Tag Archives: Rhonda

Going Back to Work After Bariatric Surgery

Going back to work

Many of the patients that we see here at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence have been unable to work for a number of years due to their health and physical condition. And–believe it or not–going back to work for these patients is really exciting. It offers a new sense of independence and purpose–as you see here with Rhonda. Continue reading

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Making Summer Plans to Finally Wear Shorts

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Now that it’s warm enough to be considered summer here in Indiana, our patients will be experiencing lots of things for the first time in years. Find out what Rhonda’s the most excited about this summer–hint: it doesn’t have anything to do with exercise. Continue reading

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Overcoming the Frustration of Stalling and Getting Enough Protein

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Doctors will tell you that stalls in your weight loss following bariatric surgery can be expected–and it’s true. Here Rhonda discusses the frustration of those stalls along with the challenge of consuming enough protein on a daily basis. Continue reading

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Adapting to a New Sort of Fitness

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What If I Can’t See the Weight Loss?

What if i can see the weight loss

One of the questions that we hear all the time is: “Where is the last place on my body that I will lose weight?” It’s an interesting question with an even more interesting answer. Because the last part of your body to lose weight isn’t going to be your upper arms or your thighs. It’s not going to be your stomach. It’s going to be your brain. It’s not that there’s actual fat in the brain to lose, but the brain is almost always the slowest part of the body … Continue reading

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First, Extended Family Dinner Post-Surgery

Rhonda goes to her first family dinner

Rhonda–13 weeks after having bariatric weight loss surgery with us at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence in Carmel, Indiana–tells us about what it was like to go to her first, extended family dinner post-op.

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What’s It Really Like to Have Bariatric Surgery?

For those of you who have recently joined us, it may interest you to know why we’ve included these patient journeys here on MyBrandNewLife.org. Our reasoning is pretty simple. We think it’s important for everyone to recognize that when you have bariatric surgery, the before and after photos will never do your experience justice. As we know here at St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence—and as you’re hopefully learning—bariatric surgery is a tool, not a quick fix. And we can see that clearly as we watch the progress of April, Bruce, … Continue reading

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Rhonda Shares her Success and Frustration

Rhonda shares in her success and frustration

Listen to Rhonda discuss her success, and some of the challenges she’s facing along the way.

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My Brand New Life: Introductions

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See the patients at their beginning, and follow their journeys here at MyBrandNewLife.org.

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