A weight loss podcast dedicated to motivate, educate, and inspire others to be successful with their own weight loss struggles.
Hosted, and produced by Don Moe a former almost 500 lb male who struggled with morbid obesity for over 30 years until bariatric surgery changed his life. After he lost 250 lbs in 15 months, Don dedicated his life to telling his story in the hopes it would help others.
This show interviews other weight loss patients who have battled obesity and won, regardless of the method used. Join us as Don talks to traditional dieters, other bariatric patients, fitness buffs, physicians, and other industry professionals as they share their stories one episode at a time.
Their knowledge and information is shared to inspire, educate, motivate, and inform you in the hopes it will assist you in regaining control of your own life so you can be successful in battling your own weight loss demons.
Join Don and his guests as they "weigh-in" on current weight loss related issues. No topic(s) are to sensitive, no question(s) to personal as they explore the secret to defeating obesity for good.
Come On...It's time... Time to Weigh In!
#021 - Surgery Date and Emotions
This was Kerry's and my final discussion before her actual surgery. She was assigned a date, and we chatted about what her final steps were to be cleared for surgery.
The next time we chat, Kerry will be on the post-surgery side of the fence.
The final steps, exams, and days leading up to surgery can be very emotional. Listen as Kerry gives an inside peak into what those finals days and hours were like.
#020 – Reversing Regain
Regain happens to almost everyone that loses weight. Weight was designed to fluctuate, and when old habits creep back in, weight can tend to increase.
With it can come a wave of negative emotion, which can cause some of us to eat even more, causing us to put on even more weight.
So how do we stop the merry-go-round cycle of regain?
Give a listen to my conversation with Marilyn Clark. Shes a certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach and someone who battles with weight-loss herself.
We spoke about the "Why" it happens, and the "How" it makes us feel, but more importantly she gave some great tips and tricks on "How" we can make some small incremental changes that can impact our mental outlook, tipping the scales back into our favor.
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#019 - Make Resolutions Stick
Tired of making New Years resolutions and then breaking them before March?
In this episode Dr. John Chuback joined me on air to discuss how to change ones perspective on life and how they view whats a priority in their life. We often get stuck running in the maze of life and we often forget that we don't even need to run the maze at all.
Dr. Chuback wrote a book titled "Make Your Own Damn Cheese" and its a about a mouse named Earl. Earl meets all sorts of friends in the maze that help him understand that instead of running through the maze searching for scraps of cheese, Earl can make his own damn cheese.
We too can make our own damn cheese in life, and this can help us avoid running the maze all together.
Forget making New Years resolutions this year. Join me in changing the way we look at life all together and never need a resolution ever again.
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#018 - A Bariatric Journey - Pre-Surgery
Kerry and I chat this week about what her final preparations for bariatric surgery recovery is all about. What things is she worried about, looking forward to, and finally preparing for.
Her surgery date is a few weeks away, and how is she preparing.
How much is she exercising Has she had an moments of mental doubt? Elective surgery vs required procedure... How does she view it. Surgery risks, is it worth the risk? Pros vs Cons of surgery and of not having surgery. Whats her biggest fear going into surgery? The stress of fitting in with others post-op What's the "True-Cost of Bariatric Surgery"? What does surgery give you that you won't expect? Will surgery will change who you are. Yes or No? The things you will find after surgery? Transfer addiction... is she worried?
If you have ever wondered what the days and hours leading up to bariatric surgery are like, don't miss our conversation.
#017 - Finally Me!
What is it like to live your life every single day, and to feel like a balloon that's at it's breaking point that's just about to explode?
What's it like to live your life and to feel like you are not your true self at all?
What's it like to go on a journey of self discovery via bariatric surgery? What changes? Does your personality change? Does your attitude change? What do you lose? What do you gain?
Does any of this sound familiar to you and your story?
If so... click play and join us in this episode as I talk to Alicia Hill-Marceau. She's a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and someone who struggled to get her weight under control.
She chronicled her story into what changed and what she found when she had bariatric surgery in a book she titled FINALLY ME!
In the text, Alicia talks about what she gave up having surgery, but more so what she found out about her true self along her journey.
If you are considering bariatric surgery and you are wondering what the mental and emotional aspects of the journey are going to be like, get a copy of her book. You won't be disappointed.
In writing the book, Alicia aimed to show people that if you take the time you to can finally find yourself too.
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Finally Me!: Thanks to Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
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#016 - A Bariatric Journey - Surgery Intake
We continue our discussion with Kerry concerning her decision to have bariatric surgery.
Why did she choose surgery?
How did she select her surgeon / medical team?
From start to finish, how long did the process take?
What tests were required?
What options for surgery did she have?
In summary we discuss all of the important steps one may go through in preparing to have bariatric surgery. Want to have an idea of what the process is all about... well tune in!