Author: Rob Portinga

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Bariatric Support Group: The Importance of Support

This was our first online bariatric support group meeting, so why not start off with a discussion on the importance of support? We did just that with our guest, Katie Jay of the National Assocation of Weight Loss Surgery. We also...

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Lessons Learned from the Great Outdoors – Pt 4

For YWM2018 I did a Lunch with the Experts discussion with some attendees titled Post-Op Wisdom: Lessons Learned From the Great Outdoors. Through some of my favorite photos and discussion, we explored how some of the lessons I’ve learned about enjoying the great...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 3

After waking up in the mountains, we checked out a couple of lakes on our way south, including Bonnie’s namesake. Then we stopped at Bridal Veil Falls near Provo, before we continued down to Moab. We got set up in...

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Will losing weight change your relationship?

Back in the end of May, Claire Altshuler, a freelance writer reached out to the Obesity Action Coalition looking for sources for an article on relationships after weight loss she was working on for the Chicago Tribune. In the end,...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 2

On day 2 of our trip, we were up early to pack up. We stopped at the wetland across the road from the park to check out the HUGE flock of pelicans. Unfortunately we couldn’t get too close as it...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 1

We are heading to Denver for the Obesity Action Coalition’s annual Your Weight Matters convention, this year in Denver. We decided to road trip it, seeing the sights along the way. We left late Thursday, drove, then slept, then drove...

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In App Bias: WordCrossy

When it comes to the OAC, Action really is their middle name. With the recent site redesign and other initiatives, the Obesity Action Coalition is really putting an emphasis on it too. Advocacy is a big part of that, and...