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No Longer Invisible

Bruce talking about wearing vest

When he was much bigger, Bruce felt invisible. And now that he has lost a lot of weight, he’s noticing that people treat him differently. Self image is an issue that most people who lose a significant amount of weight encounter, and one that gets a lot of coverage in our support groups. In this video, Bruce talks about what he has noticed during the transition.

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Big Steps, in a Newly Agile Body

Bruce talking about wearing vest

With a new body comes a lot more possibility. Find out how Bruce is taking advantage of spring, and his newfound agility, in the great outdoors. Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Adjust to Your New Body Shape

Bruce talking about wearing vest

After losing a significant amount of weight, you don’t just look smaller, your body can actually take on a different shape, which is a strange thing to get used to especially when you’ve spent years of your life identifying who you are with your weight. Continue reading

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One Year After Bariatric Surgery: Photo Shoot Prep And Follow Up With Bruce

Bruce Photo Shoot Prep

While we weren’t able to capture the actual photo shoot, here’s a look at Bruce having his hair and make-up done and a little snippet of what to expect from the photos that were taken. Some of the new “now” photos of Bruce, Kathy, and April will hopefully be on MyBrandNewLife.org soon, but in the mean time, check out Bruce’s older videos and see what incredible progress he’s making! See Bruce’s first video before bariatric surgery. View more videos of Bruce.

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Getting Enough Protein After Bariatric Surgery

in the beginning i felt like the human protein machine

When you have weight loss surgery, you have to make quite a few changes. And one of the major ones is your diet. At the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence, we provide our patients with a wide variety of tools to help them make the necessary adjustments in their diets. All of the diets are extremely high in protein to help your body heal after surgery, but every patient’s specific diet will vary a little depending on what they need most. And every patient–as you can see here with Bruce–learns … Continue reading

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Losing 100 Pounds Boosts Confidence in Physical Abilities

I never wouldve done that a year ago

One of the best things about weight loss surgery is doing all the things you never thought possible. Here Bruce tells us about some of the experiences he’s having now that he would never have even considered a year ago–including participating in community events around Carmel, Indiana and hiking around the Indianapolis area.

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How Did I Become Obese?

talking to others about bariatric surgery

I was talking with Bruce the other day, and we were reflecting on how the subtlety of weight gain is often what allows for a person’s weight to escalate to obesity. How another five pounds—or one size larger—never really seems like a big deal. And that’s how it starts. Bruce told me that when he was in his early twenties he would run four or five miles regularly—a habit he hadn’t picked up until after high school, but that he had meant to carry on throughout life. When I asked … Continue reading

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Bruce Reflects on Noticeable Changes

Bruce reflects on noticeable changes

Looking back over this past fall, Bruce discusses a number of the positive changes he’s experiencing after weight loss surgery—and his enthusiasm for what’s next.

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Meeting with a Dietitian After Bariatric Surgery

Bruce meets with a dietitian

What should you expect from a meeting with one of our dietitians at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence? It’s pretty simple really. Here’s a video of Bruce meeting with one of our dietitians at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital and discussing his diet progress.

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Unexpected Challenges at Home After Bariatric Surgery

Bruce's first challenges at home

Bruce-home from the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence in Carmel, Indiana–discusses what it’s like a few weeks after having bariatric weight loss surgery including some of the unexpected challenges and the surprising support.

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