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Brand New Man Reality Show: 3 Days After Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Things have gone incredibly well. Beyond my wildest dreams. It's hard to believe I had major surgery three days ago.

Why I Chose Not to Have Weight Loss Surgery

Stacey Ogden | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Stacey Ogden

It struck me that people who have weight loss surgery, when it's properly done, are provided with not only a surgeon, but a team of people to help them learn how to change their eating and activity habits. That's what I want. I want the weight loss surgery team minus the surgeon.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Becoming a Brand New Weight Loss Man in One Year

Don McNay | Posted 01.18.2016 | Sports
Don McNay

One year ago, I started a journey that allowed me to lose over 110 pounds. It was more than just fixing my body. It was about fixing my outlook on life. What weight loss success did for my confidence and courage is what truly has made me a Brand New Man.

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
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Don McNay

At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

Weight-Loss Surgery Linked To Increased Suicide Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - - Patients may be more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide after weight-loss surgery, a Canadian study suggests. Research...

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

My First 5K in 27 Years, After Losing 100 Pounds.

Don McNay | Posted 08.09.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

I've convinced myself that I don't really care about my time in the Midsummer Night's Dream, 5K race in Lexington Kentucky. Then I just put on the race shirt. All of that "non competitive" talk goes right out the window. I want to win this baby. Or lose giving it everything I can.

Sheila Hiestand: Hall of Fame Basketball Player to Ironman With 125 lbs Weight Loss in Between

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

Louisville trial lawyer Sheila Hiestand is 6 foot tall, outgoing and vivacious. She has the total inner confidence that made her a Hall of Fame college basketball player and now one of Kentucky's top trial attorneys.

Becoming a "Brand New Man" after weight loss surgery

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Obesity was messing with my "you can do anything you set your mind to" theory. On weight loss, I felt like Sisyphus from Greek mythology, who was punished by the gods by pushing a boulder up a hill each day and then having the boulder roll back down. Forever.

Can a Drug or Surgery Solve Your Weight Problem?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

To solve your weight problem, you need to make a permanent change in your behavior, made possible with behavioral therapy. Success comes with learning how to eat what you like in ways that keep you at your desired weight and it becoming habitual and a new "normal" for you.

How This 54-Year-Old Is Finally Conquering Her Lifelong Weight Struggles In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

21-year-old Eastern Ky. University Woman Loses 175 Pounds in 14 Months

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Don McNay

Outside of our shared love for Eastern Kentucky University, Elizabeth and I came at the decision to do the gastric sleeve surgery from very different perspectives.

This Mother's Major Fear For Her Overweight Daughter

OWN | Posted 02.13.2015 | OWN

Jen Larsen has struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember. At her heaviest, she was more than 300 pounds, and she became desperate for ...

My Super Bowl Victory in Weight Loss

Don McNay | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

They say it is hard to repeat as Super Bowl champion but in the weight loss Super Bowl, I plan to rack up two in a row. Then a lifetime after that.

I'm A Body-Positive Feminist And I Had Weight-Loss Surgery

xoJANE | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
xoJANE

When you lose weight, everyone starts to pay very close attention to your body. People I barely know now find it appropriate to tell me how happy or impressed they are by my change in appearance, while I often feel judged by the fat-positive community in which I once found comfort and acceptance.

Picking Experts and the Quest for Great Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Don McNay

The best way to have a successful weight loss surgery is to treat it like a business project. I have definite goals, measurements, objectives, benchmarks, time frames and a vision on where I want to be within a year.

Maybe Obesity Isn't the Problem

Kelly Coffey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

In my case, obesity was a symptom, and not the problem itself. I wish someone had told me before I had gastric bypass surgery that my real issues were shame and addiction. Getting thin wasn't my solution -- it was what made me miserable enough to finally get well.

My 'Secrets' of Weight Loss

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don't know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn't want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She Underwent Weight Loss Surgery After 2012 Heart Attack

Posted 02.14.2014 | Celebrity

Rosie O'Donnell's working on a brand new project, but it's not another talk show. She's working on improving her health. The comedian and activist,...

Obesity and Oblivion -- Or -- What I've Learned Under General Anesthesia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.

Chef Graham Elliot Reveals Incredible Weight Loss

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

Chef Graham Elliot looks quite different these days. In July of 2013, the "MasterChef" judge and award-winning chef underwent a weight loss surgery, a...

This Is The Youngest Person Ever To Have Weight Loss Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.20.2013 | Weird News

A toddler in Saudi Arabia has become the youngest patient to undergo a bariatric weight loss surgery procedure. Doctors determined the 2-year-old, ...

Calling Obesity a Disease: Is This About Health or Is It About Money?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We have an obesity epidemic that is out of control because of something that has changed in the last 50 years of our eons of evolution -- recent changes in our culture and behavior. Drugs and surgery won't change that.

Governor Christie's Lap Band May Be a Band-Aid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The lap band is really only a band-aid unless the person has come to grips with the fact that to change one's weight, one has to change one's lifestyle. You have to change your habits.