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Weight Loss Surgery Patients:
Are you terrified you'll regain the
First of all, congratulations. You had the courage to undergo
gastric bypass, duodenal switch, lapband, or some other type of weight loss
surgery. No one makes that decision lightly.
months or years after bariatric surgery, are you dogged by fear?
Fear that you won't maintain your weight loss? Fear that it was all for nothing?
Fear that you'll fail, yet again?
Do you think about food all the time?
Are you ashamed of your secret eating?
Do you worry that you'll never get your cravings under control?
Are you afraid to weigh yourself,
because you don't want to know how much you've
Believe me -- I understand. Because I've been
name is Katie Jay. I'm the director of the National Association for Weight
Loss Surgery (NAWLS). But more importantly, I am now a healthy and
slimmer woman -- a woman who weighed 331 pounds before my own weight loss
surgery in 2004.
most WLS patients, I had a fabulous "honeymoon" period after
I was gung-ho about my eating plan. The weight was just dropping off (I lost
nearly 200 pounds!) And I was getting lots of positive strokes from family and
And then -- real life crept up on me again. And so did the
When my post-surgery honeymoon was over, it dawned on me
the only thing I had lost was body fat. But I never got rid of
the real issues that made me fat in the first
Are you afraid of regaining the weight after WLS? You probably should be,
- You didn't lose your obsession with
- You didn't lose your feelings of self-loathing.
- You didn't lose the emotional
triggers that lead to binges.
- You didn't lose your low
self-esteem or poor body image.
- You didn't lose the un-supportive
behaviors and comments of family and friends.
- You didn't lose your dysfunctional relationship with
- You didn't lose the uncontrollable cravings for refined
- You didn't lose your sedentary
- You're not getting weight loss
I discovered, when my WLS honeymoon ended, that I couldn't lose the
weight -- and keep it off forever -- until I lost the "obesity
mindset" that helped drive me to eat and eat and eat in the first
I had weight loss surgery because I was desperate. In my mid-40s -- the
prime of my life -- I had already developed diabetes and other serious health
problems. At 331 pounds, I didn't believe I had any other options. And, like many WLS patients, I believed that WLS
would be the "Magic Bullet" that would save me from myself. (In fact, one
surgeon I considered actually called WLS a "cure" for
When the honeymoon was over, I was
that WLS isn't a magic bullet. It's not a quick fix or a
cure for obesity.
WLS is just a tool -- and it only works if you use it
honeymoon was over -- but I wanted to stay married to my weight loss! So instead
of becoming increasingly obsessed with food, I threw myself into finding a cure for my
own obesity mindset, food obsession, and cravings. And the result is the
National Association for Weight Loss
"Katie," I said to myself, "You have a Master's degree in
clinical social work and a life-coaching certification.
So why not use some of those skills on yourself?"
And that's exactly what I did.
I read the latest research. I interviewed the best minds in the fields of
obesity and food addiction. And I worked
closely with weight loss surgery patients who were struggling with the same
problems I had.
So ... What did I learn? How
can you free yourself from the fear and shame of
The answer may surprise you: there is no one
I learned that the obesity mindset is as unique as you are. And the
tactics that worked for me may not be right for you&and vice-versa.
why I founded the National Association for Weight Loss
safe place where people like you and me can figure out the answers for
ourselves. NAWLS is
a clearinghouse for information about successful WLS where you can
don't know exactly what tools will work for you. But I do know that you deserve a happy, healthy and fulfilling
So why not give NAWLS a
know, it's tough ... especially if you've tried -- and failed -- with a lot of
other "magic bullets" like exercise, protein, water, affirmations, different
exercise, different protein, more water, different affirmations, Overeaters
Anonymous, therapy, WLS support groups and on and on. (Been there, done
I said, I don't know exactly what will work for you ... but together, we can
When you become a member of the
you'll get the tools and techniques that can help you ...
Two Affordable Membership Options
membership in NAWLS,
Access to the members-only
discussion forum, personally moderated by Katie Jay, MSW
An ever-growing library of
resources and articles by experts
A monthly e-mail member newsletter
with essential weight loss surgery information
Monthly telephone seminars on
vital weight loss surgery topics (valued at $19 each)
An easy-to-use vitamin and
10% member discount on all classes
Downloadable library of audio
programs -- A treasure trove of information! (valued at $120)
private, 60 minute, telecoaching session with Katie Jay (valued at $125!)
"Goal Tracker" calls with fellow NAWLS members, facillitated by Katie Jay
autographed copy of Katie Jay's book, Dying to Change: My Really Heavy
Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope For Living (a $24.95 value)
Invitations to exclusive, Premium-Member
As a member of
NAWLS, you'll learn surprising strategies and tactics to get you moving toward
your goals. You'll be exposed to some pretty exciting new ideas. Most
importantly, you'll become part of a warm and supportive community of
like-minded people who know exactly what you're going through. We'll even
provide accountability if you want it.
the support and encouragement you'll receive as a NAWLS member,
you can find lasting freedom from food addiction and obesity. I have found a
system to save myself -- one day at a time -- from a life of fear, and I can
show you how to find your way, too.
started today ... you'll be so glad you did. Just visit our Subscription
join me on this amazing journey to fulfillment and
Director, National Association for Weight Loss
If you're ready to end your love/hate relationship with food, I hope you'll
give NAWLS membership a
If you're ready to give yourself a second chance, there's no better time to
start than today. If you're ready to start living and enjoying life, you've come
to the right place.
P.P.S. Join NAWLS today. And for literally pennies a day, you can get the know-how,
support and sincere encouragement you need.
I'm so proud of you for having the courage to commit to weight loss surgery. I
hope you'll have the courage to commit to yourself& ... your health&your
future&and your long-term success as a member of NAWLS.