Category Archives: Emotions and Mental Stuff

What Weight Loss Surgery Does To Your Head

How Gastric Bypass Can Affect Your Marriage

One of the side effects of gastric bypass surgery that people often fail to consider is how the overwhelming changes will affect their marriage.

Studies show that the divorce rate after WLS is high. Then again, other studies report that patients report greater satisfaction in their marriages. So who’s right?

They probably both are.

Undergoing weight loss surgery is just a first step. Over the next year or two, the dramatic weight loss has ramifications for every aspect of your life. And since it happens so quickly, it’s really easy to lose touch with reality.

Imagine living in a funhouse for a year or so. All the mirrors are warped, so you have no way of knowing what you really, truly look like. You may even begin to lose sight of who you are. It’s as if a new person is emerging from beneath the layer of fat. Continue reading

Hunger Still Happens, But It’s Not The End Of The World

I must be about to lose a chunk of weight again – at least that’s what I hope is happening!

Last night I had a serious attack from the hunger monster. I was at a friend’s house, and they had pizza. I ate one slice, then another 1/2 of a small one. Before leaving a couple of hours later, I tried to eat another slice, just because, well.. it was there. But only half of it would fit.

Now, back in the day, I could eat 4+ pieces at a sitting, so barely being able to manage 2.5 over the course of an evening is a vast improvement. Nothing to stress over, really.

But once I got home, on the other hand… Continue reading

Changing Relationships And Perceptions

OK, here’s something strange I’ve noticed. I hope I can explain it well.

There is a definite change lately in the way I relate to others. I find it much easier to be friendly to strangers and strike up a conversation. That’s really no surprise since I’m feeling much more confident. Continue reading

Complete And Utter Joy!

I did something last night that I NEVER would have done 100 pounds ago. And it was sooooo cool!!

My church is preparing to build a new sanctuary, and we recently installed a new parking lot. Due to this construction, there is a HUGE mountain of dirt behind the new parking lot. It’s about as tall as the two-storey part of the building it sits behind. Continue reading