Good afternoon beautiful people! I have been thinking about this writing this post for a few days and I finally got around to doing it.
I got to start this blog off by saying this ……Weight loss surgery is not a cure all! Let me say this one more time for those who are considering having this surgery. There is no such things as waving a magic wand and all your fat just melt away for eternity. Weight loss surgery is not a cure all!
Now I know you are looking at this post and wondering why I am saying this and I am going to tell you why. I have had several people who had this surgery and afterwards tell me…. they hate they did it. They go on complaining about how their stomach hurts when they start trying to eat food that they were told not to eat. Why is my stomach still big and why can’t I look like you? Why is the scale not moving? One friend even told me she hates protein shakes…and can’t stand to drink any. But then she went on to tell me that her legs gave out on. Here the thang….yes I said thang….. if you can’t do proteins shakes you better find something else to get those proteins in! Shoot they have all kinds of other liquids with protein added. You need that protein for those muscle… As for my friend……You know what I got to say about all of this…. WELCOME TO THE FREAKING CLUB you thought it was going to be easy. WRONG.
This surgery is a life changing surgery that helps you reach your desired weight goal if you do what your doctor and nutritionist teaches you to do. Yea, yea, you will lose weight…but I bet you a dollar after the weight has plateau around your 3rd year…that fat will return. Here is thing …..food is everywhere and you are constantly seeing it and it always knocking at your door saying …”Tracy come and take a bite of this rich thick piece of chocolate brownie…it won’t hurt.” (blank stare) Yes, it will because you will go back numerous times just to bite that bad boy! After surgery, you got to change your daily eating habits for weight loss to happen. Sometimes you even have to separate from friends or family members who tempts you to overeat. Shoot I found myself on numerous occasions overeating just because I knew my son was watching my plate so he could eat my leftovers. Oh man, lunch at work was really bad. When I go out to eat…I can only take a few bites so I am always getting a takeout box to take my remains back to my office and guess what I do. I nibble on that left over food all day. Heck I don’t be hungry…I just eat it because it is there. How I stopped this bad habit, required that I start bringing my lunch to the office. That way I controlled my eating better. If I do go to lunch I put my plate in fridge at the office and don’t get it out until I go home and I make sure it is a healthy meal.
Please understand I am not being a know it all. I am just tired of the bull crap about how I took the easy route. Shoot all I did was take a short cut that lead me right back to the main highway and I still got to do what everybody else has to do. Watch what I eat and exercise to keep the weight off. If anything this journey is harder because when you over eat it causes pain and everything you have to go through to have the surgery. Please let’s not forget all of the medicine that you are required to take for the rest of you life. This is not the easily road…this is the hardest road with so many curve balls it is ridiculous.
I have lost 6 pounds since my last visit to see my nutritionist 2 weeks ago. I have stretched and picked and pulled every piece of skin I have trying to find where the pounds came off. Because I can’t tell where the weight loss occurred and it irritated the heck out of me. It would be awesome if you could pin point where the fat loss is located. You know….. just be able to look at your stomach and say “Oh my, I lost 6 pounds in my stomach area.” Well girl can dream right. lol
Nevertheless I am really happy with my weight loss, especially 6 pounds. I know sometimes I will not lose weight and this is when I have to keep going. I know I have come too far to just give up. I remember just last year around this time before my husband changed jobs. I was practicing a healthy lifestyle, I was eating healthy and exercising trying to lose weight. Weight loss surgery was not even a possibility. Then my hubby changed jobs in September and the first thing I checked out was weight loss surgery and because it was allowed, I got excited. Especially since I had recently meet with my orthopedic and he had informed me that I was going to have to have a hip replacement but first I had to lose weight. If I didn’t lose weight they would not be able to do anything until I broke the bad boy and then and only then would they do the surgery. Then he gave the bad news, if they did have to do the surgery because I broke my hip, my weight could cause all kind of complications during surgery.
See here my understanding; I have tried many things to get this weight only to fall short every time. The motivation was there and I would start good then somewhere along the way I would fall off. I have to give credit to the good man above, to my Lord and Savior. He is the only one who has supplied everything I ever needed. He has opened so many doors and closed some that was of no use to me. Because of his guidance I am finally on the right track to get my health on track. My pending weight loss surgery is only because GOD opened that door for my husband and now he is on a job that he is finally satisfied with that has good benefits and pay.
See when we don’t see a way out…..we have to remember to be patience and wait on the Good Lord Above and he will make a way out of no way. It will not be easy and there are things that you have to change to be successful with your weight loss. But you can do it. Just have a talk with him about your path and he will guide your steps. According to Isaiah 64:4, “He acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.” Although it may seem that He’s forgotten you, if you keep trusting and waiting, He will take care of you.