Jul 14, 2017
I have been MIA, in many social media forums regarding wls, including OH.com, because I've been off social media, for the most part, only going on Facebook, like once a month, Twitter, virtually NEVER and here, it's been several months.
Truthfully, while not being on any form of social media, for uncontrolled periods of time, is good for me, for multiple reasons, it's not good for me, from a weight perspective.
And I haven't really changed my eating and or exercise that much, to warrant the weight I gained. I've just weight cycled enough, and being the age that I am, with metabolic and thyroid issues that I can't take meds for, try to manage my weight without getting too obsessive about it, at the same time, for me personally, I can't ignore weight gain, either, for too long, because I am capable of gaining a lot of weight in a short period of time.
I'm still at maintaining (barely) at half my excess weight off, but as I get older, it's harder to handle all the weight I carry in my middle, not to mention, I'm in the rare category of being a human being who could gain 500 lbs, gain all the physical co-morbids of Obesity (that I've yet to never have, other than the psychological both before and after rny) an NO ethical bariatric surgeon would do any type of wls, on me.
In my case, it's better for me to just work on maintaining, with still eating with some balance, then to get too preoccupied with a mindset of micromanaging my diet. I get that works for me, it doesn't work for most bariatric surgical patients, because if we could inherently eat with a balanced mindset, most of us wouldn't need bariatric surgery, to begin with (well, it's a lot more complicated than that) so in my case, I can't worry about what I used to be, just have to worry about what I am now, both weight related and not, going forward.
But I feel bad, as I thought I made it clearer, in all avenues that I exist for multiple forms of wls support (i.e. weight regain, complications, reversal of gastric bypass, mental health post wls) of getting a hold of me such as my personal email address.
Anyhow, I feel bad for those people who didn't realize emailing me, was the best way to go as far as getting additional support. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope all of you are doing great. And in no way should anyone regardless of wls choice, should think I'm anything but positive about any of the weight loss surgeries (Again, a reminder that I am biologically related to one of the most long term successful wls peeps there is, but is not public about their wls) so I know it can work wonderfully, long term.
I just try to support wls peeps, regardless of length of their journies and surgeries, whether they had an optimal outcome, to those who've had a catastrophic one.