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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 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!

Weight Loss Identity Crisis

 

It is impossible to believe that who we are is the result of a series of first-effort successes. We slip, we fall, we get up again. It is certainly in our best interest to get back up, but some do not. They lay where they have fallen until the end of time. Fortunately, most rise again and rebuild. And those who have somehow become... Read moreChevron

posted 02/23/2015, 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!

The Biggest Loser: "Weight Loss Surgery is Unhealthy”

the biggest loser 

 

A comment that aired on the season-final episode of NBC’s... Read moreChevron

posted 02/23/2015, 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!

Best Trail Mix Ever! from Borne Appétit, Paleo

Best Trail Mix Ever! from Borne Appetit, Paleo

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posted 02/19/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Puerto Rico May Fine Parents of Obese Kids

In New York City, there have been attempts at the state and local level to regulate unhealthy food consumption over the years that include controlling trans fats (successful) and posting calories on Read moreChevron

posted 02/17/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Conquer the Chaos and Conquer the Weight

Surprisingly, a New Year’s commitment to weight loss should also include de-cluttering your home.  Chaos breeds sloppiness and that messiness can extend to your food habits or other areas of life. When you struggle with weight, clutter and chaos can be a sure recipe for weight gain.

 

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posted 02/16/2015, comments (0)|

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