Tuesday, November 5, 2013

mom upside down is wow!

     My mom has been a faithful member of WW for years, through all of the program changes and everything. She tells humorous stories of being a Weight Watchers member in the 60s when Jean Nidetch co-founded the organization.
     Back in the old days many foods had to be recreated, like making your own version of ketchup out of tomato juice and sweet-n-low.
     Several accounts are quite hilarious. Members were required to have a serving of liver each week. She absolutely hates liver. She made a WW approved version of liver pate and placed it in several small tins in the freezer. After tasting it one time, she never retrieved the others and found them in the back of the freezer five years later.
     She also made soup out of chicken livers, onion flakes, tomato juice and broth in the blender. She intended on drinking it, but when she came to the bottom of the blender, it was chunky. She is a bit like me... textures really affect how I feel about something. Her words were, When I swallowed the chunky part, I nearly threw up my toes. I understand completely. I have that same aversion to liver.
     I'm really excited that WW has evolved through the years. It is a simple, sensible plan. Mommy says WW is the most consistent way for her to lose. She made it to her goal weight and is now a faithful lifetime member.
     She is a spry, active and healthy 80 years old. She still lives in her home, travels a lot, takes care of her grand and great-grandkids on a weekly basis. She is an active member of her church and is always on the lookout for neighbors who needs a meal or something.

She is one of my heroes. I want to be like her when I grow up.


Proverbs 31: 28-30 (NASV)
"Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: “Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.” 
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised."

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