by | Aug 23, 2005 | Uncategorized

This post is not about knitting. This post is about all sorts of other stuff. Mostly “heavy” life stuff (please forgive the pun).

Last night I was bemoaning the fact that I don’t really have friends here. And there are some of the man’s old friends who we don’t really see and I think it’s my fault cause they don’t like me. Or that could just be insecurity raising it’s ugly head.

So I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to Weight Watcher meetings. Hoping to have that extra push to lose weight and to maybe meet some nice people in the same boat. That cheesy new commercial they had got to me.

But here’s the idea. What if going to Weight Watchers was not about just losing weight? What if it was career training? I’m a teacher by nature. I didn’t finish my teaching degree, but I did end up being a technical trainer at my old job. And I was awesome at it. I’m also quite a good Sunday School teacher if I do say so myself. I am a teacher.

So going to Weight Watchers every week could be career training of a sorts. All of their meeting leaders/teachers are folks who have worked the program. I could be an awesome leader. And to expand on the concept, if I want to make more money, I could get a personal training certification, or learn how to teach aerobic classes or some such. Yes, I’m horribly out of shape now, but getting into shape would be my career training for that.

And if you’re fat and out of shape, who’s is gonna motivate you? Someone born skinny with a six-pack? Or someone who’s been there and done that and come out the other side healthy and strong?

For the first time in a long time I feel like I have a purpose.


  1. Jennifer

    Good for you!

  2. Diana

    I think it’s great to have aspirations of being a WW leader. Have you ever thought about going back to school and finishing your teaching degree?

  3. karyn

    sounds like an awesome idea! and some day when we’re a little more moved in we can have a knit date. my place or yours. either way is fine. i miss having someone to knit with!


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