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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #5

02/13/2009 | 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. Appreciate imperfection! Do you judge yourself by impossible standards? Do you berate yourself for lack of perfection? Your flaws make you UNIQUE and PRECIOUS! Action – Think of people you admire and what type…

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Who needs chocolate? Peanut butter pie recipe

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentine's Day tomorrow, consider making this delicious sweet treat for your sweetheart! 3- 8 oz pkgs. reduced fat cream cheese (softened to room temperature) 1 to 1 ½ c peanut butter ( try for a reduced sugar and calorie option) of your choice 1 c Splenda Cream together in mixer checking consistency (you should have to scrap into the bowl) Taste and see if it is sweet enough. This gets sweeter overnight so prepare ahead. Crust 2c reduced fat graham crackers (try cinnamon for an…

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A Spoonful from the Doc

02/12/2009 | 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. One of the most important prescriptions that doctors can give you is one for exercise. Your primary care physician has the ability to counsel you and make recommendations about effective exercise…

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Spending Any Money or Gaining Any Weight

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Show Him You Love Him: Download his iPod or MP3 with romantic music or make a CD with a picture of the two of you on the front cover. Use a can of water-soluable, non-toxic aerosol paint to write your message of love in the grass or snow in your yard. Find his car at work and leave a note on the steering wheel suggesting a romantic rendezvous. Leave a trial of paper hearts, each with a loving message, from the front door to the bedroom for him to find as he comes home from work. Who doesn’t…

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Acceptance or Change?

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When I was just starting my career as a psychologist in a medical setting, it suddenly hit me that the appearance of each client was noticeable at first, but quickly faded. This was true of individuals with visible deformities or scars, unattractive or attractive faces and various body shapes. I would even forget that the individual was in a wheelchair as we spoke about their hopes, fears, beliefs, struggles and strengths. We often assume that our physical appearance explains how others respond to…

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Valentine’s Inspirations #4

02/12/2009 | 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. Step out of your comfort zone! Try something new. Action - Take a new exercise class, try a new food, ask for support, attend support group, read an inspirational phrase, do positive self talk in the mirror, say hello…

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A Valentine’s Change in Routine

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A way to help stay on track during Valentine's Day is to change your routines. For many of us Valentines Day is chocolate, and dinner; not a good way to celebrate if you have weight issues. So now is the best time to try something different. Pick a country you would like to visit then plan your celebration around that Countries customs. Study the clothes, the way they celebrate the holiday (if they do, if not how they celebrate marriage), the music and whatever other customs interest you. Learn…

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Gas Pain…What is this about?

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

During surgery gas pain can be very uncomfortable. The reason for gas pain is due to the isufflation of gas during the laparoscopic procedures. The gas stays in your body for a few days then eventually is re-absorbed by the body or released. Gas-X can be your best friend during these times. It is a good idea to have it on hand and ready at any given time. Do you have an additional question about causes of obesity, or what to expect after weight loss surgery? Then leave a comment below and I would…

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Valentine’s Inspirations #3

02/11/2009 | 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. Pain is a message - listen to it! Listen to your pain, which is an indicator that something is wrong. Remember there is physical pain and emotional pain. Working too hard? Getting the flu? Stressed out? Emotional pain…

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News article: Obesity - America’s epidemic

02/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

An interesting take on America's obesity epidemic from the perspective of our neighbors to the north. While it doesn't really break any new ground, it gives an interesting perspective of our American health care system and our perceptions of obese individuals. You can read full text of the article from Canada.com. Do you have an additional question about Indiana hospitals, bariatric weight loss, causes of obesity, or Indiana bariatric centers? Then join us at an upcoming FREE info session.…

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