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Do WLS Patients Lose Hair and Grow Hair in Odd Places?

By |2020-05-06T19:38:39-05:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do WLS Patients Lose Hair and Grow Hair in Odd Places? Why the hair loss after bariatric surgery? Many know walking into WLS there will be major side affects. Our stomachs have just been shrunk and for some their intestines have been re-routed. So why does WLS cause hair loss? There are a few reasons to [...]

The #1 forbidden topic-depression after bariatric surgery

By |2020-03-07T08:38:32-06:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The number 1 forbidden topic-Types of depression discovery after bariatric surgery Did you suffer depression after bariatric surgery? Often considered buyers remorse but honestly it is deeper than having done bariatric surgery. Were you told you had to have bariatric surgery to save your life? Or, was bariatric surgery your personal choice to change and better [...]

Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of-Said No One!

By |2020-03-01T13:18:36-06:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ANXIETY Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. (Webster Dictionary) Anxiety Possible Causes A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety — for example, a death in the family, work stress or ongoing worry about finances. Personality. [...]

What is your relationship with Diet? Good or Bad?

By |2020-02-23T11:49:29-06:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, STAY WOKE!|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Diet relationship(s) How many of us have developed a serious relationship with Diet? I don't know about you but for many years I had a love hate relationship with Diet. Diet and I were not always friends. Ask a matter of fact we were enemies. Lord knows every time I attempted to date Diet I would [...]

Stay Woke! Are you a product of your internal environment?

By |2020-02-15T19:57:02-06:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What does being obese have to do with being a product of your internal environment? Ask yourself the following questions: Have you asked yourself if you are a product of your internal environment? Where do our weight issues come from? Am I ready to be a bariatric patient and did you select bariatric surgery for the [...]

STAY WOKE! Negative mindset equals Failure in your VSG journey

By |2020-02-07T11:42:33-06:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This week on STAY WOKE! STAY WOKE! Have you ever watched a 90's sitcom where they had to make a choice and on one shoulder was the angel and the other the devil? Yes? So put yourself in that same scene with the angel and the devil. VSG or any bariatric surgery is not easy. Bariatric [...]

I am back New and Improved Post 3.5 Years VSG

By |2020-02-04T16:56:34-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |

Where have I been? In year 2 I had a nervous breakdown in February of 2018. It was an unreal feeling. I had just went through a tummy tuck surgery which was a traumatic move in a years time of just having the sleeve done. Life as I knew it was overwhelming for my body. Here [...]

Life’s Blessings – Are you Selfless or Self Consumed?

By |2018-08-02T22:03:38-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , |

It has been sometime since I have written in my blog. There is lots going on since meeting weight goal last year. Here are some short updates: Goal weight reached in July of 2017 Skin surgery in December of 2017 Running in the Chicago Marathon in 2018 Life is good I have been humbled recently. I [...]

Thank You Lucien – A young boy shares why I should watch “What the Health”

By |2017-07-12T18:19:41-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

I have to thank Lucien who happens to be my best friends son. Lucien is 12 years old and an extremely intelligent young boy.  A few weekends ago we went on our annual family vacation at their family's farm and as we were all sitting around the porch relaxing a conversation about nutrition and my marathon [...]