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Monday, August 24, 2015

OK I need to write every day. I need to get in the habit of recording my food. And I need to pay attention to myself and what I eat.

I set alarms to remind me to eat every 2 hours during the day.

"Why" do you ask?

I went to see a bariatric surgeon. Well, more than just the surgeon. It's a full -service office. Not just bariatric surgery, they also offer dr assisted diets.

My initial appointment took close to 4 hours. In that time, I saw a nurse, registered dietician, exercise physiologist, and the dr. Different option were offered. The nice thing is that they don't push you, it's up to you. Plus I have to see a psychologist and have a few medical tests done.

I figure, worst case scenario is that I get completely checked out medically.


Lots of support with them, too. My BFF Jill had the lap-band surgery probably 2 years ago. She did so well that the rest of her family had it done too. She's dropped @60 pounds; however, she did not keep it off! She's having heart issues now so they, um, loosened(?) the band so her stomach's back to it's old size. What I don't understand is that if she was able to lose all that weight, did she not develop better eating habits?

IDK if I'll do it yet but they may even say I'm not a good candidate. My internist actually said that she didn't think I was overweight enough to do this. (Wow, not fat enough?)

So what are your thoughts on this subject?
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    My thoughts about the whole surgery thing is if you can't figure out why you are over eating, it is because you haven't figured out why emotions make you eat. Weight is MENTAL and food is JUST THE SYMPTOM. Learn about your past, figure out how to eat healthy and plan on staying that way for a lifetime before you consider surgery.
    1184 days ago
  • GAYLEP1957
    It sounds like you are acquiring the information you need to make a informed decision. Don't rush and get lots of feedback. emoticon
    1184 days ago
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