Monday, September 29, 2008

Weight Loss Update

I wrote an entry at the beginning of August (http://www.viewfromhospitalhill.org/2008/08/weight-loss-doesnt-have-to-be-solitary.html), announcing that I was trying to lose weight, and expressing frustration because my efforts were showing no results. I sort of committed myself publicly, and therefore feel accountable to my readers. (I suppose I could just delete that entry, but that would be cheating, right?)

Well, thanks to almost-daily trips to Fauquier Health’s L.I.F.E. Center, I have lost 18 pounds since the day of my rant (August 7). I have given away two boxes of too-big clothes and I feel much better.

Every morning when I arrive at the L.I.F.E. Center, I am greeted by smiling faces murmuring words of encouragement. That support – and the fluctuating needle on the scale – keep me showing up day after day.

John Ferguson, one of the L.I.F.E. Center staff who has been my cheerleader since the beginning, stopped by my treadmill the other day to show me a (very large) pair of pants he used to wear; now they would be swimming on him. Sharing success stories gives us all hope.

Other staff members are just as supportive. Sarah Freeman is trying to entice me into one of her exercise classes, and Amy Moore gave me an impromptu lesson on blood pressure numbers and what they mean. The L.I.F.E. Center staff has been there for me and I appreciate them so much.

Of course, I have to do the sweating part myself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Robin!