Advice columnist Dear Abby has long been a supporter of LGBT equality, coming out in 2007 in support of same-sex marriage. And since about 2005, the syndicated columnist in some 1,400 newspapers, has taken on topics in her column dealing with gay and lesbian issues.
This week, Jeanne Phillips — aka Abigail Van Buren — tries to help "Lost Angel," a transgender woman who has been in a long-term relationship with a woman, including through her transition, but now finds herself sexually attracted to men.
Donald Creagh, general manager at LA Fitness in Ansley Mall, says making sure a person follows through with a fitness plan starts in the head.
• Make a decision that this is going to be a lifestyle change, not a temporary diet. “Don’t put a deadline on yourself. That takes pressure off,” Creagh says.
• Think about what you are going to eat tomorrow today, he says. That way you can purchase the proper food to prepare instead of rushing to a fast food joint.