The only way the surgery will work is if you change your lifestyle. You will not be able to eat the same way, but you have to WANT to change and WANT to be a healthier person. If you want it bad enough, you’ll make the change, and it will actually be easier than you think.
Don’t EVER feel like you’re annoying me. I am happy to be here for anyone who needs help. If you need more feel free to email me with any questions even if it’s not related to surgery (firstname.lastname@example.org) . I have this blog to support others, and for others to support me. We’re all in it together.
Don’t give up. Seriously Don’t. Also don’t get discouraged. Every time you add something new to your diet, you’re going to experience a stall for about a week. I got upset every time, but eventually your body gets used to it and you start losing again. As far as you feeling like you’re eating all the time and you need to be sure you’re not eating the wrong things at least. I always felt like I had to force feed myself and I had a strong hate for food the first 3 months post op. Get in contact with your nutritionist and discuss a plan with them, that’s what they are there for.
Thank you so much love!
The best thing you can do, since your family is close… is tell them that you are interested in having weight loss surgery. Lap Band can work for some people, but know that it requires the most commitment and self control after surgery. Most people that I know that have had Lab Band are right back at square one and have gained all their weight back. With the lap band it is only slowing down your food from entering your stomach, but you can still eat whatever you’d like.
Even though getting the vertical sleeve, or gastric bypass done is more drastic, I think they have the best long term results. Any doctor will tell you that. I’ve never met anyone that has had the surgery and has struggled with their weight after surgery. It happens, but less often.
I had gastric bypass surgery. It’s probably the most drastic one because they re-rout some stuff, and change your insides quite a bit, but the results are great. The reason I got bypass is because you’re less likely to go back to bad eating habits because they can often make you feel sick… which has happened to me. My whole life changed after surgery, and it’s only getting better. You are so young and doing it at your age is a great thing, but you REALLY have to want to change your life, and REALLY dedicate yourself to changing your life style with no turning back.
So, in conclusion… tell your family, get their support, go to a bariatric program at the hospital of your choosing (research), and get the information about alllll the types of surgery options. It’s not as simple to get as you think… and having your family involved is something you are going to NEED.
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Right away! I never stepped out of the dating world lol. It all depends on when you feel comfortable with yourself. But having the surgery and losing the weight boosted my confidence 1000x. Take care of yourself, and your appearance, and dress in clothes that fit you. Do what makes you feel pretty!!!! Guys will notice! It drives me insane when I see WLS people or even anyone losing weight wearing their old pants that are sagging in their ass lol. Make sure you are wearing jeans that fit. My suggestion is to just shop at thrift stores, so you’re not paying full price for jeans. Or Old Navy usually has a sale on jeans.
But anywaysss….. Go out with friends, and talk to people you may feel are out of your league, they probably aren’t. That’s what I’ve learned. Try the online dating! But be careful, because there’s some losers out there lol. The guys that I used to be attracted to, I only felt comfortable talking to because they also were “chubby”. I loved the teddy bear football type, but now that I’m confident with myself, I’m not scared of talking to the hunky football type, or the sexy mysterious artsy guy, or the rockstar, or whatever you may be into!! Since surgery and my change in confidence, I have been dating guys that are physically fit, and pretty hot. The more attractive you find yourself, the more attractive the people will be that you attract…. does that make sense? haha.
***BIG TIP: Don’t date guys that don’t take care of themselves as far as eating and going to the gym. They won’t understand your struggle with eating, and changing your lifestyle. If they cheat sometimes that’s fine, but if they can eat an entire bag of Doritos in one day, they are no good. You will struggle!***
((PS. I used to intern for a dating coach shooting his videos and I learned a lot about confidence.))
Find healthy alternatives. There are plenty of ideas out here on the internet for replacing your bad cravings with healthier options. It can be very frustrating, and sometimes taking a single little bite of something sweet and tasty is enough for you to get by. Sometimes I just need ONE piece of chocolate and I’m content.
When you no longer fit in your pants, week after week and have to keep buying new ones from Salvation Army or goodwill lol. I would say about 50bs you’ll see a difference. I’m sure there is differences in your face you may not see. That’s where it first started to show for me.