Thursday, October 15, 2009

I am so over my WW leader

I'm back from my trip to Perth & didn't weigh for 2 weeks. I finally bit the bullet this week & weighed in with a .6 gain. That's OK. However, our meeting on Wednesday was the most bizarre thing I've seen and I am so over this leader.

Our leader is reasonably new to our meeting. From the beginning she's been a rule stickler and the meeting has been fairly boring. We don't get much of a chance to interact - she always cuts people off. She lost me fairly early on in the piece when she said that she'd lost her 14kg & had never had a gain! Eye roll. How the heck could she ever know how people like me (with more than 30kg to lose) feel? Never had a gain? Crap. What a crock. Anyway, this week we had the new area manager & some other woman there. Then 2 other leaders came in & joined in on the meeting. They all knew each other but didn't sit together. Did they really expect us to think they were 'normal' members? But the biggest crock of all was our leader who was all sweetness & light & really played to them. I couldn't really work out what was going on. Usually when the area manager comes to the meeting, they sit up the back, don't contribute & take notes. This didn't happen here. The whole meeting was a complete waste of time for me. But then I'm finding that is happening a lot for me. I'm ready to find another meeting. Or do I really need a meeting at all? Maybe I should just leave WW altogether.

I'm not over losing weight. I'm still motivated. I just got myself together today to start over after pizza last  night LOL. But obviously it wasn't the meeting that helped me do that. So do I really need it?

1 comment:

  1. Alison, that's really a bummer. And I agree, why pay if you're not getting anything out of the meeting at all. I live in the country and there isn't really a meeting to suit me, but if I were you, I definitely would try another meeting if I could. I do online and I love it! When I signed up I never expected to get so much out of it. Ive been doing this for over a year and I don't rely on the message boards as much as I used to, but I religiously use the tracker and love all the recipes, which I often cook. Nowadays I get more inspiration from fellow bloggers (although I've been a bad blogger lately), than the message boards, but whenever I have a question, some kind soul usually answers on the boards. And I'm addicted to my weight tracker graph. It's a bit tragic, but I often gaze at it and find it very motivating. For me I would be worried about leaving ww altogether because there are often posts from people who thought they'd try going it alone on the message boards and they've come back having gained much of their lost weight back. Not to say that would happen to you of course. Anyway, maybe this will help you.

    BTW I think it's great that you went away to Perth and only gained .6!! That will be gone again in no time!

    Keep up the good work