I wanted to give an update to my situation about being somewhat unhappy with one of the meeting leaders. Mainly her lack of enthusiasm.
I've attended 5 meetings. I have gone on a Wednesday morning, two Thursday evenings and now two Saturday morning meetings. The difference between the leaders & how they conduct the meetings is varied. I would encourage any new member, if possible, to try different days/times to get a feel for how each leader conducts their meetings. Also, I have found there to be a difference in the overall group of members.
The Thursday evening leader was very "to the point" and direct
. Likewise, the members who attended had the same personalities. Most had come right from work and seemed somewhat tired and just wanted "to get on with it".
The Wednesday morning leader was a "morning person", very chipper
and upbeat. The members also seemed to be "morning people". Not a good fit for someone who needs at least an hour of quiet before tackling the day!
The Saturday mid-morning meeting has become my Weight Watchers home base
. The meeting starts at 10:30, so I still feel like I can sleep in. Plus, it gives me enough "wake up" time to feel on board with the world. The leader makes the group IMO. She is just enthusiastic enough to rev everyone up and keep the motivation high, without sounding like a perky preschool teacher! She gives extra time for everyone who would like to, to share their achievements and stories, without being rushed.
She also had all the "goodies" on hand for those achievements: ie: the bravo stickers, the 5lb stickers, the 10lb lost ribbons, etc... She even showed everyone the keychains and charms we can expect!
I guess the bottom line is this: If you aren't happy with your WW home base, try and find the one that fits you!