4/22/09

Email Fraud

So, a few weeks ago I cancelled my online subscription to Weight Watchers.
Although it served me well for two years after I reached my goal, I was NOT using it to its fullest in the last six months. Having a limited income now, I thought it would be a waste of money to continue to pay for it when the money would be better served in other areas. So I ended my subscription but added a little note that they could always give it to me gratis for being a success story. 
Yeah, no such luck.  
So now I get MORE emails from Weight Watchers than before, begging me to rejoin. And this morning I got this beauty...  
Oh look! It's me trying to convince myself to rejoin! Because I'm such a success and all.  
*blink*  
I'm thankful that this could potentially motivate someone else, but it just makes me want to hide under a rock and never resurface.  
What do you do when you feel like a giant fraud and it's completely out of your control and the things you can control to make yourself a valid success aren't in your grasp anymore?

7 comments:

Espressomama said...

Hun, I think it has happened to all of us; just not so ironically publically. It's called being human. You are not a fraud, just a real live woman. No one is perfect, so stop beating yourself up. I've been to goal and back more than once, and am 30 lbs on the wrong side of it right now.

It's all about the journey. Perfection is highly over-rated.

rusty61 said...

Espressomama is right -- it only shows that you're human. I have followed your story for a long time, and I like that you admit when you're struggling. Most of us do struggle, and it's intimidating to think that there are those who just focus themselves, lose the weight, and that's that.

Make a list of all the things you've accomplished on your journey and you'll see that you're truly a success. Whether you have good days or bad, you are always inspiring to me.

Shirls said...

I have no freaking clue, all I can offer is that I'm right there with you babe, and your are more than welcome to hold my hand, cause I know I sure could use a buddy :0)

Vanessa said...

I keep on truckin' and accept that the world did not end just because I gained some weight back. My family did not stop loving me, my friends did not stop calling, and my level of intelligence did not drop. Would I like my waist to be smaller? Hell yes, but that won't happen until I figure out exactly what works for me now - and it may not be exactly the same as what worked before.

If there's one thing everyone has, it's faults. No need to beat yourself up over them.

Jen said...

You are absolutely not a fraud...i do believe a little mouse once told ME that a person isn't inspiring just because they are doing everything right...they have faults and mess up just like everybody else...

The best part about email (in my opinion) is the delete button ;p

Angie All The Way said...

Oh.My.God. Is that your success story that they emailed to you?? Was that a coincidence or are they really just going for the jugular? Marie, I totally completely understand what you're feeling like these days. You are most DEFINATELY NOT alone. I've been wanting to cancel my WW online for MONTHS but haven't had the guts. I have this wierd attachment to it and I think it's because it holds all of my tracking and WI's for the bulk of my weight lost. I am working toward taking that brave step just to let it go. I had no idea they were then going to bombard me with guilt emails on top of the feelings that are already being experienced!

marie said...

@angie YUP! I used to only get one email from them a week with the newsletter. I noticed that I now get two a week from them.

I was keeping it for the same reasons as you, but I can't justify wasting money at this point.

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