First, I want to thank everyone for your prayers and good thoughts during my surgery and recovery. It was not an easy experience for me. My time in the hospital following the surgery was especially rough. My adorable mom came and took care of me during the week following being released from the hospital. I could not have made it without her help.
Now that I have been home for a couple weeks I realize that the physical distress felt from this surgery is no where near the emotional distress I am feeling now.
This surgery is just the beginning. What I need to do now is change my life. I don’t want to have my life changed by the weight I lose. I want the weight I lose to be caused by my change in lifestyle. A lot of people assume that this surgery is a magical cure to obesity. It is not. I am still doing the hard work. The surgery just makes it so it is almost impossible to cheat.
I need to surround myself with people who can encourage me, and who are as dedicated to living healthy lives as I need to be.
I have just begun this difficult journey. The best is yet to come.