My sister and I have talked about, and are wanting to, do other walks as well. Not just for the support, but for the fun and for the pride in doing something good. The only thing that sucks is that we never can get any pledges. Last year I went all around my street trying to get pledges for the Walk from Obesity. I live in what's called the "main street district" where it's all old buildings and the courthouse is 2 blocks away and everything else is offices. Well I went to the local radio station (Kwik 99.9 and like 3 other stations are housed there) nothing, then to Chesapeake oil...nothing, there was a few boutiques and such...nothing. No one wanted to help out. I had papers Susan had sent me, so I was armed with info all about what it was for, why I was doing it and what we were raising for.
I am sure if I had been doing it for Susan G Komen walk, or Juvenile Diabetes or even suicide prev. they would have gave. Not to many know the importance of needing to fight obesity like we fight cancer and diabetes. I am going to try again this year and try, but I am sure I will get nothing.
As for family and friends, we are regular people barely getting by paycheck to paycheck with medical bills out the butt. I will try to get atleast a dollar from everyone I know.
I also think my sister is registering us online as a family this year to save a little on the reg. fees.
Weight 5 Years Ago (2002): 275.0 -- 50.3 BMI
Pre-Consult (7/05/07): 400.12 pounds -- 73.2 BMI
Surgery Day (8/15/07): 369.8 -- 67.6 BMI
Past Weight (09/30/08): 205.0 -- 37.5 BMI
Current Weight (01/08/09): 190.0 -- 34.7 BMI
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