiny new year.  2013 is done and past, and 2014 has arrived on our doorstep.  As my friend Terri posted on Instagram last night, today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.  What will you write in your book for 2014?

I’ll start by saying I’m not really a fan of the whole New Year’s Resolutions thing.  It seems like most people don’t really take them very seriously for more than just a week or so, if that.  So, I’ve decided to go a different route this year and make a To Do list instead.

Given I’ll be turning 50 in 2014, I decided it would be fun to come up with a list of 50 things for my to do list in honor of my 50 years of life.  Hence the name, 50 Things for 50 Years.  Some are on-going items that will last the entire year or are multiple-part items, while others are a one-time shot that can be marked off as completed.  I have my 2014 to do list divided by the two types of activities to make it easier.  So, without further adieu, I present my 50 Things for 50 Years:


  1. Get back on (and stay on) my Spending Diet for all of 2014
  2. In bed by 10pm on work nights and midnight on the weekends
  3. Track my food every day on the Weight Watchers site and/or mobile app
  4. Walk at least 10 miles per week
  5. Take my lunch at least four days per week
  6. Drink at least 48 oz of plain water per day
  7. Complete at least fourteen 5k races in 2014
  8. Try at least one new recipe per month
  9. Balance my checking account every month
  10. Read at least 10 books
  11. Post an Instagram of at least two positives every day
  12. Post on my blog at least twice per week
  13. Perform at least one random act of kindness per month
  14. Take a progress photo on the first day of every month
  15. Make & send at least a dozen handmade greeting cards
  16. Put $10 in my savings account for each item as I complete it
  17. Vlog at least once per month


  2. Lose 50 pounds
  3. Create a budget
  4. Take a transatlantic cruise to Europe (scheduled)
  5. Mail someone a hand-written letter
  6. Watch the sun rise (planning to do on my cruise for an unobstructed view)
  7. Watch the sun set (planning to do on my cruise for an unobstructed view)
  8. Stargaze (planning to do on my cruise for an unobstructed view)
  9. Take a selfie at the Eiffel Tower
  10. Eat some chocolate in Belgium
  11. Visit the Starbucks concept store in Amsterdam
  12. Visit a museum
  13. Attend a live theatrical performance
  14. Go to an Angels baseball game
  15. Finish stitching Le Quaker à 6 Mains
  16. Finish stitching Halloween Fairy
  17. Finish Siren and the Shipwreck
  18. Finish Happy Halloween
  19. Stitch and finish a Christmas ornament for my 2014 tree
  20. Frame at least one of my completed cross stitch pieces
  21. Declutter and organize my home office/craft room
  22. Create an inspiration board
  23. Spend an entire day reading
  24. Bake something from scratch
  25. Try a new group exercise class
  26. Answer 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
  27. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific
  28. Go hiking at Runyon Canyon
  29. Unplug completely for a weekend (no TV, no phone, no interwebs)
  30. Complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle
  31. Buy myself flowers on my 50th birthday
  32. Go one week without turning on my DirecTV box which leads to …
  33. Cut the cord (DirecTV) – yeah, this one might be the most scary. lol

Well, that’s my personal list.  If I manage to mark everything off my list, it will definitely be an awesome 50th year for me!  I’ve added this list as a page available in the navigation pane at the top of the page.  That’s the list I’ll be updating and marking complete as the year progresses rather than always returning to this initial January 1 post.

Will you be making resolutions, setting goals, creating a to do list, etc. for the new year?  If so, what’s your biggest goal for 2014?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  )

Until next time …


Weight Watchers Simple Start – Free Magazine Sub!

I just want to start by sending out a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has stopped by my blog recently.  My traffic has been waaaaay up over the past couple of weeks from everyone checking out my Weight Watchers Simple Start review.  If you’re new to my blog, welcome! 8)

Weight Watchers Simple Start

If you’re considering joining Weight Watchers as part of your New Year’s Resolutions or just as part of making a move toward living a healthier lifestyle, they’re offering a great deal right now!  If you join through this referral link, you can get a free one-year subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine ($14.95 value) once you’ve completed at least two weeks of membership.  This offer is available for both the monthly pass holders attending traditional meetings as well as for an online membership.  Note:  This offer is available to U.S. residents only and other restrictions apply.  Please visit the referral website for all the details.

Weight Watchers Magazine

I received my January/February 2014 issue yesterday which features Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica Simpson on the cover.  Even better than that? My pal Melanie (@mpkann) is also included in the magazine as part of a success story feature titled The Transformers.  You can check out this post from the Weight Watchers Off the Page blog to read more of her story.

If you’re planning to join anyway, why not take advantage of the referral offer and get a free magazine subscription to boot, right?!

Until next time …


Disclaimer: I was not compensated by Weight Watchers for this post. I’m a current member and sharing it as part of their Refer-a-Friend promotion.