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HES Op Ed article by Linda Bacon, PhD

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I haven't fully absorbed the messages in this article. I just ordered the book mentioned late in the article, so hopefully it will arrive soon...

The first one, the interview - it's fairly long! And I kept having the feeling she was lurking on SparkPeople, because a lot of what she says about focusing on our health and making healthy changes, rather than focusing on the specific weight number or pants size. It just lent an air of validity somehow, especially when so many of my family members seem more focused on the numbers ("how much weight have you lost?" instead of "you look happier and healthier - what changes have you made to your lifestyle?" ).

I've been gone all day so I can't remember now, but I think the third link discussed hazards to having bariatric surgeries. Or she has an article somewhere that I read and I need to post that link here too. I remember some in TOPS were always acting as if the surgery was a big gift but then I'd be hearing about their follow up visits to hospital to deal with the follow-oh infections or ripped out stitches or other "things gone wrong".

Need to ponder more. This is still a big topic.
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    1921 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this!
    1921 days ago
    Hugs and thank you for this link.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you always!
    1921 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Thank you for this link. It chimes with what I've found on SP. Once I concentrated on lifestyle rather than weight I felt better and the weight went down without my stressing about it. I found an unrestrictive eating plan (Eat to live) which I believe I can follow indefinitely and my motivation is to keep as healthy as possible as I age rather than weight loss.
    1921 days ago
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