Time To Fly

So I was home from work today.  I had a dentist appointment at an odd time and it was just better to take the day.  While I was getting ready, I received this email from my Weight Watchers leader, Jacynta:

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Goodbye For Now My Peeps!

With a lot of thought and prayers, I have decided to resign from Weight Watchers. I have so loved being your fearless and crazy leader! I am honored to have been part of your life and even more thrilled that I was able to take a small part in motivating you to make the changes you need to live a healthy lifestyle.

This will be my LAST week and I want to be able to say good bye for now so I really hope you can make it to one of my very last SHOWS!  I would love for you to help me go out with a BANG!

My main reason for leaving is because I have plans and dreams that are just a little bit bigger than I can accomplish at WW. So as I say good bye please know I have plans and I am very excited about making more great things happen!

Thanks for being my loyal members and for allowing the distinct pleasure of being your leader!! I gave it all I had and did the very best to inspire you all to reach your goals and dreams so now I must do the same. 

Until we we meet again,


To say that I cried when I read that is an understatement!  I was just thankful that I had not put makeup on yet for the day!  I am devastated.  For the past 5 years, I have gone to one of Jacynta’s “shows.”  She made Weight Watchers fun.  She made me WANT to go to my meetings.  She encouraged me to never give up.  She sent me postcards in the mail that told me how much she believed in me.  Without Her, I really don’t think I would have hung in there this long.

Now, I have some major decisions to make.  My heart is heavy.  I don’t do change well.  I feel like Weight Watchers just lost a key player off of their team.  I am sad.

It is going to take some time to process this and figure out how I am going to fly.  I know that whatever Jacynta decides to do, she WILL succeed.  How could she not?!?  I just hope she chooses to inspire and motivate and encourage others the way she has inspired, motivated, and encouraged me.

I hope instead of flying, she soars…I have no doubt that she will!

In anticipation of seeing where God takes her…

Jen and her Weight Watchers leader, Jacynta

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://westmetromommy.blogspot.com Melinda

    That’s hard news…but don’t write off WW just because your leader has left. I’ve been in this same position and I’ve found several other great leaders (although, admittedly, there were some not so great ones thrown in). Each leader is different and it could be that whoever the new leader is–or, if you find another meeting, the leader there–might be the one who is the best for you during THIS phase of your journey.

  • mmartin72

    I had a really good leader and group but then couldn’t go to that meeting anymore. When I came back it took a few hits before I connected with my WW leader. and when people asked me why i didn’t like the other meetings I flat out told them I thought the leaders were annoying. My current leader lost 80lbs, and does half marathons and is a half ironman to boot in her 50’s!!

  • Laura SB

    I am so sorry. I have lost great leaders too and it is a difficult process. I wish you the best while going through this.

  • Beth Mason

    Your leader sounded awesome! I’m sad to hear that. I use to attend Weight Watchers and our amazing leader left as well. :( But it gives me a chance to think about what I need to do for myself and motivate myself and how I can support others.

  • Kevin

    Every End Marks A New Beginning. im sure Jay will succeed in whatever she pursuits.