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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

The United States of Obesity (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's no secret America is fighting an obesity epidemic. But do you know how it is affecting you? Here's a visual breakdown of our unhealthy habits and their consequences.     (Click on PDF to enlarge)
posted 08/05/2014, 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 and facial 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!

Bariatric Surgery: Define Your Barriers to Success

Bill lost roughly half his body weight after bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes.   On his blog WHS-NewLife, Bill Streetman explores the barriers for living a healthy lifestyle after gastric bypass weight loss surgery. He looked within himself to find what does and does not motivate and discovered his four greatest barriers that could... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, 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 and facial 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!

Emotional Eating and What Can Be Done

  Ernest Hemingway coined the term "grace under pressure" long ago when he offered it up as an explanation for what courage is. Grace under pressure does not neccessarily mean free of stress so much as it means the ability to successfully deal with stress. Few people have Hemingway's backbone to begin with, and his capacity for drink may... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, 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 and facial 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!

Maternal Obesity and the Link to Stillbirth

  My husband and I recently toured the historic Crown Hill Cemetary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Putting aside for a quick moment the normal content of My Bariatric Life, I enthusiactically recommend this tour. Many notables are buiried in the park-like atmosphere of the grounds. Among them is the final resting place of bankrobber John... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, 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 and facial 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!

Bariatric Surgery: Develop Health Habits in 4 Simple Steps

  Bill Streetman was not always obese. In fact, he was once quite the athlete. But as Bill matured his activity level decreased while his eating did not. Eventually, Bill weighed in at 404 pounds. He told me, "Nobody gets to weigh 400+ pounds without lying to themselves and others a great deal." Bill finally faced the truth about his... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, comments (0)|

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