Let's look at this a little differently. Once we have WLS, we actually STOP dieting, and embark on learning a whole new, and different, way of eating.
And, most important, it's about changing our thinking and emotions so that we can live with the surgery and new eating habits.
Doesn't mean we won't occasionally dive head first into a vat of chocolate [or booze, or cookies or whatever], but what's important is what we do AFTERWARDS. And believe me, sometimes it takes awhile to find a way BACK to our new 'normal' of smaller portions, more protein, lower carbs, etc. As long as we take a step in that direction every day, we'll make progress.
So, find a new home for the chocolate. If you can live with a little around the house, or if you can limit yourself to one or two pieces a day, save some for a treat. But if it's too much for you now, get rid of it. Get back to tracking what you're eating [even if your diet consists of cookies and chocolate - just track it - you can decrease the cookies and chocolate the next day and increase the protein!]
think about how wonderful the water feels when you're in it. Even if you just swim two laps, it'll be a step in the right direction.
focus on the RIGHT NOW, not tomorrow, and certainly not yesterday.
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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