I was at church this morning and started thinking about the correlation between where we sit and our weight loss success. I know I really should be concentrating on the priest, but it's so nice to have that 1:1 time with yourself sometimes. Well anyway, I started thinking about the Weight Watcher meeting room and how there are 3 rows. It seems that those "prove-it-to-me" people sit in the back row. These are the people that are still not quite sure about whether the program will work or not. Ashamed to be there and distrusting. Prove to me that this program will work and I will move closer and start trusting more. This is exactly the spot that I have sat in and still continue to sit in. The back row is where those people that are not quite sure about it yet. Then there's the middle row. It seems the middle row is for those "know-it-all" people that have been in the meetings paying their dues for several years and complaining about not losing weight fast enough. They are comfortable in the meeting and know everyone and how much everyone has lost even if it's not their business. One of the reasons I sit in the back row is because I don't want to become one of these "know-it-alls." Oh, the front row! Does anyone sit in the front row? There are very few people that sit in the front row, but the ones that sit in the front row seem to be those "I'll-do-it-myself" people. These people don't want to have the support of other members and only listen to the leader. They seem to try to lose on their own more than listening to others.
So who are you? Are you a "prove-it-to me", a "know-it-all", or a "I'll-do-it-myself." My guess is that many of us are still in the "prove-it-to me" row even if we are in maintenance. I love the people in my row and won't be moving for a while.
Remember my contest! It ends on the 18th.