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The Journey is back online....FINALLY!
And stronger than ever after the brief downtime...

I've just sent out an email to all registered members. I just want to take this opportunity to apologize for the downtime. The event that lead to the downtime was out of my control. It's been a...
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We've Upgraded Our WLS Video Gallery
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Sharing The Knowledge for WLS Success!
View WLS-related videos right here on-site...

We have added a new, upgraded WLS video gallery. You can now view WLS-related videos right here on-site at The Journey Video Gallery. All videos hosted in our video gallery will also be posted on the forums in...
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Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?

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About Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence program was developed by the ASMBS as a guide to assist patients in choosing an experienced surgeon and hospital program. Clinical evidence shows that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery...


Am I A Candidate For Weightloss Surgery?

Only patients considered morbidly obese (having a body mass index greater than 35) or those with debilitating co-morbidities are candidates for bariatric surgery. Below are guidelines you can use to determine if you are a candidate...


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Are You Overweight? Find Out By Using Our BMI Calculator
BMI Scale Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women as a way to determine if you’re body is healthy or not.

Please keep in mind that BMI -- as a gage of fitness & weight quality -- can be a bit inaccurate as the measurement does not take into account one's muscle mass.  

BMI Body Comparison
Find Your Ideal Body Weight.
To check your BMI here on The Journey, click the link below, select your gender, and then move the red slider handles or select your height and weight. The results of the BMI calculations are displayed below.

Here Are Your Ideal BMI Classifications:

  • Underweight: Less Than 18.5
  • Normal weight: From 18.5 To 24.9
  • Overweight: Between 25 And 29.9
  • Obesity: Between 30 And 39.9
  • Morbidly Obese: BMI Of 40.0 And Larger
Click Here To Open The Journey BMI Calculator!
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Some Of Our Favorite WLS Journey Community Forum Posts
WelcomeAbout The Journey :: WLS Journey Community Forums

I'm Jacquii Cooke, the Administrator and Owner of WLS Journey Community Forums. It is a pleasure to welcome you to this new online WLS Support Community. I truly hope that The Journey will become your primary online source for WLS support ==> So pull up a seat with your favorite...

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1-year Surgiversary1-year Surgiversary...

So - I had my 1 year post-op consult a couple days ago. I am officially down 165 pounds from my highest...

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InsuranceInsurance Coverage...

The surgical treatment of morbid obesity is a covered benefit under many insurance policies. Coverage...

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TenderloinPork Tenderloin...

Served with a bed of fresh greens for a sensationally lean, protein-packed dinner. Very easy to make...

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VideosWLS Videos...

Here's a really nice selection of WLS video animations of surgery surgery procedures available today...

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A tummy tuck, technically known as abdominoplasty, can be performed in several different manners...

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Personalized LetterA Personalized Letter...

I decided to write a letter on my own behalf to my insurance company in order to gain approvals...

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Add Your Site!Add Your Site...

Add Your Site To Our Link Directory. That's right! We do have a WLS Link Directory and would love...

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Reasons for WLS?What Are Your Reasons...

I am feeling a kind of serendipity feeling as I write this. My huge family is here with me...

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Find Your Caloric Intake Need. Use Our Weight Loss Calculator
Calorie NeedsWhat Are My Daily Calorie Needs?

Ever wonder how many bowls of cereal, lunchtime sandwiches and home cooked dinners it takes to satisfy your daily needs? Calorically speaking...?  Well - You're in luck. Use The Journey Weight Loss Calculator to find out just how many calories you need on a daily basis to stay energized and healthy, and how many calories you need to burn in order to lose weight!

Calorie needs are based on your physical attributes of height, weight, age, and activity level. The more active you are, the more calories you need to keep your body running. Once you know your needs levels you can keep an eye on nutrition labels to stay balanced.

Click Here To Open The Journey Weight Loss Calculator!

Introducing: WLS Journey Recipe Central
Our sister-site WLS Journey Recipe Central offers a wide variety of recipes suitable for weight loss surgery post-ops free of charge. There's protein shakes, low-carb desserts, main dish cuisine and many other healthy dishes to satiate the diverse eater in all of us. Check the site out at ==> recipes.WLSJourney.org <== Bookmark it! It's sure to become one of your favorites!

Fuzzy Orange Smoothie

This refreshing drink is summer in a glass....

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Roast Salmon Provencal

Fat-free Italian dressing adds the zing...

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Chocolate Monkey Bars

These sweeties are deliciously sugar-free...

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Protein Waffles

Who needs eggo’s? Try this protein-packed breakfast...

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Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Pea pods, peppers and mushrooms flavors the soup...

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WLS Journey Recipe Central
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