What’s changed after my surgery? Everything!
Food portions ✓
Increased energy levels ✓
Less aches and pains ✓
Smaller sizes in clothing, ✓
Overall happiness levels ✓
Some changes are very obvious and some only I know are there.
The obvious is appearance. It’s not just the clothing sizes but an overall healthier look. I see it when I look in the mirror. Everything seems brighter.
I also have less aches and pains, which is a big one for me and for most of you I’m sure. Going up the stairs is the worst! I can honestly say that I don’t look at a flight of stairs with that overwhelming fear I used to feel. Carrying bags of groceries up a flight of stairs, no problem.
I have more energy than before. I’m able to go on longer walks, spend more time out with my family and friends, and overall I just don’t feel as tired anymore.
Another thing: food appreciation! The smaller portions lets you savour and appreciate the food you’re eating. It’s not about the quantity but the quality of the food you’re eating.
I’m so much happier than I was before. It’s not only the increased energy levels, my appearance, or even having less pain, though those do contribute. I just know that I’m on a great path and that I’m doing something for me.
This weight loss journey isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it.
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.