Five Exercises You’re Doing Wrong and How to Fix Them
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00

We’ve all heard the term “No pain, no gain,” but when is that pain actually a sign that you’re doing an exercise totally wrong? “Good post-workout soreness usually happens in your muscles 24-48 hours after a workout while bad soreness is pain or swelling in your joints,” says Stacy Berman, a personal trainer and founder of Stacy’s Boot Camp.

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Dolores dice...Dime Con Quién Andas
By Dolores | 03/11/2010 - 13:06

Dear Dolores:

I’m currently making a lot of lifestyle changes: eating healthy, exercising, quitting smoking, attending college and developing a music career. I’m troubled, though, because many of the friends I’ve had for years are still drinking, smoking, eating junk food and lacking ambition. Worst of all, although I don’t relate to them anymore, I feel myself falling back into my old habits when I’m around them. I feel like I have outgrown our friendship, but I feel bad just cutting ties with them. Am I being big-headed?  

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The Whole Truth
By Nicole Toro | 03/09/2010 - 19:10

When I arrived to my Bariatric appointment last week with my best friend (THANK YOU!) I was so nervous. I was more nervous to get on that scale than to actually discuss the surgery. My blood pressure was taken, which was fine except for the obvious issue of my weight and BMI (body mass index). But when we got down to business discussing which surgery I wanted to do and the reasons why I had wanted to go through the Sleeve Gastrectomy, it made me pause.

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Getting Ready to Go Under the Knife
By Nicole Toro | 02/15/2010 - 12:00

I went to the seminar for my pending surgery, and am getting ready for my pre-op appointment on Feb. 25, at which point I’ll learn exactly when my surgery will take place. In this forum, I learned about all different types of bariatric surgeries. And most importantly, I learned how important it is for me to make this change in my life.

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Understanding Heidi Montag
By Nicole Toro | 02/03/2010 - 17:49

Oddly enough, reality star Heidi Montag was all over the news talking about her numerous plastic surgery procedures around the time I decided to pursue having gastric bypass. Thankfully, people have been very supportive of my choice. However, the reactions to Montag seemed to be overwhelmingly negative. The truth is that in many ways I can relate to her (if you can imagine that!). She had a serious body modification, and so will I.

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Get Ready for Spring: Stylish Fitness Gear
By Miranda Noland | 01/29/2010 - 11:00

2010 is only a month old, and a lot of us are already breaking our resolutions to exercise more and get healthy. We believe that sometimes a person simply needs the right motivation to get back on track—cute workout clothes, to be exact. Forget about dull colors and boxy shapes and try these fun colors and sleek silhouettes. Ready, set, go!



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I've Decided to Have Weight Loss Surgery
By Nicole Toro | 01/25/2010 - 11:24

As most of my readers already know, I’ve been contemplating whether or not a Gastrectomy—or gastric bypass surgery—is the right choice for me. After much thought, I believe I'm ready to move forward with the procedure.

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Cuba Performs State-Sponsored Sex Changes
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/20/2010 - 16:20

After ending a long-time ban on sex-change operations back in 2007, the Cuban government has begun to cover the procedure by their universal health care system, Mariela Castro (President Raul Castro’s daughter), told The Washington Post on Tuesday’s fifth Cuban Conference on Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy.

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Take a Good Look at Me
By Nicole Toro | 01/18/2010 - 12:00

I’m back from

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Dolores dice...Sins of the Flesh
By Dolores | 01/11/2010 - 14:25

Dear Dolores:

I was gordita when I first started going out with my boyfriend two years ago. A while back, I decided to get myself in shape, and now I have the body I’ve always wanted. The problem is that he doesn’t pay attention to me any more. What should I do?

Flaca Confundida in San Diego

Dear Flaca:

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