Losing Weight Naturally Versus Surgery

I got a request to talk about my choice on losing weight. Here’s the message…

Hi Corinne…

I’ve been following you for years. I’ve always struggled with my weight waiting to hit my rock bottom, I guess, until I start working my ass off to lose weight. I’m pathetic, but the real question I wanted to ask is why you didn’t choose gastric bypass versus the long, ‘hard’ way to lose weight? I applaud your 100 lb loss! Believe me…amazing awesome! But on the other hand, I have a friend who lost 100 lbs with surgery.

First, thanks for submitting a question and a good one at that. I shot a video response for this one.

 

Second, I always try to shoot videos when I’m inspired versus having my face “did.”

Third, never wait for your rock bottom. You can change without it. I think the person who sent this message needs to post more in the private group. You have the same fears and questions as the regular posters. There is NO reason at all you can’t jump into our conversations. People always think they don’t have relevant things to say. You do! You just asked something and touched on several things many of the girls feel. Don’t waste another minute of your life not putting a voice to what might change your life.

Lastly, that is a Coke Zero behind me. I do drink them on occasion and today I just wanted something bubbly and with a kick! #honest #nofilter

  • Peggy says:

    I had 6 months to lose 125 lbs before I would be in a wheel chair ..before doc would give me a new hip ..I had gastric sleeve .10 months later I got my hip ..I lost 160 lbs since my surgery BUT …BUT ..I never lost 160 lbs of condemnations..no good..fear of regain ..unworthy of praise because I took the easy way out ..crap that got me to 339 lbs ..crap the surgeon could not cut out ..by the grace of God I found Corrine ..15 days of listening to her and I have lost my 160 lbs of beat myself talk.
    Thankful beyond words ..one day at a time

  • Janice Hansen says:

    I had bariatric surgery over 20 years ago. Here’s some info I learned: 1. It’s magic for a while, but after a year or so, your body adjusts, so you will still need to exercise and eat properly or you WILL gain back your weight. 2. You won’t ever be able to eat the same again. You will have foods you can’t eat or can’t eat without side affects. I became lactose intolerant and almost pass out from insulin high when I eat a high-carb meal or sweets. I literally have to take a nap after a meal that is more than a snack unless it’s just veggies and protein. 3. Would I do it again? Hmmmm I didn’t know about healthy eating and exercise when I had the surgery, so it was a wonderful change to go from the fat girl I had been my whole life to a skinny girl. People treated me differently! BUT, now that I know what I know, I would try to do it naturally. I do have an elevated liver count right now. It’s not too high, but I worry that my surgery has placed strain on my liver to do the job my intestines were supposed to do.

  • Bethany says:

    Love!! Thank you for posting this. It definitely shows me that its a lot of small steps…it doesn’t have to be an immediate jump to a different lifestyle! I have a tendency to give up when I make a mistake. I’m not very forgiving to myself. This really showed me you can be successful without making huge, drastic, overnight changes! And that I don’t have to have a “Perfect” goal ready…just know I want to live a healthier lifestyle and take steps to make this change!

  • Stacy Settle says:

    This was such a powerful video!! I almost didn’t watch it bc I’m not interested in surgery but boy am I glad I took the time!!! Corrine your passion comes through on EVERYTHING you talk about. I love that you are “real” and share your story. Thanks so much for being YOU!!!!

  • Maggie says:

    Regan – I’ve had such good luck with Fitbit’s customer service. I would suggest emailing them to see if they can replace it for you. I had a problem with mine and didn’t have my receipt and they were able to check my account to make sure that the unit wasn’t working (they could tell because it wasn’t tracking steps) and sent me a replacement free of charge. Definitely check with them!

  • Maggie says:

    Loved this, Corinne!

  • Denise says:

    Loved your thoughts in this video!

  • Regan says:

    I noticed in your video that you wear a fitbit, do you like using it? I have one but for some reason mine does not charge and so I can’t use it. Do you think it would be worth it to buy another one or should I get something different? The fitbit was a gift and they don’t remember where they got it so I don’t know where to take it to see if I can get it fixed.

    • Maggie says:

      Oops — I posted this below separately. Double posting in hopes that you see it. 😉

      Regan – I’ve had such good luck with Fitbit’s customer service. I would suggest emailing them to see if they can replace it for you. I had a problem with mine and didn’t have my receipt and they were able to check my account to make sure that the unit wasn’t working (they could tell because it wasn’t tracking steps) and sent me a replacement free of charge. Definitely check with them!

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    Hi, I'm Corinne

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