It’s a New “Weigh”

I know the calendar recently turned to April but there’s a “left over” story I need to share from March. 

March was National Nutrition Month and I had planned to share this story in March but life (and TJC) got into the way of the blog.  Last fall GVMH’s Food and Nutrition Services Department, through their clinical staff, offered the New Weigh Lifestyle Change Classes to staff of GVMH.  Several staff participated in the classes and many are seeing and feeling the benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle.  As you might expect, lifestyle changes are not evident overnight, but over a 6 month time frame changes in diet and exercise can make a huge difference. 

Over the past few months several staff have been profiled on GVMH’s internal web page.  Vicki Harrison, Kelly Lasswell, Rhonda Batschelet and Gordon Glass took the challenge and have had their story shared with staff at GVMH.  I would like to personally congratulate each of them for taking steps to improve their health and change their lifestyle related to exercise and nutrition.

I work closely with Gordon and I’ve been able to witness his transformation on a daily basis.  I also travel with Gordon for business purposes and I can can testify that on a recent business trip to Dallas, Gordon beat me to the hotel gym every morning!  He then beat me in the gym by getting there earlier and staying longer.

Here’s a picture of Gordon both before and after he participated in the New Weigh Lifestyle Change Class.

It’s the same Gordon in each picture below but the Gordon on the right looks a lot healthier and happier and it has nothing to do with the “ugly” shirt he’s wearing in the picture on the left!

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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