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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!

Resistance Bands for Lower Body Workouts

I recently invested in a set of resistance bands (like giant rubber bands) for at home and on-the-road workouts. I made the purchase after my trainer had set me up at the gym with a few squats and other routines to work my gluteal muscles (my butt). She praised the benefits of resistance bands and after one workout I was sold on... Read moreChevron
posted 07/06/2014, comments (0)|
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!

Paleo Chicken Sausage and Roasted Vegetables from Borne Appétit – A One-Pot Healthy Meal in Minutes

Turnips Instead of Potatoes   When I was a child, Mom made turnips once a year. It was by special request from Dad; he liked mashed potatoes and turnips. And so he got them every Thanksgiving. The rest of the family disliked the bitterness of this root vegetable. I never ate them.   I guess it was not until middle age that I... Read moreChevron
posted 07/04/2014, comments (0)|
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 in America and How We Got Here

We are a country that has become too big for our britches. All that needs to be done to verify this is to spend some time in public places. The number of obese and overweight people spotted will unfortunately support that claim rapidly enough.Things have changed. I search my memory bank from childhood and cannot retrieve an instance of a person... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, 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!

Should Obamacare Be Denied to Overweight People?

If you don't want help, that's fine. Refuse the life vest and tread water as best you can. Turn away the firefighters and blow at the flames with all the lung power you can muster. Do not allow your children to be vaccinated against controlled diseases and keep your fingers crossed. All that is your perogative. But if you are among the many still... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|
WHS-NewLife

WHS-NewLife, Community Member

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In Oct 2010 in had RNY surgery and went from 404 to 202 pounds. Beyond losing the weight, I have discovered a “new life” through my three and a half year journey. My rebirth has changed my perspective on life, bringing me increased energy levels and a greater ability to focus on what truly matters.

It's Not About Limits, It's About Needs

Like many gastric bypass patients, I had a challenge reintroducing foods to my new stomach. I threw up a lot. Not all the time. Not every meal. But enough that it was easy to see that the following three issues would usually result in me losing what I had just eaten: It happened if I ate too much, if I ate too fast, or if I ate certain... Read moreChevron
posted 06/27/2014, comments (0)|

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