Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I have to wonder.
See, I started weight watchers on 6/15 of this year, and I really "clicked" with the leader I started with. She had/has a straightforward, no nonsense (no bulls*it) attitude that I liked. But I guess she was a victim of her own success...she had so many members who were lifetime (read NOT paying) that corporate moved her to some other centers and gave our meeting (Tues morning) to a new leader.
Today was her first meeting with us. So number one the biggest strike against her was she is NOT Kathy (the leader I clicked with). She has kids similar in age to mine (hers are 9 and 6yrs old to my 9 and 4 years old)..... and she seems very caring and enthusiastic.
But I don't know if she can relate to some of us in the meeting (well, me for sure, but probably others too.) She lost 25 lbs to make lifetime..and has kept that off for 2 years. #$%# I am close to losing 20 now and that's a drop in the bucket with what I have left to do..ya know?
Now does that mean I think she doesn't have anything to offer? No.. like I said, she does seem enthusiastic and caring.
Maybe part of it is pure envy. If I had taken care of things when I had "only" 25 lbs to lose, how much better it would have been. *SIGHS*
I don't know.. is it prejudice to think she might not understand the challenges facing someone with 100+ lbs to lose? I mean..she might. I don't know. Do I really think 100 lbs or better is HARDER than her 25? In some ways..yeah... I guess I do. But that doesn't negate the value of her journey.
I'm not really sure where I'm going with this entry... lol..