Losing Weight For Others

There are many reasons why we become motivated to lose/control weight.  Most of these reasons are revolving around our “self” needs, such as: Wanting to lower/obviate our need for prescription medication(s) to treat weight-related co-morbidities Wanting to feel a higher level of energy Lowering the amount of pain we feel in our knees, hips and […]

The Doctor As A Patient

  I am writing this entry a few hours before I need to arrive at the Washington Hospital Center.  I am scheduled for a cardiac catheterization and possible angioplasty/stent placement of some blocked coronary arteries.  I went through a similar procedure last December and the cardiologist thought that he had opened every blocked artery.  However, […]

Helping Those Weight Bearing Joints

  Here is a medical definition of “JOINT”:  The area where two bones are attached for the purpose of permitting body parts to move. There are many joints distributed throughout the body bur for purposes of this entry, let’s divide “joints” into two categories:  Weight bearing and Non-weight bearing. Examples of non-weight bearing joints: Elbows, […]

Lulls In Motivation

Motivation is a very important factor involved in controlling weight.  There is nothing fun or easy about curtailing carbohydrate intake, counting portions, avoiding alcohol and/or setting the alarm early to get up and exercise.  We are motivated to do all of these and more, by: Wanting to avoid medications that are being recommended to treat […]

Forgotten But Not Gone/Covid Allerts

An expression pretty much all of us have heard at some point is: “Gone But Not Forgotten”.  This statement is usually invoked at funerals and memorial events honoring a person/people that have made positive impacts on others’ lives.  Yes, they may not be here with us anymore physically, but their impacts on our lives will […]