Tuesday, October 21, 2014
My Bariatric Life
  • My Bariatric Life, Health Guide
  • Location: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Bio: 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!
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HEALTH INTERESTS:

obesity,  weight loss,  weight loss surgery,  bariatric surgery,  obesity surgery,  gastric bypass,  gastric sleeve,  gastric band,  duodenal switch,  revision surgery,  plastic surgery,  body contouring,  nutrition,  exercise,  integrative health,  fitness,  grain-free cooking,  organic,  celiac,  diabetes

DRUGS I AM TAKING:

I take a good deal of vitamins. This is not due to my bariatric surgery but rather a personal choice made after doing much research into integrative health.

ABOUT ME:

Cheryl is an e-patient, health writer and activist against obesity and obesity-related illness. She has significant experience in the healthcare industry, with much of her career having been focused on digital innovation programs that served patient and physician needs. Now writing as “My Bariatric Life” she has 65,000 unique monthly readers on ObesityCentral.

 

It is important to recognize that obesity is the most pressing public health issue facing America today. It has reached epidemic proportions and is even harder to treat than the diseases/health conditions it causes. The low treatment success rate associated with obesity is likely because people need to commit to changing patterns deeply woven into social fabric, food and beverage commerce patterns, personal eating habits, and sedentary lifestyle. For real change, individuals need to get past the crash-diet mentality to a lifestyle plan of healthy eating and increased physical activity for the whole family. People need tools that can assist them in making these changes and patient education is critical.

 

To this end, My Bariatric Life is active in online patient communities and is involved with several web sites/social media (the largest being this Obesity Central Site) so as to develop people’s skills to make better choices to achieve and maintain permanent weight loss. Her hope is that you live a life you love and love the life you live.

 

Visit my website MyBariatricLife.org 

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My Bariatric Life is active on these patient support communities:

MyBariatricLife on ObesityHelp.com

MyBariatricLife on RealSelf

PHOTOS:

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ROLES:

Interested in Diabetes

Interested in Skin Care

Interested in Diet & Exercise

Interested in Sexual Health

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