Somewhere Over the Rainbow

k8591270I wrote this for a program I have to give at our TOPS group tonight…

I’m the Co-leader…and this message is for me as well as them…

I have been trying to ERASE…LOSE…GET RID OF… a certain amount of pounds for two years…Sad isn’t it!…

So we try to encourage each other by having programs each week… 

TOPS : Take Off Pounds Sensibly…

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Somewhere over the Rainbow…is our dream of being slimmer…prettier…more handsome…

There lies our Pot of Goldx19863628

It’s not shiny… it’s not worth much to anyone else…

It’s a hard road

It has its ups and downs

We sometimes just step from color to color

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We know these colors well…

Red: Remembering how we used to look …Realizing things need to change…Sometimes Rewarding ourselves with false pleasures of food that is not good for us…

Orange: Openly discussing our problems with people who care… Others seem to have the control we want and need…and then we Overeat to compensate for those feelings

Yellow: You seem to be alone in your struggle…You Yell at yourself inside your head to stop this cycle…but to no avail…Yielding to temptations of sweets…salty foods…fattening foods

Green: Gorging ourselves on food…that doesn’t take care of the real problems that lay within us…Giving in to that one piece of cake…that puts us on our slippery slope of our Rainbow… Grateful for those who try to help us…knowing it’s ourselves that have to take control

Blue: Beating ourselves up time and time again…for our weakness… Breathing becomes harder and harder as our weight takes it’s toll on our bodies… We know longer see the Beauty in things…

Indigo: I…have to be the one to decide to make the change… Idle time makes us seek food usually to fill our desires…Indicators start to show up that our Rainbow ride is making us have heart trouble…diabetes… bad arthritis…aches and pains…

Violet: Vitality slips away…no energy to do the smallest things…We are Very aware of what is the problem… so we have to change…

We have to start Valuing ourselves again…

Where we will reach our Pot of Gold…

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A healthier…happier…prettier…more handsome self!

Full of energy…wanting to move…liking ourselves again!

There’s no magic Leprechaun to help us reach our goals… but, together we will!

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I was inspired by ST Patrick’s Day…Rainbows…Pots of Gold…Leprechauns… Green…

We are going to play Shamrock Bingo also… I’ve run cards… and cover pieces off of the computer…

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I have 10 GREEN prizes for the winners…

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It was fun finding 10 different GREEN items:

Plastic cups- Plastic containers- KeyLime marshmallows Bubbles-Candles-Scarf-Water Bottle-Kale Greens-Green Easter grass for basket-St.Patrick’s Day pins

but, they have to pick out a piece of Gold from the pot I made…and the number drawn coincides with a prize…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Silly…but, we have the best time…and maybe some… including me…  will reach our

POT of GOLD some day!

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