Books - Has anyone read "Through Thick &Thin: The Emotional Journey of Weight...

on 9/20/16 10:34 am
RNY on 11/08/16 with

Hi Everyone! 

I'm a big reader / researcher type and I'm wondering if anyone has any good book selections they would recommend? I'm almost ready to submit to insurance so I'm using this time to learn and try to prepare myself mentally for after surgery. I'm currently reading a book by Dr Warren Huberman called Through Thick & Thin: The Emotional Journey of Weight Loss Surgery. I'm finding that I am highlighting a lot of lines that feel like they fit me or are good advice. Has anyone else read this? If so, what are your thoughts? 



Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 9/20/16 10:36 am
RNY on 08/05/19

"Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies" is the best book I've come across, it's got a great overview and covers pretty much everything.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

on 9/20/16 10:52 am
RNY on 11/08/16 with

Great! I'll check it out. Thanks

on 9/20/16 11:10 am
RNY on 03/23/15

Yes - this is exactly what I would recommend!


HW: 377 SW: 362 CW:131

TOTAL LOSS: 249 pounds

White Dove
on 9/20/16 10:54 am

I second Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies.

Also think essential reading is The Emotional First Aid Kit by Cynthia Alexander.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/20/16 10:56 am
RNY on 11/08/16 with

Okay good. I have that one on my kindle wish list so I'll be sure to read it also. Thanks!

on 9/20/16 11:23 am, edited 9/20/16 4:24 am
RNY on 11/27/14

I found this book too,  The Emotional First Aid Kit by Cynthia Alexander-as mentioned above, it is fantastic!



(deactivated member)
on 9/20/16 6:00 pm

Great help in that book.

on 9/21/16 9:35 am
VSG on 12/04/14

I had the Sleeve and found Dr. Duc Vuong "Ultimate Gastric Sleeve Success" was and continues to be my go to book even at 2 years out.



on 9/22/16 8:48 am - COLUMBIA CITY, IN

If you click on my name or icon you can find the book list of what I read before/after my RNY.  There are many books - I also keep reading to stay current and focused.



Highest Weight 255  * Wt loss includes 19 lb lost before surgery