Recent Posts in The Plus Side: A Weight Loss Blog Category
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Bariatric Blog Post #11 (9-1-16)
Blog Entry #11 (September 1, 2016) Hello everyone. The fall is almost upon us! Cooler weather, less traffic, tourists, & routines are back in with the new school year. Get ready to “fall back” with daylight savings time into a healthy ...
Bariatric Blog post #10 (8-1-16)
Blog Entry #9 (August 1, 2016) Hello everyone. Here’s hoping your summer is going well & you are not melting! Remember how hot you are feeling now & how you will miss that feeling when the snow comes. We hope you are getting outside to ...
Bariatritc Blog post # 9 (7-1-16)
Blog Entry for July 1, 2016 Hello everyone. Hope you are all getting ready for a fun Fourth of July weekend. Not too much going on here in the office… Just trying to stay cool. Remember to include lots of summer veggies & activities in ...
Bariatric blog #8 (June 2016)
June 2016 Hello all… Well I think it’s safe to say that summer is finally here!!! At least the sun has made it’s debut, anyway J We are all looking forward to a busy summer around here. This month, we would like to focus on taking ...
Bariatric Blog Entry # 7 (4-29-16)
April 2016 Hello everyone… April has been a very busy month, & it looks like May will be even busier! If anyone is interested, please come out to the OC Health Fair on 5/3/16 from 8:00-12:30 for info on our Bariatric programs. In the ...
Bariatric Blog for March
March 2016 Hello everyone… Hopefully March is setting a precedent for our spring weather! With thoughts of spring, & frolic, & fun on the brain, let’s try to stay focused on the nutrition habits that will help us stay healthy ...
February Blog Entry Hello to all, & happy winter. This month marks several opportunities to discuss healthy eating & weight loss. February 21 st through the 27 th is “Eating disorder awareness week.” Please follow the links below ...
Bariatric Office Changes & Updates
Hello everyone… The month of August has been a busy one here in the bariatric office. We are getting settled in to our new space & love the new roomy exam & conference areas. In the short time I have been acting as bariatric ...
New Direction...goals can be achieved.
The past few weeks I have been trying to concentrate on what triggers cause me to crave poor choices. I already knew that I was a stress eater, and have tried to substitute exercise or some other activity when I feel stressed out. Having a family ...
New Direction...Moving Forward and Tracking Success
by Angie Fykes Wow, it is hard to believe that I have hit the halfway mark of my first round of the New Direction plan! I cannot say enough about how much support this program provides me as I work on my goals. To date, I have lost 24 pounds, and am ...
New Direction...fresh air exercise does a body good.
by Angie Fykes I was so pumped this week, as it was finally time to register for the half marathon and 5k at Disney! Imagine my disappointment when we found out that the races sold out before we even managed to log on to the website! So, we are on ...
New Direction...Spring Is In The Air!
by Angie Fykes New Direction Weight Loss Champion Finally, I think that we can say spring is here. My son's baseball practices have started, and we are outside a lot more. Having his practices at a local recreational park is awesome, because as ...
New Direction...preparation is key to success.
By Angie Fykes New Direction Weight Loss Champion In the past two weeks, I have definitely found the triggers that cause me to not do as well in maintaining my food plan and exercise routine. This past weekend, I sat down with my husband and asked ...
New Direction...keeping the motivation in sight.
by Angie Fykes New Direction Weight Loss Champion Well, my plan to be completely prepared this past week did not go as I planned. The three major reasons that have always caused me to struggle with weight loss have all come at me this week, and ...
New Direction...overcoming obstacles.
by Angie Fykes New Direction Weight Loss Champion This past week has been one for overcoming obstacles for me. One obstacle that I overcame was a planned obstacle (a trip out of town for the weekend with numerous meals eaten at restaurants) and an ...
New Direction...beginning the journey.
We welcome our newest New Direction Weight Loss Champion, Angie Fykes. Here, Angie will share her journey with you and provide a candid look into the challenges and triumphs of making lifelong, positive changes throughout the program. When initiating ...
My Journey by Mel Part II
Here is the next installation of Mel's story. -- Shelly I find myself learning a lot of things right now, about myself, about my body and my mind and my health. Until recently my ‘long term health goals’ have included, “Get my ...
My journey By Mel
Today I'm going to introduce a patient of ours at Atlantic Bariatric Center. Her name is Mel and she's just started our bariatric surgery program. She's going to share her experience over the next few months. I hope you enjoy her story. ...
This is my first" real" vacation after having Bariatric Surgery. We are going a cruise with plenty of food to be had. The big question is what to do, Do I get my band loosened so I can eat a little more and then make my vacation more about ...
Measuring Your Weight Loss Success
Once you start eating a more healthful diet and exercising, you should start losing weight fairly quickly. Here are a few tools you can use to track progress and gauge your effort as you work toward your weight loss goals. Body Mass Index ...
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