Saturday, June 27, 2009

June Update

Marianne, Karen, and Cindi met this morning. All reported progress: all three participants are meeting their fitness/exercise routine goals!
  • Marianne has met with a trainer and worked hard throughout each week. She has been doing so for six weeks. She plans to continue to eat better in July and lose weight.
  • Karen went to the YMCA 3-4 times a week for the past five weeks: Pilates and Water Fitness classes, plus some treadmill and swimming laps. She will be out-of-town for the month of July, and plans to continue her exercise routine there with walking, a Pilates DVD, and the stationary bike at her sister’s home. She has lost about 20 pounds since December and is encouraged.
  • Cindi has completed four weeks at the YMCA, going 3-4 times a week: Pilates and Water Fitness classes, plus some swimming laps. She has eeked up 5 pounds in the last month or two. So easy to do! She is still at a 30 pound loss overall. She plans to eat healthier this month, looking forward to summer salads and fabulous fruit, with a goal of continuing weight loss.
Christine, Cheri, & Rena — we missed you all. We wish you the best on your healthy eating and fitness goals for July!

Our next meeting is the 4th Saturday of July: July 25th @ 8:00am.

We have contributed $220 to date towards the "Through the Garden Gate" Project with women in Afghanistan, a MEDA program.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MEDAzine Story Spreads the Word

I am happy to share this article about WAGH from MEDA's e-magazine, MEDAzine. How nice of them to give us a shout out! Thanks, MEDA! This coverage is so encouraging. Hopefully, it will lead to more interest in making a difference in the global hunger cause. wagh.html

Sunday, January 25, 2009

WAGH 2008

One WAGH house group of 5-7 women in Southern California is proud to have succeeded in contributing over $1,000 to MEDA's "Through the Garden Gate" project in Afghanistan, that empowers women to grow gardens for feeding their families better and for taking produce to market to provide income within cultural restraints, while becoming literate and trained in business and agricultural skills. Not only did we meet together to encourage one another to be authentic and to make changes toward becoming more fit and responsible in our eating habits, we helped another group of women in the fourth poorest country in the world to grow gardens, learn to read, and learn to write their names.
Through monthly meeting fees and a commitment to raise funds for this project, we were pleased to reach our fundraising goal. We've been very touched through the stories of the lives of these women as reported to us.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Welcome to the WAGH Blog

Thanks for visiting our blog. It is a new blog. Stay tuned.