Weight Loss

5 Heart Health Myths Exposed

Five Heart Health Myths Exposed

This Heart Month let’s break the cycle on some common heart health myths. Myth #1 – Eggs and other foods high in cholesterol are unhealthy and to be avoided. The cholesterol in foods actually has little effect on most people’s cholesterol levels. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recent[...]

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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, flown to Florida on vacation, and walked down the beach in a swimsuit. Nothing that unusual for a[...]

  1. Teresa Cooper: Dear Susan, I am scheduled for gastric bypass surgery on March 9,2015, with Dr. Gandsas. I keep thinking if I…

    • Susan Dennis: Teresa, I was very nervous prior to surgery, but I now know it was the smartest decision I have every…

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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.