If you ask IU School of Medicine Executive Assistant to the Chairman Bernetta Hartman about her family, she is sure to light up.
So, it's no surprise that Bernetta’s healthy change was motivated by family.
There was no way I was going to miss that experience with my daughter. I knew I needed to lose weight.
In March 2014, her daughter was invited to attend a prestigious dance convention in New York City. They were excited to visit Times Square and Central Park together, but Bernetta feared her health would hold them back.
“I was overweight. My feet hurt. I worried about having enough energy and strength to walk around the city all day,” Bernetta says. “But there was no way I was going to miss that experience with my daughter. I knew I needed to lose weight.”