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Surprised What You Will
Facebook WLS Private Group
I am so excited about my new Facebook group,
called WLS Private Group. It is categorized
as a CLOSED group by Facebook. This does not mean it is closed
to new members. It is definitely open for new members and I hope
you will join. A CLOSED group in Facebook means that only members of
the group can read posts and comments. That provides members with
the privacy that what they are discussing cannot be seen by anyone
outside of the group membership.
The discussions in my WLS Private Group have
really been great. Within the past day, the discussions hav been
about dumping, weight regain, a new vitamin company, getting a
tattoo before surgery, journaling, and using a slow cooker.
Here are some comments from members:
“I love this site! I sure wish this was around when I was a new
post-op! I think I would be close to 300+ pounds off instead of
working my way to 250 off. I am learning so much as well.”
“I thank you for having this group. I read
everything every day.” Lora
“Isn’t this group wonderful? I have learned
more here than in months of going to a normal support group.”
us. We would love to have you. Just click on the box above.
Alzheimer’s is a horrible debilitating
disease. You may have a family or friend dying inch by inch with the
disease. You have only to go onto the Alzheimer’s Association website
and read some of the stories to appreciate how tragic this disease can
I’ve been the primary
caregiver for my mother with dementia/Alzheimer’s for the past nine
years. She’s 86 and is fading away by inches and by bits and pieces. It
is so unbelievably cruel and torturous to watch someone who was an
excellent teacher and active lover of life be whittled away by this
hideous disease a tiny bit at a time. I’m convinced she contracted it
through hormone replacement therapy, which she had for too long and
past the age of 75.
More of this story:
There is new research that shows that weight loss surgery may have
an effect on Alzheimer’s disease. I doubt that there is anyone over
the age of 50 that does not think about the prospect of Alzheimer’s
disease. It is such a horrible disease with no real cure in sight. I
have said for many years, “Well by the time I have to worry about it,
they will have found a cure,” but that didn’t seem to be happening.
To find out about this important research, go to
Back on Track with Barbara
Internet Mentoring Program
The Back on Track with Barbara Internet
Mentoring Program really concentrates on lifestyle changes. Join our
group and receive lessons via the internet and the support of others who
are struggling just like you are.
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suffering from emotional eating and can’t stop?
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inspiration to lose the weight you have regained?
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My Back on Track Internet Mentoring
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Some Help Needed
One of our
readers is having very serious abdominal pain and cannot find
relief. If you have a similar problem or know what her
problem might be, please email her at
I had RNY surgery in 2002. I did really well at first, losing
weight and keeping it off. I had a thyroid problem and have
been taking thyroid replacement medication since then.
My real problem
started 4 years ago, when I began to have a "nerve" sensation
in my stomach area, and I have not been able to get rid of
it. I have been treated by a pain clinic, and with
antidepressants and anxiety medications, but nothing touches
I am at my wits
end, and can't even find a doctor who knows how to treat it.
Most doctors want to say it is just anxiety. I even had a
nerve block for the abdomen area 2 times, but feel that is too
dangerous. I could not walk for 2 weeks after the last one.
I am writing to
you to see if you have heard of this in anyone else or might
know of a treatment? Right now I hate living because this is
my shaky terrible life.
I don't know of
what kind of doctor to see. I have an endocrine doctor, but
she is honing in on the thyroid and pre-diabetes.
This is a real
"nerve" issue, but I am stuck with it with nowhere to turn. I
don't want to get hooked on anxiety drugs, and antidepressants
do not change this problem. The pain is inside where my new
little pouch is. I have even tried acupuncture, but with
This has ruined
my life, and I believe it is caused from my surgery. I only
want an answer or a suggestion of who to see. I have nowhere
to turn. I think the doctors think it is a psychological
problem not a physical one, at this point. But the pain is so
bad that I can't sleep because it keeps me awake. I can't
relax because it is always there.
What would you
do if you were me? Who would you see? Any help at this point
would be welcome
I Just Don’t Want To Give
I hate change. I admit it. I am just not good
with new hair styles, clothing styles, or technology. Once I make the
change, I embrace it, but it takes a major move for me to get to a
comfortable place after a change. And I suspect some of you are the
Having weight loss surgery involves a tremendous
change. We totally change the way we eat, and so much of our lives
have revolved around food. At times, food was our best friend, and
that all changed and it was tough, very tough.
But this post-weight loss surgery life involves
other changes. Through my speaking career and my Chairmanship of the
Obesity Action Coalition, I have met thousands of people who have had
weight loss surgery, and I do notice those who have a problem with
change. They are those who, even though they have lost a lot of
weight, and really look good, are afraid to show off their bodies.
They won’t tuck in blouses, they wear loose fitting pants, and they
wear dark colors.
It feels good to be able to swim in outfits that
were tight. Zipping up a zipper with no problem when we used to have
to lie on our back, suck in a roomful of air, doesn’t happen anymore.
But many go to the extreme, not wanting to give up clothes that made
us feel comfortable. With so much changing, losing our relationship
with food, we don’t want to lose our relationship with our
comfortable, roomy clothes that are large enough for us to hide in.
But we need to move on, and build a new wardrobe
along with our new life. Don’t get stuck. Don’t become a Susan
Osbourne. One of my recent blogs will explain.
Carrie Burkart Jones
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