Endorse WLSers at the WEGO Health Activist Awards

I got an email last week from the WEGO Health Activist Awards informing me that I had been nominated for one of the Awards. What an honor. I doubt I will win, I never win anything, but it is still quite an honor to be nominated.

From: Susan Mees [mailto:susanm@wegohealth.com]
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:53 AM
To: pandora@desperatelyseekingslender.com
Subject: You’ve Been Nominated for a WEGO Health Activist Award


Congratulations – someone in your community has taken the time to draw attention to your efforts during 2012 and wants to make sure you are recognized.

You have been nominated for the Best Kept Secret Award in this year’s WEGO Health Activist Awards!

Nominations (like yours) are open through December 31st, 2012, after which judging will begin – we’ll be in touch with more updates on your progress.

Meanwhile, there are 2 quick ways to get more involved:

Ask your readers to endorse your nomination by putting our badge on your blog. Their endorsements won’t affect your standing but other nominees have had a great response to the badge. Just paste this code into your blog: *NOTE* The endorsement code didn’t work for me 🙁

Nominate someone! There are 16 award categories and there’s no limit to the number of people you can nominate with our quick form: http://info.wegohealth.com/health-activist-awards-2012/
Thanks for everything you’ve done this year and congratulations again! Please let me know if you have any questions, otherwise we’ll keep you posted.



Now you know me, I had to of course go Nominate ALL my friends for awards that I thought suited them. I encourage you to endorse my nominations and go to the website and nominate these people yourself. It only takes a few minutes of your time.

  • Best Ensemble Cast – A group who advocates and raises awareness: Obesity Action Coalition ( OAC )
  • Best in Show: Blog – Someone who exemplifies the use of blogging: Michelle Vicari ( WorldAccordingtoEggface )
  • Best in Show: Community/Forum – Someone who exemplifies the use of a community or forum: Beth Sheldon ( Bariatric Bad Girls Club )
  • Health Activist Hero – An inspiring, supportive, and knowledgeable Health Activist: Rain Hampton ( Afterthefat.com )
  • Unsung Hero Award – The member of your community who may not know how amazing and valuable they are: WaningWoman ( WaningWoman.com )

Of course if you don’t mind, please also Endorse my Nominations for Best Kept Secret!  To do so just click on the link, type in your email address and hit the “Endorse Me” button. Then you can share your Endorsement on Twitter and Facebook after.

By |2012-12-09T14:11:31+00:00December 9th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments


  1. Dagny December 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I got nominated, too. No clue by whom. There are something like 16 or 17 awards and they get HUNDREDS of nominations. Plus, there are no categories by health sector so you’re “competing” so to speak alongside the cancer people and the diabetes people and the autism people, the multiple sclerosis people, the sickle cell people—it goes on! So be happy for the nomination! I can’t really figure out how WegoHealth does whatever it supposedly does anyway!

  2. Jaime Pandora Williams December 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I am very honored by the nomination. I think it was very kind of the several people who nominated me to do so. I find it amazing that with me being so new in the WLS community that so many people are so supportive of me. I don’t really feel like I am “competing” with anyone, I asked people to endorse fellow WLSers because I think it is always good to support our community. We don’t need to win the recognition of WEGO to feel like we accomplished something, I feel like being nominated by my peers for something like this is enough recognition. But I enjoy encouraging participating, and if I made the people I nominated smile as much as the people that nominated me did, then I did a good deed for the day. 🙂

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