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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #1

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Reassure loved ones! The special people in your lives will go through a flood of emotions as you transform in front of their eyes. Now that you are a thinner person your loved one may fear that you do not want to spend…

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Insurance is not a foreign language

02/09/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Insurance is a place most of us try to stay away from. The process for weight loss surgery is unique. The first thing done is a verification of benefits. I tell all of our patients that this is not approval for surgery. It simply states that if you meet all of the criteria for you insurance they will consider paying for your bariatric weight loss surgery. There is no way around this process. The insurance department at Clarian Bariatrics works very hard in verifying benefits. A few things to remember,…

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A Cup of Courage

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. Whatever you do---don’t give up! Maintaining an exercise program is challenging and sometimes it may seem that all the odds are stacked against you. Sometimes the daily tasks we are required…

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Resource Materials for Bariatric Patients

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I often find myself searching for information to help me with my weight loss journey. Life tends to become crazy and at times I may feel lost or in need of a little inspiration. If you are looking for some views on obesity, weight loss surgery, inspirational words, personal stories etc. I’d like to recommend some of my favorites: Life is hard food is easy – Linda Spangle Feeding the Hungry Heart (the experience of emotional eating) – Geneen Roth The Emotional First Aid Kit –…

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Feeding my heart, not tummy

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Any holiday can be stressful, especially if the focus is food. How about putting the focus back on what counts. Instead of exchanging boxes of chocolates for Valentine's Day you and your significant other could try giving small gifts of affirmation. Give each other the top ten things you love about each other, or a box of your most memorable moments together. If we keep the focus off of our tummies and keep it on our hearts we will accomplish much more. Bariatric patients need to avoid situations…

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How I solved my biggest health problem, Part IV

02/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Mixing up my foods, I lost another three pounds in week three without being bored. Week four hit like a ton of bricks with NO WEIGHT LOSS! I went to Ruthanne “see I told you 12 pounds and I’m done. I won’t lose any more”. After she reviewed my food journal, with me close to tears I listened to her assure me that if I give it another week I will lose and after a few changes in my plan based on my food journal off I went. The next week I had lost another five pounds! In just…

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Thank you!

02/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I encounter bariatric surgery patients on a daily basis who thank me for various things. I hear it in person, on the phone and via email. All are quite sincere and I cannot express how I enjoy and value these comments. Now it is my turn to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of my patients. It is because of you that I find such joy in coming to work each day. What a gift it is to truly love what you do and how rewarding it is to see the positive changes in people’s lives as the journey is…

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21 Most Common Mistakes: 17-21

02/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

And, finally, the rest of the list! 17.   Drinking with meals 18.   Quitting when you have failed 19.   Not exercising consistently 20.   Isolating 21.   Drinking Soda Remember to take baby steps and tell yourself every day I’m going to make good decisions today because I’m worth it! Have an additional question about causes of obesity, weight loss surgery, bariatric weight loss or Indiana Bariatric Centers? Then leave a comment below or send an email to bariatric@clarian.org…

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The Bariatric Valentine, continued

02/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Due to today’s economy, many of us realize that we are unable spend a lot of cash to throw a grand Valentine’s Day for our loved ones. Most restaurants and retailers raise the prices of items in high demand, such as chocolates, restaurant meals and cards. Luxurious presents and fine dining are always nice, but there are ways to celebrate Valentines Day without breaking your budget or your waistline. Take a professional dance class – Local ballrooms are offering reduced rates for…

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