Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rainy day...and motivation?

We're due for rain the entire day, complete with a flood warning in effect.  Not that I ever need an excuse to laze around the house while drinking coffee and catching up on the DVR, but the rainy weather just makes this lazy Saturday even better!

Question for all of you, while I'm in a relatively contemplative mood...what advice would you give to people starting, or re-starting, their weight loss journey?  Outside of specific surgery advice, what do you do to motivate or educate friends who want to know tips/tricks on how to get the most out of their own journey?  Knowing that the weight loss path can take a myriad of forms, which can include surgery for some, what general advice would you impart if asked?

Clearly, I chose a surgical route as an aid to me in my journey.  Those of you who chose the same route know that the daily battle against grazing and poor food choices continues, regardless of which surgery you chose.  Although I have a sleeve-alicious tool to help me reduce consumption and minimize hunger, it's totally easy and doable to gain weight in the life after weight loss surgery.  So...what advice do you have?  What keeps YOU on the right path?  What is "it?"

1 comment:

  1. I was banded in 2010 and I gained 15 pounds in 2013. Yikes! I realized that I needed another tool in addition to my Band to help me on my weight loss journey. I was having food confusion so I went on Weight Watchers. I've lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks because I am focusing on better choices and portion control again. I hear bloggers say, "I never want to DIET again". But it is crazy to think that you don't have to monitor your caloric intake just because you had surgery.