Fat Hurts – but change doesn’t have to! (2nd Edition)
Weight Loss Surgery is only the beginning…
Being obese hurts! Physically, emotionally, socially! FAT HURTS: How to maintain YOUR healthy weight after Weight Loss Surgery takes a closer look at how to succeed after one of the many options to conquer obesity — bariatric surgery — from the perspective of somebody who has been successful with the process and has reached a healthy weight. Using her extensive experience in Change Management processes, Dr. Pyle applies these principles to create a model for long-term success in personal transformation. There are no easy answers, or a “magic bullet”, but learning how to create and execute a carefully thought-out plan can bring you the desired results and long-lasting changes to reach a healthy weight for life.
My Reasons for a Second Edition
The feedback I received since the publication of Fat Hurts in October of 2014, made it clear that some revisions could provide better information to readers in two important ways.
- Clarify the focus: this book is about personal transformation and how to develop a positive mindset to achieve your purpose.
- Add relevant new material on change and transformation: including “how to” information and models to help you shift your thinking patterns to make the changes you want.
This second edition offers a revised and enhanced Section II: Creating Your Future: Your Path of Transformation. The models and principles discussed in the book can serve a wider audience of readers who are in process of making changes in their lives. My personal transformation was through WLS, but anybody can use these models to reach their desired new life.
My wish is that, in this second edition of Fat Hurts, you find helpful information—and inspiration—as you start on your journey of change and transformation.
Why share my story?
Have you ever felt out of place and not very comfortable with yourself because of your weight? This is how I have felt many times, despite many successes! And I believe that this experience is shared by many others who are currently overweight, or have something in their lives they want to change.
My story is about my struggles with obesity—or a perception of it! I have dealt with “feeling fat and inadequate” for a good part of my life. And only after having reached a healthier weight, was I able to fully appreciate the price many of us, who are obese, pay for carrying this extra burden and the impact it has on our health. I want to share my experience with weight loss, and what I have learned from this process of major change, so that others may find the self-motivation to succeed in their quest for a different, healthier and active lifestyle.
You will find more about change and transformation in this second edition! Make the investment in yourself and start today your own journey of transformation!
What are the two main objectives of this book?
First: This book is being written for you, the person who has felt the pain of feeling inadequate, or “not good enough” due to your weight, and wants to make a change.
I have traveled the difficult path of trying to reach the “right” weight, know its pitfalls, the pain of failure, and the joy that success can bring.
My personal story of weight loss has not been easy, and the journey has been a long one. I have lost more than 50 pounds at various times in my lifetime. However, only in my sixties, when I decided to do it for myself and for my health—a change in my mindset—was I able to make key behavior modifications that have given me a healthy lifestyle—for life.
Second: You will discover a model of personal change that can support long-term transformation and help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Health care professionals who deal with obesity and its related consequences, agree on the importance of giving their clients information—the WHAT—but, just as importantly, to offer support and tools—the HOW—needed for successful and long-lasting changes.
Any significant transformation in lifestyles and behavior is not an easy process. We are dealing with well-established habits that need to be understood and modified!
This is what this book offers:
- questions to help you find your answers,
- ideas on how to create your plan to develop new habits,
- reflection for greater self-awareness,
- opportunity to develop your unique program, based on your needs and preferences.
Available locally in St. Charles, Illinois at
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About the Author
Dr. Beatriz (“Tiza”) Pyle (PhD) has over 30 years of experience as a coach and consultant. She has a doctorate in Education and Leadership Development from Loyola University of Chicago, and during her career she has been a leader in change processes in organizations. In addition, Dr. Pyle has significant personal experience with the difficulties of dealing with obesity for most of her life. She has lost over 120 lbs. in her 60s–and has maintained this healthy weight. Her objective in sharing her story, as an advocate for personal change and healthier, productive lives, is to offer support to others in their journey to better health—at any age.