{Weight Watchers provided me with 6 months membership to their Weight Watchers Unlimited program for editorial consideration as per my disclosure policy}

I was nervous before I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. I had visions of walking in the door, being stripped back to my crop top and leggings and being weighed in front of the room. The spotlight would be on me and I would break down under the pressure of the situation. Crying in public. Big ugly crying. Apparently my imagination thought this was an episode of the biggest loser. To be honest, I was a little bit keen about the crop top bit, I finally found some I like and I look HOT in them. But anyway, moving on.

Even after I did arrive I imaged the lovely lady whose task it was to weigh me in would at any stage call out my name and weight across the room to another willing and able volunteer {Are they volunteers or paid??}. Something like Marg, write this down would you, Melissa W. H. weighs in at {insert large number here}, can you write that down love. Cue embarrassment and much oohing and ahing over my rather substantial weight. I would shrink into the corner, rocking quietly saying to myself, I am not a number.  I am NOT a number…

Best of all it turns out that the meeting themselves weren’t anything like I imagined they would be either. No standing in my place, introducing myself with something along the lines of Hi, I’m Melissa and I love full fat milk and too much butter on fresh bread. I imagined being requested to open up about my feelings and share my journey in excruciating detail. Perhaps, even, while wearing a big sign on my chest that had my weight, height and daily ProPoints allowance on it. Turns out, it’s just a bunch of chatting about what works and what doesn’t around a theme. Easy peasy.

Fortunately none of this happened. And now I’ve been to two meetings. I waited to report this to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. So rest assured my fellow over imaginers, there is nothing but discretion and lovely smiley people at these meetings. Phew. Now my mind can get back to imagining the many and varied ways the world could end by Friday. Thank goodness!

 Week one done and dusted. 
2.7kg lost. 

  • Joolzmac

    That is a healthy loss, well done, you! I am part of a WW group in our town so we are volunteers but not sure of WW Australia how that works. Can you share some of your food ideas?

    • Thank you! I do think it’s the same here, with volunteers.

      Hang in there with the food idea, I’ll see how I go. I do post pics to the Facebook and Instagram feed sometimes. Might work as inspiration.

  • Lauren

    Congratulations!!!!!!! That is AWESOME!!

    …and I was so the same. Totally convinced I’d have to share everything AND share my daily PP values! Each week I watch the lady weighing me in for some snide expression when i’ve lost very little or gained a little. But never, they’re just lovely. I’m the one with that issue! ha! I’m glad you’ve found a good meeting! and I’ll stop gushing now. but goodness, uber happy for you friend!

    • Thank you Lauren! LOVING the excitement for me. You rock. And you are so right about the volunteers. They’re pretty amazing people.

  • Oh wow, well done! Lol at your idea of it being like the Biggest Loser. Keep up the great work!

  • Congrats to you again my friend! Such an awesome result! I have been so impressed with the discretion and friendliness of the WW meetings! It’s such a sensitive subject for so many people and it’s so reassuring that they treat it that way!

  • Awesome result already Melissa! 🙂

  • whiningattheworld

    Well done, you. And congratulations to attending the meetings despite your very vivid imaginings of how they would go.

    • Thanks E. I know right! I was so worried when I walked about about what awaited me. Ha.

  • river

    2.7kg! Well done. I need to make more effort, I really do. I’ve started by getting off the bus 5 stops earlier and walking the whole length of a main street to another bus stop to wait for my bus home.

    • Thanks River! I think walking 5 extra stops is a step in the right direction, for sure.