Recent Posts in The Plus Side: A Weight Loss Blog Category

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12.02.2016
Blog Entry #14 (December 2, 2016)

Blog Entry #14 (December 2, 2016) Hello everyone. Here are this month’s meeting times & dates. Hopefully you are all busy planning ways to make plenty of holiday memories. For anyone needing or wanting some helpful hints about cravings ...

11.01.2016
Bariatric Blog #13 (11-1-16)

Blog Entry #13 (November 1, 2016) Hello everyone. Here are this month's meeting times & dates. This month we are celebrating Obesity Awareness week from 10/31/16- 11/4/16, & will have an information table in the lobby of the main ...

10.03.2016
Bariatric Blog Entry #12 (10-3-16)

Blog Entry #12 (October 3, 2016) Hello everyone. Getting ready to "fall back" into daylight saving's time & routines? Get ready for cider, spices, & let the colors of the leaves inspire you to change for the better! Here are ...

09.01.2016
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 ...

08.01.2016
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 ...

07.01.2016
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 ...

06.03.2016
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 ...

04.29.2016
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 ...

03.11.2016
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 ...

01.29.2016
Welcome February!

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 ...

08.28.2015
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 ...

08.20.2015
Atlantic General Bariatric Center Achieves National Accreditation

Eastern Shore’s Atlantic General Bariatric Center meets all criteria as a Center of Excellence according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care. Berlin, Md. -- Patients seeking surgical ...

07.17.2015
ATLANTIC GENERAL BARIATRIC CENTER AND SURGICAL SERVICES BERLIN LOCATION MOVES TO NEW OFFICES

The Berlin offices of Atlantic General Bariatric Center and Atlantic General Surgical Services will relocate to the James G. Barrett Medical Office Building on August 1, 2015. Both offices will be closed the week of July 27 th in preparation for ...

04.29.2015
New Direction...weight loss and management is a lifelong journey

by Angie Fykes Wow, where did 12 weeks go? This is my last blog post as the New Direction champion, but don’t think for a minute that I am leaving this program! Twenty-eight pounds have been shed, many lessons have been learned, and I continue ...

04.21.2015
New Direction...Hitting a bump in the road and getting back on course.

by Angie Fykes This past week has been rough. My only direction this past week has been go, go, go. My family had after school events every night, opening day on Saturday, and four different celebrations for my son’s birthday between Saturday ...

04.13.2015
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 ...

04.06.2015
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 ...

03.23.2015
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 ...

03.12.2015
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 ...

03.05.2015
New Direction...burning calories shoveling snow & healthy alternatives to comfort foods.

by Angie Fykes New Direction Weight Loss Champion Well, another week and another snow storm. I am sure the weather blahs have a lot of people down right now, and I must admit that it makes it hard to schedule workouts and time for yourself when the ...

02.27.2015
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 ...

02.18.2015
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 ...

02.12.2015
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 ...

02.05.2015
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 ...

10.13.2014
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 ...

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