Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Weight watchers and Shirley Temple

I get weighed tonight after one week on the program. I am not too nervous cause I think I did ok. I really have to change my mind set. I am always looking at foods and labeling them "good" or "bad". But really on the Points system you can eat anything you want as long as you track it and count it toward your days allowance. So I can't "blow it" unless I just eat without thinking.

The trick for me is to be accountable and to eat regularly. Because if I let hours pass without feeding my tummy I get very hungry and then I eat whatever is fastest and closest. Do you remember the Shirley Temple movie, The Little Princess? Do you recall the part of the movie, after her father supposedly dies, when she is working as a servant in the school. After a sweet little girl says to her, "oh Sarah you look hungry. Are you hungry Sarah?" she replies "I am so hungry, I could eat you!" I say that all the time to my kids. I loved Shirley Temple when I was a kid and that alway stuck in my head. Luckily, my kids have not been nibbled on... yet.

Oh I love Shirley Temple! It brings me back to Sunday afternoons growing up. One of her movies would come on at 4pm. I watched them with my mom. Then I watched them by myself and then i watched them under protest of my other siblings who still remember how much I loved those movies.

How did I get from Weight Watchers to Shirley Temple? Not to long a leap, as you can see.

I have started a blog called I Can Do This to journal my weight loss. You will find no numbers there of any kind that relate to my weight. I may not be in denial about what I weigh and how much I need to lose... but you can honestly deny any knowledge! ^_~ That is between me, the Weight Watchers employee and Shirley, if she happens to ask.

Oh and for those of you living under a rock here is Shirley temple singing On the Good Ship Lollipop. A must see for the Shirley temple connoisseur.


KellyJean said...

Oh! Shirley Temple!!! I loved her when I was a kid!

And you can do it! Yes! You can!

Now me... hmmmmm... that's another story.

Elysa said...

We also adore Shirley Temple. What a cutie pie...though we did have to deny B access to THE LITTLE COLONEL for a while when she was little because she started stomping her foot acting bratty just like Shirley's character. Might be darling on Shirley, NOT darling when its your own child doing it to you!

BTW, you've been tagged! I just created a Christmas meme at my blog and I'd love for you to participate:


Hope you enjoy it and as the Swazis say...Kisimusi Lomuhle!

Irritable Mother said...

That was fun to watch. My grandma used to sing On the Good Ship Lollipop to me when I was a little girl. *sigh*
Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.