Who has the best Tagline about Life after Surgery? You’ll learn from the wisdom. You’ll smile at the Wit. Who is your favorite housewife? “Holla!”

Repeat each of our Housewives tagline out loud with one hand on your hip with attitude and bariatric swagger. 

The Real Housewives of Bariatric Surgery - RHWOBS

Diane M
You Don’t Like Healthy Food? Let me know when the pity party is over. Trust me; you are not going to like gaining back all your weight either!

Debra D
You’ll hear the good, the bad and the ugly. Hanging out in the Facebook Support Group reading the posts is an eyeopener.

Stacey B
I love carbs but I love being alive more. Surgery is ONLY a tool, not a magic fix. If you don’t kick your sugar addiction you will eat your way through the surgery and gain the weight back… sorry.

Susan R
I know what I have to do if I want to lose weight and stay healthy: eat right and exercise. All I’ve got to do is apply it… lol.

Tamara C
I was a sugar eater, I LOVED it and now I hate it… I can’t even take Crystal Light. Go for it, I hope you do.

Theodora W
Post ops make excuses that they can’t work out. “I Have Bad Knees!” I dont know, but it looks like they can get you back and forth from the store, the sofa and the refrigerator! You have to do what it takes. HIIT!

Heather S
Having surgery is only part of the process. Dealing with food addiction and other head issues is the other. I find that being a ‘dumper’ keeps me in check. It may be worth your while to research RNY over a Sleeve.

Diana M
When you have surgery it’s totally different than just going on a diet. It helps that you are not able to eat as much and your tastes change too, but it freaks me out and keeps me straight to remind myself I had my stomach removed.

Robyne B
You have to give up a lot of food for a healthier you. I am pre-op and had to research it for several years. Try living on the pre-op diet without a pouch.

Jeanne K
I have the biggest sweet tooth, but I don’t even miss sugar. Plus there are all sorts of sugar substitutes. HELLO SPLENDA!

Elizabeth R
You have to be willing to make the changes. Take a look at your life. Think about what you can do and what you can’t. Is sugar worth it? Do you have family you want to be around for? Hmmmm… Soda or Grandkids?

Debbie P
I too wasn’t sure if I could let go of my love for food but my health was more important. I tweak recipes to go low carb and make sugar free desserts for this big sweet tooth in the front.

Kimberly H
Once I caved and had a dessert that made me sick to my stomach and that was enough to change my thinking, because making myself sick on sweets was just TWISTED.

Beth C
I am too scared to have it done. I ordered the Inspire protein shakes and am going to try it on my own. I know I can lose weight, but keeping it off is the hardest thing. This group gives me the ‘want to’. Here we go again!

Toni B
You don’t know how to eat? For God’s sake, birds manage to fly south.

Susan F
Do me a favor. Go on an induction diet; Atkins, South Beach, whatever, for at least a week. Are you still craving carbs and sugar like a fiend? No, once it’s out of your system, you have control back. The surgery just means you can’t pig out like food is going out of style.

Nikki B
I feel your pain and fear. Sadly, I did gain half my weight back because I turned down therapy. The physical eating restriction is only a tool and if you don’t make changes in your head, food addiction will find a way.

Laurie W
I am new to this and my surgery was Tuesday. I am a sweet and carb addict! When I look at certain foods that I was addicted to in the past I tell myself they are POISON!

Denise F
I can’t diet now what makes me think I can do it later? I’d like to follow the diet first and see if I can do it. Then I guess I wouldn’t need surgery.

Karen H
It’s not a diet…its a new way to live! INSPIRE. BELIEVE. JOURNEY.

Dion L
Somewhere on the pre op process I realized that losing was more important than satisfying cravings. I kept that attitude and thoughts and it became my actions, easier than I thought.

Charlie T
I was you once upon a time. I regained about 30 pounds but am on my way back down. My fave was ice cream. I don’t even miss it any more. If someone had told me I would be this way I never would have believed them. I have no regrets, it gave me back my life.

Tricia L
It is not for everyone. I backed out once but this time I am ready to go full speed ahead. Wooo woooo!

Carrie Cole T
Wow! All of this support is overwhelmingly wonderful. I must discover the root of my addiction to sugar before I can be successful in keeping any weight off after I lose it. Now THAT will be a miracle!

Debi P
I was afraid to give up my favorite food Pizza, but I was more afraid of not seeing my two new grandchildren grow up. I got this one.

Leigh L
Your head needs to be in the game for it to work. Seek some therapy for food addictions and get that under control first. Everyone handles stress differently. Some people run or shop, but lucky me… I eat ice cream!

Pandora S
Don’t do it if you cannot change your eating habits .. its a waste of time and money if you are not ready to make this change in your life.

Pety K
Everybody is different. We all battled the monster called obesity. I always hated being fat; next to my perfect slender friends I was a loser. Having yo-yoed over the years I made a perfect candidate for this life saving procedure. Since that very day I have changed my life!

Lisa M
I would suggest therapy and counseling. I thought was addicted to food and I still am. You don’t just stop, you learn different ways to cope with it. Sugar’s really not that bad to give up. I thought I’d never be able to. One word… TRUVIA!

Christine C
There is a show on TLC called ‘My 600lb Life’ that shows the successes and the failures. The show is a motivator and a wake up on my own lies to myself. I keep thinking ‘another hundred pounds and that could haven been me!’

Lynnette D
I lost weight as an example for my children. I don’t want them to think being fat and unhealthy is okay.

Sophia H
You’ve gotta be willing to say goodbye to food as a friend and let go that part of your life. Don’t be surprised that you actually grieve. I did.

Dawn S
I’d really recommend the gastric bypass if you truly want to get the weight off and keep it off. I am still addicted to food but my anatomy keeps me from partaking. It’s not always easy, but when I get out of a deep chair I am 100% grateful I did it.

Denise C
If you’re not ready, you will fail. You have to want to be healthier more than you want whatever food comforts you. Being healthier and not disgusted with myself for letting myself get to where I was is so much better than food ever was.

Monique M
I may have been OBESE but I’ve always been fabulous!

Jennifer P
People say having bariatric surgery is the easy way…Ya right! No sugar, no carbs and can’t poop. That’s far from easy!

Kathy H channeling “Vicki OC”
I choose to take care of me. If you don’t agree keep it to yourself!

Heather A
I didn’t have weight loss surgery I had ‘get my life back’ surgery!

We’re real and we’re bariatric patients! I think our ladies have it figured out. These are all posts from one single day on our Facebook Bariatric Eating Support Group. Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with Experience. We’ve got experience all day long!

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10 thoughts on “The Real Housewives of Bariatric Surgery – RHBS

  1. Adrienne Cashdollar says:

    I am going for pre surgery seminar on 7/21/15…I am about 95 lbs overweight, type 2 diabetic, and an emotional eater…my husband is totally unsupportive and I am on my own on this journey. I need all the support I can get.

  2. Donna Bradford says:

    Never had a weight issue until I got pregnant gained 125 pounds with both of my pregnancies not losing it all in between having both of them .i struggled with all the diets out there losing some and then gaining it back again like a yo yo . Till I spoke to a friend who had a gastric bypass done she has kept her weight off for 15 years. After  talking to her I went on a mission looking up all the info I could on this .  I decided that I did not want to live my life like this anymore . I could not stand at my job without my feet and knees and back aching . Doing laundry was  difficult up and down the stairs getting totally out of breath.  Then my blood pressure started getting out of hand . No not me go on meds I had enough of living like this. Hated the way I looked  and felt. So I did it I had byepass surgery done and I lost 160 pounds down to my wedding weight of 125 I exercise 5 to 6 days a week I feel healthier now then I ever did.  I love shopping for clothes I can garden in my yard ride my bike play with my kids. Go to work and stand all day with know problems.  This was the best decision I ever made for myself.  I learned how to cook differently ther are all kinds of cookbooks out there now for bariatric surgery .Yes it is a hard start but if you are determined and willing to make changes  you can benefit and live a healthy happier life. It’s going on 5 years now and still keeping it all off . It’s not a struggle it’s a way of life the best change I have ever made for myself.  

  3. Theresa says:

    I had weight loss surgery on June 21, 1977! In the early stages I was not told how this would change my life because they said after so many years my intestinal tract would be back to normal. I have had 5 surgeries , to try and help me but no support group. I feel so all alone. I have survived almost 30 years, but I really need help now! Someone please, I pray for help. I’m sick- vomiting! The thought of food drive’s me crazy, I’m afraid I will vomit even more, I can’t keep my medicine down! This has been going on now for 2weeks and the ER as well as my doctor doesn’t understand what is wrong. I, myself don’t understand what is wrong with me! I need a doctor and support group,who might be able to give me some answers. Please don’t someone text me back!!!

  4. Diane Carter says:

    The only thing that has worked for me is getting rid of carbs.  Basically NO grains, NO sugars, NO legumes.  I had the surgery 7 years ago and slowly regained 25 lbs.  After switching to No Grains,sugars or legumes; I lost it all plus another 10 lbs and it stays off without counting calories,carbs anything. Plus no real cravings.  As one of the “housewives” said, try an induction diet for a couple of weeks – once you break the cycle it really works. 

  5. Pam Herriott says:

    I had the bariactric sleeve Jan 2013 and have never been happier.  I have many low carb groups on Facebook that provide great recipes so we can have a variety of low carb meals.  It is not easy and I’ve been to a Nutritionist as I was starting to gain weight. She told me I needed more protein…hard to believe.  I now start each day with a delicious protein shake with Almond Milk, ice and the powder and it is really satisfying and delicious. I’ve lost 70+ pounds and feel like a new person at 68 years old.  My hubby loved me heavier and now loves the new me.  I have a filing cabinet in my kitchen that I add new recipes to often.  It is fun to look for something new to make and it makes it much easier to stay on track. I really didn’t enjoy cooking before because I was always gaining weight.  Now, with a new gas stove and my recipes I truly enjoy cookingl.

  6. Janet says:

    *To Theresa. If you are anywhere near North Carolina, call Dr. Roc Bauman at Carolina Weight Loss Surgery at 704-786-5700. He and his staff are MAGNIFICIENT!!!

  7. Coleen LaFleur says:

    I had gastric bypass in 2008 . I got out of the hospital to find my Dr. moved from Texas to Minnesota so I have been on my own Spence the day I left the hospital . I am a type 2 diabetic, I have to have iron transfusions, thyroid problems, premenapause, I have 0 energy. I have gained 55 lbs.back and now I get so depressed I think about suicide so im medicated for that . I am a emotional eater. I don’t know what to do I need help . My weight is at 255 I want to be at 175 to 200

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