My Bariatric Life: Living Life after Weight-Loss Surgery 101!

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PLEASE READ THIS... ** Why weight loss surgery fails, and why I didn't**

In 2003, I made a decision that would forever change my life. Since that time, I have been following a program of lifetime obesity disease management to sustain long term weight loss. It began with bariatric surgery (gastric bypass surgery) followed by changing the way I eat, mild exercising, and attending a support group (NOT my surgeon's support group). Today, I'm a size medium and living life larger than ever!

Weight loss surgery is only a tool. And I am determined to make my tool work for me for the rest of my life. I believe that weight loss surgery failure is due to a lack of education for both the surgeon and the patient on how to properly use this tool post operatively in the long term as part of a larger lifetime obesity management program that addresses the physical, mental, and spiritual issues surrounding this disease. My surgeon told me, "I do the surgery. The rest is up to you."

The following articles are lessons I've learned across the nearly 9 years of My Bariatric Life. They will give you a good foundation for following a healthy and delicious bariatric lifestyle for the rest of your life. My wish is to help you on your own path of lifetime obesity disease management with shareposts along the way to help you navigate that path successfully.  Laugh, learn and enjoy the journey!

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The Basics

Inspiration

Social Situations

Resources and Tools

Recipes and Meal Ideas

Exercise

Meditation

Challenging Situations


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You can read about my decision to have weight loss surgery back in 2003 and my journey to maintain a lifetime of obesity disease management since that time. My wish is to help you on your own journey of lifetime obesity disease management with shareposts along the way to help you navigate that journey successfully.