Weight Loss

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Win at losing

What Susan Dennis says is most extraordinary about her life now is that it is so ordinary. In the last few months, she’s taken many long walks, gone to a baseball game, fl own to Florida on vacation, and walked down the beach in a swimsuit. Nothing that unusual for[...]

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Surgery Pushes Weight Loss, but New Health Habits are the Key to Success

In 2012, Tammy Smith weighed 340 pounds. She attended a weight loss surgery seminar and decided to have gastric sleeve bypass. Her journey to new health habits began several months prior to her surgery, leading to a nearly 200-pound weight loss. Here’s Tammy’s story in her own words: Two years[...]

  1. scott: Great job. Proud of your hard work and progress. You look amazing

  2. Sheri Pick: What a wonderful article. I am so proud of you Tammy. You look am amazing. You are so furtunate to…

Tyraia Colbert (right) upped her chance for weight loss success by selecting her mom, Kay, as her workout buddy.

New Year, New You: Inspiration from Tyraia’s Journey to a Healthier Weight

Wake-up calls come in all forms. For Tyraia Colbert, a tele-health assistant who works nights in the Communications Department at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), her wake-up call to get healthy came in the form of shoes. “I couldn’t wear my high heels,” Tyraia laughed. “I was too big, and[...]

  1. SANDY JONES: CONGRATS TY!!!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. SINCE WE WORK DIFFERENT SHIFTS, I DONT SEE YOU MUCH,. BUT I…

    • TY: Thank you sandy!

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Making Health a Priority

When Nakeya Johnson had her third child in 2010 she knew something had to change. With three small children at home, her health and wellness had taken a back seat to family and work responsibilities. But, on January 1, 2013 Nakeya decided to make a serious commitment to getting healthier.[...]

  1. Willma Olsen: Thank you for sharing your story! It is very motivating to see the commitment that you put in on your…

  2. Trina Dancy: Way to go fellow WW! It takes time but it is worth the results!

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A Change for Good

Like many of us, AAMC employees Peggy Rabuck and Joyce Kroneberger were no strangers to dieting. So when they saw a new “diet” advertised at AAMC from the reputable Mayo Clinic, they decided to give it a try. “It was unlike any other program I’ve done,” says Kroneberger. “This was[...]

  1. Cathy: Way to go Peggy and Joyce. You are leaders in helping others to stay healthy.

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Moment Of Truth

  Life has changed for Scott Zimmerman. He has a new attitude and outlook on life. He feels 20 years younger now that he is 70 pounds lighter and no longer needs treatment for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. How did this husband, father of two[...]

  1. Eve: We are so proud of you!! You look amazing and have a great attitude.

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Back In The Saddle

When she saw her July 2012 vacation picture, Melissa Staud of Harwood knew she had to make a change for the better. She weighed 275 pounds and knew she needed to lose weight to improve her life and her health. “I honestly tried on my own to lose weight, but[...]

  1. Trish Cloukey: Thanks for sharing. It offers me and other people HOPE. I ran out of it last week until I started…

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