A letter to a WW member

Dear Weight Watcher member – past, present and future:

The first thing I am going to say to you is this: Always remember, I am first and foremost a Weight Watchers member…just like you. Just because I happen to stand in front of you during the meeting, doesn’t mean I am not one of you. I am. I stand beside you, really. I am not above you. We are all in this journey together. I am human, too. I have struggles. I have good days. I have not-so-good days.  I am not perfect.

AND…I don’t expect you to be. No one is.

With that in mind, I would like you to remember another thing. I don’t judge. I don’t/won’t criticize your choices. Yes, we are in this journey together, but you make your own choices. And, I will never judge any choice you make. Ever. Period.

With that in mind, I would like to bring up ONE more thing. When I see you out and about in the communities we live and work in, please – PLEASE – don’t be embarrassed to talk to me. If you haven’t attended a meeting, that’s okay. It’s your choice. If Weight Watchers didn’t work for you and you dropped out, that is okay. It’s your choice. Everyone has to find what works for them. Please don’t feel like you have to justify your choice to me. I understand. And please don’t feel like you have to justify what you are doing/eating/drinking or whatever. Please don’t hide from me. Please don’t feel like you have to cover your cart in the grocery store. Please don’t feel like you have to justify eating French fries at a fast food joint or justify eating pizza at a pizzeria. Just be you. Eat what you want. Do what you want.

Just please – PLEASE – don’t feel like I am judging you or your choices.

I. Am. Not. Period. And I never will.

With that in mind, I also then ask of you…don’t judge me or my choices. Again, I am a WW member first and foremost. Just because I work for Weight Watchers doesn’t mean I am perfect or that every choice I make is a healthy one. As many of you know, I try to be as real as possible. Leaders are just members who decided to kick it up a notch and try to help others out.

You are you. I am me. What works for me may not work for you. What works for you may not work for me.

I really just want to be me. And I really just want you to be you. When we see each other outside of the meeting room, just remember that. I am just a member, too. I am not judging you. You don’t have to be embarrassed or feel like you have to justify anything. You don’t. I don’t judge. Period.

Lastly, if you are struggling and need to talk to me or the others who I work with. PLEASE DO. That is our job. Our job is to help you. To guide you. To get you through those struggles. To get you on your path to a healthier and happier you. Lean on us. Talk with us. Share with us. We are here to help. That’s all.

I believe in each and every one of you. Whatever your journey is. Yes, even if it’s not Weight Watchers.

Take care and know that you got this. You can do it. Believe in yourself. Why? Because I believe in you!

All my love,

Celeste

WW member AND yes, your leader

 

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6 thoughts on “A letter to a WW member

  1. Weight loss is a struggle am looking for the local chapter, to begin again. Health issues keep throwing up perceived roadblocks, know I need help to win this struggle. Surgeries need to be scheduled (knee replacement, neck fusion, shoulder), but I know to have a better recovery, I must loose weight! Reaching out for help, can you guide me to membership and the help I need?

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    1. Hello! Yes. If you live in the Alexandria area, the meetings are held at the Holiday Inn in Isabelle’s meeting room. The meetings are on Wednesdays. There are four meetings – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The doors open 30 minutes prior to each meeting time. Anyone can come and check out a meeting for free and see if it’s a good fit for them. If you don’t live in the Alexandria area, then all you have to do is go to the Weight Watchers website and click on the “find a meeting” icon in the upper right hand side. Put in your zip code and meetings in your area will show up. If you want to know more, just send me an email at celbeam@gmail.com. I am happy to help as much as I can.

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  2. That a girl! Eat that whole bag, then I’ll feel better. That is such a good article, Celeste, and it sounds just like the Celeste we know. You r truly a great friend, and I love your honesty.

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