2yrs – The Truth about Weight Loss Surgery

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The good, the bad, and the ugly concerning WLS.


FitFatBrittRNY says:

Great video

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Carey Aydelotte says:

Thank you for your honesty. Congratulations on the success at all your hard work.

Patty Garibay says:

I have watched all of your videos. All the information and experiences you have shared have helped me a lot. I had my VSG surgery over a year ago and I am very happy.

I wish there was more help and support for obese people. You always hear about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, but no one pays attention to the biggest eating disorder BED (binge eating disorder)that is the true problem right there.

Mason Jar says:

Congratulations. . You look wonderful. I'm having my surgery soon. Thank you for posting. You're a brave lady!

Emily Vanderveen says:

I have watched dozens of these videos, and I mean dozens. Your straight forward honest manner and articulate delivery had me hooked. Your video is the first one I truly resonated with. Reality baby! I am 2 weeks post surgery and have been confused, fatigued and happy. You name it I have felt it. Your video helped put me back in the mind set I was in when I lost 40 pounds in preparation for this surgery. I am looking forward to learning more about nutrition. Now that surgery helped me set the reset button, I feel like I will be able to choose what goes in. White bread, ice cream and processed foods will not be reintroduced. I know they are my trigger foods and need to steer clear. I know I have been given a tool, and I am going to use it to the best of my advantage.

I had to laugh when you talked about how people think this is an easy way out. I have been told that out right. They would think again if they tried to eat 1/4 cup of purred cottage cheese. I have never been that full in my life. I was mind blowing to be that full. I don't think I have felt that in 20 some odd years. Needless to say the next serving was eaten much slower and and a smaller portion.

Thank you! I swear your video reached out and grabbed me and said watch me. I will invest time to go back and watch more and learn from you. Your video was what I needed when I needed. Continued success to you in this life time journey. Bernadette

Wendy Alison says:


Thank you for putting yourself out there for us to be able to appreciate your journey.

Jessica Dingui says:

This is one of the most honest and accurate videos I have come across in a long time. Thank you for your transparency and courage in sharing your story.

Adam Beatty says:

I have considered this surgery, and really appreciate your videos that share your journey/experiences with us. Furthermore, your comments about changed behaviors at 18:48 is by far the most powerful statement I have ever heard! I was curious as to why the song Amazing was in one of your earlier videos, and I believe your causation regarding the song and your experiences with others was a perfect example.

Keep up the great work!

Daniel Osgood says:


I don't know if you're still getting these comments, but Thank you. I'm 9 days from my VSG. Since my insurance is covering it I've had a 6 month supervised diet. More than the benefits of the diet the time has been valuable. I have had a chance to thoroughly research this including spending countless hours on YouTube watching videos from people such as yourself. At 55 yo my wife and I are now raising our granddaughters. I need to be around for a few years for them. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but I view this as a new opportunity. Your honesty regarding not only your struggles, but also the inconsiderateness of others helps me prepare for what is to come.

Heather shinn says:

Yours is the best video on gastric sleeve surgery that I've watched so far. I have started the process of trying to get approved for surgery, I don't think I"ll have a problem, just have to go through the motions. I have decided to do the surgery because, like you, I have PCOS. My husband and I want to have children badly and I want to give us the best shot possible. I really appreciate everything that you've shared and I was impressed with how intelligently and professionally you presented the information. It takes a great deal of strength to put yourself on display for public scrutiny with the hopes of inspiring even one person. You have inspire me and I am grateful that you had the courage. Thank you!

Ashley Conklin says:

your video is so inspiring!! thank you and keep up the great work !

VSG Steve says:

I just saw this video and I wanted to thank you for it. I am in the process of getting surgery. I see this was posted back in 2011 and I hope you're doing well still. I really appreciate your honesty and I agree with you about letting people in your life that aren't good for you. However, for me, I don't trust people so I don't have many friends and I live a closed book life on the personal level. 🙂 Take care and thanks again.

Theresa Ward says:

Thanks for the video. My surgery is coming up next month. October 26 2015. I'm so ready. You have told the straight truth here. Bless you for that. Sent this to my daughter who has your same issues. She's 21 an over 300lb. But is scared of surgery. I don't push her. I'll just be the example to her if she considers this road. Congrats to you and thank you for sharing.

Tom Crawford says:

I commented on your video a few months ago. I had the VSG surgery three months ago. I started out at 410 pounds and I'm 6'3". I'm now down to 310 pounds. I haven't been in the 200's since my twenties and I'm forty-eight now so I'm not sure what my goal weight will be. I'm thinking somewhere around 250 pounds. I walk several miles everyday, I hike in the mountains, I lift weights and I'm trying to eat lots of vegetables. I love doctor Weinner and his Pound Of Cure Book! His videos on YouTube have helped me a lot too! I feel a hundred times better already! No more diabetes, high blood pressure or any bad health stats anymore either! I'll eventually post some before and after pics too. Thanks again for your video! You helped me get the courage to take care of myself!

Laura Claunch says:

thank you

Niki Pettit says:

God bless you. Thank you so much for this video…

So Typical Kayla says:

hi I'm overweight I used to be 249 lbs and that was when I joined weight watchers of January 2013 and I lost 65 pounds since last year (I can't remember what month) but I gained (WOW 7 pounds, i just calculated it) and it's been really bothering me. because my dad caught me eating Nutella and started yelling at me and said i need to do some soul searching. i've tried!! i honestly have tried to do soul searching but I feel like I'm happy when I'm eating sugar/chocolate/candy/sweets etc. i exercise a lot and the problem is staying motivated. i even have a problem staying motivated with writing. I'm an amateur writer. So is it my depression that's causing me to not stay motivated? I dont feel depressed anymore because I take a shot for my depression and it has helped me out a lot! so i dont know how to understand what my problem is with overeating and staying motivated. i have tried to change my behavior with eating junk food but then i go right back into eating junk food. and i eat when i'm bored. my dad says there is healthy food in the house but not all the time.

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