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Monday, May 22, 2006

Carnie Wilson



Has Carnie Wilson eaten through her gastric bypass? New photos from drunkenstepfather.com (yes, that's the actual name, and I warn you about some explicit language on the page) show what appears to be a Carnie Wilson who has regained most of the weight she lost after having gastric bypass surgery due to her current pregnancy.
I understand that she has had plastic surgery to remove excess skin (one being an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck), and it now appears that her results will likely be destroyed. I am always careful to counsel patients before tummy tucks that pregnancy may cause them to ruin their results. If at all possible, patients should have the tummy tuck done after they are finished having children. I hope for her health's sake that she is able to return to her pre-pregnancy weight postpartum.

8 comments:

Jude C said...

I think that shows that there is unfortunately no magic solution for weight problems--even the surgical route, which can have such dramatic positive results, isn't infallible.

And I'm glad you turned on your word verification. Had noticed the comment spam beginning to show up here...

Anonymous said...

I've had gastic bypass with great results. I was on the smaller side to start, if one can call 220 'small'. Now 8 months later at 140 (I'm 5'7"), I've noticed my appetite coming back. I stick to dense, protein centric foods and go to the gym each day. Could I have done it without the surgery? I don't think so. Diets failed me. I would do great for several weeks and then go off, eat uncontrollably and gain more than I had started with.

Dr. Tony Youn said...

That's great. It's always good to hear about someone who has lost the weight and kept it off. I'm sure it's added years to your life! Best wishes to you. Thanks for reading the blog.

Radmila said...

some people are just not meant to be thin.
I'll be honest when I say that there are some people who just look better heavier than they do thin.

Anonymous said...

I had the surgery in 1999 and now I have regained the weight. It was nice to be thin for a few years but it doesn't work for food addicts like me.

beckster said...

I had gastric bypass in 2004 started at 351lbs. I currently weigh 164lbs. My dietician told me recently I am fortunate I have not gained the weight back. I know God carried me through this, because I did NOTHING to deserve not being Fat again. I proved to myself that I am without a doubt a compulsive overeater and I do have some bulemic tendencies. I have since decided to make some changes in my life to help on this journey, I do not want to regain this weight, I am welcoming any helpfull info. and support! Thanks and Godbless!

doglover said...

I had gastric bypass in 12/99. I started at 300 and went down to 145 wearing size 6-8's. However, when I got there I found myself more depressed than anything. I missed food and needed another vice to deal with all the emotional stuff that I had used food for. I turned to alcohol and that turned into a nightmare much worse than being fat ever had been. When I hit 145 I almost immediately started to gain weight. The alcohol helped, but I noticed that my eating behavior had not changed. I could still eat a whole pizza, it would just take me all day. I realized that grazing was my #1 enemy. I grazed myself back up to 220 lbs. Then this past October, I found what the key was to my success. It was all about sugar. I had never been successful on diets such as weight watchers, because if I was allowed to eat 29 points for the day, 23 of those points would be sugar. At this time, I decided to try to give up sugar. I went through over a week of severe withdrawl, much worse than anything I had experienced with alcohol. Then when I got through the withdrawl, I was okay without the sugar. I would still want it at different times, but it didn't have the hold on me that it once did. From October to today (April 5th) I have lost 65 pounds. The weight just fell off of me. The thing I love is that I am not obsessive about the sugar. I still eat sugar in lot's of things because it is hidden in everything we eat. For me, as long as I am not "mainlining" the chocolate, such as a Hershey bar or cookies, I do alright. In fact over Christmas I started to eat more desserts and had to really work to go off sugar after the new year. The great thing was that it was not as difficult to stop the sugar. I still cheat, but the sugar does not control me like it used to and I am still losing weight. It's simple. If I eat sugar, I gain weight, and if I don't eat it, I lose weight. It has really been that simple for me.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that being skinny isn't the issue. The issue is using food as a comforter and aids in stuffing feelings.