Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show Me Thursday #19

Have I got a Show Me Thursday for you all this evening. In January of 2003, I became a member of Weight Watchers. In July of that same year after making Lifetime, I discovered and became a member of the WeightWatchers boards. I found a group on there called the 10K Posse, a group that wears a pedometer and strives to get 10000 steps a day. They're the ones that gave me the nickname Taz, short for the Tasmanian Devil, to whom they often compare me.

In the Spring of 2004, two of the members came to visit me for a few days at our camp house, prior to the three of us travelling to meet some other WeightWatchers at a gathering in Raleigh, NC. One of them is a self-proclaimed non-cook, so she was amazed to see how easy it was to fix some WeightWatchers friendly recipes that actually taste wonderful. We also spent time on nature walks. In 2004, two more joined us and Camp Taz was born. All members of the 10K Posse are invited(there's not an axe murderer among us). We're all now in our late 50s and our 60s. We now do two camps a year, spring and fall, and it lasts from Wednesday through the following Tuesday. We hike, kayak, play Wii, do yoga, watch videos and do a whole bunch of talking and laughing(and laughing and laughing). We also eat some phenomenally delicious foods. These are pictures from this year's CT(Camp Taz) that ended this morning. It was a smaller crew than usual, but it was a fabulous camp. The picture above is how I love to start a day. Out on the water in a kayak with a LARGE Caramel Skinny Latte. I think my hat is going to require some elastic to keep it off of my ears. The picture above is a pic of the Sunday kayaking trip down Catalpa Creek into Tibbee Creek to the boat ramp at the Bluff(location of the family camp houses). This is our long run, about 4 miles. The woman on the far right is our newbie and is the neighbor of one of the regulars. She's just turned 40, has a 12 year old, a 3 year old and a 22 month old. She left them with her DH, and came for some girl time. Needless to say, she had a fantastic time. These campers are from Colorado, California and Alabama. Our photographer who doesn't kayak is from TX. Camp has become a Mastercard Weekend. The biggest expense is getting here. The rest, cost wise is ridiculously low, but the fellowship and support is PRICELESS. It's good to be home, and I'm looking forward to getting some crafting time in.


  1. WOW! This looks like an AMAZING time Shirley! Oh, to be a fly on the wall while you all were together. I have to admit. . . .I'm envious! It's so nice that you all are able to do this. It would be nice if a lot more people could get together and do this too!!!
    Thanks for showing the pics this week. Looks like it was a BIG slumber party!!!!

  2. That looks lika a fabulous time Shirley! ~jeni :)

  3. Well, being the "worst" photographer from TX, I can assure you, we had a FAB U LOUS time! Taz has never met a stranger, and every single one of us, feels like she is our BEST friend!


  4. This is my type of canoeing. A big ole' cup of Starbucks in my hand! Lovin your style Shirley. Glad to hear you had so much fun!

  5. Oh, this is perfect. Thanks for sharing your fun!!! Glad we have you back though, it just isn't the same without you!!