Brent and I have been diligently working to lose weight by participating in Northland's Fit for Service wellness plan. We've just finished our second quarter, and we both achieved gold level again this quarter. As of our weigh-in for the end of July, I've lost 47 pounds and Brent's lost right around 60. (When I asked him how much this morning, he said he'd have to look it up, but it was around 60) We're not on a diet, but have rather changed our lifestyle to eat less and exercise more. Brent's doctor gave him some great advice at the beginning of the program--"The best exercise we can do is to push away from the table!" We don't deprive ourselves of our favorite things, but eat much less of them when we do have them and weigh (ha-ha!) the choices more carefully. We both marvel at how slow the treadmill seems when we warm up at 3.5 miles an hour which used to be the max we could do! Now that speed doesn't even get our heart rates up! I tease Brent about being the "poster child" for the program because he has changed so drastically. One guy on campus walked by him the other day and jokingly asked Brent if he'd seen Brent Griffin because he needed to talk to him! It's encouraging to actually weigh less than we did when we got married. While it's been really nice to see the pounds come off, we both still have more to lose. I'll keep you updated--probably again at the end of the third quarter.