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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”.

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 3

After waking up in the mountains, we checked out a couple of lakes on our way south, including Bonnie’s namesake. Then we stopped at Bridal Veil Falls near Provo, before we continued down to Moab. We got set up in...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 2

On day 2 of our trip, we were up early to pack up. We stopped at the wetland across the road from the park to check out the HUGE flock of pelicans. Unfortunately we couldn’t get too close as it...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 1

We are heading to Denver for the Obesity Action Coalition’s annual Your Weight Matters convention, this year in Denver. We decided to road trip it, seeing the sights along the way. We left late Thursday, drove, then slept, then drove...

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Mowich Lake to Spray Falls and Eunice Lake

Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination. And sometimes it’s not the destination you were shooting for. We started out with plans to start at Mowich Lake and head up to Tolmie Lookout (I talk briefly about my first...

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Goldmyer Hot Springs

A small group of us had been planning this for a couple months, and lucked out weather wise. We did about a 4 mile trek along an old forest road that follows the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to an area...

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Sherman Creek & Lost Valley Trail

We hit a local favorite today, Capitol State Forest. We needed something nearby because of evening plans, so it’s great having this area with it’s variety of trails so close to home. We did a loop that took us along...

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Tolmie State Park

We stopped by Tolmie State Park near low tide, and saw sooooo many tiny crabs. Had fun just watching them doing their crabby thing. Besides the beach and about 3 miles of forest trail, Tolmie also has an underwater park...

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Guillemot Cove & Stump House

This was a short hike, we looped around some trails at Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve, which includes the “Stump House”, a bit of a “house” carved out of an old cedar trunk. It’s rumored the Stump House was once used...

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Mt St. Helens – Coldwater Lake

On today’s trip, we headed down to Mt. St Helens. We had hoped to hike the Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Observatory down to Hummocks Trailhead, but the cloud level was just way to low. Instead, we went down...