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Surgery For Morbid Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Surgery For Morbid Obesity.

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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

SparkPeople.com 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

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

I had surgery for the second time this year. The h
Updated 6/29/2016 4:54:05 PM

I had surgery for the second time this year. The hardest thing for me to grasp is that I had gained 50lbs within a year. That had put me 90lbs over weight. I lost 13lbs of the extra that I gained but it isa struggle. I know I can beat this weight....  Read more

I have lost 4 pounds... surgery tomorrow... i can'
Updated 6/29/2016 11:57:11 AM

I have lost 4 pounds... surgery tomorrow... i can't wait to get more active. I can't wait to get back to work....  Read more

Hello to all! So I had gastric sleeve surgery almo
Updated 6/29/2016 1:45:08 AM

Hello to all! So I had gastric sleeve surgery almost 3 weeks. I have lost 36 pounds in the past month. I am here to keep myself honest and hopefully meet others to help keep me motivated. I am very excited about this new journey!!...  Read more

Surgery went well. I am limited from any strenuous
Updated 6/28/2016 7:31:23 PM

Surgery went well. I am limited from any strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks....  Read more

Goodnight all headed to surgery in the AM so no br
Updated 6/27/2016 11:15:36 PM

Goodnight all headed to surgery in the AM so no breakfast for me...  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  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

Welcome 'Dr. Birdie' to the dailySpark

Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM...  Read more

Notes From Behind Enemy Lines

“So I find words I never thought to speakIn streets I never thought I should revisitWhen I left my body on a distant shore.”--T.S. Eliot, Little GiddingMany of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging recently. As this situation is like...  Read more