Category Archives: Fitness and Exercise

Yep, you still have to exercise, even after weight loss surgery

Bariatric Surgery Success Increases With Physical Activity

Exercise Improves Bariatric Surgery SuccessSometimes I am amazed at the things that are reported as “news,” even though they should be common sense. Nonetheless, it seems scientists have proven that bariatric surgery success improves with exercise.

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine say, “Previously inactive patients who became physically active after bariatric surgery lost more weight and achieved greater improvements in quality of life than those patients who remained inactive.” Continue reading

Download Workouts To Your Computer

I just found a fantastic new company that lets you download fitness videos right to your computer. You can rent them for 10 days, or for just a bit more own them forever.

No more excuses for not working out!

The Honeymoon Is Definitely Over

Eating Out Is No Longer FunWell, it was fun while it lasted. But it sure seems that my honeymoon period (the first 6-12 months after gastric bypass when weight is easy to lose and hunger is minimal) is over.

To be honest, it’s been over for a little while. I can’t really put my finger on the exact date, but I know that for a few weeks before my gall bladder operation in mid-June I had been stuck at 190. I really think that the only reason I dropped the next 10 pounds was the fact that I ate nothing but chicken soup for 3 weeks. Continue reading

It Feels So Good

This is really cool.

For the first time in a while, I’ve been really faithful with exercising this week. In fact, I’ve just come back from my morning walk and I’m all nice and sweaty. And it feels really good.

Better yet, my 7-year-old has been coming with me. He’s put on a few pounds lately, but we haven’t really been worried about it as he usually does that right before having a growth spurt. Still, exposing him to the joys of exercise at this young age can only be a good thing. Continue reading