It is with regret that this meetup group is being discontinued due to lack of participation. I am not scheduling any further events and the group will officially disband effective June 2016. I want to thank all of those who have participated in this group over the past 8 years.
Welcome! We are a group of people who either have had or are considering Weight Loss Surgery (WLS). Most of us are members ObesityHelp.com, however, you do not need to be a member of OH to join this meetup. We hope to provide a place where members can come to see what activities are scheduled in North Carolina. While many events occur in the Greater Raleigh Area, we also look forward to more events in other areas of NC ... from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Beach!
This group is a way for people considering WLS to find out about and attend fun, socializing events with others that have had or are considering WLS. It is in no way officially connected ObesityHelp.
When registering, if you post on OH, it will make it easier for others to recognize you to if you would use your same name and avatar that you use on the OH NC Forum.
All events are open to anyone who is a member, unless the event specifies that it is by invitation only. General support group meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. We share experiences, recipes, photos and often do clothing swaps. We welcome your friends and family as well because they are an integral part of our support system.
I have access to and sometimes am able to provide free product samples from vendors and I can arrange for speakers or seminars periodically.
I have started some special interest groups as well to address particular topics of interest:
The Over 50 BMI Group for people who started their journey with a higher BMI and it addresses issues of interest to that group.
The Grads Group for people that had their surgery a year or more ago.
One Step at a Time is a group that looks a Behavior Modification issues to identify behaviors that can lead to problems and make positive changes. This group used to be known as the 'Beck' group.
While these groups have topics that are specialized, anyone is welcome to attend any of the events we host, just know that the discussions and focus of the meetings for these groups is directed to a more specific area of interest.
As a group, we are also looking into doing activities such as charitable walks that allow us to be and get 'active' together. Other activities we may undertake include bowling, scrapbooking, shop til you drop excursions and possibly a 'cooking' group that will function like a gourmet cooking group, but will focus on WLS friendly recipes.
To ensure that everyone feels comfortable at all events, we have a strict no solicitation policy. No soliciting of any kind is permitted on or through this site without the permission of the organizer, Barbara Cumbo. Unapproved solicitations or fund raising attempts may result in removal of the offending member. Exceptions must be pre-approved in writing and are at the discretion of the Organizer. If you are solicited for funds and/or services through this site or our meetup events, please let me know.
We look forward to getting to know you better.
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