Angela Wrighten is Methodist Health: Just getting started.

By Angela Wrighten, RN

Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the activities that she enjoys.

1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier?

I feel like a 43-year-old in 90-year-old body! I want to become healthier, to have more energy, and to enjoy life.

2. What are your goals to become healthier?

My goals are to lose 50 pounds, exercise consistently, and become more active overall.

3. What do you need from your co-workers, team members, friends, and family to help you achieve your goals?

I need them to live a healthy lifestyle with me. Verbal support is good, but I need them to move with me, exercise with me, and eat healthy with me. That would be better!

4. What is the hardest change in lifestyle that you expect to experience?

For me, the hardest lifestyle change will be my diet. Unfortunately, the food I love most is the food I shouldn’t eat! Specifically, giving up my sweets and sodas will be my toughest challenge.

5. When you reach your wellness goals, it will all be worth it because:

I will have the energy to do more with my husband, church, family, and friends. I will be an active participant in my life instead of watching it pass me by.