November is the month of gratitude and we each have something for which to be thankful! So I’ve joined the #ThankfulNovember Challenge that has swept the country to acknowledge my many blessings after reclaiming my life from obesity. Every day this month I am among the many people who will Tweet something that I am […]
The daily hustle and bustle was tiring in and of itself. Throw in the holiday season, complete with a family visit that included my high-energy 2-year-old granddaughter, and I was not at all surprised at just how exhausted I was feeling. Later I would learn this was the beginning of my battle with iron deficiency anemia. Winter […]
Before My Gastric Bypass Revision, There was a Successful Gastric Bypass Surgery Before my gastric bypass revision, there was a successful gastric bypass surgery… Finally, my long weight loss journey had come together. The weight loss after my gastric bypass surgery was like Christmas morning, or having tickets on the New York Giants fifty-yard line. […]
This interview originally published as “Cheryl Ann Borne: The Weight Loss Surgery Hero Behind My Bariatric Life” on January 9, 2015. It is republished with permission from Alex Brecher founder of BariatricPal. Cheryl Ann Borne hit a high weight of 285 pounds, and got the gastric bypass surgery in 2003. She maintained her weight loss, but the extra […]
September: As a grade-schooler this month always signaled the start of the school year that was ushered with the purchase of school clothes. While my classmates went shopping at the local hot spot known as “The Mall,” the place to see and be seen, Mom and I would schlep over to the “Chubbies” department at […]
My Gastric Bypass Journey Why? I looked into bariatric surgery because my life had become out of control. I had ballooned to morbid obesity and I had been recently diagnosed with, and hospitalized for, diabetes type 2 and hypertension. My triglycerides were bad; my cholesterol was worse. They had been that way, in fact, for a […]
My experience with my bariatric surgeon’s support group is that it was useful in preparing me pre-surgery and for a short-term post-op in managing my new anatomy. However, it did little to educate me on how to maintain permanent weight loss. My surgeon told me, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...