Charles (51) is an IT Analyst for Bellin Health, he began working with Dr. John Simmons in September of 2019. Since then he has lost a total of 85 pounds in just 9 months, he does feel that without COVID-19 he good already be at his 1 year goal of 100 pounds lost. Charles inspiration for losing weight came last fall when he got on the scale, it was then he told himself he was NOT going to hit 300 pounds. Arguably his great obstacle is himself, but by setting a goal a planning a reward trip served as a motivating factor. Charles suggests using Bellin Health’s Weight Management program for the accountability and structure that provide, which in the end made the difference. The sense of community and support that was shown inside the program and outside the program from Charles co-workers was very comforting for him. Since his weight loss Charles has seen an improvement in his ability to hike, fish, and hunt. The most gratifying part is shopping for new clothing, the rewarding feeling that Charles gets continues to drive him to improve his health.