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Author: Connie Stapleton, Ph.D.

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Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.
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As part of the full online BariAftercare program, we have a word of the week that corresponds to our word of the year, which is accountability. One of the words we recently discussed is the word POWER. This word has a lot of definitions, which I hadn’t thought about until I actually looked on dictionary.com. For our purposes, we are talking about PERSONAL POWER, which is the ability you have within yourself to create the life you want for yourself. UNLESS… you don’t believe you do … have that...
In this episode I pick up where we left off last week, only in this episode I provide a number of five to ten-minute practical exercises you can use to help ensure your long-term success as a post-op. These exercises are ones the author of Mental Toughness for Young Adults suggests for kids so if they are easy enough for kids…. You and I can certainly manage them! AND these exercises are directly related to skills post-ops can use to reach their long-term goals, not just related to the bariat...
This episode has been so much fun to record! I have been reading a book called Mental Toughness for Young Athletes to two of my grandsons. As I’ve been reading it aloud to them, I’ve found myself regularly saying, “I need to share this with my bariatric patients!” And so I did! In this episode, I share the beginning of the information that the authors have prepared for young kids to develop some mental and emotional toughness to get through the struggles and “failures” related to playing spor...
We have some terms to define in today’s podcast episode. More specifically, we need to explore what the words perception and perspective are… and what they have to do with increasing the likelihood that you maintain your weight loss and live a healthier quality of life. Once we have talked about the difference between perception and perspective, we’ll discuss how, by being able to identify both, you’ll be able to decide if by tweaking your perspective you might improve your relationships with...
What a fancy word… Self-Efficacy! What the heck does it mean? What’s the connection between self-efficacy, habits and your long-term success after bariatric surgery? You’ll have to listen to this week’s episode to get the answers to those questions! But trust me… self-efficacy is well-researched and is important in reaching your long-term goals of maintaining weight loss, improving your health and getting on with living out your dreams! Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie...
So many people ask about how they can find a bariatric therapist to work with! Well – in this episode you are going to get the answer to that question! In addition, you’ll learn more about Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, creator and founder of the Find A Bariatric Therapist program. You likely already know Ashlyn! She herself is a bariatric therapist and is also a bariatric post-op of many years! Ashlynn is popular on Instagram as @ashlynchange4life2012. Her contact information is right here in the s...
What does it look like on a daily basis to take responsibility in order to create the life you imagine… the life you can create… the life you want to live? In this episode you’ll be given a phrase that has helped guide my behavior and helped me make responsible choices for the past 35 years. Being able to respond in healthy ways… otherwise known as being responsible, is one powerful way to reach your goals and create the life you want! Listen in and learn how!Resources:BariAfterare: www.baria...
It’s that time of year when lots of us are re-igniting that New Year’s resolution to work out more… because the weather is getting better every day! Tune in and listen to one of my favorite podcast guests and one of your favorite bariatric men, Rob Demedio, as he gives you some words of wisdom, encouragement and enthusiasm. AND… he’s going to help you reach your physical fitness goals by inviting you to join him at the Busy Bariatrics Summer Camp! Just in time, Rob! Let’s hear what he has to ...
Welcome to Part II of the book review… the book being Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can by Caroline Myss. In the last episode we got deep into ways people consciously or subconsciously interfere with their own healing. In this episode we’ll be focusing more on ways those who CHOOSE to heal can do so! I really love this book and although it’s not specifically written for a bariatric audience, it applies! And, it applies to anyone struggling with any disease, so please – share this podcast...
This is an episode that tops my list for all-time favorites! Why? The book I review! I loved it so much and it applies so well to the process of healing from the disease of obesity. The book is called Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. It is written by Caroline Myss, who is an incredibly intuitive human whose life work is dedicated to helping people understand that they have a great deal of power in terms of healing their own physical illnesses. I think you’ll get a lot from this episode...
Do you believe that having the disease of obesity lets you off the hook for making unhealthy food choices? Is what you choose to eat even related to the disease of obesity? Does knowing that obesity is considered to be a chronic disease relieve you of all personal responsibility for assisting in the treatment of the disease? What about other chronic diseases? Aren’t most people advised to eat healthy foods and to exercise as a way to help manage diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart ...
I’m pretty fired up in this episode! The goal weight fixation is a sign that so many of us are caught up in a very unhealthy phenomenon called the diet mentality, which is part of the diet culture, which is a sickness in our country… if not throughout the world! In this episode I talk about the struggles inherent when focusing on a goal weight, which most often sets people up for failure. I then describe diet mentality and diet culture and encourage people to extricate themselves from this to...
Not only is Kevin Stephens a very successful long-term post-op who is an example to everyone of what it means to Give Back to your community, Kevin is undisputedly a great human. I’m excited for you to hear Kevin’s story and to learn about various bariatric organizations in the community. Kevin has, and continues to, participate in many of these organizations. You may or may not be interested in becoming active within one or more of these groups. Either way, you’ll learn about some great conf...
Kelley Gunter is the author of one of the best books I have read from a bariatric patient. Her book is called “You Have Such a Pretty Face,” a perfect title that so many people who struggle with the disease of obesity can relate to! Kelley is 22 years out from her bariatric surgery and maintains a weight loss of over 200 pounds. She has done a tremendous amount of “head work,” which she talks about in this podcast episode, along with the significant issues she has suffered due to a lack of ha...
SOOOO many people struggle with weight regain, regardless of how they have lost weight. If YOU have a history of yo-yo’ing with your weight, this episode is important for you! You’ll likely hear things you’ve heard before, but I suspect you may also learn thing or two about YOURSELF… if you’re willing to listen with an open mind! The information in this episode may also be a bit painful – emotionally, that is. But please don’t let that stop you from listening because what I talk here may be j...
IS your health and IS your overall wellness a priority in your life? Well… how can one know!? I’ll tell you! When I look at your lifestyle, the choices you make, the values you live by, the significance that your health plays in your life… I know. And so do others… by seeing how you treat yourself and how you take care of yourself… or not. And if you’re willing to be honest with yourself, you know the truth about whether or not you are prioritizing your health and wellness. In this episode, I...
I’m gonna sound like everyone’s mother here for just a minute: TAKE YOUR VITAMINS! Not just any vitamin! TAKE YOUR BARIATRIC-SPECIFIC VITAMINS. And listening to Heather Mackie, a Registered Dietician who has worked in the bariatric field for over 18 years will hopefully be the reason you become the reason you never miss another day of taking your bariatric specific vitamins. The information in today’s video is some of THE most RELIABLE information you will get when it comes to Bariatric Vitam...
You DO know that if you consistently follow through with a behavior… one of the Gotta Do ‘Em, perhaps… and IF you use an accountability tool, as well… the Gotta Do ‘Em checklist, perhaps… then without any question you increase your odds of developing a healthy habit AND reaching your goals! Listen to how Laura used some BIG anger to motivate her to develop unwavering consistency with one critically important behavior that is crucial for ALL post-op patients to do. Listen in, learn from Laura ...
The BariAftercare word of the year is Accountability. The word for this week is Consistency. A listener asked for a podcast about self-efficacy. How did I put all of these things together? Well, I added one additional ingredient to the mix and came up with what felt like a really great episode! The additional ingredient?! The brand new version of the Gotta Do ‘Ems, The Gotta Do ‘Ems, Version 2.0! You’re gonna have to listen and get all the goodies from this episode!!Resources:BariAfterare: ww...
Bariatric therapist Lora Grabow joins me for this episode of BariAftercare. Like myself, Lora has worked in the bariatric field for 20 years. Listen to our conversation and hear the discussion between two bariatric therapists about common struggles we see with patients, what is the same today as it was 20 years ago and what has changed! I have the utmost respect for all of the work that Lora does. You’ll love learning more about her, as well. Let’s get started! Resources:BariAfterare: ww...
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