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Damn Insurance (╯°□°)

6 MORE months. Really? I have done 5 years of diets, read all the books the dietitians gave me last time. The problem isn’t that I don’t understand emotional eating and how it affects me. The problem isn’t that I don’t understand portion sizes. food choices or calorie intake but because some idiot putting together the […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery and My Insurance – Episode 1

Here is my first episode, of what I expect to be many, documenting the ins and outs of what it takes to get my insurance company to pay for my weight-loss surgery. Each insurance company has it’s own requirements. I can only provide my experiences with United Health Care (UHC) but hope to provide enough […]

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Moving Forward With Gusto

The informational seminar was exactly what I expected. A lot of information was provided about the different procedures. The seminars are led by one of the 3 surgeons who perform the procedures. My session was led by Steven C. Simper. After reviewing the profiles of the 3 available doctors, I have chosen him as my my […]

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After gaining back the majority of the weight I lost I am turning to weight-loss surgery

It’s 2015. I have been gone from blogging and gone from weight loss. I am 475 lbs now and am looking into weight loss surgery to help me achieve what I had before. I have proven to myself I can lose the weight, now I just need to do it as efficiently as possible without […]

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Come back?

Last post was dated in December of 2011. Today is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. In that time my wife and I welcomed a new baby girl into our family, made a big job change, sold our house, moved in with my in-laws and decided to go back to college to get my bachelor’s degree. My […]

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A little lesson I learned from the cop that pulled me over today

Last night, like most nights lately, I went to bed around one o’ clock in the morning. I woke up tired and because I didn’t immediately have to leave for work, determined I needed a haircut. I knew I didn’t have enough time to get it done this morning , but I also knew that […]

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When you have to chose Good vs. Good

When I started out on my weight loss journey, my days were filled with extra time. I spent many hours laying around, playing games, watching TV. When I made the decision to get fit, it was almost more about stopping bad habits than starting good ones. A lot of time has passed since then and […]

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Gimmie Your ZONE FACE!

I had a conversation with one of my buds at work. He has been working on his weight and yesterday I walked up to him and told him I was done. I told him I needed to get my game-face back on in a big way. In a Michal Jordan-“In The Zone”-sticking-my-tongue-out kind of way. […]

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I’m done being stupid

Hi, My name is Mike Badger. Just thought I would introduce myself to anyone who might still be listening out there. I got lost in my own bull crap. Today I got a reality check that made me feel stupid but may be what I needed to get my butt in gear. Over the past […]

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Stupid Quicksand

Yesterday I finally updated my stat counter thing on the right. 350 pounds puts me at almost 175 lost. That is 10 pounds down from what the stat counter said before. That is good and all but people, I have been 350 for almost over a month now. I am stuck in quicksand. I have […]