Surviving the Christmas period

Surviving the Christmas period

Dreaded December. This time of year life can become frantic, stressful and filled with various social events, along with all the other responsibilities such as work, kids, organising Christmas day etc. This can become even more daunting after bariatric surgery, whether it’s your first Christmas with your new stomach pouch, or the 10th!

What I learnt at the FOHL Retreat - Amanda's testimonial

What I learnt at the FOHL Retreat - Amanda's testimonial

I have just spent four days at the Foundations of Healthy Living Retreat and I want to share some of what I learnt.

I thought the retreat would be about my gastric bypass, nutrition, vitamins and drinking well, however it was more than that. It was a group therapy, reflection on why I self sabotage, thinking about what caused me to get obese, binge and purge and why I had depression and anxiety.