Tag Archive: Connie Stapleton

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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

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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

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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

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Create a 3-Step Plan To Be Your Best Self

February 19, 2016 · 0 comments

Just as with any important project that you have at work, or a home do-it-yourself renovation, you need a plan.  In order to be your best self, let's create a plan by setting SMART goals that you can achieve! It has been proven that when people write down specific goals

Relationships After WLS

Relationships after WLS – Helping Yourself Helps Others

November 25, 2015 · 0 comments

I’ve heard it said that the only thing in life that remains constant is change. It seems there are greater times of change at some points in life than at others. And the weeks, months and the first couple of years following weight loss surgery are filled with more changes

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Drinking Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery

September 30, 2015 · 0 comments

I’m writing this while on vacation in Europe. The initial purpose of the trip was to attend a professional meeting of the International Federation for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). I try to attend this meeting every year to gain information about how other parts of

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Is Food Addiction a Problem for You?

August 18, 2015 · 0 comments

Is Food Addiction a Problem for You? In the world of medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical and mental health professionals, there’s a debate (of course) about the concept of “food addiction.” Without question, scientific research shows addictive behavior regarding sugar consumption in animals. But what about humans? Brain

There’s No Such Thing As Food Addiction

July 22, 2015 · 0 comments

If you think calling obesity a disease is controversial, try talking about food addiction without getting into a scuffle! Is food addiction real? Half of the people will demand that you show scientific proof of your food addiction “theory” before they’ll even give the matter consideration while the other half

Keys To Sustained Weight Loss

Three Keys To Sustained Weight Loss

July 3, 2013 · 0 comments

Losing weight is one thing; keeping it off quite another. Most of the people I talk to during their pre-surgical psychological evaluations have lost weight at different times in their lives. If there were such a thing as a Lifetime Yo-Yo Diet Club, lots of people would be honorary members.