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One Year Since My Abdominoplasty

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been one year since my abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck). This was a procedure that I put a lot of thought into and was something I waited 5 years to do. I have absolutely no regrets doing it, as I gained so much more confidence since then.

For 5 years after my incredible 150 pound weight loss, I worked hard trying to tighten my abs. I did everything, from machines that heat the skin as a way to tighten, special creams, wraps, you name it, I did it. It wasn't just the ugliness of the skin that bothered me, but also the irritation that went along with it. I would get itchy and irritated in that area. I also hated the flopping sound it would make when I ran as I would feel embarrassed by it.

Rich Before Abdominoplasty
Rich Before Abdominoplasty
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From Lazy To Loving Fitness

When I was heavy, I would dread the thought of going to the gym. Just thinking about it would make me break out in a sweat!

I would work out but would get nowhere. As I eventually discovered, weight loss is like 90 percent what food you eat and only like 10 percent exercise.


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Plant Based World Conference & Expo is this week!

Plant Based World Conference & Expo is coming to New York City this week! Have you got your tickets yet?Link: http://www.plantbasedworldexpo.com/

I'm really looking forward to the expo. Dr. Michael Greger is the one plant based doctor I haven't met yet. I've admired his work and really look forward to his presentation.


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Enter to win a Pair of Full Community Day Passes to Plant Based World

We are giving away a pair of Full Community Day passes to Plant Based World Conference & Expo this coming June 8. Check out over 100 plant-based brands and attend sessions with leaders in the plant-based movement.

To enter: Go to our Facebook post and like it. Tag your whole #plantbased crew!


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Plant Based World Conference and Expo

#PlantBased is hitting the big time! Plant Based World Conference & Expo is bringing together leaders and brands from across the movement like no event has done before. Who will we be seeing at PBW this June?

Link: http://www.plantbasedworldexpo.com/speakers.asp


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