As we head into the, "Ugh, I'm so fat" season (following the holidays), the temptation exists simply to go on a diet -- or to give up trying -- when we are faced with regain. Sometimes dieting can be a real joy if you begin to feel control again and see the scale...
One of my all-time favorite movies is Parenthood. Steve Martin stars as a charming and imperfect father, who has a wonderfully dysfunctional family.
Steve’s character, Gil, is stressed out by a chaotic life. He wants very badly for things to settle down, and for his children to be normal.
If I were to sum up my weight loss surgery (WLS) journey in one word, I would have to say it’s been “risky!”
I have spent the last 15+ years taking one risk after another. With my belief that “the same person will become obese again,” I have been relentless in my pursuit of personal transformation.
When you see the scale go up a few pounds it’s easy to panic. A few pounds emotionally feel like a ton. You wonder if you will ever be able to get off that extra weight, as if you were David facing the Giant. You feel guilty for what you’ve eaten or for skipping exercise.
As a slightly chubby 9-year-old, I swam on my local team, and regularly won blue ribbons.
But I didn’t feel like a winner.
At her sister’s wedding, Fiona decided to try her first taste of alcohol after bariatric surgery. She had waited 11 months and wasn’t going to deny herself a glass of champagne on such an important day. And wow, did she enjoy that champagne! She sipped on a small drink, got a nice buzz, and laughed the evening away. No big deal.
It’s like a tsunami has hit us.
A large earthquake took place on the ocean floor in a faraway place, and now huge waves have traveled from that point to our shores.
The first time I saw the film Facing the Giants, I fell in love with it. It’s a great “comeback” story about, among other things, a frustrated football coach and his wife.
Over the weekend I was reflecting on my bariatric surgery anniversary and imagining how judgmental people would be if they knew about my regain in the past year
Even though you want to be successful with your bariatric surgery, do you sometimes eat when you wish you wouldn’t?
When it comes to eating, is guilt a frequent companion of yours?