Bariatric Surgery Changed My Life

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Having gastric bypass has truly changed my life!!  Had I known being a healthy weight would make life this good…I would have pushed myself harder to overcome my weight loss struggles long ago.  I have always been bubbly and energetic – at least as energetic as being 270lbs would allow.  Since losing 130lbs, I constantly […]

Having gastric bypass has truly changed my life!!  Had I known being a healthy weight would make life this good…I would have pushed myself harder to overcome my weight loss struggles long ago.  I have always been bubbly and energetic – at least as energetic as being 270lbs would allow.  Since losing 130lbs, I constantly  surprise myself at how much I can do without feeling worn out.  I always said that being overweight never held me back from doing the things I wanted to do.  What I now notice is that the things I want to do have drastically changed – and would not be possible without the success with my weight loss surgery!

It’s not a quick fix…it’s constant work in progress.  I never understood why all the classes before surgery were so important – but you realize soon after surgery that it’s not just about what’s going into your mouth.  You realize that your stomach isn’t hungry – it’s head hunger, it’s bored eating, it’s emotional eating.  Attending classes with others going through this process is invaluable!  Appointments with Jackie about nutrition were comical in the beginning – as I claimed to be, like most overweight people, a ‘professional dieter’.  Believe it or not, Jackie’s content is NECESSARY!  I truly thought I knew how to eat, but she honestly teaches you what you’ve failed to incorporate in previous attempts at weight loss.  The staff at NKCH Bariatric Center are wonderful!  Always cheering you along through this journey to healthy.