Category Archive: Post Surgery Care & Challenges

Feb 27

I’ve Quit Losing Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

  You were losing weight at a fast clip when suddenly you stalled or plateaued. What the heck is going on? Don’t freak out. We all go through this during our weight loss surgery journey. Some stall days after surgery, some weeks and some months. Why Has My Weight Loss Stalled? A weight loss stall is …

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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 13

Lack of Protein, Vitamins and Minerals Cause Issues for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

My hair is falling out. I’m exhausted. I’m getting leg cramps. I bruise so easily. These challenges aren’t faced only by weight-loss-surgery (WLS) patients. However, we WLS patients have a higher risk of facing these challenges due to our small amount of food intake and malabsorption. So, we’ve gotta focus. Focus on protein and a hard-core …

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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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Oct 28

Here I Sit, Terrified of Gaining Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

Yep, here I sit — terrified. Old habits are emerging. Old, bad eating habits. They can only mean one thing, weight gain. Yep, here I sit — terrified. After a year of relentless adherence to the keys to success after gastric bypass, I’m slipping. Slipping back into the bad habits and poor choices of obesity, like: An …

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