I can only hope for a few things:
- She has a really good sense of humor;
- She understands that this blog is meant to be a tribute - not a parody; and
- She would suddenly have the urge to meet me in person.
OK--well maybe just a little.
Often, when I catch myself daydreaming, I imagine Jean and I hanging out together - sipping our dietetic beverages and discussing the history of Weight Watchers. I would have so many questions for her. Like, "How have you managed to keep your weight off for over 40 years?", and "What is it like to be the founder of an organization that has impacted the lives of millions of people?" and, "Are frankfurters really a diet food??"
Occasionally, I sort through my Retro WW Recipe File and try to select the perfect dish for Jean and I to prepare together if we ever get the chance to hang out in the kitchen. Of course, it would have to be a mold. Maybe this one:
The Rosy Perfection Salad
Just the name of this dish makes me happy. So upbeat and positive. It's Rosy! It's Perfection! Yes--I think I will definitely be saving this one for me & Jean.
Upon reading this post back to myself, I guess it does sound a little bit crazy, doesn't it? Chances are, Jean will never read this blog, and we will never meet, and I'll never get to unmold the Rosy Perfection Salad with her. But I guess if there is one thing I wish I could tell her in person, it would simply be: THANKS. Ten years ago, Weight Watchers changed my life in so many fantastic ways, and I wouldn't be the person I am today without it.
But, one thing Weight Watchers has taught me is to never give up. So if there is still even a slight chance I could one day meet Jean, I'll need to figure out what to wear. Any suggestions?