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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Obesity-Related Illnesses Not Well-Treated in the U.S.

The Great American Health Fail You might want to begin taking better care of yourself. I have rasied this point quite a few times over the years and here it is again. Repetition of a valid point is merited, and I have offered rationale in prior postings as to why self-monitoring and healthy choices are beneficial. Here is another: The American... Read moreChevron
posted 07/17/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Obese Cancer Patients at Risk for Poor Outcomes

The most frightening word in all of language is cancer. It evokes images of stoic men and women asking, "How long do I have?" as their blood turns to ice water and the light in the room begins a slow fade. Plump and cheery faces will collapse all too soon and deep sockets that house yelllow eyes will mirror the terror and knowledge that the best... Read moreChevron
posted 07/15/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Possibly Lower High Blood Pressure with a Vegetarian Diet

A few years back I received a phone call from one of the local hospitals and was told that my husband had been taken by ambulance to the emergency room. I'll cut to the chase and let you know right away that the reason for this particular panic was that his blood pressure had spiked to 170/110, and he thought he was having a heart... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Nothing But Juicy Tropical Fruit Salad from Borne Appétit

  Nothing But Juicy Tropical Fruit Salad from Borne Appétit   I love tropical fruit. Ripe fruit is naturally sweet and needs no added sweeteners. So I don’t know why so many fruit salad recipes call for the addition of sugar, honey, agave, etc. I guess it is a symptom of America’s sugar addiction.    We eat... Read moreChevron
posted 07/13/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Paleo German Chocolate Mug Cake from Borne Appétit

  Paleo German Chocolate Mug Cake from Borne Appétit    Forget Cupcakes I didn’t even know I had a sugar habit until I did The Whole30 Challenge. Nowadays I eat more “clean” than I ever have in my life and after decades of morbid obesity > obesity > overweight I am now of normal weight. What does... Read moreChevron
posted 07/13/2014, comments (0)|

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