Warm WishesWe have two community members undergoing surgery this week to begin their new lives. Please send warm wishes to Maria & Kaye who have just recently joined the LivingAfterWLS community. We wish them the best!
Two Must-Read Articles This Week:I have two veryimportant stories that will be published early this week:
The first is about an extraordinary woman who is giving it "one last try" to lose weight the conventional way. She has generously agreed to share her journey with us. I think you'll find her brave and inspiring and like me, you will want to cheer her on. Check back this afternoon to read about Kelly.
The second must-read article is about hypovolemia - a life threatening condition associated with dumping syndrome. Our dear community member, Diane Shields, nearly lost her life to this condition. Check back Tuesday to read her story and learn how to avoid this deadly condition.
LivingAfterWLS Success Stories Wanted!Even after so many years of living after WLS there is nothing more inspiring to me than a great success story. On days when I feel like I'm trudging along this path for fitness, health and wellness just reading the stories of others buoys my spirits and renews my confidence in this lifestyle that isn't all that easy. I believe sharing our success stories is a stewardship we owe others in the community of gastric bypass patients. Remember back to the pre-op days, looking hopefully at the success stories of others and believing "If they can do it so can I."
Over at the new and improved LivingAfterWLS website we have a full page dedicated to success stories. Please consider sharing your story with this community. I believe sharing our success stories is a stewardship we owe others in the community of gastric bypass patients. Remember back to the pre-op days, looking hopefully at the success stories of others and believing "If they can do it so can I." Well, here is the place and opportunity to give back, to share your story, to inspire another. Email me with your story! Brag about your success, be honest about the hard times and best of all, inspire us all to continue striving for our best self after WLS.
Subscriber IncentiveIn the next day or two I expect to announce our 500th subscriber to the LivingAfterWLS community! That subscriber will receive a free copy of Jessica Fischer's DVD "What's So Funny?". Jessica is a professional comic who shares her story of obesity and weight loss by astric bypass. If you haven't yet subscribed don't wait another minute! In addition to the chance to win you receive two free exclusive newsletters each month and become a member of this compassionate support community. Subscribe!
Best wishes for a fantastic week!