'My 600-lb Life' Gideon's story: sleep, weight loss fail more than laziness?

 My 600-lb Life' Gideon of season four is one of the most complicated cases of morbid obesity that viewers have ever seen. Some details of his story are sadly commonplace. Two unusual features are that after gastric bypass surgery, the 650-lb man has no trouble with the diet, but he also sleeps all the time, even more than he did before surgery. It's derailed weight loss. What's behind Gideon's story could be more than just laziness. It might be a dangerous trifecta of depression, sleep apnea, and lack of calories.  'My 600-lb Life' Gideon's story: sleep, weight loss fail more than laziness?

Soleil Moon Frye flaunts weight loss after 4th baby: How 'Punky Brewster' got body back

Former child star Soleil Moon Frye, known as the spunky "Punky Brewster," wears many hats as an adult. The health and parenting guru is mom to four kids after the birth of baby Story in May. The former child star debuted a 26-lb postpartum weight loss and shared secrets on calorie counting and portion control to get the pre-baby body back.  Soleil Moon Frye flaunts weight loss after 4th baby: How 'Punky Brewster' got body back

Mariah Carey gives weird weight loss tips that are fails on many levels: kids don't try this at home

Mariah Carey boasted that she keeps thin by superhuman willpower and a strict two-food-only diet. She isn't confident enough not to photoshop pics to erase fat. The reality TV diva was cagey about actual weight loss and cosmetic surgeons speculated that it was more plastic surgery than diet and exercise. The "Mariah's World" star claims to follow a rigorous diet that no one else can follow. Mariah Carey brags about weight loss eating two-food diet: guess what's on menu?

Octavia Spencer weighs in on Donald Trump, her weight loss shows obesity can be deceiving

Octavia Spencer weighed in on Donald Trump and Election 2016 and the actress looks remarkably thinner than she did as the chubby cook Minnie in "The Help." Spencer attributed part of that weight loss to the supplement Sensa for which she was a spokesperson. That relationship ended but Spencer continues to appear smaller. Is the minier Minnie really losing weight or are looks deceiving? Is it down to the odd way movies and TV camouflage and accentuate weight for roles? One way or the other, clothes, or at least film costuming does make the woman. Octavia Spencer weighs in on Donald Trump, her weight loss shows obesity can be deceiving

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood blasts STFU as boob job, plastic surgery fail hits raw nerve

What "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood was aiming for with plastic surgery and what she ended up with proves the Rolling Stones right--you can't always get what you want. Portwood went for a Marilyn Monroe mommy makeover complete with boob job, tummy tuck, facelift, new eyebrows, Botox, platinum blonde hair, the works--but walked out looking like she was dressed for Halloween as some weird manga cosplay caricature. When critics told her so, Amber took to social media to send a general STFU message.    'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood blasts STFU as boob job, plastic surgery fail hits raw nerve

Jeremy Vuolo to ask Jinger Duggar to marry him: 'Counting On' Duggar girls plan wedding

 Its been official for a few months: Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are engaged. But the next episode of TLC's "Counting On" hints that Vuolo will make it officially official and ask Jinger to marry him. He's been seen ring shopping and mom Michelle Duggar and sister Jessa Duggar Seewald went with the soon-to-be bride to New York City. Jinger also went on a wedding planning trip recently though Jessa said the proposal surprised Jinger. Rumors suggest it will be a destination wedding which doesn't really fit with the Duggar family's ultra-strict courtship and church wedding protocol. In fact a few things about the Jinger-Jeremy relationship don't fit the family plan.  Jeremy Vuolo to ask Jinger Duggar to marry him: 'Counting On' Duggar girls plan wedding

Michelle Obama surprising weight loss tips: FLOTUS says health not weight trump obesity

When first lady Michelle Obama spoke to Ellen DeGeneres recently, she appeared to have lost weight. In fact, she seems to have gotten steadily thinner since the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2008. Did she heed the advice of Dr. Keith Albow who in 2014 famously suggested she shed a few pounds? He claimed the first lady's "Let's Move" and healthy school lunches initiative would seem less hypocritical if she wasn't overweight. Mrs. Obama, who advocates cleaning up kids' diets, has shared some rather shocking weight loss ideas of her own.    Michelle Obama surprising weight loss tips: FLOTUS says health not weight trump obesity

Drunk driving mom found passed out and breastfeeding a baby

What is the matter with parents who recklessly endanger their kids?? Today's mommy fail--police found a mother breastfeeding a child on the side of the road--passed out cold drunk, behind the wheel of the car! Apparently, Melissa Rae Tomesh decided to follow the example of Lindsay Lohan on parenting. The hashtag read #drunkdrivingwhilenursing. It's hard not to be sarcastic about the many levels of stupid behavior people think to get up to. Do you have to spell it out for them? Drinking, driving, breastfeeding--which two of these don't fit?  Drunk driver mom found breastfeeding and passed out charged with DUI, child endangerment

Recycled trash crafts for kids: Barney Bag for collage art learning centers

Barney the bouncy purple dinosaur celebrates his 24th anniversary this year. In 1992, PBS adopted the character into the series Barney & Friends. As a homeschool family, we didn't watch much TV, but there was one take-away from the show that we used in preschool learning centers-- the Barney Bag. Make cool collage art and recycled trash crafts for kids with the helpful Barney Bag. Here's a Q-and-A to get started.  Recycled trash crafts for kids: Barney Bag for collage art learning centers | Examiner.com

Harambe gorilla killing: Cincinnati Zoo mom Michelle Gregg not guilty of neglect

The Cincinnati Zoo mom Michelle Gregg whose 3-year-old son fell in the Gorilla World exhibit is not guilty of child neglect reported CNN Wire on June 6. But a lot of people blame her for the gorilla killing. They want criminal charges pressed against Michelle Gregg in the death of Harambe, a rare silverback gorilla. 500,000 people have signed a "Justice for Harambe" petition against Michelle Gregg. There's a Facebook page devoted to getting Michelle Gregg prosecuted. But investigators cleared Michelle Gregg of child neglect. Her defenders offered to start a fund to help but the family declined. They asked that any donations be made to the Cincinnati Zoo in honor of Harambe.  Harambe gorilla killing: Cincinnati Zoo mom Michelle Gregg not guilty of neglect | Examiner.com

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