Jeff’s Story: Bariatric Surgery and Am I Hungry?

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

At 643 pounds, Jeff Butts felt he was running out of options. Jeff’s problems began twenty years earlier when he moved to a new job in a new state, away from his friends and family. He developed the habit of eating when he was bored, lonely, mad, or celebrating. The heavier he got, the hard...

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Deanna’s Story: A Journey of Self-Discovery

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Deanna had been overweight since childhood. Back then, if you didn’t look like Twiggy, you were too heavy. Dieting Since High School She remembers dieting in high school-drinking liquid diet drinks and eating carrot sticks. She married early and had three babies in a row. “I gained a ...

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Jeannette’s Story: Emotional Eating: The Missing Puzzle Piece

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

At 5’11” and slender, Jeannette was known as Twiggy throughout high school. “I know now that I truly ate instinctively and had very high energy. I danced, played volleyball, and swam,” Jeannette explained. From Instinctive Eating to Overeating and Ashamed “I remember...

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Ginger’s Story: It’s Not About the Weight

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Ginger had never really dieted before but had always been very health conscious and interested in nutrition. Following the birth of her third baby, Ginger found herself getting on her bathroom scale four times a day. She also found herself “closet eating” and feeling guilty. She intui...

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Marcia’s Story: Trusting Your Wisdom

January 22, 2014 / No Comments

Like many women of 62, Marcia had been on various diets. “I had been down that path over and over: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig…the usual. I even got thin a few times, but I always gained the weight back, plus more.” Marcia was diagnosed with hypertension when she was 58 years o...

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