Take me to your leader

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I went to a different WW meeting than I usually go to and can I tell ya – WOW!! What a difference!! At my usual location, the leader* is nice- she is in her mid 60’s and kinda funny in an “I’m trying really hard to be funny” kind of way. The room where the meeting is held is very large and there are usually only about 15 people there and everyone sits in the back. No one feels very comfortable talking so it’s usually quiet. Not very motivating to say the least. And there is one receptionist who is…well… she’s just plain weird! I don’t know how else to put it. She is one odd duck. Plus, Tuesdays are hard days for me to go because my son plays baseball EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS, *sigh*, so I don’t always make it to the meeting, or if I do, it is because I have to move heaven and earth to get there. So I decided to try a meeting in a nearby town (I live right in between two smallish towns) that is only 10 minutes away from my house.

 

LOVE. IT.

The leader, can I just take a minute to tell you how awesome she is??? She is in her late 40’s, tall, long dark hair with a style that I covet, and totally cool! Think Cher, but in a good way. She had on these very cool wedge heels and lots of silver bangle bracelets and glasses that made her look smart yet aloof. She was very laid back, but really into what everyone had to say. Very engaging. I think I may have just the slightest hint of a girl crush on her!

The members of the meeting were very chatty and offered suggestions and it made the class that much more interesting. There was one overbearing, obnoxious woman who had to comment loudly about everything, but there’s always one, isn’t there?! Other than that I really enjoyed the meeting and will definitely be making this my permanent meeting location. I left there feeling motivated and ready to put all my effort into it. Such a good feeling!

As far as weigh in, well I think we all know how that turned out. I gained 2 pounds, but I totally expected it, so I’m just going to go into denial about it and pretend it never happened. I’ll lose 3 pounds this week and be back on track – you watch me!

Hope everyone has a good day!

* I hate using the term “leader” – it makes me think I’m in a cult or girl scouts or something. But that’s the lingo, so I guess I’ll have to get used to it!

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6 thoughts on “Take me to your leader

  1. Cool! WW meetings can be brutal when the leader sucks. Sounds like this is the one for you. I bet she’ll be a great source of support. Good attituded about the gain. There’s always this week to make a difference!

  2. I am so happy you found a great WW leader! I know you will be successful this week and lose those pesky 3 pounds!

    The son has his last practice tonight and last ballgame tomorrow night before the playoffs begin. Their team wasn’t the greatest, so I suspect it will be a short tournament for them.

  3. Great attitude and yes..there ALWAYS is that ONE OBNOXIUS ONE WHO HAS TO COMMENT!!!! LOLOLOLOL! Glad you found a group /leader you like and that is motivating! Very important! Cult-LOL!

  4. debby

    Very funny post, Jill. So fun to have such a good leader! Mine is as you describe your older leader, but at least she really gets a good conversation going.

  5. I think a good WW leader makes all the difference! My neighborhood gals and I used to drive to a meeting that was farther from our houses, just because the leader was so great there!

    I’d love to get back in to the WW scene…..I just cant find a way to make it work just yet. So I follow my points on my own, and so far, so good.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. I just happened upon your page. I have been going to weight watchers since April 1st of last year and have lost almost 70 pounds. I still have about 130 pounds to go. My leader is awesome. She is funny, gets everyone talking, gets everyone motivated, she’s the bomb. I went to weight watchers about 3 or 4 years ago and had a different leader and only lasted a couple of months. She didn’t let anyone talk and she herself talked in a monotone sort of voice. I almost fell asleep. I actually want to become a leader myself when I reach my goal. I am disabled but I could do that from a wheel chair. Plus I love to talk and have a good sense of humor. I just have to lose 130 pounds first.

    I like your blog. I’ll be back.

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