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Surgery For Morbid Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Surgery For Morbid Obesity.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Fear of gaining as recovering from surgery
Updated 9/26/2016 4:04:17 PM

I have 2 surgeries in 2 years and now facing another one.. When I had the first one (Which wasnt the first on feet,,, this upcoming one is 23 or 24 on them) in June of 15 I was NOT allowed to move than to the couch, bed, toilet and that was IT ! I l...  Read more

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would li
Updated 9/22/2016 7:23:16 PM

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would like to find something else that is having it or has had gastric sleeve to keep in touch with. I am scheduled for surgery on the 25th of October. Need to lose another 128 lbs and get my health back....  Read more

Due to fibroid tumors I was 235. After surgery I am now 227. I came across this app to help me get t
Updated 9/21/2016 11:50:32 AM

Due to fibroid tumors I was 235. After surgery I am now 227. I came across this app to help me get to my ideal weight. My weight lost and this app is very encouraging....  Read more

How do people feel about weight loss surgery? I am
Updated 9/19/2016 1:56:43 PM

How do people feel about weight loss surgery? I am very obese and just want to get healthy. Have to lose 50 lbs to get there....  Read more

Just watched Obesity: The Post Mortem on BBC iplay
Updated 9/19/2016 9:46:08 AM

Just watched Obesity: The Post Mortem on BBC iplayer. Wow this has made me even more determined to lose weight. Seeing the actual body fat and what it does to every organ in the body. Very sobering....  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Notes From Behind Enemy Lines

“So I find words I never thought to speakIn streets I never thought I should revisitWhen I left my body on a distant shore.”--T.S. Eliot, Little GiddingMany of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging recently. As this situation is like...  Read more

Welcome 'Dr. Birdie' to the dailySpark

Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM...  Read more