Serve Magazine from Concordia Plan Services Winter 2017 - Page 10

One Life-Changing Call Following is a real story from a member of the Concordia Health Plan who has engaged with the Concordia Total Health Team on her weight loss journey. Her name has been removed to protect her privacy. I have had trouble with my eating habits most of my life. As a child, I was a very picky eater and did not develop healthy exercise and eating habits. In my early 20s, I started gaining weight and tried various diets with very few long-term successes. One of the busiest times in my life was when my husband returned to Concordia Seminary to further his education and I went to work full-time for the first time in 11 years, teaching at a Lutheran school. Our children were 12, 9 and 3 at the time. I was very busy and carried a lot of stress with me. I didn’t plan what I would eat and often ended up going out for fast food because of my busy schedule and lack of desire to co