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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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FMM: Let’s Talk Movies by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! Today was my short day at work, and for that I’m very thankful.  After yesterday’s 8K and a busy day of shopping and errands on Saturday, the weekend ... Read on »
Bella’s AIF: 408K by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today I participated in the San Jose 408K (5 miles), which benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation. It was part of Race the Bay, a 3-part race series around the ... Read on »
NSVs like WHOA! Who is that girl in the mirror? by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Lately the work clothes side of my closet has been looking like someone snuck in and stole everything they could get their hands on.  Lots of wide, open space and no ... Read on »
FMM: Randomly Getting to Know You by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! Today is a tough one because it’s the first day back after a week off.  To top it off, I have my full day, 3 different preps, which means I switch gear ... Read on »
Fabulous February Weigh-In: Week 39 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss February – love is in the air, and this month is going to be all about loving myself enough to continue making 2014 my year to shine. I’m vowing here and now ... Read on »
AIF: Zumba Step by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’d been looking forward to trying Zumba Step for the past month, ever since I first saw the flyer for the new class at my gym.  The only problem was, they only of ... Read on »
Friday Five: February Break Edition by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 5.  Hawaii is on my mind.  I leave for my trip in 41 days, and I can’t begin to describe how excited I am.  There are three things on my Fitness Bucket List th ... Read on »
Thinking Out Loud #1 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I first saw the Thinking Out Loud posts on A Merry Life , and I liked the concept so much that I decided I’m going to join in on the fun. Be sure to check out ... Read on »
9-Month Surgiversary! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today marks nine months since my VSG surgery, and oh how my life has changed in this time.  Nine months ago I was so hopeful, looking forward to this moment right he ... Read on »
Bella’s AIF: Spinning! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This morning I woke up in just enough time to head to the spin class I’d been planning to attend for more than a week.  Actually, today’s spin class has been years ... Read on »
Monday’s Major Measurements by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s Monday, and because I love alliteration, I figured Major Measurements were perfect for a Monday. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post , I have been really ... Read on »
Fabulous February Weigh-In: Week 38 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss February – love is in the air, and this month is going to be all about loving myself enough to continue making 2014 my year to shine. I’m vowing here and now ... Read on »
The Day I (unfortunately) Proved a Berkeley Study Right by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Sorry it’s been so quiet on the blog this week; the week before a break is always a bit madcap and hectic, and this week was no different.  Actually, this one had it ... Read on »
Fabulous February Weigh-In: Week 37 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss February – love is in the air, and this month is going to be all about loving myself enough to continue making 2014 my year to shine. I’m vowing here and now ... Read on »
A Rainy Saturday Filled with NSVs by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today the forecast was rainy, which was great news, because we really need it.  Plus, I love cloudy weather at this time of year.  No matter what the weather was l ... Read on »
Should I go to Hawaii Alone? by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A bit of an interesting situation has cropped up, and I’d love to get your opinions about what you think I should do or what you’d do in my situation. A friend ... Read on »
FMM: Random Questions by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! I’m so glad it’s February.  It’s always been one of my favorite months, because of Valentine’s Day, my mom’s birthday, and more recently the fact that ... Read on »
Fabulous February Weigh-In: Week 36 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss February – love is in the air, and this month is going to be all about loving myself enough to continue making 2014 my year to shine. I’m vowing here and now ... Read on »
I’m a POPSugar Select Fitness Blogger! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Exciting news on the blog today!  A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to participate as a POPSugar Select Fitness blogger , and of course I jumped at the chanc ... Read on »
New Year, New ME Weigh-In: Week 35 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 2014 – a new year, a fresh start full of new beginnings. 2014 is going to be MY year to shine. I’m vowing here and now that I will reach my goal weight in 201 ... Read on »