Bill Bradford: Have you seen that greasy 170-pound woman?Published 11:37am Thursday, February 18, 2010
She has been seen in Dowagiac, Berrien Springs, Niles, Decatur and Cassopolis.
Weighing in at about 170 pounds, her peers, rather curiously, don’t like her, but have been finding ways to make her heavier.
She is the composite person representing the total body weight lost thus far by those attending the Lifelong Weight Management seminars at the 410 Hill St. Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday mornings or Thursday evenings.
There has been no crash diet or food supplements to purchase and consume.
The four weeks of seminars have emphasized good food choices, exercise, healthy amounts of drinking water and the helps available from the Creator.
There have been exploration of the cues which may prompt overeating and how to satisfy the appetite with constructive food choices.
The “feel-good” rewards and higher productivity resulting from better choices have not only been extolled from the podium, but are now confirmed by the experiences narrated by those in attendance.
The camaraderie and jovial happiness of attendees bears testimony to their joyous satisfaction at finding solutions to the prevalent American overweight problem.
Those in attendance have set individual goals for the amount of body weight they wished to lose in a given reasonable time frame and have been guided and encouraged as they are reaching those goals.
One attendee’s pet dog has also been a beneficiary of the Weight Management seminars.
The dog had grown fat and lazy.
The dog’s mistress related that on her first day out walking with the dog, she almost found it necessary to pull the leashed dog along.
After a few days of limiting the dog’s food intake to a healthier number of calories, the walk together has completely changed.
The dog strains at the leash to move forward and is much more energetic.
The Weight Management seminars have, for several, been a solution to the problem of intra-family conflict.
A concerned family member may readily learn that nagging, reminding and cautions do not necessarily prove helpful when another has a body weight problem.
Seminar attendees include teams of both spouses and also mother-daughter duos.
The educational content engages the interests of both members of the family without setting up conflict situations.
With only four weeks of seminars thus far, the progress has been remarkable.
We rejoice in the 170 pounds of body weight lost thus far by attendees.
What may be the wonderful total by the end of the full 10 weeks?