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Yvonne, a serial dieter, was heavy from an early age. Describing herself as big-boned and pleasantly plump, she got through life with some self-esteem issues but not too many problems until she started college. Pressures of college life and fitting in created a stressful situation where Yvonne found comfort in food.
As Yvonne lived her life her weight was up and down and her eating was disordered.
In May 2001, Yvonne McCarthy had gastric bypass surgery. This, you could say, was the day that Bariatric Girl was born.
Yvonne has written a review of her weight loss surgery, titled: Second Chance at Life.
After successfully losing 130 pounds and keeping her weight stable for 10 years, Bariatric girl, the blog, was created: A space where Yvonne could blog about bariatric issues and give information and support to the people that so desperately needed help. Yvonne has since become a celebrity of the bariatric world. She is in contact with hundreds of WLS patients, has a very good following for her blog and now hosts her own show on the WLS channel. Yvonne's compassionate nature and strong link to the subject matter have made her irreplaceable in so many people's lives.
As part of her ongoing journey to help bariatric patients, Yvonne organizes events to show what life after bariatric surgery is and how successful it can be.
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