Got the ok from the doctor… now what?
After my consultation, I’m on such a high… ready for anything. Then the fear sets in. Should I really be doing this? Is this the right choice for me? Can I afford not to do this? And, the biggest question of all… what if I fail?
So many questions but deep down I know there is only one answer for me. Yes, surgery. But first, I need to be 100% certain. How do you do that? Well, the only way I know how is to make a list of the pros and cons. It really does work. In the end, the pros were too obvious and the cons showed that they were mainly my fears and not logic that was at play. One of my main goals was to have a healthy body going into mid-life. I didn’t want to be weak or feel frail. Many years of being overweight had put a lot of wear and tear on my body and I knew I needed to change that as soon as I could.
I know I made the right choice to have surgery. I did not want to waste any more time. No more excuses and enough with the doubts. It was time to move forward. FORWARD is such a dynamic word. During the most challenging times in my life, I use the term FORWARD to keep me grounded and on course. I write it on a sticky and paste it everywhere. Keep moving FORWARD and don’t lose focus. Find what motivates you and don’t lose sight of it. You are your own champion.
Read more about Teresa’s weight loss journey in next month’s newsletter issue. “Me and My MGB” is an exclusive 12 part diary series of how a woman living with obesity changed her life when she made the decision to put herself first.