071 Jeff Newell: On Gaining a New Life

by reeger on May 31, 2016


071 Jeff Newell

In this episode Jeff Newell returns to the podcast to catch us up on his life since having Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on 12/1/2014. Jeff has been on the podcast before on episodes 055, 049, 043, and 042. He is now 18 month out from his surgery and 300 pounds down from his pre-surgery weight of 533lbs. But it’s not just about the weight, many other aspects of Jeff’s life have also changed.

Discussed In this episode:

  • THANK YOU to my patrons: Amy, Barbara, Pam, Irene, Anika, Cassandra, Curt, Karin, Andrea, Nikki, Alana, Laurie, Jesse, and Rob.
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  • Why Jeff decided to have bariatric surgery
  • “I lost a lot of who I was and am gaining a lot of who I can be” Jeff
  • Emotional eating and food
  • Rebound hunger
  • Having mindsets, willpower, restraint
  • Channeling emotions to fuel your fitness (Shout-out to Pandora Williams!)
  • Establishing rules, including allowing old habits, but in moderation.
  • Quote from “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho “If it happens once, it is never going to happen again. If it happens twice, it is absolutely going to happen a third time.”
  • Change in Relationship: Divorce
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Cross Addiction
  • Self-worth
  • Have a Weigh-in Day
  • Failure mindset versus growth mindset
  • Growth Mindset Rule: Act, Evaluate, Pivot
  • Daily habits
  • Mentoring, helping others
  • Running Half Marathons
  • “If you don’t plan for your life 5 years from now, you are already living it.” Anonymous
  • Confronting fear prior to bariatric surgery: “Yes you might have problems but the good days are going to far outweigh the bad”
  • Defying obesity each and every day

Connecting with Jeff:
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Twitter: @Defying_Obesity
Email: DefyingObesity@gmail.com

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Barbara Monett June 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I’ve been listening to YouTube videos by Dr. Matthew Weiner, a bariatric dr. He may be the best educator yet. I highly suggest checking him out!


reeger July 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Hi Barbara, Thank you for the suggestion. I am aware of Dr Weiner’s work and agree he is a great educator. When time allows, I will see if he wants to come on the podcast. : )


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