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Friday, February 17, 2017

Before I start this blog I want to apologize to members that have had or all thinking about getting a bariatric surgery/bypass if I offend them in any way. By no means I want to offend any one. I just want to share my opinion and ask for some your opinions in this matter. Having said that let me go ahead with the blog.

I am of a Biggest Losers Challenge at my job. We are not very competitive. Some of us do it for fun and motivation. The other day I learned that one of the members of the group had a bariatric surgery. This member who I like a lot and respect as a human being and professional, was the winner of our previous Bigger Loser challenge. I am disappointed because I am sure that having the surgery is not fun and that this person has to watch what she eats and has as many cravings as the rest of us have, I think she has an advantage over the rest of us. Her stomach is reduced therefore she gets full faster. I will never say something to this person because I am afraid she would be offended so I am sharing my disappointment with my sparkpeople friends and fellow members. What do you think? Am I a sore loser?
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    You're not a sore loser!! Actually you are smart by not doing it. You will see in the long run she just has an added tool. It's not a miracle surgery. On my 600 # life that doctor even says it a tool. U can do it on your own.
    1365 days ago
    Could dig food out of her throat. It wouldn't go down. To this day almost 40 years later she still has problems eating. She has to eat real slow and can't eat spaghetti noodles. I feel sorry for her in a way but it was her choice.
    1365 days ago
    Way back in the day, 80's my sister had her stomach stapled. Sure she lost weight but not for long. She found she could eat ice cream, mashed potatoes with no problem. Well she gained her weight back. She had to go to the ER many times so they
    1365 days ago
    emoticon I think people who have the surgery are taking the easy way out and are lazy. There I said it, but that is my opinion. They think they will have the surgery and everything will be fine. Then they can carry on with their lifestyle. They are in for a big awakening when the start to gain the weight back or realize they can't go back to the same eating habits. I had people tell me that they actually thought that before having the surgery. Just like losing normally, the percentage of people who are successful in keeping the weight off is very low.
    1377 days ago
    1384 days ago
    No, I don't think you're a sore loser. I think you are certainly entitled to your opinion! I think the approach I'd take is just do your personal best. YOU are the one you have to satisfy.

    1385 days ago
    Life isn't fair many times. Just be glad you are doing something to help get some extra pounds off. Always look at the positive in everything. I am glad you got it off your chest. emoticon
    1385 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Surgery isn't the quick fix. They have to work at it as well.
    1385 days ago
    Personally, I don't think it's fair. She has an advantage in the competition and should be in a different category. Not sure how you could do that though.
    1385 days ago
    Depends on how far out from surgery she is. The first few months afterwards, the weight comes off easily but if she is close to a year or more after surgery she is pretty much losing weight the same way everyone else is. It's all about eating healthy
    1385 days ago
  • RR1986
    you are human. I work out often and am 49 yeas old. it is harder some days more than others. people ask if I can train them, I say I will give tips. I believe if you want it, you do it for yourself and compete only against yourself. good luck.😊
    1385 days ago
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