Category: General Health

Tell Me Again How It’s Just Because I Was Overweight

When you weight close to 300 pounds and tell your doctor, or anyone else for that matter, that your knees, hips and back hurt it’s automatically assumed to be because of your weight. The same thing goes with being chronically fatigued as well. It’s the weight of course. And it very well might be true too. Then again, maybe it’s not. Fast forward almost 9 years after losing 130 pounds with the help of WLS […] read more

Constipation After Gastric Bypass

Constipation. It’s the subject that no one wants to talk about yet, if two or more weight loss surgery patients gather together, the subject eventually will come up. Why? Because it’s very common among us surgically altered people. Not just immediately after surgery but also years after surgery. This is due to a variety of reasons. – We tend to not drink as much as we did before surgery. – Eating small amounts of food […] read more

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

I’m heading out today to have lunch with a friend I met while going to school. It’s been almost 9 years since I had weight loss surgery and don’t really think much about how to handle eating out. My friend picked the restuarant but then emailed me to make sure that I would be able to find something suitable to eat. She knows I’ve had a gastric bypass and have issues with reactive hypoglycemia. I […] read more

The 5 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves After Weight Loss Surgery

Usually I’m not one to stir up controversy especially in the weight loss surgery world but sometimes you just have to crack the closet door open and let the skeletons inside see the light of day. Normally I’m a middle of the road kind of person. If someone expresses their view point on a particular subject I can usually understand where they are coming from even if I don’t agree. This is even true about […] read more

Can You Eat Cheese If Your Lactose Intolerant?

Milk. I call it liquid death. Drink it and within 15 minutes I’m thinking that death just might be better than how it makes me feel. For me, milk is a serious slider food that will cause a rather nasty RH reaction. And very quickly too! I gave it up after a series of crashes that left me wondering what the hell was going on. At first I thought I had become lactose intolerant. Which […] read more

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