Conference Schedule 2011

On February 5, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

I’m sure most people have seen this out there already, but I’ll still post it anyway.

These are the conferences I’m planning on attending in 2011:

WLSFA Meet and Greet
May 13th and 14th – Las Vegas

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
By invitation only -
June 12th-15th (leaving early) – Orlando

Obesity Help Regional Conference
July 15th and 16th – Bellevue, Washington

Obesity Help Regional Conference
September 9th and 10th – New Orleans

Obesity Help Regional Conference
October 21st and 22nd – Long Island

What IS the Lab Tracker, Exactly?

On February 3, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

The cat is not included.

I have posted a bit about the Lab Tracker, but I’m not certain if I’ve discussed exactly what is IN the Lab Tracker, exactly.

The book is a hard cover, 3-ring binder to make it easy to add pages and inserts as desired.  I’ve supplied some of the basic “bones” but I encourage you to make this workbook as much YOURS as you need it to be so you’ll actually use it.  What is the point of buying something if it just gathers dust?  I want this to be a usable tool for your arsenal.

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On February 3, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

We’ve upgraded the site a bit — got a new server (which should speed things up a whole bunch) and made a few subtle changes around the site.

If you notice something not working, please let me know.


On February 2, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

If there is no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. –Mother Teresa

I’m puzzled.

And irate.

And puzzled.

And irate again.

And back to puzzled.

It’s much like the proverbial ping pong ball.  My emotions pop between the two with dizzying speeds.  One moment I’m sitting here, and the puzzlement (and at times utter bafflement) are manifest.  And then I’m reminded by some of the things going on and I’m irate again.

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On January 27, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Follow the Leader. Please.

Advocacy (noun) – act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending
Definition thanks to

I’ve been in this community a long time, and I’ve learned a few things.  Well, I’ve learned quite a bit — most of which I’d have to start charging a fee for the blog to post.  But one of the non-R-rated items would be the different attitudes that are pervasive in the WLS community.

So many people enter this community and feel we should all see things the same way just because our guts have been similarly rearranged.  We all had this stigma attached to us at one time and thus we should all be exactly the same when we are skinny, moderately slim, not-quite-as-fat-as-we-were-bef0re, or simply back to where we were but have been through the process.

This isn’t the case.  We are all different, and we all see things in a different way.  This is okay.

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