Thursday, August 21, 2014

All Posts

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)|
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!

4 Fad Diets to Avoid

  Fad diets are often marketed as the magic wands for weight loss. Promises are made that a good number of pounds will be lost in just a few weeks. These promises can be met but sustaining these results is a bit more tricky. Weight loss is one thing, healthy weight loss is another. Proper weight loss involves eating healthy, exercising... 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!

World Obesity Rate Continues to Grow

Sorry, Mr. Disney, but it turns at that the world is not so small after all. The fact of the matter is that the world is growing and getting larger every year. Let's take a second to clarify. The world itself is pretty much the same rock that it has been for some time, but the people who inhabit that rock are tacking on pounds at an alarming rate.... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, comments (0)|
Salkay74

Salkay74, Community Member

(Profile)

I like to take a walk with my children

My name is sal,i weigh about 330 pounds I have been struggling with my weight for a long time,I have tried everything but nothing seems to work for me,I have twins girls they are four years old,I want to be there for them,the only obstacle I have is my weight,I have tried dieting,I do exercise but nothing is working.Have been thinking of surgery... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, 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!

Maintaining Weight May Relieve Depression in Black Women

Research shows that women are twice as likey as men to suffer from depression and that more than one in seven African American women suffer from major depression. Black women who have depression are also less likely to receive treatment than are white women at a ratio of 39.7 percent vs. 54 percent. Those African American women who do seek... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (287) >