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My weight - has not changed in six months - I am maintaining from 144-150. But this, this is new. I had zero definition in my body before. It's the little things, honestly. A little change makes a huge difference - the fact that I can finally see change - makes the work WORTH IT. Continue »
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Via OAC - Nominations END tomorrow! We are proud to open the nomination process for the OAC’s 2013 Annual Awards that will be presented on Saturday evening, August 17, at the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Last year, the OAC unveiled its Annual Awards Program as a way to honor outstanding OAC members and volunteers for their tireless efforts to advance the cause of obesity and help individuals affected through education, advocacy and support. Our members truly drive the successes of the OAC, and we are excited to celebrate the individuals that have made a... Continue »
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Yesterday at early-o-clock I went into Boston in preparation for my WADA testing. This test (like I explained before...) checks the effects of putting the halves of my brain to sleep each side at a time in preparation for eventual epilepsy surgery to remove a section of brain that is suspect for seizure trigger. The WADA - The test begins with an angiogram, a test that examines the flow of a dye through the blood vessels. A thin plastic tube (catheter) is introduced through an artery in the inner portion of the upper thigh. A local anesthetic is given to... Continue »
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“I drink because I’m lonesome, I’m lonesome ‘cause I drink.” This song just came up on CMT whilst I wrote this post. Timely. Two years ago I wrote a post about Las Vegas after I arrived home from a trip there for a professional bariatric conference. I titled it Las Vegas is a GIANT SPARKLY TRANSFER ADDICTION. And I meant it. Vegas is full of 489230 reasons why post weight loss surgery patients are tempted and could be tempted and often fail to dissuade temptation and need to be careful about temptation. I went back to Las Vegas last spring... Continue »
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Katie Jay of www.nawls.com was the keynote speaker at an event at Southcoast Center for Weight Loss in Wareham, MA yesterday. She is amazing. Thank you, Katie. Here we are - 150 patients returned to the Southcoast Center for Weight Loss Saturday for a reunion as the group marked its own milestone: 3,500 patients since Dr. Rayford Kruger launched the unit nine years ago.It is now the largest and busiest bariatric surgery program in New England, with three surgeons who perform about 650 procedures at Wareham's Tobey Hospital a year. Related articles Report: Some money in Lap-Band settlement to pay... Continue »
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Recently when I saw a fresh weight loss and posted it, I was confronted with a commenter who asked me why I posted my body-weight. It is a fair question and I do not challenge her asking it, because it's been asked of me many times when I have posted my actual weight-as-a-number. I will say that number-sharing is the norm (...or was?) in the weight loss surgery/bariatric community as a whole for as long as I have been a part of it -- and that is at least 10-12 years that I have actively read and participated in emails,... Continue »
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Just a warning, this is NOT a pleasant Rainbow and Butterflies study for those in the early or research stages of weight loss surgery. Study - Expectations for weight loss and willingness to except risk - JAMA - Importance Weight loss surgery (WLS) has been shown to produce long-term weight loss but is not risk free or universally effective. The weight loss expectations and willingness to undergo perioperative risk among patients seeking WLS remain unknown. Objectives To examine the expectations and motivations of WLS patients and the mortality risks they are willing to undertake and to explore the demographic characteristics,... Continue »
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Left - Fitbloggin' 2012 Right - This Week - Lost the regain - Also, 3 pounds to my lowest weight. Several years ago, a woman messaged on a weight loss surgery forum and told me that my weight chart resembled a roller-coaster and that she wanted to "help me get control." After a quick Google search -- I noted she was seeking a new client for her weight loss surgery coaching business and dumped her "friendship." Friends do not pay friends to help them lose weight, maintain weight loss or to help them lose regained weight after weight loss surgery.... Continue »
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GET. YOUR. COLONOSCOPIES. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. Don't be scared. It's no big thing. Really. The preparation is harder than the procedure. (My spouse is at this very moment, searching for a GI to make that appointment he canceled more than five years ago. He's a high-risk patient with family history.) With that, I tell you - BOTTOMS UP! (Reuters Health) - Obesity is already linked to a higher risk of colon or rectal cancer, but a new study suggests this risk is even greater for obese people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Based on a study of more... Continue »
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April 5th, 2013 marks nine years since I had roux en y gastric bypass surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. I made it another year. I am alive. I made it past your cash bets. I am approximately five pounds above my very lowest post op weight, which I saw one year post op before I got pregnant and right before I bounced up to 175 lbs. I will say this, my lower weight looks different the second time around. That first low-weight crash post surgery looks like death-warmed over. I look healthier now, and I... Continue »
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Interchangeable to fit with standard "cause" bracelets. Beth Orders This And Puts It With Her BBGC Bracelets. Immediately. Now. Click below - Related articles Good DOES GOOD - #YWM2013 #BBGC Fundraiser Continue »
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The Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient has been updated for the first time since 2008. There are changes and updates and suggestions for your clinicians - the entire text is available online below - Download here - Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient - 2013 Update - Abstract: The development of these updated guidelines was commissioned by the AACE, TOS, and ASMBS Board of Directors and adheres to the AACE 2010 protocol for standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Each recommendation was re-evaluated... Continue »
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...with an undying passion. And you know what? Today is my eight year "surgiversary." And, yes... I'm waiting for my party. *sits quietly in wait* I'll be here when you're ready. I'd like the same as every other celebration: Josh Turner, someone to drive me around and Dark Chocolate Truffles. KTHANXBAI. 2004 I am not about to write a fluff post about my "Years Of Success," or how "You Too Can Be Like Me!" fitting into size eight size twelve jeans and being super fabulous, still. I have not taken any courses on Being A Life Coach, Nutrition Coach or... Continue »
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NO GUT FAIL = I LOVE YOU. OR. When Beth leaves WalMart And Goes Into A Regular Grocery Store She Finds Food! I love these little nutbars. I've been eating them all week. I love you Glenny's. My gut thanks you for making a NON-SUGAR ALCOHOL PRODUCT. Note - Ingredients PEANUTS, AGAVE, SYRUP, PEANUT BUTTER, BROWN RICE SYRUP, SUNFLOWER OIL (SUNFLOWER OIL, ROSEMARY EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL), SALT. MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO PROCESSES OTHER TREE NUTS, SOY AND SESAME. MAY CONTAIN PIT OR SHELL FRAGMENTS. MANUFACTURED IN A CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE PLANT. NON-GMO. Product - Glenny's Peanut + Peanut Butter... Continue »
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This is all I have right now. Will blog more later. OMG! ABC 20/20 Continue »
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http://www.r-word.org/ Related articles Vague blog. All the weight I didn't lose Continue »
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Weight-Loss Surgery's Weird Alcoholism Risk | The Fix. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Watch More News Videos at ABC | Technology News | Celebrity News Copied entire article from Weight-Loss Surgery's Weird Alcoholism Risk | The Fix. - because - BECAUSE - Gastric bypass surgery is something of a medical marvel. In Roux-en-Y surgery, a small pouch is made from part of your stomach, building a new, smaller one. The pouch is then connected to the middle portion of the small intestine (the jejunum), bypassing the upper part (the duodenum). Because your new stomach is about 90% smaller... Continue »
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BA says: Calcium Citrate that tastes like dessert – Wow! After weight loss surgery, many people are required to take a lot of calcium. At Bariatric Advantage, we recognize that providing different flavors and forms of this important nutrient helps assure compliance and makes taking large amounts of calcium much easier. Our Calcium Citrate Chewy Bites deliver 250 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain 125 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption. These chews are sugar-free as well, so you don’t have to worry about getting extra carbs while you get the... Continue »
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