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The Scale Debate: Finding Your Weigh-In Rhythm

The Scale Debate: Finding Your Weigh-In Rhythm

Is the scale your daily companion or a once-a-month visitor? Nikki from My Bariatric Box takes us on a journey through the various weigh-in rhythms, backed by science and personal wisdom. From daily weigh-ins that lead to greater weight loss ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ to non-scale victories that celebrate the way your clothes fit or how fast you can run a mile ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ, this article invites you to find YOUR rhythm. Whether you're dancing with the numbers daily or letting your body's achievements lead the way, this post encourages you to embrace your unique path. Click to read more and discover the weigh-in rhythm that resonates with you! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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Swiping Right on Friendship: My 5-Month Experiment with Facebook Dating

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Swiping Right on Friendship: My 5-Month Experiment with Facebook Dating

Nikki explores the ups and downs of using Facebook's Dating feature to find friends, not romance. After a 5-month trial filled with unexpected responses and challenges, she shares her insights and the reason for choosing real-life connections over virtual ones. A candid reflection on friendship in the digital age.

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A Cautionary Tale about NSAIDs after Gastric Bypass Surgery

A Cautionary Tale about NSAIDs after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Iโ€™m a tough stick.โ€ I always warn anyone drawing my blood that it wonโ€™t be easy. It rarely is. Today, I tried to lessen their pain (and mine) by making it as easy as possible for them. I made sure that I was well-hydrated and that I ate a good breakfast. I picked an early appointment so flaking out was not an option. Iโ€™m finally not anemic, and I checked all the other boxes to be eligible to donate blood. It was time to make a payment on this non-repayable debt. You see, a blood donation saved my life. Let...

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GLP-1 Medication Programs to Combat Regain After Weight Loss Surgery

GLP-1 Medication Programs to Combat Regain After Weight Loss Surgery

I wanted to see if medication-assisted weight loss was right for me after regaining 60 of the 150 pounds that I lost.ย  I tried two direct-to-consumer telemedicine programs and consulting with my primary care physician.ย  Whatโ€™s best for you will depend on your circumstances, your finances, your insurance coverage, you relationship with your doctor, and what motivates you.ย  One program stood out above the rest to me.

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What Should I Pack for the Hospital?

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What Should I Pack for the Hospital?

There are a few things that you will need for the hospital (and many more things that you don't).

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