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Motivation and the “Juicy Sexy List”

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.

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Jumping through hoops…nearly done.

Surgery Day is closing in, and there is so much left to do.  Documents to get in order, last meals to eat, and hoops to jump through.

So much to be done...

So much to be done…

One of the things that you are not told prior to embarking on the surgical journey is that there are an awful lot of hoops you must jump through to make the procedure happen.  At least there are with my doctor, but I realize there is a reason for all of the hoops–he is trying to keep me as safe as possible so that complications are avoided both during and after the procedure.  He’s also trying to make sure I have all the tools in my toolbox that I need to be successful with the sleeve he is going to craft for me in a few short weeks.

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