Sort of offended at 5k

Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday was the Heart Walk. Its one of my favorite 5ks because of all the free crap they give away. Well this year the Heart Walk was sponsored by jenny craig. I walked past a Jenny Craig booth that had 30 women waiting in line signing up for info..etc. Well out of the blue a Jenny Craig representative started to yell at me to get my attention. She told me to come talk to her, so I was like sure. She asked me if I ever thought of going on their program. I told her no because I cant afford stuff like that, then she leaned over and whispered in my ear that they would be willing to work with me. Then she started to get real loud saying how the program would help me..etc. It was like I became a part of a commercial. I'm not really offended. I'm more bothered to be singled out like that for them to get more people interested in the program. I wanted to tell her my story about how I use to weigh 430lbs and that I lost 150lbs with out any of those fancy programs. Thats my blog/rant of the day!

I have a list of things to do today. Play with my babies (chickens), clean the porch, clean my bedroom, wash clothes..etc.

Have a great day!
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    I don't understand why you didn't tell her exactly that.

    I would have.
    2186 days ago
    Dont let no one get to you! If your anything like I am in that way lol it really dont help!!!! Just keep up the good work! Proud of you!
    2192 days ago
    That just lets you know their motivations. A teacher of mine used to use the acronym TJWYM to describe many of the weight loss gimmicks/books/supplements/tricks available. It stands for They Just Want Your Money. In this plight to get our money it only makes sense that these companies would employ aggressive salespeople, the product isn't going to sell itself because it's not worth what they're demanding for it. These salespeople have no qualms about being rude, loud or offensive as long it results in another "sale." Local sparkteams should start showing up as a unit to events like these to show people an alternative to these gimmicky, high-priced, one size fits all "solutions." I think it abhorrent that anyone would try to promote a product by shaming someone, calling them out and "getting loud" with them... the nerve of some people.
    2193 days ago
    Spark People is what most of us need to to get healthier--not some cardboard program that is suppose to work for anyone and everyone. Sorry it heappened, people are so insensitive sometimes. emoticon
    2193 days ago
    There is just no fathoming the depth of idiocy of some people. I applaud your being able to restrain yourself.
    2193 days ago
    People like her DESERVE to be told that their assumptions are totally wrong. And with a voice just as loud as what she was using. Too bad you didn't have any SP cards to hand out to those other women in line!
    2194 days ago
    Some people only think a gimmick will work and spend a fortune on it
    2194 days ago
    emoticon on your loss. emoticon
    2194 days ago
  • SANDY1969
    yeah I wish you'd shared how you did it without her program. What burns my butt is watching Marie Osmond endorsing Nutrisystems (that's it right?) When she lost the weight starving herself on Dancing with the stars and working out. Does anyone recall her FAINTING live on TV? I do. Then saying (because she's getting g piad for it) that she lost 50 pounds on that program? PUH LEASE!

    You just keep doing it your way, you're having way more fun I bet, and feel way more satisfied about your journey!
    2194 days ago
    You know this is a lesson people should learn. I had to teach myself it a couple of years ago. When I first started getting healthy and losing weight, I would see other overweight folks and think "Oh man, I wish I could help them." Then one day I had to realize, what if that person was already on their journey? What if they had already lost 75lbs from 400 or they were 50lbs into a 150lb loss? How did I know what they were doing? If someone had looked at me, still 270lbs, they wouldn't think "Oh that girl just ran a 5k last week" or "Oh she must be 50lbs down", they would merely see me as another fat girl in the crowd. We can't judge where someone is in their lifestyle journey; they may be on their way up or on their way down, you never know.
    2194 days ago
    I wish you HAD told her, and shouted it really loudly. Serve her right for the product being shown up-HOW RUDE!
    2194 days ago
  • JET150
    I would be really annoyed too!
    2194 days ago
    Good for you, for having more class than her, and even better for your success.
    2194 days ago
    You were right, in my opinion, to feel offended. Her behavior was, at best, rude
    2194 days ago
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