My Bad Ass Friend

December 14, 2016

When I first met Antonia and found out a few things about her, I was like Holy Sh*t! This woman is a real bad ass!

Have I told you about her? I think that I have, but perhaps not by name. Antonia and I were hired on the same day by Weight Watchers and we have done most of our training together. We came home from Dallas just a few short days ago as trained Weight Watcher Leaders.

Antonia is pretty awesome. She is a retired air traffic controller and also retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) after serving 33 years in the Army National Guard. For 18 of those 33 years, she was a helicopter pilot. Pretty cool stuff, huh? I also know that she volunteers in the community and at her church. She’s also a HUGE Nebraska fan (and alumni) and likes to talk football. I just nod. When she was married to her second ex-husband, she went by Toni, and her last name was Truelove. Go ahead. Say it. I’ve heard her tell the story to complete strangers, so I know she will be fine with me sharing. She, like me, is a sharer. Her honesty is one of the things I love most about her.  

I asked her to give me just a few facts about herself for todays blog, and here is what she had to say (text).

Strongly believe that “life is good” and helping others makes it even better.

Mother of a beautiful 25 year old.

First generation American.

Content and happy

Motto –  “how will you know if you don’t try?”

Work-out/exercise just about every day.

Love my alone time.

Detail oriented, I make a “to-do” list every night.

A “to-do” list? What?? I knew I liked her!!

I think that I have this right. Antonia went to her first WW meeting almost one year ago, on Christmas Eve. Guess what? Antonia got her very own meeting and she will lead it for the first time on Christmas Eve at our Prairie Village location! Isn’t that a great story?? I love it! I am so happy that she has a regular meeting. If you are thinking about joining, or if you are a current member and you’d like to go visit, I know that she is going to be great! Did you know that you can attend as many WW meetings per week as you’d like? Yep, ya can! Go see her!

Oh, and she might be a bit of a goofball too. Another favorite trait.


Yesterday, Antonia and I were on our own at an At Work meeting. An At Work meeting is just that. A Weight Watcher team comes to your place of employment and holds a Weight Watcher meeting right there at work! How convenient is that? Yesterday, Antonia worked as a substitute for the regular Leader at that meeting, and I worked the meeting as the Receptionist. To think just a few short weeks ago we were making stupid faces at each other trying to maneuver through all of the At Work paperwork involved in an At Work meeting! Now were old pros! (Okay, we still have a lot to learn, but yesterday felt great to work as a team on our own.)

Okay, I’m done bragging on Antonia now.

Yesterday, I made it to Yoga. I ate two large meals but kept within my SmartPoints for the day and I drank a lot of water.

Good day.

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Brunch – 12 SP

Peppers and Onions, Chicken Sausage, Eggs and Avocado




Dinner – 18 SP

Turkey Burger (Cheese buried under there), smashed Avocado, two varieties of Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apple Slices.



Have a great day!

This is one of Antonia’s favorite quotes!



“love the life you live, live the life you love”


4 responses to My Bad Ass Friend

  1. December 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Right? If everyone were as wonderful as the three of us, the world would be a better place.


    I do NOT circle the most important thing on the list, but I do write it first and it is in all CAPS!!

    We are stupid.

  2. December 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    You are just the sweetest!!!

  3. OK, sold! I love Antonio too! It really is such a small world isn’t it? as I look at her list we ALL have so much in common, I believe more than what we have different about each other …Makes me wonder why all of us just can’t get along in this ole world, right? ๐Ÿ˜ And by the way, I want to make sure that you don’t love Antonio more than me because not only do I have a to do list, I have a to do BOOK neatly separated by dividers for different categories. Do you circle your most important things to do first? I do, ๐Ÿ˜œ and I get a lot of grief about it from my husband โ€“ he’s always making fun of me about that! By the way my husband is a helicopter pilot too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs. Ronda

  4. We all need great spirits like this in our lives.
    But I believe your good spirit draws them in.
    Sounds like you might be having some fun.