Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cover Girl!

If you're a Weight Watchers meeting member, I really hope you make a point to attend your meeting this week. Why? Because you might see a familiar face on the cover of your Weekly!
Cover Girl!
OMG that's me!!!

HOLY $#%@^&@!, right?!
 
That's one of the photos they took during my photoshoot with Suzi Storm last year -- the photoshoot for my Success Story.

If you want to know how this happened, well, join the club because I would love to know too! I have no idea who decided to use a photo of me at all - let alone on the cover. I've even inquired within WW but can't seem to solve the mystery. But I'm fine with just enjoying it, even if I never find out. (Mr K, was it you??)

When I learned of this incredible honor I thought maybe this week's topic would be promoting their bloggers or something along those lines. But that's not this week's topic - it's about Thinking Positive!

For as often as people tell me how "positive" I am (and I hear it often), I still marvel at it because I came from the exact opposite place. I spent the majority of my life negative and pessimistic. So to realize I changed so drastically in that regard is truly incredible to me, and a testament to the fact that it can be done.

How, you wonder? Simple -

What I came to realize is that being positive is one thing anyone can do -- because it's completely within your control! It's your choice to think positively! All the thoughts in your head are created by you. All the things you choose to think or say to yourself don't just magically pop in there - you put them in there. You tell yourself those things. So isn't it empowering to know that you have control over all of them - over everything you choose to think and choose to say to yourself? You can start thinking differently and telling yourself new, different and positive things right now! It's totally up to you!

Megan & Me @ 
Matchless
hanging out with Meghan last night - friend & fellow Weight Watcher and Greenpointer. I gave her a sneak preview copy

Of course I had to send one to my Dad. Immediately.

I sent one to Dad
I wrote that because he always jokes about me giving a speech (where/when/why? who knows!) and thanking him - saying "I owe it all to my father" - or some such silliness.

So how do you get one of these awesome weekly pamphlets, you wonder? Easy! If you're a Weight Watchers member, make sure you attend your meeting this week. And if you're not a member, why not check out a meeting and consider joining? :)

Thank you to Weight Watchers for this unbelievable honor. I'm beyond flattered and excited! It's mind boggling to think every single Weight Watchers member in America (and Canada, I think!) who attends their meeting this week is going to receive a Weekly with me on the cover! Truly mind boggling!! This is really one of the highlights of my LIFE!

And thank you to all of you who knew this secret and helped me keep it quiet. It's been really hard not to let this out for 3 weeks.



65 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sheryl! You look fabulous in that picture too!

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  2. oh my gosh I knew that was you.I have read your blog for so long , silently from the side lines never commenting because I just never seem to stick to anything and I'm not losing this wieght very fast.Embarrassed I suppose and you are such a success story but I just had to come out of hiding to say bravo , you look so good on the cover a real cover girl!

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  3. Paula DiabMarch 10, 2012

    Wow. I am almost in tears. I live in Canada and I think we have the same weekly topics, I can't wait to get it next week at my Saturday morning!! HOW EXCITING! You are incredible and inspire me daily any time a negative thought flows through my head, or when I want to give up running. I started to run because of you. Next time I go to NYC I would love to meet you. You rock, Sheryl!!

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  4. Congratulations!! That really is awesome and such a beautiful photo of you too!! I've been telling my WW friends about your blog for a couple of years now so this is really exciting!!

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  5. Congratulations, darling! You are such a great covergirl!

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  6. Congratulations, Sheryl! This is a perfect topic for you to be associated with! I will pick up my copy tomorrow.

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  7. They picked you b/c you are inspirational and awesome and gorgeous!! I am so happy for you!!

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  8. I almost want to join Weight Watchers. So happy for you!!

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  9. I'm looking forward to getting my copy for sure! :)

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  10. I cannot. frigging. wait. to get to my meeting Tuesday!!! I've been following your blog for so long, and am so excited for you! Congratulations on this amazing achievement!

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  11. Congrats! That is truly awesome. :)

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  12. Congratulations! You totally deserve it and look amazing on the cover!

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  13. I am a WW Canada member and yes, we do have the same pamphlets! I recognized you right away!!!!Congratulations!

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  14. I admire your strength, your positive attitude, your self discipline, your determination. I have been following your blogs for so long I feel like a sister to you. Can't wait to go to my WW meeting tomorrow and get my Weekly copy with your beautiful smile on the cover. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. Renee

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  15. As soon as I saw the advance copy, I wanted to comment immediately but could totally understand keeping it mum. CONGRATS! It's an AMAZING feeling, isn't it? You deserve it. If there's anything that positive thinking teaches us, it's that you CREATED this honor by doing the work!

    -Kim (WW Leader)

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  16. Congrats!You look amazing!

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  17. Awesome. I can't wait to tell my meeting about it!

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  18. awesome! I can't wait to tell my meeting about it!

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  19. i am truly blessed! ya know i ADORE you, but i had to suspend my membership over the holidays cause life got in the way. i was debating rejoining this week but was on the fence for finacial reasons and now God has given me a sign in the form of my beautiful sweet ferocious "babs" . so i'll be rejoining and making it work no more excuses! i'm also happy to report that in the 3 months i was off plan i still managed to lose 7 pounds. and you know that cover is goin up in my kitchen to keep me motivated/inspired! i'm sooooooo lovin it and excited right now, bless you darlin, you are an angel! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  20. wow, fantastic cover and profound words as usual! great seeing you today! hope to be running with you soon(ish).

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  21. That is so very cool! Big congratulations to you!!

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  22. hey I'm a blog reader from London England and also a weight watcher member (lost 28lb so far!) i just wanted to say that your blog is absolutely AMAZING and a work of art! not only have you inspired me to continue on my weight loss journey but also to revamp my style and to take my own blog (on the WW UK website) a step further. Thank you so much for your fabolous advice, well done on everything !!! xxxx

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  23. That is so exciting! I recently joined WW, mainly because of you, but unfortunately because I live in Australia I won't get this :(
    Everyone who knows you is proud of you.

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  24. What an honor! Sheryl I have enjoyed getting motivated with your blog & co-blog on WW as I have lost 93# with WW making goal in January this year. Your 'positive' inspirations about running have also helped me achieve my running goal (which i had never run before Feb last yr) - I just completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon at the end of Feb. Looking forward to your NY Marathon!!! How very exciting for you this distinction of being a cover girl - I'm kvelling about this. I can't wait until my meeting this week. Much congrats - and hopefully (one day) I'll visit my sister in Greenpoint and give you a shout out. Til then, if you ever give S. Fla a visit - we have lots of flat areas to run ;)
    Way to go girl!

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  25. I too was feeling ambivalent about going, but now I'm definitively going in.

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  26. I'm so happy for you! Your dad's dreams of Sheryl world domination are coming to fruition.

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  27. So cool! I'm gonna have to make sure to go to my mtg this week to get one of these! Your story has def. inspired me and rung true to my own experience. You continue to motivate so many and this honor is well deserved. Congrats!

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  28. Very cool and a much deserved honor. thanks for being a continued source of inspiration for me and so many other WW'ers!! Congrats!

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  29. This makes me so proud of you (like I wasn't already)! So I'm going to e-mail this post to my WW leader and ask if I can take a few minutes this week in our meeting to share my experience discovering your blog, meeting you and buying Betsy as an example of how inspiration is out there-if you just look for it.

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  30. Wow, that's really awesome, Sheryl!! I skipped my WW meeting this morning because, quite frankly, I've been feeling a bit of a failure at it lately. Given this week's topic is about thinking positively, it sounds like I need to get my ass to a meeting another day this week. Congrats on being a cover girl!!

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  31. How amazing! Cannot wait to get mine!

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  32. ohhh that is SO amazing -- congrats! can't wait until friday for my meeting to read the copy!

    you deserve the praise!

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  33. When I got my WW Weekly at my weigh in this morning I was so excited! Congrats on a gorgeous cover and as always, thank you for being my inspiration!

    PhatSexyBitch

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  34. I was so excited at my weigh in this morning to see your gorgeous face on the cover of the WW Weekly!!! "Hey I know her! She is my inspiration!!" I told the receptionist.

    Congrats on a beautiful cover, thank you for insipring me the past few years. I've fallen off the WW Wagon but read your blog often and finally just rejoind. I am a repeat offerder but you inspire me to get to my goal and stay there this time.

    PhatSexyBitch

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  35. That is so awesome! Now I have double the reason to get to my meeting on Thursday!

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  36. Way to go! I can't wait to get my copy at Saturday's meeting!

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  37. This is awesome! Many congrats!!

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  38. Oh man, that's so so cool !

    I wish I could get a copy of it in France !

    Way to go Sheryl, you rock !

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  39. Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy this week. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  40. So excited for you! I love your positive attitude and can think of no one better to represent that topic.

    I have a training class on Friday so I was planning to miss my meeting, but now I'm going to sneak over there on Wednesday just so I can get a copy of the Weekly!

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  41. Awesome! Congrats on making the cover! :D

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  42. Congratulations! You are the reason I joined WW in the first place. I'm down 13.8lbs since joining 6 weeks ago. Just went to my first meeting last week (hid in the back). Just decided (after seeing the cover) that I will go to another meeting this week. Thanks...you are an inspiration to soooo many people.

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  43. I am so happy for you girl! I've told so many people at my weekly meeting about you and your blog and how you have inspired me. You look great in the pic as well.

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  44. Lurker coming out of hiding to say I thought it was way cool! When I saw it at yesterday's meeting, I immediately told hubby that you're the one "who rides her bike everywhere in NYC with high heeled shoes!" :)

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  45. Congratulations! Can't wait for my meeting tomorrow so I can say, "Hey! I know that chick! She's AWESOME!"

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  46. You said it yourself.... Back in 2007, YOU miss from campaign http://www.sherylyvette.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=42

    Congrats!!

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    1. OMG! I forgot about that post! You're right! Wow, thank you for that. Incredible!

      http://www.sherylyvette.com/2007/12/weight-watchers-new-ad-campaign.html

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  47. That's wonderful! I don't remember anymore how I found my way to your blog, but I agree that you have a VERY positive presence, and I look forward to getting my weekly at my Friday meeting!

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  48. Amy from VAMarch 12, 2012

    That is just absolutely gob-stopping fan-tabulous!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  49. Hooray, Cover Girl!

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  50. Congrats!
    You look gorgeous on that Weekly. I'm going to get mine today - can't wait!!!

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  51. Congratulations! You look fabulous!!!

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  52. I am so very happy for you! Congratulations!

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  53. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you. :)

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  54. I was so excited to go to my meeting tonight and get the book with your picture on it. Making it even more exciting was the fact that I met Trixie! She weighs me in every week!!!!! :) We took a picture together! LOVE her! I'm so inspired by the success you have both worked so hard to achieve! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Jen! Trixie put the pic on Facebook and tweeted it to me too. Thank you so much, I love hearing stuff like that. She IS great and I adore her too. :)

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  55. Awww....Thank you, ladies!

    Sheryl, I'm so proud of you! I love telling the members about your blog and how inspiring you have been to me and so many others!

    Jen- I'm so excited to follow along with your journey and I can't wait to welcome you to our Success Story/Lifetime Member club!

    I'm so lucky to know both of you!

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  56. I knew it was you last night when I saw the newsletter! I said to my leader "I think I know her...Oh!, I read her blog!"
    Congrats!

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  57. I geeked out in my meeting today, when I saw your picture. I told the lady weighing my in that I followed your blog and you have a wonderful success story.

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  58. I have been following your blog for quite some time. You are such an inspiration. (Sorry I am terrible about comments) I am SO happy for you with all the you have achieved...and now look - on the Weekly- that is awesome!

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  59. Welp, I was planning on skipping the meeting this week (been having a bad week, way off track, didn't want to weigh in, etc...), but now I'm psyched to go! Thanks!

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  60. I'm going to weigh in tomorrow just so I can get one! Hopefully they have it here in Canada!

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    1. I got my Weekly at my weigh-in this morning and you are on the cover here in Canada too!

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  61. Congrats! I normally toss out my weekly handout, but I'm keeping this one to pull out when I'm have a bad week. You are such an inspiration!

    P.S. Your post on the WW blog has also inspired me to add more stair workouts to my routine. Never considered that before.

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