Last Saturday, May 5th, 2012, began as most of my Saturday's do lately; the ungodly shrill of my alarm clock woke me up at 5:45 AM! I made my way towards the shower so I could get ready for my two Weight Watcher's meetings. The first group I lead begins at 7:30 AM but I like to get there early so I get going. I stop at McDonald's on my way and get a large coffee and a yogurt parfait. I arrive at the center a bit earlier than I am required to which gives me time to get my meeting set up the way I want it, scan inventory to see how supplies are and check out any new products that have come in since Tuesday when I was last there. I gulp down the yogurt, have a team meeting and unlock the door on time. I am in my groove and I am happy. The first meeting goes well and I move on to the second which goes equally as well. It feels as if time flies. I am finished. Normally I would pack my stuff up and head home stopping by the consignment shop to see if I can snag any bargains but today I am in a hurry. I am heading to Greenville for my Weight Watcher territory's Celebration event.
My husband drives me to Greenville and we discuss plans for the rest of the day. I arrive on time, find the other Rock Hill staff members and we find a seat at a table and prepare for a nice chat and lunch. Lunch was wonderful! We had a beautiful grilled chicken breast salad complete with candied pecans and strawberries. The salad dressing was a garlic yogurt dill and it was very good. Chocolate mousse in a parfait glass was dessert. I tasted the mousse but left it alone but did eat every bite of the dark chocolate garnish it was topped with. After lunch the awards and celebrations began. We had fun celebrating the total weight loss of the staff sitting at each of the tables. My table came in second with over 600 pounds lost! We added up years of service for each table and I was so surprised with the large numbers and we said a fond goodbye to our current territory manager, Diane, and a warm hello to her replacement, out new territory manager, Tisha. I was sad to see Diane move on since she was the one who was willing to fight to get me hired. She had faith in me. She saw the flame and enthusiasm I wanted to desperately to share. She understood! I don't know Tisha and she doesn't know me but Diane was moving on to new challenges and a larger territory so I was happy for her. I will get to know Tisha. It will be fine especially knowing Diane hired Tisha!