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.
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!
You’ll hear the good, the bad and the ugly. Hanging out in the Facebook Support Group reading the posts is an eyeopener.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have the biggest sweet tooth, but I don’t even miss sugar. Plus there are all sorts of sugar substitutes. HELLO SPLENDA!
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?
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.
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.
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!
You don’t know how to eat? For God’s sake, birds manage to fly south.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It’s not a diet…its a new way to live! INSPIRE. BELIEVE. JOURNEY.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!’
I lost weight as an example for my children. I don’t want them to think being fat and unhealthy is okay.
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.
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.
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.
I may have been OBESE but I’ve always been fabulous!
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!
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!