You could have picked me up off the floor!
Posted on 04/05/2011 by Yvonne McCarthy / 18 Comments / Leave a Comment »
Remember the old commercials?
This is your brain….
This is your brain on drugs….
Well welcome to this is your brain on food!
Yesterday I was happy to report that I witnessed history on television. Dr. Oz did a show on weight loss surgery and it was the first time that I’ve seen anyone explain ANYTHING about the surgery. They even showed what someone would eat before surgery and after surgery. I think I want to kiss Dr. Oz…
I’m still in a daze from yesterday and I awake to news about food, the brain, and addiction. The article is called ….
OK I’m officially on the floor now. I was sure I was dreaming but I wasn’t. After pulling myself “up off the floor” I realized that it was something tangible that I could share….I could say SEE??? Of course no one had to do a study to tell the food addicts…we knew already. Will I live to see the world really begin to understand the disease? I hope so.
Now there will be new objections to the surgery of course. Many will say that surgery doesn’t cure addiction, surgery just puts a band-aid on it. Well I say no to that. An alcoholic/drug addict must seek sobriety and for me getting to a normal weight and staying there reflects my sobriety. Why? Because I haven’t been living in my disease and putting the weight back on. I figured this out a few years ago and in the beginning they called me crazy. OK, maybe I’m a little crazy but I wasn’t wrong. It was because I worked through the addiction that I was able to keep the weight off.
We have a long way to go. We must get the right help to attempt to recover and the only way that will happen will be through more education.
This has been a good, good day.
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Who is Bariatric Girl?
Musician, Artist, Photographer,computer geek and weight loss surgery aficionado. On March 30th, 2001, I had weight loss surgery weighing in at 260 pounds. Since that day I have lost and maintained a 130 pound loss. Yoga and walking my dog were the only exercise I was getting until I started with an instructor and creator of "Body Juggling". Click on the picture on the bottom of this page and it will take you to the site. Read More »