Five years ago today, I officially started taking back control of my life and health. In preparation for my Lap-Band surgery on October 5, 2007, I started the pre-op liquid diet to prepare me for surgery. Lost 22 pounds alone in that 2 weeks per... Read more
... you visit your cardiologist for a routine stress-echocardiogram (actually, there is no "routine" visit if you've undergone double bypass surgery 2 years ago) ... AND...
... you get through 19 minutes on the treadmill (measured using the... Read more
Type 1, Type 2, or otherwise...if you're diabetic, get it under control asap cuz even if nothing's wrong now it will catch up with you. I've been "normal" for 4 years now, but learned my recent hand pain is from diabetic chiroarthropathy (sp?). ... Read more
Been an awfully long time since I wrote anything on the message boards that I thought worthy of duplicating here. Thanks to a newly banded SP team member for inspiring this work :-) Hope y'all enjoy it too!
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Sigh ... this wasn't supposed to be a blog. There's not a whole lot to write about, but enough that it wouldn't fit into my SparkPeople status update, soooo...
My previous status indicated I wasn't looking forward to a great Friday, but li... Read more
Those of you who know me, know that I have a wonderful daughter, Jana, who is on SP and, like me, is a Lap-Band patient. She is very much on the road to success, and my previous blog pointed all of you who read my blogs (thank you, btw) to one ... Read more
This is a not-yet-ready-for-airing episode of a television news story "Close Up on America". When I know when it is going to air on television (in HD no less), I'll pass along that information. In the meantime, if you want to see me in my minu... Read more
Beth - first off, congratulations on dreaming big and making the dream slowly come true through your own method. I'm very happy for you.
However, you apparently were given information in your area about weight-loss surgery that was either ... Read more
One of my SparkTeams has a "Question of the Day" topic. Today's question was (paraphrasing), "Where were you when the reports came on television that the WTC was attacked?" Here was my reply:
I w... Read more
As I write my blogs and read the replies, I note that a lot of people clearly seem to be misinformed about weight-loss surgery. I'm particularly referring to adjustable gastric banding (either Allergan's Lap-Band or J&J's Realize Band), but th... Read more