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Divorce Rate After Bariatric Surgery

Divorce after significant weight loss, in particular with bariatric surgery, is a topic I hear come up fairly often during support groups and in online forums. When it does, time and again a divorce rate of 80-85% keeps popping up....

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Your Input Needed: Online Support Groups

Over the past 9 years, I’ve done a variety of things related to health and wellness. From The Wake Up Call Radio Show, to facilitating a men’s support group for the center where I had my surgery to podcasts and...

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass, an area that got it’s name from Captain George Vancouver in 1792, was today’s destination. The trip ended up a couple miles shorter than the originally planned 9 miles because we just got too swept up in all...

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Duckabush River Trail

From Feb 24th, this was an outing with a small group, with a 10 mile trip planned. Even though the days are getting longer, they’re still pretty short, so we left early enough to get back to the trailhead well...

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Urban Hike: Downtown Denver

I’m not really sure what the difference is between hiking and walking…? How do you define it? Is it terrain? distance? or maybe just attitude? Whatever, I found myself with a few free hours while in Downtown Denver after we...

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New Year’s Day Snowshoe Trip to Mt Rainier

Being outdoors; hiking, snowshoeing, and the like has been a bit part of my Positively Healthy life since moving to Washington State almost 4 years ago now. It’s been great for my both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, I’ve also been...

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YWM2016 – The Kickoff

It is that time of year again, the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC), annual convention, Your Weight Matters (YWM2016). This year we were at the Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington DC. And to change things up a bit, I decided...

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I Have a Disease; It’s Called Obesity

Last fall, I was approached by my friend Reeger Cortel, the lovely voice, wonderful mind, and caring heart behind the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast about an idea she had for a video contest being done by the American Society for Metabolic...