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Before & After VSG with Alan, losing 165 pounds!

My Weight Struggles My story of weight loss is a long one. It started in 1987 when I had ACL surgery and developed a staph infection in my knee and as a result had six knee surgeries and was off work for six months and gained over 100 pounds. I tried multiple diets and even […]

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Before & After RNY with Dennis, losing 147 pounds!

I have struggled with excess weight since the first grade. I come from an Italian heritage, so portion size was always supersize. I was very active in school, participating in wrestling and lacrosse, which kept me from looking my actual weight but after graduation, I started to pack the weight on. I had success with […]

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Before & After Gastric Bypass RNY with Kevin, losing 220lbs!

Celebrating Kevin’s Before & After Gastric Bypass RNY Journey! I’ve been struggling with my weight since elementary school. I was the fat kid; the fat teenager and then became the fat adult. I tried Weight Watchers, Adkins, Slim Fast and several other diets. The weight would come off only to come back again. For years, […]

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Before & After Gastric Bypass RNY with Hsmcc1

Celebrating Hsmcc1’s Journey Before & After Gastric Bypass RNY! Ten years has passed since my Gastric Bypass RNY surgery, and it seems so unreal! How did I reach this point in my journey? Why was I successful? The questions swirl in my head, but the answers are not what you think. After many years of […]


Success in 2017: Goals, Habits, Back On Track & More!

Happy New Year, we wish you much health, happiness and success in 2017! If you have new goals or a bucket list that you’d like to accomplish in 2017, a very helpful tool is the ObesityHelp Goal System! Sharing your goals or even posting them as a personal reminder for yourself is a powerful way […]

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Get the WLS Support You Need to Succeed

Making the decision to have weight loss surgery usually does not come easy. For most weight loss surgery patients, efforts of dieting, losing and gaining weight and questioning the procedure itself may have taken years before they ever reach the O.R. Unlike other types of surgery, bariatric surgery is still considered “elective.” By the very […]

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Before & After Gastric Bypass with Skotti, losing 202 pounds

Celebrating Skotti’s Before & After Gastric Bypass Journey! I was always a “big boned” boy growing up. Yes, not fat, big boned. At least people meant well when they said that to me. One thing that I realized from an early age in elementary school is that I was bigger than other kids but didn’t […]

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Your Survival Guide for Happy Healthy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all of the ObesityHelp Community members, visitors and social media followers! You’ve worked hard all year for your weight loss, maintenance, and weight loss surgery success. Don’t let the short period of time during the Holidays jeopardize your efforts. You’ve told us the important things that you need for support during the […]

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Mourning Food: Sabrina Shares Her Personal Struggle

I’m a planner, ready for anything. In August 2015, I was ready for my new lease on life. I thought I knew everything possible about RNY Gastric Bypass and my necessary post-op eating plan. I had a plan…or so I thought. Immediately after my RNY, I didn’t want to eat anything. “Sip, sip, sip” was […]

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Before & After VSG Gastric Sleeve with Dennis, losing 194 pounds!

Celebrating Dennis’ Journey Before & After VSG Gastric Sleeve! I’ve struggled with obesity most of my life.  I started to gain weight when I was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome.  I was diagnosed at the age of 8 years old.  I was part of a study and tried several different medications to try to control the tics, […]