Just wanted to let you guys know the 2nd in my "What's Your Story?" blog posts is up. This one is about the decision to have weight loss surgery. If you're pre-op, you'll definitely want to give this a read. For post-ops, I'd love if you can give feedback on if anything I say applied to you when you were making your decision!
I really do want this to become an active conversation that helps us prople ourselves to success. So let's talk about it!
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GREAT article!!! I know for me the decision to check into WLS was not an easy one. I was thinking about it for many years but didn't want to approach the subject for fear. What if I mention it to someone and they don't think I'm FAT? Will I be pointing out my flaw that maybe they never noticed??? Yeah right... I'm sure everyone KNEW I was FAT I was just kidding myself.
Now that I have had the surgery I am so glad I did but disappointed that I waited so long.
Excellent post. I for one could not get my head around the fact that "I" needed surgery. I was terrific at losing weight, I did it all the time - and lots of it. Only, I appear to have gotten something wrong because nothing worked anymore....and I had to start accepting the fact that "I" could not do it alone this time. Actually, any time, because I never got to goal and when I was close I never stayed there. I knew my family would not be supportive mainly because they are all gorgeous, healthy people and figure I'm just cheating or something. So not only was I failing, I was thought to be deceptive as well.
I'm only 1 month out today, and already down enough for family (who did turn out to be fairly supportive after all!) to start seeing this is really going to work for me. I had to humble myself, gather my courage (and I am a very shy person), and start the process. And glad of it now that I'm on this side of the surgery!
Thanks for the post Nik, I appreciate all you have to say!