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BariAftercare: The Podcast

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.

Tracks

Episode 172: Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can (Part Two)
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 and recommend the book! Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareKevin Stephens: Your Bariatric Buddy   https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbariatricbuddy/peopleInstagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instagram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonWhy People Don’t Heal and How They Can by Caroline MyssPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
75:36 4/17/24
Episode 171: Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can (Part One)
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… in fact, this episode and the next as this is a two-part series! So let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareKevin Stephens: Your Bariatric Buddy   https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbariatricbuddy/peopleInstagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instagram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonWhy People Don’t Heal and How They Can by Caroline MyssPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
66:21 4/10/24
Episode 170: The Disease of Obesity and Your Food Choices
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 disease, and other chronic diseases? Having the disease of obesity is not related to personal responsibility in many ways to include genetics, neurotransmitters, biological hormones, and other factors. Yet, there are many ways that taking personal responsibility in a variety of ways can effectively help manage the disease of obesity. Are you willing to put forth the effort in those areas? Remember… you are responsible for the effort you put into whatever you do… but not necessarily the outcome. Let’s get started with this week’s episode!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareKevin Stephens: Your Bariatric Buddy   https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbariatricbuddy/peopleInstagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instagram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonArticles to read related to this week’s episode:Why Obesity is a Disease https://obesitymedicine.org/blog/why-is-obesity-a-disease/Disease of Obesity https://asmbs.org/patients/disease-of-obesity/Is Obesity a Disease? https://health.clevelandclinic.org/obesity-is-now-considered-a-     diseasePlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
58:26 4/3/24
Episode 169: The Bleepity Bleep Goal Weight!
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 toxic way of life, sharing tips for how to do so. Learning to live life at a healthy weight for your body offers a much more joy-filled option! Let’s work on that together. Now, put on your seatbelts and let’s get into this week’s rant… I mean, content.Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareKevin Stephens: Your Bariatric Buddy   https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbariatricbuddy/peopleInstagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instagram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonhttps://www.gatewaytosolutions.org/diet-mentality/https://afullbite.com/diet-mentality/https://encountercounselingcenter.com/blog/8-signs-diet-mentalityPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
54:13 3/27/24
Episode 168: Meet Kevin Stephens: A Post-Op Who Models What it Means to “Give Back”
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 conferences that take place around the country that you may want to attend! Enjoy and let us know in the comments what interested you most about what Kevin has to share!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareKevin Stephens: Your Bariatric Buddy   https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbariatricbuddy/peopleInstagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instagram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
65:37 3/20/24
Episode 167: A Talk with Kelley Gunter, 22-year post-op about Persistence, Vitamin Deficiency and Doing the “Head Work”
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 having taken bariatric specific vitamins… hair, teeth, vision problems and bone issues! She no longer makes that mistake and supports the emphasis we have been placing on taking bariatric-specific vitamins. Kelly is a therapist, a life coach, a speaker and is working on a sequel to “You Have Such a Pretty Face,” which is titled “Queen of Crazy Town!” If you haven’t met Kelley before, you will be awed and inspired after listening to her today!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comKelley Gunter website: https://kelleygunter.com/BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
65:58 3/13/24
Episode 166: Regain and The Return of Those Old Habits…What’s up with that?
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 just the thing you need to point you in the direction of learning about – and taking ACTION to changing the pattern of yo-yo’ing with your weight and help you FINALLY maintain weight loss, allowing you to improve your health and do the things you want to do in life! Listen in and listen up!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
50:06 3/6/24
Episode 165: Are You Making Your Health and Wellness a Priority?
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 ask some tough questions so you can assess how much of a priority health and wellness are in your life. If you’re talking the talk, but not walking the walk, then is your health NOT actually a priority OR is a lack of self-worth an obstacle? I also invite you to a FREE online Chat with Laura Preston and myself on March 5th, 2024 at 7:30 PM EST. Listen and get the details or go to my website, www.conniestapletonphd.com and sign up now! Let’s get started with this episode. Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapletonPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
53:52 2/28/24
Episode 164: The Un-Sciency Version of The Science of Vitamins
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 Vitamins because it comes to you from one of the most respected professionals in the bariatric industry.  In last week’s episode, Laura Preston mentioned she was had three to four-hour tutoring sessions about vitamins from a woman who knows bariatric vitamins, literally from the inside out! Heather Mackie is the woman who taught Laura all about the science of vitamins when they both worked for the same bariatrtic vitamin company. Laura and Heather will share with you how together they began a movement of sorts within the bariatric vitamin community that has benefitted all bariatric patients. Heather now works for ProCare Vitamins and will be helping them as they continue to provide quality products AND patient education. By the way, you can get 10% off your orders from ProCare Vitamins using the discount code CONNIE STAPLETON.  Now let’s listen as Heather and Laura give you information you will absolutely want to share with every bariatric patient you know!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comHeather Mackie Mackieh@procarenow.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
75:08 2/22/24
Episode 163: Consistency: How Anger Provided Her Motivation!
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 and then get your Gotta Do ‘Em sheet out, use it for accountability, and create a lifelong habit that will prevent some serious health problems down the road in your journey! Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
63:36 2/14/24
Episode 162: Consistency, the Gotta Do ‘Ems, and Believing in Your Ability to Succeed
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: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
48:44 2/6/24
Episode 161: The Bariatric Therapists Chat: Meet Lora Grabow
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: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Lora Grabow website: loragrabow.com .Lora Grabow IG: @bariatric.therapist and FB Lora Grabow, LMSW LoraGrabow email: lora@loragrabow.com Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
47:43 1/31/24
Episode 160: Self-Sabotage
In the last episode we talked about what to do when others sabotage, or get in the way of, our goals. THIS week we go a step farther and talk about something even closer to home: SELF-SABOTAGE. When we interfere in our OWN progress toward our goals. It’s not logical to set ourselves up for failure. So, why, then, do we do it so frequently???? Listen in and get some answers… as well as tips for stopping this annoying, and unhealthy behavior!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
62:32 1/24/24
Episode 159: Sabotaging Partners and Other Well-Meaning Meddlers
A listener asked what to do about her husband of many years who brings home foods that are not consistent with her post-op health goals. She believes he is not happy about losing his “eating buddy.” His behaviors have the potential to sabotage her progress! What about you? Are there people in your life that seem to trying to sabotage your healthy post-op lifestyle? What does sabotage look like, what are the reasons people engage in sabotaging behaviors, especially if they are one the people you are closest to, and what can you do if this happens? Listen in and get the answers to those questions … some of the information may surprise you! Keep an open mind! Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
59:30 1/17/24
Episode 158: Get BariEDucated
For this episode I am joined by two amazing women who thoroughly understand the bariatric community. Kelly Broadwater is a certified eating disorder specialist with extensive experience working in the field of bariatrics. Chaundra Evans is a registered dietician who specializes in bariatrics and eating disorders. They have been working together to help hundreds of bariatric patients over the past 20 years and have recently published a book, aptly titled BariEDucated. While this book is geared more toward bariatric professionals, their work is with patients. These two women totally understand the bariatric population and, in addition to working with patients individually and in groups, they are reaching out to professionals in this book to help them learn and understand what patients want and need them to know about working with them! Listen in and hear the reasons I asked them to be guests on this podcast! You’ll love the work they do! I know I do!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareBariEDucated: bebarieducated.com and info@bebarieducated.com  Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
70:34 1/10/24
Episode 157: Accountability – A Deep Dive!
Accountability is the BariAftercare word of the year! We chose it because the research is extensive and makes it clear that using accountability measures improves the likelihood of experiencing success, in particular when it comes to keeping weight off! AND… using accountability measures like tracking devices for food intake, water consumption, and movement tends to wane over time. It doesn’t have to! Listen in and learn reasons people quit following through with these beneficial strategies and how about you recommit to being more accountable in your weight journey. The BariAftercare community can definitely help! Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
64:46 1/3/24
Episode 156: Words Matter. Language Matters.
Join Laura Preston and me for a lively discussion about the power of words! We chose the word Accountability for BariAftercare’s word of the year. In this podcast episode we announce a special invitation to join us for a 3-series workshop inside BariAftercare to create a vision project based on YOUR word of the year for 2024! Listen to the end of the podcast to learn how you can sign up for the workshops!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
55:21 12/27/23
Episode 155: A Bari Merry Christmas and what’s coming in the NEW YEAR on BariAftercare!
NOT to get completely ahead of myself… BUT… I wanted to give you a sneak peak at what we have in store for you in the New Year at BariAftercare! Get ready to learn and grow with our BariAftercare community as we live and breathe ACCOUNTABILITY and all things related throughout the year. Why accountability? Because it is the number one way to get and stay on track when it comes to weight maintenance! YEP! And before the year is over… as in next week, Laura Preston and I will be hosting a BariAftercare podcast to tell you all about a FUN and CREATIVE three part LIVE webinar throughout the month of January to be sure you are off to a solid start to the NEW YEAR! Set a reminder to listen to next week’s podcast, for sure!The majority of this episode is a fun and playful conversation among the amazing group of people responsible for creating and carrying out the first annual Bari Merry Christmas event. Relax with us and AND… start thinking about attending the event yourself – in person – next year! In the show notes, there are links to the recorded parts of the event! Enjoy! And be sure you are tuned into the BariAftercare support group where I am posting tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays! Go to www.bariaftercare.com.Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @procarenowInstagram: @bari.adventuresInstagram: @ashlynchange4life2012Instagram: @oursleevedlifepodcastPlease subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
86:19 12/20/23
Episode 154: Alone or Lonely?
We’ve all been alone and I’m guessing we’ve all felt lonely at times… in fact, I’d venture to say that most of us have felt lonely at times when we are with other people and when we have been alone. In this episode, I’ll talk about the physical and mental health benefits of spending some time alone and, if you’re uncomfortable being alone, I’ll share some tips on how to make that a bit easier. I’ll also talk about loneliness and how loneliness can, at times, lead to physical and mental health issues. In addition, I’ll talk about ways to work your way out of loneliness if you find yourself there! Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
65:33 12/13/23
Episode 153: Are You a Control Freak?
Have you ever been referred to as a control freak? Well, I have. Even if you aren’t a controlling person, chances are good that you know someone who is… or several someones, perhaps! In this episode, you’ll learn what it actually means to be controlling, what being controlling looks like, and the reasons people become controlling in the first place. And of course, we’ll talk about what this all has to do with your life as a post-op! Listen in! I think you’ll find this fascinating!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
46:39 12/6/23
Episode 152: The Harshest Person in the Bariatric Community
In this episode, one of my best bariatric buddies joins me to talk about… all kinds of bariatric wisdom, to include how all of us can fall into the social comparison game. But we talk about SOOOO much more in this episode… we get real and personal with you throughout the episode! Let’s just get started… and be sure to listen to the very end as there is a very specific call to action!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
65:24 11/29/23
Episode 151: Passive-Aggressive Communication
Wait… What? There’s passive communication… we’ve gone over that. There’s aggressive communication… we’ve talked about that! What then, is passive-aggressive communication? I mean, passive communication and aggressive communication couldn’t be any more opposite? What’s up with combining the two into a category of communication all its own?! Passive-Aggressive communication. Yep – it’s a thing. A not-at-all healthy thing! Listen in and hear how this interesting combination of behaviors converge into one confusing, and one very unhealthy way of expressing yourself… again possibly leading to emotional eating and the ultimate result of that… the dreaded regain. Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
50:26 11/22/23
Episode 150: Passive Communication
We’ve discussed the most healthy form of communication, Assertive communication, and we’ve discussed a pretty detrimental form of communication, Aggressive communication! In this episode, I’ll be explaining what is referred to as a PASSIVE communication style. Passive communication is another form of less-than-healthy communication and one used by a LOT of folks… namely those who “want to avoid conflict at any cost.” Sound like anyone you know? Sounds like a LOT of people I talk with in my work! Listen in and learn how to break yourself of passively communicating (which, by the way, sets you up to be taken advantage of, which can lead to feeling resentful, which can lead to emotional eating, which WILL lead to weight regain)… Let’s DEFINITELY avoid THAT at all costs! Listen in!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
54:20 11/15/23
Episode 149: A Professional and Traveling Post-Op
The guest on this episode has travelled to an astonishing 70+ countries, to include over a handful since having gastric bypass surgery… which was… get this … less than a year ago! She is ALSO a professional! A professional traveller? No, although I’m not sure a) if there is such a thing or b) what would qualify one as such! Today’s guest, Kenda Harrison is a nurse practitioner who has a private practice. Listen and hear not only about her amazing travels and how she navigates other countries as a post-op, but also about how she interacts with patients suffering from obesity in her medical practice! Kenda is one dynamic woman who highlights her bariatric journey on her YouTube channel! Details are in the show notes. Let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comKenda’s YouTube Channel: Kaki’s RNY Journey https://www.youtube.com/@kakisrnyjourney5376Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
68:04 11/8/23
Episode 148: From Aggressive Communication to Assertive…Making the Changes
The goal for everyone when it comes to communicating with others would be to use ASSERTIVE communication… directly, respectfully, and honestly sharing your thoughts, feelings and desires with others. If you know your style tends to be more aggressive, listen to these real life situations and learn how to tweak that aggressive manner – which will create distance between you and whoever you’re dealing with – so you can become a much more effective ASSERTIVE communicator – and get a more positive result! Let’s get to learning…  Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
63:15 11/1/23
Episode 147: Aggressive Communication A Lose-Lose in Life!
Far from being an effective way to interact with people in life – and definitely as you navigate the many changes you face following bariatric surgery, aggressive communication is almost ALWAYS a lose-lose! If YOUR natural or habitual manner of talking to others has an aggressive edge, or if someone in your life regularly speaks to you using an aggressive tone, you’ll want to listen to this episode – maybe a number of times! Let’s get started so you know why!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
54:31 10/25/23
Episode 146: YOUR Real-Life Examples and Assertive Communication
“How do I tell my mother to back off my teenage girls and their lack of cleaning skills?” “What do I say to my almost-adult kids who told me they were fully supportive of me having surgery but now eat whatever they want in front of me? They tell me THEY didn’t have surgery and THEY aren’t trying to lose weight so they’ll eat whatever they want, wherever they want? HELP!” Here are some real-life examples of questions you have about addressing difficult issues using healthy, assertive communication. You guys provided some great situations, so let’s get on with this – hopefully – very helpful session!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
56:06 10/18/23
Episode 145: Assertive Communication in Your Post-Op Life
What is assertive communication? This is: “Hey! When you listen to my podcast, I feel grateful because I know you are working to understand yourself better as you create a healthy life you love!” Assertive communication is sharing with someone else how you feel about something, the reason you feel the way you do, and oftentimes, includes something you want or would appreciate. People often fear communicating in an assertive way, confusing being assertive with conflict or aggression! Not so! Being assertive is calm, respectful and direct! Even when you’re having what we refer to as a “difficult” conversation. Listen in and you’ll get a better understanding of what assertive communication is and sounds like!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
45:29 10/11/23
Episode 144: Stop Should’ing on Yourself!
What does SHOULD’ing on yourself even mean? It means you’re being rigid, causing yourself, guilt and tension, and imposing additional obligations on yourself… by virtue of using the word SHOULD. Using shame-provoking words like “should,” “must,” “ought” and “have to” decreases motivation and decreases self-esteem… and increases stress, which, as I hear from patients every day, is one of the leading causes of a return to unhealthy eating habits… unhealthy eating habits leads to weight gain/regain. Therefore, we need to stop should’ing on ourselves… and on others, as well! Listen in and learn more about how this form of negative self-talk leads you away from your goals of living at a healthier weight and living a fuller life!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comBook: The How of Happiness by Sonja LyubomirskyBook: A Philospher’s Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life, and Other Such GoodnessConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
48:08 10/4/23
Episode 143: The 2nd Six “Hows” of Happiness
Strange name for a podcast episode! But not if you listened to last week’s episode, because it was called the First Six “How’s” of Happiness. What the heck is a “How” of Happiness anyway? Quite simply, it’s a way to increase your happiness… and the 12 items listed in the book titled The How of Happiness have been scientifically researched and proven to help you increase your levels of happiness. And who isn’t up for that? Listen in and get the scoop on the remaining six proven ways you can increase your happiness. AND… since this podcast is all about post-op living, I’ve shared suggestions for using each of these ways to increase happiness as part of your daily post-op living! So let’s get started!Resources:BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.comBook: The How of Happiness by Sonja LyubomirskyBook: A Philospher’s Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life, and Other Such GoodnessConnie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.comBariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercareBariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercareInstagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson)Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell)Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston)Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker)Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes)Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio)Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
50:59 9/27/23