I once heard a friend of mine say “I would burn out, but I just don’t have time.”
If you were to make a list of priorities right now, the things that are the most important in your life, where would your own need be on that list? How long has it been since you last put everything aside to do something just for yourself?
It is important for us to learn to put ourselves first. Weight loss and maintenance success implies finding time to take certain steps: Shopping for food, exercising, cooking (if only reheating frozen meals!), tracking, GOING TO THE MEETING!
This week we are putting ourselves on top of the priority list, because it works, and we are worth it!
Tool of the week:
Did you have a chance to look at our Walk-It success kit? Here it is being modeled by yours truly:
The kit contains a water bottle along with an insulating sleeve, a gym bag, a visor and an elastic band to keep your hair out of your face. All this for only $16.95!
In the Kitchen
This recipe is so delicious and simple. It looks good, so it's good for entertaining, and it makes great leftovers, so it's perfect for lunches. What else can we ask for?
6 servings, 5P+/serving
1 med. orange
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
6 chicken thighs, skinless, boneless, trimmed (4 oz each)
Preheat the oven to 350F
Zest the orange and mince the zest. Mix the zest with the oil, the paprika, the rosemary, the garlic salt and the pepper.
Supreme the orange (making sure to remove all the "white").
Rub the zest-spice mixture over the 6 chicken thighs and put in a roasting pan (I used a pyrex oven dish), spread the orange pieces around the chicken thighs.
Roast until cooked through, about 45 minutes (until juices runs clear when poked).
Cover with a foil and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Source: Greatest Hits Cookbook, 40th Anniversary collector edition (Weight Watchers) p. 119
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Sunday April 17th
Ok, so last week we met for our first walk for the Walk It Challenge. Want to know something funny? I had planned to walk 2/5 K but we turned too late, so we walked almost 4K!
Dan Grace and I had a fabulous time with our fearless walkers and are looking forward to doing it again next week!
This week we will meet again at the Warming Hut Cafe, at Crissy Fields. It's the one just before Fort Point. We will probably go for the same walk, again I will have shorter walks mapped in case anyone comes in and doesn't feel up to the whole 4K.
We meet at the Warming Hut Cafe
Doggies (and family!) are welcome.
Bring a fruits to eat after the walk!
This is all in good fun, just remember to dress in layers, it ended up being very warm this week, but in San Francisco you never know.
Have a Great week!
Never be afraid of emailing me if needed, I'm here for you! If there is anything you want me to bring to the meeting room, let me know and I'll do my best to find it!
See you in the meeting room, get walking!
Take the time to come home to yourself every day.