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3 Things You Must Do to Overcome Regain

3 Things You Must Do to Overcome Regain

As we head into the, "Ugh, I'm so fat" season (following the holidays), the temptation exists simply to go on a diet -- or to give up trying -- when we are faced with regain. Sometimes dieting can be a real joy if you begin to feel control again and see the scale...

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Why Your Problems Are Opportunities

Why Your Problems Are Opportunities

One of my all-time favorite movies is Parenthood. Steve Martin stars as a charming and imperfect father, who has a wonderfully dysfunctional family.

Steve’s character, Gil, is stressed out by a chaotic life. He wants very badly for things to settle down, and for his children to be normal.

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The Risks of Dancing in Public

The Risks of Dancing in Public

If I were to sum up my weight loss surgery (WLS) journey in one word, I would have to say it’s been “risky!”

I have spent the last 15+ years taking one risk after another. With my belief that “the same person will become obese again,” I have been relentless in my pursuit of personal transformation.

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Why You Gain Weight

Why You Gain Weight

When you see the scale go up a few pounds it’s easy to panic. A few pounds emotionally feel like a ton. You wonder if you will ever be able to get off that extra weight, as if you were David facing the Giant. You feel guilty for what you’ve eaten or for skipping exercise.

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Are You Worried about Transfer Addiction?

Are You Worried about Transfer Addiction?

At her sister’s wedding, Fiona decided to try her first taste of alcohol after bariatric surgery. She had waited 11 months and wasn’t going to deny herself a glass of champagne on such an important day. And wow, did she enjoy that champagne! She sipped on a small drink, got a nice buzz, and laughed the evening away. No big deal.

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Coping in the Time of COVID-19

Coping in the Time of COVID-19

It’s like a tsunami has hit us.

A large earthquake took place on the ocean floor in a faraway place, and now huge waves have traveled from that point to our shores.

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