Friday Five

A weekly round-up of tidbits, tips, ideas, news articles, random cool things...

1. Registration is now open for the 2nd webinar in the "Complexity of Obesity" fourteen-part educational series hosted by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Obesity Prevention and Policy Management (Obesity PPM). The topic of webinar #2 is: Obesity and Addiction. It should be a pretty lively discussion. So many different theories. I have a strong personal opinion about the topic. Be sure to register for FREE to obtain the access code and then listen in on March 29th, 2012 at 8:00PM Eastern Time.

2. Walt Disney World is the happiest place on earth unless you are overweight or obese then it's a place of stereotypical stigma and bias. Not cool.

Check out Disney's hideous attempt at "helping" childhood obesity.

Sad, it sounded like a great idea but obviously they had no advisory committee working with them. I fear that the "crisis mode" we are in re: childhood obesity is making people act without thought.

I am assured the Obesity Action Coalition's Bias Busters team is on it. I will update you when I hear anything.

UPDATE: Someone at Disney pulled their head out of their... Get this... Habit Heroes Closes Following Negative Feedback. Hopefully version 2 will be helpful versus harmful.

3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:

Positive media portrayals of obese individuals reduce weight stigma - Hmmm perhaps something Disney needs to read
Hospital pays $178M for false advertising, inexperienced doc - Ask LOTS of Q's!
Obese children outgrowing kids' clothing and furniture - A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Elementary School helping curb childhood obesity - AWESOME!
Can you get addicted to ice cream? Maybe, study shows - Try my alternative
50 Things to do Instead of Snacking - :)

4. As bariatric surgery patients (those of us with rearranged chitlins) it is absolutely essential that we take quality supplemental vitamins every day for the rest of our lives. Weight loss surgery dramatically alters your body's ability to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Not taking vitamins causes bad things. It's just not an option. I wanted to give everyone a heads up on a great Celebrate Vitamin product I think will help make vitamin taking easier by including an iron supplement instead of another pill...

Celebrate's Multi-Complete contains all of the vitamins and minerals that are in the original multivitamin formula PLUS 36 mg of iron daily. As always check with your medical posse on what is appropriate for your plan and remember... this product or any containing iron should NOT be taken at the same time as calcium to prevent absorption interference.

5. If you haven't entered this week's giveaway for the Bag of Love chock full of AWESOME weight loss surgery friendly favorites you have till Sunday, midnight, pacific time click here to add your name to the hat.

Every Sunday in the month of February (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) a new I ♥ Giveaway begins. This Sunday is the last of the "I ♥" fun so I'm thinking the prize needs to be a BIG one! Plus, the blog just hit a pretty big milestone, the 7000 fan mark on Facebook, woot! Come back Sunday to get in on the celebration.

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T2Nashville said...

Celebrate has a new multi with iron? I love that you educate as well as entertain! Had no idea this product was out. One less pill to take - YAY! Thanks!

Veronica said...

Oooh! I see Click! CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK!!!!
I love the sample packs of the Click to make your awesome Click'n Granola!
<3 Thanks, Shelly!

Amanda said...

would love to enter the giveaway. thanks.

whoozmessy said...

This contest is exciting! So much yummy stuff!Haven't tried the ENS or the mocha Click yet.

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

Thanks for the info about the vitamins! I don't really care for my vitamins that were given to me at the surgeon's office. Something about the taste! They are chewable. I tried switching to some others which are not but they are like horse pills! So hard to swallow. I'm still on the lookout for a vitamin that I'll really not dread taking every day. Maybe I'll check these out!

Anonymous said...

Shelly, I do not like coffee therefore I have never ordered the Click. Do you think I would like it. I try almost everything you promote but have delayed in this one. Sharon

Michelle "Shelly" said...

T2, They are the latest bottle I just opened. I thought it would be great for those that forget.

Sharon, If you have had Starbucks Frappucinos before it's basically like that... Mocha is the stronger coffee taste of the two so I would try Vanilla Latte first if you don;t like that one you won't probably like the Mocha.

gale said...

boy i'd sure like to win.thxs shelly
gale croft

VictoriaAthens said...

Where would I get the small bottles of sf torani syrup?

Thanks for all the great giveaways!

Michelle "Shelly" said...


Shaker Bottles:
SF Torani Minis: Cost Plus World Market

Unknown said...

Would love to enter the giveaway!

Denise said...

I'm a new follower and Thank God I found this blog.Waiting for My R.N.Y-Need all the help I can get. Still a little Scared I won't survive the surgery.Deniss

Becky anewbecboo Gaddy said...

WOOP and Congrats on the 7000 fans!!! you so deserve them all <3

Amy Lou said...

Amy Lou

Anonymous said...

Do you know if Celebrate gives samples?

Lisa Kraus

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up
Jen Waugh

Anonymous said...

thank you for the blogging!