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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. 

Maybe before publishing those articles, they should talk to one of us who actually went through the surgery.  One of us who fought with insurance companies, attended endless classes and appointments, stuck up for ourselves with friends and family who thought it was a bad idea, and went through the pain and healing of having our insides rearranged! 

Bariatric surgery is NOT cheating!  It’s not the easy way out.  No more than someone using Weight Watchers or Slim Fast is cheating!  It’s all tools that we use to make our lives and our bodies healthier.  So don’t let anything make you feel like we shouldn’t be just as proud of our accomplishments as someone who didn’t have surgery.  We earned every right to do a happy dance for our weight loss! 

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Hello, I'm Kate, and I'm a 10 year gastric bypass post-op. I started this blog, as well as my nutritional website betterbariatric.net, to help other bariatric surgery post-op's on their journey as well as pre-op's with their decision if bariatric surgery is right for them or not.

3 thoughts on “Just because we had surgery doesn’t mean we didn’t work it!

  1. It is cheating. You cannot control your own eating, so the surgery basically makes it impossible to stuff your face. Weight Watchers entails ACTUALLY having self control and proper discipline. Don’t try to make it something it isn’t. It’s a short cut and cheating. You don’t work for the weight loss. Just be honest with yourself, it will probably prevent you from stuffing your face and getting fat again if the surgery cheat every stops working 🙂

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    1. Molly, I’m glad that Weight Watchers worked for you. Unfortunately for most of us who have had bariatric surgery (myself included) we can and do lose weight but it’s not nearly enough and it comes right back as soon as we stop the diet. There are so many studies out there if you care to do any research on bariatric surgery before putting such a rude and nasty opinion out there on someone else’s blog, maybe you’d like to educate yourself a bit. 🙂

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