Tag Archive: Elena Kibasova

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance: Living in Fear of Weight Regain

May 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance from a Long-Term Post-Op Twelve years ago, at a miserable 305lbs, I decided to get weight loss surgery. Although I experienced many ups and downs throughout my journey, I have been able to maintain a weight loss of nearly 150lbs for the last seven years. But no

Creative and Fun Ways to Stay Fit & Move at Home

Creative and Fun Ways to Stay Fit & Move at Home

April 21, 2020 · 0 comments

How to Stay Fit at Home If you’re stuck indoors, with a little creativity, there are many great options to get your body moving. It’s always a good reminder that, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and

Regain After WLS

Regain After WLS: It’s Not About Willpower, It’s About Strategy

October 9, 2017 · 0 comments

Regain After WLS: It's Not About Willpower, It's About StrategyIt’s the first day of your new job. You’re bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and excited to take on any challenge that comes your way. You set up your cubicle trinkets and notice a notepad on your desk with a message written on it.

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5 Reasons You Fear Going to the Gym and What You Can Do!

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments

“I’ll start going to the gym when I lose weight.” This statement, as absurd as it may sound, is one I hear frequently as a group fitness instructor. Unbeknownst to many of the individuals who utter it, there is often a much more complex set of feelings hiding behind this

Start Moving

Stop Exercising, Start Moving

October 15, 2015 · 0 comments

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines exercise as “physical activity that is done to become stronger and healthier.” Exercise is a word I have always hated. For many, the word brings feelings of competitiveness, ambition, and achievement. For me, even after losing 140 pounds and becoming a group fitness instructor, it shines

Elena Kibasova Before-After

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory-Zumba Instructor!

May 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory with Kiba0003 As a Lap-Band post-op in 2008, and a revision to a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) in 2013, ObesityHelp member kiba0003 (aka Elena) began taking a Zumba class at her local gym. She had no idea that taking a Zumba class would become an amazing Non-Scale Victory