In case you hadn’t noticed, I haven’t been around in a few months. Like most things, once you change a routine or habit, it’s very hard to get back into it. I have faithfully written a blog post at least once a week (sometimes more) for several years. Around January, my normal routines started to change, and it was very hard to get back into a groove, but here I am and hope to stay.
I hope you have an enjoyable Mother’s Day whether you are being celebrated or celebrating. Whether it’s Brunch, dinner, family picnic or just a few “treats”, it’s important to celebrate. Holidays and celebrations will continue to happen, but the more of them we get through, the more prepared we are for the next one.
I think about my Mom quite a bit, but especially on Mother’s Day. I often think about her when I’m writing my Blog posts. I know she would have gotten such a kick out of my becoming a WW Leader (she passed away before I did that). My mother was the eternal Weight Watcher. I remember when she first joined WW in the early ’70s. I, as a teenager, even went with her for a while. It was a very different program then, and meetings were a vastly different experience than they are now.
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers. From neighborhood meetings in her home with “overweight housewives”, her vision of Weight Watchers’ meetings was born.
April 9, 2005 was my first Weight Watchers Meeting. Well, technically that’s not true. I joined WW briefly as a teenager, when my mother was a member, then again about 25 years ago when we first moved to Connecticut (I needed to lose 10 pounds then). But 10 years ago was when I joined, stayed, made it to goal and Lifetime and never looked back.