OH Motivational Quotes - what sticks with you

Partlypollyanna
on 2/11/20 1:36 pm, edited 2/11/20 1:39 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

This is a pretty witty group. In my 2 years here, I've gotten some great advice...and often in pithy, quotable form!

I'm sure there are enough out there that we could make one of those listicles...or the cool new word list t-shirts!

What have you heard/read here that has resonated with you and when/how do you use it?

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 2/11/20 1:39 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Two that I use a lot are from Grim:

Hunger is not an emergency!! - I use this when I'm in the process of packing 17 snacks for a 5 hour flight "just in case I get hungry"

and

Would you eat a chicken breast? - I use this a lot when I'm fighting head hunger, which is a lot of days

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

selhard
on 2/11/20 9:49 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

Not witty/cool or not good/bad....just words spoken at me that stand out:

  1. WLS will give you more years you would have never seen otherwise
  2. WLS is like taking a giant leap of faith (encouraging tone)
  3. Find something you love to do and it won't feel like exercise (fun tone)
  4. You can't pick your own transfer addiction, silly (get real tone)
  5. A surprise outcome of WLS is having my family get healthier, too
  6. Thank You for helping people like me (sincere tone)
  7. Prepare for WLS or prepare your funeral--your choice (done tone)
  8. I miss the "old you" because I miss what had become normal (honest tone)
  9. You are going to get really old-looking after WLS (truth hurts tone)
  10. It's really fun when the weight comes back (sarcastic tone)
Partlypollyanna
on 2/12/20 3:38 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I love those! Great for all of us to keep in mind!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Grim_Traveller
on 2/12/20 9:39 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Most of us go through phases where weight gain, or loss, seems to be mysterious. When that happens, I refer to this:

http://www.acaloriecounter.com/blog/why-am-i-not-losing-weig ht/

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Partlypollyanna
on 2/12/20 7:06 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

This is good to keep handy!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/12/20 10:10 am
RNY on 08/05/19

Surgery fixes your stomach, not your head.

The number of times I have to say this in other WLS support groups is BONKERS.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

Partlypollyanna
on 2/12/20 7:08 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Oh yes!!! This is a good one too; it's alike a verbal shake for me, lol!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

JuniperBerry
on 2/12/20 11:01 am - MA
RNY on 07/20/15

"If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you have always gotten."

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
  • High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
  • Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
  • Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
  • CW: 130 and dropping... thank you Keto! (2020)

Partlypollyanna
on 2/12/20 7:09 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I like this one too! It's close to the one about doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

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