Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I met Debbie Downer Today!!

So, Today I went to Denny's for breakfast and to get some reading in for my homework. I had my weight watchers journal out and was tracking everything and asking the waitress some information about what I was going to order, got sugar free syrup, and fruit insead of hashbrowns and did not even eat everything I got. Boy, am I on a roll with this eating right stuff now. :-)

After about the 4th question to the waitress she asked me what I was doing and I told her I write everything down because I am losing weight. She asked me how and I told her I was on Weight Watchers. I told her I had lost almost 15 pounds on it.

Here's how the rest of the conversation went:

DD (Debbie Downer): Yeah, well I lost over 40 on it. I'm just telling ya now when you lose all the weight you want and you go off the proram you are going to gain it all back and then some. It was a pretty good program when it worked, but you just wait you'll see.

Me: Well, I am sorry to hear that, but my Weight Watcher's leader has lost almost 100 pounds and has kept it off, but he has continued on the program and still tracks all that he eats. It's on ongoing journey.

DD: I'm sure that's true if the program works for you, but it just didn't work for me. I hope you have better results, but you just wait and see. GOOD LUCK (said in a just wait and see kind of way, not a nice way).

Me: Thanks. You too. (Smiling and proud of myself that I did not throw any food at her)

I finished eating and reading and headed up to the cashier to pay. DD decided to follow me.

DD: So what happened to you? (Pointing at my leg)

Me: I ripped my calf muscle.

DD: So what are you doing for it? How long are you in that thing?

After the above conversation I was not that excited to answer her, but I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

Me: I've been in it for 2 weeks and have another 1 1/2 to go and am in physical therapy three times a week.

DD: Ohhhh Physical therapy huh? I had knee surgery 4 years ago and I did that Physical therapy thing. That was a waste of my time. All they do it tell you to do stuff 20 times and then walk away. They don't even check to see if you are really doing it. I could have told myself what to do. What a joke Physical Therapy is. Obviously it doesn't work cause it is 4 years later and I'm still in pain.

Me: I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon. I'm waiting to see what they tell me next week as far as mine goes.

Cashier: (quietly): You want to put a tip on here?

Me to Cashier: I left it on the table, thanks.

What I really wanted to say to cashier:
Give my waitress this tip: Quit being such a downer. I'm leaving here wanting to binge because according to her I will always be fat cause WW doesn't work and I might as well give up on healing my leg cause PT sucks and in 4 years I'm gonna be in pain anyway. So there's your tip for you. (Totally said with scarcasm. I did not go home and binge. That was said in jest. Don't worry I'm fine.)

I always consider myself a "the glass is half full" kinda girl and it actually saddens me when I meet people like this. I wanted to ask her what makes her happy. What makes her heart go pitter pat during the day? What is her passion or did she lose that along that way with her WW journey and her bad PT? It made me realize how truly blessed I am and reminded me why I surround myself with Debbie Uppers and not Debbie Downers. Thanks everyone for always encouraging me, making me laugh, and loving me. I couldn't do it without you.


Ladyrunner said...

Are you kidding me?? You left wanting to binge?? Did you leave hungry?? Remember, if hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the answer.

The waitress said it herself, she went off the program. That is WHY she gained it back. Keep following and listening to your leader. HE was successful -- the waitress was not.

And about the physical therapy -- it's the same way. Did the waitress continue with it?? Physical therapy works -- but we have to DO what we're supposed to. Same with WW.

Just ignore people like her. They are toxic and jealous of anyone who may make them think they need to change their thinking.

Keep at it!! It will come off and you CAN keep it off! You just have to keep working!

Mommymeepa said...

I was totally being scarcastic. I was just being funny. No worries. I did not go home and binge. You read my mind. Maybe if she kept with everything she would have had better success. I do wish her well.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Megan said...

You know what you should have left as a tip?

A copy of the bill, with this written on the back:

"Dear Sorry Old Lady, I am saddened to hear how unsuccessful you have been in pursuing our disucssed endevours. However, maybe your pitfall was the fact that WW should be used as a guideline to changing a lifestyle, and not as a fad diet that one goes "on and off." It is really too bad that you have a poor attitude, because that can't possibly help your situation. But me? I am doing all sorts of great things in my life, and even when it's tough, I keep a good attitude about it all. So this is my tip to you: Change your attitude, change your life.

Lots of positive thoughts,

Keep it up, girl. You're doing huge things.