In January, just in time for all those resolutions, Oprah and Bob Greene launched the 2008 Best Life weight loss challenge. If you missed the episode, you can tune in tomorrow, 6/13. The challenge is encouraging one million Americans to sign a contract to commit to themselves to make healthier choices by following the Best Life Diet.
The show, airing tomorrow, is set in Meridian, MS. The Mississippi town has one of the most overweight populations in the country. Oprah chose this location to kick-off the challenge because of the weight loss challenge their mayor, John Robert Smith, had started. The “Just Lose It! Meridian” campaign encouraged 1,000 people in the community to lose 10 pounds each. Read our interview with Mayor Smith to learn more about the weight loss campaign.
June 12th, 2008