“A GENTLE GROUP”: SUPPORT FOR WOMEN WITH WEIGHT ISSUES
New hope is available for local women challenged with weight issues.
The Jersey Shore Q Spot, in conjunction with Trinity Church, is offering a weekly weight loss support program for the lesbian community, Weigh Lez.
“If surrounded by peers, it is our hope that the group will feel safer, thus there is more acceptance and individual success,” said Mary Ann Buchanan, Q Spot’s chairperson and creator of Weigh Lez. “Our health is at stake.”
Upcoming meeting topics include: honesty and courage, willpower versus brainpower, feeling the feelings and isolation. Weigh Lez meetings do not incorporate weigh-ins or professional therapy.
“This is a gentle group that shares experiences without critique or judgment,” said Buchanan. “We hope to encourage women to keep trying to meet their personal goals and depend on the group for support and help. What is said here stays here.”
No-charge meetings are held Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm at the Trinity Church gymnasium, 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park. Call 732.604.1791 for more information. Visit JSQSpot.org to learn more about the Jersey Shore Q Spot.