What I’m asking is are you being consistent and frequent with building and maintaining the new habits that come with this journey?
Half in with this new life gives you half success at best. This isn’t a shortcut to weight loss surgery ( I know I am preaching to the choir with this one.) There is a lot of work that comes with making this new life successful and unfortunately the work doesn’t really ever stop. You can and probably will get side tracked from time to time but you can’t let that stop you. Bariatric surgery has given you an opportunity for a new life and to build that new life you need to build small but important habits to support it.
To be All-In for success with weight loss surgery there are three very important pillars that need to be worked on consistently and frequently
First is eating and nutrition. The Rules of the Tool are not a temporary thing, it’s how you need to eat to get the most from your weight loss. Unfortunately this is one of the first habits to weaken. You shouldn’t beat yourself up over if it happens to you, after all you are fighting years and years of old eating habits and cravings. Go back over the rules and see where you may need to adjust, call in or go to one of the back to basic classes at Rose.
Second is psychology. I don’t really talk about this much but it is a fundamental aspect of your success. I bring this up because this is a life change, things are going to be different, difficult and maybe even a bit nerve wracking. It will also be super amazingly fun, liberating and you will feel better about yourself. Having a professional that you trust to talk to about all this can help you navigate this new path your on as well as help you overcome old life habits can creep back into your life.
Last but not least is exercise, the one I am most passionate about. Like the other two this is something that you need to be all-in on. It can be difficult to do for some because it was never enjoyable, felt ineffective and quite possibly hurt. That’s behind you after you go through weight loss surgery. With the loss of weight comes a new freedom of movement and the ability to just do the things you have been wanting to do. But to get the most from if you have to do it consistently and frequently.
There are a lot of people that go through bariatric surgery that don’t succeed like they want to. Part of the reason for that is not going All-In. That is the are not being consistent and frequent on their nutrition, mental health and fitness. Building a new life isn’t easy and it can’t be done all at once but by having the mindset of All-in it can be done.