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Looking for Bariatric Support? Hop Online With Us!

One of the things you hear from all sorts of folks involved in the world of bariatrics is that support is crucial. From the group and online aspects to programs such as Weight Watchers to the various support groups offered...

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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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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...

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Bumping River & Boulder Cave

A mid-week adventure. We were doing some scouting for possible dispersed camping sites for a group trip we have planned for late August, and discovered a number of great spots along the Bumping River in the William O. Douglas Wilderness area...

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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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Reflections – 9 Years Later

Nine years. What seems like a lifetime ago that went by in a blink of an eye. It was 9 years ago today I “went under the knife” and had gastric bypass surgery. While I will be the first to...

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YWM Flashback – Health is Not Measured in Pounds

We’re ramping up for Your Weight Matters 2018, I thought I would share one of my favorite speakers from a previous convention. The 2014 event in Orlando was my second time at convention. Dr. Arya Sharma is not only a...

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Well that tears it…

I’ve mentioned in a video or three that I’ve posted lately, that it gets a bit rainy around here this time of year. Just a touch. Average, annual precipitation in the Olympic or Cascade mountain areas, ranges from about 60-180 inches. It’s...