1. What made you decide to have wls surgery? I had to have knee surgery so it was a quick decision to get a sleeve done at the same time. Yes, that...
I noticed people's change in attitude. Being able to have kids and keep up with them. Being able to shop for "normal" sized clothes.
For me I found the non scale victories are better than the numbers on the scales, I can have a bath now, I can climb stairs, I am happy, I do have energy, I can go to a clothes store and have choice, I can wrap a towl around me, people can hug me, I dobt get called the big fat scary woman anymore.
I can now walk up the hill to my mailbox without my calf muscles hurting! Hardest part has been purée food… it tastes like food but looks so unappealing. The phase passes quickly though.
NO DIABETES OR HIGH BLOOD PRESURE ANYMORE.. Adjusting to eating when we go out
The very best thing is definitely my family life. I’m now an active mum who can keep up with my kids and enjoy time with them doing fun, active things. I’m not snappy and depressed and my relationship with my partner has never been better. He loves seeing me so happy in myself.
Hardest is learning to eat and drink again and the best thing is able to do things with my kids without struggling.
The best things of this journey were: Changing my cloth sizes down,
Being able to play with my kids,
Standing for hours at work without pain.
I can enjoy getting out on the bike , exercising in general with my boy and my nieces and nephew. I can also run up the stairs at work and not run out of breath. Can get changed after a days work and dont need to sit down and recover.
First of all you definitely need a good dietitian and to read everything!.. Secondly you need to take your vitamins daily...NO BUTS...
I live life better! I have more energy and joy! Even the simple things are easier! I can put on socks and shoes easily. I can wipe my bum easily! (this might be a bit too much info ... but it is an awful thing when you are so obese you cant do things like this easily!).