By Nicole Toro | 05/10/2010 - 16:34
Off I go: Today is the day! May 10, 2010, old Nicole transforms into a Nicole that she has dreamed of her entire life. A Nicole who eats healthy, a Nicole who feels healthy and, most importantly, a Nicole who feels great about her self and her body.
By Nicole Toro | 04/12/2010 - 17:26
You're probably asking yourself: Out of all the foods there are to choose from, which one is the most important to eat? I try to serve as someone from whom, through my experiences, you can learn how to become a lean, mean, fat burning machine. As I am going through my journey, one of the most important things that I have learned is the way we all should eat. (Although it’s not the way most of us do eat.) One lesson from my doctor stuck with me: "You should eat your proteins first, continue with your fats, and if you have ANY room for carbohydrates, then eat them.
By Nicole Toro | 03/31/2010 - 20:00
Drum roll please…
So, I spoke to my surgeon who will perform the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Boy, what a meeting! My doctor is AMAZING! He is a down to earth, truth tellin. And he definitely gave me a serious talk on the do’s and don’ts I have to follow before, during, and after surgery. Just so you get an overall understanding of the surgery, I will briefly explain things that he explained to me.
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.
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.
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.
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.