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Sparking People At Weight Watchers Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Already my list of "What To Do When You're Discouraged" has come in handy. I was surprised that it wasn't used for me but for someone else. When we were discussing things that we've done for ourselves, last week at my Weight Watcher's meeting, I mentioned that I had a discouraging day and that I made myself a list of things that I could do to get through it. A very nice woman sitting a few seats from me asked if I would print off a copy for her. She said that she was getting discouraged and sometimes felt like, "What's the use, I'm not getting anywhere." The Weight Watchers leader said that she'd like to have a copy too. I was delighted at the prospect of helping!

Yesterday, was my weigh in day. I remembered to take two copies of my "What To Do When You're Discouraged" blog to the meeting. Our leader read it and told me with a smile that a lot of the items on the list looked familiar. I laughed because between Spark People and Weight Watchers, I've gotten some great ideas. I said as much to the leader and she said, "See, it's working!" She was so right! When I gave a copy of the blog to the woman who was discouraged, you would have thought that I'd given her the key to the city. She was so grateful that I was embarrassed. You never know when you can spread the "Spark" to another person.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLENDERELLA61 9/26/2013 6:27PM

    Very kind and generous, Cyndi! It is great to use your experiences and your knowledge to help someone else. Good going!!

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L*I*T*A* 9/26/2013 2:12PM

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DONNABRIGHT 9/26/2013 8:30AM

    Sometimes little things make such a difference.

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NELLJONES 9/26/2013 8:26AM

    In the 12 Step programs we are told that when you can't get past yourself, reach out and help another person. When you help that person, you are also helping yourself.

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AMANDAJCD 9/26/2013 8:16AM

    It's good to know your work is helping others :) Well done!

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/26/2013 7:52AM

  Helping others does feel great! emoticon

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