The Power of a Picture

A few weeks ago on The Dr. Oz Show, I asked Steve, the Unhealthiest American to begin a photo timeline. That means that every Thursday, Steve takes a picture of himself and sends it to me. On my end, I’m compiling them into a timeline and after a few months, I just know that all Americas will be impressed with his transformation!

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A few weeks ago on The Dr. Oz Show, I asked Steve, the Unhealthiest American to begin a photo timeline. That means that every Thursday, Steve takes a picture of himself and sends it to me. On my end, I’m compiling them into a timeline and after a few months, I just know that all Americas will be impressed with his transformation! 

So why does all this matter? Well, as we track Steve’s progress, we are impressed that he’s lost weight and we enjoy his updates but when we SEE the transformation it takes on a whole new meaning. This is really important for Steve to help him celebrate small weekly successes while still keeping his eye on the prize.  It will also help if he’s lost sight of his weight loss goals and isn’t seeing results on paper.

 I wanted to blog about this because it’s important to understand that you can have all the resources in the world…great doctors, a high-class health club, perhaps even Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen themselves rooting you on, but at the end of the day, change has to begin with YOU and come from YOU. Sometimes, watching it happen helps to remind us of that! 

Blog written by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
Kristin Kirkpatrick is a registered dietitian and Wellness Manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program. Kristin has...