Weight Loss: Crossing the Abyss – Bring a Friend.

“…two shall withstand him.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12


According to Wikipedia approximately fifty people have swum across the 21-mile abyss separating southern England from northern France. A few of these human-dolphin show-offs have done it more than once.

I have a friend that I will call Dr. Regina (not her real name). We decided to help one another lose weight. We make each other accountable by sharing our daily weight and encouraging each other to shed the pounds.

Day by day we are all aging. But living over-weight is like trying to swim across the English Channel with an albatross tied around the neck. It can be done but, it does not favor a long life.

In every difficult journey, it helps to have a friend. Someone to lean-on, some to push-us along the way. If you are trying to lose weight, then bring a friend.


1. Metzgar C.J., Preston A.G., Miller D.L. & Nickols-Richardson S.M. (2015). Facilitators and barriers to weight loss and weight loss maintenance – a qualitative exploration. J Hum Nutr Diet. 28, 593–603. doi:10.1111/jhn.12273.



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