Gestational Diabetes after Weight Loss SurgeryAre you pregnant after weight loss surgery? Congratulations! This is an exciting time, especially after bariatric surgery. So much has changed for you over the last several months post-op and now that you are expecting a little one, there is even more that you need to remember.
Going Back to Work after Weight Loss SurgeryHaving weight loss surgery comes with big changes. More than likely, you will take off a week or two from work after having the procedure. This is critical in your healing process and also just to get you mentally ready for all the changes. I remember the first few days to weeks after surgery, I enjoyed being alone because I did not want to be around food.
Eating Disorders after Weight Loss SurgeryWeight loss surgery is an amazing tool that provides so many people with success on their weight loss journey. Bariatric patients can drop weight extremely fast after surgery and it truly is an amazing feeling. However, this can also be a dangerous thing for patients because we can get obsessed with the scale. This can backfire and cause us to go to the complete other extreme after weight loss surgery.
Confidence During Summer Months as a Bariatric PatientSummertime is here, which means it is hot hot hot! As someone who has lived morbidly obese for most of my life, I can tell you I have spent most of my life dreading these months. The thought of wearing shorts has always given me anxiety. I have always been so self-conscious about the way I look, no matter how big or small I am. After bariatric surgery, it is hard to turn that mindset off.
Letting go of the scaleWhen you are born, one of the first characteristics about you that is announced to the world is your weight. It is everywhere, even when you are a baby.
Reward System after Bariatric SurgeryAs a bariatric patient, it is an amazing feeling when you hit your goals. This is a lifestyle change and we work so hard to change the way we look at food and exercise. One thing I have learned on this journey is how important it is to have a reward system after weight loss surgery. This is a long process and I truly believe we must reward ourselves for the progress we are making.
Substitutions for Soda after Weight Loss SurgeryAfter bariatric surgery, you should avoid soda no matter what. In my opinion, this was probably one of the hardest things to give up. When you spend most of your life being morbidly obese, you become addicted to foods and beverages.
Spring is near!It is officially March which means Spring is almost here! When you are on a weight loss surgery journey, one of the most important things you can do is get up and move. During the winter months, it can be challenging to get the initiative to do this. It feels so much darker and it can be easy to just sit on the couch all day. Spring brings new life which gives so much fresh energy that we all need on a weight loss surgery journey.
- Kimberly H.
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