there's A LOT to think about with any of these surgeries [well, with ANY surgery at all]. and it's NOT a decision that you should rush into.
A suggestion: none of us got to the point where we qualified for surgery because we had a healthy, sane relationship with food. ANYTHING you can do before the surgery to get into healthier habits, and a healthier mindset [MOST important!] will help you afterwards. And let's be honest, will help you in general.
For example, with the surgery, we suddenly lose our main way to cope with emotions [sadness, anger, loneliness, frustration, whatever!], and it's really hard to deal with. And it can affect our relationships with our loved ones and friends. Let's face it, if we can't eat our emotions, we have to figure out how to deal with them.
and that's REALLY HARD. After 10+ years, i'm still working on it. Oh it's getting better. but i HATE sitting in some of these emotions without eating. I just keep telling myself that it'll pass and to just hang in there.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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