Wow. Whoa. What a turnout! Last night, I facilitated the inaugural “5 or 50” Women’s Sustainable Weight Loss & Lifestyle group at the Cascade Park Community Library. 25 ladies showed up to hear my story and share theirs. I arrived to find several women there already in the lobby chatting. It was the coolest thing. You could just feel the anticipation, the positive vibes, the buzz.
I started the meeting with a brief introduction and my theory behind starting the group. Next, we went around the room introducing ourselves and sharing what we hoped to gain from our time together.
In sharing there were several reoccurring themes that motivated the women to visit the group:
- Yo-yo dieting
- Lack of confidence/Self-esteem
- Lack of spouse
We covered a lot of ground in the time we spent together: discussing sustainable weight loss, how to improve our self-esteem, practicing mindful eating, and I shared a packet that was full of healthy snacking options.
I’d have to say this was a very, very successful first meeting. I am so proud to be able to share what I’ve learned and help others along the way. I’m looking forward to our next meeting of sharing, growing, and together finding ways to live positive healthy lives.
Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came out. Remember, you are beautiful, strong, and capable.
Thanks to LiveWell/The Columbian for promoting the event – lots of folks said they saw it in the paper, and to Teresa Torres for opening the doors of the Cascade Park Community Library to us.
Next meeting, Wednesday, August 22 from 6 -7:30 p.m.
Cascade Park Community Library