There is a widespread notion that getting Weight Loss surgery is the easy way out. Making it seem like those who decide to get it are weak, lack will power and are looking for a quick fix. I find that too many of us are feeling shame around the decision to have WLS because of not wanting to fit in this untrue stigma.
The idea of weight loss surgery is the easy way out is complete bull. There is so much work that must be put in after surgery to continue to lose weight successfully. Weight loss surgery doesn’t equal instant success. You need to work and earn it. It is still possible to gain weight after weight loss surgery.
No matter which weight loss journey you choose, you must be consistent, dedicated, intentional with making healthier decisions, and continually working on your mindset.
The one most important thing you need to know to free you
The one crucial thing you need to know is that you could have lost the weight without the WLS.
Why is this important to know?
Not only does it free you of any shame you may have around your decision, but it also reminds you that the surgery was just a supplement to your journey.
The reason why we got weight loss surgery was to have a tool that will help lose and maintain a healthy weight. It was so that we can immediately improve our health because many of us were in bad shape. It wasn’t so that we didn’t have to do the hard work. It’s just a permanent tool that acts as a supplement to achieve our weight goals. It’s not the be-all-end-all.
You should never allow yourself to feel like your weight loss efforts are less than because again you’re not depending on your sleeve to lose weight, the sleeve is just there to have your back and is depending on you to do the mindset work so it could be as effective as possible.
Are you a cheater for having Weight Loss Surgery?
To cheat anything, you must have broken a rule.
And guess what?
There are no rules that you need to follow when it comes to losing weight. A healthy successful weight loss journey is just that; a healthy successful weight loss journey. Your body doesn’t give you more merit for becoming a healthier you in a certain way.
There are many ways to get from point A to point B.
Don’t ever feel like the path you took was less than
Yes, you lost weight
Yes, it was with WLS
You feel amazing
No other explanation is needed
Your life Your decision and Your body
You are in full control and can do whatever you see fit
Hold your head up high and take ownership of your decision.
Be proud of the steps you took to change your life
The only thing we could have possibly cheated was death and medical problems
This journey is your journey and not anyone else’s
Be proud of your decision but also know that not everyone is going to agree with it or see your point of view no matter how much you try to explain it to them.
I know you want them to be on your team and to understand where you’re coming from, but I am here to tell you it doesn’t even matter.
People opinion about your weight loss surgery has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.
Other people are allowed to think what they want
Your only job is to make decisions in your life that feel right to you.
This is true for any decisions you make in your life. If you need more work on how to deal with negative reactions to your WLS DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE. This guide will better help you deal with all the unwanted responses and opinions.
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