It feels great that people who recognize me, as well as friends and co-workers are actually noticing that I have lost weight! I just can’t begin to tell you how wonderful of a feeling this is! I love hearing these compliments!
We all know how hard I’ve been working on getting results. I work out at the fitness club 6 days a week, I invested in a personal trainer (1 day a week), I no longer eat sugar, carbonated drinks, almost no carbohydrates, no fatty foods, no fried foods, my dairy consists of skim milk or non-dairy creamer (in my coffee). I’m very strict in what I consume.
I admit, I have wanted to eat “Clean Foods” for years upon years. I have wanted to excercise and be motivated like I am now for years upon years, but it just never happened. The best decision I made was having Gastric By-Pass Surgery!
A little story:
We had a little Baby Shower for a woman during work. When I looked at the tables (yes, more than 2 tables)… FULL of food. I noticed a table FULL of foods I can not eat anymore! Sugary cookies, cakes, pastries, chips, and the list went on! Before my surgery, I would have had a cookie or two! What was the big deal, right? But, now… I looked at that table and I was able to walk right by. I never was able to do that in the past! I was so proud of myself. The best part, was I never felt that I was missing out. I felt great, felt strong, felt “healthy” for the first time in a very, very long time!
Having the surgery alone isn’t what is making me motivated… but, my goodness… It has given me a “new lease on my life!” How can I not be motivated? This is an amazing “tool” which is really and truly helping me eating what I’m supposed to eat! (High protein foods as a priority and to drink 64 oz of water a day.) Yes! This surgery has given me the motivation to continue to make healthy changes…like eating right and to excercise!!!
I’d love to hear your experience!