Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have NOT
but remember what you have now was once what you once HOPED for..
I let my ins denial to skin surgery grab hold of me and turn me inside out. i let it eat at me and eat at me until i was so depressed i chose to make bad food decisions. thankfully my WLS helps me not overeat (much) so i did not do any horrific damage. i let what i couldnt have at present so involve my minds thinking that i forgot what i did to get to where i am at NOW
all i wanted from this surgery was to be able to walk around the block where i live. That’s it. i did not care if i got to a size 10 or weigh 101 pounds. i merely wanted to walk. So i forgot that. I forgot all i went through to get to where i am now/today.
i am mobile. I am healthier…i wear smaller clothes…i am happier…..sure i got saggy skin that makes me ill to look at sometimes but i am who i am…and who i am is pretty damn cool…whether or not i have surgery or not…and if i dont, then i dont. I can’t cry about it..i mean there are worse things..
i mean look on fox news and you get my meaning…people getting heads chopped off, we have looters looting businesses for no reason, we have people who molest kids (they need to be killed and be done with no 3 strike bullshit) and people who take pleasure in hurting animals (again they need to be made to feel what pain they inflicted on those who have no voice) and we have our military being put in places they have NO need to go to…..and hell my son is in England……i worry 24/7 and now my in-laws are having health issues again and my work is stressful and someday i just want to quit.. and the list is endless…..endless.
so why i was woe is me because i couldnt have surgery on my stomach i forgot to be happy and thankful for what i am today…..skin and all
and todays lesson is to be thankful/grateful for where we (me) are today
and i am…
now the question is, are you?
Hang in there friend! Insurance rules could always change. There was a time they wouldn’t cover bariatric surgery cause it was once considered “cosmetic”
You do not have to give up one your desires, just determine a new route. You have perspective and recognize that this is not the end of the world and there are greater and more consequential things going on.
Keep exercising and eating well and the body will make accomodations for the skin. Stop eating dairy and the antioxidants that rejuvenate skin will be able to do their thing. Get some supplements to provide the nutrition that the body needs to be vibrant and tight. Keep up on your fitness plan and your body will use up that extra skin to create your natural balance and maintain muscle.
Takes time, but you will get there.
Nutrition + Fitness = Health