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It was inevitable, considering where I work, that at some point I would have to post some book recommendations.  Two titles revealed themselves to me today.  Although I’ve not read either (one I have the other, I will have to purchase) they both seemed promising so I thought I’d share them any way.

The first title I spied on our new non-fiction cart at the Howard County Library – “52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You” by Brett Blumenthal.  The title alone intrigued me.  From skimming through it (and reading the back cover) it seems to adhere to many of the same things we learn in Weight Watchers.  I loved the first line on the back cover and I quote “Let’s face it: change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to managing your health amidst the chaos of everyday life.

The basis of this book is to make 1 small change each week and in a year’s time you’ll be healthier and happier.  Very much the same thing we learn at Weight Watchers.  Our leader, Pat,  often asks when someone has a celebration “What did you change or do differently?”  Each of us changes many things from eating healthier to exercising more to controlling our portions.  I think this book can only help me on my journey and support what I’ve already learned from the wise and wonderful members of Weight Watchers.  I highly recommend reading it – check your local library or buy from your favorite bookstore.

The second title came to me via Facebook this afternoon.  I happened to check my news feed when I saw a post from Weight Watchers Supermarket Foods about a new cookbook “Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook“.  Again I haven’t read these recipes yet so I can’t really say how great this book is but I’ve not been disappointed by any of the Weight Watcher cookbooks I’ve bought so far.  What I really like about this link on Facebook was that the site selling this book links to many vendors including Kobo, Sony Reader and iBooks so for those who love e-books you have options and for those who love “tree books” you can order from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Books a Million among others.  I downloaded samples from both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com for Kindle to use on my Asus Transformer Prime tablet.

I’m looking forward to both of these titles (one in “tree book” form) and the other (the cookbook) I’m going to purchase in e-book format so I can use it on my tablet while cooking.  I don’t think you could go wrong with either one as you will gleam some piece of information or a recipe that can change, even if it’s a small one, how you are doing things today.

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This One is For the Girls

Sorry guys this one is just for the girls 😉

I started this post earlier today but put it aside.  Then I happened to check my Facebook feed and saw an article posted on the Weight Watcher’s Facebook page that convinced me to finish my post.

I was thinking this morning about my recent clothing purchases because I’ve dropped 25 lbs.  One thing I made sure I bought was a new bra.  As we lose weight we need to keep in mind that not only do our pants and tops not fit the same but that also goes for our under garments.  So are you wearing the right bra?

Your bra isn’t called a foundation garment for nothing.   A correct fitting bra can really make a difference.  Suddenly your clothes look better, you feel better and project a more positive outlook (I think it also helps with your posture you tend to stand straighter).  You don’t have to spend a lot to look great.  But I would recommend getting a proper fitting to find out your size.  Spend your money wisely – spend a bit extra on a really great bra but save your money by purchasing your other clothes at a consignment shop or Goodwill.

Maybe because this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month we have “the girls” a bit more on our minds than usual…whatever the excuse make sure you get fitted correctly!