Wyandotte Woman Pledging $1 for Every Pound Lost
Wyandotte Patch blogger Pamela Rising is using her weight loss journey as a way to support Waynewright Community Meals, a soup kitchen ran out of First Congregational Church of Wyandotte.
Pamela Rising is ready to celebrate each morning being a brand new day.
The Wyandotte woman said she’s going public with her serious health issues as a way to help others in a similar situation.
And also, as a way to keep her own journey in check to ensure she stays on the right path.
The mother of three and grandmother of one is on permanent disability and unable to work due to a myriad of health problems, including diabetes, arthritis and neuropathy.
Her health issues have caused her to go blind and suffer a mild stroke.
“I don’t have your everyday diabetes like other people have,” she said, while chopping vegetables. “Mine is much worse. I’ll never feel my toes or the bottom of my feet again. But, the sass is in full demand. I have no shortage of sass.”
In order to improve her health, Rising said, she’s on a mission to lose weight and to lower her diabetic sugar levels.
For some extra motivation, she’s decided to donate $1 for every pound that she loses. The money will be given to Waynewright Community Meals, a soup kitchen operated out of First Congregational Church of Wyandotte.
“If I were to pledge money to the food pantry, I knew that I would be more apt to lose weight,” she said.
Rising is hoping to find a local nutritionist or personal trainer who’s willing to weigh her officially each week.
“I’m willing to stand on a scale wherever in front of God,” she said. “I can weigh myself, but since there’s money involved, I would like to be weighed publicly so that everyone knows it’s on the up and up. Then, maybe, too, others will hear about what I’m doing and can benefit from it.”
To help add even more of a public spotlight on her battle, Rising has begun blogging about her journey on Wyandotte Patch.
“My diabetes has become very much out of control and is threatening me in a mean way,” she said. “I believe that the story could very much help others in my situation. I would love to do what I can to get my story out so that I can help others, and in turn, have even more reason to keep moving in a positive direction."