Celebrate Your Independence!

By: Ashley Andrews

This summer the Richland County Public Library (RCPL) is asking people to show how the library has helped them learn something new and gain more independence with their “Summer Photo Contest.”  People can submit a picture that depicts something they’ve learned using library resources.  And we’re happy to share that one of our very own Every Woman bloggers, Mary Pat Baldauf, has entered this contest by depicting her nearly 100 lb. weight loss!  Below is Mary Pat’s entry for the RCPL Summer Photo Contest:

In the last 18 months, I’ve lost nearly 100 lbs. with regular exercise and clean eating. While it was hard to give up processed and fast foods, I’ve found plenty of new, healthier favorites in cookbooks from the Richland County Public Library. There were times I spent an afternoon at the Cooper Branch looking at cookbooks and copying recipes. Two of my favorite cookbooks turned out to be “Martha Stewart’s Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients” and “Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet”. Thanks, my RCPL, for helping me transform my health!

The photo that receives the most “likes” by 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 14 wins a prize pack, with items donated by the Friends of RCPL.  To submit your vote for Every Woman blogger Mary Pat, please visit https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150906486290064&set=a.10150895585405064.399378.15311140063&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment.

From all of us here at Lexington Medical Center and the Every Woman blog – congratulations to Mary Pat on her nearly 100 lb. weightloss!

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