Back in 2003 before going under the knife for my gastric bypass, I believed obesity surgery was supposed to fix the flaws which make it tough for me to look in the mirror. Losing weight, whether organically or surgically, is after all an excellent way to boost our confidence and feel like an attractive person […]
After undergoing weight loss surgery, it should be a happy time for you and your family. However, it’s important that you are prepared for some problems you may encounter after extreme weight loss. Most notably, you may face conflict in family relationships after weight loss surgery. So to help you get ready for what might […]
We suffer from an unfortunate misconception. We tend to think of self love and vanity as the same thing. They are, in reality, very different. Where vanity is blindness to one’s own faults and an overestimation of what we bring to the world, self love means recognizing the worst in ourselves and committing to be […]
You have taken a massive step and decided that enough is enough. You are going to deal with your weight issues once and for all and this is an amazing step to have taken – well done! Now your next step should be to prepare your family for your bariatric surgery. But this is an […]
Do you wonder how some parents get their child to eat healthy while your kid wants juice boxes and cookies? Does the following scenario sound familiar to you? I was recently at a vacation spot where I overheard a conversation between a mother and her son. Both were in a playground area, and the youngster’s […]
As we go through life, things are going to be changing all of the time. We’ll go down so many different paths that will take us on a different journey — among these is our weight loss journey. I think our weight loss journey is as much about endings as it is about new beginnings. And […]
Permanent weight loss is not a guarantee of bariatric surgery. You must do the work to not slip back into ingrained behaviors, habits, and ways of relating to food, as well as physical inactivity. In this 3-part interview with Lori Rosenthal, a bariatric dietician, we examine some of the healthy behaviors necessary and pitfalls to […]
Sometimes we hear questions that amuse us, but if no one asks those questions we might never have answers. I agree with the notion that all questions are good questions, and I enjoy a smile as well. With that, here are a few silly questions that bariatric patients report being asked. So silly, in fact, that […]
Relationship issues after bariatric surgery are a common topic discussed during the orientation class prior to surgery. Any drastic change that takes place in one spouse affects both of the partners. In fact, bariatric surgery will impact the lifestyle of the entire family. In a prior post, the high rate of divorce after bariatric surgery […]
Divorce after Weight-Loss Surgery Have you ever received a gift, beautifully wrapped and attractive to view, only to open it and find that it was not what you thought it might be? The gift perhaps holds a value that will be more accurately determined in retrospect. But initially it is not what you expected. Such is […]
With our weight loss surgery and recovery period behind us it is a good time to take stock of our relationships. What follows is a synopsis of “What Love is Not” from the documentary film LOVE with Gary Null, Ph.D. You may watch LOVE on Amazon. Self Actualizing Love Manifesting unconditional love requires two steps. First you […]
I love my family and do my best to love them as they are. Everyone is imperfect, and I am careful to not take the inventories of others. I try to remain patient even when my patience is tested to the limit. Sometimes I fail, and for that I am sorry. Since my weight loss […]
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