Category: Events

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YWM2015 – Once, Twice, Will They Three-peat next year?

Time for a chat with some more participants…. Chrissy, Lena, Christopher and Corina… Chrissy was one of the winners of the costume contest last year… along with Corina… who won it again this year along with Christopher… we chatted about...

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YWM2015 – The Premier Protein RTD

It’s not a secret that I like Premier Protein products, so I was happy to see them back at YWM2015 as a vendor again… cause snaking on their samples is always good when you need a pick-me-up between sessions. I’ll...

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YWM2015 – New kids on the vBloc

Next up I had the chance to chat with Courtney from EnteroMedics. I first chatted with these folks last year when they were still finishing up their trial and there was limited information they could share at that time. Since...

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YWM2015 – Celebrate Good Vites C’mon!

Still wandering around talking to the vendors today, and here I chatted with Lindsay and Heather with Celebrate Vitamins. We chatted about their new protein powders with a variety of great flavors, the new mango-peach multi-vitamin and while they hinted...

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YWM2015 – Of Bands and Balloons

At the start of Saturday’s activities, I visited with a number of the vendors supporting this year’s event – first up, Mike from Apollo Endosurgery, the folks behind the LapBand System, chatted with me about their newest obesity treatment option,...

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YWM2015 – Doctor, Patient, Advocate

Next up, I was able to chat with Dr. Walter Medlin… in his own words he’s a “Bariatric Doctor, Bariatric Patient, and Part-Time Advocate”. He was part of a panel talk on the “rules” patients are told about life after...

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YWM2015 – A Bariatric Foodie and a Friend

In this clip, I chatted with Nancee, she had surgery at the same center I did… and then also with Nikki aka Bariatric Foodie. Nancee talks about how what she’s learned after this first day of the convention some things...

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YWM2015 – First Timers to Veterans

Being on the Welcoming Committee, I get to send out welcome letters to a fair chunk of the attendees, and it was great seeing how many first time attendees we had this year. Here I get to chat with one...

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YWM2015 – Get Your Strong On!

During the first morning of the actual YWM2015 event I decided to wander about a bit and start chatting with people, one of the first people I got to catch up with is Robin Robin – A nurse by day,...

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Already looking forward to next year…

Wow. Once again, this has been an wonderful, inspirational and humbling weekend. The Your Weight Matters/Obesity Action Coalition convention has grown so much since I attended the second annual convention in Phoenix, two years ago. Each time, I’ve come away,...