The Right Place for Honest Weight Loss Surgery Tips

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If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, or are in the early stages of your journey, you may be feeling a little alone. You may be wondering if you are making the right decision and if you will be able to succeed.

Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Long term weight loss through the standard of care procedures is largely achieved by altering gut hormone levels responsible for hunger and satiety, leading to a new hormonal weight set point.

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You are not alone

Millions of people have undergone bariatric surgery, and many of them have shared their stories online. In this blog post, we will share some real-life bariatric weight loss surgery success stories to give you inspiration and motivation as you continue on your journey.

As someone who is currently going through the bariatric journey, I know what it feels like going at this almost completely alone. Even with family support, they don’t know or understand what you are going through.

I will be the first one to tell you that I will grab that handful of chocolate morsels, eat a whole pint of ice cream, half a package of cookies, and don’t even get me started on Twizzlers.

Anna sitting on a metal butterfly in the fall of 2021 just before deciding to contact her doctor about bariatric weight loss surgery.
This is me at my heaviest in early Fall 2021.
316 pounds! This was taken just a couple of months before I finally had enough and decided to talk with my doctor about other options.

I wanted to create a place where others who are going through bariatric surgery or another type of journey can receive inspiration, motivation, and tips from real-life surgery success stories. Stories from people who have been there and know what it takes to succeed.

This is why I created this website, to document My Bariatric Journey as well as to provide others with a place to go and learn along the way. I know that when I was first considering bariatric surgery, I would have loved to have had a resource like this.

If you are feeling alone or lost on your bariatric journey, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone and others have succeeded and are willing to help you succeed too. Others have been where you are and have succeeded. Let their stories inspire you to keep going and never give up on your dreams of a healthier, happier life.

Bariatric surgery is a big decision, but it can change your life for the better. These bariatric weight loss surgery success stories are proof of that. So if you are considering having the surgery, don’t let anything hold you back. You can do this. We are rooting for you!

It’s hard doing this alone – I get it! 

Even when you have friends going through a diet, they don’t know or understand exactly what you are going through. They will never understand the struggle of watching them eat anything they want, knowing that while you are waiting for approval, you can’t eat it, or you have to eat a quarter of what they are.

This Is Not a Fad Diet

Going through a bariatric weight loss program is nothing like going through Whole 30, Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, etc. I’ve done every single one of those diets in the past, this is different. While we use aspects of each, no one diet is one size fits every person going through this type of program.

My blog will offer you inspiration, encouragement, motivation, & tips from my real-life bariatric weight loss journey. My goal is to keep you as informed as possible about things that have worked for me, not worked for me, worked for others, not worked for others, as well as tips that my wellness team at the hospital has provided to me.

Learning to kayak for the first time. Weight loss will give me an opportunity to enjoy kayaking again, without the fear of sinking.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I learned how to kayak. My biggest struggle while learning was the kayak kept taking on water because I was at its highest weight limit, causing me to have to learn how to center my weight better in the kayak.
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Want to Learn More?

I am on a mission to help people find the easiest and most sustainable way to eat healthily. I understand that maintaining a balanced diet is difficult when you’re busy, so I will provide easy-to-follow bariatric recipesmeal plans, and tips for living a healthier lifestyle.

Some of the topics I will be discussing:

  • What weight loss options are available for surgery?
  • What is the safest way to lose weight leading up to surgery?
  • What are some of the weight loss surgery qualifications?
  • What are the 3 different types of weight loss surgery?
  • Why would someone have revision surgery?

I will be providing printables, grocery lists, recipes (with macros), & workout routines that have helped me along the way. I want to help make this bariatric weight loss journey as seamless as possible for you!

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My phrase for my journey is:

Even when I fall and fail, I learn.

Therefore I grow and I will have success.

– Me (Anna)

I came up with this phrase because I used to get so hung up on failing, thinking that I would never succeed. Until one day I realized that each of my failures was a success. I learned what not to do, what to change, what to do differently, and what to try just one more time.

Join the Community

It has been proven that an accountability partner makes you more likely to succeed as well as stick with what you have set out to accomplish. Join The Facebook “A Bariatric Journey” Group and start your journey to happiness.

Share your story

Do you have a bariatric weight loss surgery success story that you would like to share? Please share it in the comments below to help inspire others on their journey. Or, if you would like to share your story on our website, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

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Anna C.

Anna C.

I am a wife and mother of two sons. We live in Rural Northeast Ohio with our 2 cats, 2 dogs & many fish. I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter, elephants, sunflowers, crystals, occult, crafting, coffee, wine, and online shopping. Have a TikTok, PokemonGo & Elder Scrolls addiction, I've always loved plants, recently I became a houseplant mom, and am currently growing over 15 varieties in our home! Now if I could get my outside gardens to flourish I will be happy. When I'm not tending to the home, pets, plants, or hanging out on the couch catching up on my shows, I'm doing some type of crafting or DIY project. (Or I'm pestering my husband in the barn.)

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