I got such a positive response from this article explaining bariatric surgery, I decided to revisit it again for this month. Enjoy!
This is the story of four brothers: Tyrone, Tyreke, Tyrell, and Tymarcus.
Each brother lives in the same neighborhood, in a beautiful house in the suburbs with their wives and children. Each brother was unemployed, and looking for a job.
After weeks and weeks of searching, the brothers happened to find employment at the same company on the other side of town. The four brothers would each be doing the same job. But there was one difference – how each brother got to work.Continue reading →
Top-left : June 2016; middle-left: April 2016; bottom-left: June 2013
Top, middle and bottom right: March 2017; bottom right is same skirt as bottom left
So this week, on April 3, 2017, marked exactly 6 months for me since I had the sleeve (10/3/2016). I had my check-up at my doctor’s office, and they showed I was at 83 lbs lost (15 lbs pre-op, and the rest post-op). Continue reading →
It really is the little things that mean the most!
Some things that might seem like a pretty mindless, insignificant gesture to others – crossing your legs and wearing a pair of heels – meant alot to me. Not being able to do something that all the women around me can do made me feel less beautiful and less ladylike. Less like “me”. Those were two things I never really thought about, until I was at my highest weight and unable to actually do it. Continue reading →
Graphic depiction of weight loss surgeries (from left to right: gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass and bibliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Source: International Journal of Obesity
On many weight loss surgery forums I look at from time to time, some people have asked, “Which is the best surgery to have? Which one will help me lose the most weight?” That’s a little difficult to answer, because all of us are different. Continue reading →
It’s Monday, Day 1 of your diet. You’re really going to do it this time. And the day is starting off great because before work you ate a light, healthy breakfast – a cup of “Good Times” oatmeal (you know, that plain old-fashioned oatmeal with no sugar and no flavor), a slice of whole grain toast with the consistency of cardboard, and a glass of water.
So it looks like I’ll be hitting the road again this week, this time heading to Chicago to see my nephew graduate from the Naval Academy. So this will be another abbreviated week of meal prep. Of course, I had to get my snacks prepared for the trip too. Continue reading →