Bariatric surgery changes you and it’s a major step to start your journey to a healthy weight. The road can seem daunting, but if you take it one day at a time, the end result could be the biggest gift you have ever given yourself.
Weather you made the decision or your doctor gave you no other choice, the weight loss surgery you have undergone is the starting point for a new life. The challenges will be crazy, the discipline is intense, but you are now in control of your future and you deserve a full healthy life.
Just by reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, you will not only feel mentally stronger, but you will also reduce the risks of suffering from a variety of diseases that are associated with obesity.
Apart from that, you will also have a chance to experience how life can change in very significant ways. To motivate you to continue losing weight, here are 10 awesome things you can look forward to as soon as you reach a healthy weight.
When you shop for clothes now, do you just go with what fits?
As you begin to loose weight, your clothing options begin to grow and you can “shop” til you drop”. Your style, which has been pushed aside because of your weight, can shine through. Its fun to have a variety of clothes that have more value to you than just covering you up.
By buying clothes that you like, you’ll look forward to wearing them, which will without a doubt make you more confident.
Bariatric Surgery Changes You Both Physically And Mentally
This challenge of getting to a healthy weight is often difficult. There are many things you will have to overcome and discipline of the likes you have never faced. But,
With this weight loss, you will prove to yourself that you’re able to do anything you put your mind to. The self confidence this will provide you will be almost as amazing as how you will feel at your healthy weight. The new physical person you will become will be stronger, more energetic and a much healthier happier individual.
As soon as you lose a significant amount of weight, be prepared to get many compliments from people that you know. These compliments should motivate you to maintain a healthy weight.
Enjoying The Much Increased Ability to Perform Everyday Tasks
Once the weight comes off, walking, wash dishes, vacuuming your home, carrying a heavy suitcase or grocery bags, becomes much easier. With less weight everyday tasks become quite doable.
Comparing Old Photographs To New Ones
There’s nothing better than looking how far you’ve come. Seeing where you started and where your are now is very motivating. Be sure to take before pictures and pictures at regular intervals as you move closer to your goal weight. A picture is worth a million words!
New Favorite Meals
As soon as you get used to eating healthy, you will realize what you have been missing out on your whole life. You will gain a whole menu of new favorite healthy dishes.
Feeling Like A Celebrity For A While
People that didn’t even pay attention to you before will now start to notice you all of a sudden. People will be more interested in you; they will be friendlier, and more flirtatious.
Bariatric Surgery Changes You to be More Confident
Many overweight people simply don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. However, as soon as they lose weight, they become much more confident, which definitely makes them attractive.
Stepping on The Scale
When you step on the scale this time, you won’t be scared to look at the numbers. But don’t be too focused on the scale.
Having A Lot Of Energy
Healthy eating and exercise though your weight loss journey will make you feel incredible, and give you a tremendous energy-boost. Significant weight loss results in a lot more energy. You will be amazed at how bariatric surgery changes you so you can enjoy in life that you may not ever been able to before.
If you have not yet reached the place of a healthy weight, hang on and stick with it, and know that all of the above are just some of the wonderful rewards waiting for you.
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Geof has been working with bariatric surgery clients for over a decade. His goal with Coaching For Bariatric Success is to give you the tools to make your weight loss successful for the long term.