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My fourth surgiversary… Inventing my future

Share the post “My fourth surgiversary… Inventing my future” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint There must be times in your life that you have wished that you could predict the future. Life would be so much simpler if you knew what lies ahead. The reality is that we have no genie in a bottle, and we are not a living breathing fairy tale character granted three wishes. Share the…

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Changes in bariatric social networks

Share the post “Changes in bariatric social networks” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Over the past year I have been noticing a change in social networking in the bariatric community. This change mirrors the change that is happing in most on-line communities. There has been a shift from anonymous message board based discussion forums to social networking sites, primarily Facebook and Twitter. Share the post “Changes in bariatric social…

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Obsessed with or focused on 2-0-0

Share the post “Obsessed with or focused on 2-0-0” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint There are times when I question if I am obsessed with my weight. As a weight loss surgery post-op, tracking the pounds on the scale dial was an easy way to define success in the months and years after surgery. As time has gone by, I have grown to understand that other non-weight related successes…

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Experiencing the inside-out approach to life

Share the post “Experiencing the inside-out approach to life” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I love exploring the dynamics of change. I am a liberal person and am a believer in supporting change through politics, religion and in just about any other scenario. I realize that this is at odds with my analytical nature of over thinking and often erring on the side of caution. The truth is that…

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Great Expectations of Weight Loss Surgery

Share the post “Great Expectations of Weight Loss Surgery” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This week I wrote a guest column for the Bandwagon on the Road newsletter. The theme for the week was expectations. The following paragraph comes from my column, Great Expectations of Weight Loss Surgery. Be sure to visit  Bandwagon on the Road and read it in its entirety. This weekly newsletter always offers me good advice…

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What a difference six years makes

Share the post “What a difference six years makes” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Six years ago I lay in an emergency room losing consciousness surrounded by nurses and doctors with alarms going crazy. I had experienced a mild heart attack and severely reacted to a nitroglycerin injection.  This is how my 17 day hospital stay began in October 2005 that included a triple cardiac bypass and ten days…

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Three Flavors of Networking and the Weight Loss Community

Share the post “Three Flavors of Networking and the Weight Loss Community” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Networking is hot today. It has moved way beyond idle chat and trading business cards at cocktail hours. The advent of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter has opened new networking venues. Networking is thriving in the bariatric community.  I would argue that social networking is responsible for the very…

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Reflections on my mortality after weight loss surgery

Share the post “Reflections on my mortality after weight loss surgery” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Last week the media and the Internet were abuzz with news and chatter about the death of Steve Jobs, the man behind Apple. Steve Jobs was no doubt the Edison of the Internet Age and a brilliant man. I normally don’t read obituaries in the newspaper, but last week an obituary of a…

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3 Ways to Handle the Unexpected in Weight Loss

Share the post “3 Ways to Handle the Unexpected in Weight Loss” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint The Harvard Business Review may not be your normal source for weight loss tips. I happen to subscribe to their daily management tips. There are times when these tidbits of knowledge cross from my business life into my personal life. Today’s tips on “3 Ways to Handle the Unexpected” really hit home…

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An Interview with Chuck Gough, Bariatric Endurance Athelete and Friend

Share the post “An Interview with Chuck Gough, Bariatric Endurance Athelete and Friend” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I have observed quite amazing transformations in people after their weight loss surgery. Some of the most intriguing stories are of patients who left their sedentary lives behind on the operating table and are now embracing very active lives. Often these new lives involve participating in physical endurance activities such as marathons,…

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