049 Jeff Newell 80 days after RYGB

by reeger on March 2, 2015


049 Jeff Newell

Jeff Newell of DefyingObesity.org underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass ¬†(RYGB) on December 1, 2014. This episode is our third installment along Jeff’s Bari Great Life journey. Our first conversation, episode 42 occurred just before Jeff had RYGB. The next episode featuring Jeff was episode 43 which featured the first month of his journey. We now pick back up, 80 days, and 90 pounds down from where he started right before surgery.

Discussed in this episode

  • The journey of 90 pounds down from right before surgery, 110 pounds total.
  • Exercise: Walking and swimming
  • How he feels in general
  • Jeff’s desire to talk with people about bariatric surgery
  • New feelings about stomach hunger and head hunger
  • Constipation
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The Your Weight Matters Convention 2015
  • Myalgia Paresthetica
  • Men’s health and asking for help
  • My thoughts on the Your Weight Matters Convention, Men’s health, and avoiding secrecy after bariatric surgery.
  • How I got my name, Reeger

Mentions in this episode:
Obesity Action Coaltion
Your Weight Matters Convention
Brene Brown
Jeff on Facebook

Connecting with me
Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Facebook 
Southern Oregon Bariatric Center Facebook

I believe in you,



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather July 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Thank you for sharing the story of your name. Your defining moment brought tears to my eyes. You are AMAZING! Can’t thank you enough for dedicating so much of yourself to the help and support of others that are struggling so much.


reeger July 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Hi Heather, Thank you! for reaching and letting me know the podcast makes a difference. Reading this warms my heart. Reeger


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