WLS Mental Health

15 07, 2018

Dissociative Identity Disorder – My Super Power

By |2018-07-15T09:41:58-04:00July 15th, 2018|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’ve been trying to decide how to broach this topic for a quite a while now. It’s a sensitive subject. It’s something I want to make sure I explain well so that it is not misunderstood or misinterpreted. It’s something I’ve avoided discussing publicly for fear of judgement or ridicule. But, it’s also something that I feel we need to talk about before we move forward in the Sex Love and Obesity series. Without understanding [...]

14 07, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 9

By |2018-08-24T10:26:48-04:00July 14th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In part 8 of Sex Love and Obesity I was getting on a plane and going back to wrap up my life in Portland - put all my things in my car and move myself all the way across the country to be with the man I had loved for the last 10 years. I did that. I arrived in North Carolina in February of 2014 after 3 miserable months in Portland of trying to [...]

25 06, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 8

By |2018-08-24T10:27:37-04:00June 25th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In Sex Love and Obesity part 7 we left of with Superman being an unattainable man in my life, me being unwilling to tell him the truth because now that I had lost all my weight for the second time in my life I was plagued with the excess skin issues that still made me uncomfortable with my own body. It is amazing, the shift that happens after you lose so much weight. I always [...]

17 06, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 7

By |2018-08-24T10:28:38-04:00June 17th, 2018|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In the last episode of Sex Love and Obesity (Part 6 - Finding the "u" in weight loss) - I introduced you to the man I loved before my husband. I think we need to give him a name. In the spirit of protecting the innocent (and the guilty) I’m going to call him Clark. Why Clark? Because to this day, he is still my Superman. Let’s pick up where the story left off. He [...]

12 06, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 6

By |2018-08-24T10:29:28-04:00June 12th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Before we move on in this Sex Love and Obesity Series I need to roll back time a little bit and tell you about the guy before my husband. Sometimes I think that how a relationship starts determines very much how it will finish. This relationship started before my husband and I had become anything more than friends. It started with him having a free trial to the phone sex service I was working for [...]

29 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 5

By |2018-08-24T10:30:28-04:00May 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In Sex Love and Obesity Part 4 we discussed the emotional end of my marriage. How I was about to move on and how I confident that having lost all that weight I would have no problem finding happiness with someone else. Losing weight isn’t a magic “life is great!” pill. Shocking isn’t it? I’d spent the better part of my adult life suffering from obesity and I was 100{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} sure it was going to [...]

13 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 4

By |2018-05-29T16:27:36-04:00May 13th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 3 we left off at the point where I had decided to stay in my marriage and focus on myself for once. I wasn't sure when I was going to leave, or even, IF I was going to leave. Because somewhere in my mind I still believed that losing the weight might fix things. At this point I thought maybe if I focused on myself, I could inadvertently fix us [...]

7 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 3

By |2018-05-07T09:08:00-04:00May 7th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 2 we left off at the point where I had found out my insurance would not pay for bariatric surgery and I had depression eaten my way to 420 lb. “Do you believe in the nobility of suicide?” As harsh as it may sound it’s a question I ask people who don’t seem to understand how dramatically obesity can impact your health both physically and mentally. At [...]

29 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 2

By |2018-05-07T09:00:49-04:00April 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness|0 Comments

Last week in the first part of this series, Sex Love and Obesity Part 1, we talked about how obesity affected my self-confidence and self-worth and affected the decisions I made in love sex and relationships prior to my marriage. I told you that finally at 24 I had met the “Master” I had been searching for, lost the weight he asked me to lose to be with him and got married. Today, we’re going [...]

23 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 1

By |2018-11-10T10:02:49-05:00April 23rd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Sex, Love & Obesity|0 Comments

I believe that there is a part of the weight loss journey that we don’t talk about nearly enough. The way obesity affects the decisions we make regarding sex, love and relationships. I wasn't always an Obesity Rebel. There have been times in my life that Obesity kicked my ass and suffering from this disease lead me to make some bad decisions in when it came to these things. There were times when I was [...]