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The date is set!

After playing a bit of phone tag I finally got hold of the receptionist and settled on a date..

July 25!

That’s 28 days away and I CANT WAIT!!! 33 more words

Bariatric Surgery

"One day" is just around the corner..

There are so many things I imagined doing ‘one day’ when I lost the weight…. BUT suddenly they all feel within my reach – and this is EXCITING!!!! 257 more words

Bariatric Surgery

You, Me & The Sleeve

I can be a little obsessive at times (cue: audience laughter). When my brain gets stuck on something, it’s really, really difficult to move past it. 674 more words

Surgery Blog

Initial Consultation

Once the option for surgery was confirmed, I was EXCITED.  I wanted to go ahead as soon as possible!  I spent about a week researching surgeons in NZ before I finally decided on Dr Stephanie Ulmer at BetterLife Surgery in Auckland.   360 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Getting Started

I have always been big.  As a newborn the doctor had to weigh me 3 times because I certainly did not look a normal weight.  I was bullied in school for being ‘fat’ and went to see a nutritionist by the time I was 10 years old.   462 more words

Bariatric Surgery

This Job is Killing Me: Pete Klismet

The truth about gastric surgery to lose weight

By Pete Klismet


“Ok, I’m too fat. Oh, I know… I’ll just go get a gastric bypass!” … 1,642 more words

Writer's Notes

OK as is

It was a little over two years ago that I first entered the Emily Program’s Intensive Outpatient treatment group for Binge Eating Disorder.  When I began treatment, I was at the end of my rope.   315 more words

Binge Eating Disorder