Saturday, March 21, 2009

I want to be a leader

I was down .04 lbs this week. I'm kind of frustrated with these miniscule gains and losses. I'm tracking, eating the right stuff, and am going to the gym religiously. Why can't I lose a normal amount of weight? I know I know, muscle mass. Everyone keeps telling me "muscle weighs more than fat, you know".

A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of bricks. The size of one pound of feathers in contrast to a pound of bricks is different, so essentially what I'm doing is just condensing my mass.

I'd really like to get out of the 80's. It's so close I can taste it. I'm just fed up of teetering around the same numbers. I'm going to try shaking up my diet this week to see if that will help.

On another note, this week's meeting was quite "interesting". The leader never showed up. Our regular leader has taken some time off and we've had a replacement for the last few weeks. The "weigh in" ladies did not know who the leader was supposed to be and were just as surprised as we were.

Instead of leaving, we made our own meeting and it was a lot more entertaining than the last few weeks with the replacement. I already knew what this weeks' topic would be from a friend of mine who goes to the Thursday night meeting so we just spoke about triggers, what to do when you don't have the tools that you need, and the best: what would you eat for the rest of your life if you could not eat anything else. The meeting actually ran a half hour longer just because of that topic alone.

One of the women there got pretty emotional when we finally realized that a leader would not be showing up. Her eyes welled up with tears and she said " You know, we all get up so early in the morning to come here and do something better for ourselves. We do this to improve our health, our general well-being, and we pay for this. We rely on this meetings to keep us going. I'm not concerned about being compensated for the lack of meeting, but am simply discouraged that I didn't have my weekly motivation".

Hopefully the meeting that we improvised helped. It made me realize all the more how it would be something I'd love to do once I reach goal. I would love to work for Weight Watchers part-time and help other people. That is definitely an added incentive to get there!


Ginger and Brent said...

I think it is disgraceful that the leader didn't show. Temporary or not, leading that meeting is her JOB! What would happen to you if you just didn't show up for work one day?

I think the way you guys turned it around and improvised your own meeting is terrific. Says a lot about the dedication of your group. With determination like that you will make it to your goal and I have no doubt that you would be a wonderful leader.

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cdblueberry said...

I think you'd be an awesome and very encouraging leader!

Jen said...

wtg on making your own meeting. I too think its horrible the leader didn't show up. I think that you all should have been given a free meeting coupon for that mistake.

skinnyfitkate said...

I can soooo relate to the slow weightloss. I'm sticking to my points but because I'm in training for the moonwalk (26,2 miles powerwalked at night!) I'm racking up around 30-35 points a week in exercise and I'm seeing a loss of about 1 lb every three weeks! So frustrating but I am getting smaller, so take heart. Every one says that I look a lot less than I am if you see what I mean! x

Anonymous said...

Hey you, I just wanted to send you a note that I joined WW this morning, and the whole time before I did, and while I was sitting there during the meeting, I was thinking of you. I have always been so proud of you and how far you have come, and you have inspired me to want the same. I am sick of trying to do this on my own, I know that I can't, I just wanted to say, to keep up your awesomeness, because it does help people!
Thanks ♥ ya!