Not that you've all been waiting for this, but I just got copies of the staff photos taken by Megan Bowers, the photographer for Taos News.
The photo we've been using was miserably out of date, so I rustled up as many of us as I could (MIA: Linda, who was out of town) and swallowed my pride and posed for those darn things.
Once again that old truth raised its ugly head: photos don't lie. Somewhere over the last two years, I've been happily munching away and not paying attention to how much weight I was gaining (again). Imagine my horror to get a disc of photos wherein some of them (the close ups), I bear a strong resemblance to Jack Nicholson (in his current state). I will add here that I have probably gained and lost an entire family over my life time (possibly some cousins, too), so this is not a new occurrence. Despite what my doctor tells me, I am convinced I have the metabolism of a rock.
I am not posting this for any comments to make me feel better. I am posting this because I've been encouraged, by several of the blog readers, to fess up and discuss that I've taken the drastic measure of joining Weight Watchers on line. Rejoining, actually...I am a long lapsed lifetime member, from back in the days when you had to count every carrot and keep a scale in the kitchen.
The particular blog friend who really urged me to post this has just joined as well. She thinks people will be glad to know that misery has company (or however you choose to look at it). I am not convinced this all belongs on this blog, but decided since Oprah has bravely done this in front of gazillions of people (many times), I can bite the bullet and talk about it to. Maybe I'll inspire you, if you've been thinking about this and haven't done anything.
Interestingly enough, about a week ago, Joseph The Star Watcher (our local astrologer who's on the radio every day) noted that Uranus (or something) had gone into Virgo, and would cause people to become aware of their bodies and health and most likely start new diets. While I had him by two days, I took solace in knowing that I had intuitively beaten him (or Uranus) to the punch. :0)
So now instead of eating so much, I use my points tracker on line and figure out how to eat breakfast and lunch so that I can have enough points to eat a semi-normal dinner. I am plugging along. I am inspired. I am determined. I am hungry. ----Martie
P.S. For those of you we've not met yet, we are, from left to right, Monte, Connie, Joan and yours truly.