WTOL Editorial: Come on, Toledo, let's get healthy

The four people who took part in WTOL's Weigh in to Win weight loss program have lost a combined 330 pounds.

That's a staggering amount of weight. It has also been a life changing experience.

DaVonn, Jeff, Mary and Keith are truly different people than they were 8 months ago. Beyond the obvious physical changes, they have experienced improvements in their personal and professional lives.

I am so proud of them. I hope their personal blogs and stories, which can be found on wtol.com, help inspire you to lose weight. Obesity is a dangerous and growing health threat that is affecting millions. Young and old.

I want to thank our sponsors, the YMCA/JCC, which provided personal trainers who became lifestyle coaches; the Mercy Weight Management Center, whose expertise in weight loss management was simply invaluable; and Bassett's Markets, who offered healthy and delicious food choices every week.

I'm Bob Chirdon. If you are trying to lose weight, don't give up. It is so worth the effort.

Posted by KO