Friday, February 12, 2016

Embrace your fatness

I am not ashamed of the person in this photo. This was taken 7 years ago before my RNY surgery. She will always be a part of me. There have been studies conducted which show that obese people have different satiety levels than average individuals. In other words, it takes more food to make us full. I had a significant re-gain, starting about 7-8 months after I lost half of my body weight in 2008-2009. I am through beating myself up and feeling sorry for myself. Although I was approved last year for a revision,  (band over bypass), I am finding what works for me to lose the weight on my own. I am not ashamed and hope to share my story with others. 

Friday, February 5, 2016


I am currently doing the opposite of what I have been told throughout the years by medical professionals, etc, regarding diet. One fat Doctor told me to go on Weight Watchers. Another after I told him I had Roux-RNY commented so that didn't work for you and asked what happened? The nutritionist gave me the diabetic diet years ago, which was low protein and fat and high carbohydrate. I went on Weight Watchers, Diet Workshop, Fit for Life, the G Index diet, the Carbohydrate Addicts diet, the Physician's Weight Loss Center diet, the Protein Power Diet, and the Atkins Diet. I'm not sure if that is all of them. This started when I was a child, Each diet left me fatter. After my WLS, I had slowed my metabolism so much that small amounts of healthy food made me gain weight and I was working out. So we each need to find what works for us. There is not a universal diet or else everyone would be thin. I change up my diet a few times a year and I am finding the plant- based eating suits my metabolism, although I do have trouble digesting vegetables and fruits, due to my surgery.