The Tools I Use: ObesityHelp.com
I have been a member of the ObesityHelp peer support-community since 2003. At first I was active on the forums on gastric bypass surgery. I received so much help and support on the site from patients just like me. Years later, I found myself returning again for peer support when I decided to have body contouring plastic surgery.
ObesityHelp is dedicated to the education, empowerment and support of all individuals affected by obesity, along with their families, friends, employers, surgeons and physicians.
As the leading weight-loss surgery support community, ObesityHelp offers resources for weight loss surgery patients and those seeking weight loss solutions for the morbidly obese. ObesityHelp provides a comprehensive program of support and education as well as assistance in locating whatever resources it takes to overcome the life threatening condition of obesity. They have an active community that communicates online 24/7 through their web site at www.obesityhelp.com.
ObesityHelp.com was founded in 1998 as a peer support community to help those faced with life threatening morbid obesity. As of January 2008, more than 700,000 people have become members on the ObesityHelp web site seeking help to find a solution to their weight loss problems.
Feel free to add me as a friend if you join.
Benefits of ObesityHelp
One of the best things that we as obese or overweight people can do for each other is to help one another reach our goals of living a more healthy and happy life. I highly recommend any struggling with weight issues to join this online support group. ObesityHelp has peer support-forums covering:
Obesity-Related Medical Conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and more.
Weight Loss Forums including exercise and fitness, diet and nutrition, WLS graduates, and more.
Surgery forums covering duodenal switch, gastric bypass, LAP-Band, plastic surgery, revision, VBG, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and more.
Local groups by state, surgeon, and international" and more!
ObesityHelp National Conferencctober 4-5, 201naheim, California
ObesityHelp will hold its 10th Annual ObesityHelp National Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Anaheim, California on October 4th and 5th, 2013. The ObesityHelp National Conference is a celebration of health and wellness for those navigating their weight loss surgery journey. Attendees can walk away inspired, motivated and with a larger support system than they started with.
Day 1 speakers feature weight-loss surgery patient advocates such as Beth Sheldon Badore, Nicole Bullock, Terry Row, Michelle Vicari, Chris Waffle, Jessica Stockton.** Speakers on day 2 include bariatric professionals such as Dr. Sharma, Dr. Quiroz, Dr. Owens, Michelle English BSN, Diana Vogel, MS, MFT, Intern, and Mary Wight, R.D.**
For speaker updates, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets visit the ObesityHelp Events site.
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Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.