I think I’ve decided I’m going to cover each session I attended as a separate blog post because there’s just too much information to try to fit it into daily recaps.
But I wanted to start off to linking you all to the general sessions that were web-casted live during the convention. These were powerful sessions that went into subjects that are on many of our hearts and minds! I’m going to post the video directly with a link to the video on YouTube. In addition, I HIGHLY advise you all to check out the Obesity Action Coalition YouTube Channel for more great stuff!
The Roller Coaster of Life: The Ups & Downs that Can Affect a Woman’s Weight
(Running Time: 50 min., 7 sec.)
- It’s a myth that there is a “correct weight for your height.” There are many other factors at play.
- People who exercise and eat the same do not lose the same! That is to say you can do everything right and so can the post-op next to you and you can get two different sets of results. Another compelling reason NOT TO COMPARE!
Teaming Up to Tackle Obesity (presentation after opening mix & mingle)
(Running Time: 1 hr., 53 mins., 53 sec.)
Corey Louchiey and James Thornton are both former NFL players who are personally battling obesity. In this session, which also includes their doctors, they talk about the struggles of overcoming obesity (James through bariatric surgery, Corey through traditional diet & exercise). What’s amazing to me about these two men is that they report not being particularly close until they started their journeys. Now they support each other through the up’s and down’s. I love that one method of weight loss was not put above the other. Both are valid choices!