Category: Support

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Radio Archive: In Moderation vs Optimum Minimum Videocast

This show originally broadcast on October 1, 2014 We tried something a little different as part of The Wake Up Call – a live videocast where we discussed how when it comes to changing our dietary habits, we often hear...

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Goals – Actions are what get you there

Goals… I’ll be the first to admit, I’m actually pretty terrible about setting and following through with goals. Despite the fact I’ve given a few talks to various groups about them over the years. But, doesn’t mean I can’t keep...

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Ramblings of a Coke Addict

“I used to snort coke, but I had to stop. The bubbles tickled my nose too much.” I originally wrote this for my personal site years ago. I updated it for another site about a couple years later after reading How to...

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The OAC’s Respect Pledge – Good Anytime, Anywhere

One week from today the Obesity Action Coalition’s annual convention, Your Weight Matters 2015 kicks in to gear with some advocacy training in the afternoon and the opening kick-off that evening. And once again, a record breaking attendance is expected. The...

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Facing Fears

I went for a walk during my lunch break yesterday. And it was kind of a big deal. When I started working from home last fall, I knew I was going to have to get some additional activity in, so...

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The Biggest Loser, you never fail to disappoint

It’s no secret I’m no fan of TBL, and other than in the title, I don’t feel like typing out their entire name because I don’t wish to give them SEO love. It’s because they are one of THE worst...

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Ten Obstacles to Bariatric Surgery – the WLS Podcast

Yesterday morning I sat down and had a very nice chat with Reeger Cortell of the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. That conversation was about a list of 10 obstacles people feel they face when considering bariatric surgery as a treatment...

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Radio Archive: ASD and Social Enjoyment Podcast

This podcast was originally released on February 6, 2012 A couple years back, I did a podcast for The Wake Up Call with John Merges, who works closely with children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We talked about his...

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Straight Talk – A review… of sorts

When I first had my surgery, the “bariatric community” was obviously much smaller than it is now. There were a few of the obvious places for folks to connect; obesityhelp.com, bariatricpal.com, and some other smaller forum based sites. Then of course...

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People, People, People, c’mon already

2015… start of a new year. resolutions, new beginnings, all that jazz. And time for People’s annual “Half Their Size” edition where they share some inspirational stories of folks who have lost pounds by the hundreds. Celebrating healthy living, active...