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Dear Weight Watchers....

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Going to my Tuesday meeting this week was bittersweet. It was the last meeting a fellow member was to attend. I was relieved when she did show up with coffees in hand! I told her that I was so glad she came as she handed me my cup of joe.

Jodie started almost the same time I did. She is now a life time member and is training to become a leader.

Funny.....if you were to tell her this when she first joined....she probably would have asked you what kind of drugs you were on. Jodie joined with a friend that asked her too. Her friend is a cancer survivor and wanted a friend to come to the meetings with her. Jodie obliged. Good friends do that.

As the months passed.....her friend made lifetime. Jodie had not......she was sort of liking weight watchers, but still not for her. She still didn't quit.

In time, Jodie started following the program......and would shared her sense of humor on the program with tidbits and suggestions.

I will never forget when she confessed how she portioned out her potato chips for snacks. Yes, she did measure the portion, but she always took out ONE EXTRA chip for good measure. I laughed out loud. I did.

One could say it was out of spite.......like I will show you! LOL!.........

but........bottom line, it is a BRILLIANT trick in retrospect.

I too now do that. I have found, when my portion is gone, I don't go back for more. I had my serving....with ONE extra bite........and .......I am satisfied....like I got away with something....and yet...didn't.


Jodie .......starts training now to become a leader. I saw something in her.......that wasn't there before.......Fulfilment......a
nd deep joy that comes from the inside. I knew she felt some apprehension when she said that she hoped that she could do our leader Sherry proud. She hoped she could be like her.

I gave her the best advice I could.......be yourself....and Sherry is already proud. She shook her head yes and that sunk in.

I told her I was proud of her.....and I am. She told me that I needed to get to goal and lifetime and would love for me to join her. That made me feel........sad....for.....I shall miss her. Funny, we are not friends.....but ....we have come to know each other at the meetings with small talk. We always support one another......members tend to do that.

I already feel a void for Tuesday, but realize....that weight watchers and other members are going to be the lucky ones.

See........Jodie is special......more so than most..........

SHE CHOSE.........she did NOT yield to weight watchers. She has embraced it and I see the determination....the caring she posses to go forward. Her sense of humor along with her ethics will make the program/meetings.....informati
ve....and fun.

I toast you my weight watchers buddy.

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  • AMARILYNH
    Are you SURE you aren't friends? You sure sound like a friend I'D like to have!! What an awesome tribute!!
    2744 days ago
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  • KARENE10
    What a great blog! You seem like such a wonderful person.
    2753 days ago
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  • MABELL1WFTX
    Could Jodie possibly come to Texas, particularly ? We certainly need her. We have several lifetimers in our group, but none interested in being leaders and several would be great ones. It is so great that Jodie recognizes her potiental and is willing to share her success with others. That will bring a lot of satisfaction to so many people. Many kudos to her and I know you will miss your friend but will see her many more times in the future.
    2757 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    Always enjoy (and look forward) to your blogs.
    Each and every time they do give me some "Food for thought". The best kind of food there is....
    Keep on Blogging.!
    2759 days ago
  • LIVELAUFLUV
    Thanks for sharing this!!!!!!
    2759 days ago
  • JENNYD97
    It is cool that you wrote this today, I have been "doing" weight watchers for 7 years and have never had any reach goal in a meeting I have attended...until today. Granted she "only" needed to lose 15lbs but i have seen people not make goal having to lose the last 10 or 20 and they just give up. I have been doing some searching of late and today I have decided that even though it is taking much longer than I expected this is where I belong.
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  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Hmmmm only one more chip...then stop. Never thought about that. I always do one more chip and one more and one more and forget to stop!
    2759 days ago
  • WATERWEEZE
    I so treasure being able to read your blogs!!

    You gave her such a wonderful tribute with this and I'm sure you too will follow in her footsteps!!!
    2759 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Glad she has the opportunity to something great!
    2759 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    I have made many wonderful friends at ww as well. I have not gone back because I just can not wrap myself around the plan right now. I have to much stress and other things going on in my life. I hope once we get moved my life settles down and I can focus on me again. thanks for sharing you blogs mary love reading them.
    2759 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    There are always those people who come into your life Mary and leave a hole when they move onwards to bigger and better places~~ your Jodie sounds like one of those special people!
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