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Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Better Sex… Or Not

romance1Well here’s another great gastric bypass surgery benefit: Better sex.

Maybe. If you’re a man with ED anyway. If you’re a woman, well, it’s all in your head. Isnt’ that typical?

Here’s what the article, “Hospital Says Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Better Sex” has to say: Continue reading

Redefining Yourself After Weight Loss Surgery

Successful female dielWeight loss surgery changes more than just your appearance and your eating habits. No matter where you are in the process, you probably already have a basic knowledge of this fact.

But it’s hard to overstate the mental impact losing so much weight so quickly has on you. Once you get to the other side of the roller coaster ride, and realize that you’ve reached your goal, you still have to process who this new person you see in the mirror really is. Continue reading

A Woman’s Body Image

I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been very busy with my “day job.” Feeling bad about that, I had every intention to come in today and write a post about how I’ve gone from a size 14 to a 12 – yay! – but still haven’t lost any pounds. (Weird, huh?)

But as I was driving back from dropping my kids off at school, Focus On The Family was on the radio. I missed most of the program today, but as I tuned in Dr. Dobson was talking to an author apparently about lies we tell ourselves. And something he said really got to me.

The author (I’ll look up who it was later, right now I want to get my thought out) was talking abot how we¬†lie to ourselves or are lied to by the culture and that the biggest lie we believe is that “I don’t matter.” He specifically talked about women, and how everything around us (media, advertising, etc) tells us we have to look a certain way to matter. Continue reading

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

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