Tag Archive: Connie Stapleton

Take Control of Stress Eating

Take Control of Stress Eating to Lose Weight

May 22, 2023 · 0 comments

Are you ready to learn… nothing? What? What kind of opening statement is that for an article? If you are a stress eater, you want tools or skills or ideas for how to avoid eating when you’re stressed! Rest assured, you will be provided all those things – tools, skills,

Shame After Compulsive Eating

The Guilt and Shame After Compulsive Eating

March 6, 2023 · 0 comments

Ugh! The guilt and shame that after compulsive eating episodes can be downright debilitating. You promised yourself you wouldn’t engage in that seemingly out-of-control behavior ever again. But you did. And then the equally upsetting berating of yourself occurs. You say (or think) horribly abusive things to yourself, calling yourself

Creating Boundaries With Food

The Importance of Creating Boundaries With Food

February 1, 2023 · 0 comments

The Importance of Creating Boundaries With Food: Boundaries. Guardrails. Barriers. Safety nets. These are all means of providing safety or preventing accidents and potential disasters. Think for a moment of toddlers. Toddlers are especially in need of boundaries, guardrails, barriers and all sorts of safety nets! Left to their own

Why I Can’t Stop Eating

October 3, 2022 · 0 comments

Why I Can't Stop Eating: Have you ever said any of the following statements in the process of trying to lose weight: I want to cut back (or quit) consuming so much sugar (or simple carbs, junk food, or fast food), but I haven’t been able to do so. Even

Weight Maintenance

Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Identity

September 12, 2022 · 0 comments

“What if I’m different after I lose weight?” “I don’t know how to live life at a healthy weight!” “I worry about how people will treat me after I lose weight!” These are common concerns for people as they contemplate weight loss, whether the weight loss comes from lifestyle changes,

Stress Can Affect Your Weight

How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts

August 8, 2022 · 0 comments

How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts? “Life happened,” is the response I hear most often when I ask, “What do you think led to your weight regain?” Upon further investigation, I learn that “life happened” is code for, “I was dealing with a lot of stress.” Stress… that

Before & After VSG with karen 3

Before & After VSG with Karen, losing 104 pounds!

June 26, 2018 · 0 comments

Why I decided to have WLS I have struggled with my weight for a good part of my life. I weighed 174 pounds at just 21 years old. I got married, had three kids and the rest of the story is a lot of weight gain over the next several years. I gained about

Perfect Life 2

There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Life!

June 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Ah. Social Media. Like most things, there are positives and negatives associated with this 21st-century reality of daily life. One of the things I often hear from people is how they sometimes feel uneasy about themselves and their lives as they observe what appears to be the “perfect life” portrayed

Managing the Heart & Head After Weight Loss Surgery

Managing the Heart & Head After Weight Loss Surgery

August 21, 2017 · 0 comments

I recently shared the following post on Facebook: “Weight loss surgery... it's an inside job in two ways! The surgery is done to your innards but the real changes have to come from inside your head and heart!” I thought it was quite funny, and, it’s very true. It is

manage weight regain

Weight Regain and the Return of Old Habits

October 13, 2016 · 0 comments

How to Manage Weight Regain Let’s just start with the bottom line. A return of the “old habits” results in the finding of lost weight. You must manage weight regain. We all know what “old habits” means when it comes to the world of the weight loss roller coaster. Your