Tag Archives: obesity

“Do I Look Fat??”…and other stupid questions

SO…Christmas has come and gone once again…thank goodness!  Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays…I love the decorations, the music, the happiness that people exude, the kindness displayed and the extra time spent with family and friends.  I love the promise of a New … Continue reading

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You Can Never Get Enough of a Good Thing…or Can You??

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the catchy phrases we throw around and why some stick and others don’t?   “Laughter is the best medicine“…”Rome wasn’t built in a day“….”A happy wife is a happy life” ( I … Continue reading

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A Goal Without A Plan is Just a Wish

Once a month or so I make the trek to The Big City to accommodate our downtown area patients.  This means the country mouse actually has to put some thought into her attire and wear her ‘big girl shoes’…ugh.  As … Continue reading

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Words of Advice…whether you want them or not :)

Advice….seems like everyone is dying to give it these days but we don’t always like to get it am I right?  Aside from all those horrible reality shows that are out there (my fav: “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”…oh really…that’s some … Continue reading

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Parental Guidance….

One of my favorite patients came in for a visit yesterday.  Yes I am admitting it…like every nurse, doctor, teacher, esthetician, hairdresser, mechanic, escort (I didn’t say that) we all have our ‘favorites’.  This woman is bright, interesting, engaging, caring, successful, introspective, thoughtful…everything … Continue reading

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Flip Flops vs Stilettos…The Importance of Informed Decisions

Here is a news flash that is going to astound you, shock you, turn your world upside down…are you ready?…The gastric band may NOT be for everyone.  I can literally hear that pin drop.  I know…you are stunned aren’t you?  Here … Continue reading

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READY? SET? LIVE!!!!

As Steve Martin would say “EXCUUUUUUUSE ME”!!!… but what just happened??  Where did it go? Tell me did we not just put away the backpacks and crusty lunch bags and pull out the sunscreen and flip flops? (my daughter shudders every time … Continue reading

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The Importance of Education (what a dull title..but the blog isn’t)

As I sit here writing this I am preparing myself for a major life change (no, thankfully not hot flashes…yet).  My eldest and only daughter is heading off to University.  This can’t POSSIBLY be happening because I just headed off … Continue reading

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Band-Aid…Is it my Band or is it Something Else?

So…you’re out on your bike enjoying a lovely ride.  The sun is shining and you are (of course covered in SPF 30 or above…thats the nurse/mother in me talking) sailing along, enjoying the scenery, feeling GREAT and looking damn good … Continue reading

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Is my Band Too Loose, Too Tight or Just Right?? (or “Yellow Zone, Red Zone, Green Zone”)

To someone not that familiar with the band this may sound like a stupid question.   It may seem sort  of like asking if your belt is too loose or too tight…how can you not know?  Either your pants stay up … Continue reading

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