Incredibly awesome support group meeting last night

A lot of us agreed that had to be the best support group meeting we have been to in a while.

We had the psychologist come and talk about what we expect to get from the surgery vs. the reality.

When it comes to this subject matter, I consider myself lucky.  I know I'm not 100% there, but after being in therapy for so long before the surgery and having the wonderful people of the Weight Watchers 100+ to lose board, I feel like I have learned so much over the years and already made so much progress.

I know that losing the weight is not going to solve all of my problems.  I know sometimes it can create new ones.

What I really liked about the meeting is the subject matter truly got people talking in a manner that I would expect from a support group.  Talking about what their issues are and having someone else respond to them.

One thing that I can't personally understand is how people can get to the point where they have so much to lose and need to have WLS and don't think that they have a problem with food.

We don't have to call it food addiction, but there is still some issue on why someone is overeating or not making healthy food choices.  Is there a void that food is filling and if so, what is going to fill that void?

There is a reason my program doesn't want us to drink for a year.  It's because some people fill that new void with booze.

One girl who is three years out brought up some good points about how it it's different once you are a couple years out.  How it's more of a struggle and how she has started to gain some weight back.

I brought up how I self sabotage myself because I can't imagine myself at a healthy weight.  I'm getting irritated right now even thinking about it.  There is still something inside of me that is telling me that I'm going to fail and why bother?

I have a feeling that in order to be successful, I am going to need my therapist possibly for the rest of my life.  I'm ok with that though and if that is what it takes, I'm going to do it.


About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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