Finally the scale is creeping downward and the holiday regain is about gone! I’m hoping this continues. Still struggling to get motivated to exercise though. Perhaps I should focus on getting more sleep first, because the lack of sleep is hurting my want to exercise. When I am tired, the last thing I want to do is work out. I know I’m not sleeping enough but I have so many things I’m juggling right now that it’s hard to get them all done in the 24 hours I am given each day.
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I want to begin this post by saying that if you are considering surgical intervention for weight loss, please be sure that you also take care of the head game too. I think that sometimes whenever we attempt to lose weight, the one thing we do not remember to take care of is our brain and our psyche.
We meticulously plan meals, count calories, fat grams, carb grams and protein grams. We measure out appropriate portions of food and track every bite, lick and taste that passes our lips. We take the right supplements at the right times of day and remember to drink our water. We even plan workout schedules and wear fitness tracking devices when working out to see how hard we are working or how much we are walking. We may even take measurements of key body parts and take photographs at certain intervals so that we can see the change in ourselves over time. But we rarely remember to perform the most important self-care that you can do whenever you’re trying to lose a large amount of weight–taking care of our minds. And it is our brain that requires the greatest amount of TLC and maintenance along any weight loss journey, no matter how you choose to pursue it.
Posted in oh behave!, support, therapy, weight loss surgery
Tagged goals, motivation, oh behave!, sleeve gastrectomy, support group, therapy, VSG, vsg realness, WLS, work that head game
I went into a clothing store, and the lady asked me what size I was. I said, ‘Actual.’ I’m not to scale.–Demetri Martin, comedian
The biggest thing politically within fashion is that the clothing should be displayed on different body shapes.–Zac Posen, American fashion designer
If you’ve ever had the privilege of having to buy plus-sized clothing, then the two quotes above probably resonate with you in some way.
Posted in economies of the scale, vsg, weight loss surgery
Tagged clothes, comfort in one's own skin, frustrated fat, goals, inspiration, motivation, plus-size fashion, sleeve gastrectomy, VSG, WLS