Good Morning and Happy Weight and Wellness Wednesday. 

Today’s AJC Living Section Weight Loss success story features an 82 year old gentleman who lost 30lbs going from 200lbs (BMI 30.4) to 170lbs (BMI 25.8). Congratulations to him!

Several take home messages. When his wife was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 25 years ago “he joined her when she needed to work out for her health”. Exercising with a buddy or small group will hold you accountable. 

His biggest challenge (probably everyone’s biggest challenge!), “the eating challenge”! His advice is to eat a small helping of nuts before a meal. 

Final take home message is his age and the amount of weight loss. It is never too late to embrace lifestyle changes. The 30lbs weight loss is what most are struggling with.  

 In his case it moved him from borderline obese to just a little overweight. It may not seem like much…but from a wellness standpoint it is huge!

His final recommendation is “you need to set goals and don’t be discouraged if you don’t reach them right away. If you do mess up, start over”. Well said. 

Come join us at Forge-Rx / Crossfit Winder…your goal setting, results oriented Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness Facility. God bless. Till next time.

-Dr. Joseph Pohl