One of the key factors in successful weight loss is a good support network. While most hospitals and bariatric surgery offices offer support groups to their patients, they aren’t always a good fit for your emotional needs. Two weeks before my gastric bypass, I discovered Bariatric Bad Girls Club. Founded by Beth (aka Melting Mama), the BBGC has been my emotional lifeline since surgery. I’ve made some amazing friends, have celebrated my non-scale victories, and have gotten important advice when I’ve struggled along the way. If you’re a weight loss surgery patient and looking for a fabulous online support group, check out Bariatric Bad Girls Club. Whether you’ve had Lap Band, Roux-en-Y, a sleeve, or a DS, you’ll find people to connect with.