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March 30, 2015

TRX – Fitness Anywhere

Over the past few years I have been doing quite a bit of business and leisure traveling. With little access to a gym on my trips, I was forced into workouts that usually involved running. As much as I like the versatility of running, it’s not my favorite thing to do. I usually ended my…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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December 9, 2014

A Quick Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Sometimes it’s hard to make time for your regular workout. That’s why we’ve put together a quick workout you can do anytime and anywhere.  Quick Workout: 1 minute: Walk, March, Jog or Climb steps 1 minute: Squats 1 minute: Push Ups (or Wall Push Ups) 1 minute: Jumping Jacks (or Half Jack option) 1 minute:…

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January 24, 2014

Skip the Fad Diet and Aim to Succeed

Many New Year’s resolutions are geared towards weight loss. This can be a great goal to help you feel better for many reasons: positive health changes, and improved self esteem, and who doesn’t want their clothes to fit better? But, did you know that how you go about completing this goal affects the outcome? Fad diets focus on a “one size fits all” quick fix, but this does not lead to lasting results for many reasons...

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June 19, 2013

Vicky’s Story Part 3: The Catalyst

I loved the meeting because everything you had to do was laid out and explained from day 1. I understood the need to see a variety of doctors during the pre-surgery phase, the need to gather information from my family doctor justifying why I needed the surgery, documenting what I had done in the past to try to lose the weight. I actually could envision increasing my odds of getting to spend more time with my family, and in particular, with my granddaughters. This picture of 4 of our 5 granddaughters is the major catalyst for clinching my decision to have the surgery. I wanted to be around to watch them mature as they blossomed into beautiful young women!

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June 3, 2013

Vicky’s Story Part 2: Fears and Phobias

Living life as a very large person can be quite daunting. I was afraid of many things including how I was being perceived by my friends, family, and even people I didn’t know. So many questions were going through my head: could I get a job in a healthcare setting, and would I even make it through the interview process when I was so big? Were my granddaughters and other family members embarrassed to be with me? Was my husband, Steve, embarrassed to go out to dinner with me? If I did take a chance and go through with it, what if this was just another solution that did not work for me? How long would it take me to lose the weight? Despite all of my many worries, I decided to get the surgery. I had to push those fears aside and look at the root of the matter- my health and my future- and knew this what I had to do.

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May 21, 2013

Vicky’s Story Part 1: Ruses and Excuses for My Bad Habits

For me, that’s when the weight gain started. From there it seemed like life was always centered around food and eating, because there were great memories associated with eating and entertaining. When life got hectic with the family and then with teenagers, we felt like we needed quick and easy meals because everyone was always on the run. Once I hit the point where I didn't even want to know exactly how much I actually weighed (knowing I was well over 300 lbs), I made a decision that something needed to be done to get a handle on this weight issue.

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April 30, 2013

Patient Story: How Weight Loss Surgery Changed My Life and My Diabetes

“Having this surgery truly changed my life,” explained Goldman. “If you have health issues and you’ve tried everything, don’t be ashamed to try the surgery. Sometimes you need an extra tool to get your body into the mode of eating what you’re supposed to. I look forward to a longer, healthier life because of my choice.”

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