Mental Health

***Trigger Warning*** Ignoring depression and suicidal thoughts in the morbidly obese

I am torn between being furious and crying right now. In a weight loss community I am in for the super morbidly obese (BMI of over 50), an anonymous new poster showed up stating they are suicidal. The person said due to their weight limiting their mobility and their extreme depression they are spending the …

Body Dysmorphia Mental Health Parenting Physical Health Weight Loss

Feeling Like You Don’t Belong

When you are morbidly obese, you are often in a place where you just don’t fit into society in general. You are often the largest person in the room. You worry about chairs not fitting your girth when you are out in public. Your clothing options are limited to the few stores that carry your …

Bariatric Surgery Body Dysmorphia Physical Health

6 Month Follow Up at 7 months

I had my 6 month follow up yesterday. It should have been in December but it was late due to the holidays and everything else last month. I saw the surgeon’s PA-C. She was pleased with my overall progress in terms of weight loss. The scale there had me at 202. At home it’s 199 …

Fat Shaming Parenting

I don’t want to use the word health to talk about my child’s weight.

The title is the statement of a mom in a parenting group I am in. A paraphrased version and not the exact words. The story is of a parent who wants their teen child’s doctor to shame the child into losing weight. Mom doesn’t want to talk about her child’s health. She wants to refer …