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Joe Pierce
Joe Pierce, After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hello, my name is Joe Pierce and thanks for visiting!  I had weight loss surgery in February 2008. I wanted to created this blog to have resources available to anyone who has had or considering weight loss surgery. My goal is to have a central place of information to have the types of surgeries, diets, recipes, problems with the surgery and health & fitness goals.

At the age of 31 and weighing 328 pounds (or 149 kg) I was finally done trying all of the “diets” like  WeightWatchers, Slim Fast, Nutrisystem, etc… I had developed several health problems and decided it was time that I add a tool to assist me with my weight loss. I researched the weight loss surgeries for years and finally decided to have the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.

The surgery went well.  I lost 168 pounds (a whole half of me) and I have been able to keep most of it off 7-years later.  Everyday after gastric bypass you have to work to use the weight loss tool to help you loose the weight.  But, more importantly it changes the way your body breakdowns, absorbs and uses its major food source:  food. This brings on significant changes in your body.

Joe Before Surgery
Joe Pierce, Before Gastric Bypass Surgery

I find a lot of websites catering to those wanting to have the surgery done or on the medial side explaining the procedures through videos or medical papers.  However, I have not found a lot of information that discusses life after the surgery.  How do you use this new tool?  What do you eat?  How do you eat?  Can you drink soda?  Can you drink alcohol?  Do you need to exercise?  Do I need a tummy-tuck?  Can I have kids?  What did they do to my body?  And so much more.  Because I couldn’t find a lot of information on the life after weight loss surgery I decided to create this resource for my own benefit, but hopefully also to help others who have had the same procedure.

Feel free to explore my site.  And leave a comment just to say hey or if you have any questions.  I’ll be glad to answer them in a nonjudgmental, respectful way.

I am glad to have you here!





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