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  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 1:09 AM.
    Thanksgiving will soon be here. It's a day to be grateful and thankful for all of our blessings bestowed upon us. Many people in our lives are saddened when the holidays come since their loved ones may no longer be with them in celebration. There are many poor and homeless people who are...
  • Sherry Smith
    Blog: Sherry Smith's blog. By Sherry Smith at 12:43 PM.
    I have finally lost 105 pounds since my gastric bypass surgery on June 12, 2017. I didn't think it would ever happen. Can't wait to drop more pounds. Doctor is taking me off more and more of my medicines. Clothes are getting to big. I am so excited. Never thought I'd be happy to get on the...
  • Oct
    Blog: Pixx's blog. By Pixx at 1:20 AM.
    The word 'blog' is so weird to me. I think it is just my love for the movie Labyrinth that makes my head think 'bog' instead...:eek:*squirrel* Anyway, I have never posted a 'blog' before. This is a neat feature to the forum. :) So I thought I would just recap my journey to have it in one place....
  • Oct
    Donna Steinman
    Blog: Donna Steinman's blog. By Donna Steinman at 3:22 PM.
    I am so excited that my A1C is down to 5.8 and my glucose am reading are between, 77 to 118 in the morning. I've been off all meds sense my surgery date on 5-2-17. I am down 78 lbs sense 1-27-17. And lost, 58 before that for a total of 136 lbs lost. Only have 14 to 24 more lbs to lose to goal...
  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 7:09 PM.
    Placing the pieces of our own puzzle can be quite an adventure. Sometimes we place a piece that does not “ fit” into that space. When we turn this particular piece, in many different directions, to “fit” into this allotted space, it just doesn’t“ fit”. We may attempt to have this piece” fit”...
  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 10:10 PM.
    Fairfield County Bariatrics along with Norwalk Hospital and Lord and Taylor created a wonderful event! It was an evening of celebration for each and every one of us who walked the runway of victory and success! Check out this clip below! Yes we can do this! [MEDIA]
  • Lynn Ferndale
    Blog: Lynn Ferndale's blog. By Lynn Ferndale at 5:14 PM.
    I started listening to a podcast called, 'Weight Loss Surgery Podcast," by Reeger Cortell, FNP-C. I highly recommend it. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has some wonderful insights and commentary on weight loss surgery. This statement of hers, "Self care is not selfish," really hit home...
  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 10:00 AM.
    [IMG] The other day I attended a picnic, which had many different food options to choose from, and the majority of food choices were surprisingly healthy ones. More and more people, who are hosting parties, are offering healthier foods when entertaining since the majority of people are...
  • Lynn Ferndale
    Blog: Lynn Ferndale's blog. By Lynn Ferndale at 10:44 PM.
    So gang, Tuesday was my very first Bariatric Support Group meeting. I was relieved to not have to stand up and announce my name or anything like that. The house was packed! Packed with folks at all stages of their journey. I am so grateful that this is part of my program and that I participated...
  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 6:25 AM.
    My life has significantly changed for the better! I have reached my personal weight-loss goal! Each day as I interact with others, who are struggling with their weight as well, I can offer hope, encouragement, and inspiration so they can find a place to begin their personal weight-loss...
  • Maggie C
    Blog: Maggie C's blog. By Maggie C at 2:12 PM.
    So excited! 2 weeks out of surgery and not only do I fit into this dress I bought a while back, but its almost loose! The past couple weeks have been a struggle, but totally worth out for results that I couldn't get from my previous attempts. Can't wait to get back to the gym! 28 lbs down total....
  • Mar
    Blog: Alioop's blog. By Alioop at 4:20 PM.
    My patient advocate told me that if all my records were submitted by the end of March the surgeon would review it all with the possibility that surgery date would be set for end of April. So, I have remained deligent in completing all test and getting records to the surgeons office. But,...
  • Alioop
    Blog: Alioop's blog. By Alioop at 5:09 PM.
    It is only Wed, yet so much has been accomplished with many things crossed off the "to do" list my surgeons office gave me. * Get physical/surgery clearance from PHP......# Done * Psych Eval.....#Done * TSH tyroid lab test.....#Done * Sleep Study.....#Done * A1C...
  • Linney
    Blog: Linney's blog. By Linney at 1:34 PM.
    Exercise is a great healer to the body. It oxygenates your blood, while building muscle and burning unwanted fat at the same time. Each time I exercise, I feel stronger, more alive, focused at work, and relaxed before bedtime. When I was not exercising as much, my body became tense, my...
  • Alioop
    Blog: Alioop's blog. By Alioop at 3:42 PM.
    There seems to be an agreement in the comments/responses that I have read that at times consumming the required daily protein can be difficult especially the first few weeks post surgery. It seems that protein powder becomes a necessity, but, also becomes an aggravation when trying to find new...