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Smiling on the outside. Sometimes.

My move to Washington seems to have me doing a lot of reflecting. It was my birthday the other day… (thank you again to everyone who messaged me with well wishes!) and I spent part of the day out at...

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Radio Archive: Healthy Whole Grains

This show originally aired on July 14, 2012 Today on The Wake Up Call, I was joined by Jen Geisheker, the owner of Thrive Baking Mixes for a discussion on healthy whole grains. Of course I couldn’t have a conversation about...

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Quinoa Pizza Crust

Pizza. No matter where I go, no matter who I talk to, when it comes to healthy living people always seem to ask about pizza. Usually, pizza is not a bad thing – as long as you are aware of...

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Why I Chose To Have Weight Loss Surgery

I wasn’t always “obese”, I don’t think I was even always overweight. I think I was a pretty average baby, and I was a fairly active kid. From second grade through sixth, it was baseball in the spring, soccer in...

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Spreading the (Wrong) Word about WLS

There are a number of ways for people to try and get to a healthier weight – I tend to talk about bariatric surgery quite a bit because I am a post-op myself, but in my health coaching I also...

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Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today, right about now, I was being wheeled towards the operating room. My surgery was supposed to be about 1pm, but my surgeon, the wonderful Dr. Johnson over at Unity, had been asked to help with an...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Gastric Banding. Gastric Bypass. VSG. RNY. Sleeve. Stomach Stapling. Lap-Band. DS. And more. I think you get the idea. These are all names, or rather names use to identify different types of surgery. Well, different types of a specific surgery –...

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Thoughts From The Shower

So I’m in the shower… (no, this isn’t gonna be THAT kind of a post) and my thoughts wander to some stuff I want to post about today, cause it’s been waaaaay too long. And there’s just something relaxing about...

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Life, Love, and Loneliness

Yesterday was Tuesday. For some people it was also Valentines day. It’s not like I am a cynic or anything, but I will say I’m glad I wasn’t faced with any sort of overt celebration of anything during the day...