With regards to doing the WW meetings, last week I only did the intro. I introduced myself and gave out the celebration stickers then turned the meeting over to my mentor.
This week she stayed in the reception area. I called her up on one question, but other than that she let me do the meeting. A couple of points to note:
- I have to learn to engage the group more. They aren't so eager to respond to questions.
- I need to have a sense of humour and joke with them more. It doesn't matter if they like me - it's me liking them that is important.
- We have a lot of new members, but that doesn't mean they're new to WW or dieting. They have history, so feed on that.
- I really need to learn who the talkers are. That will help in the coming weeks.
I prepared a 2-page presentation. It did take me the whole 30 minutes, but I'd like to get it down to a page or two of points. I'll get the flow down in a couple of weeks.
My mentor is there again next week and then I am solo. Meanwhile, I've been asked to cover for MY leader tonight. In front of MY meeting members. Am I up for it? I think so. I have a couple of things in my favour. First, I've already given this meeting once and second, I know who the talkers are.
Tomorrow night I am meeting with my 'life coach' partner. We're not really life coaches, but she keeps me focused and helps me with my goals. Then it's off to Dance class. It's been a busy week.
PS, I ordered a new suite and a dress. The dress is going back. I also bought 3 'new' dresses at a 2nd hand shop last week; although at least 1 will have to be packed in the next couple of weeks with my other summer stuff. I LOVE retail therapy:)