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.

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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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