Tagged: OAC


Bariatric Surgery: The Easy Way Out

There is one recurring … fear and frustration that dogs many people who have had bariatric surgery (aka weight loss surgery). I’ve heard it from patients online, in various support groups I’ve attended/facilitated/led, as well as while at various obesity related events. It’s this perception that using surgery to get to a healthier weight is “taking the easy way out”.


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...


YWM2016 – Energy, Education and Great People

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPhilip, John and Tonya shared their reasons why they came to YWM… including a shout out for a good friend of mine, Reeger Cortel of the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Weight Loss Surgery Podcast


YWM2016 – Back for a Second Helping of Healthy Options

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadErin and Bonnie also from Texas, who I met last year in San Antonio and are back for a second go around, and they brought other friends with them.


YWM2016 – A Quick Word From a Couple Long Time Attendees

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCarolyn and Evelyn from Dallas, Texas had some quick words to share about their experience with YWM and what they hope a first-time attendee might get from the experience


YWM2016 – Patient, Doctor, Advocate

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI had a chance to grab a quick talk with Laura from the WLSFA and Dr. Walt Medlin, one of the OAC Board Members who is a bariatric patient, bariatric surgeon, and a great...


YWM2016 – Palling Around at YWM

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJackie, Carol, and Sarah from the local VA area are three gal-pals that came to YWM together, and had some nice things to say about one of our regular exhibitors, Bariatric Pal. Bariatric Pal


YWM2016 – ReShape Your Health

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne of the newest obesity treatment options include gastric balloons, and I took a moment to chat with the rep from ReShape about their dual-balloon and the support system that goes with it. ReShape...


YWM2016 – Celebrate Life!

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI stopped by the Celebrate Vitamin booth to chat with first time attendee  as well as Laura Preston of “Bariatric Regain” who was helping out Nadia and Lindsay at the booth with their Celebrate Selfie...


YWM2016 – A first step to fitness

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBefore the Friday Lunch with the Experts sessions kicked in, I got the change to chat with two presenters; Abby Lentz and Mira Rasmussen, ACSM, EP-C. Abby Lentz – Heavy Weight Yoga Mira Rassmussen –...