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Good Day. (1 Week Post Op)



Today has been a very good day. I'm on track with my protein and water intake, so I'm pretty pumped about that.

I stepped on the scale today and found that I've lost 15 pounds this week. It's so surreal. I feel like I can DO this. I haven't felt like that in a very long time--or ever.


There are no words to express how thankful I am that my worth is not defined by the number on the scale--even on good days like this. It's a good encouragement, and a good motivator, but I'm so glad that God has my worth in His hands. I'm so encouraged (and amazed) by the fact that He loved me when I was at my highest, and he loves me now that I'm on the "right track".


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Thank you for your words of wisdom. I have been having a lot of self-worth issues and I try to encourage myself but it is nice to hear it from someone else's mouth for a change. I keep thinking that my life is on hold right now until I have the surgery and lose the weight. I won't leave the house or be seen in public and I think I am fooling myself into thinking that there will be a miraculous change once I lose the weight, like it is some magic cure-all for all of my problems. I am smart enough to know that this is not the case but it still creeps up into my mind from time to time.

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These are encouraging words... knowing that God is there no matter what we look like! He will help us through!

Shellbelle-- We have all felt down like this! I was feeling the same way before my surgery. It is definitely not a magic pill that cures our self-esteem issues over night, but it is encouraging to know that there is a tool to help us on our weight loss journey! This support group has also helped me stay encouraged throughout this journey!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2012! and that we all have successful transformations this coming year!

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