Some people still don’t understand the vital importance of building lifelong good health habits that contribute to weight loss. Whether we lose weight through bariatric surgery, a supervised weight loss program, weight loss drugs, etc, those are temporary solutions rather than lifelong habits to lose weight. Consider that if we had built habits to lose […]
It can be overwhelming when we are past the soft foods stage and beginning to eat “normal” foods on the Bariatric Diet. And its okay to initially feel helpless — after all, virtually “everything” we did in the past with regard to food was wrong. Now we are laying a new foundation that will support […]
One-third of adults in the United States are obese and projections for the year 2030 show that number will rise to forty-two percent. Morbid obesity will have doubled by the same year, and eleven percent of the population will be one hundred or more pounds over their ideal body weight. Obesity in America is an […]
Prior to my gastric bypass, I read, The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients by Colleen Cook, which educated on how to maintain long-term weight loss following bariatric surgery. My experience with my bariatric surgeon’s support group is that it was useful in preparing me pre-surgery and useful in managing my new anatomy in the short-term post-op. Though […]
High Protein, Fresh Vegetables, Fruit Following the Bariatric Diet is one of the most important things you will do that will ensure permanent weight-loss. Check out my interview with 11-yr weight-loss surgery success Kristin Szilagyi. She follows the bariatric diet – aka pouch rules – to this day. Here are the simple rules to help answer the […]
Curves – One of the Friendly Plus Size Gyms in the US After my weight-loss surgery in 2003, most of the gals in my support group went to Curves. At that time, it was one of the few friendly plus sized gyms in the nation. Curves is an exercise club founded in Harlingen, Texas that is restricted to […]
The average woman wouldn’t mind shedding a pound or two, it is all a part of what it is to be a woman, right? I cram my feet into 3 inch heels, spend a good hour on hair and make-up, and go through at least two different ensemble choices before I will even walk out the front […]
Those of us reading this article are all at different points along our “path to self.” Those just beginning to explore weight loss surgery are wondering if we really can manifest our heart’s desire of a thinner healthier body. While the vets, who having manifested those thinner healthier bodies, have newfound desires in other areas […]
Weight loss inspirational quotes help us to mentally stay on our journeys. Why this is important is health isn’t just about weight loss, eating right and exercising. It is also about taking care of yourself emotionally and mentally. Wisdom, an attitude adjustment, is needed when we strive to transform our physical bodies. Our “being” consists of […]
I’ve led a well-lived life after weight-loss surgery in 2003. Prior to that, when I was morbidly obese, I led a life half-lived. One might say I am making up for lost time. Years ago I came to the realization that my life is the dash between the date I was born and the date I die. […]
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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 ...