Women Vitamins: Angelita’s Lap Dance…

Here’s a story for all of you who have a dream and think you need someone else to help you get thereYou Don’t!

I worked for a short while with a woman (I’ll call Angelita Flowers) who had been obese, and who decided to have lap band surgery.  She lost a lot of weight, had several cosmetic surgeries, damn she looks good…..

Then she realized that there was a niche of over-weight people out there, just like the person she had been, who were, desperate for help with their weight issues.  Who was she to step aside from a bunch of people with desperation and cash?

So, long story short, she started a business linking obese women with bariatric doctors.  She skipped around from various clinics and doctors to other clinics and other doctors.  Made a name in the local Houston “obesity” arena, and started several companies for herself along the way.  She is one sharp cookie…a shrewd hustler…

I have to hand it to her, she knows her stuff.

Angelita , came to me and proposed a business to

Thoughts on Vitamins and Womens Health

Such an optimist! Must be the women vitamins!

address some of the nutritional needs of bariatric patients.  She ended up taking me and a friend of mine for an “expensive” ride; a lap dance (if you’ll pardon the pun).

In other words, she teased and tantalized.  We did the work, created a product and when the time came to promote the products, she just ‘got up’ and left us….taking the business, the dream, the cash, and the product..

Long story short= she lied, cheated and stole from us…..  and never looked back...there’s an experience for you…I can hardly believe it happened…until I look at my savings account..that’s my proof of her perfidy  (always wanted to use that word!)

But—Things Angelita taught me  about obesity and bariatric surgery:

Perhaps you didn’t know:
•    When you go thru bariatric surgery, you are pretty much altered for ever….your body is no longer the bio-entity it was prior to surgery
•    It’s expensive financially, emotionally, and mentally
•    It may seem like a “quick fix” but it’s not it’s a life-long choice
•    You will most likely suffer from transfer addictions
•    Food will taste different and your body will react to it in strange ways
•    You can’t hold your alcohol as well if you drink, which you probably shouldn’t anymore
•    You may end up unexpectedly pregnant (if you are female) your fertility runs amok

You can lose a lot of prior medical problems:
•    Heart issues improve
•    Diabetic Issues can sometimes be eliminated
•    Sleep Apnea conditions lessen
•    High Blood Pressure Issues are resolved
•    Risk of premature death  is reduced

You will most likely:
•    Need more surgeries to fix the problems of left over, sagging skin
•    Lose your hair
•    Be unable to efficiently assimilate the vitamins and minerals your body needs
•    Develop teeth issues
•    Have chronic muscle aches and cramps
•    Need protein assistance

So, what is the big picture I learned from Ms Angelita Flowers?

  1. Take care of yourself…before you become over-weight or obese
  2. Exercise, move it, and lose it
  3. Eat sensibly….you can do portion control without the lap band….okay so you don’t dump, get nauseated, throw up, and otherwise revolt, but you can watch what you eat.
  4. Deal with the emotions that trigger over eating….because emotions remain to haunt you with or without bariatric surgery.
  5. Put some stock in yourself.  You are worthy of being taken care of by yourself….SO…take care of yourself!
  6. Invest in exercise activities, good wholesome foods, common sense multi-vitamins supplements, efficient protein shakes supplements….
  7. And then forgive and forget those who have hurt you, caused you pain, given you reasons to doubt… take a deep breath and step away from that old attitude and response.

Live those extra years that a healthy life style and healthy body weight can give you…

Be happy, be healthy, take your WomenVitamins, and be blessed, Kersten


About Kersten

Kersten Conway- a single-parent mother, artist, entrepreneur, life-long learner, and art teacher who was raised all over America. Moved to H View all posts by Kersten

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