Embracing Change after Weight Loss Surgery
“Don’t make the mistake of letting yesterday use up too much of today”
Everyone has a past. Some of it may be good, some of it not so good, and some of it perhaps a bit more complicated and landing somewhere in between. Whatever has happened in your past, when it comes to your weight loss efforts, the only thing that matters is the present and what you want to happen in your future.
It is often said that people are creatures of habit. All too often, we tend to repeat patterns and behaviors that we have done in the past, even if those patterns didn’t bring us a result that we liked in the end. The comfort that comes with that familiarity is hard to let go of. However, if you want to accomplish real changes in your weight loss efforts, then you need to let go of what you’ve done in the past and embrace the changes of the future.
Preparing for a Healthier Tomorrow
Making the decision to get weight loss surgery is an amazing way to set yourself up for a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss surgery is proven to be the most successful way to lose weight, helping you to reach your weight loss goals quickly and effectively by providing you with the tools and resources you need to overcome the most common obstacles that may have prevented you from being successful in the past.
However, a weight loss program like this will bring about a lot of change in your life, and sometimes that change can create its own difficulties and anxieties—even though the change is something you consider to be positive.
As you encounter these changes, stay positive by encouraging yourself daily. Here are a few strategies to help you with this:
- Develop a positive mantra to repeat to yourself when you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or upset.
- Leave inspirational notes for yourself around your home, especially in areas where you are likely to go when you are having a bad day.
- Find your support network and be open with them. Talk to friends, family members, and even your weight loss surgeon about your concerns.
Working together with a weight loss surgeon is a great way to start embracing those changes. Having ongoing support and guidance from your weight loss team, as well as the physical changes from weight loss surgery can help you establish your new normal and begin living a healthier lifestyle. Embracing change is the best way to see the results you are looking for now, and the best way to ensure that you can create for yourself a healthier tomorrow.