Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weight Loss Surgery Requires discipline

According to this Jane Brody article Weight Loss surgery requires discipline.

To which I say "no duh". Getting WLS has been the hardest thing I've ever done and I've only gotten to the point of just having had it. I still have to lose all my weight and create a post-op life for myself.

I really don't understand the whole "easy way out" and "cheating" mentality that people have about weight loss surgery.

Speaking of "cheating", MacBoy had a birthday party today. I am on a liquid diet at this point because my staple line isn't healed enough to eat solid food. So I sat in the middle of the party and watched 15 people eat stuff I couldn't eat. Not wouldn't eat or chose not to eat, but couldn't eat or I'd die. If I had been on a diet, I could have "cheated" and had a mini Hershey bar. And I would have too.

This is one of the reasons that WLS is harder, in some ways, than dieting.

Once I've had it for a couple of years, I'll tell you if it's easier in the long run, but I'm guessing the only thing "easier" about it is that it works. Of course, that's a really big win for me, but it's not like the surgery does all the work and that's what I think people don't get.
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