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Northwest Obesity Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Northwest Obesity Surgery.

The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Hi I had VSG surgery on 7/21/15. It was not an ea

Hi I had VSG surgery on 7/21/15. It was not an easy process but for me it has been worth it. I have had some early success with my weight loss. I feel better than I have in a long time....  Read more

Just started tracking seriously since my surgery 3
Updated 11/24/2015 1:42:26 AM

Just started tracking seriously since my surgery 3 months ago. Will see how much this helps. Have to go back to doctor on Dec. 4th. Had lost 44.5 pounds last Friday. So it will 2 weeks to the day. Would love to hit the 50 pound mark before Christmas!...  Read more

I am having the Gastric Sleeve surgery on 12/14, I
Updated 11/26/2015 10:26:32 AM

I am having the Gastric Sleeve surgery on 12/14, I would love to find friends that are having or have had the procedure....  Read more

Best exercises for back problems/surgery
Updated 11/24/2015 10:56:52 PM

I have had 2 back surgeries so getting on the floor and doing traditional crunches /situps are out of the question. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated....  Read more

Ever since my husbands surgery on tuesday i have b
Updated 11/21/2015 10:32:56 PM

Ever since my husbands surgery on tuesday i have been over eating like crazy. I just cant seem to stop and i have no idea why..i knoe ive gained..i can feel it. I dont want to gain more but idk what to do to stop :( he still has another week at home...  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more