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2 Fun Personal Announcements RE: Weight Watchers

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I really should be in bed but I’ve been wanting to share this news for days!

I landed my first Spokesperson job! ME? a Spokesperson. I’m scared, ecstatic and intrigued at the same time. I’m learning how this whole industry ticks and it’s utterly fascinating for this traditional worker bee.

Here’s the details… I’ve been asked to help on a campaign for Weight Watchers Ice cream. They are sending a camera crew to record a video at my house AND I’ll be doing a radio media tour in January! How fun is that?!? You guys KNOW how I feel about ice cream. ;)

I should note that Weight Watchers and Weight Watchers Ice Cream are two completely separate companies. They are NOT one in the same which actually brings me to my second announcement.

Apparently being honest does pay. I really thought Weight Watchers would want nothing to do with me after giving my initial opinions on the new program. I’m not one to hold anything back and I still have a lot of questions about PointsPlus. But as with anything, I’m willing to learn, experiment and give my thoughts. Apparently Weight Watchers is willing to listen. They have asked me to become an "Insider." According to them,

"The Insiders comprises a group of prominent bloggers who focus on health and lifestyle and have loyal readers who would appreciate hearing about the latest Weight Watchers news."

They are giving me access to eTools (I can’t wait to get in there and check it out!) and will be sending me news about the new PointsPlus program.

Weight Watchers really did help me change my life and I’ve been a fan of theirs for sometimes. I even applied to work there a few years ago. Not as a leader (although I would love to do that) but at a higher capacity. I’m not one to be a corporate minion so I’m probably better off on my own but I welcome the opportunity to work with companies in my niche, especially ones that have had such an impact on me personally.

So that’s it. That’s my big news. Nothing real earth shattering but exciting to me all the same. These are the kinds of opportunities I wouldn’t get to explore while working full time. I may not be bringing home a steady paycheck anymore but I’m happier spending more time at home and having fun working for myself.

OK, I need sleep. I have a breakfast date with a 5 year old. :)



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Discussion

There are 48 comments so far.

    Amanda

    December 14, 2010

    How fun! I think that is great and goes to show that being real pays off. Thanks for being such a great role model of authenticity!!

    Mary (A Merry Life)

    December 14, 2010

    That’s pretty awesome Roni! I always thought you would make a great spokeswoman. And for ice cream? Match made in heaven. ;)

    Runeatrepeat

    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations!!!

    Samantha

    December 14, 2010

    That’s wonderful news Roni! Good for you and congrats!

    Krista S.

    December 14, 2010

    Congrats, Roni! This really is awesome!

    Melissa @MelGetsFit

    December 14, 2010

    How exciting! You’re going to be awesome in both capacities. :) I love eTools, although I mostly use WW Mobile on my iPhone these days which ties in to my eTools account.

    Jenny

    December 14, 2010

    I think that is huge news! Congrats, I can’t wait to hear about the inside scoop

    Lori @ For the Run of It

    December 14, 2010

    Roni, that’s awesome! And here I was worried about them getting upset about you using their trademarks and stuff. Obviously I don’t know much. Congrats on your new gigs! I’m secretly jealous! I want to be an “insider” or a success story or something. I have at least 20 lbs and five years to go, lol!

    Darleen

    December 14, 2010

    This is wonderful, amazing and just great. You will do so well with this, as you do your vlogs. Happy, Happy for you!!

    Jenn (GH)

    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations!! That IS exciting news and I’m really excited for you!!!

    Sheri J

    December 14, 2010

    How exiting! I am thrilled for you! They couldn’t have picked a better person for the job…

    Svanhvit

    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations! That is really exciting!! Can´t wait to hear more about it!!

    Marisa @ Loser for Life

    December 14, 2010

    Congrats, Roni! That is so exciting!!!

    D

    December 14, 2010

    WONDERFUL! WW’s is great and you’ll be a wonderful spokesperson and “insider”…you have a great way of saying things, being direct yet being kind! I’m happy for you. Wish I’d be able to see the icecream “spots” – I”m sure they won’t run in Canada :( .
    D

    D

    December 14, 2010

    PS (yes, another one!) – hope you enjoyed your breakfast “date” – they’re the BEST! Especially with kiddos!
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    Alissa

    December 14, 2010

    Those are great opportunities and I have no doubts that you are the perfect person for the jobs!

    roni

    December 14, 2010

    D – Actually you will be able to. It’s just an online video. No tv for me. :)

    Skinny Sushi

    December 14, 2010

    That is so SO cool! I’d love to work for/with WW!

    Kimberly

    December 14, 2010

    So cool. I am really excited to hear about your experiences as an Insider. Our company is focusing on social media more and more and I just read a book that described using people that had a passion for something in a unique way that sounds pretty similar.

    Jessica

    December 14, 2010

    How awesome!!! As a loyal reader/stalker since the ‘Old Site’, I’m really excited for you!!

    tj

    December 14, 2010

    Cool! Sounds like a FUN job! :) Congrats!

    Barbara

    December 14, 2010

    can’t wiat to see you on the boards.
    have fun with the video

    jessey

    December 14, 2010

    How exciting! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Nicole in Madagascar

    December 14, 2010

    SO FREAKING SUPER COOL!!!!!! I can’t wait to watch you!!! :)

    Amanda

    December 14, 2010

    That is so awesome! The only thing better would be if you teamed up with WW for WW PIZZA!!! :)

    NYCPatty

    December 14, 2010

    How amazing! Congratulations on BOTH opportunities! I’m soo soo happy for you. You are the perfect person for the jobs!

    Liz

    December 14, 2010

    Congrats Roni! I’m sure you will be a great spokesperson.

    I think that the insider position with WW really shows how important your honesty is and how much people really do appreciate it! Can’t wait to hear all the fun things that come from these two opportunities.

    RhodeyGirl

    December 14, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS! so fun.

    Tina

    December 14, 2010

    Awesome and congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to hear more. WW has changed my life too.

    Lori

    December 14, 2010

    FINALLY! I am so glad for your opportunites. You are an inspiration and a totally honest and real person hence all of your loyal fans, it is about time WW realized it.

    jessey

    December 14, 2010

    Another thing….You need to change the info under “Payin’ Bills’ about Vitalicious since they are no longer 1 point but 3 :(

    Katie

    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!!

    Hey, this is very random, but will you mention on your next call that when you’re on the Food Tracker and looking at the Daily Healthy Guidelines descriptions that they have Olive Oil and “Rapeseed”. That just doesn’t sit well with me and I’m sure most other women, and men for that matter.

    I know this may sound so, so stupid and you have a million things to discuss and go over with them but I just can’t stop feeling the way I do everytime I see it.

    Congratulations again on all of these exciting new beginnings coming your way!!

    Kelly

    December 14, 2010

    How incredibly fun and exciting! :) Can’t wait to see where this takes you! <3

    Amy

    December 14, 2010

    What terrific news Roni! I can’t wait to hear about some inside scoops. :o)

    Erica

    December 14, 2010

    Such great news! Congratulations:_

    Christine

    December 14, 2010

    Great news! I am so happy for you!

    BTW Points Plus is getting easier after a few weeks :)

    Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life

    December 14, 2010

    That’s awesome!!! Congrats!!! : )

    Anna

    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations!!!! Glad to hear WW has you as an Insider.

    pat

    December 14, 2010

    Isn’t rapeseed an oil?

    roni

    December 14, 2010

    Katie – Apparently that is an oil.. http://bit.ly/hDhZjF I had no idea!

    sarah

    December 15, 2010

    I think rapeseed is the term for canola oil used in Canada/UK-I remember being in England as a teenager and one a train passing through fields I saw a big sign for a “rapeseed demo” which I can only assume involved pressing oil. Had a similar response though!

    rollercoaster

    December 15, 2010

    That is so exciting! You have so many new and interesting opportunities coming your way, what a great way of growing your career, totally organic!

    laine

    December 15, 2010

    Congrats! How fun! I love the new WW plan. Can’t wait to read more of your thoughts on it.

    Cintia

    December 16, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!! I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about Points Plus and ice cream, of course!

    Carol

    December 17, 2010

    Congratulations! I think you’re really going to love e-tools. It totally changed the way I felt about tracking. I went from dreading tracking on paper to loving and tracking everything on e-tools. Plus, there’s a million recipes at your fingertips and charts and graphs…I could go on and on. It definitely helped me lose 115 lbs.

    Deanna - The Unnatural Mother

    December 28, 2010

    Congrats!

    Laura

    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! But I’ve always considered you a WW spokesperson! It is so much easier relating to an everyday normal person successful from the program, then a celebrity (who has cooks, personal trainers, etc…)-I’m not downgrading the weight loss of celebrities but they do have a little more options to make it stick then the everyday person!

    Rene

    January 6, 2011

    Wait until you hit 40 +, then you will start to feel old. I have a 4 and a 5 year old. I didn’t have them until I was 40/41 but age really bothers me now. It didn’t really bother me at your age.