UMBC Wellness in the Workplace

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Lynn Kennedy

In March I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I had never been heavier but because I have fibromyalgia which causes chronic pain, I didn’t exercise much. Eager to manage my diabetes without medication, I began hypnotherapy for weight loss. Almost immediately I found myself choosing healthier foods and walking more, without actually trying. Gradually my weight went down as did my pain. Today, fifty pounds lighter with another forty to lose, I feel and look better than I have in years. I exercise daily on a treadmill and do resistance and core work. My blood sugar and cholesterol have come down significantly. Even a broken ankle in October didn’t stop me! Best of all, I am having fun again.

Lynn Kennedy
Administrative Assistant II
Gender and Women’s Studies