Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mentor Week 1

I had my first WW mentoring meeting last night. I have to admit I was a bit worried about how I would be accepted. I think that many people that still have weight to lose or who have yo-yoed back and forth so many times don’t actually believe that I once was in their shoes. Well honestly, I’m still in there shoes. Once this level of fitness is reached one can’t just stop and say okay I’m done. We have to keep living the life.

It is kinda sad how many people are desperate to be fit and healthy and most of the issues that I see don’t come from food they come from a lack of self-worth and confidence. How do people get so messed up thinking that they aren’t worth it? They would give their eye’s tooth for anyone else but they can’t take ½ hour each week for themselves.

I met several nice people and many of them asked if I was going to be their full time leader. I don’t know that this will be my final location but while I’m there I will be helping them as much as I can. I’m excited to help people get on this high that I’m on.

One particular lady said that she felt so ashamed that she had lost 44 lbs and gained back 23 and she said she just was feeling like she should give up. I told her please don’t give up and to think of how many other parts of her as a person are wonderful. She had lovely blue, steal grey eyes and I told her so. I don’t think she even knew that herself. I hope she takes that home with her this week and thinks about it. I’ll be certain to be checking in with her next week.


gingersfit said...

Congrats on finishing up the leader training! I'm sure when you started this journey, you never thought you'd make it to this end. Or, that you hoped you would make it but really didn't want to hope too hard because you might end up disappointed.

Wasn't it Oprah that said "It's not what you're eating, it's what's eating you!"? Our negative self-talk and critical inner voice are the things that keep us from achieving our goals. It's something I have to remind myself of every day!

Thanks for sharing your journey -- with us and the lucky people in your meetings.

Dawn said...

Kathleen, I am just getting around to reading your blog. I love it. So true. It is sad the people that don't think they can achieve a healthy lifestyle simply b/c they think they are not worth it. The lack of self confidence is so very sad. I was once there also and when I look back I am sad that I felt that way about myself. So thankful that I am out of that now and I believe I can look however I want to look given time and dedication and commitment.