A lot of people who embark on a dramatic weight loss journey do it for a variety of reasons. Health is, of course, a strong focus. Carrying excessive weight can put a lot of pressure on your body. But physical health isn’t the only reason why we want to lose weight. I am ashamed of […]
Weight loss surgery is no easy operation. Physically it takes its toll as recovery takes a good month. And chances are that you’ve focused all of your energies on physical health after weight loss surgery. But I will bet that you have paid little thought to the emotional toll that such a massive life change […]
Becoming your own best friend might seem a little bit strange. Why should you work on becoming your own best friend when you have friends, family, maybe even a partner? The truth is many of us dislike, maybe even hate, ourselves because of our morbid obesity. And while the weight loss surgery helps us remove […]
When you reach the end of your weight loss journey and realize just how much it’s improved your life, you may want to share that with everyone you meet so they can be as happy and healthy as you are. And if you want to take it a step further, you might consider changing careers […]
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 […]
Kristin Szilagyi waited with me in the hospital room the day of my obesity surgery: August 27, 2003. Kristin stayed with me up until the last moment when the nurses brought the gurney to deliver me into my new life. And Kristin was there on the “other side” — the term bariatric patients have given […]
Cameron McCulloch, father and grandfather, recently took the bariatric plunge and had weight-loss surgery. He was once slim and in good health. But Cameron’s weight soared to 350 pounds before bariatric weight-loss surgery. After years on the weight-off-weight-back-on-again merry-go-round, Cameron finally made the decision to have the gastric sleeve surgery. He advocates attitude change and […]
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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 ...