Category Archive: Mind Games

Apr 02

Lying to Yourself is Living Dangerously – After Weight-Loss Surgery

Liar, liar, pants on fire . . . . . . Mine are burning up. When we fall off the wagon or sneak a little snack and fail to acknowledge our action, we’re basically lying to ourselves. And, we put ourselves right back into the danger zone that we lived pre surgery. What’s making me write …

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Mar 23

11 Smart, Basic, Bariatric-Eating Tips

  Argh, my tummy hurts. Why did I eat (enter your bad habit here). Are you prone to falling into pre-surgery eating habits? Eat too fast, skip meals, inhale rather than chew. If I’m honest, I have to admit I sure do. That means a a back-to-basics reminder is in order. 11 Commonly Forgotten or Ignored …

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Feb 26

Why Do I Still Look Fat When I Look in the Mirror?

I look in the mirror, what do I see? I see me at 243 (or 303 or 423). When I stand on the scale, what do I see? I see I weigh just 123. When I reach in the closet, what do I grab? Always the flowing, body-hiding outfit that looks like a bag. The …

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Jan 24

Weight-Loss Surgery Victories – Best When Shared

I savored many victories as I lost weight and my body shrank after surgery.  Victories such as fitting into the back seat of a car, flying comfortably in a center airplane seat, or shopping at a regular store rather than the big-and-tall outlet.  Most who have faced the battle of being a large person in …

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Jan 07

Food Addiction – Six Tips to Beat It

“I worry most about those who say they don’t have a bad relationship with food.” When my weight-loss-surgery support group’s visiting psychiatrist Dr. Aileen Oandasan made that statement, I thought, “Phew, I’m safe. I know I have a problem with food. I know I have an addiction.” Seriously? What a bunch of bunk. Truth be told, …

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