Residents in York are loosing weight for less than $5 a week. It’s all part of a healthy initiative between the city and Weight Watchers.
Margarette Figueroa’s ready for a change.
“I hate trying on new clothes, I hate going shopping, just really not happy with the weight that I’ve gained,” says Margarette.
So she’s set a goal.
“I’d like to lose between 80 to 100 pounds. I’ve never been that thin before, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Her goals are attainable through a Healthy Communities Grant between York and Weight Watchers. It’s designed to help parents who qualify, based on their body mass index and income level criteria.
Margarette says, “It’s such a true blessing because not everybody can afford the $45 or $50 dollars. I’m a single mom with five kids.”
Members pay $3 a week.
Weight Watchers leader, Barb Walker, applauds the initiative.
“We want parents to take the time for themselves, to develop a new lifestyle and eating healthy and setting an example for their children.”
For parents like Margarette, losing weight for her kids is a big gain.
The initiative provides three locations for parents to meet weekly throughout York.