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September 2011 posts

FTC - Did You Buy Reebok EasyTone or RunTone Shoes or Apparel? Refund.

Did You Buy Reebok EasyTone or RunTone Shoes or Apparel? You may be eligible for a refund. Heh. No, really? Did you get sucked in by those commercials? Admit it. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Reebok with making claims about EasyTone and RunTone shoes that the company couldn’t support. According to the FTC, Reebok claimed that using these products would strengthen and tone leg and butt muscles. To settle the case, Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million for refunds to people who bought Reebok toning shoes or apparel. And then, we giggle, and say,... Read more

Eight Rules of Eating With A Band

The following is via Bariatric Times -- and found some interesting and important bits for banders, and while it's written for a professional, there are some VERY good pointers for YOU. Keep in mind -- this is an Australian surgeon -- there may be differences in your post op care AND PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR. The “Eight Golden Rules” via Lap Band Australia These eight golden rules must become part of each patient’s life. The effect of the LAGB procedure on hunger facilitates a patient’s adherence to the rules, making it more likely that he or she will follow... Read more

The cure!

Apparently writing about blogstipation cures... ...other things. I have the gut death today. I went to bed with gut pain, and woke up running to the bathroom. Fun for hours! Fun for all! The most fun was getting to my neurologist consultation appointment without losing my bowel control. I would have canceled, but this appointment was at least six months, a year, years in coming. I met with a local neurologist for a twelve minute apppointment to prove my having epilepsy for the State of MA. I have no idea what this appointment proves -- nor why I bothered --... Read more

I have blogstipation. It's my word and I am claiming it, except I can't because I just Google'd it and noted the pages and pages of results. Instead, I am stealing it and creating my own: noun \ˈblȯg, ˈbläg\(t)-stə-ˈpā-shən\ The inability to get words on the digital screen in the matter desired. *See also - "writers' block," but not really. Why? Because. *stamps feet* It's my blog and I can have stuck words if I WANT to. Actually it's more tricky than that -- which is why the words are likely stuck -- which is likely why my gut is... Read more

Body contouring rare after weight loss surgery

This grabbed my attention -- "Body contouring rare after weight loss surgery" -- WHAT? No way. How many of us have actually gone through body contouring since losing weight? How many want to have plastics, but haven't due to various reasons including cost? The second demographic includes me -- I would have jumped into plastics pretty immediately after losing weight had I the finances at the time. Later, it became a health issue, I've delayed the process to deal with other more pressing matters. (I stopped the process of reconstructive surgery pretty last minute due having a grand mal seizure... Read more

$5201.00 for 2011! <3 Go Team MM + BBGC! (Plus other stuff.)

Bariatric Bad Girls Club Obesity Help Obesity Action Coalition Team BBGC + Melting Mama - Melting Mama's Bariatric Bad Girls $2,690.00 Raised in Natick, $2511.00 raised in Lowell, 2011 = $5201.00! Overview Become a Member Become an Advocate Share Your Story Join a Walk Spread OAC's Message Read more

-Mirror UK This kind of article may be why I throw things at my computer at 7am. "The mum was unaware she was four weeks pregnant when she had gastric bypass surgery to reduce her 18-stone frame. Her weight plummeted by half in four months and her malnourished daughter Juli was born 15 weeks premature, weighing only 1.9lbs. The baby was too weak to survive and doctors turned off her life support two days later. Yesterday distraught Holly, who is now under nine stone and a dress size 8, spoke about her heart-breaking ordeal and called on all women who... Read more

Menopause is the transition period in a woman's life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone and menstruation becomes less frequent, eventually stopping altogether. The baby factory shuts down for business and it retires to Boca Raton. See also: crazy-town. The Seven Dwarves of Menopause - It is also something I hate to say I am looking forward to at the ripe old age of 32? Okay, feel free to slap me, I know that's insane or is it? It could be that I am 32 with a child turning 14 tomorrow, and my... Read more

Coupon Post

I warned you. I'm up in here trying to save a buck. Here you are, some really kick butt coupons. $1.00 off (2) Wet Ones Wipes $4.00 off Playtex Gentle Glide 360 $4.00 off Hawaiian Tropic suncare product $1.00 off any one Schick Hydro or shave gel $5.00 off any one Schick Intuition Refill 6 ct. $0.75 off one Edge or Skintimate shave gel $6.00 off two Schick Disposable Razors $5.00 off one Schick Hydro Razor $5.00 off one Quattro for Men Razor $5.00 off one Quattro for Women Razor or Refill $0.75 off 1 Dove Hair Care Product Read more

Today September 21, 2011, is the International Day Of Peace. "The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of... Read more

HELP! Due to inclement weather, the location of the Lowell, MA Walk from Obesity has been changed to: The Center for Weight Management 20 Research Place Chelmsford, MA 01863 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;teamID=5046&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; _mce_href=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;teamID=5046&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Make a Donation!&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Help Team MM + BBGC raise funds for the Obesity Action Coalition with a donation to the 2nd Walk From Obesity this year! All donations will be eligible for prizes from MM, the BBGC. ENTER AT THIS LINK FOR PRIZES. We would love, want, need your support. Join my team or donate, please? Every dollar counts. It really does add up. A few months ago, you... Read more

Last year Diva Taunia had a little WLS community contest -- and she's doing it again this year. I won a couple categories last year, thank you, but CHECK THIS OUT -- I swear to dog I have nothing to do with this, erm, fix! You can vote daily at this link in these categories and more! Woot! And, my BBG's are ALL OVER this list. Go us. PS. Not bad for the Debbie Downer/Failure/Dorito Eater/Who Sticks Her Middle Finger Up, no? Read more

25% off Slimpressions with coupon code "DIVAT" in honor of WLS Awards Week! 320 pounds minus half my body weight + no plastic surgery = lots of excess skin that I cannot lose. Enter = Slimpressions. I am 160 lbs, and feeling, um, compacted! Thanks to Slimpressions! Shown here is my fave of the line, "The Have Nots," from Slimpressions I was not wearing the bottom shaper, which would make this better! 45.00 64.00 64.00 45.00 54.00 54.00 39.00 25% off Slimpressions with coupon code "DIVAT" in honor of WLS Awards Week! Read more

From HuffPo If for no other reason than we are celebrity weight loss photo whores. Wow. She's done it again. I didn't see this on TV, but was following keywords BACK from "kirstie alley weight loss surgery." She says - "I haven't had plastic surgery but here's the reason: People do plastic surgery to make you look younger," she said. "I don't think it makes you look younger. I like it can make you look weirder." Gossip? Read more

Thorne Research to introduce new bariatric dietary supplements product line

Press Release - (And yes, I have information on the way...) Thorne Research is set to introduce a new line of bariatric dietary supplements - Thorne Bariatric - for individuals who will undergo bariatric surgery and need nutritional support to help maintain weight loss and adequate hydration. Thorne Bariatric nutritional product line is made of natural sweeteners and flavorings and is aspartame-free and sucralose-free. The product line includes ImmunoLin, which enhances gastrointestinal and immune health and is exclusively licensed to Thorne Research from Proliant Health & Biologicals. Thorne Research CEO Paul Jacobson said Thorne Bariatric builds on the company's traditional... Read more


The rates of childhood trauma and abuse in the obese community are THROUGH THE DAMN ROOF above average. How many of you became obese after a childhood trama or series of hurts? Sometimes these things don't surface until later in life -- and not until a person has decided to take care of their health and weight. The weight comes off, and the hurt comes out. For some of you, the hurts come out and you have no idea what they are. Welcome to that. Without delving into any detail because we have just scratched the surface -- I think... Read more