Monthly Archives: June, 2013

We still need to work it!

During the honeymoon phase of our weight loss surgery, it can be easy to forget that this is a life long change.  The life long part gets a little hazy sometimes. We are dropping pounds right and left, and forgetting that we still need to be on guard, and still need to work out.  The …

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10 tips for family and friends

Even the most well meaning family members and friends can have a hard time being supportive after your bariatric surgery.  Here are 10 tips on what to say (and NOT to say) to someone you care about after their weight loss surgery. Don’t tell people I had gastric bypass without my permission!  Yes, this includes …

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It’s not goodbye forever…

I read a post today on a support group site about worrying about missing foods, and it brought back a lot of memories.  I think all of us go through a grieving stage before weight loss surgery.  Think about it, we’ve been eating our whole lives (obviously!) and really enjoy food!  Now we are making …

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Hike up those stockings girls!

When losing weight rapidly, obviously clothing sizes change rapidly.  Don’t let your rapidly changing size end up an embarrassing situation! Several months after my gastric bypass we had a wedding to attend.  It was December, so I had to wear stockings with my dress.  Several weeks before the event, I bought thigh highs.  I was …

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Chew, chew, chew!

Before getting weight loss surgery, practice chewing your food.  Oh, you already chew when you eat?  Not the way you have to as a post-op!  It’s recommended you chew each bite 30 to 50 times before swallowing!  Basically, chew until its so dissolved you feel like your chewing up your own teeth. I didn’t bother …

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Don’t knock it because you don’t want to try it!

I read a blog today where the author was basically bashing a friend for having gastric bypass.  The blog is focused on “fat acceptance”.   In the authors opinion, because the surgery is so restrictive, it “sucks” as he blatantly put it.  I have heard of fat acceptance in the past.  Everyone is entitled to …

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Pre-op pain worries

One question that seems to be on every pre-op’s mind is “how bad will it hurt?”  And the answer is simply well, yes, it will.  The closer the surgery date gets, the more that question is on our minds.  Being afraid of pain is human.  But being afraid of pain should not keep anyone out …

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Afraid of regaining

About 14 months after my gastric bypass, I was underweight.  I never in a million years thought I could be underweight.  But for whatever reason, the surgery initially worked too well.  I looked bad.  Very skinny and almost sickly.  My family was getting concerned.  I was eating, following the diet, but still losing. I made …

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What a NSV!

Today, I was chatting with someone I met several years after my gastric bypass.  I don’t bring up my surgery in regular conversation, because honestly, I don’t like to bring it up unless need be.  Somehow or other, it got brought up, and I mentioned “after my gastric bypass”.  She looked at me blankly and …

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Just because we had surgery doesn’t mean we didn’t work it!

Anyone else tired of seeing the magazine headlines, the articles saying “He/She lost xx amount of weight WITHOUT surgery!”  Like a slap in the face to those of us who did have surgery!  Like those of us who used surgery as a tool to help us get healthy somehow makes it less of a accomplishment.  …

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