You don’t need a fitness studio to get fit at home! I would say the most common excuse for not exercising or getting active is that you don’t have time to go to the gym or go out for a run. The second most common excuse is that you can’t afford to join a gym […]
When it comes to living more in tune with nature, there are many potential methods you can exercise to get fit naturally. For people who have enjoyed living in an urban environment their whole lives, it can be difficult to adapt to a more rugged and natural way of living. Not the least of which […]
Stay Fit at the Office We all lead busy lives and exercise often is neglected or stopped altogether. The most common excuse for not exercising is a lack of time. Here are 8 exercises that won’t take up much time and can be done in the office. Take 10-minutes and get fit with at your […]
Meal Planning When Out for the Day Weight-loss experts recommend meal planning and snack planning (made super easy with Real Plans) to make sure they fit into a well-balanced diet plan. Otherwise, when you are hungry you are likely to eat whatever food is close at hand. On a recent seaside outing with my granddaughter, […]
One of the promises that preceded the information age was that we would all enjoy more leisure time. The world would be at our fingertips. Press a button and great things would happen. We would access what we need to know with alarming speed. The new fast lane would open up more time for leisure! […]
New Year’s Resolutions date back to around 2000 BC. Since that time, a diversity of cultures have adopted the practice. Goals for self-improvement are shared with friends and guests at the tick of midnight every December 31st. Statistics tell us that 45% of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions but only 8% will achieve them. […]
It is the time of year when the most traditional date for personal improvement offers itself up. The ball is down, Times Square is back to business as usual, and January 1st is bloated with stroke of midnight promises. Among those promises is the pledge to get fit by eating healthy. If you are among those who share […]
One-third of adults in the United States are obese and projections for the year 2030 show that number will rise to forty-two percent. Morbid obesity will have doubled by the same year, and eleven percent of the population will be one hundred or more pounds over their ideal body weight. Obesity in America is an […]
Bariatric surgery was not a weight-loss magic bullet for me. Don’t get me wrong, gastric bypass surgery saved my life. I would be morbidly obese today had I not had the surgery 12-years ago. My point is, there is work to be done after gastric bypass. It is but one step on the journey of […]
Changes will be made following bariatric surgery, and a great may of those changes will be adapting to the bariatric diet. Eating healthy will require extra effort and make demands on your time. You’ll want to make shortcuts where you can, and the bento box lunch can be a time saver as well as a […]
High Protein, Fresh Vegetables, Fruit Following the Bariatric Diet is one of the most important things you will do that will ensure permanent weight-loss. Check out my interview with 11-yr weight-loss surgery success Kristin Szilagyi. She follows the bariatric diet – aka pouch rules – to this day. Here are the simple rules to help answer the […]
Curves – One of the Friendly Plus Size Gyms in the US After my weight-loss surgery in 2003, most of the gals in my support group went to Curves. At that time, it was one of the few friendly plus sized gyms in the nation. Curves is an exercise club founded in Harlingen, Texas that is restricted to […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...