My story started in 2014 with a knee replacement failure. Due to multiple surgeries on my knee and being mostly bedridden for about 3 years, I gained more weight than I thought I could. I was depressed all the time and ate my worries away but that didn’t help and I ate out of boredom.
Due to eventually having my leg amputated in June 2018, my ortho Dr. suggested I get weight loss surgery and I wanted to get it as well. I went to the Central California Surgery Center and started my journey to losing the weight I gained.
On December 5th. 2019 I had the Gastric bypass surgery. My heaviest weight was 321lbs. The day of surgery I weighed 301lbs. I am almost 3 months post op and I am happy to say that because of the tool I was given I am weighing in at 250lbs to date and still losing. Thank you Dr. Coates!!
Seasonal baking is a holiday tradition for many. Whether it is nostalgic and reminds you of baking with past family members as a child or brings you joy to bake for others, holiday baking is something that can still be celebrated after bariatric surgery.
The holiday season can be a wonderful and beautiful time of year! However, it can also become a very stressful and busy season for some. Here are a few helpful tips that may help you minimize some of the stressors that the holiday season may bring.
With the holidays approaching, our lives become increasingly busy. It can feel near impossible to incorporate exercise or general activity into the day, but it might be a little easier than we might first expect.
Slider foods are typically very high in sugar, fat, and simple carbohydrates and have very little nutritional value. They typically digest quickly and “slide” through your stomach. We recommend avoiding slider foods to reduce the change of weight gain.
As many know and understand, bariatric surgery is a wonderful tool that helps with weight loss. However, keeping the weight off and not slipping back into old habits is another topic. Read further to learn about several key habits for success.