Saturday, June 15, 2013

Your Weight Matters Convention Reminder

We're at the 2 month mark now before the "Your Weight Matters" Convention, August 15-18 in Phoenix, AZ and I want to make sure everyone knows about this GREAT event and makes plans to attend.


The nation's leading experts in weight and health will be presenting more than 40 different evidence based, educational topics from losing weight, maintaining weight-loss, the emotional weight loss journey, nutrition, fitness, all the latest information and research. These are member requested topics... the stuff we all want to know about. Information and tools to help us battle obesity and win! The convention is presented by the Obesity Action Coalition so you will also learn how you can get involved on a national scale (or from your home) in advocacy efforts to help to create awareness of the issues those affected by obesity face.

Beyond all the AMAZING educational offerings, is the opportunity to connect and hang out with an AWESOME group of people that all understand the physical and emotional issues those affected by obesity face. Obesity can be isolating, I spent a lot of years saying, “No, sorry I can’t join you” and sitting on the sidelines watching my life go by. The sense of community and vibe at this convention is welcoming, understanding and safe. Being surrounded by people who “get it” is one of the best feelings in the world. We HAVE A BLAST. We dance and laugh and exercise together. One of the nights we're going to dress in wacky beach outfits. Some brave souls will go sliding down the waterpark ramp and floating down the lazy river (part of the resort amenities.) I will be indoors in the AC chatting with all my new pals, sharing stories and sipping iced tea.

Invite your friends and family... this is not just for people that have had weight loss surgery. It is for EVERYONE that is concerned about their health and weight. Just a 5-10% weight loss can have a significant impact on your health. My obesity related health issues were all resolved within my first 35 pounds lost. So if you have friends and family that want to get healthier this is for them too. Get 10 people to say you sent them and you are in a drawing to win airfare, three-nights hotel stay and full registration (there's also 2 other prizes which means there are crazy good odds of winning, the 411 on the contest.)

Here's some info to help you make your decision to go...

The Official Invitation Video
The Agenda
My Convention Attendance Tips

REGISTER NOW! Trust me, it will be life changing. Hope to see you there!


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to meeting you in AZ! Love your blog, keep it up!
Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Does YWM offer scholarships? I am 3-mo. post op and my hubby just had surgery on Monday. We'd love to go, but can't afford the registration fees for both. ~ Elizabeth

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Looking forward to meeting you too Stephanie.

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Not sure about the scholarships Elizabeth. Try emailing the Obesity Action Coalition www.obesityaction.org