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Lake Placid Diet

LAKE PLACID DIET: FISU games an important milestone on weight-loss journey

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Jan. 24: 389 lbs. Total lost: 101 lbs. - I knew that covering the first day of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games — Thursday, Jan. 12 — would be a challenge, yet it wasn’t until the last day of the event that I would ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Holiday struggles lead to New Year’s motivation

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Dec. 27: 393 lbs. Total lost: 97 lbs. - This is what holiday eating feels like seven months after bariatric surgery. I’m in a movie, a fighter pilot struggling to regain control of my aircraft as it spins, lifeless, plummeting toward the ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: What could go wrong?

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Nov. 22: 389 lbs. Total lost: 101 lbs. - I don’t know if you’ve ever had a colonoscopy, but the day-before prep involves a hefty dose of stimulant laxatives around 1 p.m., more than three hours of slowly drinking 64 ounces of laxative-laced ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Getting back to a normal life … whatever that means

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Sept. 20: 396 lbs. Total lost: 94 lbs. - I’ve had problems with mobility for so long, just the mention of the word “stairs” sent chills up my spine. “No! I can’t do stairs!” I’d say. But things are changing now that ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: New body helps check items off the bucket list

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Aug. 16: 412 lbs. Total lost: 78 lbs. - Last year, I made plans to visit Buffalo for a couple of nights so I could show my wife Niagara Falls; she’d never been there before, and I thought it would be a great trip to make some memories. But I ...