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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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Super Spring Weigh In: Week 48 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easier. Sprin ... Read on »
I Accepted Tone It Up’s Challenge: #CreateYourSummer by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As you guys know, I’ve been loving the ToneItUp ‘s workouts since mid-January.  I’ve done them 5 days a week, every week since I began, only missing while I was on v ... Read on »
Super Spring Weigh In: Week 47 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easi ... Read on »
11-Month Surgiversary & Monthly Progress Pics by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today marks eleven months since my VSG surgery, and it’s also Easter Sunday, so the eggs seemed fitting.  Today was all about celebrating with my family, and ... Read on »
FMM: Favorite Things by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! Today has actually been a pretty easy transition back to the “real world” after having the week off for spring break.  As much as I hate standardized t ... Read on »
Super Spring Weigh In: Week 46 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easi ... Read on »
A Vacation from the Scale…Sort Of by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I usually weigh myself every single morning.  I get up, use the restroom, take off my pjs, and jump on the scale.  I use it as a check-in for how I did the day bef ... Read on »
Bella’s AIF: Hiking the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of my main goals for my Hawaiian vacation was to fill my time alone with as many fitness adventures as I could.  Since Oahu offers so many different options,  de ... Read on »
Bella’s AIF: Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was really looking forward to my plans on Monday – snorkeling in Hanauma Bay.  I’d heard that Hanauma Bay had the best snorkeling in Oahu, and arguably the best in ... Read on »
Hawaiian Vacay – Day 1 by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss After more than two months of planning, anticipating, and preparing, yesterday was finally the day I left for Hawaii.  All week I had the same feeling I had when I w ... Read on »
Sunday Morning Sunrise by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This morning I was up early – at 5am – despite going to bed at midnight Hawaii time (3am SJ time!). Since I was up, I wanted to be sure to enjoy the amazing sunrise ... Read on »
Super Spring Weigh In: Week 44 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easi ... Read on »
Thinking Out Loud #2 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 »
FMM: Would You Rather… by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! I had a great weekend! It kicked off Friday night with a girls’ night at a favorite wine bar with two of my BFFs and my sister, continued with 3 hours ... Read on »
Super Spring Weigh In: Week 43 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easi ... Read on »
10-Month Surgiversary & Monthly Progress Pics by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today marks ten months since my VSG surgery, and it’s also the first day of spring.  It’s been sunshine and smiles all day today, especially when a colleague ... Read on »
FMM: Holiday Traditions by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Monday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This weekend was a mix of getting some spring cleaning and organizing done, meeting new friends , and volunteering at a local ... Read on »
Super Spring Weigh In: Week 42 Post-Op VSG by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easi ... Read on »
NOLA Girl Brings Bay Area WLS Peeps Together by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Let’s start with my post on Facebook last night when I got home: Tonight I went to SF to meet a fabulous NOLA girl turned YouTubelebrity () whose journey I’ve ... Read on »
What I’m doing for Lent by Bella C Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss (I’ve been meaning to write this post since Ash Wednesday last week, but the time just got away from me). In thinking about my Lenten sacrifice this year, I de ... Read on »