Fayette Fat Fighters (FFF), supported not only by the Fayette County Health Department but also United Way, recently announced that Marsha Junk has lost over 100 pounds on this program.
Junk was faithful in coming weekly for over a year and was dedicated to her lifestyle changes.
“This group has been a blessing to me, coming weekly and being accountable certainly helps,” Junk said. “Jeannie Bihl from the Fayette County Health Department (FCHD), who leads the group encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle versus always being on a diet. The group is very supportive and encourages one another. If you’ve been fighting with losing weight, this is the group for you!”
Others are losing weight also in varying amounts from 10 to 40 pounds. Remember everyone always has to lose five pounds before they lose 10 pounds. Everyone wants their weight to fall off quickly, but the best way is slow and steady. We usually don’t gain the extra weight over night so no one is going to lose it over night. That is why Junk stresses to others about coming to the weekly meetings.
The FFF meet once a week on Mondays at the Fayette County Health Department in their classroom. Weigh-ins are from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and then the class is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The theme is to use portion control, move more and drink more water. Each week a short educational lesson is given, but always lots of encouragement and support is shared with all.
The group will meet every Monday unless it is a legal holiday. If interested please call Jeannie Bihl, RN at the FCHD at (740) 335-5910. There is no charge for this program.
Additionally, the Health Department encourages everyone to come out to the 26th-annual Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day that will be held on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.
There are numerous attractions this year for kids, including clowns, alpacas, pony rides, YMCA challenge, bouncy house, rock wall, emergency vehicles – including the Guardian of the Ribbon pink fire truck – children’s characters and face painting. Animals from the Columbus Zoo will also be present at 1 p.m. The health fair will be held at Grace Community Church, located at 525 Glenn Ave. in Washington C.H.
This article was submitted by the Fayette County Health Department.