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Blog entries by Linney

  1. How is everyone coping with the delicious treats that surround us during the Christmas Season? At my workplace many high-calorie treats are within my reach. A lot of my co-workers bring in baked assorted Christmas cookies, Christmas fudge with nuts, the largest box of chocolates I've ever seen...
  2. 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...
  3. 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”...
  4. 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]
  5. [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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. As each day passed by, I realized that all I was doing was going to work, coming home to prepare dinner and cleaning up around the house. If I had any energy left, I would color and read health-related articles before bedtime. I felt that I’ve forgotten that there was more to life than just...
  9. I met with a friend of mine, who had weight-loss surgery eight years' ago, and had gained all of their weight back just to become larger than they've ever been before. I had advised my friend to find out about having a revised surgical procedure done. They had taken heed to my advice since...
  10. How is everyone coping with the delicious treats that surround us during the Christmas Season? At my workplace many high-calorie treats are within my reach. A lot of my co-workers bring in baked assorted Christmas cookies, Christmas fudge with nuts, the largest box of chocolates I've ever seen...
  11. As Esther Phillips sang, “What a Difference a Day Makes” 24 little hours ….Yes one day can make all of the difference! Did you ever eat a food item that contained too much sugar, and since you’re not used to consuming a larger than normal amount, you ended up craving more sugar? It’s a vicious...
  12. I visit the Farmer's Market every Monday in my town, and I was asked why I choose to shop there every week. http://www.stratfordstar.com/56264/fresh-from-the-green/
  13. Even though I was obese for many years, I have to disagree with people who say that obese people are very unhappy, when in reality like Jolly old St. Nick is Jolly for a reason. I was a jolly woman because I was free to eat anything and everything I chose to eat at any time of the day or night....
  14. I was fortunate enough to experience motherhood, but it does come with a price attached, and that is responsibility. This new way of life does not have an owner’s manual when our new bundle of joy arrives, and is looking up at us for guidance and direction. We embrace this new person that...
  15. I’ve learned to take baby steps and not to be disappointed if my progress is slow. I’ve learned that my relationships have changed with those who are the closest to me in my life. I’ve learned that I can accomplish goals and pursue my dreams. I’ve learned that my life is what I make of it,...