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Lake Placid Diet

LAKE PLACID DIET: My new relationship with food: It’s complicated

Highest weight: 499 lbs. May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. July 19: 424 lbs. Total lost: 66 lbs. - It was a picture-perfect Sunday morning, July 10, with a bluebird sky. I was excited for this moment, and dreading it at the same time. This was going to be my first ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Bariatric journey begins with major hiccup

My belly itches. Take a look at it, and you’ll see why. Scattered around the white skin — between the man boobs and the belly button — are eight incisions. Each are scabbing at their own pace, and each are surrounded by the red shadow of a Band-Aid that initially covered up an ...

Lake Placid Half Marathon vet trims down for future race

Chalky. Gritty. The Bariatric Fusion multivitamins in my mouth don’t necessarily live up to the promise of “tropical” flavor. Still, it’s chewable and “complete.” Just what I need to help me prepare for bariatric surgery next week. I can still taste the vitamins when I sip my ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Olympians, local athletes keep me inspired on this journey

Start (Dec. 31): 447 lbs. Last week: 437 lbs. This week: 438 lbs. Total lost in 2020: 9 lbs. --- The number doesn’t show it — a 1-pound increase from the week before — but I actually had a better week than I’ve had all month, not that we should rely solely on weight as an indicator ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Gearing up for my annual battle with cabin fever

Start (Dec. 31): 447 lbs. Two weeks ago: 433 lbs. This week: 437 lbs. Total lost in 2020: 10 lbs. --- Shortly after writing these words two weeks ago, I began to struggle: “Although I have not yet struggled with any major issues so far this year, I know that eventually life will knock me ...