Where she thinks about her 7 sets of measuring cups…

September 16, 2008 at 3:10 am Leave a comment

So, the New York Times put out this article pretty much saying, FYI!, Weight Loss Surgery, hey, it requires discipline!. Well, gee!

Apparently, all’s you gotta do is “follow the rules” with an iron fist/pouch and then, you, too, can have complete and total success, happily ever after!

Patients who comply with post-surgical recommendations are the ones who maintain a 120-pound weight loss at the five-year mark.”

Really? Great!

Their success story, their “star” of WLS, as they call her, she lost over 120 pounds and has maintained her weight of 130 pounds for several years now. How does she do it? Discipline and determination.

“None of this is rocket science,” she said. “I keep a food diary every day and hand it in to a nutritionist I see once a month. I don’t go crazy weighing and measuring everything, but I eat child-size portions — a 6-year-old child, not a 10-year-old. I eat slowly and chew my food thoroughly.

So, do what you’re told and you’ll be OK. But what about those of us who fall into the habits of obsessively “weighing and measuring” things, because if we didn’t, well, the world will just crumble?

Hmm. They failed to mention the ones that follow the rules too much.


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Griffin H. Bat was very, very fat. She had WLS in 2007 and has gone from 314 pounds to 120ish, and often wonders where her mind went along with all that gooey adipose matter. Even with new guts, she still thinks about cupcakes and their confectionary goodness. She feels like a bear that has lost its stuffing, but she won't hesitate to tell you how lovely you are.

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