Who’s Responsible for Your Success?

Who’s responsible for the success of your weight loss surgery? In my last blog I said that there are two key people/groups involved in your success. First of all you, and secondly your surgeon and his/her bariatric team. In my last blog, I talked about your responsibilities, and one of those responsibilities is to do […]


In any weight loss program your body is going to hit plateaus – there’s no way around it. It needs time to adjust and readjust every now and then. Usually, even though you’re not losing weight, you are often still losing inches – things are reconfiguring. Are you taking measurements other than weight as you go? If not, I’d highly suggest it. If you’re not, then try on some different clothes to see if you can see or feel a difference even though the loss doesn’t show up on the scale. That can help keep you motivated.

I need a drink

Why hydration is important. From digestion to circulation to kidney function, most of our bodily systems depend on water. So, what are good ways to get it and why do so many thirst quenching liquids compare unfavorably with water?
Check out this article to get some ideas.

Getting Back on Track Part 1

One Slip Doesn’t Mean You’re Sunk The fall from graceOur body’s reaction to carbsOur irrational mindAvoiding the all out bingeResetting the tastebuds and cravings All of us go through periods where we “fall off the wagon”. For whatever reason, a bad day, extra stress, holiday food temptations, tired of the same old food, premenstrual cravings, […]

What is Life Coaching

How it worksThe coach helps by… How many of you have had any experience with life coaching – or even know what it is? I ask this question every time I speak to a bariatric support group. Over the last 6 years the response has changed immensely. In the beginning I would have 50% of […]

WLS Rules of the Pouch

The Most Important Weight Maintenance Tools I’m always astounded when a WLS patient tells me they’ve never heard of the Rules of the Pouch. These rules are a basic and extremely important set of tools that weight loss surgery gives you. This surgery is like a supercharged vehicle that will help you win the race […]

I Hate the Word Exercise

My sister and I were talking about exercise the other day, while taking a 4 mile hike through the northwoods of Wisconsin where she lives.  Now my sister is a super athlete and has been her whole adult life. In her younger days she ran, skied, and played basketball and volleyball. Now she mountain bikes, […]

The Definition of Insanity and Dieting

Most of you know the definition of insanity, but in case you don’t, here it is. Albert Einstein’s version anyway. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We know that ultimately most diets don’t work. All of us have proven that over and over again. I can see […]