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Feeling Embarrassed about Weight Loss Surgery . . .

03/17/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I made a choice on November 30, 2006, that altered the rest of my life. I chose to have the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. I was so embarrassed I chose to not tell anyone except my immediate family and only then, at the last possible minute. I couldn’t face the disgust I would see in the face of my best friend. I went to her house the night before surgery to “fess up” but couldn’t get the words out. I have spoken thousands of times over the last three years to patients,…

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A Bariatric Boom?—Article from LA Times

03/16/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The next few weeks will be peppered with discussions about the feelings that patients, families, and our culture have about bariatric surgery. Embarrassment over having the procedure is still rampant in a lot of patients, but this article by Shari Roan of the Los Angeles Times indicates that this uncomfortable feeling, although natural, is completely unnecessary. With some new, less-invasive procedures becoming available, weight loss surgery is turning into a trendy choice for many patients who are…

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Events at Clarian Bariatrics this Week!

03/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hi, everybody! Here is a list of some of the happenings going on at the Bariatrics Center in Intech Park: Tuesday, March 16th Total Body Fitness: 5:30-6:00 p.m. *Fitness Classes for Everyone! Divided Support Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Band: Taking Control of Your Environment New Patients: TBD Greater than One Year Post-Op: Weight Loss Sabotages Behavior Change Group: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Topic: Happiness Speaker: Dr. William Hilgendorf Friday, March 19th Walk the Talk 11:30-12:30 Come to the clinic for a 30…

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Kid-friendly Diet Helps Fight Childhood Obesity at Home – USA Today

03/15/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

 I recently read an article from USA Today about making your home a healthier environment for all and wanted to share some ideas! 1. Think low-fat – Buy 1 % or skim milk, reduced fat cheeses, 2% cottage cheese, 2% shredded cheeses, etc. 2. Make substitutions – Use lower-fat ground turkey instead of high-fat ground beef in tacos, meat loaf, chili, and other dishes. 3. Push veggies – Place a bowl of vegetables such as broccoli, snap peas, cucumbers or carrot sticks on the table…

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Weekly Wrap-up: Motivation for Self-Healing

03/13/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It's been a week of articles about self-healing. Whether you're making the big choice to undergo bariatric surgery, trying to lose weight before weight loss surgery, or taking care of yourself post-op, you're making a commitment to healing yourself. Sometimes, though, that commitment is tough to make. We get frustrated with ourselves over little slips, and there's a temptation to give in--to let ourselves go, to not fight it anymore. So today, I thought we should focus on motivation.…

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Self-Healer Stories: Blogger LYN’s Fight for Quality of Life

03/12/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Lyn isn't associated in any way with Clarian North, or Clarian Health, so I might get in trouble for posting her story (blame this ignorance on me being an intern and a huge supporter of personal blogs). But, she's an award-winning blogger---who is also a mom fighting obesity. She's got grit, she's real, and she's working really, really hard to make herself healthy. That alone should give her words the right to be reposted here for you to read them. In her controversial March…

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Self-Healer Stories: KRISTEN’s Story: Part Two

03/11/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Story by Kristen Clark, collected by contributors Erin Light and Terri Hohlt   An airplane seatbelt, my dream car, and a half marathon—this is my story… Part Two: A New Set of Wheels By February of 2009, I had lost around 75 pounds. I was very happy with my progress, but was starting to get frustrated. Losing 75 pounds was hard work! It is not easy to follow the lifestyle changes that come with a Roux-En-Y procedure, and I felt like I needed to celebrate my progress somehow. I had…

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Daily Inspiration by Katie Jay

03/10/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Find the answers inside you: Let’s face it; many of us had Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) because we were desperate to be healthy and productive. We wanted to chase our kids, grocery shop without the “go cart,” or sit comfortably in a theatre seat. Now that you are smaller, you have different needs. You feel restless, but you don’t know what you want. Know that the solution resides inside of you. Your smaller inner voice knows what you need to do differently, knows what you are…

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Preventing Foodborne Illness after Bariatric Surgery

03/09/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

After bariatric surgery, eating and drinking can be challenge for a few days, and for some, a few weeks. Preventing foodborne illness or food poisoning is critical. Symptoms of food poisonings--vomiting and diarrhea--increase the risk of dehydration and damage to your newly-formed pouch or the placement of the gastric band. You can prevent food poisoning from bacteria and viruses by following four simple steps when you prepare food: Clean: Wash your hands and clean surfaces that touch food often.…

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Clarian North Patient Shares Story of Change with Indianapolis Star

03/08/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I love reading stories about our patients. Angela is a true self-healer. At 34, she has really turned her life around, and with the help of her post-weight loss surgery regimine, her supportive mom and sister, and her own motivation to reach her healthy weight goal, she's not slowing down! She shares a lot of her worries and concerns during her journey in this article that are very relatable and honest. Here's a teaser from the article on the Indianapolis Star website: "About 12 years ago,…

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