Angela Wrighten is Methodist Health: Gaining momentum.

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.   You’re in your second month of I am Methodist Health. Congratulations! In general, how’s it going?

I wanted to have a “Biggest Loser” moment in the first week and lose 10 pounds. It didn’t happen quite like that, but I did lose weight! Every week I am eating better and exercising more. I am very proud of the progress I’ve made.

2.   Which change or changes have you been able to make? Do you like the changes you are making?

I’m counting my calories consistently and staying within the recommended daily range. Because my calories are limited, I have learned to make wiser choices. I am also exercising at least three times a week. That’s a good start, huh!

3.  Do you have any progress updates you’d like to share with your fans?

I don’t want to reveal the amount of weight I have lost just yet. But FANS, just know that I am losing!

4.   What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned the first month?

This is a weight-loss journey. I won’t lose weight overnight. I have to go through the process of relearning healthy food choices, the importance of exercising, and breaking down mental barriers.

5.  In January, I felt like I was starting to make progress when I consistently counted my calories and stayed close to my limits. AND, I exercised three times in one week!