It has been a whirlwind seven days for Emporian Denise Wolford.
The supervisor at the Lyon County Aging Services Department flew out to New York City this past weekend, appeared briefly on NBC's Today Show on Monday morning and returned home Monday night.
Wolford says her time at the Today Show studios were busy, both on and off camera.
Wolford was on the Today Show to highlight her massive weight loss the past two-plus years. Wolford was nearly 350 pounds shortly after her daughter gave birth to a son. She has since dropped to 129 pounds, thanks to work with Weight Watchers and an exercise program through the Emporia Recreation Commission. She says everybody has been supportive of her throughout the process, especially with the crush of media appearances the past week.
Wolford plans to stay at her current weight. She says weight loss is tough, regardless of whether you lose 20 pounds or more than 200, and support from others is key to helping people attain their weight loss goals.