Monday, February 28, 2011

Let’s Go Katie!

We have chosen a teen for the Camp Champ Program!  The young lady’s name is Katie – she is 16 years old and lives in Williamson County, TN.  Katie is over 100 pounds overweight and in the morbidly obese range.  In the first eight weeks of our Teen Camp Champ, I expect we can get her out of the morbidly obese range and on her way to a healthy weight!  I will begin meeting with her this week.  At the end of the first eight weeks, I will take Katie to get a haircut & style provided by Jackie Crow at Studio West Hair Salon and a facial & brow shaping provided by Melanie Williams at Melanie Williams Advanced Skincare.  And she will get a fashion makeover at Tickled Pink, a Bellevue boutique owned by Carey & Lori King.  Kudos to these local Nashville businesses for their generosity! 

Katie is "super excited" about doing this and I can't wait to unveil a new Katie.  I will be blogging regularly about our work together, so check back here often.  When I asked Katie’s permission about blogging, she said she would like to share her story so that she can inspire other teenagers to make a change as well.  Chances are you know and/or love a young person who is overweight because one-third of our children & teens are overweight or obese.  Obesity is an epidemic taking over our nation.  So, please share Katie’s story with any teens, parents, teachers, churches, etc by sharing my website and blog.  Help us inspire others to make a healthy change for life!    

Also, if you would like to encourage Katie during her transformation, or would like to share your personal story, please use the comment section below or send me an email so I can share with Katie.  Support and encouragement is always appreciated! 

Obesity is 100% preventable and success is a choice.  Katie is starting today!  What are you waiting for?

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