My YWM2017 Story: “We Are Never Alone in Our Weight Management Journey”

As a first-time Your Weight Matters National Convention attendee, I was unsure what to expect when I signed-up for the Convention. The unknown of whether or not I would feel welcomed or even experience a sense of belonging. Although many people in my life understand the reason why I...



My YWM2017 Story: Thoughts from the Inside – “You Just Have to be You”

“I really don’t want to go on this trip.” “Who picked New Orleans in August… during hurricane season?” “I have a bad feeling about this.” “I don’t want to get stuck there like I did in Dallas.” The above was my internal AND external dialogue in the week leading...



YWM2017 Coming Together to Educate. Advocate. Celebrate HEALTH!

I wasn’t sure what to expect heading into my first Your Weight Matters National Convention. As many of you had, I heard stories of past Conventions that helped shape what attending one would be like. The stories, however, didn’t prepare me for the overwhelming sense of gratefulness that I...



Can’t We All Just Get Along? John McCain’s Call for Bipartisanship on Healthcare Reform

In the wee hours of Friday morning, July 28th, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) approached the well of the United States Senate to cast a “No” vote against the Republican leadership’s final shot at passing a bill to replace and repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) –...




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