This weekend, we had a massive influx of members at Weight Watchers. A few of our meetings had 12-15 new members along with the 50-60 that already are members. It was an exciting weekend, and I'm sure it will lighten up as the weeks go though.
I stayed home yesterday while the rest of the family headed to Grandpa's house to wish him a happy birthday. I know, it was selfish, but I wanted to watch the Packer game in peace and on my big TV. If the kids had been around, they would have been subject to some language that they should not be hearing.
Before watching the big game, I headed to the grocery store. We were totally out of milk, eggs, bread and a few other essentials that make life happier, like yogurt and coffee cream. Well, after gathering all my groceries and heading to the checkout, I spotted a familiar face at the checkout. One of my favorite WW members was manning the checkout. I noticed right away that she had put on some weight. This member, had been a longtime member, dating back to the time I was a loser. We sat next to each other and I joined her on walks once in a while as she lives on my street. If I spotted her, or if she spotted me, we'd head out together. She was a walker fanatic! In December of '09, she walked a marathon, but hasn't been at Weight Watchers since. I haven't seen her walking and I haven't seen her at a meeting either. I hate spotting WW members at the grocery store as I know they are looking in my cart. I totally did not have the best choices in my cart, including a snack pack of trail mix, 3 packs of pop tarts and chips. I did have the "good" stuff too, but I know they look at the "bad" stuff.
We talked as she scanned everything in my cart and saddly admitted that she has not walked since her marathon, and has gained 40 pounds back. She has needed to go out and buy all new clothes as she had done the right thing and gotten rid of all her bigger clothes. I felt for her, but I know how easy it is to pack on the pounds. If I were not exercising daily, I know I'd probably be right back where I started. She said she'd be in to a meeting this weekend, so I'll be waiting for her.
Hoping for a good week, we're getting some snow here today. Actually may be enough to snowblow for once. We haven't had much at all yet this season, not even a foot yet and it's all been 1 or 2 inches at a time.