Early Fall 2023 Newsletter
September 2023 Community Group: Movement, Muscle, and Maintenance
Where to start and how to create a lifestyle habit Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Nate Billing will discuss ways to incorporate resistance training into your lifestyle. We will also hear an inspiring patient story on how they have successfully made movement a habit.
Kelly Corrigan, RDN, will demonstrate how to make a homemade granola bar that is both low in sugar, and high in fiber and protein.
One lucky participant will win a copy of Atomic Habits, our summer book club read.
Past Events at Transform
July 2023 Community Group
For our July Community Group, Dr. Billing discussed the different types of weight loss medications including injectable GLP-1 medications.
Kelly, RDN, discussed the importance of adequate nutrition when taking weight loss medications for long-term success.
The meeting was recorded and can be found on our private Facebook page.
May 2023 Community Group
For our May Community Group, Dr. Harris explained the different types of cosmetic surgery procedures offered at Transform. Dr. Harris is a bariatric surgeon who is double boarded in general and cosmetic surgery. It is important to go to a surgeon who has the expertise to understand the impacts of having weight loss surgery.
Brachioplasty Before and After
Post Bariatric Cosmetic Procedures Offered at Transform
Post bariatric surgery (weight loss) body contouring
- Abdominoplasty (removal of abdominal skin with contouring)
- Fleur de Lis abdominoplasty (for extensive excess abdominal skin)
- Panniculectomy (removal of excess abdominal skin)
- Brachioplasty (arm lift)
- Thigh lift
- Lower and upper back lift (body lift)
Cosmetic Procedures Offered at Transform
Body Contouring (Liposuction)
- Abdomen and waist
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper and lower back
- Male chest reduction
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Buttocks with low back/waist liposuction (Brazilian Butt Lift)
Botox and Fillers
August 2023 Community Group Activity
Our August Community Group activity took place at Discovery Park. We had the opportunity to take advantage of Seattle’s late sunset by meeting on a work night to walk through deep woods, cascading views of Puget Sound, mountains, meadows, and streams. It is a surprise oasis within the city limits of Seattle. We did the 3-mile walk, but there are numerous trail options. Consider adding a hike in Discovery Park to your fall bucket list! -Lisa Billing
June 2023 Community Group
Heybrook Lookout Trail
For our June Community Group activity, we hiked Heybrook Lookout Trail, located outside of Seattle. It is a challenging short hike with a rewarding view from the lookout tower.
This summer, the Transform Team participated in Wellness Wednesdays. Health is so much more than a number on the scale, and we had fun focusing on different aspects of wellbeing. Each week many of you followed along as we shared our activities on the VIP Facebook page.
A recap of some of our topics includes healthy snacks, summer salads, hydration, attitude of gratitude, the importance of sleep, the benefits of being outside, being intentional in making memories, and having fun.
On a Wednesday in July, our team prepared sack lunches for a kids field trip for Vision House.
We also enjoyed time together at a Mariner’s baseball game.
Many of our staff chose to invest in personal development through our summer book club. We were all encouraged and challenged by reading Atomic Habits by James Clear.
One of our Wellness Wednesdays offered a hydration station with important education and cards that you could use to track your fluid intake.
How much water do you need?
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine, and GI tract. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:
• About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
• About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
These recommendations include fluids from water, other beverages, and food. About 20% of your daily fluid intake comes from food and the rest from drinks.
You might need to modify your total fluid intake based on the following factors:
If you do any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to cover the fluid loss. It’s important to drink water before, during and after a workout.
Hot or humid weather can make you sweat and requires additional fluid. Dehydration also can occur at high altitudes.
- Overall health
Your body loses fluids when you have a fever, are vomiting, or are having diarrhea. Drink more water or follow a doctor’s recommendation to drink oral rehydration solutions. Other conditions that might require increased fluid intake include bladder infections and urinary tract stones.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you may need additional fluids to stay hydrated.
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