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March 2012 posts

Book = Judged. Owned.

Obviously. Judging a person based on how they appear is WHAT PEOPLE DO. It's wrong, but it's WHAT they do. Try something new. Listening. Related articles Intervention - Julie - Alcoholism After Weight Loss Surgery - Gastric Bypass (meltingmama.net) A story. (meltingmama.net) 2012: It's not the end. It's the beginning. (meltingmama.net) Carnie Wilson has weight loss surgery. Again. (meltingmama.net) Read more


OAC Officially Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural National Convention in 2012

Category:Images of Dallas, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia) OAC Special Alert - OAC Officially Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural National Convention in 2012. The wait is over! Since the OAC was formed in 2005, our members have constantly asked us when we would host an event of our own and give our members a chance to come together and experience the OAC first-hand. The OAC is excited to announce that day has come, and we are officially hosting our Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention this year, October 26 – 28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. October 26 – 28, 2012 Dallas, Texas... Read more


Celebrate Rewards!

Celebrate Vitamins announced it's new Celebrate Rewards program today! How do you take advantage of Celebrate Rewards? It's simple: 1. Register on their site. Once registered, you will automatically be a member of our rewards program. If you were registered before we created Celebrate Rewards, then your account will be converted automatically. 2. Purchase your vitamins. Be sure that you sign in before placing your order. 3. Redeem Celebrate points for free or discounted products. You will be able to view your point balance from your account page and these points may be used at any time for the purchase... Read more


Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission (For at least two years. Woo-hoo.)

Diagram shows insulin release from the Pancreas and how this lowers blood sugar leves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WLS can and often does put diabetes in remission. This isn't really new news, but, more good news. Associated Press - CHICAGO (AP) — New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort. The two studies, released on Monday, are the first to compare stomach-reducing operations to medicines alone for "diabesity" — Type 2 diabetes brought... Read more


Go on.

One month from now Team MM + BBGC will be walking for the Walk From Obesity in Natick, MA! (Again!? Yes, again.) Please help out! I need walkers and donators -- which are you? If you've already signed up to walk - go get you some donations! I don't see a single one! There will be prizes! Keep your eyes open and thank you! <a href="http://walkfromobesity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5307" _mce_href="http://walkfromobesity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5307">Make a Donation!</a> Related articles I need your help, now! (meltingmama.net) Sweepstakes! Win a BEACH CRUISER bike! (meltingmama.net) Dear Syntrax 2.0 Mint Cookie Protein (meltingmama.net) Read more


Thanks for helping me raise $5400.00 for the Walk(s) From Obesity last year! As a thank-you, I am gifting my gift to one lucky donator! Watch @meltingmama on Facebook for the name! If you did not donate LAST time - you can join in for next month's Walk From Obesity HERE. Donate or join us to walk! If I earn enough, you can get a prize too! Go. Go on. I'll wait. Read more


Casting for The Real Skinny - TLC

THE REAL SKINNY Casting Call - Has your weight-loss journey lead to excess skin? (Um. Yes.) Do you find it affecting your activity, work, and relationships? (We aren't discussing it.) If you've experienced extreme weight loss, have consulted and selected a doctor for reconstructive surgery, and would like to be considered for our program, please send us a short description of your experience and the impact it has on your daily life to info@therealskinnycasting.com. Please make sure to include your name, age, city of residence, a before and after photo, and a phone number or email where you can be... Read more


Honey, I'm home.

We are home, relatively unharmed and full of sunshine. I will blog about the trip just as soon as I get these photos uploaded whilst sitting here inhaling coffee with two hours of sleep in the last twenty-four. My internet is apparently working on Jamaican time. No problem. Please to go back to the islands. Thank you. Read more


Image via Wikipedia I watch Hoarders. People who come across the show may post on Facebook -- "How can people live like that, it's disgusting!" "Why can't you just stop?" "Why can't you just clean up your house? Your life?" "Don't you see what this is causing?" "Why do you continue to DO this?" I often find myself thinking "How can they live like this?" during the show -- but I never think "Why can't you just stop?" Hoarding is a lot like morbid obesity. Hoarding is a very visible manifestation of a psychological or emotional problem. Morbid obesity is... Read more


Funny thing about this product -- I was ready to post a review about these particular chewable vitamins, and the company had a mad rush on it and sold nearly clear out. "Don't post yet! It's been too popular! WAIT!" I guess that means it's an automatic Pouchworthy, MM. I was amused. Celebrate makes a variety of tasty chewable vitamins for post bariatric patients, and this is one of the newest additions to the flavor family: Pineapple Strawberry. (Girl not included) Plus sweet, sweet... Celebrate says: When it comes to chewable multivitamins, there are two important things to consider, formulation... Read more


TLC's The Real Skinny

TLC's newest special THE REAL SKINNY, premiering on Monday, March 12 at 10 PM ET/PT, will take viewers on the emotional journey of a man and woman who have decided to undergo skin removal surgery. At an event many months ago I was approached to take photos and fill out paperwork for this show. I had no idea that it was actually going to materialize, and I didn't follow through. (I, uh... fail to do things like that.) If you recognize the brave girl in the clip, that's because that's Sarah! She's Sarah Will Be Skinny from Youtube, Facebook and... Read more


Team BBGC Walks For Obesity 2012! Help Us!

I'd like to ask you a favor -- help me out here! I'm trying to raise $3000 for the Obesity Action Coalition! <a href="http://walkfromobesity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5307" _mce_href="http://walkfromobesity.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5307">Make a Donation!</a> Please help me raise $3000 for the Obesity Action Coalition. If each of my RSS Feed Subscribers offered $1, and each of my Facebook "fans" offered $1, I'd be MORE than done today. Thank you, very, very much! Let's do math! MM Feed Subs 1,000 MM Facebook Fans 2,020 Bariatric Bad Girls Club Members 625+ MM Twitters 2,250 That's 5,875. We could absolutely raise 5.875. Well, minus spammers, I suppose we could do... Read more


From the archives -- "I love you, you're perfect, now change."

I'm on vacation - so I'm bumping archived posts. I have heard it before. I will hear it again. And, again, I'm hearing it loud, clear and I don't know how to respond. Due to the nature of who I am or how I present myself, not everyone is going to "like me." Fine. Back when I taped those long-forgotten web videos of Melting Mama's Reality Bites, I was told something. I was told that I couldn't go "mainstream" until I cleaned up my "act" and you know, changed. At that time, I couldn't fathom what "mainstream" was, because I... Read more


Melting Mama I'm writing a blog post about the cruise, and I insert a photo of Mr + I from our first cruise in 1999. My five year old says to Mr, "Mama gotted married to you, and got us, that's why she got big... but so why did you be so fat?" Oh. dear. Kids. They are honest. It's been that many years since I went on an actual away-from-everything vacation with the Mr. I didn't really consider it before now, but we haven't been anywhere without kids since then, aside from one quick jaunt to Long Island last... Read more


Star Jones' Decision to Undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery

Star Jones' Decision to Undergo Gastric Bypass Former co-host of The View Star Jones reveals how a close friend's intervention and the death of music legend Luther Vandross helped her decide to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Plus, Star reveals why she's thankful she took control of her health. Related articles Star Jones Returns to The View, Recalls 'Ugly' Departure (people.com) Star Jones Returns to The View (thehollywoodgossip.com) Star Jones Returns To The View To Set The Record Straight On Her Exit! (perezhilton.com) Star Jones Admits to Being a Big Fat Liar [Video] (jezebel.com) Read more


Image via Wikipedia Thank you Betty Crocker with MM Modifications, a super simple Cheeseburger Pie recipe. This could be modified in any number of ways. Cheeseburger Pie 1 lb lean ground beef (Or use half turkey) 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Or lowfat) 1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix 1 cup skim milk 2 eggs (Or Eggbeaters) Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in... Read more