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Friendships after Weight Loss Surgery

Friendships after Weight Loss Surgery

Congratulations! You decided to have weight loss surgery to turn your life around and begin a new healthy lifestyle. More than likely you feel amazing and you are healthier than you have ever been before. You are doing things for the first time and crushing your goals. There is something so empowering about this journey.
Measurements after Weight Loss Surgery

Measurements after Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, you will be tracking how much weight you lose and it will feel amazing watching the scale go down. However, there will come a time when the scale slows down and you must be prepared for that. As bariatric patients, we sometimes get obsessed with the scale. It is important to remember that the scale is not everything and there are other victories on this journey.
How to set realistic goals

How to set realistic goals

As weight loss surgery patients, it is important that we have goals. Goals keep us motivated and on track with our weight loss. However, sometimes it can be easy to set unrealistic goals that are impossible to achieve. It can be extremely discouraging when you are not achieving your goals.
Alcoholism after Weight Loss Surgery

Alcoholism after Weight Loss Surgery

As weight loss surgery patients, we often times struggle with food addiction. This is something you see a lot in the bariatric community so it is important that we talk about it.
Why are you cold after weight loss surgery?

Why are you cold after weight loss surgery?

As with all surgeries, weight loss surgery comes with side effects. Some of those side effects can be strange. One of the most interesting side effects is that you can be a lot colder after surgery. You might not notice it at first, but it is something many bariatric patients are faced with.
How to get through pain after weight loss surgery

How to get through pain after weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery is a wonderful tool for people who are struggling with their weight. It is a huge decision on whether or not it is right for you, so it is important that you do your research to determine if surgery is your best option. Although bariatric surgery has been shown to be extremely safe, it is important that you ensure it is the safest option for you and your health as there are risks with any surgery. Once you make the decision to have surgery, you must also be prepared for life after the procedure, especially what you will experience those first few days after surgery.
What I Miss After Having WLS

What I Miss After Having WLS

Life after bariatric surgery is amazing and it comes with so many positive changes. However, your life is completely different and there might be some things from your previous life that you miss.
How to Get through Tough Days

How to Get through Tough Days

One of the hardest parts of a weight loss surgery journey is the mental toll it takes on you. There are so many changes that happen with both your body and mind, and it can be hard to keep up. 
Fun Summer Activities to do on your Weight Loss Journey

Fun Summer Activities to do on your Weight Loss Journey

It is officially summertime! Whether you are traveling with friends and family or hanging out by the pool, it is time to take a break and focus on you. When you are on a weight loss surgery journey, it can be difficult to find activities that do not involve food. During the summer, there are a lot of cookouts and get togethers that can bring stress for someone on a weight loss journey. However, just because you can’t eat a lot of food doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here are some ideas for fun during the summer while you are on a weight loss surgery journey.
5 things I wish I knew before having weight loss surgery

5 things I wish I knew before having weight loss surgery

As a bariatric patient, there is so much information that you are exposed to prior to surgery. Between talking with your surgeon, hearing stories from other people, and doing your own research, you are more than likely learning a lot about bariatric surgery. However, there are certain things that people tend to leave out when they are talking about weight loss surgery. So, here are 5 things I wish I knew before I had weight loss surgery.
Picking your Surgeon for Weight Loss Surgery

Picking your Surgeon for Weight Loss Surgery

Selecting a surgeon is one of the most important choices you will make as a bariatric patient. 
Importance of Vitamins

Importance of Vitamins

After weight loss surgery, one of the most important things to remember is to take your vitamins. It can be annoying to take so many supplements, but it is critical that you start a good regimen.