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90 Seconds to Success – Give It Back

Give It Back. Making the decision to let someone else be in charge may have been easy when it came to having weight loss surgery. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that we are not qualified to take back control and make up new rules when it comes to our eating -- even years after surgery. We need to turn it over to the doctors, dieticians and counselors who are there to help us and who are qualified to set the guidelines.
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90 Seconds to Success – Here’s Your Sign

Here's Your Sign. For years, Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour has had a great stand-up routine about how people who say moronic things should be required to wear a sign to warn folks that they're stupid. But, the truth is, we all do stupid things. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us to practice humility when someone else wears on our nerves or shows a momentary lack of mental fortitude, instead of pointing our finger in disdain. We're all human -- and odds are, we hope others will be just as forgiving when we're the one acting dumb.
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90 Seconds to Success – Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things. Rarely do we pat ourselves on the back for completing ordinary tasks, like folding the laundry or getting the mail. Only when we take a risk, try something different, or step outside our comfort zone do we feel a true sense of accomplishment. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to do hard things. By embracing new challenges, whether small or large, we are actively building our self esteem, and we find that we become bolder and more courageous every day.
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90 Seconds to Success – United We Stand

United We Stand. As members of the WLS community, we all share a common cause: to win the battle with obesity. As we travel this journey, we come to depend on  each other for encouragement, guidance and support.  In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that gossip and in-fighting weaken our community, and that it's only by standing together that we can ensure each of us has the best chance at staying healthy for a lifetime.

WLS News – February 20, 2009

Check out the February 20, 2009, edition of WLS News as we detail the latest Medicare rules for weight loss surgery and tell you about research that may lead to a genetic treatment for obesity. Plus, we'll leak you the latest on obesity and occasional urinary incontinence, investigate new obesity-related cancer research,and highlight a great Website for weight loss surgery support. Nobody brings you the headlines like WLS News!

90 Seconds to Success – It’s Not About You

It's Not About You. Have you been to a support group meeting recently? If you haven't had weight loss surgery yet, you might not think you should go. Or, if you are several months post-op and already at your goal weight, you might think there's no reason to still attend. But, in today's episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that by participating in a support group, we are not only helping ourselves stay on track, but also inspiring others on their own weight loss journey--regardless of whether they are far out ahead of us, or following in our footsteps.

Lifestyle Guru Laura Preston Joins WLS Channel Faculty

Former cosmetics industry executive turned motivational speaker, Laura Preston has joined the faculty of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel and will host a new fashion and lifestyle show to debut this spring. Each episode of The Big Do-Over will feature fresh advice on beauty, fashion, fitness and living well after weight loss surgery. A bariatric patient herself, Laura offers viewers a show full of practical and fun advice on how to create a new road map for themselves, and embrace life as if they had never been seriously overweight at all. Stay tuned for her on-air debut this spring!
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90 Seconds to Success – 100% Committed to Change

100% Committed to Change. Do you remember how you felt the moment you decided to have weight loss surgery? Do you remember your level of desperation, inspiration, and sheer commitment to change? In today's episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to put tools in place to quantify our level of commitment, so we can hold ourselves accountable and make sure we are doing what it takes to stay healthy for the months and years to come.