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.