Weight Loss Surgery Acronyms You Need to Know

Weight Loss Surgery Acronyms You Need to Know

Whether you are new to weight loss surgery (WLS) or a veteran of the community, a language does exist and each term has a definition you need to know.  If you are active on the social sites or blogs that support this group of lean-minded people, take note of the acronyms that are frequently used.  Consider this your lesson in WLS message jargon!

@TEOTD – At The End of the Day

2G2BT – Too Good To Be True

BB – Before Band or Before Bypass or Before Balloon

BL – Baseline

BMI – Body Mass Index

BRB – Be Right Back

BS – Before Sleeve

BTW – By The Way

B4N – Bye For Now

BCNU – Be Seeing You

BFF – Best Friends Forever

BHH – Bless Her Heart or Bless His Heart

BYH – Bless Your Heart

CV –Cardio or Cardiovascular

CYA – See Ya

DBEYR – Don’t Believe Everything You Read

EWL – Excessive Weight Loss

FDA – Food and Drug Administration

FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation

GE – Go Easy

GI – Gastrointestinal

GR8 – Great

ILY – I Love You

IMHO – In My Humble Opinion

INTL – It’s NEVER Too Late

IRL – In Real Life

ISO – In Search Of

J/K – Just Kidding

LAGB – Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

L8R – Later

LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love

LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister

MHOTY – My Hat’s Off To You

MM – Motivational Mondaynsv bright colors karen gillman

NP – No Problem

NP – Nosy Pants

NSV – Non Scale Victory

NUB – New person to a site

OIC – Oh, I See

OT – Off Topic

PB – Productive Burping

POV – Point Of View

QT – Cutie

RBTL – Read Between The Lines

ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing

RT – Real Time -or- ReTweet

RYGB – Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

SG – Sleeve Gastrectomy

SWAK – Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss

RTM – Read The Manual

THX or TX or THKS – Thanks

TT – Throwback Thursday

TT – Transformation Tuesday

TLC – Tender Loving Care

TMI – Too Much Information

TTYL – Talk To You Later

TYVM – Thank You Very Much

VBG – Very Big Grin

WMD – Weighted Mean Difference

WYWH – Wish You Were Here

WLS – Weight Loss Surgery

WW – Workout Wednesday

WW – Watch Out Wednesday

XOXO – Hugs and Kisses

YGT – You Got This!

YJ – You’re Joking!  Or You’re Joking?


Author:  Karen Gillman is a leading voice in attesting to the potential benefits of gastric band surgery. After reaching 300 lbs, Karen turned to weight loss surgery to help her drop the weight and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle, choosing the Lap-Band gastric band. She utilized the gastric band for ten years, losing 145 lbs in total, which led her to write a book detailing the “before-during-and after” of the experience, entitled, “It’s Never Too Late’  A Ten-Year Journey with Weight Loss Surgery.”  She is now on a mission to help others combat their battle with obesity by providing proven, practical life-skills.

Living Large AFTER Weight Loss Surgery!

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