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Bella C Patient Expert

Bay Area, California
I've decided to finally lose these pounds that I've been wanting to lose for so long. At 36 years old, I've been heavy all of my life. I've had short time periods where I was slim and felt great, but then something would happen, and the weight would creep back up. I've tried lots of... Full Bio
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Friday Five: Last Friday of Summer by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss (I used the Rhonna Designs app on my iPhone to make this pic. I used this picture I took from my recent visit to Santa Cruz Boardwalk ). 1.  This is my last ... Read on »
Sensational Summer Weigh In: Week 62 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s summertime! Which means that school is out, my schedule is my own, and I’m footloose and fancy free.  Summer means the weather is warm, the sun is shinin ... Read on »
Riding Roller Coasters at Santa Cruz Boardwalk! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Saturday, August 2nd – a day I’d been anticipating for more than 20 years. You see, that was the last time I had actually ridden a roller coaster, and then just ... Read on »
Sensational Summer Weigh In: Week 61 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s summertime! Which means that school is out, my schedule is my own, and I’m footloose and fancy free.  Summer means the weather is warm, the sun is shinin ... Read on »
#BellasSummerChallenge: #150bybacktoschool – Week 5 Check-In by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How many miles have you logged towards Bella’s Summer Challenge this week? Happy Monday, everyone!  This week I was back to working out 6 days, with an active ... Read on »
Weekly Workout Schedule: July 28-August 1 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Since I don’t have many more days of summer vacation left (less than 2 weeks before I begin my teacher meetings), I was reflecting on how I’ve spent this summer.  ... Read on »
Friday Five: Beach Day! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss (I used the Rhonna Designs app on my iPhone to make this pic. I used this picture I took from my trip to Oahu in April.  This is Waikiki Beach, and I loved the colo ... Read on »
Sensational Summer Weigh In: Week 60 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s summertime! Which means that school is out, my schedule is my own, and I’m footloose and fancy free.  Summer means the weather is warm, the sun is shinin ... Read on »
14-Month Surgiversary & Monthly Progress Pics by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today marks fourteen months since my VSG surgery, and it’s also Monday, so I figured this was the perfect Motivation Monday post. Measurements ... Read on »
#BellasSummerChallenge: #150bybacktoschool – Week 4 Check-In by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How many miles have you logged towards Bella’s Summer Challenge this week? Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope the past week was a good one for you, and you were a ... Read on »
Weekly Workout Schedule: July 21-26 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This week I’m really looking forward to getting in solid workouts that combine cardio and TIU toning. Here’s this week’s plan: ~ Monday: Stairs at Commun ... Read on »
Here’s Hoping Life Imitates a RomCom by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I haven’t spent too much time on this blog talking about my dating life because I didn’t want to “jinx” anything by talking about it too much, and I wanted to ... Read on »
Sensational Summer Weigh In: Week 59 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s summertime! Which means that school is out, my schedule is my own, and I’m footloose and fancy free.  Summer means the weather is warm, the sun is shinin ... Read on »
Tuesday Tunes: Bella in T.O.Y.land playlist by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Longtime readers of this blog may remember that at the end of every school year, my teacher friends and I all make music mixes for our MixClub.  On the last teacher ... Read on »
#BellasSummerChallenge: #150bybacktoschool – Week 3 Check-In by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How many miles have you logged towards Bella’s Summer Challenge this week? Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope the past week was a good one for you, and you were a ... Read on »
Weekly Workout Schedule: July 14-19 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So far this summer, I’ve been doing great with my cardio workouts.  Even last week while traveling for a teaching conference, I got up at 5:25am to make sure I got ... Read on »
#BellasSummerChallenge: #150bybacktoschool – Week 2 Check-In by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How many miles have you logged towards Bella’s Summer Challenge this week? So my idea of posting the weekly check in on Sunday kind of went by the wayside this ... Read on »
Weekly Workout Schedule: July 7-12 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This week I’ll be traveling to Sacramento for a teaching conference until Thursday, but that’s not an excuse not to workout.  The hotel we’re staying in has a fitn ... Read on »
Belated Birthday Post by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I really love this quote that I found on my birthday; it fits perfectly.  I’ve never been someone who is afraid of getting older, mostly because I don’t feel ... Read on »
Bella’s AIF: Giant Race 5K by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Sunday morning!   My weekend has been really fun so far.  Yesterday I participated in the Giant Race 5K with my friend Di, and we had the best time walking a ... Read on »