A big part of my job is to tell women how to improve their health and reduce their risk for disease.I often wondered if my work would actually cause someone to reduce their risk. A big risk factor that has become an epidemic in America is obesity. And ironically, I was obese. Something about a pot calling a kettle… So I decided to DO SOMETHING. I joined Weight Watchers on May 20 of this year. It was really hard for me to figure out how the whole points thing works, but after a while, it became part of my life.
Sometimes I’m really good and stick perfectly with the plan. Other times, I’m not so good and blow it. But today, I crossed the “lost 30 pounds” mark. I can’t believe it. Make no mistake, I still have a ways to go, but it doesn’t seem real that I’ve lost that much.
I’m writing all of this to brag, of course, but also to let you know that making small changes in your life really can make a big difference. And, if you are one of the lucky few who preach that message to make a living– thank you. It really is working. We are making a difference.