"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
--Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964.
Our community member, Lori, is having her WLS today - please send her kind thoughts and warm wishes as she begins her new life.
A big congratulations goes to our blogging friend Jenn over at Plow Hazard - She reached the 100 pounds lost milestone on Saturday! Way to go Jenn. She is a shining example of making the WLS work for her - in spite of life's ups and downs. Keep up the good work!
For some interesting and hilarious entertainment be sure to check in with TriMom217 over at Who Moved My Cheese? She is documenting her story of WLS, her adventures as a mom and her husband's recent (last week) WLS. TriMom217 says, "I am a 40-something, married with (almost grown) children and ready to reclaim my life."
And for the perspective of someone a bit further out in their WLS adventure please read MayaBlue's Starting Over After WLS. She's a married mother of three, down about 120 pounds and gifted with words and observations. Recently she wrote poignantly of the excess skin after weight loss, "So now every time I bust out those exercise tapes I have to think about how nice I would look if I didn't look like I melted. So in case you were never warned about this be prepared."
You Have Arrived: New Intimacy After WLS
LivingAfterWLS Subscribers: Watch your inbox Thursday, January 19. The latest special issue of our newsletter You Have Arrived is on the way! This newsletter is devoted to the sensitive issue of new intimacy after weight loss surgery, new intimacy after massive weight loss, new intimacy after living so long as obese people. We have examples - good and bad - of how newly thin people respond to attention they never received as obese people. Also some great strategies for "coming out" in the social scene.
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If you are new to our community and missed the 2005 You Have Arrived newsletters you can purchase the complete year on CD. The CD includes all 16 newsletters, 3 recipe supplements (over 40 recipes) and a topical index to quickly find articles of interest. The cost is $12 and that includes shipping - you can order through the secure PayPal link.