As we look back on the year 2019, we couldn’t be prouder of our amazing patients and the dedication they showed in adopting a healthy lifestyle. From September to December, we embarked on a series of challenges that brought our community closer together and inspired each other to make positive changes. Let’s take a journey through the activities our patients embraced throughout the year!

September: Breakfast Inspiration Challenge – with frequency, consistency, and timing in mind, we encouraged our patients to start their day off right by sharing pictures of their daily breakfasts throughout September. The response was fantastic, as our patients shared a variety of nutritious, high-protein breakfast ideas. This challenge not only fostered a sense of community but also motivated everyone to prioritize a healthy start to their day.

October: The Energizing Team Challenge –  In October, our patients embraced the spirit of friendly competition with our green, yellow, red, and blue teams. Each team participant reported their daily activity to their team captain, and total active minutes and steps were tallied. The teams pushed each other to new heights of physical activity, and by the end of October, the competition was neck and neck. The sense of camaraderie was palpable, and we celebrated all four teams for their dedication to getting stronger together.

November: Prioritizing Restorative Sleep – Recognizing the crucial role of sleep in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, November was dedicated to focusing on our sleep patterns. While participation might have slowed down a bit, we gained many new followers and participants who understood the importance of restorative sleep. Raising awareness about the need for a good night’s rest helped us all adjust our bedtime routines, resulting in improved sleep quality and overall well-being.

December: Embracing the Full FACTS and Holiday Challenge – As the year came to a close, we faced two challenges in December: the Full FACTS Challenge and the Holiday Challenge. During the festive season, it’s easy to slip off track, but our patients remained committed to their intentions. They maintained their eating schedules, stayed active, and prioritized their sleep routines, all while celebrating the holidays with their loved ones. Sharing their journey on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram inspired and motivated one another, creating a positive and uplifting environment.

Our 2019 Challenge Winners:

Reflecting on the activities our patients undertook in 2019 fills us with pride and gratitude. It was incredible to witness the determination and enthusiasm with which they embraced each challenge. By supporting and encouraging each other, our Bariatric Associates community demonstrated that we are more than just a medical practice; we are a family dedicated to transforming lives for the better.

As we move forward into the new year, let us carry the lessons learned from these challenges, supporting one another in our journey to a healthier, happier life. Thank you to all our patients who made 2019 a remarkable year, and we can’t wait to embark on new adventures with you in the coming months! Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and activities to come. Together, we are unstoppable!